EATS & DRINKS
Rafael Rios is a busy man. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the chef and his devoted skeleton crew are working hard to safely feed and nourish his loyal followers with pick-up and delivery services out of the Yeyo’s 8th Street Market location in Bentonville. Times are tough for just about every restaurant worker in the United States, but somehow Rios’ creativity, work ethic and altruistic attitude remain intact. The welcoming demeanor and infectious smile that his friends and fans have come to know are unwavering despite dismal circumstances.
Vicky and James Stobaugh always knew that with retirement would come downsizing. About six or seven years ago, as they began to plan for James’ retirement from Simmons Bank, they wanted a place more manageable than the 3,600-square-foot home near the University of Arkansas where they’d lived for more than 20 years.
With events changing on a daily basis these past few months, we found it hard to move along as normal with some stories that had been planned. However, this month’s profile was already set to highlight the Momentary’s Pia Agrawal, curator of performing arts. Since we are all looking forward to the day when we can again congregate in beautiful spaces to celebrate the performing arts, we believe she is the perfect person to introduce our readers to this month.