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Golf Lakes Trails Real Estate

Spring/Summer 2020


elcome to Hot Springs Village, North America’s Largest Gated Com­munity, packed full of fun, food, outdoor ad­ven­ ture, and community. Our hope is that you’ll use this magazine as a resource to learn more about Hot Springs Village and the Ouachita region of Arkansas as well as local cities around us.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hot Springs Village Stats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Oaklawn, Garvan Gardens & Magic Springs . . . . . 3 HSV Club Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 HSV Golf, Lakes & Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Diamante Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Hot Springs Village Golf Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Hot Springs Village Eats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Local Farmers’ Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Charlie’s Pizza & Ouachita Chocolate . . . . . . . . . 12 The Shack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 HSV Dog Park, RV Park & Music Events . . . . . . . . . 14 HSV Pocket Park & Gated Community . . . . . . . . . 15 Village Home Care & Village Nutrition . . . . . . . . . 16 Apollo Medical & Eyecare Specialties . . . . . . . . . 17 Big Axe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 HSV Nature Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Your CBD Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 RE/MAX Real Estate & Property Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1 - 2 6 Weekend Getaways & City Tripping . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Hot Springs, Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-31 Little Rock, Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33 Dallas Metroplex, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-41 Nashville & Memphis, Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . 42-43 Tulsa, Oklahoma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Swing through our golf courses, bike our nature trails, play at our dog park, attend a concert, taste local craft beers, or kayak our lakes. Whatever you enjoy, there’s a place for you here in Hot Springs Village. ESCAPE TO THE OUACHITAS HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE Clara Nicolosi PUBLISHER Designs Group Consulting Dannet Botkin CREATIVE DIRECTORS Dannet Botkin & Carol C. Smith EDITOR/DESIGNER Writing by Dannet Botkin, Robin Burns, Victoria Pike & Sheree Niece Photography by Renee Steinpries, Dannet Botkin, Jerry Dawson, Way2Hi, Curt Martini RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village, 1400 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village, AR 71909 USA, 501-922-3777 EscapeMagazineAR.com

American Airlines Interline Agreement Comes to Hot Springs


reat news for Hot Springs passengers who plan trips that involve connecting flights from Dallas! Southern Airways, the air service provider at Memorial Field Airport in Hot Springs, has launched an interline ticketing and baggage agreement with American Airlines at its Dallas/Fort Worth hub. Passengers can now book and purchase American Airlines connections to and from Hot Springs on iFlySouthern.com and on other major travel booking sites.




ot Springs Village is truly a golfer’s para­ long. Property Owners pay as low as $25 for 18 Rounds! dise with eight 18-Hole Golf Courses and Memberships are available to play at Property Owner one 27-Hole Golf Course. Plus, Arkansas’ rates, call RE/MAX to find out more: 501-922-3777. mild climate provides great play all year


11 Lakes, 3 Beaches, & 2 Marinas 8 18-Hole Golf Courses & 1 27-Hole Course Community Events 2 Outstanding School Districts Tracy, Scott & Polly Show, Tom ‘N’ Alice, Name that Sponsor and more! Ask Your Neighbor, Mornings with Tracy, Scott & Polly S 13 Tennis Courts & World-Class Complex Family Rec Area 20 Minutes from Historic Hot Springs Mini Golf 14 Court Pickleball Complex Club Sports 200+ Clubs & Organizations Rod & Gun Club 45 Minutes from Little Rock & National Airport Basecamp Outdoor 650+ Seat Performing Arts Theatre Adventure Club Over 20 Casual & Fine Dining Options Music Jams & Concerts State-of-the-Art Fitness Center & Indoor Pool Dog Park & RV Park Farmer’s Market

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Live in Hot Springs Village! Low Property Taxes Mild Climate Affordable Cost of Living Low Crime Rate


ot Springs Village offers affordable living with low tax rates and real estate options available in almost every price range. Check out these sta­tistics for details.

District are assessed at $38.40 per $1,000, assessed value in Garland County ($768.00 on a $100,000 home), and $44.50 per $1,000 in Saline County ($890 on a $100,000 home).

REAL ESTATE VALUES • Total Housing Units: 9,727 (8,640 Single Family, 988 Townhouses, 99 Timeshares) • Avg. Home Price: $210,000 • Avg. Rental: $800 - $1,200 mo. • Avg. Townhome: $70,000 - $315,000 • Resale Home Price: $90,000 - $1.2 million • New Construction costs start at $125 Sq Ft (and higher based on design choices) • Lot Avg. Size: 90’x160’ depending on topography • Lot Price w/Amenities: $2,000 - $20,000 • Lake, Golf or Mountain View Lots: $15,000 - $50,000 • Golf Lots: $18,000 - $80,000 • Lake Lots: $20,000 - $145,000

ARKANSAS SALES TAX • 8% in Garland County; 6.5% in Saline County; 6.5% to 8% in Hot Springs Village.

INSURANCE • About $1,200 on a $175,000 home with $1,000 deductible in Garland County. PROPERTY TAXES • Assessed at 20% of appraised valuation. Taxes in the Jessieville School District (Garland County) are as­ sessed at $42.30 per $1,000 of assessed value ($846.00 on a $100,000 home). Taxes in the Fountain Lake School


STATE AND LOCAL TAXES • State income tax is pro-rated up to 7% over $25,000 per year. There are several exemptions such as so­ cial security benefits, and the first $6,000 received un­der a public or private employer-sponsored retire­ ment plan. UTILITIES (monthly prices unless noted) • Water, Sewer & Sanitation (bi-monthly) -- Water: $17.60 ($8.80 per 2,000 gallons) -- Garbage: $31.00 -- Sewer & Street Lights: $43.00 -- Ambulance: $14.75 • Street Light Fee: $5.59 • Electricity: $0.10 per kilowatt hour (KWH). Average home usage: 1,500 KWH. • Telephone: $39.99 (basic service) • Cable TV: $69.99 (basic service) • Satellite Network: $49.99 (basic service)

Oaklawn Gaming & Racing


aklawn Gaming, Racing, Casino & Resort in Hot Springs is home to the Racing Festival of the South and Arkansas Derby. Oaklawn has hosted champions like Temperence Hill, Cigar, Curlin, Azeri, Smarty Jones, Afleet Alex, Zenyatta, and many more. Live thoroughbred racing from Jan-

May is just the ticket for high pulse rates and high purses. Oaklawn Gaming is home to year-round good times with a High Limits area, Poker Room, all your favorite Vegas-style games, great food, and drink. Check out the racing schedule online: Oaklawn.com

Garvan Woodland Gardens


rom the dynamic archi­tectural structures to the majestic bo­ tanical land­ scapes, Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs offers breathtaking sights (and fantastic photo oppor­tunities) at every turn. Find out more: GarvanGardens.org

Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water Park


agic Springs & Crystal Falls is a fun amuse­­ment and water park located in Hot Springs, Arkansas. A single price admission includes all-day use of the rides and attractions in both

parks. The park is open weekends from Apr-Oct and daily late-May through mid-August. Check out their summer concert series for some great music options. MagicSprings.com 3

Club sports fans can play tennis, pickleball, bocce ball, lawn bowling, or softball in Hot Springs Village. Come explore North America’s largest gated community, with a slightly modified tennis net, using a perforated Hot Spring Village, nestled in the Ouachita Mountains plastic ball, and wood or composite paddles. Experts of Arkansas. Call RE/MAX of HSV to schedule your com­ estimate there are at least three million Pickleball munity tour: 501-922-3777! players in the U.S. More than 300 players live in Hot Springs Village, according to the Hot Springs Village Pickleball Club. Give the game a swing today! For more information, go to HSVPickleball.org. BOCCE BALL

TENNIS The Coronado Tennis Center is a 13-court complex with USPTA Elite Tennis Professionals, lounge, and pavilion. Ten of the center’s courts are clay, and the remaining three are hard surfaces. The Hot Springs Village Tennis Association, with nearly 400 members, offers league play at all levels, including mixed leagues, women’s / men’s doubles, and junior tennis. USTA Adult Leagues are encouraged.

The Bocce Ball courts are located across from the Coronado Community Center. The game of skill and con­ centration, rather than physical stamina, is fun and easy to learn. It is played on a flat surface (similar to a bowling lane) with the object to position game balls as close as possible to the target ball (pallino). All equipment is provided by the Village Bocce Ball Club. SOFTBALL The Senior Softball League is open to men 50 years or older and women 35 years and older. The league plays two sessions each year: Spring (Apr. - Jun.) and Fall (Aug. Nov.). The games are played on Thursday mornings at the Boys & Girls Club’s field off N HWY 7.

