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Excursion: Conway, a City on the Move

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Conway is a bustling, thriving city. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal and courtesy of Conway CVB   in Central Arkansas, it’s home to approximately 64,000 people and three colleges — Hendrix College, the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) and Central Baptist College. It’s the seventh largest city in Arkansas and has a flourishing downtown area fi[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Patrick Buchanan

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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 Edwards Neal PATRICK BUCHANAN (Online Exclusive) Executive Chef /  YaYa's Euro Bistro / Little Rock Hometown: Wichita, Kansas. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Formally trained, and I’ve had a lot of [...]

Look Who's Cookin': Mark Abernathy

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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 MARK ABERNATHY Chef & Owner / Loca Luna & Red Door / Little Rock Hometown: Little Rock. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? I did not attend culinary school, but I have trained with some[...]

Notable: Guillermo’s

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A great place to take a break. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal   may know that Guillermo’s Coffee House & Roastery roasts more than 30 types of beans in-house and supplies a number of shops including River City Coffee in Little Rock, Morningside Bagels in Maumelle, Coffee with a Cause in Bryant, and Bookends Café in the Central Arkansas Libra[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Rob Nelson

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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   ROB NELSON (Online Exclusive) Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie / Bentonville   Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? I am a formally trained chef. Where were you trained? [...]

Look Who's Cookin': Dr. Glenn R. Mack

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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   Dr. Glenn R. Mack Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food / Northwest Arkansas Community College   Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Both. I grew up cooking for [...]

Notable: Honey Pies

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A Bit of Homemade Goodness Photography by Sara Edwards Neal  Sharon Woodson only launched her boutique business Honey Pies last fall, word has gotten around: her pies are deliciously endearing. This Northwest Arkansas native started her company, calling on know-how she gained while helping her grandmother — “a true Southern lady” — in the matriarch’s kit[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Diana Bratton

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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   DIANA BRATTON Café 1217 & Taco Mama / Hot Springs Hometown: McAllen, Texas. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Both. Where were you trained? I was formally trained at El Centro C[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Anthony Valinoti

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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 Edwards Neal   ANTHONY VALINOTI (Online Exclusive) DeLuca's Pizzeria  / Hot Springs Hometown: Brooklyn, New York Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? I’ve had no formal training. I was a Wall Street[...]

Notable: Rick's Beignets

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Named one of the South's best beignets by Taste of the South  magazine. Photography by Cindy Momchilov   travel to N’awlins for Mardi Gras? That’s OK. Get a taste of The Big Easy at Rick’s Beignets. Owner Rick Rogers’ food truck features sweet and savory menus. The sweet menu features beignets — prepared based on Rogers’ experience cooking in New [...]