Monthly Archives: October 2014

Wicked Good

08_candyapples_edits2Since late August, a 10-foot stretch of River Market sidewalk has been seeing a marked increase in pedestrian traffic jams. It might be the buttery scent of fresh waffle cones, the waft of sharp and sugary caramel, or the unmistakable …

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Out of the Wild

Deer2242At a sun-drenched table in Argenta on a lazy Sunday morning, Travis McConnell is slaying the heart of a beast with a lime-green paring knife.

deer024In long, sawing strokes, the butcher trims the unsavory bits from the lump of deep-purple …

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Past Perfect


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Sip This, Not That

03_onyx_webFrom the sound of it, Onyx Coffee Lab barista Brendon Gliddon has a pretty sweet gig.

“His job? It’s essentially to come up with new drinks, new coffee cocktails,” Onyx owner Jon Allen explains. “We roll out a new …

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The Return of Frank Bascombe

Richard-Ford_Please-Credit-Greta-Rybus_T32Hurricane Sandy carried Frank Bascombe back to Richard Ford.

The author’s three previous novels featuring the character, including 1995’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Independence Day (the novel also won the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the first novel to win both), were all …

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November Culturalist

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Fayetteville | The can’t-miss production this month? TheatreSquared’s staging of David Auburn’s Pulitzer- and Tony-winning drama Proof—an intensely emotional mingling of mental illness, mathematics and family dynamics—in the Walton Art Center’s intimate 175-seat Nadine Baum Studios. …

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Hunt to Table: Recipes


Pecan & Mushroom- Stuffed Venison Leg

deer277With a long brine and an herb-filled stuffing, venison leg turns into a tender roast with massive flavor—nothing gamey about it.
Serves 10-12

For the brine:
1 cup kosher salt
1 cup sorghum molasses…

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Water Cycle

Photo by Eric Seyfried

Photo by Eric Seyfried

The waters below Beaver Dam, tucked into the Ozark hills northeast of Fayetteville, are icy even in the heart of summer. Crane Roost Bluff looms high above, casting a shadow so deep the sun shines into …

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Over Seasoned

09_salt_TThe shaker of salt sits unassumingly in the spice rack—a commonplace seasoning whose grainy lightness lacks the dazzle of trendy turmeric, dusky Saigon cinnamon and smoldering smoked paprika. We take that shaker’s ubiquitous presence in our cabinets, on our …

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October Arkansas Sketchbook

D19There are 13 white three-ring binders, their spines labeled with an alphabet soup of single letters, stacked in rows on a bookshelf in the studio. They’re fairly uniform in appearance, but aside from their exteriors, there’s little else that links …

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A Year in Desserts

From pies and cake to boozy brownies and crepes, we’re celebrating the return of this annual celebration of all things worth a cheat day by rounding up photos of our favorite desserts featured in the magazine.

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