If you have ever been to a cooking competition, you know that by and large, it is just a bunch of folks under tents huddled around grills and smokers with not a lot of things to do. It was certainly the case with the annual PK Grills Cookoff at War …




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After months of competing and preparation, six central Arkansas chefs will challenge one another in the finals of the 12th annual Diamond Chef Arkansas competition. It’s the state’s biggest cooking competition, featuring some of the best talent ever to cook in this state. The event is tonight at 6 p.m. …




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 …




The food truck scene in Little Rock is starting to take off again in a big way. This is in large part due to a combination of great new trucks and good locations to set up. The truck scene is growing so fast that it is hard to keep up …




Flyway Brewing is celebrating the first week of truly warm Arkansas weather with the release of its classic Saison Avifaune. This is the third release for this 5.8 percent ABV farmhouse-style ale that is allowed to ferment at room temperature. This is a fruity, malty saison that can change its …




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 …




It was Saturday morning in Bentonville, and Rock City Eats editor Greg Henderson, Brewed in Arkansas editor Becca Bona and I were planning out our day. We had to stop at several breweries and had a couple of ideas about lunch, but no dinner plans. After debating a few spots …




The unofficial start of the beer festival season in Central Arkansas is this Friday at Dickey Stephen Park in North Little Rock. The 22nd Annual Food and Foam Fest is back with more than 400 different beer, wine and spirit samples to enjoy from Arkansas and beyond. All of your …




We got word this morning that longtime Riverdale restaurant, Cajun’s Wharf, will close after 44 years of service. Initial thought, given the date, was this might be a poorly executed April Fool’s day joke, but sadly we have verified that June 1 will be the last day. Cajun’s opened in …




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 …




The food truck business is well-known for giving would-be restaurateurs a chance to get good kitchen experience with relatively low risk. A truck is far less expensive than a brick-and-mortar building and usually does less business, allowing the chef to learn their practice with lower overhead. But the food truck …




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