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The state’s premier cooking competition returns tomorrow night. The 12th annual Diamond Chef Arkansas competition will be held Thursday at Pulaski Tech Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute starting at 6 p.m. Six finalists will compete for this year’s title: Joseph Coleman – Little Rock Marriott Jordan Davis – Chenal …




Thursday evening is the 16th Annual Taste of Little Rock event at UA Little Rock. Nearly 40 restaurants and breweries will serve up food and drink at the Jack Stephens Center tomorrow evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Local favorites like Sauced, Rebel Kettle, Trio’s, La Terraza and Samantha’s will …




With Blue Canoe Brewing Company officially closed, it didn’t take long for the brewery’s premium spot on 3rd Street downtown to get a new tenant. Well, mostly new. Lucky Lou’s LLC has filed for a mixed drink permit with Arkansas Beverage Control ahead of opening a new bar and restaurant …




It’s spring break this week, and there’s not much happening around Little Rock’s food scene, so we’ll keep this brief. First, if you’re stuck in town this week, South on Main wants to make it a bit easier on your family. All this week, kids ages 12 and under eat …




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 …




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, …




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 …




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 …




Atlas Bar in SoMa seems to be going through what every bar and restaurant that opens in Central Arkansas has to deal with: waiting for permits to be processed. Atlas Bar was supposed to have its grand opening yesterday, but at least one of its permits isn’t ready at this …




North Little Rock-based catering business Simply the Best has closed. The business shut down last week after the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration issued a close order due to nonpayment of state sales tax. The company’s website and Facebook page have both been shut down. There are several people …




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