Winter is the perfect time to explore the natural stone shelters where native Arkansans once lived
None have fixed opening dates, but three new eateries plan to open in the near future in the River Market. Cheeky Monkey will specialize in salads, wraps and other gourmet to-go items; it'll also offer a daily dinner to-go special. Bangkok Thai will, you guessed it, serve Thai, and Mason's Deli and Grill will offer German-cuisine, like bratwurst and pretzels and cheese.
Mike Selig's Vermillion is now offering lunch delivery downtown in the area bordered by the Arkansas River to the north, Clinton Presidential Center to the east, Capitol Avenue to the south and Broadway to the west. The minimum order for free delivery is $20. A menu is available at www.seligsvermillion.com and the phone number is 371-9600.
Look for Capitol Smokehouse and Grill, formerly Mr. Mason's Pit Bar-B-Q, on 915 W. Capitol, to add rotating plate lunch specials to its menu in the coming months. Candy and Doug Wilkerson, who took the restaurant over in April, have retained barbecue as the main thrust of the menu, but have added burgers and fries. The restaurant's hours are currently 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. The phone number is 372-4227.