Rumbles: New Lunch Options, New Partnerships, and Tasty New Fall Specials

Welcome to Rumbles, your weekly source for food news, events, and specials going on in Little Rock.


Zaffino’s by Nori now serving lunch – We do not talk about this place nearly enough, mostly because you all are scared to cross the river, but NLR based Zaffino’s is serving up some of the best Italian food in the region. Previously only open for dinner they now have added a lunch option on Tuesday – Saturday starting at 11am.

Blue Canoe and Blue Sail Coffee partner upIf you missed this morning’s announcement, Blue Canoe Brewing and Conway-based Blue Sail Coffee are working on a joint space to expand the tap room and bring Blue Sail’s Coffee into LR. Should be open around the first of the year.


Bash Burgers temporarily closing up Benton truck location – Bash Burgers, whose mobile truck will be in attendance at our Trucksgiving in November, is suspending service on their original Benton location. No immediate timeline on reopening or reason given, however the mobile unit will continue to make the rounds.


October 29th The Next Course – Another great event, this one benefiting Youth Home and held at the Clinton Presidential center. Five course dinner that features dishes from Stephen Burrow, Gilbert Alaquinez, and Anne Wood of Forty Two, as well as a course from Chef Shane Henderson from Ben E Keith. We sat in on a prep round for all of these and I promise you will not be disappointed. Tickets are $125, purchase here.

October 29th Patio on the Hill – NLRs be happy, the Park Hill Food Truck decided to give it another go. Several trucks around this time including Sladers Alaskan Dumplings, Kincaids coffee, and Hot Rod Wieners. Beer from Vinos, Lost Forty, Stone’s Throw, and Diamond Bear. 5-8 at the Lakehill Shopping Center on JFK

November 2nd No Kid Hungry Dinner – I’ve said it before, but if you make one charity dinner all year, make this one. Amazing food and an amazing cause. Just do it, purchase tickets. Sold Out

November 4th YaYa’s Michael David Wine Dinner –  YaYa’s is back with another wine dinner. This event starts at 6pm and features six courses paired with five wines. $80 per person. Call for reservations. 501-821-1144

November 14th Food Trucksgiving – Our very own food truck festival returns for a second year to Bryant. Don’t miss it, tons of great trucks.

As always, if you have news, events, or specials over the next week let us know.




Three Fold Noodle and Dumpling Co – Three Fold is getting creative with fall specials. For a limited time they are offering their noodle bowls served out of a roasted pumpkin bowl. We gave it a go and found it to be very creative, and the bowl itself is edible and actually quite good. New also is a thousand year duck egg that they are calling the dragon claw. We skipped on that one probably due to watching too many Game of Thrones episodes causing a fear of dragons, but I am sure it is great.

The Fold Drinks – The other Fold (presumably folded just once instead of three times) just rolled out some great new cocktails. Take a look.


Rumbles: New Lunch Options, New Partnerships, and Tasty New Fall Specials