Category archives: Food

Nominate Your Favorites for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

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Time is running out to nominate your favorite restaurants, industry insiders and food-focused events for the Department of Arkansas Heritage Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. The final date to nominate for this year's hall of fame class is Oct. 31, 2017, according to a news release from the Department of Arkansas Heritage. Submit your favorites at arkfoodhof.co[...]

Lunching in Little Rock: Maddie's Place

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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 Maddie's Place. Click here to read more in this series. Photo by Maggie McNeary. Good seafood in landlocked Arkansas – is it even possible? With modern transportation a[...]

Arkansas State Fair Food

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AY Magazine’s very own Kat Robinson is an expert on food in Arkansas, and food at the Arkansas State Fair is no exception. Kat shared her fair food picks after attending the annual media preview and Tasty Tom Awards at the state fairgrounds. She sampled Thanksgiving tacos, salad on a stick, pizza topped with crickets, chocolate covered jalapeno poppers an[...]

Happy Hour: Pecan Pie Old Fashioned

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In his drink-themed blog series, Happy Hour, Arkansas native Ben Franks will share his recipes and expertise. Ben tends the bar at Petit & Keet in Little Rock, but he learned the tricks of the trade all over the country. In this post, Ben shares his recipe for an autumn-themed old fashioned. In my opinion, fall is the best time of the year. While the [...]

Lost Forty Brewing takes prestigious Silver Medal at world’s largest beer competition The Great American Beer Festival®

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Lost Forty Brewing received a silver medal at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The top three winners in the competition’s 98 beer-style categories were announc[...]

Lunching in Little Rock: Rethinking Fried Chicken

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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 The Southern Gourmasian and Tacos 4 Life. Click here to read more in this series. Photo courtesy of Tacos 4 Life. There is a new fast food fried chicken place going in [...]

Brunching in Northwest: Briar Rose Bakery and Deli

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In Brunching in Northwest, Kody Ford will explore and review Northwest Arkansas’ best brunch spots. This week, Kody brunched at Briar Rose Bakery & Deli in Farmington. Recently, someone asked me to name my favorite food. Without hesitation, I said cinnamon rolls. Now, mind you, this is not a part of my daily diet, lest I rely upon a Rascal electric sc[...]

Hello Cocoa Rebrands as Markham & Fitz

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The co-owners of an Arkansas-based chocolate maker announced this week that as their company expands, they'll be changing its name from Hello Cocoa to Markham & Fitz. Read the company's press release below: A Fayetteville chocolate maker is improving its quality, expanding its space and changing its name as it plans for relocation to Benton[...]

Lunching in Little Rock: The River Market

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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 Big on Tokyo in the Little Rock River Market. Click here to read more in this series. Photo courtesy of Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. This week, we had ever[...]