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Restaurants across the state have seen a huge boost in quality over the past several years. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for catering companies. Aside from a handful of standouts, the catering only landscape by and large has has seen relatively little increase in quality. Soon to open Heritage …




Last week we took a look at some of the restaurants we lost in 2017. While every loss is sad, on the whole the the Little Rock restaurant community saw a growth year, and with far more influential gains than losses. Many of the places that closed quickly reopened as …




The longtime owner of SO Restaurant in Hillcrest has died. Regina Smith passed away Friday at her home surrounded by her family and closest friends. Smith had fought cancer and health issues for years while running the restaurant and making the chocolate sack dessert that she introduced to Little Rock’s …




You might not think of winter as sour beer weather, but that isn’t stopping Lost Forty’s latest installment in what’s been an outstanding Wild Barrels Project. The sixth release is at 4 p.m. today for Freshcut Monday. It’s an American saison fermented in Lost Forty’s foeder with yeast harvested from …




Finally (finally!) cold weather has arrived in Little Rock, just in time for this weekend’s 13th Ever Nog-Off at the Historic Arkansas Museum. This is always the holiday season’s most festive food event. This year, nine teams will compete for the People’s Choice; Taster’s Choice; and the untraditional Not Your …




To say the restaurant industry is hard would be an understatement. Restaurants, sometimes even popular ones, for a variety of reasons. We spend a lot of time around here doing our best to promote the restaurant industry, and each loss to the overall community hurts. Thankfully 2017 was better than …




Hanaroo sushi bar is getting some new digs down the road a ways. A sign posted on the door says they are moving to 215 Center Street, which is the former location of Three Fold. We knew it was a strong possibility, we heard before Three Fold moved that Hanaroo …




It’s been open for a few weeks now, but The Wunderhaus in Conway is making it official this weekend. Friday is The Wunderhaus’ grand opening celebration and the first time the restaurant is offering dinner service. Starting this weekend, The Wunderhaus will be open for lunch Monday through Friday and …




To say that Agasi 7, the new rooftop bar and restaurant atop the Downtown Hilton Garden Inn, is the most anticipated opening of the year is an understatement. We track new announcements heavily and it is the most talked about this year, and third most since we started Rock City …




Almost a year after it was first announced, Bubba Brews this week will open its Spa City Taproom in downtown Hot Springs. The new taproom opens Thursday and is the third Arkansas location for Bubba Brews, joining the original Bonnerdale spot and newly opened restaurant and bar on Lake Hamilton. …




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