The new Taziki's coming to the Grove Plaza at the Gateway Town Center at Interstate 30 and I-430 will be the first of the chain's Little Rock locations to have a drive-through. Look for it to open just before Thanksgiving.
This Saturday, around 400 beers will be available to try out at the annual Great Arkansas Beer Festival at the Statehouse Convention Center. The event, which celebrates craft beers from state and national breweries and the brewers, too, starts at 5:30 p.m. for those who've paid $30 (in advance; $40 day of event), 4:30 p.m. if you've got a VIP ticket ($50).
Well, the phones are finally hooked up, the shelves stocked and the Health Department is fixing the name on the certificate of inspection from Burno's to Bruno's. That means Bruno's Little Italy Deli, a year in planning and months in construction, will open Monday, Aug. 8, owner Gio Bruno says.
Saturday is the big day for John Munday: The chef at Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill is headed to the land of crawfish and oysters to compete in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off, set for Saturday in New Orleans.
Drinks of the roaring ’20s will be bottoms up as Preserve Arkansas hosts its second annual Preservation Libations Master Mix-Off starting at 6 p.m. Friday, July 22, in the Albert Pike Masonic Temple. Set in the auditorium of the grand 1924 structure, guests will imbibe and vote on competing bartenders’ twists on historic cocktails, all of them delightfully quirky and plenty stiff.
Republican state Rep. David Wallace of Leachville, a current candidate for state Senate, has been identified as the owner of a company that rounded up a group of workers, apparently undocumented aliens, for flood relief work in Louisiana, including one with a poor driving record who was at the wheel in a fatal bus crash on Interstate 10.
Ernest Dumas explains in his Arkansas times column this week how Obamacare's problems can be fixed; why it isn't going away, and, most pertinently, why it's more lucrative for Arkansas to continue to expand the coverage pool, not dream up ways to shrink it.