Summer Cocktails

“Something cold, something frozen … with alcohol” is what my esteemed editor said when I inquired about June’s Create theme. So I interviewed ex-bartender Spencer Jansen and wine guy Matt Zorn to find out what the pros advise for cooling down in the summer. The key piece of information that I gleaned is to remember…

Kid Friendly Frozen Treats

Frozen Smoothie Popsicles Here is a kid version that is tasty whether frozen or mushy; it works with frozen or fresh mango or banana. 1 15-ounce can apricots, packed in juice or light syrup 1 ½ cups low-fat plain yogurt ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, optional 1 teaspoon honey, optional 2 lemons, limes or small oranges…

A Q&A with Scott Copas

Scott Copas, President and CEO of Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. First job: I had a paper route for Arkansas Democrat and cooked at Minute Man on University Avenue — I can still recite the Minute Man menu. First big break: Going to work for The Baldwin Company in 1977. This is the predecessor to…

Oceans Offers the Finest Seafood

While Arkansas scores points for an abundance of fresh water fish, the Natural State isn’t known for seafood. If local diners truly want a taste of what’s under the sea, veteran restaurateur Jerry Barakat, better known as Jerry B., delivers the goods with Oceans. For decades, the Barakat name has been synonymous with phenomenal cuisine…

Native American Cultural Symposium, Outdoor Film Series set for June 2-4

Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The Museum of Native American History in Bentonville will host its debut Native American Cultural Symposium and Outdoor Film Series on June 2 – 4 with the theme, “The Wisdom of Black Elk’s Reunification Prophecies and Environmental Awareness.” The Symposium will feature noted speakers, authors,…

Watermelon Margarita

One of my all time favorite cookbooks is The Junior League of Little Rock’s cookbook Big Taste of Little Rock. The cookbook was named Best Fundraising Cookbook in United States by Gourmand International at the Paris Cookbook Fair of 2009. If you want a refreshing cocktail for summer, try the Watermelon Margarita. Ingredients 4 cups…