I definitely want to hang out with James Shirey, the Capital Hotel kitchen's butcher. In this Capital-produced video, he talks about his background, what he likes about butchery and how much he likes the Capital's newly renovated kitchen.
Time for another session of Cheer & Jeers, my periodic round-up of things that are making their way into my mouth…some good, some bad…time to lay it all out there. Fortunately, looking back at my recent life in food, I’ve eaten much more good than bad…either that, or I’ve selectively blocked those bad items from my mind. Regardless, here we go: /more/
Readers of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette were entertained this morning by a detailed account of a lawsuit filed in Pulaski Circuit Court by Brooks Jansen, a valet at the Capitol Hotel, over the actions of a visiting Canadian business tycoon, Michael Wekerle. /more/
At the Governor's Culinary Challenge, a few chefs really brought their proverbial A-game, doling out some truly spectacular bites, but it was clear that a few of these culinary heavy-weights should rethink their strategy for next year. Here’s our breakdown of who made the grade and who fell a bit flat. /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!
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.