LAWN BOWLING The Village Green Bowls Club is active all year. Lawn bowling is a game with moderate exercise. The game PICKLEBALL is played on a green with a target ball and is similar Pickleball offers some serious opportunities for exercise, to regular bowling. However, the balls weigh only two team play, and a whole lot of fun. What exactly is to three pounds so they are less strenuous on the legs Pickleball, you may ask? Similar to tennis, Pickleball is a and back. The object of the game is to get balls near the fun sport for all ages and all levels of athletic ability. It is target ball. The balls are biased, so they are rolled left to played by two or four players on a badminton-size court, right or right to left, making lawn bowling a challenge. 4

Swing Thru, Cast Out, Bike or Hike It!


njoy the mild climate of Hot Springs Village, learn more: HotSpringsVillageWeather. com. Find out more about our golf courses: GolfHomesHSV.com Balboa: 501-922-1504

18-Hole Course

Granada: 501-922-3095

18-Hole Course

Coronado: 501-922-2355

Executive Course

Isabella: 501-922-5505

27-Hole Course

Cortez: 501-922-1590

18-Hole Course

Magellan: 501-922-4497

18-Hole Course

DeSoto: 501-922-0001

18-Hole Course

Ponce de Leon: 501-922-4250

18-Hole Course

Diamante: 501-922-1114

Private 18-Hole Course


alboa Marina offers boat rentals, kayak and paddle boat rentals, sunset crui­ses, snacks, and refreshments 501-­922-­3435, 480 Ponce de Leon Drive. Balboa­Marina­HSV.com

Call RE/MAX 501-922-3777 to Book Your Vacation Rental & Home.

Lake Balboa, 944 acres, sand beach, pavilions, grills and picnic area, boat ramp off Ponce de Leon Drive Lake Coronado, 380 acres, boat ramp and picnic area off Murillo Way Lake Cortez, 245 acres, sand beach, picnic area, pavilion and gazebo, boat ramp off Carmona Road Lake DeSoto, 200 acres, sand beach and picnic area, boat ramp off DeSoto Boulevard Lake Estrella, 21 acres, boat ramp off Panorama Drive Lake Granada, 54 acres, boat ramp off Gusta Lane Lake Isabella, 25 acres, boat ramp off Pillar Lane Lake Maria, 27 acres, boat ramp off Linares Lane Lake Pineda, 62 acres, boat ramp off Camino Road Lake Segovia, 11 acres, no boat ramp Lake Sophia, 36 acres, boat ramp off El Cano Drive

Waypoint Marina on Lake DeSoto offers snorkel gear, paddle boards, and kayaks for rent, as, well as a mini café with great food and refreshments. 501-922-5511, 120 Marina Road. More than 14,000 residents call HSV home, and approximately 35,000 people have vacation homes or property here. Spread out across 26,000 acres, the Village has plenty of room to explore, relax, work, and play. Balboa Trail:

2.1 Miles

DeSoto Trail:

3.4 Miles

Barcelona Cart / Bicycle Lane: 1.2 Miles

Herradura Trail:

0.4 Mile

Cedar Creek Trail:

Hernando Trail:

8.6 Miles

3.1 Miles

Carmona Cart / Bicycle Lane: 1.1 Miles

HSV Trails

John & Mildred Cooper Nature Preserve Trail System

Coronado Boat Ramp Trail:

0.35 Mile

Magellan Beaver Dam Trail:

0.6 Mile

Coronado Fitness Trail:

1 Mile

Santa Maria Cart / Bicycle Lane: 1.3 Miles

DeSoto Nature Trail:

1.2 Miles

Sonora – Calella Trail:

0.4 Mile

DeSoto Spillway Trail:

0.77 Mile

Waypoint Trail:

0.7 Mile


ike, bike, walk, or run the over 30+ miles of nature trails in Hot Springs Village. 5

Play at Diamante Golf Club in Hot Springs Village! Diamante Country Club Discovery Package-$449 2-Night Accommodations within Diamante Subdivision 1-18 Hole Voucher for Diamante Golf Course 2-Meals for Two at the Diamante Clubhouse Amenities such as Tennis, Social Club Events, and Outdoor Pool Included in Package Community Tour of Diamante and Hot Springs Village by on-site Real Estate Agent

CALL 501-922-1114 NOW!

DiamanteCC.com 2000 Country Club Dr Hot Springs Village, AR 71909 *Price is for two adults and includes all taxes and fees. Additional charge for extra guests and additional nights. A cancellation fee of no less than 1/3 of the cost of the package booked will apply for cancellations made within 2 weeks of confirmed reservations. Some restrictions apply. 6


ot Springs Village is undisputedly renowned for great golf, but there is one private club in Hot Springs Village that boasts 18-holes of unrivaled, award-winning championship golf—Diamante Country Club. Golf Digest ranked Diamante as the number one golf course in Arkansas from 1997 through 2000. In 2006, hole No. 17 was voted as the Arkansas Democrat Gazette readers’ favorite par four hole in the State of Arkansas. As of 2019, Diamante is ranked #3 in the State. Diamante Country Club has historically been the host to multiple collegiate and professional events. Opened in 1995, Diamante was designed by golf archi­ tects, Ault and Clark Associates, and features pano­ ramic rolling fairways and immaculately groomed bent grass greens. The outstanding full practice facility at Diamante Country Club features an elevated tee overlooking the Ouachita Mountains. Additionally, a large short game area and practice putting green provide ample opportunity to sharpen golfers’ scoring shots. Additional amenities include four lighted Rubico clay courts for tennis enthusiasts, and a junior size resort swimming pool. Both casual and fine dining experiences are available in the club's restaurant and fully stocked bar. The executive chef ’s delectable entrées and stunning food presentation will pamper your tastebuds and delight your senses. The menu features favorite local recipes as well as members' favorites. 2000 Country Club Dr., Hot Springs Village, AR 71909 Main Office: (501) 922-1114 Golf Shop: (501) 922-4191 Diamantecc.com 7

Swing Thru Hot Springs Village Golf Courses Balboa Golf Course


Coronado Golf Course


Cortez Golf Course

DeSoto Golf Course


Practice your swing on Balboa Golf Course's walker-friendly course. Designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, Balboa’s wide fairways and few elevation changes offer walkers a great place to take a stroll while getting in a game. Water hazards, bunkers, and par 3s offer some challenges. Balboa’s 18-hole golf course includes a driving range, putting green, and short game area.

Short on time but still want to play golf ? Coronado Golf Course's executive-length par-62 golf course is just the place. Designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, it is the only executive length course in Hot Springs Village. Although Coronado does not have sand bunkers, the course is as challenging from 150 yards as any other HSV course. Coronado also offers a putting green.

CORTEZ GOLF COURSE Play Hot Springs Village Golf ! Cortez Golf Course, designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, offers elevation changes, water hazards, and five sets of tees that will keep most players happy. Cortez’s No. 10 is considered one of the toughest holes in HSV and No. 17 is breathtaking. The course features a driving range and putting green.

DESOTO GOLF COURSE DeSoto Golf Course is a great choice for families. The course, which was recently renovated, opened in 1972 as Hot Springs Village’s first golf course. Designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, the 18-hole course has three finishing holes and includes two par 5s and a par 4. DeSoto also includes a driving range and putting green.

No Two Holes or Courses Are the Same Granada Golf Course

GRANADA GOLF COURSE Ranked as one of the 10 best golf courses in the state by Golf Digest, Granada Golf Course is also known to be one of the most beautiful courses in Hot Springs Village. Enjoy the view of the waterfall meandering along the fairway of No. 18. The course, designed by Ault, Clark & Associates, includes par 3s, 4s, and 5s. Granada also has a driving range, putting green, and short game area.

ISABELLA GOLF COURSE Isabella Golf Course in Hot Springs Village was designed by Ault, Clark & Associates. The course is fun for both novice and professional, offering three nine-hole rotations — Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria— for a total of 27 holes of play. Ranked as the No. 1 course in Arkansas by Golf Digest, Isabella has plenty of twists, turns, and elevation changes to bring challenges to the game. The course also has a driving range, putting green, and short game area.


Isabella Golf Course

Magellan Golf Course

Magellan Golf Course is one of the best practice facilities in Hot Springs Village. Magellan was originally opened as a three-hole golf school and includes an 18-hole golf course, a large driving range, putting green, and several short game areas.

PONCE DE LEON GOLF COURSE Consistently ranked in the state’s top ten courses by Golf Digest and Arkansas Business Journal, Ponce de Leon Golf Course is a favorite among golfers. Ponce’s 18-hole golf course also in­ cludes a putting green and short game area.

