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What's Cookin', June 17 

The handmade candy and confection shop Sweet! has opened in the River Market. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Arbie and Tim Anthony are the owners. A website, arsweet.com, is still under construction. The phone number is 244-0252.

For those provoked by the assertion that Little Rock's culinary culture is defined by cheese dip, made in last week's Times by John Brummett and in Nick Rogers' short documentary "In Queso Fever," make sure and visit the Eat Arkansas blog, where you can find, along with the documentary and a link to Brummett's column, an essay on the origins of cheese dip, in Little Rock and elsewhere, by restaurateur Mark Abernathy, who's long been famous for his cheese dip.

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