CORNY: A mascot was on hand for the Cornbread Festival on South Main Street. Brian Chilson

Here’s tonight’s open line. Lots more Brian Chilson photo coverage here of the Cornbread Festival on South Main, a splendid Saturday.

Glad you asked: Martha White’s Cotton-Pickin’ cornbread mix. Use milk, not water, and add an egg. Cook in super-heated cast-iron skillet that has first been well-lubed with bacon grease.Lavish melted butter on the top after baking.


Sides: White beans, cole slaw, Arkansas tomatoes, raw onion.