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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Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 20:00:00

New owners, same great sandwiches at the Main Cheese

The Main Cheese doesn't disappoint.

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Friday, November 4, 2016 - 13:48:00

Little Rock gets in on the delivery-only restaurant trend with Dayjenay

There's a new lunch option for folks who work in downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock and don't have time to venture out. It's called Dayjenay, which is the phonetic spelling of dejeuner, the French word for lunch. From 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, the service offers two lunch options in the $10 to $12 price range that you order at Delivery "in about 20 minutes" is free.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 12:39:00

Nominate restaurants for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Governor Hutchinson and Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst announced today the creation of a 13-member committee to name honorees for a new Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. You, too, can nominate the restaurants you would like to see included in the Food Hall of Fame: Vote through Nov. 9 by going to To be named to the Hall of Fame, restaurants must be Arkansas-owned, in business for 25 years or more and can't be a national chain. There are other categories as well for chefs, food-themed events and a People's Choice Award. The committee will have no input in the People's Choice Award. Food trucks are included.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 16:00:00

Raduno, Flyway and Rebel Kettle present the Fall Beer Dinner

Next Monday, Nov. 7, see how suds pair with food at the Fall Beer Dinner, a collaborative effort of Raduno Brick Oven and Barroom, Flyway Brewing and Rebel Kettle.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 15:54:00

Bookends gets a Brazilian touch, thanks to Bossa Nova

Bookends cafe in the Central Arkansas Library System’s Cox Creative Center is collaborating with Brazilian Cafe Bossa Nova restaurant to add some of the Hillcrest eatery’s dishes, such as its breakfast and beef empanadas (found at Bossa Nova’s Rosalia’s Family Bakery), its chicken salpicao (served on pita bread), its trademark cheese bread (made with yucca flour), its twist on a Japanese yakisoba (a noodle dish), muffins, energy bars, gluten-free brownies and soup.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 08:00:00

Smoke Shack shows its stuff

Great 'cue in the Natural State? Head to the Smoke Shack.

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