Ouachita Chocolate

Made in Arkansas: Ouachita Chocolate’s Joel and Ali Rush Deliver Delicious, Ethically Sourced Chocolate

Happy Friday! For this week’s Made in Arkansas, AY About You is snacking on Ouachita Chocolate, the ethically-sourced, single-origin chocolate made in Hot Springs.    Joel Rush’s journey into becoming a chocolate maker began when he stumbled upon an article about craft chocolate. He was not just interested in the results, but he wanted to…

Thirsty Thursday: Out of the “Fiery Furnace” Comes Shadrach’s Coffee

For this week’s Thirsty Thursday, AY About You sits down with Nathan Mattox, director of operations at Shadrach’s Coffee in Jonesboro.   Shadrach’s Coffee started in the late 2004, early 2005 season, and the coffee kiosk drive-thru was originally given a different name. At the time, coffee wasn’t incredibly popular yet, and business at the…

Charlotte’s is the Place for Pie

Here in Arkansas, we love our pie, and for my money, it just does not get any better than the offerings at Charlotte’s Sweets and Eats in Keo. In advance of Thanksgiving, I took the 35-minute drive to the small town southeast of Little Rock for three pies: coconut, chocolate, and apple.   Now, before…