The House has secured former Boulevard Bread Co. owner Scott McGehee as its executive chef. McGehee will train kitchen staff and implement new recipes; the restaurant will unveil the new menu at the first of the year, House co-owner Nick Coffin said. In addition to burgers, there'll be a lot of new, mid-range priced pub-style food, ranging from fish and chips to Thai curry bowls. The restaurant will remain open during the transition.
Coffin said he hopes to return to offering lunch next year and possibly adding brunch. He also said he's still looking to expand his wine and beer menu, possibly adding eight more taps.
This news comes just weeks after House chef Nathan Miller left to go to Chenal Country Club and McGehee sold his stake of Boulevard to his ex-wife, Christina McGehee.
Meanwhile, Christina McGehee last week sent a note to the Boulevard's mailing list promising she'll make no changes, except improvements, at the bakery/deli. She also announced Davis Clement, who most recently ran the kitchen at White Water Tavern, as the new chef at Boulevard.
After the success of the Main Street Food Truck Festival last year, the Downtown Little Rock Partnership is organizing a regular event, Main Street Food Truck Fridays, scheduled to kick off Friday, April 13.
The tween-pop Elvis is coming to Verizon for what is guaranteed to be the most frenzied concert Little Rock sees all year. Now, the Biebs has gotten more than his fair share of criticism since his astronomical ascent from YouTube scrubbery to international megafame, but we're not interested in calling out the omnipresent young pup for his fortunes, deserved or otherwise.
Last week, Rep. Josh Miller, a Republican legislator from Heber Springs, spoke against the private option Medicaid expansion last week. He invoked FDR's New Deal — a "hand up," he said, not a "handout."
Pam Hobbs, mother of Steve Branch, one of three eight-year-olds killed in the 1993 West Memphis slayings that became the West Memphis 3 case, says new information unearthed in a new documentary, "West of Memphis," has persuaded her to call for the state of Arkansas to reopen the case.