Tags archives: food

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. [...]

Midweek Nosh: A Childhood Favorite

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If you read our magazine, you already know I’m a huge fan of ice cream. I had my first spoonful as a 7-month-old infant. One taste, and I was hooked. My mom tells this story: “I was eating ice cream, and you were really eyeballing me. So I gave you a little. You just smacked you lips … and apparently you were waiting for more, because you started kicking [...]

Tuesday’s Heartbeat: Go Green!

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Like so many American women, I am always on a quest to lose or maintain my weight via diet or exercise, or the truly effective method of a healthy diet and exercise. While achieving my goal of a healthy weight — and a BMI that’s logical for a 47-year-old woman aka not anorexic in nature — is important, I am not one for starvation or crash diets. I like to[...]

Midweek Nosh: Kale & Quinoa Dip at P.F. Chang’s

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I’m a huge fan of supporting local restaurants; however, there are instances in which I enjoy a good meal served at a chain restaurant … for instance, on a Sunday after church when you were headed to brunch, but you were held up running an errand for a family member, so you miss brunch all together, and PF Chang’s is the closest place and — Bonus! — there’s [...]

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[...]

Midweek Nosh: A Snack

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This week’s food entry is a dessert … the French vanilla cheesecake at Copper Grill.   Grill (CG) is the youngest of proprietor Mary Beth Ringgold’s trio of restaurants — the others are Capers Restaurant and Cajun’s Wharf. CG is located on the street level of 300 Third and features a cozy atmosphere that’s a great place to enjoy happy hour (Mon. th[...]

P. Allen Smith: Berry Good Fun... Summertime Edibles!

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me, summertime conjures up magical childhood memories of climbing trees, catching lightening bugs and playing daylong games of hide-and-seek in the lingering twilight well past 9 at night. I can also vividly remember picking berries, right from the garden or gathering wild berries in the woods. Berries are not only good — they’re good for you! Berrie[...]

Create: Beyond Pizza, Pretzels & Brats

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My colleagues in the beer and wine business assure me that pairing beer, not just wine, with food presents no difficulties. Photography by Janet Warlick :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   fact, Dylan Yelenich of Lost Forty put it succinctly: “All beer is good with all food.” Building on that, Matt Beachboard of Diamond Bear said, “The trick with bee[...]

The River Market’s At the Corner a Must-Try

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Nestled in the River Market where Markham and Scott streets converge, the force behind one of Little Rock’s newest eateries is a family affair.   and daughter Helen and Leila King noticed the space over a year ago, when it was still operating as The Hop. The hustle and bustle surrounding the location made the Kings think about asking the Hop to sell,[...]

Dining Spotlight: SoMa on Fire

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Piro Brick Oven & Barroom is the latest restaurant to open its doors in SoMa, and it’s likely to become a favored haunt for those who reside within walking distance and beyond. Photography by Janet Warlick   revitalization of downtown Little Rock, Ark., isn’t limited to the River Market District. South of I630, the area affectionately referred[...]