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Most Arkansas restaurants have that one dish that they’re known by. It’s the dish that you crave, the one that puts the restaurant on the map. It’s the signature dish. This series tells the stories behind some of Little Rock’s most iconic plates and explores what makes them so memorable. …




A few years ago the Little Rock brunch scene was desolate. Only a few places served a weekend brunch and it was clear that even with those few, brunch was not a primary focus. How things changed rapidly. Now there are dozens of great brunch spots with more popping up every …




In a summer full of exciting news from Little Rock’s food scene, this new development might just beat them all. Hillcrest Artisan Meats, the adored restaurant that closed in December 2016, is back. And by “back,” I mean today. Brandon Brown is in the kitchen at District Fare as you …




You might as well call At the Corner the Queen of Little Rock Breakfast. For more than three years, the downtown diner has served office workers and weekend shoppers in the morning and afternoon, but it’s been breakfast and brunch that have truly put the restaurant on the map. Now, …




It’s a hard place to miss. Driving down Main Street in Searcy, Arkansas, there are few distinct buildings, most settling into the brown and gray of brick chain restaurants, local stores, and the occasional McDonalds or Sonic. However, when you pass a brightly-painted sun amidst wildflowers on a bright sky-blue …




Welcome back, Donnie Ferneau and Kelli Marks! The two chefs and close friends have put months of work and who-knows-how-much money into starting Cathead’s Diner in East Village, which opened just a couple of weeks ago. The restaurant fits a unique space in Little Rock’s food scene; it’s only open …




The Whimsy Cookie Company is Little Rock’s newest bakery, located on South Bowman Rd in West Little Rock. With their original location in Memphis, Laurie Suriff and her husband decided that Little Rock was the perfect location for their first step outside of Tennessee. Whimsy was first started in 2007 …




I drove right past Saiwok in Rogers on my first visit. My GPS told me to turn into a seemingly vacant strip mall that I thought was certainly not where I was going. But it’s there, tucked away quietly in the back of a row of pastel-colored storefronts. I came …




Most restaurants and bars do everything they can to bring attention and ultimately guests to their establishment. The 1836 Club is without a doubt not an average restaurant. As a private club they intentionally fly under the radar, offering privacy and exclusivity as a perk. Despite the fairly stable frontward …




In today’s age of large supermarkets and styrofoam-packaged meat, knowing where your meat comes from—even the country of origin—is rare, if not impossible. Cody Hopkins, founder of Grass Roots Coop, understands this more than most. “You might find a token amount of good (good being the lowest quality meat on …




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