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Rock Town Distillery has once again made its mark on the world stage, and this time it’s not for its whiskey. Rock Town’s Feast in the Field Gin won gold at the 2018 World Gin Awards this week. The gold honor came in the “contemporary gin” category, which recognizes gins …




The Little Rock food scene is a little brighter this week with the return of Richard Glasgow to kBird. Glasgow spent his traditional month away in Thailand, touring several towns and eating way more delicious food than most of us will in a year. Glasgow is still nursing some severe …




Cathead’s Diner has released the menu for its upcoming pop-up at Deluca’s Pizzeria in Hot Springs. Donnie Ferneau and Kelli Marks will be at Deluca’s Saturday for the public’s first chance to taste food from the soon-to-come spot in Little Rock’s East Village. Here’s what you can expect: Nacho Average …




Food trucks in Little Rock have traditionally been starting points for businesses wanting to advance to a more permanent setup. But not for Amanda Ivy, who announced she is opening a food truck business for her company Low Ivy Catering. Ivy is a widely respected chef who has put in …




The Department of Arkansas Heritage has announced the finalists for the 2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. All entrants had to be nominated by the public and be an Arkansas-based restaurant open at least 25 consecutive years: Franke’s Cafeteria of Little Rock Feltner’s Whatta-Burger of Russellville Doe’s Eat Place of …




Thanks to yesterday’s icy conditions, the official soft open for Ohia Poké has been moved to today. Ohia Poké is located at 220 W 6th St, which is where Lulav and The Veg, LLC, used to operate. Diners today will get 15 percent off their order. Those who check in …




It’s hard to believe, but Central Arkansas is finally getting an authentic African restaurant. Kontiki African Restaurant is set to hold its grand opening on Sunday, Jan. 21, in Alexander on Highway 111. Kontiki is owned by Christian Domingo, an immigrant from Sierra Leone who has lived in Arkansas for …




Longtime bar manager at The Pantry Eugene Lee is leaving that job after purchasing Hillcrest’s Next Bistro and Bar. Lee has spent years making The Pantry and The Pantry Crest into one of the better bar programs in Little Rock. Having spent a few evenings at Next, I have little …




The longtime owner of SO Restaurant in Hillcrest has died. Regina Smith passed away Friday at her home surrounded by her family and closest friends. Smith had fought cancer and health issues for years while running the restaurant and making the chocolate sack dessert that she introduced to Little Rock’s …




Finally (finally!) cold weather has arrived in Little Rock, just in time for this weekend’s 13th Ever Nog-Off at the Historic Arkansas Museum. This is always the holiday season’s most festive food event. This year, nine teams will compete for the People’s Choice; Taster’s Choice; and the untraditional Not Your …




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