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Maybe I have a soft spot in my heart for the SoMa area because I live in the neighborhood, but it seems that no other area of the city is hitting its stride quite as well as the South side of Main street. With spots like South on Main, The …




Ok, so maybe saving the world is a little bit of a stretch. But the greatest part about the World Cheese Dip Championship taking place this Saturday at the Clinton Presidential Center is that it very directly impacts the lives of people who need it the most, changing the world …




Ceci’s Chicken and Waffles will open a second location in Little Rock next year. Chef and owner Ciceley McDowell posted on Facebook last week that she is bringing Ceci’s to her hometown in 2019. Right now, she isn’t saying where her second location will be or what her target due …




Not that you ever need an excuse to get out to eat somewhere local, but today is a little more special than others. It is World Food Day, it was a date set to honor the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Around the world, it is a …




We talk a lot about South Main around here, for good reason. However, if you head north a bit, the 300 Block of Main is quickly becoming one of the best blocks of restaurants in the state. The soon to open Donuts and Deli should strengthen that case. The restaurant …




There wasn’t a whole lot of fanfare, but Layla’s Gyros and Pizzeria has opened its third location in Central Arkansas. This one is in North Little Rock on E. McCain Blvd. near the Walmart Supercenter. If you’ve never been (and you should fix that if so), Layla’s is not only …




South Main continues to be the major hot spot in Little Rock. Already this year it has seen Rock Town Distillery relocate and Core Brewing add a pub. Soon doors will open on new restaurant Dos Rocas, Southern Blonde hair salon, and the relocation of well-respected art gallery M2 Gallery. Now …




There are tons of fundraising events this time of year, more than we can keep up with most days. However, the 4th annual Cupcakes for Goodness Sake going on this Saturday in Argenta might be the sweetest way to give back to the community of them all. The event supports …




Nominations are now open for the third class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, presented by the Department of Arkansas Heritage. Every year, the hall of fame inducts three local restaurants that have been continuously open for at least 25 years. Six restaurants are in the Arkansas Food Hall …




More than a hundred people have become sick after eating at JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewery in Fayetteville. The Arkansas Department of Health says all illnesses reported have involved diarrhea, vomiting and fever. Nobody has been hospitalized, and so far none of the employees at JJ’s have been affected. The …




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