Monthly Archives: February 2016

Baby Steps


There was a bit of chill in the airJanuary in Arkansas and all—so we grabbed the mittens and her fleece hat with the teddy-bear ears on top, the one that, when Velcroed snugly beneath her pudgy chin, turns …

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On the right track


In 1979, a chestnut-coated thoroughbred named Alydar—arguably one of the fastest horses and greatest sires in history, whose death would spur decades-long controversy—galloped to the finish line at Oaklawn Park, only to be defeated by a nose. And 16-year-old David

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The Truffle Shuffle


There’s nothing simple about the bean-to-bar chocolate operation taking place at any given time inside Hillcrest’s Izard Chocolate. Canvas bags of cacao beans are arriving from exotic locales—Belize, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica. Roasters are roasting. Grinders are grinding. Temperers

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Leap of Faith


The profound connection between beauty and the liturgy should make us attentive to every work of art placed at the service of the celebration. Certainly an important element of sacred art is church architecture, which should highlight the unity of

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How to Eat on the Cheap


Sometimes, you’re just not feeling fancy. Sometimes—and we’ve been there, trust us—you want a dive-bar burger. A bowl of Bolognese. A fiery Indian curry. A basket of catfish with all the fixin’s. And tacos—ohthe tacos. For

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How Chefs Eat

Where do Little Rock toques head when they’re after something cheap and cheerful? We were curious, too …

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How to eat Southern


Bellwood Diner

3815 MacArthur Drive, North Little Rock; (501) 753-1012

You probably wouldn’t expect a meat-and-three order

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Al Seraj Mediterranean Restaurant

11400 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock; (501) 954-2026

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How to eat Asian


Banana Leaf

425 W. Capitol Ave., Little Rock; (501) 227-0860

Sometimes, when, say, you’re putting together a

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How to eat Latin


El Camino Real

815 S. School Ave., Fayetteville; (479) 521-6268

Hey there, reader: We’ve got a confession.

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How to eat American


Benson’s Grill

2515 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith; (479) 782-8181

With fantastic sweet-potato pancakes, classic breakfast fare (eggs

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