Arkansas Culinary Blog Articles from Arkansas Culinary Blog http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/ Weinfest is This Weekend Wine, food, music, dancing &#8211; yep, it&#8217;s time for Weinfest 2012 at Wiederkehr Wine Cellars. Head to Wiederkehr Village on Oct. 12 for the Early Bird Party. It takes place from noon until 9 p.m. in the Wiederkehr Weingarten, where you&#8217;ll find... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=2050 The Food of October: Cheese Dip Arkansas has many native foods that are grown here. We also have a lot of good recipes that originated right here, such as chocolate gravy and sugared rice. The most famous of our products, though, has to be cheese dip. A few years ago, Nick Rogers did some... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=2030 One Tank Travels: Murry's Restaurant in Hazen &nbsp;We invite you to have &#8220;More Fun Per Gallon&#8221; in Arkansas this year. Each day we will be blogging on different Arkansas destinations which can be reached on one tank of gas or less. This is basically every corner of The Natural State. We hope... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=2033 One Tank Travels: Sassy’s Lives Up to its Name &nbsp;&nbsp;I&#8217;ve written several times before about my favorite places in Arkansas to eat catfish. It seems to be a trend that if you find a restaurant serving barbecue, they also serve catfish. Must be a Southern thing. I was recently in Fayetteville... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=2029 The Chancellor Hotel Opens Today in Fayetteville The Chancellor Hotel officially opens its doors today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. The building is a prominent structure in downtown Fayetteville, and holds a significant history as a hotel for many people who have stayed in the city over the... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=2020 Pine Bluff Welcomes Back Smoke on the Water Sept. 14-15 Get ready for some barbecue. Pine Bluff&nbsp;welcomes back the Smoke on the Water Barbecue and Music Festival on Sept. 14-15. The event, being held at Regional Park, features the Arkansas State Barbecue Championship, live music, arts and crafts, and... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=2005 Wholegrain Chocolate Chip Cookies This picture is one of the reasons that I salivate when I see an email from&nbsp;War Eagle Mill in my inbox. Their September newsletter came in my email this week and included recipes for Wholegrain Chocolate Chip Cookies and Pumpkin Pancakes. The newsletter... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1998 One Tank Travels: Explore the Visual Arts of Little Rock and North Little Rock Begin your day at the Arkansas Arts Center, the state&#8217;s largest arts facility, located in historic MacArthur Park in downtown Little Rock.&nbsp;Acclaimed for its outstanding collection of works on paper, the center also has a first-class selection of... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1999 One Tank Travels: A Fine Country Dinner at Whitton Farms We invite you to have&nbsp;&#8220;More Fun Per Gallon&#8221;&nbsp; in Arkansas this year. Each day we will be blogging on different Arkansas destinations which can be reached on one tank of gas or less. This is basically every corner of The Natural State.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1996 One Tank Travels: The Benton/Bryant/Bauxite Corridor &nbsp;Thousands of people travel I-30 between Little Rock and Benton daily. What they may not know is while they are whizzing by, they are passing some interesting attractions and dining opportunities. To me, this stretch is a terrific source for shopping... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1992 The Food of September: Grapes With summer coming to an end this month, it&#8217;s prime time for the harvest of a popular Arkansas crop:&nbsp; grapes.&nbsp;They come in endless varieties, colors and sweetness and they&#8217;re best sought out at farmers markets across the state. Arkansas... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1981 One Tank Travels: Morrilton We invite you to have&nbsp;&#8220;More Fun Per Gallon&#8221;&nbsp; in Arkansas this year. Each day we will be blogging on different Arkansas destinations that can be reached on one tank of gas or less. This is basically every corner of The Natural State.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1985 Company's Comin' Pie at the Cliff House Inn Scenic Highway Seven used to have a whole lot of traffic, especially the stretch from Russellville up to Harrison.&nbsp;That was the way to Dogpatch USA when I was a kid, and you passed all sorts of great stuff like stunning Buffalo NationalRiver vistas,... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1978 One Tank Travels: Fayetteville &nbsp;All you have to do is look at the T-shirts being sold in&nbsp;Fayetteville right now to see it is a fun, laid back place to be. Popular slogans include &#8220;Keep Fayetteville Funky&#8221; and &#8220;Fayettechill.&#8221; And then there are the I love... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1971 One Tank Travels: Celebrating National Catfish Month &nbsp;&nbsp;I&#8217;m a little late getting in on this but I just found out August is National Catfish Month. Being a true Southerner, I love fried catfish&#8230;but it has to be done right. I&#8217;m not a big fan of battered fish; I prefer the pure Southern... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1967 One Tank Travels: Main Street West Memphis' 10th Annual Taste of the Town &nbsp;We invite you to have&nbsp;&#8220;More Fun Per Gallon&#8221;&nbsp; in Arkansas this year. Each day we will be blogging on different Arkansas destinations which can be reached on one tank of gas or less. This is basically every corner of The Natural... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1963 Burgers and Pie at a truck stop in Ozark I tend to like truck stops. They usually offer decently clean bathrooms, 24 hour service and some crazy items. And sometimes they have good restaurants, though that tends to be with the older places.This place I&#8217;m going to tell you about is just... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1956 The Food of August: Watermelon It&#8217;s August. It&#8217;s hot and sweaty, and the temperatures even at night are warm and damp from the humidity. But Arkansas has a blessing of a bounty that comes to market at this time of year... the glorious watermelon. &nbsp; Other states claim... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1938 I Know It's August When... Aside from the heat, I know it&#8217;s August when I see certain events pop up on the Arkansas Calendar of Events. Since I was a child, the Tontitown Grape Festival has meant summer fun. We went every year as a family, and then later in my teenage years... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1947 Peachy-Keen at the Johnson County Peach Festival in Clarksville I love me some peaches. I can do serious damage to a quart box of the yellow-red fruit. For me, the juicier the better. They&#8217;re best eaten wearing an old t-shirt while sitting on a porch swing, or on a tailgate. Pits go out in the yard and may... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1943 One Tank Travels: Barbecue in the Arkansas Delta We invite you to have&nbsp;&#8220;More Fun Per Gallon&#8221;&nbsp; in Arkansas this year. Each day we will be blogging on different Arkansas destinations that can be reached on one tank of gas or less. This is basically every corner of The Natural State.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1941 Little Rock Invites You to Savor the City in August &nbsp; An impressive array of different restaurants, styles of food and cooking, are being featured during the month of August in Little Rock. It&#8217;s Savor the City once again as Little Rock hosts Restaurant Month. The best of the Capital City is... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1937 One Tank Travels: Seeing the Sights of the North Shore If you still think of North Little Rock as a Capital City suburb, think again.&nbsp;Over the past decade or so, North Little Rock has come into its own on all fronts&#8230;especially tourism destinations. The north shore of the Arkansas River has undergone... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1936 Johnson County Peach Festival &nbsp;It&#8217;s a summer festival celebrating its 71st year. Do you know what it is?It&#8217;s the&nbsp;Johnson County Peach Festival taking place this year on July 19-22 in Clarksville. After 71 years, you can bet festival organizers know how to put on... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1904 Ozark Limo Ride, Fishing, Boating and Family We traveled from Laurel, Montana; Atlanta, Georgia; Moline, Illinois and Fayetteville, Arkansas, to converge on the White River in north central Arkansas in June. We had pulled the plug on our plans to meet at the beach in Florida to instead experience... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1934 One Tank Travels: Helena-West Helena &nbsp;We invite you to have &#8220;More Fun Per Gallon&#8221;&nbsp; in Arkansas this year. Each day we will be blogging on different Arkansas destinations that can be reached on one tank of gas or less. This is basically every corner of The Natural State.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1932 One Tank Travels: Building a Picnic on US 65 Taking a ride up Highway 65 to Harrison, Eureka Springs and other great destinations? If you&#8217;re traveling with family and wanting to create something special for a picnic, or if you&#8217;re wanting to experience some unique Arkansas foods, here&#8217;s... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1931 One Tank Travels: Bentonville I cannot think of another town that is more distinctive of America than Bentonville is right now. It represents small town America, the ultimate American Dream, and now also offers the distinguishable culture of American art.A couple of weeks ago I was in... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1929 Goodbye Mr. Chip I was on my way home Saturday night about 8:30 when I noticed the action over at Chip&#8217;s Barbecue. It&#8217;s the closest restaurant to my house, and I&#8217;ve had many a dinner there. The sign was being changed. The next morning, I was surprised... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1927 One Tank Travels: Stuttgart We invite you to have &#8220;More Fun Per Gallon&#8221; in Arkansas this year. Each day we will be blogging on different Arkansas destinations that can be reached on one tank of gas or less. This is basically every corner of The Natural State. We hope... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1926 One Tank Travels: Arkansas Wine Country The Altus region in the&nbsp;Arkansas River Valley has long been the prime locale for visitors to savor Arkansas&#8217;s award-winning wines, tour its wineries and soak up the history of Arkansas Wine Country.New wineries in&nbsp;Wiederkehr Village as... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1916 Burgers: The Return of The Box, a Little Rock favorite There has been these past two years a great wringing of hands amongst burger lovers in Central Arkansas, all over a single burger joint. And that wringing has been justified.See, it&#8217;s all about The Band Box, or The Box as it is affectionately known.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1922 PurpleHull, Please Emerson&#8217;s getting a reputation, nowadays, for having one of Arkansas&#8217;s hottest food festivals. We&#8217;re not talking about the spice; we&#8217;re talking about pure honest heat in the bottomlands of the state&#8217;s Timberland region. The... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1917 One Tank Travels: Batesville &nbsp;We invite you to have &#8220;More Fun Per Gallon&#8221;&nbsp; in Arkansas this year. Each day we will be blogging on different Arkansas destinations that can be reached on one tank of gas or less. This is basically every corner of The Natural State.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1903 Off The Vine: Heirloom Tomatoes Revived For Market There&#8217;s nothing like the flavor of a cool, fresh farm-raised tomato on a hot Arkansas summer day. These past years, it&#8217;s been harder to find those heirloom tomatoes at market. But the Arkansas Agriculture Department and the University of Arkansas... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1896 Argenta Foodie Festival Takes Place Saturday &nbsp; Hey fresh food lovers! Wrap-up the month of June this Saturday (30th) at the Argenta Summer Foodie Festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It&#8217;s a great place to sample the best of locally grown produce plus the offers from area restaurants.