Conservationist and local music devotee Glen Hooks' roots run deep in Pulaski County.
1. Name, occupation, years in LR, neighborhood: I'm yer ol' pal Glen Hooks, native of Gravel Ridge and a Little Rock resident since 1992; My day job: I'm lucky enough to be a (recovering) attorney and the Chapter Director for the Arkansas Sierra Club. My non-paying gig involves being the dad to the two greatest sons in the history of sons. I lay my head down in the Cardinal Heights neighborhood in Midtown.
2. What do you think is the best album to come out of Little Rock? Deadly question. Music is my favorite thing about Our Fair City, and I'm in a period where I'm revisiting a lot of (sadly) former bands. In my car's heavy rotation, you'll find The Reds, Smoke Up Johnny, The See, Dave Raymond and Present Company, American Princes, The Moving Front, and a ton of other great local bands. Kevin Kerby is one of the best songwriters anywhere. But if the proverbial gun is at my noggin, I keep coming back to The Greg Spradlin Outfit's "... and Twiced as Gone." Greg is jaw-droppingly good.
3. What is, hands down, your favorite meal you can only get in Little Rock? If I have only one last breakfast on this spinning blue marble, please drive me to The Root for the eggs banh mi, park me in the garden, and just let it happen. That breakfast makes me damn glad I woke up.
5. Finish this sentence: My perfect evening in Little Rock involves...the Saturday shrimp/spicy corn/new potatoes special at The Oyster Bar, a loud sweaty singalong night at The White Water Tavern, and saying yes to Midtown when it's late enough that a sane person would say no.