A Tale of Two Cities… Sort Of

by Curtis Lanning Arkansas and Texas have a number of rivalries in football, cheese dip, etc. But there’s one thing they share: Texarkana. Though technically two cities, the shared area sits right on the Arkansas and Texas border in the far southwest corner of The Natural State. For Texarkana, two cities doesn’t mean anything is…

Arkansas Farmers Markets

The Natural State has no shortage of farmers markets filled with fresh food. Here are a few of our favorites in Central and Northwest Arkansas. Are we missing your local market? Email editor@aymag.com with its hours and location. CENTRAL ARKANSAS Little Rock Farmers Market Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 400 President Clinton Avenue…

Ritika on the Rock: Fresh Fruit Popsicles

Citrusy Kiwi-Watermelon Popsicles Written and photographed by Ritika Gann This past week, choosing a recipe for “Ritika on the Rock” wasn’t too difficult. I thought I’d continue on the theme of: “Oh my goodness, why is it SO HOT?!” Enter Citrusy Kiwi-Watermelon Popsicles. I don’t know if you’ve ever had popsicles for breakfast – but…

Central Arkansas Bartenders Beat Out Competition

Three Central Arkansas bartenders came out on top in Monday night’s section of the Great Arkansas ROX STAR Bartender Competition at Cache Restaurant and Lounge. Texas-based gin company ROXOR is hosting the competition. AY Magazine is sponsoring the ROX STAR Bartender Competition. 15 bartenders went head to head for the top three spots. The competition was…

Spoil Yourself in the Unspoiled Blanchard Springs Cavern

Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Unspoiled cave formations, crystal clear streams, large flowing spring (12,000 gallons per minute), small lake, scenic trails, picturesque bluffs, fishing, campground, hiking and biking trails, picnic grounds, and swim areas. Blanchard Springs Cavern sounds like the perfect vacation location to me. Discovered in 1963, Blanchard Springs…