Category archives: March 2017

A Foodie's Fantasy Realized

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 Letter From The Editor AY Magazine ‘does food’ each and every month.  Each issue, we introduce you to, or provide insight into, the culinary vision of the state’s best chefs and restaurants. I have the true privilege of sitting across the table from them—warmed by stories of their initial inspiration and continued passion for their craft. A drea[...]

Top Ten Things To Do

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March 2017 Top Ten Things To Do around the state!   1 TITANIC THE MUSICAL LITTLE ROCK MARCH 3-12 You know the saga of the RMS Titanic and its tragic maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. Its journey continues to captivate audiences with a tried and true love story. The Weekend Theater brings this Tony Award-winner to fans, this time with [...]

The Art of Architecture

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The very thing I got in trouble for at school, I turned into a career,” laughs Reese Rowland, FAIA, principal with Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects. He is also one of six 2017 Arkansas Governor’s Art Award recipients. How does Rowland feel to be one of the awardees? “Surprised, shocked, humbled!” stated Rowland. You turn 50; your head is constantly down proje[...]

2017 Governor's Arts Awards

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The Governor's Arts Awards recognizes individuals and corporations for their outstanding contributions to the arts in Arkansas. Established in 1991, the award is presented for outstanding contributions to the arts in Arkansas by individuals as well as corporations. Selection is made by an independent panel of Arkansas arts professionals from public nominatio[...]

Relaxing At Home Along The River Trail

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By Autumn Jacob :: Photography By Jamison Mosley Harmonious Living home along the Arkansas River Trail is the perfect setting to sit back, relax, and take in the view for Ashley and Brett Russell. The riverfront location provides the perfect setting for their well-curated home, as Ashley adds, “we’ve always been in North Little Rock.” Thei[...]

Sharing My Favorite Southern Gardens

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By P. Allen Smith ’ve been fortunate enough to visit the gardens of far-flung locales, across oceans and continents, but the Southern garden speaks to my soul unlike any other. Botanical gardens are wonderful for inspiration, as well as for discovering which flowers, shrubs and trees resonate with your personal aesthetic. The United States has a bounty [...]

Grotto Wood-Fired Grill & Wine Cave - 2017 Food Hall of Fame People's Choice

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Unknown to Grotto Chef/Founder Rodney Slane and Co-Owner Autumn Spencer at the time of this interview, they weren't just finalists for the first Arkansas Food Hall of Fame People's Choice Award, they are the winner! Opened in Eureka Springs in June 2015, read on to see what captured the support of their diners to make them winners. By Brigette Williams [...]

Food Events - 2017 Food Hall of Fame

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Good food can also be found at festivals around the state. These festivals made the cut for the first Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. By Shelby Styron Cave City Watermelon Festival, Cave City - 2017 Food Hall of Fame Inductee - July 27-29, 2017 The world’s sweetest watermelons The Cave City Watermelon Festival debuted in 1980 as a one-day [...]

Arkansas Food Hall of Famers

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    hat would Arkansas’ fine and upscale dining consist of if these four gentlemen had not come together to make culinary magic at the legendary Jacques & Suzanne restaurant atop what is now the Regions Bank building overlooking downtown Little Rock? Those old enough to appreciate the idea of watermelon radishes, ‘raw bars’ an[...]