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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 13:38:00

Cuisine of southern India comes to LR with opening of Flavor of India July 9

The folks who brought Curry in a Hurry to Little Rock are replacing that venture with Flavor of India, which has its grand opening on Thursday, July 9, in the Valley Village Shopping Center off Rodney Parham Road. Go on opening day before noon and you'll get a $5 gift card; go anytime and get free appetizers and chai.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 11:23:00

'Seaton's Scott Place' coming to former Hardin's Market in Scott

Back in late April, Greg Seaton, Jr., owner of the storied N. Little Rock barbecue joint The White Pig Inn, bought the defunct Hardin's Market in Scott at auction. With renovations of the space at 15235 U.S. 165 ongoing, Seaton said he hopes to open a new restaurant there, to be called "Seaton's Scott Place," in mid to late July.

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015 - 15:21:00

Midtown's Hinson and Robinson to open blues and barbecue joint in NLR

Maggie Hinson, owner of Little Rock's beloved SOMA dive bar Midtown Billiards, reports that she's working on opening a new jazz and blues club in North Little Rock's Argenta neighborhood. The club, to be called 4-Quarter, will be housed in the old location of Sidetracks Bar, at 415 Main Street. Target open date is sometime in mid-August.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 09:21:30

Vikings are coming, and they're bringing beer

Announcements of breweries in planning stages around Arkansas in the last year has become pretty common, but the latest group to declare intentions is anything but the norm.

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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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