Kent Walker Artisan Cheese has closed temporarily and is now under the ownership Raimondo Winery. Kent Walker sold the business Thursday to winery owner Margie Raimondo and will be leaving cheesemaking to spend more time with his family. The Kent Walker Artisan Cheese location on Cross Street will reopen under new …

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Wrapping up a celebrated 20 years of successful restaurant business, Loca Luna enters into the 21st year as a solid restaurant with a great staff and loyal tenants. The restaurateur behind the successful duo Loca Luna and Red Door, worked diligently at his trade. He has been a pioneer in …

Get to know the people crafting, brewing, distilling, and shaking the top drinks around Little Rock. This time we get to know Josh Davis of Rebel Kettle Brewing Co. Where are you from? Do you remember when you first had brewing on your radar? I live in Little Rock, but …

Despite all the recent turmoil, the Heights community lost a lot during the slow decline and eventual closing of Terry’s Finer Foods earlier this year. The small corner grocery store and restaurant served the surrounding community well. Thankfully the void has been filled in the same location, but with a …

News In around two weeks, District Fare will be open for business in Hillcrest. Owner Tomas Bohm (The Pantry, The Pantry Crest) says his first opening will be an open house on Thursday, April 6, for Hillcrest’s traditional First Thursday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. If all goes well, …

You’ve asked, so we delivered – a guide to Rock City’s quintessential dives. Before you start reading, however, let’s talk about what a dive is. While I can’t guarantee that I’ll check all of your boxes in this round-up of local offerings, I do want to say explain my criteria. …

The company producing some of the best chocolate in Arkansas is breaking into the coffee roasting business. Nathaniel Izard, owner of Izard Chocolate, has partnered with Stephen Riemar to start up Redbeard Roasters, a coffee roasting retail business selling primarily online. For Izard, the venture comes as a natural extension …

Our friends down at MySaline are reporting that longtime Benton bbq joint Smokey Joe’s BBQ will shut down business on April 1. Smokey Joe’s started off life in the early 70’s in South West Little Rock on Chicot Rd. For as long as I can remember though it has been …

Welcome to Growlers: your weekly roundup of news, events and specials from Little Rock’s breweries and taprooms. Little Rock’s beer scene is growing and improving at a rapid pace, and we’re dedicated to keeping you up to speed on all of it. Here’s what’s happening this week: This week, it’s …

I spent the majority of my office working career in downtown Little Rock. One thing that always astonished me was the lack of good coffee. All the office workers going in and out of the bank buildings, ad agencies, government offices, and the law firms suing all of them, the …

NOLA born and raised, Sonia Schaefer didn’t have Arkansas, let alone Little Rock, on her radar. In fact, the food industry came first, when she began working at an on-campus restaurant during her time at Louisiana State University. “There’s a place called The Chimes on the LSU campus right next …

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