Have you ever wondered what the A,B,C’s and 1, 2, 3’s of Arkansas are? First history then fun. Arkansas is a state found in the South Central region of the United States and was admitted into the Union on June 15, 1836 as the 25th state. Now the fun part, lets travel to Arkansas for Amazing Drinks, Best Local Food and Conventions/Events happening there.
A is for Amazing Drinks. It has been interesting discovering the official State Drinks as I make my way through all fifty, nifty United States, and Arkansas is no exception. Did you know that Milk is the official state drink of Arkansas? In 1985, the Arkansas General Assembly designated milk the state’s official beverage. Introduced by Representative Bobby Glover of the Seventy-second District, Act 998 met with no opposition and became effective on June 28 of that year.
I usually have a wonderful recipe, this time I do not. Milk is milk. I know it does a body good, but a state drink. Really? I am quite sure someone is yelling at me about that remark right now! I am a city girl. I have seen cows. Petted cows. Is petting the right word? I have never milked a cow before, have you?
When you think Arkansas you think Razorbacks, am I right? The Margaritaville Blog shared 50 Drinks in 50 States and this is their photo and recipe for The Arkansas Razorback:
- Mix 1/2 ounce Vodka, 1/2 ounce Amaretto, 1/2 ounce Coffee Liqueur and 1/2 ounce Margaritaville Spiced Rum in a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake until frothy.
- Strain ingredients into an Old Fashioned glass.
- Sip and enjoy.
If you are visiting or traveling to Little Rock I highly recommend visiting Esquire Magazine’s Best Bar in America – White Water Tavern located at 2500 W 7th Street. Order an Arkansas Razorback and yell “Sooie” for me! Tell them WonderLesch sent you, Cheers.
B is for Best Local Food, and Arkansas is known for its amazing wild strawberries! Here is my favorite recipe for strawberries and cream cheese crêpes –
- Place 3 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup water, 3 tablespoons melted butter, 3/4 cup flour, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a blender until smooth. In another bowl blend 8 ounces cream cheese, 1 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth. Gently fold in 1 cup heavy whipped cream. Clean and slice 4 cups strawberries.
- Pour the batter onto heated skillet, 2 tablespoons for each crêpe. Flip over when the batter is set and the edges are beginning to brown. Cook until the other side begins to brown. Stack finished crêpes on a plate.
- Fill each crêpe with 1/4 cup sliced strawberries and 1/3 cup of the cream cheese filling, roll up and top with a small dollop of the cream cheese filling and more sliced strawberries.
B is also for Best Brunch Locations. Little Rock has a great selection, although I did stick with a fried chicken theme for at least 2 out of 3, we are talking about Arkansas. Here are my Top 3 Choices for Best Brunch! Please check their website for days open and hours of operation. Things continue to change, almost daily regarding dining and I would hate for your to miss out.
- This amazing fried chicken and waffles can be found at At the Corner, located in Little Rock at 201 E Markham Street. Bet you can’t eat just one. Weekend Brunch is a must see and eat!
- Cathead’s Diner put a piece of fried chicken on top of a biscuit, then top it off with a fried egg. This amazingness can be found in Little Rock at 515 Shall Avenue. Brunch is all you can eat, so wear your stretchy pants!
- I had to go with the Eggs Temptation at Delicious Temptations. Their muffins are topped with crab and artichokes and then topped with hollandaise sauce. Let me tempt you to visit them at 11220 N Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock.
C is for Conventions and Events that are held in Arkansas. These events are a great way to meet a variety of special guests including actors on screen, voice actors, extras, directors, authors, artists and so much more. I love seeing Artists Alley and the Cosplay Contest, the participants creativity really shines.
- Camp NJACC or Not Just Another Comic Con will take place at the Little Rock Airport Holiday Inn in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was originally scheduled to take place in March 2020. The new dates at this time are August 29 – August 30, 2020.
- Single Day Passes for Saturday or Sunday are $15. I did not see Weekend Passes for sale on their website.
- Visit their website at http://www.notjustanothercomiccon.com for more information and the latest updates.
- Spa-Con is scheduled to take place at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas September 18 – September 20, 2020.
- Single Day Passes are $20. Early Bird Weekend Pass prices are $25 April 15 – September 1, 2020. After September 1, 2020 the price goes up to $35 for the Weekend Pass.
- Visit their website at http://www.spa-con.org for more information and the latest updates.
Now that you know a little bit more about Arkansas’ drinks, food and fun, let me know your new favorite. Did you learn something new? Have you visited Arkansas? Where is your favorite place to eat brunch?
This is a different version of my blog. I wanted to add in places to go and things to do. I hope you like the change. Thank you for reading and commenting. “Sooie!”
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