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Holiday Dessert Tour

Hogshead Tours, Fayetteville

Hogshead Tours rolled its 1970 Volkswagen Van into our hearts a few years back care of its craft brewery tours. They’ve since added jaunts of the non-alcohol variety (meant to showcase local eateries, shops and farms), like the upcoming sweet-treat trek across Fayetteville on Dec. 3. Expect a chocolate tasting at Conscious Coco, a custom cocktail at Moniker Ferments, a macaron-and-tea party at Alchemy, pastries at Little Bread Company, a dessert-and-beer pairing at Blackboard Grocery and Eatery—and someone to drive your sugar-coma self home. (hogsheadtours.com)


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Lunch delivery

Dayjenay, Little Rock

We’re big-time supporters of backing away from the desk, but sometimes you just can’t sneak away from the keyboard. For such occasions, there’s Dayjenay—at least for downtown Little Rock/Argenta/Riverdale/UAMS laborers. An online order, a crazy-short wait (we got ours in 5 minutes!) and you’ve got a hand-delivered, piping-hot, healthy meal from a rotating lineup of plates—including this shrimp pad Thai and dishes like blackened mahi mahi tacos or pulled-pork quesadillas. (Note: For now, they’re only operating Tuesday through Thursday. Sorry, Mondays.) (dayjenay.com)


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“Gold” cocktail

Trio’s, Little Rock

This Cantrell Road restaurant has long been known for its festive dips and its insanely good chicken enchiladas. (If you’ve tried either, you know it’s for good reason.) But ever since Merrick Fagan took the helm behind the stick, it’s booze that’s been the draw, likely because the uber-creative bartender isn’t afraid to be playful with his potions. His current menu? It’s color-themed. This “gold” number is a Pisco-and-Calvados concoction, lightened up with a “gold shimmer syrup,” a dash of lemon, and bitters. We’ll drink to that. (8201 Cantrell Road #100; triosrestaurant.com)