Rumbles: Beast Food Truck Closes, Trio’s Capi Peck Wins Election, K Hall Enters Black Hall of Fame

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With the conclusion of our Rock City Eats Trucksgiving food truck event this past weekend, we say goodbye to Beast Food Truck, which is parking for good. Chef and owner Gwen Jones started Beast a couple of years ago, and her paleo concept proved popular, particularly her outstanding truck-made bacon and paleo tacos. Jones has worked at several area restaurants recently, including helping Rebel Kettle open and pitching in at The Southern Gourmasian. Jones is currently working at Rebel Kettle, where you can find some of her fantastic meats on the menu.

Congratulations to Trio’s Restaurant chef and owner Capi Peck, who defeated Jeff Yates for the Ward 4 seat on the Little Rock City Board of Directors. Peck has long served in the public sector, including her current position of chair for the Little Rock Advertising and Promotion Commission. If you’ve spent any time with Peck, you know her passion for Little Rock and her love for the people who live here. Peck takes over the seat vacated by Brad Cazort, who held the position for the past 20 years.

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We missed this last week, but congratulations are in order to K Hall and Sons, the grocery store and burger shop on Wright Ave. The Hall family was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame last week. Estella and Knoxie Hall were recognized for their work at K Hall, which has been operating since 1973 (it was then named “Hall’s Produce”). K Hall and Sons operates seven days a week and is a reliable source of Southern foodstuffs, including turkey necks, hog jowls and crawfish tails. More than a dozen members of the Hall family have a hand in day-to-day operations at K Hall and Sons.

Along the same vein, today is the final day for nominations for the inaugural Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. The new program, run by the Department of Arkansas Heritage, looks to recognize some of the great restaurants and food businesses around the state. Nominees for the hall of fame must have been in business for at least 25 years. Only three inductees will be honored every year. Other categories include proprietor of the year, food event of the year and a people’s choice category.

If the outstanding pies and breakfast items weren’t enough reason to go to Honey Pies, the coffee now comes with a bonus. For every cup of coffee Honey Pies sells, the business will donate a meal to the Arkansas Foodbank to help people in need. Honey Pies serves Sherwood-based Leiva Coffee, which itself works to help farmers and families in Guatemala. By the way, if you want Honey Pies on the table for Thanksgiving, you had better get your order in quickly. There are only a few more availabilities left before the cutoff mark.

One of the more popular destinations for Arkansans traveling to Memphis is Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous, which sells an astounding amount of ribs every year. And this Thanksgiving, those ribs could be delivered right to your house. Rendezvous has partnered with Chef Shuttle to deliver a limited number of its rib boxes to the Little Rock area. Place your order between now and November 19 to get two full slabs of ribs and a few extras for $75. You can also order additional slabs of ribs for $25 each. Orders for this one won’t last very long, so if you’re interested, make sure to get to Chef Shuttle’s website and make your purchase soon.

I don’t know why I have to keep saying this, but those of you who still haven’t given Rock Town Distillery a second chance since its opening are missing some of the best whiskey not just in the country, but on the planet. Don’t believe me? We took a look this week at how one of the world’s most reliable whiskey critics is again heaping major praise on Little Rock’s outstanding distillery.

Conway folks have quite a gem on their hands in Blue Sail Coffee. We took a look at the UCA location of the popular coffee shop to examine the appealing drink and food menus.

Events

  • August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Beer Yoga with Valerie Talburt

    at Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.

    On Tuesday, we will be bending for beer during another fun session of Beer Yoga! $10 includes class and your first beer. Please arrive early and bring your mat, towel, and I.D. Event photo courtesy of Haneywood.com...

  • August 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Customer Appreciation Day

    at Me and McGee Market

    An event to come together and visit. Let us show our appreciation to the many amazing people who support us! Meet some of our local producers and farmers and learn more about their products like meats, spices, jams, jellies, eggs and more!...

  • September 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    LIVE Music: Mark Currey

    at Core Public House – North Little Rock Argenta

    Early show. No Cover. Solo acoustic music, great food, and fine Arkansas Craft Beers!...

  • September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Friends and Ben

    at The Capital Hotel

    In early June Capital Hotel beverage director Ben Edwards was injured in a swimming pool accident that left him paralized from the chest down. He is currently undergoing rehabilitation and treatment to help recover. Ben is a strong member of the local food community, and his friends in the local ......

  • September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Zoo Brew 2017

    at Little Rock Zoo

    It’s a craft beer fest at the most unique venue in town – the Little Rock Zoo! Taste dozens of brews in your souvenir cup as you meet some new animal friends and listen to some great live music. Zoo Brew takes place in and around the pavilion and inside ......

  • September 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Harvest Night 2017

    at Arkansas Foodbank

    Harvest Night is the marquee event for September’s Hunger Action Month! Join us September 16th, 2017 for some fun for the whole family while raising awareness about the important work of the Arkansas Foodbank. For Adults: Live music, BBQ & Catfish from Corky’s Ribs & BBQ Little R...

  • September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Legends of Arkansas 2017

    at North Shore Riverwalk Park

    Legends of Arkansas 2017 is coming up September 16th and we can’t wait to see you all! We’ll be celebrating all things Arkansas at the beautiful North Shore River Walk in NLR this year. Don’t forget that this year the $5 ticket price (kids free!) goes to support The Van! ......

  • September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    The Next Course

    at Youth Home, Inc.

    Please join us September 28, 2017 at Albert Pike Memorial Center’s Banquet Hall in Downtown Little Rock for an epicurean evening of delights prepared by some of Arkansas’s best chefs—all benefiting Youth Home, Inc. Enjoy a delicious five-course dinner, while watching how the chefs actually pre...

Specials

Yellow Rocket Concepts has released its lineup of specials for the month of November:

  • Zaza: Salad of Moon Drop Grapes, Bosc Pears, Dried Fruit and Yogurt-Poppy Dressing
  • Big Orange: Cherry Cheesecake Milkshake and French Onion Burger with Gruyere and Steak Sauce
  • Local Lime: Butternut Squash Carnitas Enchiladas

 

Ristorante’s Capeo special risotto this week is sausage and mushrooms.

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Rumbles: Beast Food Truck Closes, Trio’s Capi Peck Wins Election, K Hall Enters Black Hall of Fame