Ponce de Leon Golf Course


Live Music Every Friday & Saturday Nights 220 Minorca Road, Hot Springs Village, AR

501-777-8176 BeehiveHSV.com HOT SPRINGS



BBQ Clampits Country Kitchen & Market: 5398 N Hwy 7, 501-2045030, Clampitscountrykitchen.com Ouachita Mountain Smokehouse: 4656 N Hwy 7, 501-2045151, ouachitamountainsmokehousebbq.com



Balboa Sports Bar & Lounge: 111 Balboa Way, 501-922-2909 Beehive Neighborhood Hangout: 220 Minorca Road, 501-7778176, beehivehsv.com Blue Springs Grill: 6225 Hwy 7 N, Jessieville 71949, 501-204-5050 DeSoto Club: 100 Clubhouse Drive, 501-915-0007, hsvpoa.org/ directory Debra’s Good Eats: 198 Carmona Road, 501-984-6677 Granada Grill: 250 Maderas Drive, 501-922-1372, hsvpoa.org/ directory Home Plate Café: 5110 Hwy 7 N, 501-984-6969, HomePlateCafeHSV.com Xplore Lakeside: 488 Ponce de Leon Drive, XploreLakeside.com One of a Kind Café: 372 E Glazypeau Road, 501-655-1326 The Shack: 7901 Hwy 7 N, Jessieville, 501-984-5619 Tanner’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill: 25255 Hwy 5, Lonsdale 72087, 501-915-9880, tannersneighborhoodbarandgrill.com Waypoint at DeSoto Marina: 120 Marina Road, 501-922-5511, hsvpoa.org/directory

The Saint at Isabella: 110 Inciador Way, 501-226-3334, TheSaintHSV.com



Great Wall Buffet: 4419 N Hwy 7, 501-984-6162, GreatWallBuffetAR.com Village Hibachi: 4656 N Hwy 7, 501-204-5028

BAKERY Sweet Cheeks Bakery: 4656 N Hwy 7, 501-204-5014, SweetCheeksHSV.com 6225 Hwy 7 N, Jessieville, AR 71949 501-204-5050


COFFEE & More Artfully Baked & Brewed: 1398 DeSoto Blvd., Ste A, 501-777-3195, ArtfullyBakedandBrewed.com Melinda’s Coffee Corner & Cafe: 3901 Hwy 7 N, 501-984-5393, MelindasHSV.com New Hope Nutrition: 34656 N. Hwy 7, Ste. F 501-204-5034

ITALIAN Dolce Vita: 111 Ponderosa Lane, Suite A, 501-226-3377, dolcevita-hsvillage.business.site Italian House Ristorante: 4501 N Hwy 7, 501-984-6602 Raffaella Rose at Cortez: 299 Cortez Road, 501-915-0855, RaffaellaRose.com

MEXICAN El Jimador: 107 DeSoto Center Drive, 501-915-8191 El Padrino: 4640 N Hwy 7, 501-984-5525 Charlie’s Pizza Pub: 127 McNeely Circle, Suite A, 501-984-6216, CharliesPizzaPub.com Domino's Pizza: 4656 North Hwy 7, 501-915-9595, Dominos.com Mulligan’s at Ponce: 300 Ponce de Leon Drive, 501-922-1623, hsvpoa.org/directory Molly O’Brien’s: 8913 Park Ave, HS, 501-321-2227, mollyobriens.com

Green and Artisans’ Market at Grove Park MusicMarket & Markets


rove Park is an outdoor venue in Hot Springs Village that is home to a popular farmers and artisans market. Since 2014, the Hot Springs Village Property Owners’ Association has been spon­ soring the Green Market.

Villagers may leisurely browse and shop. The selection and quality of the pro­ duce is impressive. Facebook.com/ Green MarketHSV

Every Thursday, from 8 AM-Noon, April-November, local In the event of rain, the backup plan moves farmers with their bounties of fruits and vegetables, and the market to the porte cochère at the bakers with homemade pastries, cakes, jams, jellies, Woodlands Auditorium. and other delectable fare display their products so that

Downtown Hot Springs Farmers' Market


he Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Market is a great place to buy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. But, as residents and visitors alike know, wonderful produce is not the only thing that is certain to catch your eye. Fresh baked breads and desserts beckon attention, as do jars of honey, and, homemade jams and jellies. There are also local artisans who display their quality handmade crea­tions. The vendor booths include handmade jewelry, crocheted, and knit­

ted items, woodworking creations, scarves, t-shirts, and much more. The variety of items show cased by the artisans is limited only by the imagination! The Market operates year-round (Sat. 9 AM-Noon), and plenty of free parking is available at both the north and south entrances of the Market. HotSpringsFarmersMarket.com, Orange Street, Hot Springs

Little Rock Farmers' Market

Chef Series, and Lil’ Farmers Kids Club, are a proud participant in the Double-Up Food Bucks (DUFB) ince 1996, the Little Rock Farmers’ Market Program. This offers patrons the opportunity to has been held in the River Market’s two have up to $20 worth of SNAP tokens matched outdoor, open-air pavilions, which overlook for free to use at the market. the River­front Park and the Arkansas River. Parking is always free for Little Rock Farmers’ The Market is host to vendors who offer fresh herbs, Market patrons. Visitors are invited to park plants, flowers, eggs, meat products, fresh-baked breads, in the lot behind the Market and in the River and desserts, as well as jars of locally made honey, jams Market Parking Deck at Second Street and and jellies, spreads, and much more! There are artisans River Market Avenue. Special VIP parking who display their hand-made crafts as well. You will is available for senior and handicapped find jewelry, crocheted and knitted items, t-shirts, and individuals. homemade soaps and candles, just to name a few. 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, The Little Rock Farmers Market partners with the AR 72201, (501) 375-2552 Arkansas Food Bank on the Lettuce Beet Hunger Together fresh food drive, The Garden Gourmet RiverMarket.info/farmers-market




harlie’s Pizza Pub in Hot Springs Village offers pizza dough made from scratch, (a 3-hour process) made-to-­ order in an old-fashioned brick oven. Their sauces and cheese breads are home­made too. Serving appe­ tizers, lunch items in­ cluding salads, sandwiches, and dinners such as New York Strip, Chicken Parmesan, Pork Ribs, and of course . . . Pizza, there is something delicious for every taste. 501-984-6216, 127 McNeely Cir Ste A, HSV, AR 71909.

Ouachita Chocolate


what people are used to,” says Joel. “For example, our 70% Belize bar tastes like it has tan­ gerines in it, but it’s literally just organic cacao beans and organic sugar. Properly roasted Belizean beans just have a nice citrusy flavor.” Their other current bars are a 70% Ecuador, which has a deep, fudgy flavor, and a 70% Madagascar, which has dark red fruit notes. They are planning to expand their offerings to include milk chocolate and nut bars and to eventually add more creative offerings with a focus on local ingredients.

bout 3 years ago, Ouachita Chocolate’s cofounder, Joel Rush, became interested in crafting organic bean to bar style chocolate. His wife, Ali, was aware of this desire and bought him the necessary equipment to turn his dreams into reality. Joel started in the guest bedroom of his house making chocolate, but eventually expanded into the kitchen and then the living room. Joel and his wife spent two years crafting chocolate, trying different methods and ingredients, before they decided it was time to move into a factory. Finally, on September 1st, 2019, they opened 600 Ouachita Avenue, Hot Springs, AR, 501-545-2378 Ouachita Chocolates. OuachitaChocolate.com Their current line of chocolate is 70% dark. They are excited about introducing dark chocolate to people who have only experienced what you buy in a grocery store. “Real dark chocolate tastes completely different than


Today, The Shack offers a lot of the original menu mixed with new items. Best known for their classic hamburgers, another fan-favorite is the catfish basket. Their handmixed milk shakes made with real crushed fruit is very popular. Throughout the seasons, special food will be prepared on occasion, like chili or vegetable soup on a cold winter’s day. No matter the season, though, you can rest assured that the classic burger is always awaiting you at The Shack. 7901 North State Highway 7, Jessieville, AR / 501-984-5619


here was something more to celebrate than just Independence Day on July 4th, 1972. This was the day. The Shack’s grand opening took place. Bill Cockman, a former forest service worker decided in 1972, it was time to change things up a bit and go to work for himself. Since he and his wife, Linda Cockman, owned the land in front of their house, they decided to build a restaurant. This restaurant, The Snack Shack, was open for business for the first time on July 4th, 1972, and the menu offered .50 cent hamburgers and .40 cent hand-mixed shakes along with a variety of other foods such as hot dogs and chicken strip baskets. To this day, Bill and Linda still live behind the original building.


