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.
Little Rock will next week host a series of meetings on the use of technology to tackle global problems led by Club de Madrid — a coalition of more than 100 former democratic former presidents and prime ministers from around the world — and the P80 Group, a coalition of large public pension and sovereign wealth funds founded by Prince Charles to combat climate change.
Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) was on "Capitol View" on KARK, Channel 4, this morning, and among other things that will likely inspire you to yell at your computer screen, he said he expects someone in the legislature to file a bill to do ... something about changing the name of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.
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.