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West Little Rock – rejoice! A new local option has opened up for sushi lovers – and upon first glance – it looks promising. Stealthily, not unlike a martial arts master, Ninja Bar, Sushi & Grill opened its doors to the public at the beginning of August. Located on 5501 …




The city’s most important annual dinner is just two months away. Little Rock’s No Kid Hungry dinner will be hosted at South on Main on Monday, Oct. 16, and the list of participating chefs is one that cannot be missed: Matt Bell, South on Main Ben Brainard, Yellow Rock Concepts …




So you like to occasionally enjoy a craft beer or two. Maybe you even consider yourself a bit of a foodie. If not, you at least know a good brew when you drink one, and you most certainly know what you like to eat. It’s time to take it to …




Craft beer in Little Rock has become a big business with several breweries at various stages of brewing facility expansions. At least for Rebel Kettle‘s brewing operation in the East Village/Hanger Hill area, food has become a big part of their brewing operation as well. It is important to remember …




Little Rock’s food truck scene has undeniably fallen off some since its peak in 2014. Most of the trucks from that time are now primarily permanent restaurants; The Southern Gourmasian, Pizzeria Santa Lucia (now The Pizzeria), Hot Rod Wieners (Pea Farm Bistro in Cabot) and kBird are some of the …




In a surprising turn, acclaimed restaurant James at the Mill in Johnson, Ark., has closed. The restaurant, run by chef Miles James at the Inn at the Mill, had a successful 20-year run that came to an end last week. Chef James used the restaurant to introduce his refined Southern …




The local restaurant world can be a highly competitive business. Competing restaurants are constantly positioning themselves against each other, trying hard to earn your dollar. The day-to-day world looks like any other business market. The ones who fight the hardest, make the right moves, and even sometimes play a little …




The sudden surge in Little Rock coffee shops, especially downtown, is hard to ignore. Over the past 5 months we have seen four coffee shops open, one change ownership and start a new push, an existing business add a strong coffee presence with a new location, and two roasteries. That …




News In a move that’s probably long overdue, the Arkansas Department of Health is set to make restaurant inspections publicly available online. THV11 was first to report on the new portal that will go live on Friday, allowing anybody to access inspection results of any restaurant in the state. In …




Fayetteville Roots has existed for most of the previous seven years under the radar as far as state festivals go. Part of it is the limited available tickets, part of it is the quirky (but really exceptional) folk music that grabs the spotlight. The culinary side of the festival, which …




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