Food Traveler Magazine Winter 2016 - Page 95

Little Rock’s dining and craft food and beverage scene is on the rise. Whether enjoying a romantic dinner for two, sampling our city’s ever-expanding offerings of ales, wines and spirits with our Locally Labeled Passport program, or tasting any of the amazing products our artisan bakers and food producers are making, there’s never been a better time to enjoy great food and drink in Little Rock. IN GREATER LITTLE ROCK Learn about our city’s breweries, distillery and wineries > To see more, visit LittleRock.com Be sure to catch Little Rock’s downtown illuminated bridges; they glow from dusk-todawn, and put on nightly light shows for free. kas, and has won numerous national and international awards for its products, including having one of its single barrel reserve bourbons being named “US Micro Whiskey of the Year” in the 2015 issue of the Whisky Bible by Jim Murray. Nestled near Pinnacle Mountain minutes from downtown, sit two family-owned wineries River Bottom Winery at BoBrook Farms and An Enchanting Evening. The best way to explore Little Rock’s adult beverage scene is to pick up a Locally Labeled passport that combines its local ales, spirits and wines. Today’s traveler is in pursuit of the amazing. For many, finding unique food-related experiences is critical. With more than 600 restaurants, a thriving artisanal food and beverage scene, a large number of food-trucks, numerous food-related festivals and a state-of-the-art culinary school, Little Rock is a place that ignites the senses. Discover the pleasant surprise of Little Rock, and see why locals say, “Life is better with a Southern Accent.SM” Little Rock is home to several food-related festivals throughout the year. Its Main Street Food Truck Festival features more than 50 food truck vendors, and has been named one of the Top Ten Food Truck Festivals in the country by VacationIdea.com. FoodTraveler l Winter 2016 93