Category archives: Food

Notable: Rick's Beignets

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Named one of the South's best beignets by Taste of the South  magazine. Photography by Cindy Momchilov   travel to N’awlins for Mardi Gras? That’s OK. Get a taste of The Big Easy at Rick’s Beignets. Owner Rick Rogers’ food truck features sweet and savory menus. The sweet menu features beignets — prepared based on Rogers’ experience cooking in New [...]

Enjoy a Truman Capote-Style NYE at Cache

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This New Year's Eve, Cache takes you back to the sights, sounds, and vibe of the quintessential American party era with its take on the classic cocktail lounges of the past. Whether it's Hugh's world-famous Playboy Lounge in Chicago, the effortless style of James Bond or Truman Capote’s legendary Manhattan socialite gatherings, Cache brings it all back for o[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Omar Barry

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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    OMAR BARRY (Online Exclusive) Omar’s Uptown / Jonesboro Hometown: Banjul, Gambia and Jonesboro, Arkansas Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Yes to both. Where were you trained? I st[...]

Feature: Food for Life

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Perhaps you’re one of millions of Americans whose New Year Resolutions included: Lose weight. Eat more healthily. And perhaps you’re one of the millions who, by mid-February, find they’ve fallen off the wagon. This year, why not try something a bit different? Photography by Angie Davis   you meet someone who is passionate about her work, it inspir[...]

Feature: Superstitions & Sustenance

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If you and your family hail from the South, you’ve probably eaten your share of black-eyed peas and greens on New Year’s Day — to bring good luck and wealth throughout the year. Photograph by Cindy Momchilov   the spirit of these superstitions, we thought we’d share a few other long-held, food-based legends and old wives’ tales. Why do we eat bla[...]

Create: The Root of the Matter

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When was the last time you bought a rutabaga or a parsnip? Photography by Cindy Momchilov :: Food styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   vegetables are not particularly attractive, and they can be a bit puzzling, even mysterious, but these denizens of winter shine when roasted. Once peeled, they’re easy to prepare in a multitude of ways: You can cut them i[...]

Notable: Excaliburger

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"I believe in ‘Do one thing and do it well,’” Kyle Pounders said, as he prepared his famous Excalibuger. “My end goal is to have a [location with a drive-thru] with healthy options.” Photograph by Cindy Momchilov   journey has not been smooth, thanks to the purchase of a food truck that wasn’t quite road-ready; however, after a few hiccups and kin[...]