Restaurateur Jerry Barakat has moved Gaucho's from 11 Shackleford Drive to its original location at 3 Rahling Circle and is opening Rockstons American Grill and Bar in its place on Thursday, Jan. 28. In a press release, Barakat said the new concept focuses on “American classics,” like burgers, prime rib and barbecue ribs. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner.
?The House has unveiled its new Scott McGehee-curated menu. According to co-owner Nick Coffin, it's a survey of classic pub-style food that includes items like a Thai curry bowl, Diamond Bear-battered fish-n-chips, gumbo, steamed mussels and a hummus plate. Coffin says the House plans to reinstitute lunch around Valentine's Day.
?SuAnn Scales Haupt has opened Simply Seafood, a seafood import business on Ninth and Izard streets, in unused space at Capital Automotive, which her husband owns. Currently, she's only open for pick-ups on Friday afternoon, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., though she said she may soon expand to Thursday. Weekly, she e-mails a list of the latest catch — gulf shrimp, grouper, snapper, yellow fin tuna, tilapia, red fish — to her subscriber list. To get the list, e-mail email@example.com.
Bob Scoggin, 50, the Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist whose job it was to review the work of agencies, including DAH and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, for possible impacts on historic properties, resigned from the agency on Monday. Multiple sources say Scoggin, whom they describe as an "exemplary" employee who the week before had completed an archeological project on DAH property, was told he would be fired if he did not resign.
Donald Trump, the president-elect of the United States, this morning made a public statement, via Twitter, that the flag burning should be disallowed by law: "there must be consequences — perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!"
Reforms promised by the Division of Children and Family Services are "absolutely necessary," the president of DCFS's independent consultant told a legislative committee this morning. But they still may not be enough to control the state's alarming growth in foster care cases.
Fake news is a new phenomenon in the world of politics and policy, but hokey economic scholarship has been around as long as Form 1040 and is about as reliable as the news hoaxes that enlivened the presidential campaign.
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.