Thursday, November 21, 2019

102 More Things to Eat in Arkansas Before You Die.

There's too much good food in Arkansas to limit oneself to just 101 dishes to try. In my new book, 102 More Things to Eat in Arkansas Before You Die, I'll take you to even more places where extraordinary edible creations can be devoured. And you can order yours to arrive before Christmas.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Good Pho Your Belly, Good Pho Yo Soul - A Texarkana Treat.

For Vietnamese food lovers in southwest Arkansas, the offerings have been few and far between. Fortunately, Pho Yo Soul Kitch-Inn delivers on favorites and some of the best pho you might ever encounter.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Godsey's Grill Songbird Smokes Some Excellent Wings.

A trip to Jonesboro could include these excellent, full sized chicken wings, if you find yourself ready to dine on the north side of town. The Godsey's burger is pretty decent, too. I just miss the peanut butter pie.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

In Praise of Gas Station Sushi... Sort Of.

You''ve heard the punchline before - an admonition never to eat sushi from a gas station. But what if it was actually good? This one time, I'm willing to give it a shot. Let's visit Pine Bluff Hibachi Express.

Friday, October 25, 2019

So... What Now?

This is just a brief post to let everyone know that changes are in store. Tie Dye Travels has been the root of my efforts over the years, and I'm so glad to be able to look at these 1200+ articles and see not only how much has been covered, but how my writing style has changed, my photography has improved, and the ways food culture and Arkansas's restaurant world has evolved these past 12 years.

There is SO MUCH right now... so much that I tapped the brakes a little on my upcoming book, 102 More Things to Eat in Arkansas Before You Die, which will now arrive in Novembe. So much I'm not ready to share... for business reasons. So many decisions to make.

But I'm still researching, and I'm behind on sharing all that amazing stuff. We're talking stories of just over 100 restaurants at this point, as well as some musings here and there.

To that end, I'd like to hear from you. I have for some time contemplated moving into podcasting. I have the equipment and I think I have some interesting stories to share, plus so much material in interviews and whathaveyou. On the other hand, I tend to be a visual consumer of information, and I haven't spent much time with podcasts yet.  Are you hungry for a Tie Dye Travels (or another name) podcast? Or are you hankering for more Tie Dye Travels?

One way or another, this site is due for an overhall, and I'm looking for suggestions there as well. So if you have them, I have an email address and a comments section ready for you.

I am very, very excited about what's to come, especially some new projects in 2020, and when the time comes that I can share, I'll be sharing like gangbusters. For now, thank you so much for your appreciation and support over all these years.

Kat Robinson

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The 2019 Arkansas State Fair Food Guide.

All the eats, from the staples of cotton candy, funnel cakes and corn dogs to the extravagant, weird and just plain unusual - right here in your handy internet guide. Bookmark this page to use the entirety of the Arkansas State Fair.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

What'll Be New at the 2019 Arkansas State Fair? Some Speculation.

Each year vendors vy to see who can come up with the strangest, tastiest and most popular new food at the Arkansas State Fair. For over a decade I've shared those treats with you, and given you insight on where to find your best value in funnell cakes, corn dogs and cotton candy. Here's what I believe is coming to this year's fair.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Order 101 Things To Eat in Arkansas Before You Die.

My latest book, 101 Things To Eat in Arkansas Before You Die, comes out August 22nd. Click here to learn more about this book and to order your signed copy.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Quick Bite: Cancun Mexican Restaurant in Jacksonville.

Good, relatively inexpensive Mexican food can be found in the former Mexico Chiquito location off Main Street in Jacksonville at Cancun Mexican Restaurant - especially during the all-you-can-eat lunch. Let's check it out.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Lum and Abner, an Arkansas Original.

Before Martin and Lewis, before Abbott and Costello... there was Lum and Abner. The pair were voiced by two Mena natives - Chet Lauck, a banker  - and Norris "Tuffy" Goff, who worked in the family grocery business. The show they created would become a beloved part of American life for nearly a quarter of a century. Here's more on Arkansas's early claim to radio fame.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Were Chicken Nuggets Created in Searcy, Arkansas?

The ubiquitous chicken nugget is known just about everywhere these days. But before the fast food industry started slinging its version of the dish, a Searcy woman created a recipe for nuggets that attained high renown.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

Al's Bar-B-Q in Trumann May Become History.

The home of what may well be the very best chicken tenders in the entire state may disappear, if a buyer isn't found immediately. Read about what you might be missing.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Quick Bite: A Touch of Gold at Kelley's Kickin' Chicken in West Memphis.

A quick snack makes for delectable dining, and in this case a pile of chicken wings got me excited enough to lick not only my fingers but the box for a pile of Honey Gold chicken wings.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Inaugural Arkansas Pie Festival.

The very first Arkansas Pie Festival is in the books! Take a look through all the winning pies, and see some of the neat things that were part of this inaugural event in Cherokee Village.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

A Taste of Little Rock, in Photographs.

The 16th annual Taste of Little Rock event showcased restaurants from around the city in all their culinary finery. Let's take a look at the many dishes served at this year's soiree.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Quick Bite: Wasabi Sushi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

We travel across the region frequently and find places we love to dine at. Wasabi Sushi is going to be our go-to sushi and teppanyaki bar in Hattiesburg now, after a March visit that utterly charmed us.

Friday, March 29, 2019