Category archives: Food

Create: Beyond Pizza, Pretzels & Brats

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My colleagues in the beer and wine business assure me that pairing beer, not just wine, with food presents no difficulties. Photography by Janet Warlick :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   fact, Dylan Yelenich of Lost Forty put it succinctly: “All beer is good with all food.” Building on that, Matt Beachboard of Diamond Bear said, “The trick with bee[...]

The River Market’s At the Corner a Must-Try

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Nestled in the River Market where Markham and Scott streets converge, the force behind one of Little Rock’s newest eateries is a family affair.   and daughter Helen and Leila King noticed the space over a year ago, when it was still operating as The Hop. The hustle and bustle surrounding the location made the Kings think about asking the Hop to sell,[...]

Dining Spotlight: Twenty-Something Else

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Two decades into its run, James at the Mill still serves some of the most amazing fine food in Arkansas. Photography by Beth Hall   the conundrum restaurateurs face: Change is the only constant, but your regulars often crave familiarity. Chef Miles James, owner of James at the Mill in the tiny northwest Arkansas town of Johnson, has trod that [...]

Create: By Request Sweet Treats

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We asked the proprietors from two of the capital city’s most popular bakeries to share the recipes for one of their most requested items. To our delight — and yours, once you’ve finished baking — they complied. Photography by Janet Warlick   Kristi and April Williams (right) opened Brown Sugar Bakeshop in 2009 and have been in high demand sinc[...]

Southern Gourmasian

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By now Little Rock natives are incredibly familiar with the red and yellow iconic truck that harbors the beloved Southern Gourmasian.   staple in the scene since 2012, head chef Justin Patterson is currently living out his dream of seeing the endeavor grow into a concrete reality – the much awaited brick-and-mortar. He and his team are giddy with e[...]

Create: Fresh Mex

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Photography by Janet Warlick :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   favorite go-to source for authentic Mexican recipes has always been Chicago’s Rick Bayless, and a couple of my favorites from his cooking show are highlighted here. That said, in Arkansas we have several exciting chefs who are delighting us with “fresh Mex.” Local Lime and The Fold, b[...]

Waffle Wagon Beer Brunch at Stone’s Throw

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This Sunday, enjoy your chicken and waffles with a side of beer.   you’re a Little Rock native, chances are you’ve heard of the Waffle Wagon as well as Stone’s Throw Brewing by now. Although both are less than five years old, they have created a serious impression on the local food scene. What you might not know about the two is they make a wond[...]

Dining Spotlight: SoMa on Fire

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Piro Brick Oven & Barroom is the latest restaurant to open its doors in SoMa, and it’s likely to become a favored haunt for those who reside within walking distance and beyond. Photography by Janet Warlick   revitalization of downtown Little Rock, Ark., isn’t limited to the River Market District. South of I630, the area affectionately referred[...]

Dining Spotlight: Simply Terryfic

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The Restaurant at Terry’s Finer Foods is legendary in its home territory of Little Rock’s Heights neighborhood, but lovers of good food from all over the capital city — and beyond — should seek out this charming bistro. Photography by Janet Warlick   you take the word “restaurant” and put the word “French” in front of it, some people get a little [...]

Create: Good & Good for You

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Happily this column is not about the vegetable of the moment, but instead about three other fine green offerings: asparagus, leeks and bok choy. Photography by Cindy Momchilov   My favorite asparagus recipe — pasta with asparagus and lemon vinaigrette — was included in the March 2011 issue (and is now available online in the recipe archive at aymag[...]