Tags archives: food

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[...]

Lunching in Little Rock: @ The Corner Modern Diner

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In our Lunching in Little Rock blog series, Michael Kirkpatrick will explore and review the city’s best restaurants – all in time to get back to the office. This week, Michael ate lunch @ The Corner downtown. Click here to read more in this series. This week, I fully intended to go to a healthy place to eat lunch and write you a feel-good review. I joined[...]

The Best Fresh Food in Memphis

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sually when you think of Memphis and food, barbecue is the first thing that comes to mind. Clearly, food in this Delta city is much more, and is ever-evolving past mouth-watering dry ribs and award-winning pulled pork. Fresh and local have become synonymous with the food scene in Memphis. Two local restaurants, Wild Beet Salad Co. (formerly Lettuce Eat), and[...]

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 [...]

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[...]

Arkansas Chef to Appear on 'CBS This Morning'

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The executive chef of The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville will be featured on CBS This Morning Saturday. Matthew McClure "will share his path, inspiration and approach to refined country cooking” as part of "The Dish," a series that highlights chefs, according to a news release. McClure, an Arkansas native, is an award-winning chef, a news rele[...]

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[...]