Saturday, September 15, 2018

Largest Local Lime Location Opening Looms in Rogers.

I've seen things. Really remarkable things. And you'll be able to see them soon, too. Let's talk about the latest Local Lime locale,and what to expect. Also, I ate things. Because that happens.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Grider Field Restaurant a Local Favorite at the Pine Bluff Regional Airport.

Soul food, comfort food and a slice of history are all on the menu at Grider Field Restaurant, within the Pine Bluff Regional Airport Terminal south of town. Check out this video package and read all about this neat spot to dine!

The Overload.

There comes a time in one's life when you are presented with the opportunities around you and you stop, just for a moment, because you have to breathe. Let me share a small bit.


Monday, April 23, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

Sunday, April 1, 2018

The Great Arkansas Restroom Hunt.

Coming off the heels of the success of Another Slice of Arkansas Pie, I've decided to move on to my next project and book, The Handy Book of Arkansas Restrooms. Take a sneak peek inside.

**Though this started off as an April Fool's posting, the surprising amount of approval may bring this book to fruition. Eventually.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

At Little Rock's Fassler Hall, Have a Sausage Party With Your Friends.

If that title brought you to view this article for less than culinary reasons, that's all on you. Fassler Hall's fine array of handmade sausages is worth your lunchtime, especially on Mondays, when all those laudable links are half off.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Woodgrove Antique Mall's Tea Room is a Secret Delight.

You can find great pie at bakeries, restaurants, and even truck stops in Arkansas. One of the most complex pies in the state is found in the back of an antique mall in Heber Springs. Let's check out the tea room at the back of the Woodgrove Antique Mall.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Fairy Tale Delights at Briar Rose Bakery in Farmington.

Miniature pies are adorable. Imagine a place, though, where the adorable pies are outdone by the surroundings, a country cottage in the Ozarks where delectable savory and sweet treats co-exist side by side. Welcome... to the Briar Rose Zone.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Brews, Brisket and a Blackberry Fried Pie at Rockin' Pig Saloon in Eureka Springs.

Honestly, there are all the brews at the Rockin' Pig, a great place to kick back in Eureka Springs. I didn't have one, but that did not keep me from enjoying the relaxed attitude at this bar and restaurant out on the US 62 Bypass.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Put a Pin In Your Slow Roll at Dust Bowl in Little Rock.

The Oklahoma-based concept comes to Little Rock, complete with the soundtrack and style of the 1970s. Let's take a look inside the new Dust Bowl bar, restaurant and bowling center on East Capitol.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Sweet and Tangy Sim's Barbecue Riles the Memory.

Established in 1937, some would argue Sim's sauce is the particular flavor one should consider when thinking about barbecue in Little Rock.  Known for fall-apart pork butt, pork ribs and beef brisket, it’s the thin and tangy sweet vinegar sauce that makes this mainstay so memorable.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Destination: Hot Springs, Arkansas.

The start of racing season at Oaklawn is a good time to dive into all the magnificent wonders there are to experience during winter in the Spa City. Here's a fine selection of articles on where to stay, play and dine in Hot Springs.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Great Arkansas Pie Hunt.

Five years ago, everything changed for me when Arkansas Pie: A Delicious Slice of the Natural State came out. Now I'm back on the trail to see how the pie-loving landscape has changed, and to find all those pies I missed.

The North Delta's Hidden Surprise - Tamale Factory in Gregory.

A Woodruff County horse barn isn't just a showplace for quarter horses on centuries-owned land by an Arkansas Delta farm family. It's also where the tamales for two great Arkansas restaurants are made - and where, every Friday and Saturday night, crowds come in to dine on steak. Let's check out Tamale Factory.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Country Kitchen in Pine Bluff Serves the Best Chili Cheeseburger I Have Ever Eaten.

That's no hyperbole - I've had more than my share of the messy dish and this one, featuring a hand-patted beef patty and housemade chili, served in a genuine 50s diner in the South, beats every other chili cheeseburger I've ever had in my life.

Thing is, though, I wasn't looking for this decadent dish. I was out looking for pie.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Steaks Are High(ly Craved) at Outback Steakhouse in Conway.

The popular Australian-themed chain is a favorite of ours for birthday celebrations, not only for the always-steady fare but because of one tiny kids menu detail.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Lights and Pie - Great Places To Get Pie When You Go Out To See Arkansas's Holiday Lights.

Tis the season for robust light displays and holiday cheer - and what better way to get in the mood for viewing the sights of the season than with a nice slice of pie. Check out these recommendations for restaurants open in the evening, serving pie near some of the best light shows in Arkansas this December.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Marlar's Cafeteria in Magnolia Has Opened My Eyes to Raisin Pie.

The humble dessert, often called "funeral pie," has been low on my list of pies to enjoy in Arkansas. But a visit to Marlar's Cafeteria in Lower Arkansas has shown me raisin pie can be a magnificent, syrupy end to a midday meal.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Cool Places to Stay: DeGray Lake Resort State Park.

Whether's it's for the fine fishing, a weekend escape or a celebration, DeGray Lake Resort State Park is flexible. Take a look inside this multi-functional park, one of the most popular destinations in the Arkansas State Parks System.

Friday, November 24, 2017

The 1980s Are Alive at Cavanaugh Pizza in Fort Smith.

Feeding a family cheap is a hard task today - but one Fort Smith classic manages to offer some pretty fantastic pizza for not much. Let's head back to the 1980s for a look inside the timeless Cavanaugh Pizza.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Honeymoon in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Whether you’re honeymooning or wanting to escape for a romantic weekend, Hot Springs is a destination to unfold and enjoy.  The city, wrapped around Hot Springs National Park, is a place to enjoy year-round, with activities and attractions that span the calendar.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

This Is Crazy! Best Cheap Fried Pies at the Bald Knob Phillips 66 Travel Center.

Did that catch your attention? Don't look at this like it's clickbait. Look at it as a service - a delicious service that's about to score you some of the largest fried pies in Arkansas for less than two bucks.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

I've Rather Lucked Out with AirBNB.

Because of what I do for a living and the hobbies that drive me on the side, I spend a lot of time on the road. Because I don't have a lot of money for those overnights, I utilize a lot of cheaper options for lodging. AirBNB makes that easier.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

A Walk In The Woods - Chihuly In The Forest at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

We're all looking for a little connection. One November afternoon, Grav and I took a walk in the woods to see what it would bring. Mind you, it was $10 a person and we were going to look at a famous glass sculptor's work, but still...

Quick Bite: Fratelli's Pizzeria in Siloam Springs

This quaint little pizza joint in the somewhat undiscovered downtown of one of Arkansas's more mysterious towns puts out one size of pizza in so many varieties. Here's a look inside Fratelli's.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Natalie's in Batesville Tantalizes Me, And It Will Tantalize You Too.

Rarely am I so tempted to throw fate to the wind to try all the things at a restaurant, but the more I saw of Natalie's menu and desserts, the more I had to resist the urge to consume everything.

Thursday, November 16, 2017