Another Slice of Arkansas Pie

By KAT ROBINSON The common denominator on our state’s plate is pie. Whether you’re enjoying a fine Italian dinner, a barbecue sandwich or meat-and-three at your local diner, there’s bound to be pie for dessert.  With spring in full bloom and our highways beckoning, here are a few pies from every corner of the state…

100 Years of Preserving Arkansas Cuisine

The venerable Franke’s Cafeteria celebrates its centennial in 2019. By Kat Robinson Eggplant casserole, anyone? A celebration is in order for the oldest cafeteria in Arkansas. Generations have adored Franke’s Cafeteria, which maintains a fine selection of Arkansas’ favorite dishes on its generously long line every day. Carolyn Franke, who married into the Franke’s third…

This is How We Roll In Autumn

Story and photos By Kat Robinson Forget pumpkin spice – in Arkansas, the flavor of fall comes through in our love for the ultimate comfort pastry, the cinnamon roll. Arkansas has a long history with cinnamon rolls. The pastries, made from relatively inexpensive foodstuffs, keep a while and can be stored without refrigeration. They’re both…

Slide Down Into Searcy County

Story and photography by Kat Robinson One does not merely roll into Searcy County. One slides down into it. From the south, heading north on U.S. Highway 65, it’s a great plunge from Dennard, skating the curves on a sharp ridge and sluicing past one of the state’s only remaining runaway truck ramps. Or from…