Posts by Author: Kerry Kraus

There are very few family friendly restaurants, short of those with arcade games or fast food joints, in Little Rock. The Purple Cow is one of the exceptions. Very family oriented, the restaurant has been a staple on the Capital City’s restaurant scene for quite some time. I made a long overdue re-visit last week …
When it’s summertime in Arkansas, there’s no quicker way to cool off than to hit the water.  However, a lake, river or other body of water isn’t always reachable.  During the past two years, Little Rock has expanded its water playground horizon by adding two new splash parks. The Splash Pad at the Vogel-Schwartz Sculpture …
Benton is getting in on cooking competitions with the inaugural Arkansas Steak Cook-Off Championship on July 18. (This is not to be confused with the World Championship Steak Cook-Off held in Magnolia in May.) The new Benton Event Center is where the contest will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. According to organizers, …
Transport yourself back to frontier Arkansas at Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park during Settlers Day Camp, June 17-19. The past becomes real for those ages 8 to 12 during this three-day event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. A park interpreter will lead campers on an adventure while exploring a time span covering …
Arkansas’s Wizard of Wonder makes yet another appearance on The Tonight Show. Kevin Delaney, director of visitor experience at the Museum of Discovery, makes his third appearance on the popular late show, Friday, May 22. “I am honored to return to ‘The Tonight Show’ and represent the Museum of Discovery and Arkansas,” said Delaney. “It’s …
Most of us have never had to miss a meal because of lack of food. But many across Arkansas, the United States and the world go hungry every day. Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and care for the Earth. Feast in the Field is the organization’s …
May 16 is a special day across the United States. It has been designated as National Kids to Parks Day and Pinnacle Mountain State Park in west Little Rock is going to have special activities in its honor. Park interpreters will be hosting programs, games, and hikes all day long at the playground area. Be …
It’s pretty well a toss-up as to whether mac ‘n’ cheese is a kid’s favorite food or if it’s the traditional PB & J (peanut butter and jelly). Mac ‘n’ cheese has increased greatly in popularity over the past decade or so, resulting in it being added to many restaurant menus as a regular item. …