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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 14:47:00

Barakat to open new Japanese, seafood restaurant on Kavanaugh

Little Rock restauranteur Jerry Barakat says that he'll open a new upscale Japanese restaurant called Kemuri, at 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd. by late July. The space was previously occupied by Ferneau and Rocket 21.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 16:57:00

Brewpub Arkansas Alehouse set to open June 12 in new Diamond Bear Brewing headquarters

Arkansas Alehouse, a brewpub restaurant based in the new North Little Rock headquarters of Diamond Bear Brewing Co., is set to open as soon as next week. The restaurant will serve up European pub fare with a Southern twist, said general manager Matt Beachboard (previously of Big Orange) – savory snacks, sandwiches, soups, and indulgent desserts. “It’s all brewpub, beer-centric, and beer inspired food,” Beachboard said.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 13:57:00

Gus's Fried Chicken to open new location in West Little Rock

Not a huge surprise given their success among the downtown lunch crowd: Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken will open a second Little Rock location, offering its hyper-addictive fried chicken in West Little Rock at the space formerly occupied by Buffalo Grill on N. Bowman.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 19:12:00

Pizzeria Santa Lucia to open brick-and-mortar location at Terry's in the Heights

Jeremy and Jacquelyn Pittman, along with their partner/pizza mastermind, Georges Launet, will be bringing a brick and mortar location of Pizzeria Santa Lucia to Terry's in the Height. Here's what to expect.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 17:31:00

Local Lime team buys Browning's, to open Heights Taco & Tamale Company

The restaurateurs behind Local Lime have purchased Brownings and will replace it with a Tex-Mex restaurant, Heights Taco & Tamale Company. The group takes ownership of the space, 5805 Kavanaugh Blvd., on July 1, after which co-owner Scott McGehee said he expects around a three-month renovation, which would put opening around early October.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 12:12:00

Le Pops will open store in the Heights this summer

Great news for Little Rockers bracing for the heat and humidity coming our way: Le Pops will be offering up their "gourmet ice lollies" this summer at a new brick and mortar shop in the Heights. The 860-square-foot shop will be at 5501 Kavanaugh, next door to Eggshells Kitchen Co., with an opening targeted for June 1.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:43:00

Taziki's Mediterranean coming to McCain Mall

A new location of Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe will be coming to McCain Mall in North Little Rock in early Fall, the mall announced today. A press release says it'll be located next to the Regal McCain 12 movie theater, and will feature an outdoor patio.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 09:17:00

Kilwins Chocolates and Ice Cream to open in Arcarde Building in the River Market

Kilwins Chocolates and Ice Cream has leased 1,200 square feet in the new Arcade Building in the River Market, on the corner, on the corner of President Clinton Avenue and the pedestrian alley next to Ron Robinson Theatre. Kilwins, a chain with more than 80 stores across the United States, will offer up fresh chocolate, fudge, corns, caramel apples, brittle, shakes, sundaes, gourmet coffee, smoothies and specialty drinks. This is the first franchise location in Arkansas — they're typically in tourist spots, so it should fit right in at the River Market. Maybe a post-movie shake after catching a flick at Ron Robinson will be what the doctor ordered .

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 10:21:21

Arkansas Times announces new Food and Farm Magazine

The Arkansas Times is publishing a new magazine in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture to celebrate local growers, farmers markets, and tons more.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 11:46:00

Jonathan Wilkins returns to the grill at Argenta Farmers Market

Jonathan Wilkins, the man behind the most delicious bar food Little Rock has ever seen, is cooking again. After leaving White Water Tavern last summer, Wilkins has resurfaced with Arkansas Fresh Bakery, a bakery out of Benton that largely supplies directly to restaurants, but has expansion plans on the horizon. Wilkins will begin selling Arkansas Fresh bread abd grilled sandwiches and snacks at the Argenta Farmers Market on Saturday.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 16:57:00

Baja Grill announces new brick and mortar location in the Heights

Popular Benton-area food truck parlays its success into a brick and mortar location in one of Little Rock's highest profile neighborhoods. That sound you're hearing is the collective cheers of the Little Rock foodie community, who have hoped for this day for quite some time.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 12:26:00

Second location of EJ's Eats and Drinks coming to Hillcrest this spring

Glynda Tarpley, co-owner of EJ's Eats and Drinks at 523 Center Street, said that a second location of the restaurant will be coming to a space at 3604 Kavanaugh Blvd. this spring, hopefully in May or June.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 11:59:00

Coming soon: The Main Cheese

Hammontree's Gourmet Grilled Cheese has been wildly successful up in 

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 18:06:00

A look inside Cache, opening Jan. 7th

Look for Cache to open officially on January 7th for both dinner and lunch. If the food can deliver a performance as impressive as the restaurant surrounding it, Little Rock is surely in for a spectacular downtown dining experience.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 17:08:00

Butcher and Public meets Kickstarter goal; McConnell to cook for Times farm-to-table dinner

Props to Travis McConnell for successfully funding his Kickstarter for Butcher & Public. He raised $8,960, almost $1,000 more than his goal. We'll keep you posted on his progress in opening up the butcher shop/restaurant.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 10:59:00

Re Bruno's: Make that September

Gio Bruno gave us an update today on when Bruno's Italian Restaurant should open in the Mann Lofts building at 310 Main St. He'd hoped he'd be open by late August, but ...

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013 - 09:59:18

Pancetta exec chef: new menu will be local, Southern and 'what's new.'

We had a conversation last week with Chris Stroup, the executive chef at Pancetta, the restaurant in the newly-rebranded Marriott Hotel on Markham, which used to be the Peabody.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 15:33:00

Table 28, soon to be seating

Chef Scott Rains’ idea of modern American cuisine is this: A quail lollipop served with Tobasco butter and gorgonzola fondue.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 14:39:00

Bruno's looking at late August

Gio Bruno says he'll open Bruno's Little Italy in the Mann Lofts in late August.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013 - 11:06:00

Twin Peaks holding 'auditions' for waitresses

For the coming West Little Rock branch of the breast-a-raunt.

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