Lulav, the W. 6th Street eatery which has gone through a couple of names since being sold by owner J. Matt Lile in 2013, is being relaunched under the name Lulav, with Lile in a consulting role. Lile said the reboot will include old favorites, new menu items, an open wine cellar, more affordable entree options, longer kitchen hours, and a revamped drink menu. They're open now, but they'll have a grand opening next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Lile said.
Big news for Little Rockers hungry for great dining options: Lee Richardson, the New Orleans native who turned Ashley's into one of the best restaurants in the state during his tenure as executive chef from 2007 to 2012, is taking over as owner and executive chef of the Packet House Grill in West Little Rock.
For Central Arkansans, the relatively short jaunt over to Memphis is definitely worth checking out. Get in your car this summer and hop over the bridge to sample some of the best eating to be found on the other side of the state line.
The Capital Hotel’s new executive chef, Joël Antunes, plans to bring some international flair to Ashley’s and the Capital Bar and Grill, but is committed to maintaining the local (and Southern) flavors that have made them city favorites.