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Be sure to check the end of this article, The Movie Tavern has offered up a $25 gift card for us to give away. From the very first time I walked into the famed original Alamo Draft House in Austin I’ve wanted something like that for Little Rock. Alamo will …




The final piece to one of the most anticipated projects in downtown is finally ready to open their doors. The Fassler Hall, a German style beer hall is officially open for the public. If our initial tasting is any indication, this should be one of the bright spots of the …




Springing from a 21-year old legacy in southern Arkansas, Cinnamon Crème Bakery is Little Rock’s newest family-run bakery, filled with favorites like cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, fresh bread, and fried and baked pies alike. With a charming couple at the helm, Crystal and Truman Cooper, they intend to steer Little …




It won’t be long now before Hillcrest’s newest late night spot opens for business. Proof Bar + Lounge, owned by former Pantry bar manager Gene Lee, has been overhauled and updated from the former Next Bar and Bistro. Lee’s work over the past seven weeks has been impressive, and Proof …




Right when you walk into Abbi’s Teas and Things in Hillcrest, you are greeted with a feeling of ultimate coziness. Nestled in the heart of Hillcrest in a classic historic home, you’ll find something new to central Arkansas that feels like a warm hug. Little Rock has a multitude of …




In the span of one week, Little Rock was plunged headfirst into the poke craze that has swept the country for the last five years. First, Poke Hula opened on 3rd Street. Then, a week later, Ohia Poké began welcoming customers. Located on 6th Street in the spot where Lulav …




Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a guy has no formal restaurant training or experience, but he wants to open his own place, serving the food his family made when he was a kid. That’s a story that plays out in cities around the country every week. But this …




Poke is officially in Little Rock. A couple of restaurants have introduced the Hawaiian classic dish over the last year or so, but nobody in Central Arkansas had dedicated an entire concept to poke. Now, there’s Poke Hula, a poke-only concept from the Weng family, owners of Samurai Steakhouse in …




By now you have probably heard of Cathead’s Diner, opening this spring in the East Village area. If not, it is a new spot from Chef Donnie Ferneau (Ferneau, Good Food by Ferneau) and Kelli Marks (Sweet Love Bakery). The concept is touted as “Southern comfort food and bakery”, which …




One of the biggest trends is bringing good food and drink into our leisure time. Movie theaters with full restaurants and bars have been popping up like crazy, and it seems like our favorite 70-90’s pastime of bowling is getting the same treatment. The Dust Bowl is the brainchild of …




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