Have sake, will travel Arkansas

Tasting the state's suitability for rice brews

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On the road with a bottle of Gikyo Junmai Ginjo/ Photos by Hanna Raskin
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Unlike many eating places, Arkansas’ homestyle restaurants take an equitable stance toward sake.

Namely, they don’t allow it, same as wine, beer, and spirits. BYOB is barely legal in Arkansas, where most of the nation’s remaining dry counties are clustered. Voters in Hot Spring and Polk counties last year approved alcohol sales, but the state’s still not an ideal venue for sauntering into dinner with a bottle of Junmai Gingo.1

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