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NWA Culinary Summit Set for Oct. 5-7

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food will host the 2017 Northwest Arkansas Culinary Summit Oct. 5-7 in Bentonville Through a combination of lecture and hands-on culinary instruction, attendees will learn how to prepare low-cost, delicious, and culturally-relevant meals at Brightw[...]

Read This and Never Have a Boring Weeknight Again!

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Finding things to do on the weekend is usually pretty easy. You've probably got a mile-long list of road trips to take and places to visit, not to mention local attractions plus planned events like concerts and shows. But why wait until the weekend to let the good times roll? No ma[...]

Murry's Dinner Playhouse is a Modern Classic

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism It's embarrassing to admit that I knew about Murry's Dinner Playhouse for almost 15 years before setting foot inside and settling in for a show. If you haven't been, perhaps it has hovered for years on the edge of your awareness, like it did on mine, as a thing that you could do, b[...]

Weinkeller Restaurant Celebrates 50 Years

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With roots in the 1800s, one of the oldest wineries in The Natural State is Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, located in the Arkansas River Valley. Atop St. Mary’s Mountain, the Wiederkehr family tradition of winemaking began in 1880 when Johann Andreas Wiederkehr and his family emigrated from Switzerland to America. The original hand-dug wine cellar, now the site[...]

Oceans Offers the Finest Seafood

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While Arkansas scores points for an abundance of fresh water fish, the Natural State isn't known for seafood. If local diners truly want a taste of what's under the sea, veteran restaurateur Jerry Barakat, better known as Jerry B., delivers the goods with Oceans. For decades, the Barakat name has been synonymous with phenomenal cuisine in Little Rock. His[...]

Revisiting Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom

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This week we decided to check back in with Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom, which originally had opened as Piro Oven & Barroom. We are happy to report that the restaurant is doing just fine. Raduno's is one of the latest restaurants to open its doors in SoMa, and is a favored haunt for those who reside within walking distance and beyond. The revitalization of [...]

Look Who's Cookin': Tim Morton

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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 Janet Warlick TIM MORTON Chef of RH Catering and Cache Restaurant Hometown: Little Rock. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Both. I worked in kitchens growing up, and I went to culinary school in Atlanta[...]

Look Who's Cookin': James Best

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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 Amy Long JAMES BEST (Online Exclusive) Chef/Owner of  Skinny J’s in Jonesboro, Paragould and North Little Rock Hometown: Jonesboro, Arkansas. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Yes I was formally trained[...]

Look Who's Cookin': David Goldwhite

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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 Jeremy Smith DAVID GOLDWHITE executive chef of Choctaw Casino Hotel, Pocola, Oklahoma Hometown: London, England. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? I am a formally trained gourmet, French cuisine chef. I[...]