21: Meet Clark Trim

Clark Trim really gets into the spirit of Little Rock. (see what I did there?)


1. Name, occupation, years in LR, neighborhood: Clark Trim; President, Colonial Wines & Spirits since January 1992.

2. If you could only eat at one local restaurant for a month, what would it be?  Because of my passion for very fresh fish, I’d pick Mt Fuji. But, I could vary it up with their wide range of tempura, sautéed vegetables, chicken, pork and beef.  Lunch and dinner are very important to me....for breakfast a good cup of coffee will do. My favorite salad dish at Mt Fuji is Ray's Salmon Skin Salad and my favorite fish entree is the red snapper sashimi.

3. It's a Saturday -- what's on your agenda? Working in the retail industry, I don't automatically get Saturday off-- so, many Saturdays you will find me in the store working with customers or catching up on administrative tasks. After hours, you will most likely will find we in my yard and gardens. I am an avid gardener and am passionate about fresh herbs and vegetables. I also enjoy landscape function, design and even the maintenance. Or, you might find me at the lake where I enjoy fishing, swimming and boating of all kinds.  

4. Where do you make sure to take out-of-town guests when they visit? We are very lucky in Little Rock to have world-class restaurants a-plenty, and we are always happy to show them off to our many European visitors. One of our favorite things to do is catch a winemaker's dinner at Ashley's at the Capital Hotel. We also like to show off our state’s many beautiful lakes, parks, museums, arts (Broadway shows, the Rep, ballet, our wonderful symphony...), golf courses and quaint little towns.  Arkansas is truly a best kept secret--we hear that a lot from our visitors. 

5. What do you wish everyone knew about Little Rock? You mean other than the fact that we have all our teeth and wear shoes? LOL. Kiplinger Report recently named Little Rock the best city with a population under a million to live.  I think that sums up what I want people to know about our great city.

Follow Colonial Wines and Spirits on Facebook to see what tastings they are offering. Oh and, most importantly, their Wine Day is Wednesday.