Category archives: Food

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[...]

Create: Mouthwatering Freshwater Fish

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For this month’s Create, we called on the talents of Chef Bonner Cameron, co-owner of Bistro Catering & Gourmet Take Away in Bryant, Arkansas. Photography by Janet Warlick   and partner Crystal Dear are experts at delivering food that is delicious and good-looking. And it’s important to note they take into account that food prepared with fresh[...]

Notable: Tasty Stop in Russellville

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So, here’s a confession: we sold short the dining scene in Russellville. Photography by Janet Warlick   a recent trip, we ventured into downtown to satisfy our craving for a bit of barbecue, and we were more than satisfied after our visit to Fat Daddy’s Bar-B-Que. Not normally a pork skins connoisseur, I was skeptical, but Fat Daddy’s delivered[...]

The 2016 AY's Best

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  … first-rate … these are two of the words used to describe the businesses in our 2016 BEST list. This year, we focused on regions of the state and consulted with groups of business and community leaders — people who are “in the know” — to help us select the best in more than 40 categories in each of their areas, and the results are astounding! Congratula[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Brian Deloney

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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 BRIAN DELONEY owner/executive chef  / Maddie’s Place / Little Rock       Hometown: Little Rock. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Both. I graduated culinary school[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Todd Gold

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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 TODD R. GOLD (Online Exclusive) CEC, CCA, AAC / Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute / Little Rock   Hometown: Little Rock. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-[...]