Category archives: Food

Asian Coconut Milk and Noodle Soup

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By Matthew Krepps   We love the flavors of the Far East in the Shala's Kitchen, and we also eat very lightly in the evenings, which means we eat soup nearly every night. I once asked an Ayurvedic teacher who frequented our old Yoga studio, "Ok dude, what's the simplest thing I can do to take care of myself?" Without hesitation he said, "Learn to lov[...]

P. Allen Smith: Berry Good Fun... Summertime Edibles!

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me, summertime conjures up magical childhood memories of climbing trees, catching lightening bugs and playing daylong games of hide-and-seek in the lingering twilight well past 9 at night. I can also vividly remember picking berries, right from the garden or gathering wild berries in the woods. Berries are not only good — they’re good for you! Berrie[...]

Create: Beyond Beef

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Photography by Cindy Momchilov :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins    you been thinking about alternatives to burgers and fries? While you’re probably familiar with turkey burgers, you may not know that ground chicken, lamb, tuna and salmon also make great burgers. Have you made your own chickpea or black bean burgers? There is a whole world of options out[...]

Dining Spotlight: Internationally Influenced

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The historic Park Hill neighborhood of North Little Rock welcomed the upscale Ira’s Park Hill Grill, which serves a melting-pot menu of lunch, brunch, dinner … and cocktails, since the community voted to lift the neighborhood liquor ban in 2013. Photography by Janet Warlick   Ira Mittelman is blazing a foodie trail and hopes others will join him in [...]

Create: Easy Entertaining

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Photography by Janet Warlick :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   month, we’re featuring fun, easy-to-prepare, easy-to-eat, easy-to-clean up recipes for delicious summer meals that don’t require a grill. I love the flavor and texture contrast of fruit in salad. For me, until recently, mixing fruits and greens was rare. It was only later in life that[...]

Dining Spotlight: Belle Arti ... Italian Comfort

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Hot Springs’ Belle Arti has been dishing up classics in a cozy space for 15 years. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal   and Joe Gargano met when they were both trying to buy the same restaurant in New York City more than 20 years ago. That life-changing event was kismet, proving that they would spend years in the restaurant business together. [...]

Watermelon Malibu Surf

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This concoction is sure to be a hit … so have more ingredients on hand to make multiple servings. Ingredients 1 cup seedless watermelon chunks 1 cup trimmed strawberries, cut in half ½ cup coconut cream 1 to 2 shots spiced rum Mini watermelon wedges for garnish ½ cup sweetened whipped topping Directions Blend watermel[...]

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 [...]