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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Hog fans just can't quit blaming the refs for the NCAA men's basketball tournament loss to North Carolina. Now the Arkansas Senate has gotten in on the act, with this resolution introduced by Democratic Sen. Keith Ingram and getting bipartisan co-sponsorship from that brutish and short sandlot roundball player, Republican Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson.
IndieWire breaks news long whispered downtown — a more ambitious successor to the Little Rock Film Festival is in the works, with backing from writer/director Jeff Nichols, a Little Rock native. His "Loving" has won wide acclaim recently.