Maxine's Tap Room Bartender Wins Competition

A Northwest Arkansas bartender walked away with winning title at the ROX STAR Bartender Competition finals, held at the Capital Hotel in Little Rock earlier this week. Jorge Prado of Maxine’s Tap Room, located at 107 N. Block Avenue in Fayetteville, competed against Merrick Fagain of Trio’s Restaurant (Little Rock), Courtney Stowers of the Capital…

Rock Town Distillery Moves to SoMa

Rock Town Distillery, the first legal distillery in Arkansas since prohibition, is moving from East  Village to the South Main District. The move came as a result of needing more space. “We were in a 15,000 square foot building and we were running out of room. This building became available and its 10,000 square feet…

Central Arkansas Bartenders Beat Out Competition

Three Central Arkansas bartenders came out on top in Monday night’s section of the Great Arkansas ROX STAR Bartender Competition at Cache Restaurant and Lounge. Texas-based gin company ROXOR is hosting the competition. AY Magazine is sponsoring the ROX STAR Bartender Competition. 15 bartenders went head to head for the top three spots. The competition was…

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.…

ROXing the State of Arkansas

By Kristy Alpert | Photography by Jamison Mosley They say family history has a way of repeating itself. Fortunately for Herren Hickingbotham, his family has a history of good taste. The Arkansas native was in his early 20s when his father famously made the trip to a Neiman Marcus store in Dallas where he was finally…