First Look

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 …




Little Rock has a long running success of being a second market for a number of Memphis and Dallas hot spots as they look to grow. Almost all have done very well in Little Rock, so it is no surprise that as Memphis based Soul Fish Cafe set their eyes …




Let me just start off by saying that I really didn’t expect to like JJ’s Grill as much as I did. Before attending the soft open Friday, I had surveyed the menu and website and didn’t find anything that really stood out. But looks can be deceiving, and JJ’s quickly …




You’d be forgiven for thinking that this day would never come, but at long last, Bruno’s Deli is open for business. The new lunchtime-only restaurant on Main Street celebrates its grand opening today, filling a big hole in downtown’s quick lunch options, something its parent company Bruno’s Little Italy hasn’t …




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