Welcome back to another edition of AY About You, where we celebrate all the things that make Arkansas such a great place to work, play and live. Now that school is out and graduation season is over, it’s time to turn the page to summertime and all that comes with it. As the old song says, “the livin’ is easy,” but it sure doesn’t slow down much. From family reunions and backyard barbecues to swimming holes and ice cream cones, there’s a lot going on!


This month, we salute all the men out there with our inaugural MAN ISSUE, chock-full of articles for and about our dads, brothers, sons and significant others. We showcase a dazzling bachelor pad, discuss men’s health, meet some mentors and provide a few tips to help men live their best lives as a salute to the great guys out there.


Speaking of stuff that makes men drool, check out our barbeque bucket list, showcasing some of the finest in smoked meats and sides anywhere. While Arkansas doesn’t have its own style of ‘que like they do in other places, our location gives pitmasters plenty of inspiration and influences from other states from which they borrow and blend to come up with something completely unique. Consult our list for the best places to chow down!


And what would great barbeque be without an icy cold beer to wash it down? Within these pages, find our second installment touring craft breweries in Arkansas. This month, we look at the southern half of the state, including Central Arkansas, to show you where the best suds can be found. Check out an old favorite or try something new this summer.

That just scratches the surface of what’s in store with this loaded issue. We hope you enjoy it as we enter the meat of the summer season; take us to the lake, the beach or on vacation, and drop us a line to share your adventures.


Thanks for reading AY About You – we wouldn’t be here without you!


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