Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Secret Arkansas Escapes for a Romantic Weekend or Holiday.

Valentine's Day falls on a Tuesday this year, which opens up a lot of great possibilities for celebrating the holiday. Perhaps you'd like a mid-week escape with your sweetheart - or maybe you'd prefer to surprise your partner at dinner with whispers of a lovely weekend ahead.

But with so little time to book, where are you going to find a place to spend the night together?

Check out my list of amazing places that are still available (as of this writing) where you and your love can escape for romance in Arkansas.

Monday, January 23, 2017

25 Magnificent Arkansas Pies You Have To Try Right Now.

We all love pie. And in Arkansas, we all love pie a LOT. Come check out some of the best pies in the state and where to find them.

I love pie. I'm constantly asked which is my favorite. Now, I can give you a couple of handfuls of answers. Dig through this list for great pies you can find all over The Natural State.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Daisy Queen in Marshall: 51 Years and Counting.

Marshall is home to a couple of grand Arkansas classics - both of which turned 50 in 2016. Before you head out to a show at the Kenda Drive-In, or wander out to the Buffalo National River, stop in at the Daisy Queen and sit a spell.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Dinerland: Littlefield's Cafe in North Little Rock.

Dining at all the fancy and new places is glamorous, but when the average joe needs a bite to eat at lunch, a good old fashioned diner fits the bill. That's exactly what you get at Littlefield's Diner in North Little Rock.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

Smile Bull's Sweet Surprises Seem Serendipitously Smart.

Fort Smith is full of culinary gems, restaurants that offer great value and great flavor. Smile Bull does a fantastic job of living up to the city standard with an array of Asian favorites and homegrown surprises.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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.