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EATS & DRINKS
Rob Nelson is more than just a celebrity chef. He is an advocate for the community and for a style of cuisine that he has become synonymous with over the last 10 years: High South.
I spot Rob for the first time in nearly eight months through a display kitchen in his latest culinary venture, Burg der Gustropub. He is working the busy line in an apron, surgical mask and signature Razorback cap turned backward.
His speed is aligned with zest and accuracy, and his attentive staff steps in to assist at just the right moments. This kitchen dance is a thing of beauty, and Rob doesn’t miss a beat.
Michelle Eisa jokes that her home is the house that Pinterest built.
She didn’t work with a designer, but rather compiled photos from Pinterest and used those for her inspiration instead.
According to Michelle, it is an understatement to say she has been a little obsessed with home design and décor for the last 20 years.
“I used to tear out photos and dog ear pages of home magazines… and I still do. But when Pinterest came along, that took me to a whole other level. Pinterest is such a rabbit hole that I can’t tell you how I found certain boards; I just kept clicking and pinning away!” she says.
The Importance of Community
J. Larry Shackelford and his family are lifelong residents of Northwest Arkansas. Larry, who was born in Siloam Springs, was just 4 years old when his family moved to Fayetteville. Larry grew up with two other siblings, a brother and a sister.
Larry’s father worked for Shelter Insurance for 35 years, and as Larry says, “We all worked there as a family.” He learned about work ethic through the family business. “We couldn’t be away for long, so family vacations meant going up to St. Louis for a Cardinals game.”