Archive for January, 2014

February is Romance in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

January 29th, 2014 by babiesblog

February is the month of “Romance” and what better city, Eureka Springs, to spend cuddled up with your love?

Enjoy a candlelit dinner at one of our award-winning restaurants in town or let us set you up with a couples massage (what a treat) at one of the many massage centers. Time to relax.

And if you love Mardi Gras, but can’t go to NOLA, Eureka Springs is the place to be. We enjoy many great events around town, celebrating this fun time of year, at Eureka Gras.

Here are some activities going on in February:

February 5: Eureka Gras – Umbrella decorating at the New Delhi at 5pm.

February 8: Taste of N’Awlins. Cafe au Lait and Beignets at 2pm at Keels Creek Winery

February 12: Eureka Gras – Umbrella decorating at the New Delhi at 5pm.

February 15th, 2014: The 10th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival

The festival features several “best of” contests in both Amateur and Professional categories. Best Decorated Cake, Best Candy, Best Dessert and Most Creative Cake are a few areas you will see. And yes, you will be able to sample some of the luscious chocolate desserts. Go to www.eurekachocfest.org for information.

Chocolate Lovers Festival

 

 

 

 

 

February 22: Eureka Gras Night Parade. Boarding of the Krewe of Krazo Floats from the Krazo Float Den next to Rowdy at 5 pm. Parade begins at 6 pm. After party at the Rowdy Beaver.

February 22: 3rd Annual Chamber of Commerce MidWinter Jam at the Auditorium. For more information call 479-253-8737.

February 27: Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Hookers & Jokers Ball at the Inn of the Ozarks Best Western Convention Center at 6pm – Cash Bar. Costume Themes: Hookers, Jokers, 2014 Theme “Eureka Circus”, Seats are Limited. Costume Contests with prizes. Eureka Gras Buffet with heavy hors d’oeuvres and Indoor Mini Parade.

February 28: Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Coronation Masquerade Ball from 6pm to 10pm at the Crescent Hotel Crystal Ballroom. New Orleans-style Mardi Gras Tableau is awesome. Formal attire or costume. King and Queen and Royal Court Promenade and Grand March. Champagne supper buffet and entertainment. By reservation only 479-981-9551.

So come join us in Eureka Springs in February, because there is tons of stuff going on! Or just come and hang out with your loved one, that’s romantic. There are many romantic B&Bs in town to choose from.

The Rolling Cafe

January 4th, 2014 by babiesblog

Recently we tried a new dining experience in Eureka Springs that you should consider adding to your things to do when visiting the town. Tom, our local horse-drawn carriage ride guide, has started a new adventure through the streets of Eureka Springs unlike any other in town. He started with one of the city’s retired trolleys, spent a whole lot of time modifying it to accommodate dinner tables and created Café Roulant. So, what’s with the name? Well, in French “roulant” means rolling, and that’s pretty much what this café does, rolls around town (albeit with a motor).

Rolling Cafe

The new “rolling cafe” – lunch or dinner!

The day before our dinner Tom posted the menu online so we could choose between three different entries. He has partnered with some great restaurants around town to provide the food for his lunches and dinners. Restaurants like DeVitos, FRESH Farm to Table Fresh, and he has mentioned starting up with the Cottage Inn and other locations around town.

For our meal, he had chosen FRESH Farm to Table Fresh. One of us had Home Made Meat Loaf with Mushroom Gravy and Honey-Lime Whipped Sweet Potatoes on a bed of Sautéed Spinach. It was incredible, the meatloaf just popped with a mouthful of flavor!! Our other selection was Charred Steak over Linguini, with Blistered Tomatoes, Garlic and fresh Basil & Arugula all Sautéed in a special sauce. Our meals started with a crisp salad as we left the parking lot. By the time we finished that, we had arrived at the restaurant where our food was brought on board and served. Then we sat back, enjoyed the food and watched the town roll by. Dessert was served and we headed back to the starting point of the dining experience. You can bring your own wine if you want and reservations are required.

So if you’re looking for something special and different for Valentines, this is just the ticket. And for a fabulous and unforgettable stay, be sure to pick a truly wonderful and unique bed and breakfast for your romantic getaway.

 

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