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UP AND COMING: Chef cookoff, swanky parties, everybody give!

posted: 03/29/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Here are a couple of hot tickets this week. Pulaski Technical College hosts its Diamond Chefs preliminaries Tuesday at its Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. On Thursday, inside its Jack Stephens arena, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock holds its 12th Taste of Little Rock.

UP AND COMING: Opera star returns the favor

posted: 03/15/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

OK, this is my all Conway, all Column, um, column. First up ...

We want to love Zaffino's

posted: 03/12/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Zaffino's is a family place. By that I mean, of course, family-friendly, but also familial. And familiar. At the hostess station we're greeted by the proprietress, Nori Fryar, who says she'll sit us in her daughter-in-law's section. Later, our server begs leave of us because she has Nori's grandbaby at home to tend, and in fact, she only came in for the dinner rush because her mother-in-law was shorthanded.

Being vegan offers positives, negatives

posted: 03/09/2015 1:51 a.m. Comments 2

Editor's note: This is the seventh in a series of articles about Kickstart Your Health Little Rock.

Loyce Del Boyette

posted: 03/08/2015 3:41 a.m. Discuss

A snowy evening last month helped cast the vacant dining room at Terry’s Finer Foods in a honey lamplight, and there sat Del Boyette, a regular, rolling the wet wax of a tabletop candle around its glass perimeter the way Don Draper might wet rocks ’round a drained tumbler.

UP AND COMING: Mock beasts had a ball for Van Wyck's birthday

posted: 03/01/2015 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Hear about Bronson Van Wyck's birthday bash Feb. 7? One woman arrived wearing an 11-foot albino boa constrictor. There were a Siberian tiger cub and a jaguar kitten. It was written up in Vogue, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post's Page 6.

Irritated eyes stir itching for burger

posted: 02/23/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series of articles about Kickstart Your Health Little Rock.

BUSINESS HALL OF FAME: Heads of their class

posted: 02/22/2015 2:30 a.m. Gallery Discuss

If the business of business is business, as the maxim goes, and if one should never mix business with pleasure, as the other one holds, then shame on the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame! Every year this august council more ably and reliably pools the state's most celebrated names in industry -- as well as industry analysts and reporters -- for a new induction and a heckuva party at the Statehouse Convention Center.

HEALING HEARTS: Thanking the heroes

posted: 02/22/2015 2:23 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The charity group with a hand in everything from assault counseling and offering shelter to tobacco cessation and suicide prevention gave out a handful of awards at its gala Feb. 12 at the Holiday Inn Presidential Center.

Notice: Kale in a blender doesn't make a smoothie

posted: 02/16/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of articles about Kickstart Your Health Little Rock.

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