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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 10:03:00

The Poke News: Ohia is here, Fresh Bowl rolling downtown

The raw fish craze in Little Rock is scaling up, with new poke restaurants opening in the Promenade at Chenal and the River Market food hall.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:23:00

Architects design Food Truck Mondays

The folks at Cromwell Architect Engineers at 1300 E. Sixth St. have drawn up plans to truck in chow to the East Village location on Mondays "while weather permits," starting Aug. 6.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:04:00

Beef on a biscuit? That's right, at Delta Biscuit Co., coming in the fall

Union Pacific conductor-turned biscuit-maker Hayne Begley says his Delta Biscuit Co. food truck should get rolling in Little Rock by the end of October or first of November.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:41:00

Getting Freshii, with corrections!

A franchise of Freshii, a Canadian chain restaurant with a mantra (“Let’s eat without regret. Let’s love kale. Let’s embrace quinoa.” etc.), is coming July 17 to 1335 S. Main St. in Bentonville.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:15:00

True Arkansas Eatery — TAE — opens in the Hotel Frederica

Fans of the late Southern Gourmasian food truck and its brick-and-mortar incarnation, and there are many, are able to fill bellies once again with food turned out by Justin Patterson and C.C. Key. They opened TAE (pronounced “tay” and standing for True Arkansas Eatery) this week in the Hotel Frederica at 625 Capitol Ave. (Yes, the hotel once named the Sam Peck and famous for its Bing Cherry Mold and jazz by the Art Porter Trio.)

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 16:22:00

High spirits at Rock Town

The alcohol will really flow this weekend. In addition to the Great Arkansas Beer Festival and Queers & Beers, Rock Town Distillery gets in the spirit by celebrating its eighth anniversary with a grand opening of its new building in SoMa, at 1201 Main St.

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Friday, June 22, 2018 - 16:16:00

Have yourself a beery little weekend, with GARBF, Beers & Queers

A sudsy weekend in the river cities kicks off Saturday, June 23, at the Statehouse Convention Center with the Great Arkansas Beer Festival, at 4:30 p.m. (for V.I.P. ticketholders) and 5:30 p.m. for the hoi polloi. Then on Sunday, June 24, Argenta celebrates National Pride Day with Beers & Queers, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Flyway Brewing in Argenta.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 15:39:00

Morsels: Restaurant and food news

Noodle bar and a new Starbucks coming.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:19:00

Jamming on the Clinton Center lawn

Food trucks, live music and beer are headed to the Clinton Presidential Center lawn for the East Village Street Jam on Saturday, June 16.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 14:35:00

Cathead's Diner's 'love letter to the South' on its way

Cathead's Diner, a "love letter to the South" from chef Donnie Ferneau and baker Kelli Marks, is close to being opened, Marks said today. City inspection is tomorrow; she says if all goes well, those big cathead biscuits will be ready to be served in a couple of weeks.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 15:07:00

Design Loblolly's new solar-powered ice cream truck

Loblolly Creamery and design agency Few are teaming up for the Few Design Challenge, a competition to determine the new look for Loblolly's solar-powered ice cream truck.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 14:54:00

Poke OK for the Heights

Poke Hula, the restaurant serving up the classic Hawaiian raw fish bowls at 415 E. Third St. in downtown Little Rock, is opening a second location in The Heights at 5621 Kavanaugh Blvd., the spot formerly occupied by yogurt shop Red Mango.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 13:06:00

Kat Robinson dishes again

Kat Robinson, food blogger and author of several books on Arkie eateries, has used her encyclopedic knowledge of where to find good homemade pie in Arkansas to publish a second book on the subject, "Another Slice of Arkansas Pie." The book will be available at WordsWorth Books in the Heights and Honey Pies bakery in West Little Rock, or you can order it online from Amazon and other book distributors for a mid-April delivery.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 14:15:00

Proof gives green light to St. Patrick's Day opening

Proof Bar and Lounge at 2611 Kavanaugh Blvd., which got its health inspection late last week and has been in the “soft opening” stage since, will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with special drinks from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, March 17.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 15:21:00

Raduno brings on the barbecue for birthday bash, celebrating cyclists, too

Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom pizza restaurant at 1318 S. Main St. has a couple of big events coming up: A birthday bash and a benefit for cyclists in the 2018 AIDS/LifeCycle Ride.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 14:56:00

A smokin' River Market district: The Shack, Hickory Joe's in works

River Market district promoters have always hoped for a Beale Street feel, and it looks like they’re going to get one, when Gusano’s Pizzeria at 313 President Clinton Ave. morphs into The Shack, that beloved barbecue joint of yore, and brings in the blues, perhaps sometime in March.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 15:05:00

Mardi Gras all weekend: People and dog parades, beard contest, food, beer, etc.

The 2018 SoMardigras, which includes a Main Street parade at noon Saturday, Feb. 10, and The Root Cafe Beard and Mustache Contest in the Bernice Garden afterward, has a food and drink lineup that includes beer, King Cake, King Cake and more King Cake.

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Friday, February 9, 2018 - 14:50:00

Tacos 4 Life coming 2 NLR

Tacos 4 Life, an Arkansas chain that supports the Minnesota-based nonprofit Feed My Starving Children, will open a restaurant in Dillard’s parking lot at McCain Mall in North Little Rock this summer.

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Friday, February 9, 2018 - 14:42:00

From Texas, with steak: Saltgrass in Little Rock

In time for Valentine’s Day, Saltgrass Steak House, a Texas chain owned by Landry’s Inc., opened its first Arkansas outlet Feb. 1 at 10 Anglers Way off Interstate 30, near the Bass Pro Shop and Outlets of Little Rock.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:21:00

Kontiki introduces African food to Central Arkansas

Rice akara (banana, sugar and rice flour with spicy red pepper sauce). Fried plantains. Skewers of beef and peanut butter. Cassava-based soup with beef, smoked turkey, tripe and smoked fish. Peanut-based soup with steamed basmati rice, chicken and beef. No, we are not in Kansas anymore. We are in Arkansas, though, at the Kontiki African Restaurant, on state Highway 111 in Alexander.

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