First Look

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 …




Benton has been on a bit of a roll lately with bringing in a horde of mass-chain restaurants, which is unfortunately because there are some great local gems that dot the town. The new tex-mex spot, Agave Grill, seems poised to buck the recent trend by bringing a high-quality eatery …




After a devastating fire destroyed it last year, Midtown Billiards is back in business. Midtown will open its doors tonight for a ticketed event and be open for regular business starting this weekend. As one of the few bars in town allowed to stay open until 5 a.m., Midtown has …




If restaurants were movies, then Petit & Keet would be the equivalent of this year’s summer blockbuster. In a year filled with quiet openings, small expansions, and first time owners, Petit & Keet brings a large renovation to a long standing restaurant space at 1620 Market Street as well as some very …




Fans have been clamoring to get inside Hillcrest’s newest addition, the soon-to-be-open deli known as District Fare. Thankfully the wait is almost over, as owner Tomas Bohm is excited to open the doors and let the neighborhood in. While the official opening is slated for the week of April 24, …




Blue Sail Coffee has been quietly turning out some amazing coffee in Conway for the past couple of years. The cozy confines of their Downtown, Front Street location has become a favorite for Conway locals, even spinning out a fellow coffee shop. It is still a relative unknown to most …




The first thing I think of when I hear “Gourmet Popcorn” are the old three compartment tins my grandpa would get as a kid. There was the “cheese” flavor that tasted like someone dumped Kraft Mac and Cheese powder on styrofoam, caramel covered that was as if someone dipped styrofoam …




Summer’s temperatures have finally started coming down a little giving us all the chance to pause “Stranger Things” and bike over to our local snow cone stand for a taste of our childhood. For those who make the bike ride to Maumelle, where SugARush Snoballs Truck is usually parked, they will find …




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