Profiles

Over the years we have toyed with various awards focusing on those in the industry that do not always get the focus. We think it is important to build the industry from the ground up and recognize those doing great work. This year we are going to roll those ideas …




In baseball, there are different pitchers for different situations. Some are great at starting a game and giving the team an advantage from the beginning. Some are great at coming in halfway through and continuing what was started. Others are great at coming in at the end and closing the …




It was his dad’s passion for grilling that inspired Allsopp and Chapple’s executive chef, Bonner Cameron, to enroll in The Art Institute of Houston. Cameron calls Houston home, but has made a name for himself in Arkansas for the past nine years. By late 1997, Rick’s Cabaret gave this young …




“The Brews Cruise is a knowledge-based experience,” says Arkansas Brews Cruise owner, Trey Moore with a laugh. “The buzz is a bonus, but really it’s about making connections and telling stories more than anything else.” Moore likes to get people outside their comfort zone and is currently able to do …




Founded in 2003, the Arkansas Brewers Guild works to promote and protect the craft beer industry in Arkansas. It also offers not just business advice and sharing of trade information between the breweries but lobbying support in the best interest of all its members. Sylvia Blain was hired last year …




The restaurant business demands a lot from a person. Patience, creativity, intelligence, resilience, calmness under pressure … these are all traits that you must have to succeed in the kitchen. But the quality that might be most valuable in this industry is toughness, and it’s a quality that you can’t …




It’s not unusual to find a smiling face behind the bar at Sauce(d), and if you have visited recently in the evenings, you have probably been greeted with Shayla Lewis’ smile. She is welcoming, without a doubt, most of her regulars go straight to the bar, or snag a seat …




Drink Insider covers the men and women behind Little Rock’s beverage scene. Whether it’s our brewers, bartenders or distillers, Central Arkansas has many talented people making the drinks you love. Today, we catch up with Zac Thompson, cellarman at Lost Forty Brewing. The last time you were featured on Drink …




Flyway Brewing’s food menu has always been a treat. From the original menu’s pretzels to the carefully crafted nachos and sliders added later, and then the wild game sausages that rounded out the menu last year. It has been an evolution in offerings in the nearly 3 years since opening. …




When we first met Matcha Norwood she was quietly slinging amazing cinnamon rolls to friends under her Cinnalightful brand. Now, just a little over 2 years later her products reach every corner of the local restaurant scene. The journey to take over the Little Rock dessert scene is a long …




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