501-984-5600 6915 N. Highway 7, Jessieville, AR 71949

We specialize in beautiful bodies.


DeSoto Dog Park


he DeSoto Dog Park is a gated, off-leash park for well-behaved and healthy dogs. The site is approx­imately 1.5 acres of a level, open play area divided in two sections for use by large and small dogs. The park contains benches, watering stations, waste receptacles, and shade pavilions.


he DeSoto Family Recreation Area is fun for all ages featuring playground equip­m ent, mini golf, and, basketball and pickle­ball courts. The playground, mini golf, and basket­ball courts are available for use at no charge, but players must bring their own equipment. A covered picnic pavilion and charcoal grill are just behind the nearby DeSoto Multipurpose Hall and are available on a first come basis.


he newly renovated RV park is in a rural set­ ting with lots of trees. It has twenty park­ ing pads available to self-contained rec­ reational ve­ hi­ cles. The park is open yearround with electrical hookups. Water hookups are available from April 15 through October 31. Picnic tables are provided at each site. A central dump station is provided for users. A daily rental fee is charged and reservations are required. Call 501-922-4231 to make reservations.

Rock Porch Sessions


ock Porch Sessions are free monthly music jams featuring musicians/singersongwriters.

Great live music from touring artists in a laid­back and comfortable atmosphere.


RV Park

Rhythm Jams


hythm Jams, held on the third Sunday of each month at Grove Park, are meant to provide an opportunity for musicians, singers, and listeners a space to gather, to interact, and to share music. Free to all.


Come Home to

New Home Development

New Hot Springs Village homes to be built in Siega Subdivision by Renaissance Homes. 3-bedroom/2-bath floor plans from 1,600 - 2,000 SF. Hot Springs Village Like Pat Bollier Hot Springs Village Realtor on for immediate updates on listings in Hot Springs Village!

Call Pat 501-425-0134

1400 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village, AR 71909 / 501-922-3777

PatBollier@REMAX.net PatBollier.com


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Pocket Park located next to the Coronado Tennis Center offers a play set with tunnel, a bass drum, a 4-ft beanstalk climber, a rain wheel, a curved slide, bongo drums, 8-ft double swing, a vine climber, and shaded park bench. The play set accommodates ages 5-12; children must be supervised by an adult.

The Coronado Pocket Park is a new family fun addition to Hot Springs Village. Other playgrounds are available at the DeSoto Recreation Area and at the Pocket Park inside Grove Park.

Hot Springs Village –


North America’s Largest Gated Community

ot Springs Village, the largest gated retirement community in the U.S., offers a cost of living below the national average, noted RE/MAX of Hot Springs Village. According to the website, BestPlaces. net, Hot Springs Village residents enjoy a lower cost for housing, healthcare, food, and transportation.

living. This gated community, set within 26,000 wooded acres, offers 9 golf courses, 11 lakes, miles of trails, clubs for every imaginable interest, light traffic, low crime rates, and wildlife galore. Attracted initially by the low cost of living, prospective residents converge here from almost every state­—­from California to Massa­chusetts Located in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas, Hot and every­where in between. With a median home prices Springs Village is a mecca for those looking to retire well below the national average, retirees enjoy an active far from the expense, and, hustle and bustle of urban lifestyle in a safe and beautiful natural setting. 15

Care are trained to understand the specific needs of individuals living with the challenges of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Bob Hebert, states that he and his wife, co-owner Stephenie Hebert, “have 23+ years’ experience as owners in the senior care industry.” In 2019, Village Home Care began offering professional housekeeping services. Hebert says, “We welcome new visitors and customers every week. Villagers are turning to us for safe and secure housekeeping services they can trust and depend on.” All caregivers and housekeepers undergo an extensive nationwide criminal background check and drug testing before they become an employee of Village Home Care. Additionally, each employee is bonded and insured for the protection and peace of mind of all individuals who receive services.


inners of the Hot Springs Village 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Village Home Care provides a com­pre­hen­sive list of services that helps individuals remain in their home with the highest level of independence possible. Their services revolve around the basic Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s), and include Companionship (includes playing cards and games, reading, and going on outings), Personal Assistance (help with bathing, toileting, ambu­ lation, medication reminders), Meal Preparation, and VillageHomeCareHSV.com, 501-922-2224 Transportation (rides to activities, shopping, medical appointments, and church.) The employee-training program meets or exceeds guide­lines set forth by the State of Arkansas. Employees receive annual re-training to ensure they maintain the skill levels needed for high quality and com­pas­sion­ ate care. Additionally, all caregivers of Village Home


illage Nutrition orig­ inally began in 1966 as Joy Health Foods in Asbury Park, New Jersey, with David’s father, Mark Cohen. Over the next several decades, there were name changes and location changes. A sense of permanence oc­­curred when David and his wife Cheryl took a trip to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. They understandably fell in love with the area. They opened a tiny, 500 square foot store, just outside Hot Springs Village in August 2007, and named it Village Nutrition. Needing more space, they moved to a larger location across the street. The store has remained at 3925 N Hwy 7, Suite C ever since, and the Cohens have maintained a loyal following of customers.

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Village Nutrition offers a full selection of supplements, grocery items, health and beauty products, green clean­ ing supplies, and natural pet products. David and Cheryl Cohen don’t just sell healthy gro­cery items and supplements. They strive to inform, educate, and enlighten. Check out their website VillageNutrition. tflmag.com, and you will find healthy recipes—everything from healthy grilling and baking to tasty vegan recipes. 16


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India. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York and a fellowship in Oncology and Hematology at Long Island College Hospital in New York. He and his wife have lived in Hot Springs for over twenty years and continue to be active participants in the Hot Springs community. Dr. Katherine L. Hurst has been practicing medicine in the greater Hot Springs and Little Rock area since 2000. Dr. Hurst earned her medical degree from UAMS in Little Rock in 1995. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Texas A&M’s Apollo Medical strives to provide tailored College of Medicine, Scott and White Hospital. Dr. patient-focused med­ical care that combines Hurst has served the Hot Springs community as Medical the art and science of healing. Director at Cooperative Christian Ministries. She also has significant experience in additional area hospitals pollo Medical is Hot Springs Village's newest and clinics. clinic and they offer comprehensive medical There are also two Nurse Practitioners, Jarrod Breshears services including: Internal Medicine, Well­ and Edna Mack, who help round out the quality care ness Programs, Oncology & Hematology, Palliative offered at Apollo Medical Clinic. Tausha Lloyd, is a Care/IV Therapy, Transition Care, as well as Walk-in Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), a Registered Phle­ Services. Apollo Medical strives to provide tailored botomy Technician (RPT), and a Certified Bone Density patient-focused med­ical care that combines the art and Technologist (CBDT). science of healing. Apollo Medical Clinic believes in pro-active health care Patient Care at Apollo Medical Clinic is provided under education and plans to feature upcoming wellness classes. the direction of two experienced physicians. Dr. Neeraj Bharany, MD. has been practicing medicine in Hot Apollo Medical Clinic also has a location in Hot Springs. Springs since 2002. Dr. Bharany earned his medical 111 Cordoba Center, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909 degree from Government Medical College Amritsar, 501-625-3334 ApolloMedicalAR.com



hether a customer is looking for a completely new pair of glasses or needs to update their lenses for existing frames, or is looking for a pair of trend-setting sunglasses, Eyecare Specialties can help. They offer name brand frames, such as Coach, Kate Spade, Vera Bradley and the new exciting line from Reese Witherspoon called Draper James. With hundreds of frames to choose from, Eyecare Specialties offers the latest in lens technology from single vision to progressive lenses. Since the Arkansas climate ensures that there is always plenty of sunshine, the Drs. Semmler recommend prescription sunglasses. Why? Because prescription sunglasses are often the best solution for clear, comfortable vision outdoors or when driving on a sunny day. They eliminate glare and the need for squinting in bright conditions, which can reduce vision and cause eyestrain. Patients who currently wear eyeglasses for nearsightedness, far­sight­ edness or astigmatism should strongly consider purchasing a second pair of glasses: prescription sunglasses. The sunglasses lines at Eyecare Specialties include Maui Jim, Ray-Ban, Coach, and Invu. 17


t all started when Jessie Slick and his high school best friend went on va­cation to Memphis. Jessie became in­ter­ested in starting his own business after experiencing an axe-throwing bar there. Bringing the idea back home and asking his younger brother, Eddy Slick, to do the finances, they wondered if the company could be profitable in Hot Springs. After doing the math, they decided to give it a try. While work­ing on plans in their parents’ backyard, they selected their father’s original target design for their company. Jessie’s wife, Randi, also decided to get in on the fun. Together, she, Jessie, and Eddie rotate shifts as recep­tionists. When you walk through the door at Big Axe Battleground, you are greeted by the receptionist, sign a waiv­er, go through an orientation of throwing protocols, and then you get straight into throwing. On staff is a handful of trained “axperts” as they call them. Axperts that are there to help you practice safety and technique. The axpert is there to assist you for the entirety of your stay, and they can even teach you how to play three different axe-throwing games. Big Axe Battleground in Hot Springs is located in the historic Hamp Williams building at 500 Ouachita Avenue. This axe throwing “bar” is a BYOB facility, and the cost of axe throwing is $22 per hour, per person. One target can accompany groups of 2-10 people at a time, and Big Axe is home to 10 targets. You can reserve your target online at BigAxeBattle­grounds.com. 501-596-8600


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HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE TRAILS Get Outdoors! Pet, Hike & Bike Friendly Nature Trails.

