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Cocktail menus around town are beginning to change to welcome spring and Big Orange Midtown is no exception. The restaurant built its reputation on the combination of great chef inspired burgers and classic cocktails and the new spring menu shows off the creativity of the bartenders there.  The menu maintains …




The story starts in Naples, Italy, in the early 1900s when Giovanni Bruno arrived by boat to Ellis Island and opened one of the first pizzerias in New York City. Fast-forward to 1947, Bruno’s son Vincent “Jimmy” Bruno opens Little Italy Café in Levy, Arkansas. Less than two years later, …




What do we actually want from a restaurant experience? I think how you answer that depends mostly on you: your preferences, your experiences, your lot in life. Maybe you just want a good, familiar, hot meal; or maybe you want a generous portion size; or maybe you want an artistic, …




The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame inducted its fourth class Monday evening, selecting three businesses from outside the state’s two largest restaurant markets. Ed Walker’s Drive-in and Restaurant in Fort Smith, Murry’s Restaurant in Hazen, and Cattleman’s Steak House in Texarkana make up the Hall’s 2020 class. Murry’s and Cattleman’s …




At the end of January, Sergiy and Yana Polyakov relocated Alexa’s Creperie of Hot Springs to a higher-traffic location in the Cornerstone Market Place and refreshed the menu, adding additional European specialties. The 6.5-mile move is minuscule compared to others the couple made in life. Sergiy and Yana were born …




MorningSide Bagels was a staple for North Little Rock commuters and diners for 11 years before they tragically shut down in 2018. Much to the delight of the community, Robyn Edwards was ready to pick up where Roxanne (the previous owner) left off. Determined to honor the rich, decade-long history …




Maybe you’ve been to a few Indian restaurants. Every time, you turn to what you’re familiar with – the ubiquitous butter chicken or chicken tikka masala. And while the staples of Indian restaurants are satisfying and familiar, you’re really missing out on so much of the exquisite culinary experience that …




The food business is and will always be about vision, family and good recipes. Tacos Godoy, an unmistakable blue food truck in Little Rock, is no exception to this rule. Alejandro Gutierrez, his wife, Brandi, and his mother, Marcelina, are all about their fresh-from-scratch Mexico City-style tacos. Alejandro originally wanted …




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 …




New restaurants and food trucks seemingly come to Central Arkansas in waves. The market will be quiet for months, then nearly a dozen spots may open in less than half a year. Right now, we seem to be in the middle of another mini-boom, with a number of recent openings …




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