First Look

In 2014, a little over a year after we started Rock City Eats, we had the bright idea to do a roundup of the best vegetarian dishes in Little Rock. We started with the idea of doing vegan but found too few dishes to make a solid list. That “vegetarian-friendly” …




A journey four years in the making comes home today as Ceci’s Chicken and Waffles makes its Little Rock debut and grand opening at 6606 Colonel Glenn Rd. Owner Ciceley McDowell started in a small ramshackle building in North Little Rock in 2015 and moved to Conway two years later. …




It has been just a little over a month since we learned about the Three Fold owner’s plans to launch a fried chicken concept, Haybird, now we are able to take our first look and taste of some of the food that will hit the streets starting next Tuesday (May …




Known for their flagship taproom in this historic MacArthur Park neighborhood, Rock City’s Stone’s Throw Brewing is gearing up to open their newest addition – the Stifft Station Taproom. The official opening will be May 7th and they will celebrate the opening all week. Fans can expect 20 taps (two …




SOMA has become the poster child of revival in Little Rock. Once it held a handful of friendly confines among a large number of run-down storefronts, now it is frequently named the “hip” area of the city. It was a marriage of commercial and residential growth that brought about the change. …




For a while here in Little Rock, would-be restaurateurs or chefs would follow a predictable trend: get a food truck, learn the trade and then upgrade to a brick-and-mortar restaurant. The Southern Gourmasian, Pizzeria Santa Lucia [now The Pizzeria in the Heights], Katmandu Momo and Count Porkula have all followed …




Sometimes you can just tell when a restaurant has something special going on. That was my impression within five minutes of sitting down at the newly opened Mehfil Indo-Mughlai Pak Cuisine. There’s nothing obvious about its charm from the outside, with a small vinyl banner the only sign that anything …




The restaurant for the Arkansas Arts Center has always played an interesting role. Yes, it provides food to guests of the Arts Center, and it is also the main caterer for any of their events. The two previous tenants, Best Impressions and Canvas, played those two roles well. It also …




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, …




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