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.
After nearly a year of searching for a location, Flyway Brewing Company has found a space to open Central Arkansas's first mid-sized brewery — significantly bigger than the likes of Stone's Throw and Vino's, but smaller than big dogs like Lost Forty and Diamond Bear.
Columnist Joe Nocera examinesthe Big River Steel deal in Arkansas — the state's largest foray into corporate welfare yet and a deal in which the billionaire Koch family, nominally opponents of corporate welfare, will benefit handsomely.
University of Arkansas President Donald Bobbitt and five members of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees took off for Rome Sunday for a five-day trip for what a press announcement said was "informational purposes... to learn more about the operations of the University of Arkansas Rome Center. " One faculty member isn't happy about it.
It is not exactly shocking that a consultant group that's had the inside track all along to realize profits from the Arkansas Lottery has an even more profitable deal in the works than originally described.