Cedar Creek Nature Trail

Sonora – Calella Trail

0.4 Mile

Waypoint Trail

0.7 Mile

Barcelona Cart/Bicycle Lane 1.2 Miles Carmona Cart/Bicycle Lane 1.1 Miles

Hernando Trail

One of the most beautiful trails in the Village, Cedar Creek Nature Trail is an excellent area to enjoy wild­ flowers and bird watching. The trail consists of four paths: The Bluebird Path, Mourning Dove Path, King­ fisher Path and the Cardinal Path. Bridges across Cedar Creek separate the loops and there are several areas with benches overlooking the creek and a scenic pond. The trail is mostly level with a slight incline on the Mourning Dove Path. Two parking areas are available on Minorca Road.   3.1 Miles

This multipurpose trail is the longest in the Village, paralleling DeSoto Boulevard from the eastern crossing of Ponce de Leon Drive to DeSoto Nature and Spillway Trails on DeSoto Park Lane near DeSoto Dog Park and Lawn Bowling. The trail offers both level walking and some challenging hills and is a favorite among cyclists. It is particularly steep on either side of Minorca Road. The trail passes Grove Park offering access to park events and the Green Market ( farmers’ market). The surface is packed-gravel making it an excellent exercise trail for hikers, runners and cyclists. Mileage markers run from Coronado Fitness Trail east to west. Parking is available at the east-end trailhead, This is a beautiful meandering trail that connects the Ponce de Leon Center/Woodlands Auditorium, Danville Coronado Fitness Center and the Coronado RV Park. In Road trailhead off Cortez Road and the DeSoto Dog the RV Park, the trail runs along Lake Pineda Spillway as Park/Lawn Bowling. 8.6 Miles it flows into Lake Coronado.   1 Mile

DeSoto Marina Multipurpose Trail

Lake Balboa Spillway Trail

Another great bird watching area, Lake Balboa Spillway This path takes you along Lake DeSoto from Marina Trail, is the most open trail in the Village. It is located on Drive to Calella Road. Parking is available at the DeSoto and behind the embankment connecting Lake Balboa Marina.   0.6 Mile primary and secondary spillways and connects Balboa Beach to Hernando Trail at DeSoto Boulevard and Ponce DeSoto Multipurpose Trail This trail, which is mostly asphalt surface, has a variety of de Leon Drive. Benches on the upper embankment challenges with a few uphill climbs. Parking is available overlook Lake Balboa. Parking access is located off 1.2 Miles at the main trailhead north of the fire station on Calella Ponce de Leon Drive. Road. Limited parking can be found at several street Lake Coronado Boat Ramp Trail intersections along the loop.   3.4 Miles Located at the Coronado Boat Ramp off Murillo Way, DeSoto Park Nature Trail this trail borders Lake Coronado. The trail is a favored This is a natural surface, single track walking trail. A site for people who enjoy fishing and bird watching. short section of the trail has an easy uphill grade to a This level trail is handicapped accessible and includes a bench overlook. A narrow, steep trail continues along paved path to Anglers Island. Parking is available at the the hillside behind Lawn Bowling then up to and across Coronado Boat Ramp. 0.33 Mile the dam before heading back down to the spillway. The Magellan Beaver Dam Trail trailhead and limited parking is available on DeSoto Magellan Beaver Dam Trail, built by the HSV Audubon Park Lane near the DeSoto Dog Park.   1.2 Miles Society, is a unique, wetland nature trail with an abun­ DeSoto Spillway Trail dance of wildlife. Bird signs along the trail will help This trail follows the spillway on the south side from you identify species you’re most likely to see. The path DeSoto Park Lane to Lake DeSoto Spillway. This is a is located below Balboa Dam off Cloaca Road near the gravel-surface loop with some rocky and uneven terrain. Animal Shelter. I t is a level path with a packed-gravel Parking is along the side of DeSoto Park Lane near Lawn surface. The trail begins just south of the boat storage. Bowling and the DeSoto Dog Park.   0.77 Miles Parking is available adjacent to Cloaca Road. 0.33 Mile 19

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42 Elcano Drive, HSV 4 Bed / 3 Bath / 2,672 SF

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11 Brilliante Circle, HSV 3 Bed / 2 Bath / 2,000 SF

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Susie Burns, Realtor® 501-922-8989 SusieBurnsHSV.com $329,900  MLS# 19018097

34 Linares Lane, HSV 3 Bed / 2 Bath / 2,164 SF

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53 Dedalera Way, HSV 3 Bed / 2.5 Bath / 2,360 SF

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BJ Conner, Associate Broker, GRI, RCC 501-915-2297 HotSpringsVillageBJ.com $494,900  MLS# 19011866

63 Rocoso Drive, HSV 3 Bed / 2 Full Bath / 2 Half Bath 3,755 SF

Nancy Cross, Realtor® 501-922-8331 NancyCross.net $299,900  MLS# 19021558

101 Pizarro Drive, HSV 3 Bed / 2.5 Bath / 2,720 SF

Linda Forry, Realtor® 501-922-8991 HotSpringsVillageLiving.com $350,000  MLS# 19036523

23 Linares Lane, HSV 3 Bed / 3 Bath / 2,746 SF

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1 Vereda Lane, HSV 3 Bed / 3 Bath / 3,575 SF

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37 Brilliante Circle, HSV 3 Bed / 2 Bath / 1,665 SF $159,900  MLS# 19024678 23

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24 Elcano Drive, HSV 4 Bed / 2.5 Bath / 2,525 SF

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Karen Mallonee, Associate Broker 501-226-8360 KarenSellsHSV.com $214,900  MLS# 19025480

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28 Sacedon Way, HSV 4 Bed / 3 Bath / 3,797 SF

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Hot Springs Village A starting point for day and weekend getaways

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ot Springs Village residents enjoy the best (397.3 miles) away. Boutique hop in the Bishop Arts of southern hospitality, AND, convenient District which offers over 60 independent boutiques access to popular cities in surrounding near restaurants, bars, and art galleries.

A less than three-hour drive (186.8 miles) gets you all the attractions Memphis has to offer. Yes, Graceland is that close! Nashville, with its unique musical venues is about 6 hours away (393.7 miles). In a little under four and a half hours (260.1 miles) you can arrive in Tulsa. Where you can visit the Philbrook Museum of Art and dine at a nearby restaurant. In need of some trendy retail therapy? Dallas is less than five hours

Located 529.5 miles (approximately 6 hours) from Hot Springs Village, Gulf Shores, Alabama may be a bit far to drive but the Pensacola International Airport is only 38 miles from the center of Gulf Shores so it is the perfect weekend Beach getaway. The pristine beauty of Destin, (10 hours or 583.3 miles from Hot Springs Village) is easily accessed via the Northwest Florida Regional Airport.

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aklawn Racing and Gaming announced plans in 2019 to build an expansion project in excess of $100 million that includes the construction of a high-rise hotel, multi-purpose event center, a larger gaming area, and additional on-site parking. The project is one of the largest hospitality investments in the history of Arkansas. “This historic announcement represents a new chapter in the rich 114-year history of Oaklawn,” said Louis Cella, President of Oaklawn Jockey Club. “As we enhance the entertainment experience for our customers, we will also further elevate thoroughbred racing and help make Arkansas and Hot Springs even stronger regional tourism destinations.” The yet-to-be-named hotel will be seven stories with 200 rooms including two presidential suites. Amenities will

include an outdoor swimming pool, a luxury spa, fitness center and restaurant. “The hotel will offer a unique vantage point for our patrons in that it will overlook the track. Imagine the spectacular view as the horses are heading down the stretch,” said Cella. “Our goal is to achieve 4-star status.” Adjacent to the hotel will be a 14,000 square-foot multipurpose events center that will accommodate up to 1,500 people for various events such as concerts, meetings, banquets and weddings. The project also includes the addi­­tion of approximately 28,000 square feet of gaming space and a significantly expanded parking. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said the Oaklawn expan­sion will be monumental in the history of Arkansas. Oaklawn.com


he route of the official 17th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's

Day Parade spans only 98 feet of Bridge Street in Hot Springs, AR., and the parade lasts about an hour. However, the parade is definitely long in spirit and enthusiasm as residents and tourists alike flock to downtown Hot Springs each year for the festivities. Central Avenue & Malvern Avenue (both south of Bridge Street) are good places to see the parade as it travels to and from Bridge Street.


