Tags archives: restaurant

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 [...]

Look Who's Cookin': Omar Barry

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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    OMAR BARRY (Online Exclusive) Omar’s Uptown / Jonesboro Hometown: Banjul, Gambia and Jonesboro, Arkansas Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Yes to both. Where were you trained? I st[...]

Notable: Excaliburger

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"I believe in ‘Do one thing and do it well,’” Kyle Pounders said, as he prepared his famous Excalibuger. “My end goal is to have a [location with a drive-thru] with healthy options.” Photograph by Cindy Momchilov   journey has not been smooth, thanks to the purchase of a food truck that wasn’t quite road-ready; however, after a few hiccups and kin[...]

Notables: Lassis Inn

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Open for more than 100 years, Lassis Inn is a legend unto itself. Photo by Ashlee Nobel   Washington purchased the business in 1990 and continues the tradition of serving tasty fried fish and the appropriate southern accouterments, because, well, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Washington, whose friendly, to-the-point personality is softened b[...]

Notable: The Clean Eatery

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A conversation with Ryan Merritt-McGehee is an educational experience. Photo by Sara Edwards Neal   a nutritionist and a certified personal trainer, so as you can imagine he eats “clean.” And he wants others to as well, that’s why he founded The Clean Eatery. Located in Stratton’s Market, the walk-up offers some of the tastiest food around. Th[...]

Notable: Paizi’s Gyros

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A lot of food trucks come and go, but you know yours is doing something right when your customers beg you to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Photo by Janet Warlick   summer, Hari and Ilona Paizi decided they had kept their loyal fans waiting long enough, and opened the doors of Paizi’s Gyros in Fort Smith to instant success. The menu is sim[...]