Gazpacho Galore

Nothing says summer better than the fresh taste and bright red color of gazpacho. Prepare this soup in advance, refrigerate and it’s ready to serve when you are. Gazpacho Galore Serves: 6 Ingredients: 4 large tomatoes, quartered, seeded and chopped (approx 3 cups) 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped 1 medium onion, chopped (approx…

Chill Out

Cool Arkansas treats can make your summer days more delightful. GO ALL NATURAL WITH A PINK DRAGON Paninis and Company revamped their menu around Easter to focus on two fronts: substantial and fresh sandwiches and remarkably brilliant smoothies. Barkley Boyd’s creations include a colorful array of cold sippables that are just as pretty as they…

Lost Forty: Little Rock Brews

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the seasons begin to change so do the local craft beer offerings. We checked in with Lost Forty to find out what they’ve got on tap to help combat the late Arkansas summer heat and humidity and ease the transition into early fall. All brews will be available on draft at restaurants and bars…

The Best Fresh Food in Memphis

[dropcap]U[/dropcap]sually when you think of Memphis and food, barbecue is the first thing that comes to mind. Clearly, food in this Delta city is much more, and is ever-evolving past mouth-watering dry ribs and award-winning pulled pork. Fresh and local have become synonymous with the food scene in Memphis. Two local restaurants, Wild Beet Salad…

Bark Bar Set to Open in August

Attention all dog, food and cocktail lovers, downtown Little Rock is getting ready to unleash its newest addition: Bark Bar. Dog owners can enjoy Arkansas’ first off-leash indoor and outdoor dog park and restaurant. Bark Bar owner and operator Cara Fowler said the park is so unique because it does not operate like any other…

Lunching in Little Rock: Baja Grill

In our Lunching in Little Rock blog series, Michael Kirkpatrick will explore and review the city’s best restaurants – all in time to get back to the office. This week, Michael ate lunch at Baja Grill at 5923 Kavanaugh Boulevard. Click here to read more in this series. The location of a planning meeting is important. The…

Nexus Coffee Aims to Fuel Local Art Scene

Amid the ever-growing coffee culture in downtown Little Rock comes a shop that emphasizes  collaboration and creativity: Nexus Coffee and Creative. Nestled on the corner of Clinton Avenue and Cumberland Street, Nexus offers specialty coffee, loose-leaf teas and craft beer and wine, along with a food menu. The idea for the business started on a…

Drink Up at the Great Arkansas Beer Festival

If you love beer, there’s no better place to be Saturday than the Great Arkansas Beer Festival at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock. With more than 100 breweries and over 400 beers at the festival, there will be something for everyone. Local favorites like Flyway Brewing, Ozark Beer Company, Blue Canoe Brewing…