Category archives: Food

Create: Meals on the Grill

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Incredibly, 75 percent of Americans* own a grill or smoker. That’s a whole lot of grilling goin’ on, especially during the Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day holidays when at least 60 percent of grill owners fire ‘em up. Photography by Janet Warlick   light of this favorite pastime, we decided to share a few recipes to add a bit more s[...]

Notable: Good & Good For You

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Brandon Douglas, executive chef, and the culinary team at Green Leaf Grill are on a mission to prove food can be prepared healthily and tastefully. Photograph by Janet Warlick   café, located in downtown Little Rock, is a great place in which to dine — it’s an open space with windows and comfortable seating. Each day, the Green Leaf team offers[...]

Chef Gives Back through Fitness, Cycles for No Kid Hungry

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Donnie Ferneau, executive chef of The 1836 Club, will embark on a 300-mile bike ride in California, all for the sake of the kids. His ultimate goal – to raise $7,500 for No Kid Hungry, a national nonprofit focused on ending childhood hunger in America. The organization works to connect kids in need with a plethora of resources and also engages the public [...]

Get in the Spirit, Rock Town Turns Six

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If you haven’t yet heard, Rock Town Distillery is celebrating six years this weekend. That means, of course, there will be a 6th anniversary Bourbon, and two exclusive sit down tastings on Saturday, June 25th at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m with distillery owner Phil Brandon at the helm. To get you in the spirit, we sat down and chatted with Brandon about the past six y[...]

Whole Foods to bring food documentary to Little Rock

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Whether you’re a vegetarian or an omnivore, there’s always something more to learn about your food and where it comes from. Thanks to Whole Foods Market and the Humane Society, there’s a chance Little Rockers can catch a documentary that takes a surprisingly fresh look at the story behind our farmed animals in the U.S. – “At the Fork.” The two organizatio[...]

Step into Little Rock's Newest Playground: Dave & Buster's

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If you want to unleash your inner child, you’ll need to get out to Little Rock’s newest attraction – Dave & Buster’s. Located adjacent to the Outlets of Little Rock on 10900 Bass Pro Parkway, General Manager Chuck Beyer sees the new restaurant as becoming a part of an economic tool for the city. He says, “Starting with the Bass Pro Shop and then inclu[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Justin Patterson

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Sara Neal JUSTIN PATTERSON (Online Exclusive) owner chef / The Southern Gourmasian Hometown: Lepanto, Arkansas Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Both. I spent about five years in restaurants cooking before [...]

Look Who's Cookin': Mary Beth Ringgold

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Janet Warlick MARY BETH RINGGOLD owner/executive chef  / Cajun’s Wharf, Capers and Copper Grill Hometown: Beckley, West Virginia Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? I was trained in the ‘school of hard knocks[...]