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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[...]

A Foodie's Fantasy Realized

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 Letter From The Editor AY Magazine ‘does food’ each and every month.  Each issue, we introduce you to, or provide insight into, the culinary vision of the state’s best chefs and restaurants. I have the true privilege of sitting across the table from them—warmed by stories of their initial inspiration and continued passion for their craft. A drea[...]

Food Events - 2017 Food Hall of Fame

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Good food can also be found at festivals around the state. These festivals made the cut for the first Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. By Shelby Styron Cave City Watermelon Festival, Cave City - 2017 Food Hall of Fame Inductee - July 27-29, 2017 The world’s sweetest watermelons The Cave City Watermelon Festival debuted in 1980 as a one-day [...]

Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, The Restaurants

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rkansas is plentiful with legendary restaurants that have served up southern and international favorites for more than four generations.  Three establishments, Jones Bar-B-Q Diner in Marianna, Lassis Inn in Little Rock and Rhoda’s Famous Hot Tamales in Lake Village are the first inductees in the Department of Arkansas Heritage’s Food Hall of Fame.Make [...]