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Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 11:15:00

Fresh! coming to former OW Pizza location near Capitol

A new eatery focused on fresh, accessible foods is opening soon, and the menu matches the name: Fresh!

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:11:00

Whole Foods shows off expanded offerings out West

Expanded offerings in prepared food and drink stand out in the new Whole Foods location in West Little Rock. Can you eat fresh barbecue and drink beer at your current grocery store? If not, you may want to check this place out.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 12:36:00

Boulevard Bistro nearing completion

A first look inside the new Boulevard Bistro, along with a sneak peek at the Heights restaurant's fresh new dinner menu.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 11:45:00

Boneheads eyes February opening date in Promenade

Chain restaurant Boneheads grill eyes mid-February opening date in the Promenade at Chenal.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 09:19:00

Del Frisco's Grille coming to Promenade

High-end steakhouse chain Del Frisco's Grille is coming to Little Rock's Promenade Shopping Center.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 10:40:00

Zoës Kitchen coming to Markham

Fast-casual restaurant Zoës Kitchen eyes its first Arkansas location in the Park Plaza Mall.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 14:13:59

Damgoode Pies to join the brewpub scene

Local brew returns to the River Market in the form of Damgoode Brews, and some familiar faces are working to hard to create a new identity for the local favorite.

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 20:58:00

Whole Foods confirms opening date for new location

February 18 marks a new era for Whole Foods in Little Rock.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 14:00:00

Southern Gourmasian crowdfunding kitchen interior cost

Southern Gourmasian, the much beloved local food truck (often raved about on this blog and elsewhere in the Arkansas Times), is amid a crowdfunding campaign to raise $15,000 to cover the cost of building out and furnishing the dining room of a brick-and-mortar restaurant of the same name.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 16:53:00

Heights Taco & Tamale eyeing early 2015 opening

Heights Taco & Tamale Company, the new Tex-Mex restaurant from Yellow Rocket Concepts, the restaurant group behind Big Orange, Local Lime, Lost Fort Brewing and ZAZA, is planning to open February 2015. The restaurant is located at 5805 Kavanaugh Boulevard in the former home of Browning’s.

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 16:33:00

Damgoode Pies to take over Boscos space, begin brewing beer

Potentially good news on the horizon for River Market-area pizza lovers and Central Arkansas's growing legion of beer fans: Little Rock's Damgoode Pies is moving into the space once occupied by Boscos at 500 President Clinton Ave, and the restaurant plans to brew its own beer on premises using the microbrewery equipment installed by the previous occupant.

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Monday, November 3, 2014 - 15:10:00

Lost Forty Brewing to open in mid-December

Lost Forty, the much-anticipated brewery from Yellow Rocket Concepts and the people who brought you Big Orange, Local Lime and ZaZa, should open by mid-December with a grand opening to follow in the spring, according to co-owner Scott McGehee. Large scale brewing is scheduled to begin this week in Lost Forty's 19,000-square-feet space at 501 Byrd Street in the warehouse district east of Interstate 30. Meanwhile, McGehee is prepping the menu for Pint and Pantry, the brewery's tap room restaurant.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 16:11:00

Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co. coming to downtown Little Rock

Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co., a new restaurant specializing in traditional Chinese food, is planning to open in downtown Little Rock in mid-December in the former home of Your Mama's Good Food, according to assistant manager and business development manager Rebecca Yan. The menu will include handmade dumplings, steamed buns and hand-stretched noodles. Service will cafeteria style, similar to Chipotle, where diners travel along a line and pick a base, a protein, a spice-level and among various sides of vegetables — likely including taro chips, pickles and slaw — that will change with the seasons.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 12:39:00

Oishi Hibachi and Thai coming to Heights

The owners of the Sushi Cafe are ditching the Cafe 5501 concept for their space at 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd. and going for the delicious with Oishi Hibachi and Thai.

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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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