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  Creativity in the kitchen is the hallmark of any inspiring cook. Conjuring up new recipes, making due with what’s already on hand or even slightly tweaking previous creations, are all admirable attributes. But sometimes you just want to follow a tried and true recipe from a chef who’s been …




Last Tuesday night’s Tequila Experience Dinner at Local Lime, the first such dinner hosted by the restaurant, saw several masters of their crafts truly shine in a warm and friendly setting. Chefs Scott McGehee and Ben Brainard prepped and plated the food for 40+ guests, Lee Edwards created the cocktails, …




South on Main pastry chef Matthew Lowman knows how to make a good dessert. His riff on a Butterfinger has generated somewhat of a local, cult following, as has his often playful take on fried dough. But my absolute favorite dessert from the chef is his Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate …




Frequent visitors of the Hillcrest Farmers Market are no doubt familiar with Rattle’s Garden, a booth filled with vibrant flowers and choice fruits and veggies. I recently caught up with Tara Stainton, who, along with her husband Robert, runs the farm just north of Little Rock. Where is Rattle’s Garden …




On this cool, breezy Wednesday afternoon in Little Rock, The Faded Rose’s co-owner Ed David and his son Zac (co-owner/general manager) station themselves in the depths of the restaurant, prepping crawfish in an open-air basement, a space specifically designed for their weekly boils. It’s mudbug season. And Ed knows his …




To many who never lived in Saline County, Ed and Kay’s dinner is easily overlooked. It sits on the southwest edge of the Benton, just to the right as I-30 is taking you away to likely a more enjoyable destination of Dallas or Hot Springs. If you are from Saline …




Time is an amazing thing. Especially living in any decent sized city. What time makes new today it will bulldoze tomorrow. We see that a lot in the food industry. Everyone is entranced with the next new thing. South on Main, Cache, or whatever Donnie Ferneau and Lee Richardson are …




I met Michael Juiliano, the man better known as Hot Dog Mike, for the first time in the summer of 2010. He had his shiny steel cart parked in an alley in downtown Little Rock and there was no one around. Mike that day was humble, friendly, and maybe even a …




Saturday mornings around our house begin early, although it has not always been that way. With a 2 year old daughter who likes to sleep in, getting up early is a bit of a chore. One mention of going to the market though and she is up and grabbing clothes …




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