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 …




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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 …




Fall is easily my favorite season for cocktails. Things start to cool off and stronger flavors start to come out after a light and fruity spring and summer. Petit & Keet takes full advantage of the cooler temps by stoking up the fire on the patio and ushering in a …




Lost Forty’s best fall beer is out today at the taproom. No, not The Hunter Oktoberfest, which is quite good but comes out in the summer. Today for Freshcut Monday, Lost Forty is releasing its Baltic Porter under a new name. Puffy Jacket is a robust 9 percent ABV porter …




Just a few months after opening their new spot on the popular 300 block of Main street, Ira’s Restaurant is making the decision to rebrand as Allsopp & Chapple beginning Tuesday, October 30th. The move comes after careful consideration and evaluation from the ownership and a desire to connect more strongly …




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 …




Maybe I have a soft spot in my heart for the SoMa area because I live in the neighborhood, but it seems that no other area of the city is hitting its stride quite as well as the South side of Main street. With spots like South on Main, The …




Little Rock’s most anticipated annual beer release is here. On Saturday, Lost Forty Brewing sold its first 4-packs of Nighty Night Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout at the entertaining Festival of Darkness. If you missed the party this weekend, you still have a chance to get Nighty Night today. Lost Forty is …




Ok, so maybe saving the world is a little bit of a stretch. But the greatest part about the World Cheese Dip Championship taking place this Saturday at the Clinton Presidential Center is that it very directly impacts the lives of people who need it the most, changing the world …




Travel anywhere, and you will find Little Rock is a bit of an anomaly in the cocktail scene. The strength of the market is in restaurants, not the average bar with a few exceptions. This is in large part due to the food requirements set on establishments that make so …




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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