Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 11:48:00

Pies, crawfish, pop-up markets and Food Network stars this weekend

We've got food news you need: Simon Majumdar is in town, pop up markets get going in Conway and Acadia changes its menu. Plus a 100% free open line for you to talk about your own food news, experiences and recommendations.

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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 10:37:00

Eat Arkansas removes pay wall

Eat Arkansas announces the end of pay wall limitations for its food blog content.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 12:21:00

Beast Food Truck receives national recognition

Paleo-based food truck Beast receives national recognition and a delightful video produced in their honor.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 10:37:00

Arkansas Food Bank to host fundraiser

The Arkansas Food Bank is hosting one heck of a dinner tonight. Fight hunger and enjoy local food!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 12:40:00

Heights Taco and Tamale is a fantastic throwback

Heights Taco & Tamale holds soft opening, makes reviewer realize he's been missing out on something special.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 15:37:00

The Great Park Avenue BBQ Cook-off returns to Hot Springs

The people of Park Avenue in beautiful, historic uptown Hot Springs, have started a series of festivals to show what Park Avenue has to offer to locals, as well as tourists.

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 14:16:00

Looking for work? Arkansas Food Jobs April "industry night" is here

Food industry job seekers are urged to check out 109 & Co. this Wednesday for the April industry night.

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 10:05:00

The Pantry celebrates 6th anniversary in style this Saturday

Roast suckling pig, paella, and a pile of fun—it's all going down Saturday, April 25 at the Pantry West in honor of their 6th anniversary.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 08:28:00

Root Cafe to host home cookin' pie contest

Traditional pie bakers, amateur pie bakers to square off at the Root Cafe on April 26 for a panel of judges—including Simon Majumdar of Food Network fame.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 11:25:00

Raimondo Winery woos, wins at Arkansas Capital Corp. event

Last Friday night at the Arkansas Capital Corp., I got to drink Chardonnay and eat goodies that Margie Raimondo of Raimondo Winery will be selling when her storefront opens at 615 Main St., and I can heartily recommend her products. She'll have wine tastings and other culinary events and will sell her special products, like the fabulous onion jam and olives I had the other night. She also sells balsamic vinegars, extra virgin olive oils, more jams and other gourmet foods of her own making.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 10:19:00

Pig ears, galloping horses, quesadillas, 'shrooms and bratzels: start your meal right

Meal starters? We think they deserve more love. Southern Gourmasian, Juanita's, Tusk and Trotter, The Flying Saucer and Damgoode Pies get a big thumbs up for their appetizers—and that's just scratching the surface.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 13:11:00

Cache can't cut it

All sizzle and no steak at Cache in the River Market.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 11:47:00

Gumbo, gyros, strawberries and chopped liver fill the April calendar

We've got lots of food events coming up during April, and we know you'll want to hit these great ones.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 11:15:00

Fresh! coming to former OW Pizza location near Capitol

A new eatery focused on fresh, accessible foods is opening soon, and the menu matches the name: Fresh!

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 10:05:00

Drinking locally in Fayetteville

We're looking at a dozen local brews from Northwest Arkansas—this list is big, these beers are great and we want to know what you're drinking, too.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 09:45:00

Asana Alehouse Brewing Company to pair beer with yoga

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.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 15:14:00

Taco Pronto hasn't changed—and that's a good thing

Some restaurants become institutions quietly by doing great things for years on end. Taco Pronto in Hot Springs is just such a place.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 12:39:00

Another SOMA eatery in spotlight: Community Bakery

Office Depot features a video about Community Bakery and its owner, Joe Fox, this month in its Small Business Spotlight section.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 09:45:00

The Hive's Matthew McClure up for Food and Wine Magazine award

Bentonville's Matthew McClure keeps racking up award nominations—and this time you can help him win.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 09:18:00

Bar food contemplation at Big Whiskey's

Holding bar food to a lower standard is the accepted norm, but does that need to be the case? We submit that our bars can do better—and so can the eating public.

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