Monthly Archives: December 2015

Pot Luck

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The Capital Bar & Grill’s Arturo Solis is a classically French-trained chef with Spanish roots who was born and raised in Miami—but the man can cook some greens. When we asked him to dream up a black-eyed pea recipe to

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Cold Season

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The winter after I moved to Chicago, my parents visited exactly once. They came for a weekend in December 2010, and my mother still swears her eyeballs froze in the wind on a walk to get coffee. She didn’t come

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Good Tasting

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Gluten-free Christmas Cookies

Dempsey Bakery, Little Rock

Cute as all get out, delicious enough for Saint Nick and … gluten-free? You bet, because everything at Dempsey Bakery in Little Rock is baked with love and without wheat. Or soy. …

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The Lay of the Land

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“BRING A PAIR OF BOOTS—AND MAYBE A PISTOL.” That’s how Charles Gairhan ends our first phone call. We’re meeting up out in the Delta at his hunting club, Cocoa Slough, and I spend the whole drive along Interstate 40 to

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Cutie Pies

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YOU COULD LOOK AT IT TWO WAYS, REALLY.

If it’s the best pie you’ve ever eaten—and chances are, if it’s a Gooseberry Handmade Pies creation, it might just be—having eight slices of pumpkiny heaven in front of you is probably …

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Fair Game

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According to family lore, my great-grandmother Ward won so many first-prize ribbons at the Cleburne County Fair that fair officials finally gave her a lifetime achievement award so she would stop entering and let someone else have a chance, for

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Raising the Curtain

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“Are you beautiful?” asks Laura Hood Babcock, her voice muffled by the food she’s chewing. She has just entered the Ballet Arkansas costume room, clad in black yoga pants

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Here comes Santa … Pete?

03_santapete_webw2“GOD GAVE ME THIS,” says Stacy Peters, aka Santa Pete, cupping his bushy white beard with his hand. “And these,” he says, pinching his ruddy cheeks and shuffling in his leather rocking chair. “Those things are kinda Santa-like.” Even now,

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Arkansas Sketchbook

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Jennifer Rospert | Graphite, aged newsprint and digital collage, mounted on wood panel | 2015

THERE ARE A GREAT MANY THINGS COME TOGETHER, and it’s all about balance. Panning from one image to the next on her computer while sitting

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Arkansans of the Year

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TOMMY NORMAN

NORTH LITTLE ROCK POLICE OFFICER

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After a shoutout on CNN, North Little Rock police officer Tommy Norman has become a lauded example of community policing.

It’s 9 a.m. on a scheduled day off for Tommy Norman, and he’s

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