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1895 One Tank Travels: Greenbrier &nbsp;Greenbrier is one of Arkansas's gems that some people don't know a whole lot about. Part of the fun of visiting this Ozark foothills town is getting there.&nbsp;It doesn&#8217;t matter if you&#8217;re coming from the south or the north, U.S. 65... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1891 Fleur Delicious Weekend is July 11-15 It&#8217;s only the second year for this event, Fleur Delicious Weekend, in Eureka Springs, but it&#8217;s already a five-day festival sure to delight all the senses. The French-themed event takes place July 11-15 with a street fair atmosphere of restaurants,... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1854 One Tank Travels: The Pimento Cheese Trail There are many Southern delights that come easily to the mind -- fried chicken (often with waffles), biscuits and gravy, barbecue and fried green tomatoes. But there&#8217;s one staple of the South often overlooked... the humble pimento cheese.While there... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1882 One Tank Travels: Scott and Keo This One Tank Travels takes you to what is probably my favorite place in visit in Central Arkansas: the small neighboring communities of Scott and Keo. Take off for a day of shopping and &#8220;parking&#8221; by traveling southeast via I-40, I-440 and... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1881 One Tank Travels: Jasper &nbsp;Jasper alone is worth a tank of gas. But head to the town&#8217;s historic courthouse square June 22 and 23 during the&nbsp;Buffalo River Elk Festival and you have an incredible bang for your buck.Located in Newton County, Jasper is surrounded by natural... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1878 One Tank Travels: Pine Bluff We invite you to have&nbsp;&#8220;More Fun Per Gallon&#8221; in Arkansas this year. Each day we will be blogging on different Arkansas destinations which can be reached on one tank of gas or less. This is basically every corner of The Natural State. We hope... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1875 Tasty Thursday: Jones Barbecue Diner in Marianna If you&#8217;re not hungry, surely you will be before you finish reading today&#8217;s blog. My friends are tired of me talking about barbecue&#8230;but I don&#8217;t care! I&#8217;ll find new friends! In March, Jones Barbecue Diner in my hometown of&nbsp;Marianna... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1876 One Tank Travels: Doughnuts Galore Whatever area of the state you are in, wherever you plan to go, chances are you&#8217;re going to find a classic fried breakfast pastry waiting at your destination. Arkansas is blessed with doughnuts. Whether it&#8217;s big fluffy golden flour rounds, flavorful... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1877 One Tank Travels: Wynne &nbsp;We invite you to have&nbsp;&#8220;More Fun Per Gallon&#8221;&nbsp; in Arkansas this year. Each day we will be blogging on different Arkansas destinations which can be reached on one tank of gas or less. This is basically every corner of The Natural... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1860 The Food of Wakarusa Arkansas, like other states, has its share of festivals and fairs throughout the year. &nbsp;Standard fair fare usually centers on easy to cook fried items and high-sugar desserts. &nbsp;But one Arkansas festival has a completely different view on things.Wakarusa... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1865 One Tank Travels: Arkansas’s Newest Wineries &nbsp; Arkansas is the largest and oldest wine-producing state in the South. While it has plenty of old growth vines producing wines for fourth and fifth generation-run wineries, there are some budding vineyards taking hold in the industry as well. &nbsp; A... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1862 Pink Tomato Time in Warren &nbsp;Did you know the Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival ( June 7-9 ) in Warren is one of the oldest continuous running festivals in the state? And did you know the Bradley County Vine Ripe Pink Tomato was chosen to be the state&#8217;s official fruit... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1859 One Tank Travels: Little Rock's Burger Corridor A lot of towns across Arkansas have good restaurants that make great burgers. Little Rock has more than its share. But there&#8217;s a particular bit of highway that runs through town that seems to draw good burgers in.That&#8217;d be Highway 10, known... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1848 One Tank Travels: Mountain View A visit to&nbsp;Mountain View always brings the joy of the simple things in life. By simple, I don&#8217;t mean to imply that there is little to do there because it&#8217;s easy to pack your days with activities. Ozark Folk Center State Park&nbsp;is located... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1847 One Tank Travel: Arkansas Plantation Country A Taste of the Old South: No one minds learning if you do so while having fun. You can discover what life was like from all viewpoints in The Natural State during the plantation era by taking this two-to-three day tour. Even though it&#8217;s not open for... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1844 First PurpleHull Peas Harvested Near Emerson The Arkansas standard for crowder peas, the majestic PurpleHull Pea, is a celebrated plant in my family. Seasons can be marked by them. The beginning of true summer, that is to say mid-June, is met with the first harvest of peas on the plate, usually boiled... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1843 One Tank Travels: Lake Village We invite you to have&nbsp;&#8220;More Fun Per Gallon&#8221; in Arkansas this year. Each day we will be blogging on different Arkansas destinations which can be reached on one tank of gas or less. This is basically every corner of The Natural State. We hope... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1838 One Tank Travels: Pie in the River Valley Arkansas is blessed with a lot of good desserts... and many of those desserts are pie. From one side of the state to the other, you could eat pie all day and still find so many variations. So go fill your tank and head to the River Valley to thoroughly satisfy... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1834 Biggest Burger in Arkansas at Ed Walker's Drive-In There are a lot of places around the state that proclaim the largest this-or-that. When it comes to single-patty burgers, you won&#8217;t find one larger than the Giant Hamburger at Ed Walker&#8217;s Drive-In in Fort Smith.Ed Walker&#8217;s is known for... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1827 One Tank Travels: Gilbert We invite you to have "More Fun Per Gallon" in Arkansas this year. Each day we will be blogging on different Arkansas destinations which can be reached on one tank of gas or less. This is basically every corner of The Natural State. We hope these suggestions... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1828 One Tank Travels: Exploring Downtown Conway &nbsp;&nbsp;Those of us of a certain generation have fond memories of spending the whole day downtown. It was a really big deal to &#8220;go to town.&#8221; You can relive those wonderful remembrances or, if you are younger and don&#8217;t know what it&#8217;s... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1820 Go Early, Go Often to the Greek Food Festival This weekend is the annual International Greek Food Festival at Little Rock's Greek Annunciation Church out on Napa Valley Road. &nbsp;It's the 28th year for the event. &nbsp;I've been going since it was pretty darn small -- and since I was pretty darn small.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1822 One Tank Travels: Jonesboro We invite you to have&nbsp;&#8220;More Fun Per Gallon&#8221;&nbsp;in Arkansas this year. Each day we will be blogging on different Arkansas destinations which can be reached on one tank of gas or less. This is basically every corner of The Natural State.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1821 Burgers: Wink's Malt Stand in North Little Rock There are a lot of dairy bars and drive-ins out there that could be interchangeable. That&#8217;s not to say the burgers from such a place aren&#8217;t any good -- they usually are. Those sort of burgers are marked by good quality meat, a nicely seasoned... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1813 One Tank Travels: Heber Springs We invite you to have "More Fun Per Gallon"&nbsp;in Arkansas this year. Each day we will be blogging on different Arkansas destinations which can be reached on one tank of gas or less. This is basically every corner of The Natural State. We hope these suggestions... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1814 This Weekend in the Arkansas Delta Kimberly J. Williams DeltaTraveler@gmail.com&nbsp;Some of the Arkansas Delta&#8217;s favorite festivals and events are taking place this weekend.Downtown&nbsp;Paragould is the setting for the&nbsp;23rd annual Loose Caboose Festival on May 17-19. Live... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1810 One Tank Travels: Little Rock’s River Market &nbsp;&nbsp;If you&#8217;re looking for a vacation that doesn&#8217;t call for a lot of driving that also offers a wide array of activities, then look no farther than downtown Little Rock.&nbsp; And if you find you don&#8217;t want to walk the whole area,... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1812 Several Options for Celebrating Mom this Weekend &nbsp;&nbsp;Historic Arkansas Museum: Live music, dance, frontier demonstrations, pioneer games and more are on tap at the 39th Annual Territorial Fair, May 12 in downtown Little Rock.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Dutch oven cooking, quilting, blacksmithing and other... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1800 Taste of the Rock is a Great Deal for a Lot of Food Aren&#8217;t there a few restaurants in Little Rock you&#8217;ve always wanted to try but, for whatever reason, never have?&nbsp;The annual Taste of the Rock offers you a terrific opportunity in that you&#8217;ll be able to sample approximately 35 capital... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1798 Mather Lodge Reopens May 8 Following Renovation &nbsp;The beauty of Petit Jean Mountain inspired the creation of Arkansas&#8217;s state parks system in the 1920s, and with it, Arkansas&#8217;s first state park. So the history of Petit Jean State Park, constructed in 1933, is as rich as its scenery and... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1795 Art and Nature Celebrated With Artosphere Festival, New Crystal Bridges Exhibit You can&#8217;t look at &#8220;Arkansas, The Natural State&#8221; as just a slogan. It really is a way of life. Just look at what&#8217;s going on in northwest Arkansas this week and you&#8217;ll see how the beauty of the landscape influences and inspires... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1791 Celebrating African Culture in the Ozarks Feel the beat of the African drum calling you tomorrow when Kouakou Yao (&#8220;Angelo&#8221;) and his&nbsp;Afrique Aya Dance Company put on a unique and unforgettable experience of the culture and art of West Africa during Africa in the Ozarks, held in&nbsp;Eureka... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1788 Vote for Your Favorite Cheese Dip This Saturday at Fayetteville Sip & Dip I absolutely, positively love cheese dip. I could eat it every day, and come really close to doing so some weeks. I like all types &#8211; simple Rotel mixed with Velveeta to the real cheeses laden with spices, peppers and even meat &#8211; which is why you&#8217;ll... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1785 Yarnell's Returns To Shelves in Arkansas This is a guest blog by Kat Robinson, Communications Manager for the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism. &nbsp; &nbsp; It&#8217;s been a saga that perhaps my friends in other states haven&#8217;t quite understood. How could one state get so worked... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1771 Steven Foster to Give Lecture and Workshop It looks like Steven Foster, an herbalist and noted botanical photographer, is making his rounds in northwest Arkansas this spring. Hopefully, you can make it to one of these, the lecture or workshop. &#160;Best-selling author, photographer, consultant,... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1761 Tasty Thursday: Along Highway 70: Phillips Fish Market in Forrest City &#160; Located right off U.S. 70 in Forrest City at 122 Turner Rd., you&#8217;ll find Phillips Fish Market, a local favorite for fried catfish. The restaurant celebrates 30 years of operation in 2012. In 1982, Richard and Inez Phillips decided... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1749 Easter Celebrations in Little Rock This Weekend &#160; What are your plans for Easter? Hunting for Easter Eggs? Attending church services? A big family dinner? Or are you just not sure yet? There are numerous activities going on that you may want to add to your list or make them your celebration... