Category archives: Food

Brunching in Northwest: Prelude Breakfast Bar

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In Brunching in Northwest, Kody Ford will explore and review Northwest Arkansas’ best brunch spots. This week, Kody brunched at Prelude Breakfast Bar at 509 W. Spring St. #210 in Fayetteville. Click here to read more brunch and lunch reviews, and share your own experiences with #BrunchinginNWA and #LunchinginNWA. While brunch mania hasn’t overtaken Fayett[...]

A Time Forgotten: Chef Matthew McClure Reinvigorates Southern Cuisine with a Dash of Nostalgia

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hef Matthew McClure is a fan of reinventing traditions. A four-time James Beard Award semifinalist and executive chef at The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, he is always studying food, searching for ways to alter flavor profiles to put a new twist on a timeless classic. “I hate monotony,” says McClure. “If I had to cook one thing over and over fo[...]

Opening the Vault: Timeless Fine Dining Coming to Hot Springs

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he stone building nestled in a corner of downtown Hot Springs’ Central Avenue is fairly unassuming. With its gray archways and wrought iron door there’s not a lot to make its traditional facade stand out. Unknown to many outside the Hot Springs area, the building constructed in 1909 was home to First Federal Bank and then Citizens Bank. Thanks to a local tea[...]

Delectable Slices of the Natural State

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rkansas, unlike other destinations around the world, is not known for a singular style of pizza. From corner to corner of this state, you’ll find all sorts of variations on the classic flat tomato and cheese pie — from the thinnest of crusts at places like Iriana’s to the thick, biscuit crusts of Rod’s Pizza Cellar. The sauces vary, too — thin or chunky, spi[...]

Recipe: Berry White Wine Spritzer from P. Allen Smith

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In the last days of summer, all we want to drink is this spritzer from P. Allen Smith. Berry White Wine Spritzer This refreshing spritzer is made with white wine and mixed berries of your choice. Ingredients 1/4 cup mixed berries 4 mint leaves, torn juice of 1/2 lime 1 tablespoon stevia (optional) 4 ounces white wine 4 ounces club sod[...]

Dinner Plans? Kemuri Adds Brunch, New Tacos for Life Location and Popular Drink Now at Kroger  

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The popular sushi restaurant Kemuri is now serving brunch and the menu is quite unexpected. Our friends over at the The Mighty Rib stopped by to check it out. We can’t wait to try those chocolate cappuccino pancakes. Jonesboro is the latest city to welcome the quickly growing Conway-based chain Tacos 4 Life. Construction has already begun on the new 3,800[...]

Lunching in Little Rock: Damgoode Pies

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In our Lunching in Little Rock blog series, Michael Kirkpatrick will explore and review the city’s best restaurants – all in time to get back to the office. This week, Michael ate lunch at Damgoode Pies in Hillcrest. Click here to read more in this series. Photo courtesy of Damgoode Pies. It’s nerdy, but I like data and statistics. The statistics behind[...]

Lunching in Northwest: Saiwok Vietnamese Street Food

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In Lunching in Northwest, a companion to our Lunching in Little Rock blog series, Kody Ford will explore and review Northwest Arkansas’ best restaurants – all in time to get back to the office. This week, Kody ate lunch at Saiwok Vietnamese Street Food at 2882 W. Walnut St. Click here to read more from #LunchinginLR and #LunchinginNWA. Photography by Kody Fo[...]

Big Orange, Local Lime to Open Northwest Arkansas Locations

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Big Orange and Local Lime, two restaurants from Little Rock-based group Yellow Rocket Concepts, plan to open locations in Rogers, according to Arkansas Money & Politics. Big Orange, which already has two Little Rock locations, will serve salads, burgers, shakes and cocktails in Rogers starting in October, our sister publication reports. Local Lime wil[...]