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News There isn’t a lot of big news happening this week, but plenty of interesting tidbits to get you caught up on, starting with Big Orange’s massively successful Lucie’s Shake from the month of February. For every rainbow cake-stuffed milkshake sold, Big Orange set aside $3 for Lucie’s Place, a …

The diversity of food in Little Rock has taken surprising steps forward over the past few years. This is especially true with Latin and South American cuisine. A market that was once dominated by Bossa Nova now has strong competition from the likes of LuLu’s Latin, La Terraza, and the …

News The Fold has begun construction on its patio area to turn the space into a convertible dining area. That means you’ll be able to enjoy the enclosed patio when it’s cold outside, and the restaurant will open it up for the warmer months. As to what the finished reveal …

Earlier this year, we at Rock City Eats spent a week exploring and celebrating black-owned businesses in Central Arkansas’ food scene. It was a series we discussed, researched and wrote over several months with the goal of raising awareness for food businesses that just don’t get the attention they deserve. …

News If you’re looking for a party this weekend, look no further than 3rd Street in front of Dugan’s Pub downtown. Dugan’s is partnering with Lost Forty Brewing for its seventh annual block party on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. This year’s party is headlined by Marion’s Barrett …

You may not have heard of Mindy Mitchell yet, and chances are you have not had her food, but she is one that we have been keeping a close eye on as a very quiet rising star in the local food industry. This week Mitchell officially joins Honey Pies, a …

News Three black-owned businesses have the honor of making up the inaugural class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. Jones Bar-B-Q Diner in Marianna, Lassis Inn in Little Rock and Rhoda’s Famous Hot Tamales in Lake Village were inducted in a ceremony at the Ron Robinson Auditorium Tuesday evening. …

District Fare, the new Hillcrest restaurant concept by Tomas Bohm, is set to open in one month. The space that once belonged to Hillcrest Artisan Meats has undergone a complete overhaul, with new flooring and nearly triple the seating that HAM could fit in the dining room. While nothing is …

Welcome to Growlers: your weekly roundup of news, events and specials from Little Rock’s breweries and taprooms. Little Rock’s beer scene is growing and improving at a rapid pace, and we’re dedicated to keeping you up to speed on all of it. Here’s what’s happening this week: Mardi Gras is …

News Today marks the grand opening of The Avenue, the upscale restaurant located in The Waters Hotel in Hot Springs. The restaurant, under the leadership of former SO executive chef Casey Copeland, has been holding soft-open dinner services for the past week and a half ahead of today’s official opening. …

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