Category archives: June 2016

Look Who's Cookin': Justin Patterson

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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 Sara Neal JUSTIN PATTERSON (Online Exclusive) owner chef / The Southern Gourmasian Hometown: Lepanto, Arkansas Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Both. I spent about five years in restaurants cooking before [...]

June's Top 10 Things To Do

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Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!   1. 'America’s Splendid Beauty’ Hot Springs through June 30: Photographer Tim Gorman, an Arkansas native, began his career in the 1980s and has works published in architectural magazines. This exhibit will be presented at Garvan Woodland Gardens and is a c[...]

Home: Homage to Tuscany

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Dr. Junie — short for Junior — and Becky Simpson share a passion for travel. Italy is their favorite destination. Photography by Janet Warlick   Junie — short for Junior — and Becky Simpson share a passion for travel. Italy is their favorite destination. “My husband’s great-great-grandparents came over from Sicily,” Becky said. “We love everyth[...]

ATYH: Lovely Outdoor Living

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Ken Rash’s of Arkansas has everything for outdoor living and more. Photography courtesy of Ken Rash's of Arkansas   you’re looking for casual furniture, a barbecue grill, gas logs, kitchen bar stools or unique decorative accessories, you’ll find it at this retail outlet. Lawrie Rash, owner/president, and staff provide friendly, professional ser[...]

P. Allen Smith: Homegrown Berries

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Visit any farmers’ market this month, and you are sure to see quarts of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries lined up on tables, ready for buyers to take home.   find these fruits absolutely irresistible, and the only way they taste better than what’s available from local farmers is when I can eat them fresh out of the garden. Thanks to new[...]

Feature: Same Beat, Different Song

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For decades Riverfest has been the family-fun place to be in Little Rock over Memorial Day weekend. This month, the revamped Riverfest is ready to once again rock the river, putting Little Rock on the music festival map. Photography courtesy of Riverfest   heart and soul behind the state’s largest single event is stronger than ever as the communit[...]

Historical Gems: Captain Jim Dick Miller

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On December 7, 1941, Jim Dick Miller from Van Buren became a hero. Photography by Janet Warlick and courtesy of Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum   Jim Dick Miller stood on the quarterdeck of the burning USS Arizona. A bomb had just exploded on the third deck, and water was seeping into the lower handling room. Badly burned men laid around him, and [...]

Excursion: Cities with Local Flair

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North Little Rock and Little Rock are two of the most populated cities in the state. These neighboring metros are thriving, with a combined population of approximately 265,000, and together they contain a significant portion of Arkansas’ many popular attractions. Photography by Janet Warlick   LITTLE ROCK Dining During our excursion to Little Rock,[...]