First Look

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. …




We frequently look at new and upcoming restaurants around the state, speculating what the impact on the local culinary scene will be as a result of the new spot. We have had one new opening on our radar for some time that will impact the food scene of the whole …




Something that has been years in the making has taken a little less than a month since the announcement to fully realize. The new 42 Bar and Table (previously Forty Two) at the Clinton Presidential center opens officially for dinner service tomorrow. Do not let the quick turn fool you …




More than 19 months after a fire destroyed the building, Three Sams BBQ Joint in Mabelvale is ready to reopen. Owner Annette Jones will open the doors Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for the first time since March 2016, when a hot smoker caught fire and wrecked the restaurant. For Jones …




It has been nearly two years since Three Fold Noodle and Dumpling Co quietly arrived on the scene, set up on Center Street. That quiet opening with very little hype feels like a different lifetime ago, in the two years that followed Three Fold quickly became one of the most …




Southern Table, the new restaurant concept by Margie Raimondo of Raimondo Winery, is now open for business. The small bistro takes over for Kent Walker Artisan Cheese on Cross St., which Raimondo purchased back in April. Southern Table continues Kent Walker’s wholesale cheese business and dine-in eatery, while adding a …




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 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 …




If you have not paid attention, the south side of Downtown is going through a huge renaissance lately with restuarants, shops, and a number of unique-to-the-city things to do. We have been waiting a bit on one of the most interesting to take shape however, finally the dog-focus Bark Bar …




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