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1746 Wood's Pharmacy & Old Fashioned Soda Fountain I walked into the&#160;Wood&#8217;s Pharmacy &amp; Old Fashioned Soda Fountain on a Wednesday, thank goodness, when the special was chicken pot pie with a side salad and a roll. It was a cool, rainy March day in&#160;Mountain View and I was delighted... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1739 Jo Jo's Catfish Wharf Serves Up Southern Goodness With an Excellent View &#160; &#8220;Are we supposed to be able to eat all of those hushpuppies?&#8221; my husband Mike asked. The waitress at&#160;Jo Jo&#8217;s Catfish Wharf in&#160;Mountain View had just placed a huge basket full of these hot, fried cornmeal delights... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1738 Tour America’s Treasures Features Arkansas Locations &#160; &#160; Over the next two weeks, the &#8220;Tour America&#8217;s Treasures&#8221; blogs cover six &#8220;Save America&#8217;s Treasures&#8221; sites in Arkansas.&#160;First on the list is Lakeport Plantation, located just outside Lake... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1737 Try Pancho's Mexican Restaurant in West Memphis In early March, I was in&#160;West Memphis for the Arkansas Governor&#8217;s Conference on Tourism and had the opportunity to eat at Pancho&#8217;s, a place I had heard great things about. An eatery that starts out in 1956 with packed dirt floors... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1735 Tasty Tuesday: Riverfront Restaurant and Fish Market in Biscoe Kimberly J. Williams DeltaTraveler@gmail.com &nbsp; The Riverfront Restaurant and Fish Market, owned by WO and Patsy Prince, is located at 1278 Riverfront Road in Biscoe. Mr. Prince is a former commercial fisherman and knows his fish. The restaurant... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1732 Along Highway 70: Ms. Lena's Pies As you know, Interstate 40 from Brinkley to Carlisle is undergoing some major construction through late 2013, so we at Arkansas Tourism wanted to offers some things for travelers to do and see and EAT along U.S. 70. Today...it's PIE! &#160; ... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1730 Revisiting a Favorite Restaurant in Carlisle &#160; I stumbled across Nick&#8217;s Bar-B-Q and Catfish in Carlisle strictly by accident about 10 years ago. There were numerous signs along I-40 going east toward Memphis but some of the signs were a little faded so I didn't know if the business... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1723 Tasty Tuesday: Soul Food at Madea's Kitchen in West Memphis I&#8217;m ALWAYS up for trying a new restaurant! So when our boss suggested&#160;Madea&#8217;s Kitchen in West Memphis, I was more than game! The Arkansas Parks and Tourism Communications Team was in West Memphis for the annual Governor&#8217;s... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1720 Food So Good Make You Wanna Slap Yo Momma When it comes to fried catfish, you wouldn&#8217;t think there could be that much of a difference from one restaurant&#8217;s dish to another. At least, that&#8217;s what I thought before I sat down for a meal at&#160;Madea&#8217;s... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1715 Bypass I-40 Construction Delays; Take U.S. 70 to Discover Some Arkansas Gems &#160; &#160; I recently attended a conference in West Memphis. We wanted to miss the mess on I-40 east so we decided to take U.S. 70. It&#8217;s amazing what you miss by taking the Interstate. There was very little traffic on U.S. 70 and... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1708 Gaston's Offers Guest Chef Night Gaston&#8217;s White River Resort offers a Guest Chef Night featuring two of Arkansas finest this Saturday, March 17. Located on the banks of the White River in Lakeview, Gaston&#8217;s is a first-class fishing resort.The dinner begins at 6 p.m.,... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1704 Cocktail Time! &#160;Bring the glitz of Tinseltown to your next party.&#160;The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in&#160;Pine Bluff hosts&#160;Cocktails: History, Hollywood &amp; Hair of the Dog on March 9 at 6 p.m. This fun workshop teaches participants... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1698 Reservable Corps Campsites It feels so much like spring that I&#8217;ve got camping on my mind. In fact, I&#8217;ve already been hinting to the family that I&#8217;d like a Dutch oven for Mother&#8217;s Day. Hey, it is the state cooking vessel! I've had experience cooking in... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1688 A New Favorite at U.S. Pizza &#160; U.S. Pizza is one of the most popular pizza restaurants in the state. This Arkansas-based chain has been in business since 1972 and now has 13 locations. There&#8217;s one not far from my house but I&#8217;m ashamed... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1687 Make Plans to Dig In! March 2-3 in Fayetteville My husband Mike and I started a garden last year, and my mom bought our boys some baby chicks. While I grew up on a farm and have plenty of experience with vegetable gardening and egg gathering, I truly forgot just how wonderful it is to have your... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1684 Let the 1929 Lyric Theater Serenade You and Your Valentine Visit My Arkansas every Thursday for information on festivals and events. &#160; &#160; If you&#8217;re looking to serenade your sweetie, but don&#8217;t have the musical talent to do it yourself, you can head to&#160;Harrison for the Ozark Mountain... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1658 Pine Bluff’s Arts and Science Center Hosts Taste of the WildLife 2012 Here&#8217;s an opportunity to have a wonderful meal and help raise money for a great organization!The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff hosts their annual wild game dinner and benefit on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7:00 p.m. at the... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1662 Valentine's Day: Think Outside the Box of Chocolates Visit My Arkansas every Wednesday for information on outdoors and sports. &#160;Roses, chocolates and candlelight dinners seem to epitomize the Valentine&#8217;s Day celebration. But there are plenty of other ways to show your significant... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1657 Juanita's Candy Kitchen in Arkadelphia &#160;&#160;Well, brittle fans have probably heard the news that Andrews Candy Company, a staple of Arkadelphia since 1955, is heading to Colorado. However, the good news is you can still order from them online. &#160;Also, Juanita&#8217;s Candy Kitchen... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1659 Treat Your Valentine to the Chocolate Lovers' Festival This Saturday Fountains of chocolate overflow at the 8th annual&#160;Chocolate Lovers&#8217; Festival on Feb. 11 in Eureka Springs, which is why my two boys are sure we should go. I have to admit that I went to the Chocolate Festival a few years ago to take photos... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1656 Make a Valentine’s Day Memory Aboard the Arkansas Queen &#160; Everyone has their own definition of romantic. To me there&#8217;s nothing more romantic than being on the water. You can give your special someone a treat this St. Valentine&#8217;s Day by taking a cruise... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1655 Arkansas-Made Chocolates Are Perfect for Valentine’s Day Valentine&#8217;s Day gift options for your loved ones are numerous, ranging from zany and practical to very expensive and out-of-this world.&#160;But you can&#8217;t beat the number one standard &#8211; chocolate.&#160;Here are some suggestions for doing... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1650 Monte Ne Inn Chicken Reopens Feb. 1 Pass the potatoes please. Would you like more chicken? Slice me off another piece of bread, will ya? More green beans? Gravy? This might sound like a Sunday sit down meal at grandma&#8217;s house, and feel like it too, but it&#8217;s also... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1645 Chateau Sante Opens in Warren &#160; A new spot focusing on events, camps and retreats has opened its doors in Warren. Chateau Sante was built as a private residence in the mid 1980s and sits on 105 acres surrounded by hardwood and pine trees.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1632 Tasty Thursday: Bourbon Street Steakhouse and Grill Happy Thursday, my friends! If you&#8217;re not hungry, you&#8217;re about to be! I had the opportunity to eat at the Bourbon Street Steakhouse and Grill in&#160;West Memphis last night. The restaurant is located on the second floor of Southland Park... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1627 New Culinary Workshops on Petit Jean Mountain Visit my Arkansas every Monday for a look at what&#8217;s going on in the world of arts and culture.&#160; &#160; &#160; Winthrop Rockefeller Institute&#160;on Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton has had a fabulous... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1621 A Meal to Remember at the Capital Bar & Grill I&#8217;m ashamed to admit it, being a Little Rock native, but two weeks ago was the first time I&#8217;d ever eaten at the Capital Hotel Bar &amp; Grill. I had dined at Ashley&#8217;s at The Capital before but never the bar. I&#8217;ve read many... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1605 Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge To Close Temporarily for Renovations Queen Wilhelmina State Park Lodge in Mena will close temporarily beginning February 1, 2012, to undergo a $6.2 million renovation. The lodge will reopen in summer 2013. &#160;The lodge offers panoramic views from atop 2,681-foot Rich Mountain,... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1574 Crystal Bridges: My First Look &#160; Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; Art makes me emotional. But that's not the only reason I had tears in my eyes while viewing my first gallery at the... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1570 Cornbread is King Saturday in Little Rock Kerry KrausNaturalStateBlogger@gmail.comHow many ways are there to make cornbread? Do you add sugar? Do you cook it in a cast iron skillet? Is buttermilk a &#8220;must&#8221; ingredient? How do you serve it? As wedges, in squares, or make cornbread... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1561 Guns ‘n’ Hoses Halloween Chili Cook-Off is Oct. 29 in Little Rock Kerry KrausNaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com This weekend is going to be another one of those autumn weekends in The Natural State when there is so much going on. If you like chili and like helping out a good cause, then you should attend the 6th annual Guns... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1549 Details of El Dorado Southern Food & Wine Festival Zoie Clift travelarkansas@gmail.com &#160; The Union Square District of El Dorado provides the backdrop for the first ever Southern Food &amp; Wine Festival Oct. 28-29. The event highlights Southern culture and provides... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1531 Arkansas State Fair Starts Tomorrow Kerry KrausNaturalStateBlogger@gmail.comEver since I was little, there&#8217;s always been an air of excitement to me about the coming of the Arkansas State Fair. When I was younger, you couldn&#8217;t get funnel cakes, candy apples, cotton candy and all... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1530 New Orleans Chef Tory McPhail and Pensacola Chef Mike Johnson Partner Offer World Class Dining Event Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com&#160; As if the Arkansas v. Auburn game weren&#8217;t enough to look forward to, a world-class dining experience is also taking place this weekend, Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1518 Celebrate Weinfest This Weekend Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com&#160; The much-anticipated annual Wiederkehr Village Weinfest takes place this Saturday, Oct. 8. This is the 48th year for this annual festival held on the grounds of the historic Wiederkehr Wine... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1513 Last Chance to Visit Klappenbach Bakery in Fordyce &#160; Zoie Clifttravelarkansas@gmail.com&#160;The landmark Klappenbach Bakery is set to close tomorrow ( Oct. 1), signaling the last chance to head to Fordyce for the bakery&#8217;s famous fare. Below is an article from Arkansas Business on the news.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1507 Cowboy Weekend Starts Tomorrow in Mountain View &#160;Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; Yeehaw folks! It&#8217;s Cowboy Weekend at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. This Friday and Saturday (Sept. 23 and 24) you can hear cowboy poetry,... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1496 Cheese Dip Championship & Chow Down is Saturday Kerry KrausNaturalStateBlogger@gmail.comAll-you-can-eat cheese dip and college football. Saturday's don't get much better than that. We have one coming up this Saturday, Sept. 24 with the 2nd annual World Cheese Dip Championship in Little Rock. From 1 p.m.-7... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1490 Heifer Village Family Day is Sept. 24 Kerry KrausNaturalStateBlogger@gmail.comIt&#8217;s going to be another jam-packed weekend coming up in Little Rock so I&#8217;m starting early to let you know what&#8217;s going on. On Saturday, Sept. 24 Heifer International&#160; hosts its Heifer Village... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1489 Prairie Grove Clothesline Fair is Labor Day Weekend Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; It&#8217;s Labor Day weekend, which means it&#8217;s also time for the Clothesline Fair in Prairie Grove. This is the 60th year for this fantastic festival held at Prairie Grove... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1476 Ozark Folk Center Offers Hands-On Fun Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com Need to sharpen your own knife? Want to print your own book? Itching to sculpt your own pottery or make a wash cloth soap bunny?Then head to Ozark Folk Center State Park&#160;in... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1475 Fayetteville Roots Festival This Weekend Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; I have my ticket. Do you? The Fayetteville Roots Festival is this weekend, Aug. 26- 28, and takes place at multiple venues in this hip, happening, energetic college town. Billed... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1468 New Events Added to World Champion Cheese Dip Festival Kerry KrausNaturalStateBlogger@gmail.comThose cheese dip festival people are at it again. Always looking for ways to increase the public&#8217;s enjoyment at their event, they&#8217;ve added some new attractions: a cheese dip eating contest and a boat and... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1466 All American Weekend Coming Up in Eureka Springs Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com Here&#8217;s a festival worth supporting, the All-American Weekend Sept. 16-18 at the Pine Mountain Village on U.S. 62 in Eureka Springs. Sponsored by the Eureka Springs Police and Fire Departments,... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1464 Papa Joe’s Café Worth the Drive Kerry KrausNaturalStateBlogger@gmail.comOne of life&#8217;s truths seems to be you find some of the best restaurants in out-of-the-way places. Humnoke isn&#8217;t exactly a destination unless you are going duck hunting&#8230;or want some great food. Papa... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1460 World Champion Cheese Dip Registration Now Open Kerry KrausNaturalStateBlogger@gmail.comCheese dip is kind of like barbecue &#8211; everyone thinks theirs is the best. And they usually all have heavily guarded secret recipes. Do you think your cheese dip is the best ever? Here&#8217;s your chance to prove... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1442 All Aboard Is a Fun Place to Eat for All Ages Kerry KrausNaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com&#160;I finally had the opportunity to eat at All Aboard Restaurant. I had read several articles about it since it opened but could not conceptualize the process of how it works. For those not familiar with All Aboard... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1428 Eureka Springs Fleur Delicious Weekend July 7-10 Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; Eureka Springs&#160;is host to another new, cool event. Celebrating all the senses, Fleur Delicious Weekend, a French-themed festival with a street fair atmosphere, is coming up July 7-10. You... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1410 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Launches Membership Program Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com Don Bacigalupi, executive director of&#160;Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, says one of the most frequent questions he is asked is &#8220;When can we join?&#8221;... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1409 Eat Hearty and Well at Argenta Foodie Fest July 2 Kerry KrausNaturalStateBlogger@gmail.comGet a head start on your Independence Day Weekend in downtown North Little Rock at the Argenta Foodie Fest on Saturday. This event provides one of the most enjoyable ways to sample various Little Rock and North Little... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1411 Have You Ever Tried a Deep Fried Egg on a Stick? Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com Do you ever wonder how people think up these things??&#160;The current issue of Food &amp; Wine Magazine has a list of America&#8217;s Wacky Fair Foods. One of the featured fairs... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1401 Art Adventures in Eureka Springs on June 11 Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com The kids have been working hard in school, so start their summer break off with a trip to&#160;Eureka Springs on June 11 when Eureka Springs Art Adventures presents a Saturday of art for all... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1332 Turpentine Creek Pow Wow is Father's Day Weekend Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160;Any day is a good day to visit&#160;Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs. Turpentine is a lifetime refuge for abandoned, abused, and neglected &#8220;Big Cats&#8221;... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1326 Bushwhackers and Scallywags at Ozark Folk Center Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com Learn about Bushwhackers, Scallywags, Jayhawkers and the Yellow Rag Boys on May 29 at the&#160;Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. Starting at 7 p.m. that Sunday, you can travel back to the Civil... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1325 Vote Now for “Best of Arkansas” Communities Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; Everyone who loves every nook and cranny in Arkansas&#8230;or just one little corner&#8230;visitor or resident&#8230;here&#8217;s your opportunity to let everyone know how you feel.&#160;... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1335 Women, Wine and Horses Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160;Like horses? Like wine? Like a girls&#8217; getaway with other like-minded women? Then head to&#160;Stonecreek Ranch and Resort near&#160;Mountain Home for Women, Wine and Horses. The retreat is offered... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1327 Crawdads and Music in Harrison This Weekend Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; The&#160;Crawdad Days Festival in&#160;Harrison began 21 years ago and includes a carnival midway, food, crafts, music and, duh &#8211; crawfish! You can enjoy all the fun this weekend on May 20 and... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1324 Jewish Food & Cultural Festival This Sunday Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; Exploring other cultures is fun, especially if you do it through food and music. The Jewish Food and Cultural Festival is May 15 at the River Market in downtown Little Rock. Some of the... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1321 Aha Moment Tour Headed to Fayetteville Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; Have you had an Aha Moment? You know, that sudden moment of clarity and understanding. Perhaps it made you feel as if possibility was everywhere. Maybe it wasn&#8217;t something you were... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1313 Arkansas to Celebrate Tourism Week May 7 - 15 Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism In recognition of the positive economic, social, and cultural impact of the travel and tourism industry, Arkansas will celebrate May 7-15 as Tourism Week. Monday, May 9, is Arkansas Tourist Appreciation... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1306 Arkansas Turns 175! Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; You may be celebrating Cinco De Mayo today -- but here's a bigger and better anniversary to celebrate, Arkansas turning 175 this year! &#160; &#160; ... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1302 Tons to Do This Weekend in NWA Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; Most of us are a bit stir crazy from the depressing rains. But it looks like the weather is going to be beautiful in northwest Arkansas this weekend, which is a good thing because there are a ton of... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1299 Great Passion Play Season Opens May 6 in Eureka Springs Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; &#160;With a cast of hundreds and live animals,&#160;The Great Passion Play is a must-see attraction in Eureka Springs. It begins its 2011 season on Friday, May 6. Performed amid... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1293 Some Arkansas State Parks, Facilities Closed Due to Weather Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; As the rains continue, it has become necessary to close some Arkansas State Park facilities. These parks are temporarily closed in their entirety -- Hampson Museum Archeological State Park, Lake Ouachita... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1292 Some Cheerful News Amidst All the Storms: <br>Little Rock Farmers Market is Open Kerry KrausNaturalStateBlogger@gmail.comFor all of us in The Natural State who are storm-weary, here&#8217;s some cheerful news. The Little Rock Farmers Market opened yesterday, April 26. The River Market Pavilion downtown is now going to be full of fresh... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1285 P. Allen Smith Garden2Blog: Day 2 Day 2: Wednesday, April 27 Tour, Presentations and Activities at Moss Mountain Farm &#160; Our Dena Woerner is ready for a second day with P. Allen Smith and his partners &#160; ... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1286 P. Allen Smith Garden2Blog: Day 1 &#160; &#160; Day 1: Tuesday, April 26 Tour of Outdoor Spaces designed by P. Allen Smith &amp; Associates 1:00 p.m.:&#160;Pick up at Capital Hotel&#160; &#160; ... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1282 Garden Bloggers Tour Central Arkansas with P. Allen Smith Starting this afternoon, I will be traveling with... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1281 Tasty Thursday: Larry's Pizza Opens in Forrest City &#8220;Tasty Thursday&#8221; blogs feature restaurants and shops located throughout my territory that offer delectable dishes, interesting items and tantalizing tidbits! &#160; Kimberly J. Williams DeltaTraveler@gmail.com ... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1266 Argenta Farmers Market Opens Saturday<br>With Arkansas Strawberries Kerry KrausNaturalStateBlogger@gmail.comSo many wonderful things come with warmer temperatures in Arkansas, one of which is all the great homegrown produce. The Certified Arkansas Famers Market in the Argenta Historic District opens Saturday, April 16 full... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1265 ARKANSAS STATE PARKS CAMPSITES WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY ANY TEMPORARY SHUTDOWN OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; &#160; &#160; There seems to be some confusion about what the possible shutdown of the U.S. Government would affect.&#160; Arkansas's State Parks WILL NOT be affected if the Federal... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1257 Fort Smith's Heritage Festival is April 9 Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; Fort Smith is known for its Wild West origins, but don&#8217;t assume the city&#8217;s 2011 Heritage Festival on April 9 is limited to that piece of history alone. &#8220;It&#8217;s... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1253 2nd Saturday Great Time to Visit Leslie Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; With a population of less than 500, the small town of&#160;Leslie may not seem like it would have much of a draw. But its downtown maintains a 1920s-era charm and is worth stopping in to shop for antiques... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1249 Downtown Bentonville’s First Friday Event Includes Fund Drive for Japanese Relief Efforts Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; Bentonville has a great seasonal event called First Friday that begins today Friday, April 1. No foolin&#8217;. It runs April through November. The first First Friday of the 2011 season, the free... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1241 Downtown Conway Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day With a Clever Twist Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; Conway has an innovative way to celebrate St. Patrick&#8217;s Day tomorrow.&#160;It&#8217;s called Putt Around Downtown Challenge. Nine, par four putt... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1214 March Events in the Arkansas Ozarks Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; Check out these events taking place in the Arkansas Ozarks this month!&#160; &#160; Zack and Malinda Folkers are featured artists for the month of March at the Arkansas Craft... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1204 March Events in the Arkansas River Valley Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; Check out what's going on in the Arkansas River Valley this month. &#160; &#160; Have you ever been to the highest point in Arkansas? Hike to the highpoint on March 12, 23, or 30 with a park... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1203 Buffalo River Chamber of Commerce Forms, Launches New Website Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; One of The Natural State&#8217;s most prized treasures is the Buffalo National River, the country's first national river, established in 1972. Here you will find gorgeous limestone bluffs, miles... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1177 Chef Richardson a James Beard Award Finalist Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com The accolades for Chef Lee Richardson of Ashley&#8217;s at the Capital in Little Rock keep coming. Yesterday I wrote about him being up for Food and Wine&#8217;s Best New Chef.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1179 Help an Arkansas Chef Become “The People's Best New Chef” Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; Every year, Food and Wine magazine name America's 10 most brilliant up-and-coming chefs. Now the magazine wants to know who you think is the most talented new chef in the country. One... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1176 Ella's Restaurant Holds Tasting of Raimondo Wines, Oils and Vinegars Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; I am signed up for the Monday, Feb. 21 wine tasting at Ella&#8217;s Restaurant in the historic Inn at Carnall Hall on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, and I can&#8217;t wait! ... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1173 Tasty Thursday: Riceland's Baked Rice Custard &#8220;Tasty Thursday&#8221; blogs feature restaurants and shops located throughout my territory that offer delectable dishes, interesting items and tantalizing tidbits! &#160; Happy Thursday! As I sit here writing this blog, I, like a... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1169 2011 Chefs' Ball Talent: Our Secret Ingredient I'm a foodie and love to attend just about any&#160;culinary event&#160;I can find.&#160;&#160;So, I was&#160;thrilled when the details of the 2011 Chefs'&#160;Ball were announced.&#160;I'm especially excited about this year's event because I know several... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1170 Registration is Open for MOMcation 2011 Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; Whether you use the buzz word &#8220;momcation,&#8221; call it a &#8220;girlfriend getaway,&#8221; or take it as a &#8220;Calgon take me away moment,&#8221; the upcoming weekend retreat at&#160;Heifer... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1166 Funny Valentine: An Evening of Love and Laughter Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.comIf you still haven&#8217;t made plans for Valentine&#8217;s Day, here&#8217;s another idea for you to consider. &#8220;Funny Valentine: An Evening of Love and Laughter&#8221; will be performed Feb. 11-14 at the Gaviloi... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1162 Music & Art at Uncommon Grounds in Harrison Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; If you live in Harrison, or maybe you&#8217;re visiting on business or pleasure, stop in Uncommon Grounds, located on Ark. 62/65, for more than coffee. You can also enjoy live music and art exhibits.&#160; ... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1151 Experience Moonlight Madness in Conway Tonight Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; Looking for something to do tonight? Want to save some money? The head to Conway for Downtown Moonlight Madness tonight. Almost 30 stores in Conway&#8217;s downtown historic district... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1141 Valentine's Day Celebration Ideas Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com Valentine&#8217;s Day is just around the corner. Dinner out is nice. Flowers are fabulous. Chocolates are sweet. But if you&#8217;re looking for a different way to show your special someone that... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1125 Tasty Tuesday: Emmie's Diner in Marianna &#160; &#8220;Tasty Tuesday&#8221; blogs feature restaurants and shops located throughout my territory that offer delectable dishes, interesting items and tantalizing tidbits! &#160;Kimberly J. WilliamsDeltaTraveler@gmail.com&#160;&#160; Today&#8217;s... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1134 Congratulations to Feltner’s Whatta Burger Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; The Lifestyle Correspondent of AskMen.com apparently now knows what we here in The Natural State have known for some time. Feltner&#8217;s Whatta Burger in Russellville is a great place... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1133 Toad Suck Buck's: Good Friends, Good Food, Good Times Today I&#8217;m posting a guest blog by Tim Schultz, a photographer and audio/visual coordinator for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. (Look for a part two of this blog with photos, especially if you&#8217;re a motorcycle fan.) Enjoy... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1115 It’s Argenta Restaurant Week Again! Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; After being snowbound for a couple of days, you&#8217;re probably ready for a break.&#160;How about taking part in Argenta Restaurant Week, which began yesterday?&#160; Nine downtown... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1102 Mountain Home Vacation/Relocation Guides Jill M.&#160;Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160;Mountain Home is a popular retirement and vacation area. If you or someone you know is interested in what it has to offer, the 2011 Mountain Home Vacation/Relocation Guides have... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1099 New Year’s Eve Revelry Aboard the Arkansas Queen Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; We all know the usual options for celebrating New Year&#8217;s Eve &#8211; a party, dinner, a dance, etc. How about this year doing the usual -- with a twist? The Arkansas Queen Riverboat... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1090 Soup Du Jour Classes Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; Cold weather always brings a desire in me to cook soups and chili. I have two favorite recipes that I pull out every year. To increase my soup repertoire, I would love to take this cooking course at&#160;Winthrop... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1068 Christmas Day Dinner on the River Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; Do you wish you could celebrate Christmas without all the hustle and hassle of cooking a huge holiday meal? You can always pack up the family and go to a restaurant. But how about trying... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1073 Eureka Springs at Christmastime Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; There&#8217;s no other town in Arkansas that can transport us into the setting of the classic movie &#8220;A Christmas Carol&#8221; like&#160;Eureka Springs can with its Victorian... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1051 Arkansas-Made Christmas Gift Ideas Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; &#160; Nearly everyone has someone on their Christmas gift list that is difficult to buy for --- whether it be a teacher, a boss, a coworker or a hairdresser or the person... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1054 Petit Jean’s Historic CCC Lodge Undergoes Improvements Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; Change is good. Change that retains historic treasures is even better. That&#8217;s just what you&#8217;ll see with the renovation of the historic Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton.As... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1048 Helping Out Our Neighbors to the South While Dining Out Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; The Gulf Coast oil spill was a huge blow to the seafood and restaurant industries in the South and Southeast.&#160;The impact is going to be felt... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1032 Checking out the World Champion Cheese Dip Winner Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; Yesterday I finally got to sample the winner of the 1st annual World Championship Cheese Dip Festival, held in October at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock. I had lunch... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1020 Sampling Local Cuisine…for a Good Cause! Kimberly J. Williams DeltaTraveler@gmail.com &#160; We're closing in on the weekend, my friends! If you&#8217;re in the&#160;Batesville area tomorrow, you have the opportunity to sample culinary creations for local and regional... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1006 Celebrity Chefs Compete Thursday Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com Some of Arkansas&#8217;s best-known culinary stars shine this Thursday as AY Magazine presents its 2010 Celebrity Chef Cook-off... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=1000 Plan-Ahead Event: Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas Presents “Razzle Dazzle” Kimberly J. Williams DeltaTraveler@gmail.com &#160; &#8220;Plan-Ahead Event&#8221; blogs are posted early in the week and feature events and festivals that are popular or unique&#8230;and give readers plenty of time to... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=997 The Lodge at Whitney Mountain Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160;Cozy with an awesome view &#8211; that&#8217;s the&#160;Whitney Mountain Lodge located in&#160;Garfield in northwest Arkansas. After undergoing a recent remodel, this chic boutique hotel has beautiful rooms.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=976 Explore Central Arkansas Fall Color Aboard the Arkansas Queen Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; If there is ever a perfect time of the year to take a river trip, it&#8217;s autumn. Check out the Arkansas Queen which offers fall foliage tours from a different perspective... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=974 Get Mad About Hats & Art Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.comWhether you&#8217;re mad about hats or mad about art, you&#8217;re sure to have a good time at the 8th annual Mad Hatter Ball on Oct. 29 in Eureka Springs. The event is a lavish costumed affair and the main fundraiser... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=954 New Barbecue Cook-off in Harrison Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160;Do you cook the best barbecue in town? There&#8217;s a new barbecue competition that will let you find out and pay you money if you do.The Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce will host Cookin&#8217;... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=953 Fall Foliage, Food and Festivities at Wildwood Park Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160;All the beauty and festivities of fall are showcased at Wildwood Park for the Arts during the annual Harvest! Festival, Oct. 16-17. The family event celebrates the glorious... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=949 World Cheese Dip Championship in NLR This Weekend Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; Anybody that knows me very well at all, knows that I love cheese dip. People tease me about needing a straw instead of chips, or say that it&#8217;s not blood but cheese that runs through my veins.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=942 World’s Championship Cheese Dip Festival<br>Debuts Saturday at Dickey-Stephens Park Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160;Is Arkansas the birthplace of cheese dip? Little Rock lawyer and filmmaker Nick Rogers has done his research and believes it to be. &#8220;My cheese dip curiosity began a few years ago in... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=941 Weinfest at Weiderkehr Village is Oct. 8-9 Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; This should be on your Arkansas Bucket List &#8211; attending Weinfest in Wiederkehr Village.