The Grand Marshal for the 2020 par­ ade will be Cheech Marin and the parade starter will be Danny Trejo. Shorteststpats.com

Little Italy


f you are in the mood for some taste bud tanta­ lizing food and friendly, efficient service, look no further than Little Italy Pizza, Pasta and Subs. Hot Springs residents regard it as a hidden gem and new patrons who enjoy tasty Italian cuisine quickly understand why this restaurant is becoming more and more popular. Salmon crab cakes, shrimp scampi with veg­ gies, sau­sage pep­per and onion over penne pasta, veal pic­cata with veg­ gies, spaghetti marinara . . . it’s all offered here, and you may find it

tough to just choose one! Check out the pizza—Alfredo Pizza, Meat Lover’s Pizza, Sliced Pepperoni Pizza —there is certainly a pizza to please everyone! Owner, Arian Maksuti, wants potential diners to know the restaurant is family-owned and operated. He proudly says every item on the menu is “fresh and prepared from scratch. Our servings are generous and certainly large enough to take some home. . . . and we pride ourselves on our friendly and accommodating staff.” 228 Cornerstone Blvd., Hot Springs, Arkansas. 501-781-3180

Crystal Ridge Distillery


estled deep in the heart of Hot Springs, you will find one of the finest 1920’s original buildings, which is now home to Crystal Ridge Distillery. When revamping the place, the new owners decided to pre­serve the originality of the building by leaving the 100-year-old brick walls, 1916 fire doors, and rough-cut lumber rafters exposed. Though it is a distillery, where they craft alcohol, Crystal Ridge’s number one priority is to provide a family friendly atmosphere. With their very own restaurant in house, Crystal Ridge Distillery is the perfect place to grab a drink with your friends or go out to dinner with the family. If you’re with your friends, grab a drink at the bar or hangout in the lounge on the couches while watching a ballgame. If you’re with

your family, maybe you would prefer to sit outside on the patio or enjoy regular restaurant style seating. In addition to the restaurant, Crystal Ridge also offers tours of their distillery so that everyone of age can see how they make their inhouse alcohol. While on the tour, you can also enjoy a very interesting story about the history of moonshine in Hot Springs as well as in the United States. If that isn’t enough, Crystal Ridge is also home to a 3500 square foot party room. Perfect for wedding receptions, business meetings, or any gathering, the room also has the vintage rustic look with original 1920’s installations mentioned before. Crystal Ridge Distillery is located at 455 Broadway Street, and is open every day from 10 AM to 10 PM. For more information on Crystal Ridge Distillery call 501- 627-0722 or visit CrystalridgeDistillery.com. 29

Silks Bar & Grill


n between time spent watching the races, en­ joy tasty ap­ pe­ tizers at Silks . . . the hot wings are legendary as are the peel and eat Shrimp. The Silks Bar and Grill Signature Silks Burger is consistently voted as one of the best burgers in Hot Springs.

The Grilled Reuben is the offi­ cial Oaklawn favorite. It is thinly sliced tender corned beef piled high on grilled mar­ble rye with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Thou­ sand Island dressing. Other items that garner nods and lots of attention are the grilled chicken sandwich, pulled pork sand­wich, and shrimp po-boy. With more than 30 large screen TVs throughout, it is the perfect place to grab the best food in town and watch the big game. Silks is open for lunch and dinner every day. Make sure to catch the best regional entertainment Friday and Saturday nights.  Oaklawn.com/dining/Silks-Bar-Grill

Quapaw Baths & Spa . . . the perfect place to immerse yourself in Hot Springs’ acclaimed thermal waters and indulge in luxurious spa services. QuapawBaths.com.

Enjoy the ultimate bathing experience in the famous Hot Springs National Park thermal mineral water. BuckStaffBaths.com

Bathhouse Row


nly 20 minutes outside of Hot Springs Village is Hot Springs, home to historic Bathhouse Row and Oaklawn Racing and Gam­ ing. The legen­ dary thermal waters of Hot Springs have at­trac­ted people for the last 100 years! Bathhouse Row is a must-see attraction with many unique shops, galleries, museums, and restaurants including a micro­brewery which recently opened in a renovated bathhouse. HotSprings.org


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Via Roma


he moment you enter Via Roma, you know that you are in for a unique dining experience. The at­mosphere is one of Old World Italy. Via Roma boasts an extensive wine list and a full bar that can satisfy any taste.

As a starter, the polenta and mixed vegetables are highly recommended. The grilled polenta squares are cov­ered Desserts at Via Roma really put the grand into finale! with sautéed mushrooms and have a hint of garlic. The The Tiramisu is a delicious masterpiece, and the va­nilla lightly breaded calamari fritti, or superbly seasoned crab or chocolate Creme Brûlée and Chocolate Lava Cakes are cakes also do not disappoint. foodie favorites. Among the frequently requested entrees are the Scal­ Via Roma’s owner, Adrian, strives to make “each guest feel op­pini Dama Bianca—exquisite medallions of veal like they have just been transported to Italy where there is sautéed with mushrooms in a brandy sauce topped gracious service and exceptional food.” Devoted patrons with homemade moz­zarella. A must try is the, Tilapia and guests alike agree that Adrian, and the wonderful Picata—a filet of Tilapia lightly floured and pan seared, staff at Via Roma, have accomplished that goal. sautéed in a lemon white wine sauce with capers. 1521 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs 501-318 -1516

Rocky's Corner

the "Draw,” a vegetarian pizza; the "Split Decision” which is half Pepperoni and half sausage; the "Unanimous ew foods are as universally popular as pizza. Decision,” a delicious mix of Italian sausage, mushrooms, If you are looking for a great pizzeria in Hot and onions; and the "T.K.O.” Italian sausage, pepperoni, Springs, you owe it to yourself to check out and bell peppers, among others. Rocky’s Corner. Well known and well loved, Rocky’s The chef at Rocky’s Corner also knows how to prepare Corner has an interesting history as well. Rocky’s tasty sandwiches: the “Upper Cut” sandwich, Corner opened on Park Avenue in 1970. It was run (Italian beef and Italian sausage) and the “Jab” by the Diorio and Simonovich families. Both families (Italian meatball and Italian beef) are a few moved to Hot Springs from Chicago. The original of the selections. location was in a small take-out stand now occupied by Bailey’s Dairy Treats. Rocky’s Corner moved into 2600 Central Ave, Hot Springs, the building across from Oaklawn in 1982, and it has AR 71901, 501-624-0199 remained there ever since.


Rocky’s specializes in Chicago style pizza. The names are as clever as the pizza is delicious. Selections include 31

42 Bar and Table


“Bar And Table is a one of-a-kind din­ing exper­­i ence I am grate­ ful for the op­portunity to work with this team at a restaurant that offers a creative and internationally-in­ spired menu,” said André Poirot who recently assumed the role of exec­ utive chef over restaurant, banquet, and cater­ing operations.

cheese, lettuce, and tomato on a brioche bun. The Fried Egg Bagel features American cheese on a cin­na­ mon bagel. There are also daily soups including Chicken Corn Chowder, Spinach and Asparagus Bisque, and Winter Beef Stew.

Entrees include Herb Provencal Pan-Seared Salmon, Thyme Braised Veal Osso Bucco, Bone-In Pan-Fried The full-service restaurant is located Pork Chop, and Pepper Grilled Beef a “Presidential” culinary experience. inside the Clinton Presidential Library Tenderloin. and features an unparalleled view of Whether your favorite libation is a 1200 President Clinton Avenue (In the lighted pedestrian bridge. locally brewed draft beer, a signature the Clinton Presidential Library) The menu includes daily specials: cocktail, or a quality bottle of wine Little Rock, AR 72201, 501-537-0042. the 42 Chicken Sandwich, a superb to share, 42 Bar and Table has you 42barandtable.org concoction of fried chicken, cheddar covered. Dine at 42 Bar and Table for

Petit and Keet


etit and Keet Bar and Grill has earned the repu­ tation for being one of Little Rock’s favorite restaurants. Loyal patrons know the food is always delicious and the service is top notch. A crowd pleaser is the sautéed chicken, lightly fried and topped with Sauvignon and Lemon Beurre Blanc. Other tantalizing en­ trees offered include Charred Miso Salmon, BoneIn Berkshire Pork Chop, and Prime New York Strip Steak.


