The Faded Rose on Rebsamen Park Road in Little Rock will be ready to reopen on Oct. 19, according to owner Ed David. The restaurant was damaged by fire earlier in the summer.
The venerable Oyster Bar at Stifft Station on West Markham Street in Little Rock has undergone a menu reworking for the first time in about 15 years, the management tells us. Crab claws, grilled red snapper, marinated cucumber salad and changing specials have been added to the lineup, and Saturday now features a "summer platter" that includes boiled shrimp with Cajun corn and potatoes.
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.
IndieWire breaks news long whispered downtown — a more ambitious successor to the Little Rock Film Festival is in the works, with backing from writer/director Jeff Nichols, a Little Rock native. His "Loving" has won wide acclaim recently.
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.