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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 08:26:27

What's the oldest restaurant in Arkansas?

Kat Robinson of tiedyetravels lists the 10 oldest restaurants in Arkansas in the course of correcting a national website's claim for a general store in Oark.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:43:00

Arkansas Food Twitter: fancy, vague

The Washington Post reports on a study by researchers at the University of Arizona which examined 3.5 million tweets from October 2013 through May 2014 and featured a hashtag related to food or eating. The researchers did a state-by-state breakdown to determine which foods were most often mentioned on Twitter. By far the lamest winner came from Arkansas.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 18:08:00

Local Lime group buys Browning's: A Tex-Mex-leaning taco, tamale burrito joint is promised

Big news for eaters. The Local Lime restaurant guys have bought Browning's in the Heights and plan a restaurant that leans more Tex-Mex than Local Lime, with tacos, nachos, burritos and a setting conducive to big crowds cheering Razorback games (presuming that day ever comes again). Eat Arkansas has the scoop.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 16:37:00

Do you know what's in your tamales?

Fresh from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission: Wildlife officers today arrested a White County couple on several wildlife violations. The pair allegedly used wild animals, such as deer, to make tamales in their roadside stand.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 13:57:00

BREAKING: Velveeta shortage. Polar vortex a factor?

Stop the dang presses. This just in from Ad Age:

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 10:52:00

Rocket 21 finishes out of the LR money

Rocket 21, Frank Fletchers' Kavanaugh Boulevard restaurant (formerly Ferneau) named for one of his race horses, has closed.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 06:50:00

On building better mousetraps — and 'burgers

Nothing to do with Arkansas here, but I was interested in Frank Bruni's column today on a businessman who found a very profitable niche in what might seem a thoroughly over saturated market — selling burgers.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 06:27:00

Reserve today for farm-to-table dinner Saturday

There's still time today to reserve a seat at the Arkansas Times' farm-to-table dinner with chef Travis McConnell Saturday at the Historic Arkansas Museum.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 08:37:00

Times sets farm to table dinner Oct. 19 at Historic Arkansas Musuem

The Arkansas Times has organized another farm-to-table dinner, this one featuring Butcher and Public's Travis McConnell, former chef at the Capital Bar and Grill.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 08:56:00

Pulaski Tech set to open culinary institute

Remember the great Pulaski Tech Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute debate? Some city leaders wanted it located on Main Street.

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 06:50:00

Arkansas gets fatter, so does the fare at the State Fair

Breakfast? Well, if I can work some in after going to the gym, maybe blueberries and some low-fat yogurt.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013 - 09:33:00

A new brand of coffee at Baptist Medical Center

A reader inquired about the May 28 departure of the Starbucks outlet from Baptist Medical Center.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 06:56:00

Restaurants pay penalty for passing off cheap booze as top shelf labels

You don't suppose this has ever happened in an Arkansas club or restaurant do you?

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013 - 06:24:00

Walking in Memphis: With a stop first for BBQ at Craig's in DeValls Bluff

The New York Times' frugal traveler is on a mid-America road trip and writes for this Sunday's edition on low-cost attractions in Memphis.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 06:44:34

Arkansas bounty made a fine dinner last night

I should report on the Arkansas Times' first farm-to-table dinner last night at the Scott Plantation Settlement: Good eating.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 12:05:00

UPDATE: Paula Deen loses Walmart; stripped from Tunica buffet

I'd think that if there was any place it would still be safe to use Paula Deen as a promotional tool it would be an all-you-can-stuff buffet at a casino in the Mississippi Delta.

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 07:09:00

Get tickets now for Arkansas Times farm-to-table dinner

Time is running out to get a seat at the Arkansas Times Farm to Table Dinner Party Saturday, June 29, at the Scott Plantation Settlement. Leslie Peacock's story on the event is right here. This link gives you the menu for the four-course feast, all food matched with choice...

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 15:07:00

Stop the presses: Cordell's potato and chicken salads are back

A reliable source calls with good food news: Dean Cline is back at work making potato salad and chicken salad according to the recipes of the legendary Cordell's deli.

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 05:59:55

Don't stop — thinking about the Hog Roast, even if Fleetwood Mac played for the Clintons at Verizon last night

Today, it's the Arkansas Times Heritage Hog Roast on Main Street in Argenta, North Little Rock's vibrant downtown.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 09:48:00

Get tickets now for Heritage Hog Roast May 4

Time's running out to get advance tickets for the Arkansas Times Heritage Hog Roast on May 4.

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