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Arkansas Hall of Fame restaurant Franke’s Cafeteria turns 100 years old this year and will be celebrating with a brand new location. Franke’s is opening a cafeteria in Conway in the coming weeks. The new location in the former Dixie Café on Fendley Drive will be the third Franke’s spot …




Tomorrow, the Department of Arkansas Heritage will reveal the finalists for the 2019 class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. This is the third year for the event, which has so far inducted six restaurants into its ranks. To reach the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, a restaurant must …




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 …




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 …




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 …




We now know the six finalists who will challenge next spring for the 2019 Diamond Chef crown. On Monday evening, the 10 semifinalists competed at Pulaski Tech to narrow the field down to six. The finalists are: Jordan Davis – Chenal Country Club Brandon Douglas – Greenleaf Grill Amanda Ivy …




Tuesday night’s midterm elections contained a vote that will have a large impact on Arkansas restaurants. Voters passed Arkansas Issue 5 by an overwhelming margin; nearly 7 in 10 voters said yes. Issue 5 raises the minimum wage in Arkansas starting at the beginning of the year. Currently, the minimum …




Once again, we find ourselves reporting on more international recognition for the absolutely brilliant Rock Town Distillery in the SoMa neighborhood. This time around, the adulation is coming from the 2019 iteration of The Whisky Bible, written by renowned whiskey connoisseur Jim Murray. Four different Rock Town spirits received a …




One of the city’s most original food festivals hits this weekend. The Arkansas Cornbread Festival is set for Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The festival is in the SoMa neighborhood and takes up three blocks of Main Street. Teams will be serving their unique takes on cornbread throughout …




Ceci’s Chicken and Waffles will open a second location in Little Rock next year. Chef and owner Ciceley McDowell posted on Facebook last week that she is bringing Ceci’s to her hometown in 2019. Right now, she isn’t saying where her second location will be or what her target due …




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