First Look

I often tell potential restaurant owners that the best part about living in Little Rock is that there is no pressure to create something new, we stay a solid 3-5 years behind trends and something unique will likely fail. The positive is that it gives restaurant owners a chance to …




Aji Ramen Bar couldn’t have picked a better time to open in Little Rock. The warm days of summer (and early fall) already seem like a distant memory, leaving behind a yearning for comfort food that warms you all the way up. A well-made ramen is ideal for the task, …




It has been two and a half years since we first heard about Delta Biscuit Co.’s plans to bring their breakfast oriented concept to Little Rock. In that time a lot has changed and they decided last year to forgo the initial brick and mortar spot and go with a …




Maybe I have a soft spot in my heart for the SoMa area because I live in the neighborhood, but it seems that no other area of the city is hitting its stride quite as well as the South side of Main street. With spots like South on Main, The …




Spots in the Rivermarket come up so infrequent that it was no surprise when Rumba Revolution on the corner of Clinton Ave and La Harpe closed earlier this year it was snatched up immediately. Just four months later the spot is ready to open as a new concept called Live …




At the beginning of 2017, chef Ira Mittelman announced he was closing Ira’s Park Hill Grill for a move to downtown Little Rock to participate in the revitalization of Main Street. At that time, he told me he was hoping to open by spring, though delays could push him into …




The context of a restaurant is usually everything. A place in a small town seems better because there is nothing else around. However, on a few rare occasions it means nothing A few months ago a friend invited me out to a restaurant opening in Hot Springs Village. For those …




It’s not every day you will catch me going on and on about dressing. But then, it’s not every day that a restaurant opens in Little Rock with as much pedigree and promise as TAE – that’s True Arkansas Eatery. TAE comes from the team behind beloved fusion restaurant The …




For years the Hall family has made a huge impact on Little Rock through their family farm and their grocery store/restaurant K Hall and Son’s Produce on Wright Avenue. Now it looks like the third generation of Halls are about to branch out. The brothers David Jr, Daron, and Devin …




Katmandu Momo in Conway officially opened its doors Monday, starting with lunch service from 11 to 2 and dinner from 5 to 9. The expansion, in the center of downtown Conway on 1018 Oak St., represents so much more than just a new restaurant for Katmandu Momo. With more than …




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