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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[...]

Look Who's Cookin': William Lyle

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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 Meredith Mashburn WILLIAM LYLE (Online Exclusive) chef at Eleven at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Hometown: Nottingham, New Hampshire. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? On the job, however, I did e[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Capi Peck

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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 Cindy Momchilov CAPI PECK chef/co-owner at Trio's Hometown: Little Rock, Arkansas. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? I’m on-the-job and life-in-the-hospitality-biz trained. Where were you trained? The ki[...]

Notable: Good & Good For You

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Brandon Douglas, executive chef, and the culinary team at Green Leaf Grill are on a mission to prove food can be prepared healthily and tastefully. Photograph by Janet Warlick   café, located in downtown Little Rock, is a great place in which to dine — it’s an open space with windows and comfortable seating. Each day, the Green Leaf team offers[...]

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 [...]