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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 17:55:07

Cover girl

That's Kensett native Beth Ditto, lead singer of the Gossip. I haven't read the article yet.

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Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 17:52:00

Denis is back in town

Denis Seyer, the veteran French chef who moved to St. Croix a year ago, leaving his son to run Gypsy's Grill, is back in town for a visit and the word we hear is that he'll be at the stove at Gypsy's through July 6.

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Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 14:28:44

The burger tax

The Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau is now keeping an up-to-date list of restaurants and other food sellers that are delinquent in paying the 2-cent sales tax on restaurant gross recipts, often called the hamburger tax.

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Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 12:15:56

Weekend To-Dos

There's no time for post-Memorial Day Weekend fatigue. This is a short week.

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Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 08:33:09

The pickles have landed

After reading about Kool-Aid flavored pickles -- popular in Mississippi Delta country -- in the New York Times, I asked if they unearthly-hued cukes had migrated to Arkansas yet.

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Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 07:22:52

Cookin the Books

The Main Library downtown currently has a small exhibit on southern cooking.  It contains books, memorabilia, and various items from around the state. 

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 21:53:48

Peanut abuse!

Many Arkies have rolled through Mississippi and Alabama on their way to the Redneck Riviera or some other point southeast.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 17:50:40

I have a man crush on Seth Rogen

Counting down the hours until "Knocked Up" opens, I've been reading up on up-coming Seth Rogen projects and have pretty much concluded that dude's the best thing to happen to cinematic comedy since Eddie Murphy (let's just pretend he died in the 80s).

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 15:36:30

Sideways through Arkansas

A national wine website pays a visit to Arkansas wine country, a tour that includes, somewhat to our surprise,  a kind mention of Mount Bethel's near-legendary "Big Daddy" tawny port.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 12:14:59

Best Pizza?

An article on what makes a pizza good (or not) was on MSN today.  It got me to thinking about pizza shops in Little Rock.  The central Arkansas area has great selection of locally owned Pizza shops -- U.S. Pizza, Larry's, Iriana's, O.W. Pizza, Damgoode pies, Pizza D'action, and the list goes on.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 12:14:59

Best Pizza?

An article on what makes a pizza good (or not) was on MSN today.  It got me to thinking about pizza shops in Little Rock.  The central Arkansas area has great selection of locally owned Pizza shops -- U.S. Pizza, Larry's, Iriana's, O.W. Pizza, Damgoode pies, Pizza D'action, and the list goes on.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 11:35:25

Blood and guts and Oprah

Early TV alert: I don't think I've ever watched Oprah before, but I'm going home at lunch to set my TiVo to record her interview with Cormac McCarthy, which'll air next Tuesday, June 5.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 11:07:07

Puzzling

Crossword puzzle master Will Shortz is at the Clinton School all day today. Here's the schedule:   1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. – FREE Crossword and Sudoku Puzzle Tournament with Will Shortz (See registration info below)   3:00 p.m - 3:30 p.m. – Awarding of Prizes for tournament winners.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 16:34:51

Riverfest photo recap

While I was watching people do weird watersport tricks and Nicole was celebrating her birthday, Brian Chilson was sweating it out at Riverfest.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 15:01:58

Lake surfing

Over the weekend, during the long race rain delay, I rode around in this fancy ski boat with my future in-laws and their friends.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 14:36:05

TV note

TV guru and resident craftsman David Koon offers this television alert:Wednesday night at 7 p.m. on AETN (Comcast Ch.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 14:12:38

Tuesday To-Do

Joe Buck, who started out with the Legendary ShackShakers and currently plays bass for Hank Williams III, comes to White Water tonight.

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Sunday, May 27, 2007 - 18:19:18

Open Fridge Line

Due to my complete ignorance of the internets, the post entitled "Tis the Season for Grilling" cannot be replied to.  Edit- it was deleted.  So lets put any recipes, suggestions, etc... anything to do with grilling or summertime food here tonight and for the holiday.  A good potato salad recipe, for instance, is always appreciated.  And what to use- mesquite or hickory?

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Saturday, May 26, 2007 - 10:19:45

Nothing could be finer ...

Than touring the many diners of New England. This morning, it was the Modern, in Pawtucket, R.I., described by some as a "gourmet" diner.

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Saturday, May 26, 2007 - 10:19:45

Nothing could be finer ...

Than touring the many diners of New England. This morning, it was the Modern, in Pawtucket, R.I., described by some as a "gourmet" diner.

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