Monthly Archives: January 2015

An Arkansas Breakfast

5_brunchies_webLooking for the perfect biscuit recipe or a new brunch spot? We’ve got you covered.


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Profile: Freckle Face Farms

For Mitchell Latture, owner of Freckle Face Farms in McRae, it makes sense to put 500 miles on his truck every time he wants a fresh batch of bacon.

This hog farmer is all about quality, …

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15_pancakes_webTop of the Stack

Our Favorite Flapjacks from Across the State

Ozark Country Restaurant – If there’s one reason to sit down to breakfast at Ozark Country Restaurant, it’s the sweet-potato pancakes. The chunks of sweet orange tuber get slightly …

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Profile: Farm Girl Meats

For five years now, Katie Short, the owner of Farm Girl Meats, has spent 20 minutes twice a day with her birds.

The nearly 200 squawking, foraging and (hopefully) egg-producing yardbirds span more than a handful …

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Profile: Red Door

Those tender, flaky cathead biscuits served up at Little Rock restaurant Red Door? If you haven’t tried them, you’ve surely seen an order or two passing by your table at brunch. And chef and owner Mark Abernathy …

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Pastries and Coffee


Best of the Baked

Arkansas Pastries Worth The Praise

Craquelin, Mylo Coffee Co. – With layer upon layer of thin, flaky dough, butter and caramelized sugar, this this soft, sticky, chewy beauty is unlike any other baked good in Arkansas. …

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Toast of the Town

8_crostini_webIt seems toast is having a moment. The humble, lightly charred slices of bread have become more than just vehicles for butter and jam, as bakeries and coffee shops across the U.S. have seized upon “artisan” toast as the latest …

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Hometown: Hot Springs


Arriving in Hot Springs on an October afternoon, I parked between—and not among—the dead. Specifically, on the third floor of the Exchange Street parking deck, between a hearse whose rear window read “HOT ROD OF THE DEAD” and a …

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Breaking New Grounds


Three years ago, Michael Carpenter, co-owner of Mugs Cafe and pastor at The Church at Argenta, was living in his native Nashville, Tennessee, when he got a call. The Arkansas Baptist State Convention was wondering if he’d be interested in …

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Outside Influence


It’s cold and it’s early when Bert Turner pulls into a parking lot just off White Oak Bayou in North Little Rock’s Burns Park. As he hops from his truck, the sound of heavy machinery rips through the quiet, and …

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Nerd Mentality

ArkLife_Nerdies_04When Fayetteville’s Brad Harvey first opened registration for Nerdies, an outpost for teaching all things geeky, he hoped to have 100 kids sign up.

“That was my stretch goal,” Harvey says. “I thought if we could get 100 kids for …

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