Category archives: Food

Create: Halloween Beyond the Teens

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Halloween parties aren’t just for kids, and not all Halloween-themed recipes have to be sweet. Photography by Janet Warlick :: Food styled by Muriel H. Wilkins :: Staged by Ashlee Nobel and Sara Edwards Neal   the amount of candy likely to come into your house that night, you’d probably like some fun and easy, not to mention affordable and savory,[...]

Dining Spotlight: Where to Eat in Arkansas

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The question, "What's your favorite place?" has a long answer. Photography by Becca Bona and Greg Henderson   about food full time and managing two online food publications, Rock City Eats and NWAeats, means I visit a lot of restaurants around the state, and I’m often asked: “What is your favorite place?” It’s difficult to answer this question wit[...]

Final Thought

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Given AY’s food focus this month, it seems appropriate to share a thought or two about my experiences in the food-services industry.   first real job was at a hamburger joint on Highway 79 on the southwest side of Pine Bluff: Rich’s Hamburgers No. 3. I had just turned 16. It was time to make some spending money. Among other things, that first jo[...]

Food Truck Fridays Return To Creative Corridor

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Food Truck Fridays, an offshoot of the Main Street Food Truck Festival, begin this Friday. Presented by the Downtown Little Rock Partnership in support of Main Street revitalization, the event will be held in the Main Street Creative Corridor on The Plaza at Main and Capitol from 10:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Participating food trucks include Bryant’s BBQ, Hot R[...]

Samantha’s Tap Room Wins National Award

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As one of the few restaurants in Arkansas that serves wine directly from kegs, Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill in Little Rock has been awarded the Free Flow Wine's 2015 KEGGY “People’s Choice” award for its Wine on Tap program, which features a rotating 20-tap wine system. “The KEGGY Awards were created to recognize those individuals who are committe[...]

Notable: Chunky Dunk

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According to the Chunky Dunk: A Milk and Cookies Truck Facebook page, “a cookie a day keeps the doctor away, especially if you add ice cream to it.” Since owner and head baker, Sara Slimp, has a degree in social work, it’s probably OK to assume this is sound medical advice. Photography by Ashlee Nobel   was in the final semester of her graduate pr[...]

Create: Dinner and a Movie

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Photography by Cindy Momchilov :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins    for this month’s recipes included re-watching a half dozen of my favorite films. The fact that googling “food films” yields a multitude of lists indicates just how intertwined food is with life. From “Ratatouille” to “Babette’s Feast,” over and again we see food as a metaphor: It is memo[...]

Del Frisco's Grille Announces General Manager, Executive Chef

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Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Inc. announced today that Mark Smith will join the team as general manager, and Maeve Grey as executive chef. The new restaurant is scheduled to open in September at the Promenade at Chenal. Mark Smith brings over 35 years of restaurant experience to Del Frisco’s Grille in Little Rock, and has run several brands under the[...]