Monthly Archives: September 2016

In their Natural State


Call it a natural response to style—instinct, if you will. Whatever it is that makes these seven Arkansans just as good at getting dressed as running successful businesses, we want it. And captured here—in the environments they say

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The River Guides


Memory is water, the blue-green rivers of the ozark mountains that run through our childhood. 

Memory is the tangled green slime of the slough we waded through in search of snakes and snapping turtles. It is river-worn rocks under our

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A Taste of Texas


Photo by Keegan Sparks

JUST A FEW MILES north and west of Austin, Texas, the Pedernales River becomes one with the Colorado at the end of a 106-mile slink that carries it through the eastern edge of Hill Country. It’s

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Top Flight


THERE’S A SWEET, BREADY, DAMP smell that hits me like a punch in the nostrils. There is a burble, too—a low, soft cooing. I step on tufts of gray fluff and twigs, and avoid the two oblong blocks of mouse

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Last Word

Poke Salad

GROWING UP, I’D WATCH as my dad would disappear off into the woods near our home in southwest Arkansas. He’d wander back fairly soon, wearing a smile and holding a harvest of poke salad overflowing from a paper sack or …

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Good Tasting


Naughty bacon bleu cheese fries

Core Public House, North Little Rock

Maybe you’re not a “beer person,” which means, perhaps, that you’ve yet to visit Core Brewing’s Argenta taproom. Trust us: That’s a thing of the past. Because thanks to

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Pitcher Perfect


YOU’VE NOTICED IT, RIGHT? That shift in the atmospheric pressure? That particular scent in the air that something big is just around the corner? That familiar echo of Woooooo, Pig Sooie? Yep. We have, too. Which is why, as

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Bruno’s Little Italy Deli


THERE IS SOMETHING about the marinara. Something about the way one bite of it—one taste of its savory, herb-spiked tomato-ness—pretty well allows you to transcend time and place. I know this because I’m sidled up to a Formica bar in

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I now know where Waldo is. It (not he) is in Columbia County, about 8 miles northwest of my real destination, Magnolia. But I see no one at all dressed in a red-striped shirt and beanie, goshdarnit. Instead, I see

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Strong Foundations


“Nobody does this alone,” she says. “No building is saved single-handedly. There are always multiple people involved.”

Speaking with Rachel Silva about her tenure at the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, you tend to hear this a lot. How it

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Big Dam Bridge, Little Rock


6:46 p.m.

FROM 400 FEET in the air, the nation’s second-longest pedestrian bridge (not to quibble over the details, but the present title-holder was originally built as a highway, which does seem kiiiinda like cheating) seems much smaller than it …

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