Here's the lineup — including two out-of-towners — for the Downtown Little Rock Partnership's Food Truck Friday feed from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. April 28 at Capitol and Main streets: Almost Famous, Black Hound B-B-Q, The Southern Gourmasian and Whole Hog Cafe's food truck.
Three new eateries (and drinkeries) are set to open in NWA, a look at liquor permits on file with the state Alcohol Beverage Control division: Yeehawg, Southern Food Co. and a bricks and mortar TrickDilly.
Jim Keet, owner of Taziki's Mediterranean Cafes and Paninis and Co., and Arkansas Food Hall of Famer Louis Petit, have announced their new venture, Petit & Keet Bar and Grill, on May 18 at 1620 Market St., most recently the home of 1620 Savoy.
Like pizza cooked in an outdoor wood oven? Live bluegrass? Seeing Mark Stodola dripping wet? While drinking Lost Forty Beer? Then ZAZA Fine Salad and Wood Oven Pizza Co. in the Heights is the place you need to be Sunday, April 23.
@ the Corner, at the corner of Scott and Markham streets, celebrates its second year in business from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20, with tapas and cocktails. The menu will feature pulled pork and chicken sliders, teriyaki kabobs, sausage dip, house hummus, birthday cupcakes and Birthday Cake Champagne, Jalapeno Beer and Bday Punch. The $20 tickets include two cocktails or mocktails.
The East Village — the neighborhood east of Interstate 30 — will be the site of the first Alley Party, a series of festive events organized by the Downtown Little Rock Partnership to celebrate the potential of downtown, on April 27.
How many coffee shops can downtown Little Rock support? We’ll find out this summer when yet another new shop, Nexus Coffee and Creative, opens at 301B President Clinton Ave., next door to the departed Ten Thousand Villages and across from Revolution.
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.