Mike Selig's Vermillion is now offering cocktail parties, receptions and private dinners on the rooftop of the Capital Commerce Center. Ac-cording to a news release, there's no extra charge to use the rooftop space, which is open to groups from five to 50. For reservations or ques-tions, call new maitre'd and catering and special events manager Mike Wallace at 371-9600.
So Restaurant-Bar's Chef Marshall Smith leads the River Market Cooking Club on Saturday, Sept. 13. The monthly demonstration is held in the third floor of the River Market. For $10, payable upon entry, participants get to watch Smith prepare some signature dish and ask ques-tions about the preparation. Post-demo, there will be sampling. For more info, visit rivermarket.info or call 375-2552.
Hog fans just can't quit blaming the refs for the NCAA men's basketball tournament loss to North Carolina. Now the Arkansas Senate has gotten in on the act, with this resolution introduced by Democratic Sen. Keith Ingram and getting bipartisan co-sponsorship from that brutish and short sandlot roundball player, Republican Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson.
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.