There's just a little less than a week to go in the second and final round of voting in Toast of the Town, our annual survey of bars and booze. No worries if you didn't vote in Round 1. You're still free to vote in Round 2. It's easier, too: You've got five or fewer finalists to choose from.
What's your favorite Little Rock watering hole? What about in Fayetteville, Hot Springs or anywhere else in Arkansas outside of LR/NLR? What about your favorite locally brewed beer? Best spot to get a martini? Let us know. Vote in Toast of the Town.
On Friday evening, Arkansas Times held its annual Celebrate the Grape Wine, Food and Jazz event. I spent most of my time milling about the tents and tables sampling chilled wines and treats to beat the heat.
Just in time for the beautiful Arkansas spring weather, Stone's Throw Brewing announced recently they've received approval for a new outdoor beer garden at their 9th and Rock Street location in the historic MacArthur Park Neighborhood and it should be open around the middle of next week I'm told.
Caleb Looney and Alisyn Reid are looking to tap into a new niche in the Arkansas brewing scene by pairing a couple of their favorite things, beer and yoga, together to open what might be the nation's first combination brewery/yoga studio, Asana Alehouse Brewing Company.
Moody Brew's beer craftsman Josiah Moody recently went back to his old stomping grounds at Vino's Brew Pub, his former employer, and attempted to capture more of his magic in a keg as he'd done there previously for several year.
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.