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Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott today announced that he is instructing restaurants within Little Rock to close their dining rooms beginning this Friday, March 20th. The move comes after many establishments in the city have already closed their dine-in options throughout the week as the numbers from the COVID-19 virus …




Spring is normally a busy season for large food-related events. Global efforts to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) by limiting large gatherings, which many of the country’s largest events being canceled, are underway. This has inevitably impacted many of the spring food events throughout the city. Some of the …




The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is starting to take hold in Central Arkansas and is in the beginning stages of what will be several weeks of disruptions to everyday life. Thankfully the local restaurant industry is quickly adapting to the new norms in order to provide exceptionally safe environments to eat. The …




The much-anticipated Brood and Barley by Flyway Brewing in North Little Rock has announced its new leadership team, including some familiar faces to the Central Arkansas food scene. The headliner is that David Burnette, formerly of South on Main, Ciao Baci and Table 28, is joining the team as bar …




Atlas Bar has been a popular stop along the SoMa district since opening a year ago, but after a year of being open, the restaurant and bar wants to take a “spring break” to make a number of adjustments for the second trip around the sun. They will open this …




The number one question about a new restaurant that I hear is “When is Minute Man coming back?” We finally have an answer for that. Matchbox Food Group founder Perry Smith tells me he’s aiming for this summer to bring the beloved burger restaurant back to Little Rock. At this …




After 5 years in operation, Damgoode Pies plans to close their Rivermarket operation on March 15th according to a letter sent to all employees earlier this week. Damgoode took over the prime location at 500 President Clinton Avenue in 2015 after the previous tenant, Boscos, closed. It was a unique …




The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame inducted its fourth class Monday evening, selecting three businesses from outside the state’s two largest restaurant markets. Ed Walker’s Drive-in and Restaurant in Fort Smith, Murry’s Restaurant in Hazen, and Cattleman’s Steak House in Texarkana make up the Hall’s 2020 class. Murry’s and Cattleman’s …




It is not every day we get excited about a hotel opening in Little Rock. The new AC Hotel on Capitol Ave in the heart of downtown is absolutely worth the attention for what it does to promote the downtown revival and how it represents the city to our guests. …




After its traditional month-long winter hiatus, kBird in Hillcrest will return to normal business hours on Monday. The beloved Thai restaurant has been closed since Jan. 13 while owner Richard Glasgow took his annual pilgrimage to Thailand. As usual, Glasgow kept the kBird Instagram page updated with pictures and videos …




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