Paris Candy Antiques is not going to be a bricks and mortar home for Lauren McCants' Southern Salt Food Co., but antiques shoppers and neighborhood nabobs will be able to enjoy coffee and sweet and savory pies when work on the former liquor store at the northwest corner of 23rd and Arch Streets all comes together. "It's a work in progress," McCants said.
Chef/restaurateur Robert Newton, a Mountain Home native, gets high praise for his new Brooklyn restaurant in the latest New York magazine. Wilma Jean, named for Newton's grandmother, surrenders to the rib-sticking, home cookin'-style Southern food Newton largely resisted in his beloved, but recently shuttered restaurant, Seersucker, where he aimed for more "refined" fare, New York mag reports.
Cool video from the website Tasting Table of The Hive's Matt McClure talking about drawing from the flavors of Indian cuisine in his modern Southern fare. The recipe for McClure's garam masala chicken and cabbage doesn't look that hard either.
The owners of Sushi Cafe are opening a West Little Rock location, on the second floor of Eleven Two Eleven Cantrell Center, just east of the Pleasant Ridge Town Center shopping center at Cantrell and Woodland Heights roads.
The Main Street Food Truck Festival is coming up Oct. 4, and as an appetizer, arfoodjobs.com presents "Close Quarters: What I've Learned from Operating a Food Truck" at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Natchez Restaurant downtown.
Your Mama's Good Food, the cafeteria-style meat-and-three joint in Little Rock which was famously a hangout for Clinton campaign staffers during Clinton's 1992 campaign for president, has announced they are closing after 24 years in business.
Good piece in Politico from Stanford sociology professor Doug McAdam on the roots of our modern partisan divide. McAdam tells the familiar story of how the South flipped, as yellow dog Democrats in the old Confederacy abandoned the party in the wake of the Civil Rights movement.
The owner of The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range in Hot Springs, Jan Morgan, announced yesterday that she is banning the presence of Muslims in her business. Her reasoning: "Why would I hand guns and ammunition to people whose religion commands them to kill me and my non-muslim patrons?" OK, let's get that lawsuit rolling.
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department is currently searching for a North Little Rock real estate agent whose husband reported her missing after she apparently disappeared while showing a house in Scott.