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After roughly five years in business, Izard Chocolate in Hillcrest is closing up shop. Owner Nathaniel Izard launched a first-of-its-kind chocolate business in 2014, focusing first on dark chocolate bars before launching a line of dark chocolate caramels and roasted coffee. Izard Chocolate’s last day will be this Saturday, March …




Looks like Rocky’s Pub is giving it another go. They resurfaced last year offering their prized Philly cheesesteaks to go, but it was ultimately short-lived. This time they appear to have funding secured for a new brick and mortar and are trying to find a location, but they are tentatively …




We are receiving multiple reports that long-standing bakery Cupcakes on Kavanaugh has closed. A quick look shows all their social media accounts taken down, their online delivery account through Waitr offline, and calls to the bakery go immediately to voice mail. We will work to get a statement from the …




One of the things promised by Delucas Pizzeria when moving to their new location at 831 Central Avenue in Hot Springs was a full lunch menu featuring options above and beyond their standard dinner pizzas. Looks like owner Anthony Valinoti is looking to make good on that promise. The new …




Yesterday’s Mardi Gras celebration means crawfish season has officially arrived at The Faded Rose. For decades now, the David family at The Faded Rose has used the annual celebration to kick off its weekly crawfish special, which will run through the spring. Each order gets a heaping pile of crawfish, …




This week in Central Arkansas’ beer scene starts today at Lost Forty Brewing, where the brew team is releasing its newly dubbed High Praise Belgian-style Tripel. Lost Forty says this is a beer-lovers brew that eschews trendy ingredients and techniques in favor of a style that’s been around for centuries. …




With owner Richard Glasgow’s return from his annual one-month sabbatical in Thailand, kBird is open again and is making some changes going forward. The changes have to do with the dinner service. kBird will no longer be open for dinner Monday through Wednesday evenings as it has been for the …




The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Tuesday night inducted three more restaurants into its ranks and recognized an East Arkansas restaurateur who has kept her restaurant running for more than 40 years. Craig Brothers Café (better known as Craig’s Bar-B-Que) of Devall’s Bluff, Keeney’s Food Market of Malvern, and Burge’s …




The 2019 class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame will be introduced tonight along with several category winners. The selection process comes from nominations across the state, and then the winners are decided on by a committee consisting of several friends and respected colleagues in the food world. They take …




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 …




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