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Nobody was hurt at yesterday afternoon’s fire that badly damaged Ozark Country Restaurant off Cantrell Road. The fire occurred toward the end of the day for the restaurant, which only serves breakfast and lunch. It apparently started on the back deck and quickly spread, burning the walls and roof and …




Tomorrow is the final inspection, and potentially the opening day, for Casey’s Bar-B-Q on Cantrell Road. The longtime Little Rock favorite closed its Reservoir Road location in 2005, but found new life when Arkansas Burger Company closed. Managing owner David Henry says his final inspection is tomorrow morning, and he …




I honestly can’t remember an April weekend quite like this one, which features major food events every single day. It starts tomorrow evening at 6 p.m. with the Diamond Chef Arkansas finals at Pulaski Tech’s culinary institute in Southwest Little Rock. Then Friday evening starting at 4 p.m., it’s the …




It’s not officially spring until Capi Peck puts her famous strawberry shortcake back on the Trio’s menu. That happens this weekend; specifically, it happens at 5:30 p.m. this Friday. Trio’s puts its signature dessert on the menu as soon as Arkansas strawberries are in season. After Arkansas berries are done for …




Casey’s Bar-B-Q, which is coming back in the former Arkansas Burger Company location, is hoping to hold its opening day next week. Managing partner David Henry says on Facebook construction teams had to move the restaurant’s smoker to the back of the restaurant, resulting in a rather large hole in …




One of Little Rock’s most important bar figures is coming back to town for a special one-night event. Lee Edwards of spirits importer Haus Alpenz will hold a pop-up event at the new Proof Bar + Lounge in Hillcrest on Tuesday, April 3. Edwards will be mixing special cocktails using …




After a solid decade of business in West Little Rock, Vesuvio Bistro has closed for good. The restaurant ownership thanked its fans and staff on its Facebook page, saying it was time to work on other business. Vesuvio first opened at the end of 2008 at what is now The …




It looks like the poke craze is big enough in Little Rock to add another restaurant. The owners of Poke Hula say they are putting a second location in the Heights neighborhood. This one is going up at Kavanaugh Boulevard, in the location that used to belong to Red Mango. …




The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame inducted its second class Tuesday evening in a ceremony at Ron Robinson Theater. The winners are Franke’s Cafeteria (Little Rock), McClard’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant (Hot Springs) and The Venesian Inn (Tontitown). All inductees were nominated by the general public and have been open for at …




Friday is a special day for Little Rock’s food scene, as the much-beloved Star of India turns 25 years old. Owner Sami Lal opened his restaurant on March 2, 1993, serving up Indian classics from his home state of Punjab. The success of Star of India paved the way for …




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