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P. Allen Smith, food bloggers bake and bloom in Argenta

P. Allen Smith, food bloggers bake and bloom in Argenta

Lifestyle expert and garden designer P. Allen Smith will join North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Henry Hays and the Argenta Arts Foundation on Saturday, May 14, at 9 am at the Argenta Farmers Market to unveil the new rose beds filled with Knock Out Roses and Pink Double Knock Out Roses throughout the Argenta Arts District.

Peggy Cornett, curator of plants at Monticello, will also be on hand. An expert on historic plants, Cornett will be in Little Rock for a lecture at the Clinton School of Public Service.  The announcement will coincide with the Argenta Farmers Market, and will be followed by a book signing of Smith’s new cookbook, P. Allen Smith’s Seasonal Recipes from the Garden, which focuses on cooking with fresh, in-season produce.

This week at Hibernia: 'Jay Jackson'

This week at Hibernia: 'Jay Jackson'

This week at Hibernia's Irish Tavern, Jay Jackson will be rockin' the joint. Show starts at 9 pm, and there's no cover charge. Don't miss it!

HIBERNIA'S IRISH TAVERN

9700 Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock

(501) 246-4340

Brown Bag wine tasting at Crush Wine Bar

Brown Bag wine tasting at Crush Wine Bar

Test your ability to identify five wines at a blind tasting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today (April 18) at Crush Wine Bar, 318 Main St., North Little Rock. Admission is $10.

Shugg's BBQ Kitchen opens in River Market

Shugg's BBQ Kitchen opens in River Market

Barbecue is back at the River Market. Stop by Shugg's BBQ Kitchen for a taste of hog heaven.

Dining on the Patio: The Best Outdoor Tables

Dining on the Patio: The Best Outdoor Tables

Make the most of central Arkansas' spectacular spring (now that the pollen is blowing away) by enjoying lunch on some of the area's most pleasant restaurant patios.

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Starving Artist Cafe

Celebrate Mardi Gras at Starving Artist Cafe
By Karen Martin NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Mardi Gras Monday, complete with beads, feather masks, commemorative photos and a Cajun buffet by chef Jason Morell, is happening from 6-9 p.m. Monday, March 7 at Starving Artist Cafe, 411 Main St. in downtown Argenta, North Little Rock. Entertainment will be by Bob Boyd Sounds, and there will be a cash bar. Admission is $30.

To purchase tickets click here. 

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Area chefs compete for Diamond title

Area chefs compete for Diamond title

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Chef Daniel Capello hopes to keep his title as Diamond Chef Arkansas for a second year in a row when the preliminary competitions heat up on March 2. The preliminary competitions take place 2-7 p.m. in the Peabody Hotel Lobby and are free to the public.

The competition begins with several rounds of preliminary cook-offs to select Chef Capello's opponent for the Diamond Chef Arkansas finale on June 7. Diamond Chef Arkansas, sponsored by the Pulaski Technical College Foundation, follows the format of the popular "Iron Chef" television series.

This year six Arkansas chefs are vying for a chance to advance to the final round against Chef Capello.