I often tell potential restaurant owners that the best part about living in Little Rock is that there is no pressure to create something new, we stay a solid 3-5 years behind trends and something unique will likely fail. The positive is that it gives restaurant owners a chance to …




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This week, longtime restaurant and bar West End End Tavern will close their doors for good. It is bittersweet for many of us who have been around Little Rock for years. Any time there is an established spot close doors I frequently hear the doom and gloom moaning about how Little …




Less than a year after it opened, Bubba Brews Spa City Taproom in downtown Hot Springs has closed down. Porter Montgomery, part of the culinary team with Bubba Brews, says the closure was related to a leasing issue at the building on Central Avenue. The Bubba Brews brand, as well …




When Petit & Keet opened their doors close to a year and a half ago in the location now known as West Village, the first thing that struck me was the menu approach. It was a very small menu for the size of the restaurant, focusing on making every dish very …




For the past 66 years, Community Bakery has been the hub of the South Main community. If you think SOMA is cool now, it cool before SOMA was SOMA. It is the OG of SOMA, the true community gathering spot of the surrounding community. In that sense the name is …




More than a hundred people have become sick after eating at JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewery in Fayetteville. The Arkansas Department of Health says all illnesses reported have involved diarrhea, vomiting and fever. Nobody has been hospitalized, and so far none of the employees at JJ’s have been affected. The …




Every year around this time we start to see charity dinners pop up seemingly every week. Among them are easily some of the best meals you will have in the entire state, packed with some of the top culinary talents around. The 1836 Club’s Cuisine with a Cause, which takes place …




First, a quick kudos to the Central Arkansas Fermenters for putting on an outstanding Little Rocktoberfest Saturday night. The constant rain forced everyone under the Dickey-Stephens concourse, but that didn’t stop the party. There were some truly excellent beers on display both from homebrewers (Graham Linder’s killer honey mead, Nathan …




Depending on what team you cheer for, the 2018 football season has not gotten off to the best start. Of course, if you’re a Hogs fan … well, we all know how that’s gone so far. My own South Carolina team has been thumped by Georgia and stopped by Hurricane …




One of the state’s most underrated food festivals is this weekend in downtown Little Rock. IndiaFest 2018 is Sunday at the Little Rock River Market pavilion and amphitheater from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. While there are plenty of festivals that get more attention, IndiaFest might just have the best …




Love Burgers? So do we. Today is extra special for us since it is national burger day. To celebrate we are doing reader picks of the best burgers in the Little Rock area. We do not necessarily care about the best places to get burgers, we want to get real …




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