Petit and Keet Bar and Grill features a full bar with specialty drinks, cocktails, and a signature bar menu. The signature drink is a Frozen Peachy Keet and it is described as simply scrumptious. The bar boasts a construction redesign so guests can enjoy both an outdoor patio and bar and an event room for private parties. For owners, Jim Keet and Louis Petit, achieving and maintaining excellence is thier motto “We share in a real passion for doing things correctly which includes delicious

food, exceptional service for every guest, for every meal, and every occa­­­sion,” states Keet. 1620 Market St., Little Rock, AR 72211, 501-319-7675. PetitAndKeet.com

River Market


he River Market boasts delicious culinary offerings–from southern cooking, prime aged steak, fresh seafood, fusion cuisine, local brews, deli selections, pizza, and more! Enjoy a steak cooked to perfection at Sonny Williams Steak Room, yummy pub food with your favorite brew at Prost, or a meal with a distinctive Greek, Middle Eastern or Indian flair from Middle Eastern Cuisine. Don’t forget Zetêo Coffee or Nexus Coffee and Creative for your favorite coffee beverage. These are just a few of the restaurants guar­ anteed to delight your taste­buds at River Market!

for trendy ladies’ clothing and accessories, and Barakat Bespoke for distinctive menswear. The Freckled Frog features a variety of handcrafted items made by Arkansans, and The Barn Mercantile is a cool and funky general store that specializes in local, unique merchandise with an Arkansas flair and southern hospi­ tality. Enjoy these, and many more stores, at the River Market.

Check out the annual events held at the River Market in Little Rock as well including Jazz in the Park, the Little Rock Marathon, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, The unique shopping options at River Market and Riverfest: RiverMarket.info. include Fringe Clothing and LUV Boutique

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are a city leader in sustainable initiatives, working to eliminate wasteful practices and be more conscious of s they have won num­er­ous local their environmental impact. and state-wide awards, Dizzy's is Doh Dugan recently purchased the restaurant from renowned in Little Rock, as well as longtime owner, Darla Huie. Dugan says he is planning in Arkansas, for their award winning Le Petit to keep just about everything at Dizzy's the same. "I Roche Cheese Dip. Other patron favorites bought a business that works, and I want it to stay that include Mama Elana's Chick­ en Spaghetti, way. So, I'm not making any super-crazy changes." That the Gypsy Burger, and Aimee's Grilled Turkey includes the decor, the staff and the menu (and yes, the and Pesto Sandwich. Among the choices of entrees are restaurant's award-winning cheese dip is not going Tallulah's Arkansas Creole, Boursin and Natasha Filet anywhere.) Mignon, and Lemon Caper Salmon, and all are savory A wonderful restaurant in Little Rock doing delights that will leave your taste­buds satisfied. wonderful things for the community and the Dizzy’s Gypsy Bistro has an ample wine and beer environment—how fabulous! selection, as well as a full bar, where you can order your 200 River Market Ave #150, Little favorite libation. Rock, AR 72201 (501) 375-3500 Dizzy’s Gypsy Bistro restaurant is full of unique artwork. Diners are free to walk around and enjoy the gallery- Dizzy-Lizzy.com like setting. The restaurant staff are proud that they



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and most vibrant cities, Legacy West in Plano, Texas, is the very best place to live, work, eat, play, and shop. The $3.2 billion, 255-acre development boasts 415,000 dynamic square feet of open-air retail and restaurant space. Additionally, it is also home to the North American headquarters of Toyota and FedEx Office as well as the regional headquarters for JP Morgan Chase and Liberty Mutual. With more than 15,000 employees, is one of the largest new job centers in the state. A 304-room hotel, Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West two stunning, high-rise luxury living towers 1,200 luxury apartments, with 127 urban villas completing the project.

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Renaissance Dallas at Plano


ocated in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and boasting over 26,000 square feet of conference and meeting space with 304 guest rooms, The Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West is the 15-story hotel opened by Sam Moon Group (of the handbag and accessories empire). His goal was to have the design of the hotel reflect his family's Asian culture while also honoring their second-generation Texas roots.

That goal was certainly achieved in a big way. The "West-meets-Zen" theme can be seen and felt throughout the hotel. Every aspect of design and art, from the menus to the over 60 pieces of art and sculptures throughout the hotel, capture the harmonious marriage of East and West. The cultural fusion is prom­inent in the hotel's restaurants. Robust Texas flavors combine with Asian fare at the Whiskey Moon Bar, the Texas Tea House in the lobby, and at Oma, the hotel's main restaurant located on the ground floor. John Klukan, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Renaissance adds, “Our hotel is unique. As with all Renaissance Hotels, it is eclectic, and our stunning, yet delicate fusion of two cultures creates a special kind of ambiance and energy. Combine that with signature services and an emphasis on guest entertainment and the experience at our hotel is simply unsurpassed.” Marriott.com/Plano 469 925-1800 36

Bulla Gastrobar


ulla Gastrobar is the place to be when you are in the mood for authentic Spanish fare and delicious, imaginative cocktails served in a warm and friendly atmos­ phere. Bulla Gastrobar has earned acclaim for using culturally rich ingredients to create its culinary delights. Bulla Gastrobar uses a Josper oven, the highly regarded appliance of select restau­rants across the country that imparts the highest quality grilling standards, providing guests with dishes that boast a distinct flavor and texture.

chilled vegetable soup), or an entrée, Pollo Al Chilindron (pan seared chicken, Serrano ham, Red Pepper Stew with steamed rice) or Arroz Caldozo (Valencia style rice, shrimp, chicken, calamari, red sofrito, and saffron), you are in for a savory treat. Bulla Gastrobar Sales Manager, Tarah Dourin, believes what sets the restaurant apart from others are the important little touches that insure a complete dining experience for every diner. “There is definitely a visual component to eating a fine meal. Our food presentation really tempts the tastebuds — the way the food looks on the plate is what makes you want to eat it.”

Whether you order an appetizer such as Ceviche de Jalapeño (shrimp, fish, roasted jalapeño, fresh Dourin adds that Bulla Gastrobar also likes to interject lime & orange) or Andalusian Gazpacho (Spanish their own bit of flair to traditional dishes. “We add an ingredient or two to a dish, or an extra twist of something tasty to a cocktail, and we’ve personalized it. It’s an extra bit of pizazz and panache that we get to share with our customers.”

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he Star District is the 91-acre Dallas Cowboysthemed campus in Frisco, Texas. The Star is the world headquarters and practice facility of the Dallas Cowboys and is truly a fan’s delight. Developed as a first-of-its-kind partnership between the City of Frisco and Frisco Independent School District (ISD), The Star provides fans the opportunity to experience all things Dallas Cowboys in ways they never imagined.

The Star District is the perfect place to dine as there are restaurant offerings featuring every type of cuisine. Enjoy savory Thai at Crushcraft Thai Eats, classic Italian at Da Mario, delectable Greek at Zaytinya and so much more! Shopping is “fan”tastic , as well. In addition to specialty boutiques like Blue Jean Baby

and Adam Aleksander, there is Fans United where sports enthusiasts can find gear and accessories, and Lucchese, a legendary boot-maker and iconic brand of the American West. Offering more than 35 restaurants, shopping, and specialty services, The Star District is a place for the whole family to enjoy. The events are spectacular—such as music events at the Lincoln Experience Center, The EA Sports Madden NFL 20 Club Championship, a huge Christmas Spec­ tacular, and many more! Marissa Olberding, Marketing Manager for The Star District adds, “We have events that appeal to people from ages 2–92. We continue to plan new events, and the possibilities are limitless.” TheStarDistrict.com

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twist later in the evening. The Edge pool deck and bar is located on the fourth floor of the hotel and offers a othing quite captures the energy, excite­ spectacular view of all the events happening on the ment and beauty of this vibrant North outdoor field. Texas city like the Omni Frisco Hotel. This luxury 16-story hotel features 300 beautifully The Omni Frisco also offers a comprehensive fitness appointed guest rooms and suites and is anchored by center, in-room fitness kits and healthy meal options. the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and 12,000- You can visit Cowboys Fit gym for a nominal $10 cost, seat stadium—Ford Center. From grand and junior located in the adjacent Plaza. Guests can request a ballrooms to intimate spaces, Omni Frisco Hotel’s complimentary Get Fit Kit that contains a five-pound 24,000 square feet of meeting space provide endless kettlebell, mini contour weights, a muscle therapy foam roller, push-up bars, and a yoga mat. opportunities for events. For elegant dining options, The Lobby Bar, is conveniently Make the magnificent Omni Frisco Hotel your lodging located adjacent to the hotel lobby. Guests can enjoy destination when visiting the magnificent City of Frisco!


