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Due to July 4 landing squarely in the middle of a week this year, most restaurants and breweries will be open tomorrow. Some exceptions include EJ’s, David’s Burgers, At the Corner and Kontiki African Restaurant. If you’re planning on heading out for lunch or dinner tomorrow, be sure to check …




After eight years in downtown Little Rock, Zin Urban Wine and Beer Bar is closing. Managing partner Michael Puckett announced on Facebook that he and Troy Deal will close Zin on June 30. In a separate post, Puckett said parking issues and the impending I-30 project convinced them to put …




Congratulations to One Eleven at the Capital. The Capital Hotel’s culinary jewel was recently named one of America’s Best 100 Wine Restaurants for 2018 by Wine Enthusiast magazine. One Eleven’s wine list certainly sets a high bar for Little Rock, but Wine Enthusiast also noted the restaurant’s impressive collection of …




New restaurant openings look to be the biggest story in June, with four highly anticipated new businesses opening their doors this month. Cathead’s Diner, a collaboration between Donnie Ferneau and Kelli Marks, opened yesterday and is serving breakfast and lunch six days a week (closed Mondays). Ira’s Restaurant by chef …




Less than three years after it opened, Arkansas’ only Del Frisco’s Grille location is closing its doors for good. The upscale dining restaurant at the Chenal Promenade will hold its final dinner service on Sunday, June 10. A manager for the restaurant says the staff will hold a small goodbye …




We’re not sure when it became official, but Skye’s Little Bistro in downtown Little Rock is closed. A handwritten sign at the former bistro announces the closing, along with a message to watch for “Big news coming soon.” Stay tuned for more on that. Stratton’s Market is still open, and …




Little Rock’s most popular food festival is this weekend in West Little Rock. The 34th International Greek Food Festival kicks off Friday and goes through Sunday at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church on Napa Valley Drive. The gyros, spanakopita, Greek chicken and baklava will be there as always, as will …




Katmandu Momo is awaiting its final health inspection and could open its Conway location as soon as this weekend. Kyler Nordeck and Saroja Shrestha have worked for months on the new location on Oak Street in downtown Conway. Nordeck tells me the final inspection from the Department of Health could …




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 …




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