&#160;Weinfest 2010 is Oct. 8-9. It kicks off with an Early Bird Party on the 8th in the Wiederkehr... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=921 An Historic Bridge Reopens and a Park Temporarily Closes Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com&#160;The century-old, one-lane War Eagle Bridge will reopen to traffic on Friday, Oct. 1 at 9 a.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony. In late June, the bridge closed to undergo a significant restoration process to... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=917 Holiday Cooking Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com If you love entertaining for the holidays, here are two cooking classes to expand your abilities. The holidays are almost here, and with the holidays come entertaining opportunities.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=913 65th annual Turkey Trot in Yellville This Weekend Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; The 65th annual Turkey Trot is this weekend, Oct. 8-9 in Yellville, home of the oldest national wild turkey calling contest. It takes place on the courthouse square and includes a parade, quilt show,... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=910 Wine Wednesday: Post Wine Tasting at Gaston's Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com Gaston&#8217;s White River Resort hosts its semi-annual Post Familie Wine Tasting on Oct. 2 in Lakeview. This free event is open to the public and takes place at the resort conference... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=907 Having Breakfast with the Stars Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com I had breakfast with Elvis last week. James Dean and Marilyn Monroe were there as well, along with everyone&#8217;s favorite law officer, Barney Fife. I had breakfast at The Hop Diner... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=904 Tickets Available for Free Mexican Food Tonight At Dickey-Stephens Park Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; In my humble opinion, very little beats good Mexican food&#160;-- except maybe for free good Mexican food. &#160;You can enjoy that this evening at Dickey-Stephens Park as the Mexican... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=902 More on Becoming and Outdoors Woman The Becoming an Outdoors Woman program offered by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission takes place annually at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center in Ferndale, about 10 miles west of Little Rock. The workshop focuses on learning outdoor skills usually... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=897 The Becoming an Outdoors Woman Experience Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; Remember that late 1970s advertisement for Enjoli perfume that said, &#8220;I can bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan.&#8221; Watching that as a little girl, I thought... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=890 Clash of the Competitive Chefs Starts Today in Little Rock Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; Competitive cooking shows are all the rage &#8211; from Chopped! and Iron Chef to Top Chef and Cupcake Wars. Arkansas&#8217;s premiere cooking competitions begin today with the... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=888 Wine and Food plus Great Scenery at Wildwood Park Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; The gorgeous grounds of Wildwood Park for the Arts provide the perfect backdrop for the Wine and Food Festival, Sept. 17. Grape stompers and roaming musicians create a wine country ambience... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=875 Savor the City During September Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; &#160; Little Rock has been blessed with an influx of a wide variety of restaurants over the past decade or so. Before... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=862 Ozark Harvest Food Festival in Fayetteville this Saturday Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com If you like food and you like supporting sustainable local agriculture, you want to be at the&#160;Fayetteville square this Saturday, Sept. 11 for the Ozark Harvest Food Festival.From 9 a.m., until 1 p.m., area... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=860 Take Your Pick of Fun Events Happening This Weekend Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; There is so much to do this weekend! Take your pick from the list below:Arkansas River ValleyThe Wilson SW Entergy Fishing Tournament is set for Sept. 11 at Lake Dardanelle in Russellville.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=861 Girlfriend Getaway in the Arkansas Ozarks Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com It seems that my girlfriends and I talk about a girlfriend getaway but rarely follow through with our plans. So when a resort owner friend of mine suggested and planned an itinerary for a girls&#8217; trip,... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=858 Festivals & Events: Enjoy the Prairie Grove Clothesline Fair this Labor Day Weekend Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; When Labor Day comes, I think of my mother, grandmother, and the Prairie Grove Clothesline Fair because it&#8217;s a long standing tradition that we all three go and shop the arts and crafts booths.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=844 Wine Wednesday: 30th annual Arkansas Championship Grape Stomp & Cowie Wine Fest My blog each Wednesday discusses the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, festivals, wine-infused events and more. Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com &#160; Make plans now to attend... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=843 Local Distillery Ready for World Premier &#160;The logo for Arkansas&#8217;s only distillery is an exclamation point—fitting for the excitement of this new Arkansas produced spirits!&#160;On September 2, 2010,&#160;Brandon&#8217;s Rock Town Distillery will make its world premiere of Arkansas... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=827 Ella’s Restaurant Wine Tasting & Tailgating Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com If you&#8217;re a Hog fan, you can already feel that slow yet steady buzz of excitement that&#8217;s building toward a frenzy in anticipation of the first&#160;Arkansas Razorback football game. Part of that fanaticism... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=821 Downtown Argenta Historic District Makes the <i>New York Times</i> Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; Congratulations are in order to the city of North Little Rock and all the businesses that comprise the Argenta Downtown Historic Arts District.&#160;The arts and entertainment area made... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=820 NWA BBQ Championship in Springdale This Weekend Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com Although it&#8217;s the inaugural year for the NWA State BBQ Championship, set for Aug. 27-28 in Springdale, the event is expected to be one of the largest barbecue competitions in the state. I&#8217;m sure the... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=818 Free Friday: Argenta Art Walk & Park Dedication Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160;&#160; Looking for something to do this Friday evening?&#160;Then head to downtown North Little Rock for the Argenta Arts District 3rd Friday Art Walk. Galleries, shops, restaurants and... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=812 Arkansas Food Fun Facts --- Did You Know? Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; I&#8217;ve posted some trivia questions about various Arkansas towns in the past month or so.&#160;Today I&#8217;m going to share with you what may or may not be lesser known food... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=810 Wine Wednesday: 2009 Viognier and Asian Grilled Rainbow Trout Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com Here&#8217;s a dinner idea based on a bottle of wine from Raimondo Family Winery, which operates its tasting room and produces its wines at&#160;Blue Lady Resort in&#160;Gamaliel (near Mountain Home)... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=809 Events Ahead: Weekend Fun in Fayetteville, Mountain View and Russellville &#160; Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com Event offerings around the state really pick up toward the end of August into the fall. If you&#8217;re looking for something to do this weekend, you&#8217;ll find a nice variety of options.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=803 Wine Wednesday: Keels Creek Brings Home Silver and Bronze My blog each Wednesday discusses the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, and festivals, to wine-infused events and more.&#160;Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com The Cynthiana at&#160;Keels Creek Winery in&#160;Eureka... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=793 Dining Deals in Downtown North Little Rock Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com If you haven&#8217;t yet experienced Argenta Restaurant Week, there&#8217;s still plenty... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=783 Arkansas Tourism Launches Green Travel Site Have you ever thought about wanting to be more environmentally conscious while on the road?&#160;If so, you are not alone.&#160;Vacationers as well as business travelers are mindful of the impact they make on the natural resources of their destination... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=760 Beat the Heat with a Soda Fountain Treat! Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; July is National Ice Cream Month. In the South, we&#8217;ve become adept at ways to beat the summer heat and ice cream is just about one of the best ways around. Kids love it, grown-ups... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=737 Looking for a Travel Deal? Try Affordable Arkansas! Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; Think you can&#8217;t afford a vacation this year?&#160;Or perhaps you&#8217;ve taken on and would like to take another but don&#8217;t have the budget? Au contraire.&#160;Arkansas... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=736 Events Ahead: Wakeboarding and Confederate History Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com Here are two diverse events coming up this weekend &#8211; a wakeboarding competition, and a Confederate history weekend.Liquidforce is bringing its annual Brostock 2010 Wakeboarding Competition to Bull... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=735 FREE FRIDAY: Celebrate the Holiday and Good Food at the Argenta Foodie Festival Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com You don&#8217;t need a lot of money to have a good time in Arkansas. There are ample things to see and do that don&#8217;t cost a cent.&#160;Each Friday... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=726 Heart Healthy: Arkansas Farmers Markets My Thursday blogs are all about being Heart Healthy. When the New Year rolled around, I&#8217;m sure many of us made a resolution to get fit &#8211; to make a change. So let&#8217;s do it. Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjournesy@gmail.com ... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=706 Wine Wednesday: More Recipes My blog each Wednesday discusses the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, festivals, wine-infused events and more. Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com I was having trouble trying to decide what to... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=703 Mountain Home's Red, White & Blue Festival is This Weekend Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com Enjoy a patriotic salute to America this weekend at the&#160;11th annual Red, White &amp; Blue Festival on the beautiful grounds of ASU-Mountain Home. Activities take place June 25-27 and include food,... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=701 More Accolades for Charlotte’s Eats & Sweets Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; I don&#8217;t exactly remember when I first discovered Charlotte&#8217;s Eats and Sweets in Keo&#160; but I suspect I was browsing at Morris Antiques when I found it.&#160;All it took... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=698 Events Ahead: War Eagle Bridge Closes for Repairs, Mill Still Open &#160;Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com War Eagle Bridge, built in 1907 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will close Thursday, June 24 for repairs. Plans call for improving the steel support along the... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=695 Being a Tourist in My Own Backyard &#160; Normal.dotm 0 0 1 348 1984 Purdue 16 3 2436 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* Style Definitions... