Category archives: Food

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[...]

WWOOFing it up in the Ozarks!

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by Donna Musarra-Mervis   World Wide Opportunities on Organic farms (WWOOF), was founded in 1971 by Sue Coppard from London, England as a volunteer opportunity for urban folks to experience country life and support the growing organic food movement. Today, the organization has grown to include host farms and businesses in over 100 countries. Tho[...]

Notable: The Pie Hole

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With a food truck emblazoned with the logo and moniker The Pie Hole, it’s pretty clear that owner Lauren Harrison is a purveyor of pies. And that’s just what she wants. Photography by Ashlee Nobel   has always loved to bake, and when she expressed a desire to do something fulfilling in her work, her mother suggested she pursue this long-time love.[...]

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[...]