Summer Life In Bentonville // Editorial // Arkansas Life Magazine

Arkansas Life magazine asked me to spend a few days in Bentonville, Arkansas and capture all that ensues. I started with First Friday, where the square is transformed into a giant block party for the entire community. Great food, live music, children’s activities, gallery openings and more are all simultaneously taking place. The  next morning I woke up bright and early for their famous Farmers Market.

I also went to the new Blu Fresh Fish Marketplace where I was able to watch as they unloaded boxes of fresh fish. Not only do they sell whole raw fish, but they also have a full service restaurant where I was able to sample their delicious shrimp. 

Following that I headed to Oven & Tap which is named for its custom built wood fired oven & tap wall. They offer simple & delicious dishes inspired by southern fare, delta flavors, & hints of Italian flair. The kitchen crafts each menu item from scratch using house recipes & quality ingredients (sourced locally whenever possible). The tap wall houses delicious, hand-selected beer & wine, small-batch cocktails, & Onyx coffee.

American Estates // Editorial // Fayetteville, Arkansas

Arkansas Life magazine asked me to follow along and take photos of the American Estates crew as they did a little rebuild in Fayetteville's Onyx Coffee Lab. They started the rebuild after the coffee shop closed for the night and finished it in time for the opening in the morning. Those guys work fast and efficient.