Diamond Bear is celebrating the launch of its Southern Blonde in can-form tonight at its new brewery in North Little Rock. There's be all sorts of tasty grub from the Arkansas Alehouse and enough beer for even the thrisy-est out there. Tickets, $25 in advance or $30 at the door, cover food and drink. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Arkansas Brewer's Guild.
Eager to give fans of their product a place to sit together, drink, and have a bite of food, the folks behind Diamond Bear Brewing Co. have brought their brewpub restaurant, Arkansas Alehouse, to North Little Rock. It’s only a few weeks into being fully operational, but the restaurant off Broadway St. already seems to be drawing quite a crowd. /more/
Arkansas Alehouse, a brewpub restaurant based in the new North Little Rock headquarters of Diamond Bear Brewing Co., is set to open as soon as next week. The restaurant will serve up European pub fare with a Southern twist, said general manager Matt Beachboard (previously of Big Orange) – savory snacks, sandwiches, soups, and indulgent desserts. “It’s all brewpub, beer-centric, and beer inspired food,” Beachboard said. /more/
Kenneth Williams, 38, is scheduled to be executed at 7 p.m. tonight at the Cummins Unit near Grady. If a court does not stop the execution, he will be the fourth death row prisoner to die over the last eight days in Arkansas.
The state will move one step closer to a lawsuit on May 11, when the Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission will hear the American History and Heritage Foundation's plans for a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol.
MoTown Monday is Ceci's Chicken and Waffles. Tasty Tuesday is Sims BBQ and Brewster's Soul Food Cafe. Wing Wednesday is Chicken King and Chicken Wangs. Soul Food Thursday is Lindsey's BBQ and Hospitality House and Food Truck Festival Friday is @station801. It's the first Black Restaurant Week.
Ledbetter, the former state Board of Education chair who cast the decisive vote in 2015 to take over the LRSD, writes that Education Commissioner Johnny Key "has shown time and again that he is out of touch with our community and the needs of the district." However, Ledbetter supports the May 9 vote as a positive for the district's students and staff.