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Serendipity Labs


erendipity Labs provide co-working spaces that are designed to provide professional and collaborative environments in central business areas without the overhead costs of leasing office space. Their hospitality-trained onsite teams de­ liver professional services that allow members to thrive. From the trendy and energetic North Texas City of Frisco, Serendipity Labs provide upscale workspace options and hospitality. Conveniently located in HALL Park, a 162-acre modern business hub, members and guests are in ideal proximity to top restaurants, high-end boutiques, combined with an array of recreation and entertainment options. Whether companies and their employees need an occasional escape from a home office, a primary office or just a great place to meet, Serendipity Labs offer a variety of membership options that will be perfect for you. Our vibrant Lab is thoughtfully designed with mobile workers, independent professionals and project teams in mind. Upgrade your work life with Serendipity Labs Frisco HALL Park; find a membership that fits your work style from private office space, dedicated desks, team


rooms and flexible co-working memberships. Workplace mem­ber­ships include enterprise class technology and a secure infrastructure. Trust Serendipity Labs Frisco HALL Park with the suc­ cess of your next meeting, workshop or special event. Amanda Acreman, Lab Manager of Serendipity Labs at Frisco HALL Park says “Our flexible, high-performance meeting spaces are perfect for offsite meetings, while our onsite hospitality teams make the planning process and execution seamless.” The Frisco location also features outdoor space, fully equipped with an outdoor kitchen, putting green and splash pad. 3201 Dallas Pkwy (Suites 190 & 200) Frisco, TX 75034 (214) 646-1827 serendipitylabs.com/us/tx/frisco-hall-park

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille


rom its humble beginnings as a butcher shop 40 years ago, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille is known as one of the country’s premier, award­-winning steakhouses. Vibrant, casually elegant yet remaining true to its meat market roots, Perry’s is famous for its mouth­watering, seven­-finger-­high pork chop, prime USDA­aged steaks, a selection of customizable signature additions, tableside carvings, and flaming desserts. The menu is complemented by seafood dishes like the Pan­ Seared Sea Bass and Everything Crusted Ahi Tuna as well as vegan and vegetarian selections.

Pinot Noir and Big Red Blend—Perry’s popular Bar 79 is a hit with the locals particularly during Social Hour. Enjoy the enticing, shareable bar menu items including Perry’s Beef & Bleu, Cherry Pepper Calamari. . . . even Steakhouse Pizza. And new cocktail creations are intro­ duced seasonally—don’t miss their mini martini trio of the month. Conveniently located at Stonebriar Centre, Perry’s Frisco features four private dining rooms, a towering wine wall and the impeccable service that’s part of the Rare and Well Done® experience.

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ituated in the heart of Nashville, this four-star resort offers impressive amenities and the very best in southern hospitality! The Gaylord is a 15-minute walk from the Grand Ole Opry, 10.9 miles from Music City Center and 9.4 miles from Nashville Broadway.

dine on savory cuisine from a variety of restaurants; Old Hickory Steakhouse, Cascades American Café, or Solario Cantina, to name a few. There is a full-service spa offering massages, body treatments, and facials. Guests who opt to spend the day shopping can hop on the complimentary shuttle.

Enjoy SoundWaves, an upscale water experience fea­ 2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214 turing 4 acres of combined indoor and outdoor water marriott.com/hotels/travel/bnago-gaylordattractions. Take in the scenic beauty of 9 acres of lush opryland-resort-and-convention-center indoor gardens and cascading waterfalls. Guests can

Nashville Pub Crawl


iscover great bars along Second Avenue in Nashville during this guided pub crawl. Stop at four to six bars in this historic downtown district on a walking tour that offers drink specials, (at your own expense). Enjoy stories about Nashville’s colorful history, play trivia games, and listen to live music at some venues. The tour departs daily with several departure times, Friday through Sunday. Get to know the bar scene in Nashville with insider tips from your guide. What a fun way to discover what Second Avenue in Nashville is all about!


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Want a quick overview of Nashville’s main sights? See more than 100 points of interest in only an hour on the Nashville City Tour Double Decker bus. It is a great option for first-time visitors who want to get an overview of Music City, or for folks who want an interesting and time efficient tour. Gray Line Tours, Nashville, TN 37201





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emphis, Tennessee, is known as hallowed ground for musicians of every genre. Rock, soul and country musicians from around the world have converged here and left their indelible mark. But, Memphis has so much more to offer than music to all who visit. The city is rich with culture —there are historical sights that evoke

reverence and natural wonders that are nothing short of breathtaking. You can get lost in the power and energy of the city’s nightlife or take leisurely walks that reveal the spirit and heart of this beautiful city. Memphis has something for everyone. There are some attractions that you will not want to miss when you visit Memphis.



raceland. Just hearing the name evokes images of Elvis. You know the man. You know the music. Come to 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard and see the place Elvis called home. Graceland offers visitors a “day in the life” of Elvis; from the beautiful gardens that offered him serenity, to the aircraft that transported him to shows everywhere in the country and abroad. Tour Elvis Presley's Memphis entertainment complex and see legendary costumes, miscellaneous artifacts, and personal mementos from Elvis and his family.

switch on Elvis' traditional Christmas lights and dec­ orations. There is also the annual ‘Home for the Holidays with Elvis’ Concert. Guests enjoy Elvis’ favorite holiday songs performed live on stage with Elvis’ vocals backed by the full, rich sound of a 32-piece orchestra featuring local Memphis musicians, vocalists and dancers. Another memorable event is the ‘Elvis Christmas Peace Concert’—a special concert themed after Elvis’ 2003 album entitled “Christmas Peace” that features some of his most beloved Christmas and gospel music and captures his love of both.

No matter what season you plan to visit Graceland, you Those who visit Graceland during the holiday season are certain to enjoy learning more about Elvis’ roots, his enjoy particularly festive events. Every November, artistry, and the home that help shaped him and define Graceland kicks off the holiday season with Graceland's his place in history. Graceland.com annual Lighting Ceremony. A special guest flips the

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adventures. Off the lake, Grand Lake O' The Cherokees offers plenty of relaxing resorts and lakeside marina athering Place, Tulsa’s Riverfront Park, is restaurants. GrandLakeFun.com 70 acres of free fun for adults and children alike. Truly a place for everyone, there are tunnels, pirate ships, towers, slides, sus­ pended bridges, and more. Skateboard, cycle, or walk the Midland Valley Trail which winds through the eyecatching Sky Garden. Rent a kayak, canoe or paddle boat or simply enjoy the stunning views of Tulsa. There are always exciting concerts and festivals brimming with culture and fun. Make Gathering Place part of your next Tulsa vacation and see why USA Today named it the best new attraction in the country. Time Magazine included it in the list of “World’s Greatest Places in 2019!”


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Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees


isit the Grand Lake O' The Cherokees and enjoy 46,500 surface acres of water sports fun. Located on the Grand (Neosho) River in northeastern Oklahoma, guests can devote a whole weekend to lake explorations or bask in the 1,300 miles of shoreline. Anglers will revel in their search for largemouth bass, white bass, crappie, channel catfish, bluegill, and the rare paddlefish on Grand Lake waters. Hunters can head to the Spavinaw Hills Game Management area during special deer hunting seasons.

Natural Falls State Park


ocated less than an hour and a half from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Naturals Falls State Park is approximately an hour from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, and only minutes away from the Cherokee Casino on the Arkansas/Oklahoma state line. Natural Falls State Park is home to a 77-foot waterfall which is nothing short of spectacular. Hike down the 47-step path to the base of the waterfall, and immerse yourself in the scenic wonderland of beautiful plant life. It is a protected ecosystem which means no swimming allowed, however, there is catch and release fishing. There is also fun, family-friendly hiking that is not too challenging. If you like Frisbee golf, they have a great course. There is a spacious camping area that includes a playground, picnic area, and grills. The park is pet friendly. Facebook.com/ NaturalFallsStatePark;

Whether docking a boat year-round or looking to rent boating equipment for the weekend, head to Grand Lake O' The Cherokees for exceptional recreational facilities at five nearby state parks and more than a dozen other privately-operated facilities. Satisfy your adrenaline fix by hitting the lake for parasailing and wakeboarding Natural Falls Photo by Oklahoma Tourism



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