Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Take a Tour of the USS Razorback, A Fantastic Submarine.

Arguably the longest-serving submarine still existing in the world, having been commissioned by two different countries for 57 years of active duty, the U.S.S Razorback's permanent home is not on or in the sea but by the banks of the Arkansas River in North Little Rock. Let's venture out to the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum and explore within this nifty submarine.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

An Arkansas Thanksgiving Dinner.

What is the quintessential Arkansas Thanksgiving dinner? That's like asking what's your favorite type of gift... there are so many choices.  From the Delta to the Ozarks, there are just some things that come to everyone's table.

Here are the items that make a spectacular Thanksgiving - including plenty of options on where to get each item.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Top To Bottom Tour of Robinson Center, Second Act.

Explore the newly reopened Robinson Center Music Hall and Conference Center in this special sneak peek.

The Last Look Within Robinson Center Before the Second Act

What changed? As Robinson Center reopens with a newly designed auditorium, lobby, dressing rooms and an entirely new conference center, look through these images taken the last day the unrenovated space was opened to the public.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Taco Pronto is 47 Years Old and Now I've Tried It.

Sometime the research I do in my never-ending quest to chronicle Arkansas food is fantastic. Sometimes it's not. And sometimes I get mixed results. That seems to be the verdict on Taco Pronto, a Hot Spring mainstay serving up quick, cheap eats since 1969.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Elaine's Delta Grill - You Have To Go There To Get There.

There are out-of-the-way places we sometimes find by taking a side route or turning off the interstate. But Elaine's position between the Mississippi and Arkansas Rivers south of Barton makes it one place you can't just end up at, not without some sort of intent.

What I didn't expect to find was a classic restaurant.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Rhoda's Famous Hot Tamales and Pies Are Worthy of a Pilgrimage to Lake Village.

There’s been many a time I ended up on the doorstep of Rhoda Adams, the proprietress of a local establishment in Lake Village known as Rhoda’s Famous Hot Tamales. She and her husband James run this place on St. Mary’s Street, and you can smell it a block away, the smell of spices and fried things luring you off Highway 65 if you let it. If you don’t roll down your windows and never leave the highway, you’ll never find it.

Friday, October 14, 2016

The 2016 Arkansas State Fair Food Guide.

Looking for those crazy eats and favorite treats on the fairgrounds? Here it is - your encyclopedic, alphabetically arranged listing of all the food you can find at the Arkansas State Fair, updated throughout the event. Here you'll find the foods, where they're located on the fairgrounds, how much they cost and more.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The 2016 Arkansas State Fair Food Preview.

Each and every year, Grav and I make the ultimate sacrifice and try all the new fair foods for you. This year is no different. Check out all the foods we tried at the Arkansas State Fair Media Preview.

2016 Arkansas State Fair - What To Expect.

Each year, thousands browse this very website to see what's new at the Arkansas State Fair when it comes to food. Let's see what's listed on the new menu items according to the press releases, things you may expect to find when the fair opens this Friday.

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame - Celebrating the Great State of the Plate.

It's time to recognize Arkansas's classic eateries, cooks and festivals with the celebration they deserve. I'm thrilled to be able to tell you about the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame.

Food Lovers' Dream Night - The AHA Culinary Classic (GIVEAWAY).

What's the ultimate food experience in September? If you'd like to encounter the best of what Arkansas's top chefs have to offer, you need to attend the Arkansas Hospitality Association Culinary Classic. Find out when, where, and how you can win passes to go.

Arkansas Food, or So I Decided To Write A Book.

Every once in a while, I decide to do something completely out of the blue. This time, it was tackling the subject I've been researching for nine years with a glossary. Now I'm trying to figure out what to do with this book.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

One Last Hurrah for 1620.

I heard the news today, ho-boy, about a classic place that made the grade. And though the news is rather sad, I've been this place before. Nobody is really sure why 1620 has to go...

Monday, August 15, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Episode 1005, The One Where We Ate All The Chuy's.

From time to time, I'm given the opportunity to try new menu items at a restaurant. Today, Leif and Hunter and I went to sample the special Green Chile Festival menu at Chuy's, where we tried almost all of the things, and learned about Hatch green chiles and Chuy's Restaurant in the process.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

World Championship Cardboard Boat Races in Heber Springs - Are They Crazy?

You have to admit, the idea of floating a boat made entirely of cardboard, duck tape and paint may sound just outrageously out there.  But for 30 years, the folks in Heber Springs have gathered at Sandy Beach on Greers Ferry Lake just to do that - and to watch. Check out the video in my story.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Eureka Springs' Aviation Cadet Museum Honors A Unique American Military Program.

Love history? Have a veteran in the house? Head to a mountaintop field just east of Eureka Springs to see planes, trains and a lot of historical artifacts at the Aviation Cadet Museum and Train Museum.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Dreams Made Real at Dromborg Castle in Fayetteville.

You can own your own castle in the Boston Mountains of the Ozarks - within minutes of downtown Fayetteville. Let's start at the top and wander down into Dromborg Castle.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sleep at Arkansas’s Oldest State Park Lodge - Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park.

On the edge of the crest of Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton, you’ll find one of the oldest places to stay in the state.  Mather Lodge has recently been renovated, but it still retains much of the original charm that’s been bringing people up the mountain for generations.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

A-Frames In A Curve In The Road - Disconnected Escape at Little Switzerland Cabins near Jasper.

Want to truly get away from it all? Forget your cell phone and escape to Little Switzerland Cabins, a trio of A-frame cottages along Scenic Arkansas Highway Seven north of Jasper. Tucked into a mountain curve, this throwback to a simpler age has been welcoming guests for more than a hundred years on this very plot.