culinary

If you haven’t started your holiday shopping (like me!), it’s not too late! And don’t feel pressured to rush to a big box store – there are tons of locally owned businesses within central Arkansas that can fulfill your every gifting need, and with that wonderful Southern hospitality to boot! I’ve compiled a list that’s …
The Bentonville Art and Culinary Festival is officially underway. Running the entire month of June, the big kickoff event is First Friday, taking place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, June 5 on the Bentonville square. Numerous art and culinary vendors and interactive art booths for children fill the square during the event. Plus, …
A Fayetteville artisan chocolate maker, Hello Cocoa, just opened its doors in August. Yet, it has already been recognized for its unique, vibrant, sophisticated identity by Dieline, a website dedicated to showcasing “the world’s best package design.” This new small batch chocolate maker in Northwest Arkansas uses colorful line and chevron patterns paired with a …
The Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 8 at The Hive, located in 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville. It features the “Best of Bentonville” with the culinary talents of Chef Matthew McClure from The Hive, Chef Rob Nelson from Tusk and Trotter, Chef Bill Lyle from Eleven at …
On Ark. 66 between the small, quaint towns of Leslie and Mountain View, the “Folk Music Capital of the World,” is the tiny town of Timbo. It’s just a blip on the screen with a few rural residential homes, a grocery/gas station, and one little place to eat. You can pass by it in your …
What’s not to love about an event that includes wine flights, four course dinners, and cooking demonstrations! Get your taste buds ready for Fleur Delicious Weekend on Tuesday, July 8 through Sunday, July 13 in Eureka Springs. This event inspires French-themed indulgences offered by restaurants, bars, art galleries, boutiques, spas and music venues throughout town. …
The Arkansas River Valley region is ripe with festivals that focus on food. In July, you can catch both the Johnson County Peach Festival and the Altus Grape Festival. Johnson County Peach Festival The Peach Festival in Clarksville is celebrating its 75th year on Friday, July 25-Saturday, July 26 in Clarksville. It takes place on …
May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. What does that have to do with Arkansas tourism? Well, if you have celiac disease or are gluten intolerant, take a visit to War Eagle Mill, just a few miles outside of Rogers, for a little fun while also picking up some gluten free products. War Eagle Mill offers …