Son of a Preacher Man

Photography by Meredith Mashburn Matt Cooper believes in bringing people together, and his method is one steeped in tradition — food. Growing up, his family never ate out, unless they were on vacation. He found himself drawn to the welcoming atmosphere of the dinner table as they gathered to discuss their day. Even the process…

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…

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…

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…

Are you a Beer Lover? Don’t Miss the Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival this Weekend!

Be sure to visit Superior Bathhouse Brewery. The brewery features a craft beer tasting room, full service restaurant and most recently a special event venue. The brewery is the first brewery located in a U.S. National Park and the world’s first to utilize thermal spring water as the main ingredient. The brewery turns 144 degree water into a myriad…

Main Street Food Truck Fridays!

LINEUP and MENU May 12, 2017   Capitol Plaza Corner of Capitol Avenue and Main Street, Little Rock 10:45am – 1:30pm   El Buen Gusto Pupusas (pork, beans and cheese), pork, steak and chicken TACOS, Burritos, Quesadillas, Tortas (pork,chicken,steak), Willy’s Nachos, strawberry lemonade Le Pops Salted Caramel, Chocolate Marvel, Strawberry Rhubarb, Coffee Coconut Milk, and…