Best of the Rock

Before 2020 I never thought I would be handing out recognition for how well a restaurant has handled a pandemic, but here we are and this matters a whole lot. Every local restaurant has been impacted by COVID-19. It has costs the local industry millions, taken away countless jobs, and …




Around this time of year I usually announce some editor awards highlighting various areas of the food industry that deserve being called out. We will start announcing these over the coming weeks. 2020, however, was a year unlike any other. Opening a new restaurant this year takes someone who enjoys …




Chicken and Waffles may be the relative newcomer to iconic southern cuisine, but the Atlanta staple has made a big impact in recent years. We have seen it influence menus here in Little Rock as well as other hot spots across the south. It is the perfect combination of salty, …




The temps are cooling off and a crisp fall breeze is blowing in. It is the perfect time to eat outside. In a normal year it would be time for our typical best patio roundup, but it is 2020 and even outdoor dining is a little weird. So this naturally …




For the bulk of our history here at Rock City Eats we have stayed away from the annual reader’s choice awards that represent most other publication’s annual food coverage/sales period. So when we came out with awards I wanted it to be different, and meaningful. Rock City Eats was started …




Fried chicken sandwiches have been getting a lot of attention lately, and for good reason, they are delicious. Thankfully you do not have to sell your soul to the drive-through to get a great sandwich. We rounded up 9 local made sandwiches that are all better than anything you will …




In Staff Picks, each of us tells of our favorite foods around town. We each get three top picks, so if a dish or drink falls on this list, you know it’s got to be good. This time, we’re embracing the warm weather with our favorite easy-drinking beers in Central …




The 2019 class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame will be introduced tonight along with several category winners. The selection process comes from nominations across the state, and then the winners are decided on by a committee consisting of several friends and respected colleagues in the food world. They take …




This week we continue with our reader’s choice in the 4th annual Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony on February 25th at the Ron Robinson Theater (tickets are available here) will crown the real winners, but we are curious what you think. As with last week, we will …




The 4th annual Arkansas Food Hall of Fame induction ceremony is just a few weeks away on February 25th at the Ron Robinson Theater. The Hall of Fame takes nominations from across the state and a panel of judges selects the winners in each of the categories. Tickets are available …




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