Women of the Food Industry

At Abbi’s Teas and Things, it’s all about the atmosphere. Her tea house is one of the coziest spots in Little Rock with its comfy vintage furniture and calming ambiance. Owner Abbi Siler’s bubbly personality makes you feel like you’re walking into her home. Though you can find tea at other …




As the founder and owner of Superior Bathhouse Brewery in Hot Springs, Rose Schweikhart is a woman who gets things done. When the brewery opened, it broke barriers: it’s the only one located in a national park, and it is the first to utilize thermal water in beer. Schweikhart has …




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 …




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 …




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 …




As Valentine’s Day approaches, it is an opportune time to highlight a very sweet store and even sweeter individual. Carmen Portillo is the woman behind the successful operation, Cocoa Belle Chocolates, which offers handcrafted, artisan fine chocolates and is unique to the Little Rock food scene. If you have the …




The Root Café, a farm to table hot spot for Little Rock locals and visitors alike, has a secret weapon in their kitchen that you may not have heard of. What is the ace they’re hiding up their sleeve? Well, it’s a queen actually, and her name is Monica Chatterton. …




Enter the new Loblolly Creamery Scoop Shop over on South Main and you probably won’t find one thing that Christen Byrd hasn’t had a hand in helping with. Baker, event planner, photographer, social media wiz, balloon installations creator (yes, this is a thing!), wife, and mother of three- what can’t …




The Little Rock food industry has always been a community has always been a group of transplants who come from all over and land here for unexpected reasons. Little Rock sits as a cross road for most of the country. From here you can hit every coast and border with …




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