Around Arkansas

While we at Rock City Eats tend to focus on the food scene here in central Arkansas, we’ve discovered plenty of great eats all around the state, too. Arkansas’ highways, byways, and small towns are ripe with numerous excellent restaurants, dairy bars, drive-ins, and bakeries of all sort. In this …




I have longed believed in the impact of culture on economic development, that is why two years ago when I started hearing rumblings about some serious efforts to build El Dorado as the cultural center of South Arkansas I had to go see those initial building blocks. It certainly wasn’t …




While we at Rock City Eats tend to focus on the food scene here in central Arkansas, we’ve discovered plenty of great eats all around the state, too. Arkansas’ highways, byways, and small towns are ripe with numerous excellent restaurants, dairy bars, drive-ins, and bakeries of all sort. In this …




The context of a restaurant is usually everything. A place in a small town seems better because there is nothing else around. However, on a few rare occasions it means nothing A few months ago a friend invited me out to a restaurant opening in Hot Springs Village. For those …




It’s a hard place to miss. Driving down Main Street in Searcy, Arkansas, there are few distinct buildings, most settling into the brown and gray of brick chain restaurants, local stores, and the occasional McDonalds or Sonic. However, when you pass a brightly-painted sun amidst wildflowers on a bright sky-blue …




Where will craft beer show up next in Arkansas? There are some mid-sized markets in the state that still don’t have their own brewery for various reasons. West Memphis, Jonesboro, Pine Bluff, Conway – heck, all of Saline County – are without a brewery to call their own. But that’s …




While we at Rock City Eats tend to focus on the food scene here in Central Arkansas, we’ve discovered plenty of great eats all around the state, too. Arkansas’ highways, byways and small towns are ripe with numerous excellent restaurants, dairy bars, drive-ins and bakeries of all sorts. In this …




It is no secret that we love the Fayetteville Roots Festival. There is no other multi-day festival with culinary programing that matches the quality of Roots. This year features a ton of top chefs from the state as well as a number of nationally known and respected chefs from across …




What is a culinary festival without quality chefs? Thankfully it is not a question you will have to worry about with this year’s Fayetteville Roots Festival. The 29 chefs featured in this year’s event next week represent some of the top talent locally, regionally, and across the country. All of …




Visiting a state park might not be the first thing that comes to mind when looking for your next culinary experience. High above the rest of Arkansas, Mount Magazine State Park is hoping to change that with some surprisingly good cooking at the Skycrest restaurant located in Mount Magazine’s Lodge. …




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