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…

Biking the Sunken Lands

Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism If you want to do a fun, scenic road cycling trip, head to the Arkansas Delta and check out the Sunken Lands Cultural Roadway. It’s a true experience…biking through the beauty of the Arkansas Delta and learning more about the history that makes the…

ROX STAR Bartenders Advance to Final Round

Five Northwest Arkansas bartenders competed in their region’s section of the Great Arkansas ROX STAR Bartender Competition at Fayetteville’s Cannibal & Craft Monday night. Competitors included Jorge Prado of Maxine’s Tap Room, Shaun Traxler of Vault, Andrew Crittenden of Vault, Nilson Clark of Ben’s Apartment and Joshua Blackwell-Purdy of Local Flavor Café in Eureka Springs.…

Learn to Bake at Art Is In Cakes

Art Is In Cakes Bakery & Supply has a monthly roster of classes where you can learn to be a better baker and a more skilled cake decorator. The shop, located at 9807 W. Markham Street in Little Rock, hosts classes for kids and adults. Most classes cost $55 to $65, but the multi-session classes…

American Idol is Coming to Little Rock

American Idol is coming to Arkansas this summer. The hit ABC show will return to the state’s capital, according to a Wednesday press release. The singing competition will visit Little Rock on Sept. 12 for live auditions. The official start time and location of auditions have not yet been announced. Tryouts have previously taken place…

Ritika on the Rock: A Spin on Summer Salad

Corn and Tri-bean Summer Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette Written and photographed by Ritika Gann As a new addition to the Little Rock community, I’ve found myself in a love-hate relationship with the torrid weather this June. Coming from Canada, I’m used to freezing temperatures in the winter and mild summers. I am laughably ill-prepared for…