Tags archives: drinks

Back to School: Your Guide to Fayetteville's Nightlife

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Bartender and consultant Shaun Traxler of Sideways Bar in Fayetteville shares his expertise and tips with AY readers. Keep up with him on Instagram. For bartenders in Fayetteville, it's the most wonderful time of the year. And, no, I'm not talking about the holidays – although it may as well be for us patron-deprived barmen and -women. Students are rolli[...]

Happy Hour: A Margarita with a Southern Top

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In a new drink-themed blog series, Happy Hour, Arkansas native Ben Franks will share his recipes and expertise. Ben tends the bar at Petit & Keet in Little Rock, but he learned the tricks of the trade all over the country. Up first is a classic margarita that can be updated with a unique twist. Blending the Borderlines: A Margarita with a Southern Top [...]

Zin Wine Bar Opens Second Location

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Zin Urban Wine & Beer Bar’s second location opened this month. Zin West is situated in the Market Place Shopping Center at 11121 N. Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock. The original location is at 300 River Market Avenue. Business hours are the same at both locations: Sunday 5-10 p.m., Monday-Wednesday 4-10 p.m., Thursday 4-11 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 4[...]

Bark Bar Set to Open in August

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Attention all dog, food and cocktail lovers, downtown Little Rock is getting ready to unleash its newest addition: Bark Bar. Dog owners can enjoy Arkansas’ first off-leash indoor and outdoor dog park and restaurant. Bark Bar owner and operator Cara Fowler said the park is so unique because it does not operate like any other dog park. “We give people a [...]

Not All Vodkas Are Created Equal

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Rock Town Distillery puts Little Rock on the vodka map with its top-of-the-line offerings. even years ago when Phil Brandon started distilling vodka at his downtown Little Rock warehouse, he knew he wanted to make his vodka special. Not only has Rock Town Vodka become his number one seller, but it has evolved and the company now makes grapefruit, basil an[...]

Summer Cocktails

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"Something cold, something frozen … with alcohol” is what my esteemed editor said when I inquired about June’s Create theme. So I interviewed ex-bartender Spencer Jansen and wine guy Matt Zorn to find out what the pros advise for cooling down in the summer. The key piece of information that I gleaned is to remember that alcohol does not freeze and that addin[...]

Step into Little Rock's Newest Playground: Dave & Buster's

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If you want to unleash your inner child, you’ll need to get out to Little Rock’s newest attraction – Dave & Buster’s. Located adjacent to the Outlets of Little Rock on 10900 Bass Pro Parkway, General Manager Chuck Beyer sees the new restaurant as becoming a part of an economic tool for the city. He says, “Starting with the Bass Pro Shop and then inclu[...]

Libation of the Week: Sweet Sensations

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We Tomtoms have lived in our home for nearly 20 years, thus we are well acquitted with a number of the local business owners in our neighborhood. Hank and Wiley own the liquor store near our home, and after nearly two decades and monthly visits for merlot and other items for birthday, holiday and other celebrations, we’ve gotten to know them pretty well. [...]

Libation of the Week: Citron Lemon Drop Martini

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Libation of the Week: Citron Lemon Drop Martini … as served at Vesuvio Bistro. Vesuvio is home to the famous spaghetti chitarra, a delectable dish of egg noodle pasta tossed with shiitake mushrooms and — to customers' delight — tossed tableside in a wheel of Parmesan cheese. It’s a creamy digestible decadence dream. Barkeep Jacob provides friendly serv[...]