April 2017

A Fishing Tail

Fly-fishing in the Ozarks can sometimes be downright squirrely—which, as it turns out, can be a good thing

The morning’s hunt in the Ozark National Forest had ended with four fat gray squirrels riding home in my truck. As I cleaned the squirrels, readying them for a simmering pot of potatoes, carrots, onion, celery and a blend of …

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Wilson Cafe

2 N. Jefferson St., Wilson | eatatwilson.com; (870) 655-0222

Craig’s Bar-B-Q

15 W. Walnut St., De Valls Bluff | (870) 998-2616

Pig Trail Bypass Country Cafe

4223 Arkansas 16, Elkins | facebook.com/crossesgrocery; (479) 643-3307

Low Gap Cafe

Arkansas 74, Low Gap (near Jasper) | lowgapcafe.com; (870) 861-5848

Taylor’s Steakhouse

14201 Arkansas 54, Dumas | (870) 382-5349

Off the Eaten Path

A guide to our state’s finest less-traveled fare

Maiden Voyage

In 1958, when a young woman set sail on an ocean freighter bound for Japan, she couldn’t have known it would change her life.

Last Word

No Unsacred Places

Good Tasting

What we’re eating this month

The Root Cafe

After six years, two grants and a building expansion, dinner at LR’s favorite slow-food spot is finally ready to be served

Pint-sized Panache

Decorating for a tiny tot? Here’s how to please both your peanut and yourself

Siloam Springs

Listening to the talk of the town

Hell and High Water

The Great Flood of 1927: A cataclysm in pictures

Wall to Wall

Puerto Rican artist Ana María on making her mark, teaching her craft and putting down roots in Fort Smith

Big Dam Photo: Harrison

5:15 p.m.

Arkansas Sketchbook

"Rohwer" and "Jerome" from The Tag Project

The Culturalist

A month's worth of libations, lectures and literati