City Scene 6/20-6/23

Friday June 20, 2014

Event: One Thumbs Up Fashion Show

Location: Philander Smith College, M.L. Harris Auditorium

Red Carpet: 6:30, Hosted by Mia Banks

Showtime: 7:30, Hosted by Ally the Pub and Jaid Taylor

Event: Jazzlights In the Park

Location: First Security Amphitheatre Little Rock, AR

Performers: Yellowjackets, Julia Buckingham Group, That Arkansas Weather, Twice Sax  and Rodney Block and TRML

Tickets:—— website or call 501-372-8341

June 21, 2014

One Thumbs Up Day:

12 PM Health Fair AC Building at Philander Smith College

3 PM Junior All-Star Game

5 PM 4th Annual Arkansas Greek Charity Basketball Game ( MIMS Gym, PSC)

10 PM Official Greek Charity After Party at Twelve Lounge

Juneteeth Celebration 

Location: Mosiac Templars

Time: 4 pm

Details: Epiphany and Tomorrow Maybe will be performing at this year’s Juneteenth Celebration. This is a family friendly event. Please click on link for additional information.

Grilled Chicken Tacos w/ Mango Pico


4 chicken breasts

1/4 tsp of curry powder

1/2 tsp of cumin

1tbsp of Grape seed of Olive Oil

1 package of taco seasoning



package of small flour tortilla shells

toppings (avocado, cheese, sour cream, whatever else you like to top your taco with)

Can y’all tell that I love to cook with mango in the summertime or nawl? lol

Directions: Dice the chicken breasts into 1″ cubes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add tbsp. of oil to a warm skillet and then add chicken. Cook until no longer pink, about 7 minutes. Once the chicken is no longer pink, add the taco seasoning per the directions. Add the cumin and curry to the mixture. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes. While the chicken is simmering, prepare the mango pico.

Mango Pico

1 mango, diced

1 whole tomato

1 small red onion

8 oz green chiles

8 oz of chopped jalepenos

4 tbsp. of cilantro

juice of one lime

Directions for pico: Dice all ingredients and add to a bowl and then add the juice of the lime. You can place all ingredients in a covered bowl and shake or you can just mix all ingredients together with a fork.

Once the chicken is done, place in a warmed tortilla shell and top with the mango pico and toppings and there you have it. This meal takes about 30 minutes to prepare and is perfect for the summer months. Enjoy!


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Events in the city this week



Event: Little Black Dress: The 25 and Up Party. Onestone presents the Little Black Dress party at Lulav. Live performances by Rodney Block w/ TRML, Bijoux and a special performance by Dee Davis.

Time: Doors open at 8 pm. Showtime is at 9

Location: Lulav

220 W 6th St. Little Rock, AR


Event: Tupac Shakur Birthday Tribute and Celebration. Performances from local artists that have been influenced by Tupac’s music and lifestyle. Performers include ARAsylum, Theme Musiq, Duke Stigall and Daddy Rooster. Event is hosted by ARAsylum.

Time:  Doors open at 9 p.m.

Location: 521 Center St. Little Rock, AR




The last Food Truck Friday of the season will be this Friday, June 13, 2014 from 11 am to 1:30 on Main St in downtown Little Rock.

Don’t miss out and I’m hoping that the Southern Gourmasian will be there…

Wear: Jeante -Bluerose Shoetique

Jeante-Bluerose Shoetique is one of my favorite boutiques in Little Rock. They have fashion forward clothes at an affordable price and their customer service is great. I purchased a dress from there that I ended up wearing for my birthday and I absolutely loved it. Jeante houses another boutique that is owned by Lena Ross. Go check them out. They are located at 11525 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR 72212 in the Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center.
Phone :(501) 614-7788

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Events in the City This Week

Friday, June 6

Trois Day Weekend Kickoff at Club Trois

Saturday, June 7

Global Kids AR Dodgeball Tournament

Location: Henderson Middle School Gymnasium

401 John Barrow Rd.

Little Rock, AR 72205

Time: 10:30 AM-2 PM

Admission: Admission is free but donations are strongly encouraged. This is a charity event


Grand Opening of De’ More (Inside of Jeante)

Location: 11525 Cantrell Rd. Suite 302

LR, AR 72212

Time: 3-6 PM

Admission: Free


Pine Bluff Jazz Festival

Location: Arts & Science Auditorium

701 S. Main St

Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Time: 7 pm
Admission: $20

Event Details:

The Pine Bluff Summer Jazz Festival Main Event will be a Jazz concert in the theater of The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. The Main Event will feature music by J Phil, Rodney Block and The Real Music Lovers ft/ Bijoux .

Tickets for this event are $20 and may be purchased at Novel T’s, Fathers & Sons Clothiers, Sheilah’s Designs, and online at


Mango Curry Chicken

Mango Curry Chicken

4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/4 cup of teriyaki sauce
2 tbsp of white cooking wine
1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tbsp Curry

1/4 tsp of cayenne

1/2 tbsp Cumin

1 tsp of salt

1 tsp of black pepper

1/2 tbsp of crushed red pepper flakes

1 large mango

1 tbps of Grapeseed oil or olive oil

1 cup of rice

2 cups of water

2 limes

handful of cilantro


1)Combine Teriyaki sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cooking wine, curry , cayenne and cumin together in a large bowl and set to the side.

2) cut the chicken thighs into strips and season with the salt and pepper. Place into the marinade and fully coat the chicken. Let the chicken marinate for at least 4 hours. I let mine sit overnight.

3) Once the chicken has set for the desired time, take out and let it sit on the counter about 10 minutes. While the chicken is settling, cut the mango into cubes.

4) Turn your eye to medium high heat and add the oil. Once the skillet is nice and hot, add the chicken and the marinade to the skillet. Let it brown and then add the mango and the red pepper flakes. Reduce the heat to medium low and let the chicken cook.

5) while the chicken is cooking, prepare the rice according to the instructions on the package.

6) Cut the limes in half and squeeze the juice out of them into a bowl. Set aside. Take a handful of the fresh cilantro and finely chop it. Set aside.

7) Once the rice is done cooking, add the lime juice and the cilantro. I add a few dashes of cumin and about one dash of salt and pepper.

8) scoop about a cup of rice onto a plate and then place the mango chicken on top and voila.

***This is a quick meal. It takes about 30 minutes total to cook. Enjoy!***



Events in the city this weekend

May 31- Pop On Main at 12 p.m.
Price: $35

A pop-up food festival and culinary cycle tour on Main St. (between Markham and 2nd Street).
May 31- Black Fire Fighter BBQ
Location: War Memorial Park
Time: 2 pm-8 pm
Free Food, Music and Games. This is a family friendly event.
May 31- The Sky Show
Location: Sky Sushi Lounge 11525 Cantrell Road Little Rock, AR
Time- 10 pm ($15 reserved seating, $10) General Admission
Details: Rodney Block and TRML featuring Bijoux and hosted by Sean Fresh


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