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Little Rock Soup Sunday, arguably the most popular winter food festival in Little Rock, is back this weekend. This is the 38th year for the event, which features soups and snacks from dozens of Little Rock restaurants. This year’s featured chef is Jeff Owen of Ciao Baci in Hillcrest. He’ll …




Nibble until your content or take it to a belt-loosening status, scrumptious eats are just weeks away… I’m talking about this year’s 16th annual Taste of Little Rock, an event that continues to help UA Little Rock students pursue their goals toward graduation. Expect to taste some of the best …




Atlas Bar in SoMa seems to be going through what every bar and restaurant that opens in Central Arkansas has to deal with: waiting for permits to be processed. Atlas Bar was supposed to have its grand opening yesterday, but at least one of its permits isn’t ready at this …




The problem with seasonal cocktails menus in Arkansas around this time of year is that at any point it could be any of the four seasons. Today, for instance, we have even managed to experience all four in one day. The fine folks at Petit & Keet get it, they …




North Little Rock-based catering business Simply the Best has closed. The business shut down last week after the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration issued a close order due to nonpayment of state sales tax. The company’s website and Facebook page have both been shut down. There are several people …




My favorite stories to cover are the ones where we have no previous contact with a business. Instead we have customers coming to us talking about how wonderful a business has been to them. It is a different type of authenticity when someone is so excited about an experience they …




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 …




Mark your calendars for this Friday, when Big Orange and Big Orange Midtown once again release their February special Lucie’s Rainbow Shake. The shake itself is a simple vanilla milkshake, but it’s the four-layer rainbow cake that sets it apart. Each color is found in the logo for Lucie’s Place, …




It has been a slow and painful death for Gusano’s Pizza in the Rivermarket. It appears things are officially over based on a posting by the owner of the building, Newmark Moses Tucker, who is seeking a new tenant for the location. The pizzeria opened their original location in 2004 …




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