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Big Dam Bridge 100 brings more bikers to Arkansas!

August 12th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

It was just last week that 40,000 Motorcyclists rolled in to The Natural State for the 39th National Bikers Round Up. The event started in 1977 and is held in a different state each year. Bikers from all over the United States travel for food, music and camaraderie. Next month another type of cyclist will ride into […]

Restaurant Month Deals Come to Little Rock

August 4th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Little Rock Restaurant Month kicked off August 1st, but there is still plenty of time to sample all of the culinary delights that Little Rock has to offer.   This year, the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau is trying something a little different. Each week of Restaurant Month will focus on a portion of the […]

Pokemon Go in Little Rock at The Empress

July 25th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

If you have spotted people wandering around on their phones in downtown Little Rock, they might be hunting pokemon. Pokemon Go is the newest mobile app that has taken the country by storm. If you aren’t familiar with the game,  it is an augmented reality game in which real life players walk around their environments searching for pokemon to […]

Fun things to do on Labor Day in Arkansas

July 13th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

The ‘Dog Days of Summer’ are here, but there are plenty of cool ways to spend the Arkansas Labor Day weekend. How do you stay cool on Labor Day? It wasn’t until the early 1900’s that electric fans first began appearing in homes. Before that, many inefficient methods were used: from the Romans who used […]

Outlets of Little Rock has first Sidewalk Sale

May 29th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Outlets of Little Rock, Arkansas’ only outlet shopping center, has announced the center’s first Sidewalk Sale to be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 27- 30!  Guests of the Empress are a short drive away from the center, so book your room now for an all access pass to savings! The overall mall wide clearance event […]

Le Pops makes amazing popsicles in Little Rock

May 27th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Le Pops is a hidden treasure that we love to share with guests of The Empress.  Located in The Heights, a neighborhood known for it’s cool, independently owned shops and restaurants, this gourmet popsicle shop uses fresh Arkansas produce to create really tasty popsicles in a variety of flavors. On a recent visit, salted caramel, cherry […]

The Kinsey Collection on African American History in Little Rock

May 23rd, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

The impressive Kinsey Collection includes authentic and rare art, original artifacts, books, documents, etc., that tell a more complete story of the black experience in America. The collection has received national acclaim, is a favorite of black celebrities, and has been featured at the DuSable Museum of African American History, the American Pavilion of Epcot […]

Arkansas Literary Festival

April 15th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Prestigious award-winners, screenwriters, comedians, an expert witness, artists, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet are among the diverse roster of presenters who will be providing sessions at the thirteenth annual Arkansas Literary Festival, April 14-17, 2016.   This year’s Festival authors have won an impressive number and variety of distinguished awards and fellowships including: Pulitzer Prize, […]

Jewish Food and Cultural Festival in Little Rock

April 7th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

At the ever-popular Ask-the-Rabbi booth, visitors can learn about Judaism itself, from Jewish holidays to life-cycle customs. At a replica of the Western Wall, visitors can leave a note of prayer, just as people do at the actual wall in Jerusalem. Judaica, jewelry, and other gift items created by local Jewish artists will be on […]

Loblolly Creamery goes Nautical

March 30th, 2016 by Sharon Welch-Blair

“We have had a great time with the mobile food truck over the past few years, and we have looked into adding a second truck for some time now,” owner Sally Mengel tells us. “I have also been intrigued about having a floating food truck for a while, so we decided to put the two […]