Gran Fondo: Italian for Will Ride for Food

Gran Fondo loosely translates to long distance or big ride or something like that, but considering my experience is limited to two years of the Little Rock Gran Fondo, I say it means will ride for food, and possibly beer. Ben E. Keith food distributors is one of the principal partners in the LR Gran Fondo. Part of the appeal of the Fondo format is the relative luxury of aid stations stocked not … [Read more...]

Spain on Main

I was mentioning to a friend the other day how exciting it is to watch central Arkansas become hip; or weird to use Austin, Texas parlance. I was talking about two of my favorite subjects, food and beer. Watching new breweries open, local and organic farmers markets grow, farm to table restaurants and food trucks flourish has been mouth-wateringly wonderful. I also noted how much of this has come … [Read more...]

Monday Mile Walking Program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 29, 2012) – Throw a pair of walking shoes in your car, or take an extra pair to your office, so you can participate in the new “Monday Mile” walking program on your lunch hour in Downtown Little Rock in the River Market and Central Business districts. Little Rock Mayor, Mark Stodola, will launch the “Monday Mile” Walking Program Monday, April 2nd as a way for people to … [Read more...]