Owner Elihue Washington, Jr. talks about the history of Lassis Inn, one of Arkansas's oldest (and best) restaurants, in our latest Eat Arkansas video collaboration with Greg Spradlin and Camp Friday Films. Washington also talks about the origin of the restaurant's "no dancing" policy. The short story: people kept getting buckwild and breaking the sinks.
The 12 judges in the competition for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame have made their choices, with the restaurant wins going to long-time eateries Jones Bar-B-Q of Marianna, Lassis Inn in Little Rock and Rhoda's Famous Hot Tamales of Lake Village. That covers barbecue, catfish and hot tamales, a good representation of favorite Arkansas cuisine. /more/
The Arkansas Made, Arkansas Proud market opens at War Memorial Stadium March 31 and April 1. The event, brought to you by the Arkansas Times and the War Memorial Stadium Foundation, highlights Arkansas makers, who'll be selling jewelry, art, bath and body products, pottery, clothing, woodwork, edibles and more!
An op-ed in today's New York Time by Katha Pollitt says what I've been struggling to say about the reaction to the attack on women's reproductive rights launched by means of the undercover videos made by anti-abortion activists.
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.