First Look

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 …




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 …




Back