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A journey four years in the making comes home today as Ceci’s Chicken and Waffles makes its Little Rock debut and grand opening at 6606 Colonel Glenn Rd. Owner Ciceley McDowell started in a small ramshackle building in North Little Rock in 2015 and moved to Conway two years later. …




Permits are in and soft opens are underway at the new Ceci’s Chicken and Waffles location at 6606 Colonel Glenn Rd. in Little Rock. Owner Ciceley McDowell is sticking to her June 11 grand opening, but the restaurant does appear to be holding soft openings for lunch this week. When …




Some changes are happening in the SoMa district. Esters, which has been operating out of the Core pub in SoMa has officially taken over full ownership of the pub. Esters has one of the best vegan food lineups in town (along with plenty for the carnivores) and the move will …




We were a little skeptical about beloved Little Rock dive Pizza D’s being closed forever when we heard the news back in November. Now we are hearing multiple reports that the bar plans to reopen, possibly as early as next week. Usually, we do not give into rumors, the news …




The announcement last year that the Starbucks on Kavanaugh in the Heights was closing left a lot of people in that neighborhood sad and undercaffeinated. Thankfully it will not stay that way for long, Argenta based Mugs Cafe is announcing today that they have leased that location and will put …




It has been just a little over a month since we learned about the Three Fold owner’s plans to launch a fried chicken concept, Haybird, now we are able to take our first look and taste of some of the food that will hit the streets starting next Tuesday (May …




If you have ever been to a cooking competition, you know that by and large, it is just a bunch of folks under tents huddled around grills and smokers with not a lot of things to do. It was certainly the case with the annual PK Grills Cookoff at War …




The city’s best annual food festival is back this weekend in West Little Rock. The 35th Annual International Greek Food Festival is Friday through Sunday at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. All of your favorite food and activities are back from previous festivals, including some new menu items: Gyro salad: A …




If there is a food-related expansion requested more than any other it is for a Trader Joe’s grocery store in Little Rock. We now have a strong confirmation that they are in the early stages of acquiring contractors and laying out plans for the first ever location in Little Rock. …




We’ve known for months now that Ciceley McDowell was bringing her excellent Ceci’s Chicken and Waffles back to Little Rock from Conway. Now, we have all the details about the move. McDowell is opening Ceci’s in the former Shark’s Fish and Chicken at 6606 Colonel Glenn Road near Kroger, and …




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