Category Archives: Festivals

Ready for springtime

It’s been a long, cold winter, and I don’t know about y’all, but I am so ready for spring time that I’ve taken to giving pep talks to the jonquils that grow outside my house. An Arkansas spring is a … Continue reading

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Checking out the Arkansas State Fair

Before this year, I hadn’t been to an Arkansas State Fair in over two decades. I don’t care for riding rides, and my fellow food blogger Kat Robinson does such a thorough job every year previewing all the wild and … Continue reading

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Tailgating with the master

Arkansas is a quirky place, and one of those quirks is our flagship university and sports team, which isn’t anywhere near the populous central part of the state, being tucked away instead way up in the Northwest Corner — closer … Continue reading

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Derby Day Eats at Oaklawn

The Arkansas Derby is here again, and while I don’t have any betting tips for you, I do have some recommendations for keeping your strength up waiting for the big race. Oaklawn has a variety of edibles to suit almost … Continue reading

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The Arkansas Foodies 2011 Year-in-Review

“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.” -Benjamin Franklin In many ways, 2011 was a hard year.  Natural disasters, economic woes, and the continued existence … 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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2011 World Cheese Dip Championship

Well, it might not have been the best day for our beloved Razorbacks, but Saturday was a great day for cheese dip.  Jess and I headed down to War Memorial Stadium on a perfect fall day for this year’s World … Continue reading

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2011 Jewish Food Festival

It’s always fun to step outside the routine and eat a few things that aren’t part of our day-to-day menu, and our local food festivals are a great way to do it.  With this in mind, Jess and I made … Continue reading

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Seventh Annual Eureka Springs Chocolate Festival

It’s been a tough winter here in Arkansas, and last week’s statewide snowstorm had Jess and me scared that we weren’t going to be able to take our long-planned, much-anticipated (and much-needed) Valentine’s Day trip to Eureka Springs to attend … Continue reading

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Fifth Annual Guns N’ Hoses Chili Cook-off

We certainly couldn’t have asked for better weather on Saturday: cool and crisp with bright, clear skies. Perfect weather for, say, a chili cook-off? Yes, please! Local radio personalities Corey Deitz and Jay Hamilton were happy to oblige, serving up … Continue reading

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