Monthly Archives: April 2016

Readers’ Choice

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Who’s brewing the best beer in the state? Where do you head for a Big Night Out? Which dentist do you trust with your pearly whites? Vote for your favorite local businesses in our annual “Best of” Readers’ Choice. Winners

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Worth it

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At first glance, walking through Sundance Square in Fort Worth, I’m thinking I’m in a smaller, humbler Dallas. At night, the downtown lights illuminate the square, running up and down the sides of buildings and bouncing kaleidoscopically off the many-windowed

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The Gospel of Bigfoot

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You’re disappointed you’re not afraid because it means you don’t believe. Not even a little bit. Not even down in your reptilian brain, which millions of years of evolution have trained to be frightened of things that go bump in

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A Walk in the Park

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It’s raining. And not a cutesy little sprinkling that’s like kitten kisses on a summer morn. We’re talking a downpour with a 10-degree temperature drop. And I—having anxiously anticipated a day breezing by bathhouses and trekking along trails at Hot

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Start Small. Dream Big.

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BEIGE    |    GEEK EATS   |    BLUE CANOE BREWING CO.

CHUNKY DUNK   |    BELLA VITA ARTISAN JEWELRY

WHAT IT’S LIKE TO PUT PEN TO PAPER

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WHAT IT’S LIKE TO TURN YOUR CRAFT INTO A CAREER

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ListAT THE TENDER AGE OF 18, Brandy McNair was burnt out. The creative fire for handcrafting jewelry that had fueled her childhood and teen years had fizzled. “I wanted to explore other things,” she recalls. But seven years, a bachelor’s

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WHAT IT’S LIKE TO PUT PEN TO PAPER

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I’M SITTING IN A BRIGHT, sunny conference room in the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center on the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus, and it’s taking all I have to keep myself from drawing all over the

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WHAT IT’S LIKE TO START A FOOD TRUCK 

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SINCE MIDDLE SCHOOL, Sara Slimp has been an almost obsessive baker, showing up to class and work and parties and presentations with platefuls of yumminess she’d whipped up in her kitchen. “My roommates in college called me ‘The Fat Pusher’

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WHAT IT’S LIKE TO OWN A NANOBREWERY

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AS IDA COWAN TELLS IT, Blue Canoe Brewing Co. arose from a milk stout and backyard chatter. She was sipping the stout while listening to her husband, Patrick Cowan, and good friend Laura Berryhill rattle on about home-brewed beer, chatting

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WHAT IT’S LIKE TO SELL AT THE MARKET

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IT ALL STARTED with board games. When Jeremy Rhodes would share his homemade hummus with friends during game nights, his concoctions garnered many an Ooh and Aah and Ohmygod, this is the best GEhummus I’ve ever had! But though he

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WHAT IT’S LIKE TO OWN A BOUTIQUE

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An eye for editing helps Ashley sort through the thousands of options at market in New York. “I’m really good at narrowing it down. The clothes we carry are good staples, things that are seasonally transitional, easy for women to

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