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=687 Wine Wednesday: 12th annual KUAF Wine Tasting in Fort Smith My blog each Wednesday discusses the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, festivals, wine-infused events and more. &#160; Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com KUAF&#8217;s 12th annual Wine... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=681 25th Ice Cream Social This Weekend in Berryville &#160;Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com I Scream. You Scream. We All Scream for Ice Cream! So let&#8217;s head over to&#160;Berryville this weekend on June 11 and 12 for the 25th annual Ice Cream Social.I took my kids last year for a day... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=664 Wine Wednesday: Great Tastings and New Events at 10th annual Art of Wine My blog each Wednesday discusses the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, festivals, wine-infused events and more.Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com The Art of Wine in&#160;Fayetteville is one of my favorite events... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=641 Send us your Arkansas Memorial Day Photos! While we love our iPhone app profile picture, we want something new to showcase Arkansas. To help celebrate Memorial Day and all there is to do in the Natural State, we want you to show us what you did this Memorial Day weekend in Arkansas! &#160; ... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=635 Wine Wednesday: Blessing of the Bells at Cowie Wine Cellars My blog each Wednesday discusses the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, festivals, wine-infused events and more. Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com The Catholic Bishop of Arkansas from Little Rock will bless... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=633 Endless Feast: The Arkansas Delta to air May 22 on PBS Last October I attended the filming of the&#160;PBS program&#160;Endless Feast at&#160;Whitton Farms in Whitton, AR.&#160;If you haven&#8217;t heard of Whitton, perhaps you have seen&#160;Tyronza on the map.&#160;Tyronza is a small Delta town located... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=620 Wine Wednesday: Recipes from Mount Bethel Winery My blog each Wednesday discusses the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, festivals, wine-infused events and more. Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner. If you&#8217;re... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=613 Events Ahead: Third Friday Twilight Walk in Rogers Grab your planner when you join me each Monday because I preview upcoming events that you won&#8217;t want to miss. Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com If you&#8217;re looking for something to do on Friday nights in northwest Arkansas,... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=609 Glass, Art, or Tool? Find out at a Wine Tasting Normal.dotm 0 0 1 285 1630 Purdue 13 3 2001 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false ... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=606 Wine Wednesday: Wine Club at Ella's Restaurant My blog each Wednesday discusses the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, festivals, wine-infused events and more. Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com If you&#8217;re in the&#160;Fayetteville area, consider... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=599 Strawberries! Succulent Strawberries! Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com My all-time favorite summer fruit has to be strawberries (followed closely by watermelon).&#160;Thankfully,... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=598 Food, Festivities & Fun at Greek Food Fest Kerry KrausNaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com May 21-23 is a stellar weekend in Little Rock for those who love good and not-your-everyday food with the 26th Annual International Greek Food Festival&#160;taking place.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=569 Events Ahead: Northwest Arkansas Spring Craft Fairs Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com Annual craft fairs are held each spring and fall in northwest Arkansas bringing exceptional artists to sell their handmade wares and thousands of visitors interested in buying them. It&#8217;s a tradition that... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=568 May is National Burger Month Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; &#160; Did you know May 1 is the beginning of National Burger Month? Today was the first I&#8217;d heard of it so I decided to do a little research.&#160;Here&#8217;s what I found... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=562 Wine Wednesday: Mother's Day Gift Idea My blog each Wednesday is going to discuss the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, festivals, wine-infused events and more. Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com Mother&#8217;s Day is... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=554 Cultural Extravaganza in Little Rock Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; One of the most enjoyable ways to learn about different cultures is through food and music. On May 16 the Jewish Food and Cultural Festival gives visitors just that... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=561 Wine Wednesday: Blooms n' Blues at Chateaux Aux Arc My blog each Wednesday is going to discuss the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, festivals, wine-infused events and more.Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com Rockin&#8217; barbecue, wine releases and live... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=541 Events Ahead: Springfest 2010 in Heber Springs Grab your planner when you join me each Monday because I preview upcoming events that you won&#8217;t want to miss. Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com Got Spring? That&#8217;s the theme for this year&#8217;s&#160;Springfest... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=537 Legendary Hot Dogs Shine in <br>Little Rock and North Little Rock Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; There&#8217;s nothing quite like a good hot dog, especially in the summer or at an athletic event. For a while, there seemed to be a dearth of good hot dogs in central Arkansas,... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=532 RE: Radio show highlights Arkansas cuisine Zoie Clift travelarkansas@gmail.com &#160; "Life is too short for bad food, so only eat good food and eat it with great people, it will taste so much better!" Mary Twedt &#160; If you enjoy the local cuisine scene, here's &#160;a heads... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=528 Wine Wednesday: Cowie International Amateur Wine Competition My blog each Wednesday discusses the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, festivals, wine-infused events and more. Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com The 26th Cowie International Amateur Wine Competition, the... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=523 Dining Deals on the North Shore Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; Are there restaurants you&#8217;d like to try in the North Little Rock area but, for whatever reason, have never gotten around to doing so?&#160;The North Little Rock Visitors Bureau has just... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=521 Back to Nature: Drewry Farm and Orchards in Russellville My Tuesday blogs are dedicated to experiencing the great outdoors in many forms. I&#8217;ll feature anything from park events to Natural State destinations worth seeing. Join me each week to get back to nature. Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com ... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=520 Wine Wednesday: Gaston's and Post Give Wine Tasting My blog each Wednesday is going to discuss the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, festivals, wine-infused events and more. &#160; &#160; Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com ... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=509 Friday Roundup: Retrograde Amusement Park Reopens Today Friday blogs are a mix of things instead of fitting a theme like my other blog days. Most of the time it will be event oriented and other times just something I needed to share. Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com ... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=496 Wine Wednesday: Activities at Mount Magazine State Park Included Guided Tour of Wine Country My blog each Wednesday is going to discuss the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, festivals, wine-infused events and more. Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com&#8220;Plush and velvety in the mouth, this... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=486 Events Ahead: WRI. This is No Stuffy Institute Grab your planner when you join me each Monday because I&#8217;ll be previewing upcoming events that you won&#8217;t want to miss. Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com The late Winthrop Rockefeller was a two-term governor of Arkansas... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=481 Wine Wednesday: Swiss Delegates Visit Wiederkehr Wine Cellars &#160; My blog each Wednesday is going to discuss the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, festivals, wine-infused events and more.Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com I have mentioned in past blogs that one of my favorite... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=473 Making Nightlife Safe in Little Rock Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; If you visit the River Market District or the Hillcrest area of Little Rock tonight, you can catch a ride on the Friday Night Trolley. Beginning on March 19, the Safe Ride Trolley... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=462 Wine Wednesday: The Making of Prophecy My blog each Wednesday is going to discuss the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, festivals, wine-infused events and more. Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com I love visiting our Arkansas wineries... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=456 Be “INNspired” to Try These Arkansas Recipes Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; Some of the greatest cooks in Arkansas don&#8217;t work in a restaurant. Yet they serve some of the best food The Natural State has to offer.&#160;I&#8217;m referring to those wonderful... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=445 Wine Wednesday: A Little Piece of Tuscany in the Ozarks My blog each Wednesday discusses the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, festivals, wine-infused events and more. &#160; Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com Arkansas's newest small farm... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=430 Outstanding Coffee in the Arkansas Ozark Foothills Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; &#160; For coffee connoisseurs, there&#8217;s nothing more enjoyable that a cup of good java. I&#8217;ve never been very picky about my coffee, even though I do really like to... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=426 Wine Wednesday: Grape Escapes This Friday &#160;My blog each Wednesday is going to discuss the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, festivals, wine-infused events and more.Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com Eager... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=417 Friday Roundup: Buy a Season Pass to Ozark Folk Center Friday blogs are a mix of things instead of fitting a theme like my other blog days. Most of the time it will be event oriented and other times just something I needed to share. Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com ... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=410 Two Arkansas Chefs Finalists in James Beard Competition Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; Two of Arkansas&#8217;s most acclaimed chefs, Miles James (top photo left) and Lee Richardson (top photo right), are finalists in this year&#8217;s... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=406 Worldly Winner in Little Rock Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; &#160; The Junior League of Little Rock&#8217;s newest cookbook, Big Taste of Little Rock, had been named as the Best Fundraising Cookbook in the World by... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=393 Wine Wednesday: Chateau Aux Arc My blog each Wednesday is going to discuss the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, festivals, wine-infused events and more. Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com ... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=387 Wine Wednesday: Mount Bethel Winery My blog each Wednesday is going to discuss the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, festivals, wine-infused events and more. Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com Owned by Eugene and Peggy... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=370 Let the Good Times Roll in Historic Argenta Kerry KrausNaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com&#160;&#160;Don your purple, green and gold and head to downtown North Little Rock on February 15 for the Krewe of Barkus First annual Mardi Gras Party.&#160;The king and queen of the ball will be grand marshals for... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=368 Events Ahead: What Are You Doing for Valentine's Day? Grab your planner when you join me each Monday because I&#8217;ll be previewing upcoming events that you won&#8217;t want to miss. Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com The countdown to Valentine&#8217;s Day has begun. Dinner, roses, chocolates,... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=364 Arkansas Tourism launches site with a visit by Jimmy Wayne &#160; Normal.dotm 0 0 1 229 1307 Purdue 10 2 1605 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* Style Definitions... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=363 Time to Start Thinking Valentines Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; Guys, are you looking for a different Valentine&#8217;s Day gift for your sweetheart? Girls, does the same go for you?&#160; &#160; Why not try a romantic dinner cruise aboard... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=359 Wine Wednesday: Cowie Wine Cellars My blog each Wednesday is going to discuss the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, festivals, wine-infused events and more. Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com Cowie... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=357 Every Day is National Pie Day in Arkansas Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com&#160;January 23 was National Pie Day and, unfortunately, I didn't find out about it until after it had passed.&#160; But thankfully, every day is "pie day" in Arkansas. Don&#8217;t just take my word for it... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=355 Wine Wednesday: Post Familie Winery My blog each Wednesday is going to discuss the wine offerings of Arkansas from individual vineyards, wines, winery festivals, wine events and more. Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com Post Familie VineyardsThe oldest commercial... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=346 Back to Nature: Organic Gardening My Tuesday blogs are about getting back to nature, which is easy to do in The Natural State. Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com Patrice Gros is offering Foundation Farm Gardening Classes from... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=344 Wine Wednesday: Wiederkehr Wine Cellars My blog each Wednesday is going to discuss the wine offerings of Arkansas&#160;- individual vineyards, wines, winery festivals, wine events and more. Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com With roots in the 1800s, one of the oldest... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=338 Wine Wednesday: An Overview of Arkansas Wine Country &#160;Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com My blog each Wednesday is going to discuss the wine offerings of Arkansas. I&#8217;ll start with an overview and then discuss individual wineries, wines, festivals and more as the year goes... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=324 Food Lovers Week-Long Affair in North Little Rock Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; A six-day food fest takes place January 18-23 in downtown North Little Rock. Argenta Restaurant Week showcases some of city&#8217;s best restaurants in the historic district while... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=317 Fall Travels Dena Woerner, communications manager &#160; I spent the fall in the eastern Arkansas Ozarks, the northeastern Ozarks, the Ouachitas, the Arkansas Delta and the Timberlands.&#160;... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=297 Celebrating October Feast at Whitton Farms &#160; Kimberly J. WilliamsDeltaTraveler@gmail.comAt Whitton Farms, located five miles northeast of Tyronza, they have a motto. &#8220;If you know your farmer, you know your food!&#8221; They are committed to growing high quality, locally grown food and... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=246 Visit Elm Springs This Weekend Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com&#160; Small-town Americana at its finest -- that&#8217;s what you&#8217;ll find in Elm Springs this weekend during the 3rd annual Yester Daze Festival. The event will take place from 8... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=244 Culinary Cook-Off for a Worthy Cause Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; If Iron Chef, Chopped or Top Chef are on your "must see TV list," then you won&#8217;t want to miss the Celebrity Chef Cook-off Thursday, October 8, at Pulaski Technical College... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=238 Bring Your Appetite to Fall Foodie Fest Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; If the opportunity to sample creations by some of Arkansas&#8217;s favorite restaurants, then grab a red pen and circle October 17.&#160;That&#8217;s... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=236 46th annual Weinfest &#160; Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.comOne of my favorite things to do is sip delicious wines and eat by candle light at the Weinkeller Restaurant at Wiederkehr Wine Cellars in Wiederkehr Village. &#160; I&#8217;ve... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=232 Vesuvio Bistro Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com Last week, I checked into the Best Western Governor&#8217;s Suites in Little Rock for the first time. It was 8 p.m. I was hungry. So was Kim, the co-worker I was meeting. We decided to make things easy and eat... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=212 Arkansas Cooks Zoie Clift travelarkansas@gmail.com &#160; While scanning the radio recently I came across a interesting program called Arkansas Cooks. The weekly radio spot airs at noon on Saturdays... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=197 A July Fourth Free Foodie Fest Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; &#160; &#160; If you like food &#8211; and who doesn&#8217;t &#8211; and would like a way to sample new dishes, then plan on being in downtown North Little Rock for the first... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=192 Shopping and Eating Fresh in The Natural State Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; If you&#8217;re looking for something to do this Saturday -- or any Saturday this summer, how about trying a little fresh air shopping? You know you&#8217;re... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=184 The Art of Wine &#160;Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.comOne of my favorite events of the year in Fayetteville will take place this week &#8211; The Art of Wine Festival at the Walton Arts Center on June 4-6. I have my tickets... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=175 Crawdad Days Festival &#160; Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.comIt&#8217;s Monday, and boy oh boy is it (for me anyway). So let&#8217;s think about the weekend already and something fun to do. The Crawdad Days Festival in Harrison starts Friday evening... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=160 Celebrating the History of Pocahontas and Randolph County Kimberly J. Williamsdeltatraveler@gmail.comI love Pocahontas &#8211; the town, not the Disney princess, although she&#8217;s okay too. Pocahontas has one of the loveliest town squares I&#8217;ve ever visited and it&#8217;s also home to TWO... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=150 Bentonville Farmers Market &#160; Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.com Starting this Saturday (April 25), the BentonvilleFarmers Market will open on the town square offering locally grown produce, fresh meats, artisans bakery goods,... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=145 35 Years of Fresh Produce at Little Rock Farmers Market Kerry KrausNaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; &#160; April 21 kicks off the 35th anniversary of the Little Rock Farmers Market.&#160;What started as a few farmers selling their produce from the back of pick-up trucks in a Main Street... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=144 Suzanne's Fruit Farm Zoie Clift travelarkansas@gmail.com Suzanne&#8217;s Fruit Farm in Hampton is in the midst of offering tours of their farm. The tours (which are being offered through... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=128 The Supper Club &#160; Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com If you&#8217;re looking for something to do tomorrow night (Thursday, March 5) and you&#8217;re in the Harrison area, check out The Supper Club.&#160;The Supper Club will begin at 6 p.m. for a cocktail hour... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=118 Get a Golden Ticket to the Chocolate Festival Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com I felt like I had found a golden ticket and was touring Willy Wonka&#8217;s Chocolate Factory with Charlie when I stepped into the Eureka Springs Chocolate Lovers Festivallast... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=110 Strawberries and Cream Please! Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com I have two great reasons for you to eat at 302 On The Square, located in Berryville. Wait, make that three. First, the food is awesome. Every bite bursts with flavor. Second, the price of the food is more than... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=85 Autumn Breeze is a Place that Will Please &#160; Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.comHooray, it&#8217;s Friday. The weekend has arrived. Now, what to do? If you&#8217;re in northwest Arkansas or headed that way, make plans for a dinner date with your significant other at Autumn Breeze Restaurant... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=79 Eat in Springdale’s Famous Pink Building &#160; Jill M. Rohrbachjillsjourneys@gmail.comIf you&#8217;re in or near Springdale and hungry for some good home cookin&#8217;, Neal&#8217;s Caf&#233; is THE place. In fact, it&#8217;s an institution where people not only gather to eat but also to talk... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=70 Arkansas’s Road Food Kerry KrausNaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com &#160; Anyone who does any amount of traveling at all knows who Michael and Jane Stern are.&#160; They created the cr&#232;me de la cr&#232;me of dining guides years ago and&#160;named it... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=68 Smiley Specials at Buzzard Roost Inn Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.comIf I had my druthers for Mother&#8217;s Day, I would spend the weekend at Buzzard Roost Inn in Mountain Home. I have wanted to visit there since I began receiving the Inn&#8217;s emails about restaurant specials.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=57 Swiss Family Bistro Great Stop on the Road Jill M. Rohrbach jillsjourneys@gmail.com The Swiss Family Bistro is a refreshing place to stop when you&#8217;re on the road. Located right on I-40 at Exit 41, it is owned and operated by Wiederkehr Wine Cellars and Vineyards. You can enjoy delicious... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=47 Enjoying The Natural State with Your Special Someone Kimberly J. Williams deltatraveler@gmail.com February is upon us and that means it&#8217;s time to show your special someone how much they mean to you. Valentine&#8217;s Day can sometimes cause stress when you have no idea what to give your significant other.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=42 Fried Green Tomatoes -- Arkansas Style Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; ... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=40 A Taste – Literally and Figuratively – of the Old South Kerry A. Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com One of my all-time favorite day trips in Arkansas is going to the small south-central community of Keo. I have gone through the town all my life as my family made the familiar trek to England to visit relatives.... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=17 Oblivious to the World Around Me…. Kerry Kraus NaturalStateBlogger@gmail.com I love being on the water. There&#8217;s something so soothing and tranquil about being out on an Arkansas lake. You can get away from everyone and feel like you are the only person in the world &#8211;... http://www.arkansas.com/dining/blog/?id=9