Category archives: Magazine

Feature: Arkansas’ Abundance

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Field, Farm and Game Photography by Ashlee Nobel and Janet Warlick   FAIR GAME Arkansas can easily be considered a haven for fishermen and hunters: There are more than 600,000 acres of lakes; nearly 10,000 miles of rivers and streams; and 3.2 million acres of public, huntable land in Arkansas.  The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission owns and manages [...]

Art Scene: Appetizing Artistry

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This month, we celebrate the brilliance and craftsmanship of food with art that is at once both fun and beautiful. Meet two artists who capture the wonder, deliciousness and mastery of this essential substance. Artwork courtesy of the artists   Davis earned a degree in commercial art from the University of Central Oklahoma and enjoyed a succes[...]

Notable: Paizi’s Gyros

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A lot of food trucks come and go, but you know yours is doing something right when your customers beg you to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Photo by Janet Warlick   summer, Hari and Ilona Paizi decided they had kept their loyal fans waiting long enough, and opened the doors of Paizi’s Gyros in Fort Smith to instant success. The menu is sim[...]

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[...]

Health: The New Pharmacy - Your Kitchen

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When colds strike, it’s tempting to stock up on cold meds at the neighborhood pharmacy or run straight to the doctor. However, before making an appointment, take inventory of your pantry and spice rack.   foods and spices have natural healing properties — you may have the ingredients for a home remedy that will alleviate symptoms without leaving yo[...]

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[...]

Advertorial: Your Next Branson Getaway

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The holidays are just around the corner, and Branson is gearing up to help visitors make the most of the festive season.   illion Dollar Quartet at the beautiful Welk Resort Theatre continues to captivate audiences. The Tony Award-winning show is based on a December 1956 recording session in Memphis. Sun Records owner Sam Phillips brought Johnn[...]

September's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. ‘Amadeus’ Fayetteville Through Sept. 20: The Studio Theater of Walton Arts Center is the site of this presentation of the five-time, Tony-award winning play “Amadeus,” which was adapted into an Oscar-award winning film. Watch the drama as composer Antonio Salieri schemes to discredit the foul-mouthed, former child prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. “Ama[...]