Sparkman native Louis Williams takes barbecue seriously. His Next Level BBQ catering business is steadily expanding and might be in a neighborhood near you soon. Louis shares a pork-stuffed onion recipe with us, and tells us how to avoid that dreaded barbecue "kick back."
In the early part of 2012, Jones Bar-B-Q in Marianna became the first (and to this day, only) restaurant in Arkansas to receive a prestigious James Beard Award. Jones was honored by the Beard Foundation as one of its “American Classics,” and praised for their commitment to quality and respect for their heritage. In their press release, The Beard Foundation praised Jones as a “beacon of community pride and continuity. But does it really deserve such an honor?
Three Sams is a popular barbecue joint located in Mabelvale. It’s not quite as old as it’s ancient exterior makes it appear to be, but it’s been around long enough to gain quite a reputation in these parts for solid, working man’s fare, and honest, affordable lunches.
Say McIntosh on 7th, the Stifft Station soul food and barbecue restaurant run by the family of the great Little Rock political agitator, philanthropist and sweet potato pie maker, Robert "Say" McIntosh, was quietly shuttered over a year ago, but word comes that they'll be reopening on Friday, October 8 under new management and a new name: Say McIntosh Restaurant and Sweet Potato Pie Factory.
Travelers to and from the newly-renamed Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport have a reason to smile: a new outlet of Little Rock's outstanding Whole Hog Cafe barbecue joint, which opened in the food court there this morning.
The James Beard Foundation, which promotes good restaurant eating in America and annually honors top restaurants, chefs and others, today announced that a Marianna barbecue restaurant had been designated one of this year's American Classics.
A fight could be brewing over regulation of puppy mills, with legislation planned to better protect dogs and opposition already underway from a state representative who makes a living working with commercial dog breeders.
It is hard for a straight person, The Observer included, to imagine what it would be like to be born gay — to be shipwrecked here on this space-going clod, where nearly every textbook, novel, film and television show, nearly every blaring screen or billboard or magazine ad, reinforces the idea that "normal" means "heterosexual."
The Presbytery of Arkansas, the governing body for Presbyterian churches in the northern two-thirds of Arkansas, met Saturday at Clarksville and adopted a resolution urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto SB 202, which is aimed at preventing local government from passing anti-discrimination laws to protect gay people. The Presbytery also expressed its opposition to a pending House bill that, in the name of "conscience," would protect those who discriminate against gay people.