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Over the holidays, a new addition to Little Rock’s food scene opened its doors in West Little Rock. Mehfil Indo-Mughlai Pak Cuisine is open for lunch and dinner in the former Dixie Café space on Rodney Parham Road. Mehfil is open seven days a week and serves a buffet that …




Desserts represent the good things in life. They’re the goal you reach for at the end of the journey, the treat you reward yourself with, the light and playful side of a restaurant’s menu. Desserts are fun, even when they are layered with care painstakingly thought out. We think you’ll …




At Rock City Eats, we’ve often talked about how Little Rock’s drink scene is at least as good as its food scene, if not better. This year saw the continued excellence of breweries in the city as well as the ascendance of great tea, coffee and spirits businesses. It’s a …




Let’s not waste your time with a long-winded intro. This was a great year for dining in Little Rock, and here were our 30 favorite entrees of 2018, in no particular order. Duck Tamales at South on Main – There might not be a better restaurant in Arkansas at creating …




*Update* Owner Kushan Patel says he parted ways with original co-owner. He does plan to reopen the deli next week after the split. We will update any other changes as we get them. Original We have received word that Donuts and Deli, located at 308 Main Street, is now closed …




This weekend, friends and family at H.B.’s Bar-B-Q laid owner Bruce Slaughter to rest. Slaughter died last week after a six-year battle with thyroid cancer. Slaughter was part of the family that owned The Shack BBQ, a legendary Little Rock restaurant that produced several other barbecue businesses. One of those …




The Clinton Library and their restaurant 42 Bar and Table have always been blessed with a strong culinary team since long-time restaurant industry professional Michael Selig took over as Food and Beverage Director. This week they unveiled their finalized culinary team after executive chef Gilbert Alaquinez departed to start his own venture. Taking …




Diners in downtown Little Rock now have a dedicated seafood restaurant to enjoy for lunch and dinner. The Capital’s Seafood House on 3rd St. near the Capitol looks close to opening. The Capital’s Seafood House is located in the same building that last housed Fresh: An Urban Eatery and Old …




The restaurant for the Arkansas Arts Center has always played an interesting role. Yes, it provides food to guests of the Arts Center, and it is also the main caterer for any of their events. The two previous tenants, Best Impressions and Canvas, played those two roles well. It also …




More than two and a half years after it closed, the restaurant space that once was home to The Afterthought has a new tenant. The Valadez family is opening El Mezcal, a new Mexican-themed restaurant, in the Hillcrest neighborhood. The Valadez family is the owners of the four Cantina Cinco …




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