Monday, October 31, 2011

Congrats to Susan Russ, winner of last week's gift certificate

Susan Russ' name was drawn to win a $25 gift certificate to the Brown Sugar Bakeshop in Little Rock. The bakery is located at 419 E. Third St. Susan, please let us know what you think after you've visited.

BTW, the ladies at Brown Sugar, say become fans of their Facebook page or follow them on twitter to find out about specials... and more on a contest where you can win a year's supply of their scrumptious cupcakes!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cornbread Festival Next Saturday, Nov 5, Bernice Garden

For More Information, Contact:
KD Reep, 501-766-1260 or

2011 Arkansas Cornbread Festival Celebrates

Pure, Simple and Good Food, Music, Community

in downtown Little Rock on Sat., November 5

LITTLE ROCK, AR (Oct. 15, 2011) – What’s more American than baseball and apple pie? That’s cornbread and Main Street, and cornbread connoisseurs far and wide will vote on their favorite trad

itional, nontraditional and sweet varieties at the inaugural 2011 Arkansas Cornbread Festival at 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. between Daisy Gatson Bates and 16th Streets in downtown Little Rock, AR on Sat., Nov. 5, 2011.

Competitors include professionals, who are those making cornbread for a living, and amateurs, who are those who have made cornbread all their lives. Both those attending the festival as well as a celebrity judging panel will determine the best cornbread in the state in traditional, nontraditional and sweet categories as well as the best overall winner. In addition, the best professional winner will receive an invitation to showcase their cornbread at the 2012 New Orleans Road Food Festival. Samples for the 2011 cornbread competition are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Enjoy blues, bluegrass, folk and gospel music while strolling vendor booths for Arkansas goods, learn about nonprofits and their important work in our community, play games and experience South Main for its commitment to heritage during its modern revitalization.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 years old and free for children five and under. Pets are allowed. For more information about the 2011 Arkansas Cornbread Festival, visit For questions regarding participating in the festival, contact Liz Sanders at or call 501-617-2511.

Cornbread Competitors

The judging criteria are based on flavor, texture, aroma, appearance and creativity.

Samples are on a first-come, first-served basis. Make sure you get here early to enjoy all the wonderful samples offered by our Professional and Amateur participants.

Professional Participants

Boulevard Bread
Dogtown Coffee and Cookery
House Catering
Loblolly Creamery
Old South Cornbread Co.
Rosalia’s Family Bakery
Ashley’s @ The Capital Hotel
The Root
The Savory Pantry
War Eagle Mill
Whole Foods Little Rock
Amateur Participants

Terry Wright
Rose Smith
Diana Sivils
Members from Quapaw Quarter United Methodist
Members from Christ Episcopal Church
4 student groups from the culinary department at Pulaski Technical College.
Celebrity Judges

Pam Smith, KATV Ch. 7
Craig O’Neill, Today’s THV Ch. 11
Phyllis Speer, Arkansas Outdoors
Mary Twedt, Arkansas Cooks
Crescent Dragonwagon, The Cornbread Gospels


The 2011 Arkansas Cornbread Festival is possible because if its monetary and in-kind sponsors who help offset costs and provide goods and services to make the festival a success. We thank these individuals, companies and organizations for their commitment to the 2011 Arkansas Cornbread Festival.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Trivia Question for Brown Sugar Bakeshop, Little Rock

For your chance to sample sweet Treats at Little Rock's Brown Sugar Bakeshop, 419 Third Street, answer the question below and leave your contact information. Only your name will be published on this site. All correct entries are eligible for a drawing that takes place tomorrow on MidDay, October 27, 2011.

Having trouble leaving an answer - just email me; click on the address:

Trivia Question:

I mentioned three items at Brown Sugar Bakeshop that were of the Red Velvet variety - name them.

Brown Sugar Bakeshop
419 Third St
Little Rock, AR 72201
Tue - Fri: 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, October 21, 2011

Congrats to Gift Certificate Winner & What's Open on Race Day

Congratulations to Karen Anders of Warren, winner of the gift certificate to Capitol Smokehouse and Grill in Little Rock. Please let us know what you think, after you've tried it, Karen! Enjoy.

Meantime, here are a few of the places that will be open for your dining pleasure tomorrow morning.

Capitol Smokehouse and Grill - also donating 10% of the proceeds to Race for the cure.
915 West Capitol Avenue
Little Rock

Porter's Jazz Cafe
Guests will enjoy live jazz performance while dining
$9.99 Salad, Sandwich and Pasta Specials
Portion of Special Wine Purchase Proceeds Donated to Race for the Cure
10 am - 2 pm

Bring in Flier and get free dessert.

Dugan's Pub
9-11 am
Race Participants Eat Free
401 E. Third Street
Little Rock

4Square Gifts
Serving coffee, smoothies, milk shakes,soup, salad, wraps and sandwiches serving all day long

405 President Clinton Ave
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 244-2622

Dizzy's Gyspy Bistro
200 River Market Ave #150
Little Rock
11 am - 10 pm

10% of Proceeds will donated to Race for the Cure

Argenta Market
521 Main Street
North Little Rock
Open 7 am
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Still working on specials, but will have a specialty French toast for breakfast, a soup special, and a lunch special. They are posting specifics on their website, and Facebook.

Starbucks 9401 N.Rodney Parham, Little Rock
, is opening at 4:30 a.m. Anyone needing a cup of coffee, a muffin or a breakfast sandwich before the race might like to go by there.

Robin Stauffer of Stromboli's in Conway says Stromboli's "is open this evening(Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday). Load-up on carbs (Spaghetti Marinara w/ grilled Tuscan bread is excellent) and good luck in the race!"
605 Salem

Fri - Sat: 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sun: 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

No-Carving Pumpkin Decorating

No-Carving Pumpkin Decorating: Angie Freel with the Saline County Cooperative Extension Service shows us some fall pumpkin decorating tips without carving!

Just click on the link above to get to story.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Trivia for Capitol Smokehouse and Grill

Answer the question below for a chance to win a gift certificate to Capitol Smokehouse and Grill, 915 W. Capitol, Little Rock and leave your contact information. Only your name will be published on this site. All correct entries are eligible for a drawing that takes place tomorrow on MidDay, October 20, 2011.

Having trouble leaving an answer - just email me; click on the address:

Trivia Question:

What was the name of Doug and Candy Wilkerson's previous restaurant?