Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:43:00

Nestle Toll House Cafe open in McCain Mall

If you believe that warm Toll House cookies might be the world’s best invention, you might want to drop by the new Nestlé Toll House Cafe in the McCain Mall.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:40:00

Spokes in first gear for coffee shop renovation

The wheels were to begin turning today, Feb. 16, on the renovation of the upper end of Spokes bicycle shop at Kavanaugh Boulevard and Markham Street for a kitchen, coffee shop and bakery.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:32:00

Food Hall of Fame finalists named

Twelve restaurants, four proprietors and six food events have been chosen from nearly 300 nominations as finalists for the first Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Awards. Four awards will be presented, for the winner of the categories mentioned above and for a People’s Choice Award, to be announced at the induction ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at The Ron Robinson Theater.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:02:00

Three Fold headed to Main Street

Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co. plans to move from 215 Center St. to 613 Main St. by August, owner Lisa Zhang says.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 15:25:00

Paninis & Co., I Love Juice Bar join up

Paninis & Company, a sandwich and salad supplier created by Taziki’s owner Jim Keet, is now providing I Love Juice Bar in the Midtowne Shopping Center with eat-in or take-out meals. The sandwiches use Boar’s Head brand meats and cheeses; vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free paninis will be on the menu as well, and there will be salad offerings, too. All will be made to order, rather than preprepared.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:51:00

Stone's Throw, Kent Walker join up to feed brewery fans

Stone's Throw Brewing fans will be able to nosh daily on panini sandwiches, salads and soups from a "satellite kitchen" supplied by Kent Walker Artisan Cheese, the businesses have announced.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 16:02:00

Ready your muffin tins: Soup Sunday is this weekend

Soup Sunday, the annual jam-packed benefit for Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, celebrates its 36th anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 29, with the largest number of soup venders ever (more than 40 restaurants are participating), sides and desserts, and silent and live auctions.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 16:44:00

Three new restaurants for downtown

News of three new eateries downtown has surfaced: Ira's, Buenos Aires Grill and Cafe and Potbelly Sandwich Shop.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 16:01:00

Capers closed thanks to flood damage; will reopen with new menu

Pipes feeding the sprinkler system at Capers Restaurant, 14502 Cantrell Road, froze during the extraordinarily cold weekend in early January, and when the broken lines thawed, water flooded the ceilings and drenched the furniture.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 15:40:00

I repeat, more coffee for downtown: Blue Sail

Blue Sail Coffee Roasters of Conway will open a coffee shop in the Little Rock Technology Park in mid-March, owner Kyle Tabor said Thursday. The park's first building, at 417 Main St., is to open Feb. 24, but Tabor said he was reluctant to open before construction, on the first floor of building, is complete.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 13:42:00

More coffee for the River Market district

Zeteo Coffee, which opened in Conway nearly a year ago, will open a second c0ffee shop at 610 President Clinton Ave. in February, cofounder Jon Mitchell has announced. Zeteo will offer coffee from Onyx Coffee Lab of Springdale, a breakfast and lunch menu and local craft beers and wines.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 13:15:00

Bark Bar making pawprints toward spring opening

Plans to open a dog-friendly bar in a vacant church in downtown Little Rock are be padding forward, co-founder Elizabeth Michael tells us. Bar Bar, to be located at 1201 Spring St., has been approved by the Department of Health for plumbing, and landlord/architect Adam Day has created drawings for the hound-lover hangout. Michael said they're hoping for an April opening.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 11:22:00

AETN cooking show debuts Saturday

A cooking show featuring a Bella Vista cook debuts Saturday, Jan. 7, on AETN. “Cook with Brooks” features chef Steven Brooks, corporate executive chef at Tankersly Foods, who came to Northwest Arkansas in 2000 to work at the Market at Pinnacle and later was executive chef at Blessings Golf Club, Soul Restaurant and Lounge and the Springdale Country Club.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 10:47:00

NLR Restaurant Month: Lift forks, snap shots now

January is North Little Rock Restaurant Month, when you can save some bread at all kinds of eateries and win gift cards from restaurants and free tickets to sporting events.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 08:00:00

Gaga for Gourmasian

I never ate at The Southern Gourmasian during it’s exclusively food-truck days, and I hadn’t yet made it to the storefront location at 219 West Capitol.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016 - 08:00:00

For the love of Big Orange

Big Orange has been around for just long enough that it’s not always fresh on my mind.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 08:00:00

Little Rock Oyster Bar an institution

The Oyster Bar, established in 1975, has been around for long enough that’s it’s hard to imagine a Little Rock without it.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 09:52:00

Fornetti brings pastries and breads to Arkansas

Fornetti, an international bakery, will soon be offering pastries and breads via in-store locations in Road Runner convenience stores across the state and into Oklahoma.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 09:45:00

Heifer Cafe delights

The Café@Heifer, located at Heifer International’s headquarters in downtown Little Rock, doesn’t get nearly the attention it deserves.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 15:36:00

Pantry's Bohm buys Hillcrest Artisan Meats

Tomas Bohm, owner of Czech and German eateries The Pantry in West Little Rock and The Pantry Crest in Hillcrest, will take over the space now occupied by Hillcrest Artisan Meats at 2807 Kavanaugh Blvd. next year. Brandon Brown and his wife, Tara Protiva-Brown, will continue to operate H.A.M. until the end of the year; Bohm hopes to reopen under a new name sometime in February.

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