Rebekah Hardin and chef Paul Novicky at Nu Cuisine and Lounge, at the corner of Markham and Cumberland streets, have plans to open for lunchtime service starting "on or around" Feb. 1, they tell the Times. So far, the restaurant is open only for dinner Tuesday though Saturday.
Exactly what will be on the lunch menu is still up in the air, though Hardin said the plan for now is to offer casual dining and menu items in the lounge for those seeking a quick lunch, with more formal cuisine served in the dining room. "The lounge will have something more of an express, business-type lunch [as opposed to] the more prepared dishes in the dining room," Hardin said.
Going in at the old Mexico Chiquito location in Lakewood Village is a Saddle Creek Wood-Fired Grill, according to a spokeswoman at the Ashley Co., which leases the shopping center space.
Ted Suhl was sentenced this morning by federal Judge Billy Roy Wilson on four counts of attempting to bribe a state official to help his mental health business supported by Medicaid money. He received 84 months and a $200,000 fine and is to report to prison in early January. He will appeal.
Blogger Russ Racop raises an interesting question, as he sometimes does, about Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' gift of free tickets for North Little Rock cops to attend a Dallas Cowboy football game.
Little Rock police responding to a disturbance call near Eighth and Sherman Streets about 12:40 a.m. killed a man with a long gun, Police Chief Kenton Buckner said in an early morning meeting with reporters.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is installing Sol Lewitt's 70-foot eye-crosser "Wall Drawing 880: Loopy Doopy," waves of complementary orange and green, on the outside of the Twentieth Century Gallery bridge. You can glimpse painters working on it from Eleven, the museum's restaurant, museum spokeswoman Beth Bobbitt said
Ted Suhl, the former operator of residential and out-patient mental health services, has lost a second bid to get a new trial on his conviction for paying bribes to influence state Human Services Department policies. Set for sentencing Thursday, Suhl faces a government request for a sentence up to almost 20 years. He argues for no more than 33 months.