Big Whiskey's American Bar and Grill, a Springfield, Mo.-based restaurant, will open its second location at the corner of Markham and Cumberland in the space that previously housed Velo Rouge. As its name suggests, Big Whiskey's is a full bar with a pub-style menu — burgers, a wide variety of sandwiches, steaks. We're told it could be open as soon as mid-November.
Gourmands with deep pockets, take note. On Saturday, Oct.18, at the Capital Hotel food writer John T. Edge, who also serves as the director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, teams with Chef Lee Richardson to offer “The Best of New Orleans Cuisine.” Presented by and benefiting the Oxford American magazine, in conjunction with its recent New Orleans issue, the event includes cocktails and “degustation” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ($125), followed by a four-course meal and an absinthe tasting at 8 p.m. ($500). Tickets are available at oxfordamericanmag.com.
Sheila Kennedy, a professor of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder of Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd., will give the June Freeman lecture tonight at the Arkansas Arts Center, part of the Architecture + Design Network series at the Arkansas Arts Center.
The Walton College of Business is working to expand its executive education by opening an office in downtown Little Rock that would offer non-degree programs to the health, banking and finance and retail industries in Central Arkansas, the school confirmed today.
A former mental health agency director has won a default judgment worth $358,000 over a claim for unpaid retirement pay and Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson is apparently to blame for failure to respond to pleadings in the case.
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.