Best Excuse for Day-Drinking

Bark Bar Puppy playdates are about to get a lot more interesting. The appropriately named Bark Bar—downtown Little Rock’s forthcoming dog-friendly watering hole—is combining two of our favorite things: puppies and Palomas, bulldogs and beer, mastiffs and martinis. … Well, you get the idea. Now you can chase that hangover away with the hair of…

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Best Way to Greet the Day

Our relationship with coffee is what you might call a matter of semantics. Some might say it’s a problem. We say it’s an unwavering (albeit somewhat shaky-handed) commitment to routine and quality. Overly thorough, one might say. Because, dear reader, ever since the recent blooming of new coffee spots landed here in downtown Little Rock,…

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Best Cheese with That Wine

Southern Table Apologies in advance, but it wasn’t Gouda news to hear back in April that Little Rock’s Kent Walker Artisan Cheese would be closing up shop. But thanks to new owner Margie Raimondo of Mountain Home’s Raimondo Winery, you can still get your fromage fix at the newly reopened cheeserie—now called Southern Table—and (bonus!)…

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Best Local Hot-Dog Topper

Arkansas Ketchup Co. With sunripe Bradley County tomatoes and honey from Richard’s Apiaries in Benton, our new favorite condiment is serious about the Arkansas in its name. Heck, even the bottles are made in Jonesboro. Could this zesty, smoky, slightly sweet sauce be the beginning of an Arkansas condiment revolution? (arkansasketchup.com) Back to Best of…

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Best Most Perfect Place Ever

JBGB Remember way back when you were a kid and your teacher asked you to draw the perfect house? Well, Fayetteville’s JBGB is the sort of place you would’ve drawn had you been 30 years older. Because with a sand volleyball court, bocce and pingpong, summer concerts, movie nights, Jack Daniels bacon bread pudding, an…

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Best Pointe on Main Street

Ballet Arkansas’ studio Used to be, you were lucky to catch a glimpse of Ballet Arkansas’ dancers when dropping your tiny Twinkle Toes off at Shuffles & Ballet II dance studio, where the company ‘d been practicing for years. These days? All it takes to catch the troupe’s 13 full-time ballerinas and ballerinos in leotarded…

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