by Robert Bell
Hey y'all, this here is just a friendly reminder that next Saturday — May 4 is the date — your pals at the Times will be putting on a humdinger of a party: The Arkansas Times Heritage Hog Roast.
It's going to have all of the ingredients for a great time: music (including the highly acclaimed Cajun act The Lost Bayou Ramblers), beer and wine (several delicious brews from Schlafly Beer) and, of course, mounds of smoky, succulent, slow-roasted pork and a whole bunch of fantastic sides and fixings, all made by some of the finest chefs in the area. Each team will be roasting a 100-lb. heritage breed hog from Falling Sky Farm.
The teams include Argenta Market, Café Bossa Nova, Capital Hotel, Country Club of Little Rock, The Italian Kitchen at Lulav, The Root, Local Lime, Maddie’s Place, Reno’s Argenta Café, Ristorante Capeo and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The other musical acts are Mandy McBryde, Davis Coen, Bonnie Montgomery, Riverboat Crime and 2013 Times Musicians Showcase winners The Sound of the Mountain.
Tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the gate) and that includes all the food you can eat between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. If you're mainly into seeing the bands, you can get in for $10 after 7 p.m. (but you'll be missing out on the aforementioned mounds of succulent, slow-cooked pork). You can get your tickets here.
Come on out and see us, it's going to be a big ol' time!
The Arkansas Times
HERITAGE HOG WHOLE ROAST
Benefiting the Argenta Arts District
Presented by Ben E Keith Co.
The Arkansas Times along with the Argenta Arts District is excited to announce their first Heritage Hog Roast. We want to share the celebration of the fine art of cooking a whole hog on a specially constructed outdoor pit prepared by local restaurant chefs. The cooking area is set up to allow guests to observe cooking.
Grounds open to the public at Noon until 10 PM.
Public food serving time 3 PM - 7 PM, $25 per person (reserved ticket) $30 at the door.
After 7 PM $10 for music and to purchase beer & wine (at door only).
Gated festival area selling Beer & Wine ($5 each) beginning at Noon and closing at 10 PM. Soft drinks and water will also be available for $2.
Live music starts at 1 PM, The Sound of the Mountain, Winner 2013 Arkansas Times Musician Showcase will be the opening band for the Grammy-nominated Band from Lafayette, LA - Lost Bayou Ramblers (8:00) Other bands include Bonnie Montgomery, Davis Coen, Riverboat Crime & Mandy Mcbryde.
Participant Restaurant Teams Include:
Argenta Market, Café Bossa Nova, Capital Hotel, Country Club of Little Rock, The Italian Kitchen at Lulav, The Root, Local Lime, Maddie’s Place, Reno’s Argenta Café, Ristorante Capeo and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital