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Little Rock’s most popular food festival is this weekend in West Little Rock. The 34th International Greek Food Festival kicks off Friday and goes through Sunday at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church on Napa Valley Drive. The gyros, spanakopita, Greek chicken and baklava will be there as always, as will …




We have kept a close eye on the progress at Sauced Bar and Oven over the last few weeks. It is the next bright spot in the west Rodney Parham food scene, an area that is quickly becoming one of the strongest in the city. All the equipment is in …




Katmandu Momo is awaiting its final health inspection and could open its Conway location as soon as this weekend. Kyler Nordeck and Saroja Shrestha have worked for months on the new location on Oak Street in downtown Conway. Nordeck tells me the final inspection from the Department of Health could …




Nobody was hurt at yesterday afternoon’s fire that badly damaged Ozark Country Restaurant off Cantrell Road. The fire occurred toward the end of the day for the restaurant, which only serves breakfast and lunch. It apparently started on the back deck and quickly spread, burning the walls and roof and …




UA Little Rock Alumni Association kicked off the 15th annual Taste of Little Rock at the Stephens Center on Thursday, gathering hundreds of guests ready to sample the best restaurants in Little Rock. With over 40 restaurants participating, guests had many different choices, including ice cream from Loblolly, cupcakes from …




It’s patio season and that means one thing, it’s the perfect time to perch yourself outside with one of Little Rock’s most notable bartenders nearby. Merrick Fagan of Trio’s Restaurant doesn’t disappoint with his inspired spring cocktails, each carefully and thoughtfully crafted to achieve a perfected end result. In the …




Tomorrow is the final inspection, and potentially the opening day, for Casey’s Bar-B-Q on Cantrell Road. The longtime Little Rock favorite closed its Reservoir Road location in 2005, but found new life when Arkansas Burger Company closed. Managing owner David Henry says his final inspection is tomorrow morning, and he …




Today is the tenth birthday for downtown Little Rock barbecue restaurant Capitol Smokehouse. Candy Wilkerson, who owns the small, lunch-only joint, is celebrating by giving free lunch to several lucky fans. While this would ordinarily be little more than an aside mention, this particular milestone is impressive when you think …




The Arkansas Heart Hospital has not-so-quietly made a name for itself by making delicious ramen noodle bowls every week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Now they are about to take it a step further and bring ramen to the masses with their soon to launch food truck, called Food from …




I honestly can’t remember an April weekend quite like this one, which features major food events every single day. It starts tomorrow evening at 6 p.m. with the Diamond Chef Arkansas finals at Pulaski Tech’s culinary institute in Southwest Little Rock. Then Friday evening starting at 4 p.m., it’s the …




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