Monthly Archives: October 2011

Sunshine Wheat Citrus Caramel

In a lot of ways, it was New Belgium Brewing and a tour of their main facility in Fort Collins, Colorado that got Jess and me into craft beer in the first place.  Sure, we’d drink the occasional six pack … Continue reading

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The Sixth Annual Guns n’ Hoses Chili Cookoff

After a long, gloomy week that brought rain and cold temperatures to Arkansas, Saturday came with bright, clear skies and temperatures in the mid-60s: perfect weather to head down to the Clear Channel Metroplex on Colonel Glenn Road to the … Continue reading

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Sage

Autumn is my favorite of all the seasons, and there aren’t many foods that I associate with the fall and winter holidays more than sweet potatoes.  They’re very versatile, because in addition to the classic (and delicious) sweet potato pie, … Continue reading

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Black Beans with Lime Rice and Fried Plantains

For us, cold weather is bean weather, and we like the rich, warm feeling that this filling food provides on a chilly day.  Our last post covered a Southern classic, red beans and rice, but sometimes we like to branch … Continue reading

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Red Beans and Rice

Every year about this time when the air starts getting a bit crisp, my mind turns to comfort foods – the types of things that fill the house with good smells while they’re cooking, taste delicious, and leave you feeling … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Since 1790, the King Arthur Flour Company has been making some of the best flour in America, and even though they’re a bunch of Yankees, we’re pretty big fans.  If you’ve never had a chance to check out the King … Continue reading

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Review: Big Orange

I don’t often make it all the way out to the Promenade at Chenal – it’s a decent drive out that way from Saline County.  But since Jess and I found ourselves with a Saturday afternoon and nothing to do, … Continue reading

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Review: Peg Leg Pete’s (Pensacola Beach)

It’s always a good sign when you pull up to a restaurant and there’s no place to park – that usually means that the place is doing something right.  That’s the way we found Peg Leg Pete’s in Pensacola Beach, … Continue reading

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Review: Joe’s Crab Shack (Destin)

I’ll admit something here that probably won’t come as a surprise to any to anyone who is a regular reader of this blog:  I’m not the hugest fan of chain restaurants, mostly because there are usually so many interesting and … Continue reading

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Arkansas Florida Foodies, Part 1

Some of you out there may have been curious as to where we’ve been the past week or so – we’ve been catching some sun down on Navarre Beach in Florida.  We had a blast: perfect weather, wonderful accommodations, and … Continue reading

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