Rumbles: Boozy Push Pops from O’Looneys and Loblolly, At the Corner Turns 2, Several Restaurant Openings and Menu Updates


The ice cream collaboration between O’Looney’s and Loblolly last year was such a hit they are bringing it back. Word is all but one batch of the previous flavors sold out in less than a week, so they are working on making it a more permanent fixture in the store with some long term flavors. They are also working up several rotating boozy cocktails, and, most importantly, boozy push pops. They will also hold a flavor contest for a lucky guest to pick a boozy flavor themselves.

It is hard to believe that At the Corner is about to turn 2. In some ways it seems like they just opened yesterday, in other ways they fit so well into the landscape of Little Rock that they feel forever entrenched. Either way they are partying to celebrate the occasion (of course). April 20th is the date from 5-7. They will have beer, wine, and they are rolling out their new smoker for dinner. You can grab tickets here. 


The amount of folks who love Karaoke in Little Rock always surprises me. If you fall in that category there are a couple of things to note. Dugan’s Karaoke night is celebrating their 5th year, which is remarkable and always draws a big crowd. Next Bistro and Bar is also bringing Karaoke to the masses on on Monday nights, something our resident Karaoke fiend reader says should be worth checking out.

Wine maker Peter Spann is coming to the state next week for a round of events. His Spann vineyards are known in the industry for one of the best quality wines at their price point. Spann will be at Crush Wine Bar Monday, O’Looney’s on Tuesday, and Stratton’s Market on Thursday all for tastings. They will also hold a wine dinner featuring his wines Thursday night at Stratton’s.

One of our favorite NWA beers is heading to Little Rock for a tap takover. South on Main will host an Ozark beer tap takeover Thursday from 5-7. Chef Matt Bell is cooking up some special bar menu items for the event.

Chef Donnie Ferneau is back cycling for hunger relief this year. He will participate again in the 300 mile ChefsCycle that takes place in California to raise money for No Kid Hungry. Riders are encouraged to join him on a 25-30 mile practice ride and brunch at 9:30 this Saturday at Murry Park. Afterward chef Amanda Ivy is holding a popup brunch for Saturday starting at 11:00 at Murry Park pavilion #2. Donation to Arkansas Team- Chefs Cycle/No Kid Hungry is suggested for those that just want to attend for the pop up brunch, riders can join in the practice run for $20 with included brunch.


The Faded Rose is ready to roll out with their crawfish/seafood boil truck that has been in the works for a bit. It will allow the Rose to do caterings all over town.

One of our favorite trucks Katmandu MoMo is going (sort of) brick and mortar. They will open their location in the River Market food court today. There should be some new menu items as well.

I noticed that the Benton location of Tacos 4 Life was coming along nicely last week in one of my few trips south of the border. It is expected to open next Monday and is located just off the Alcoa exit to the north.

We also have a new food truck in town. Cypress Knee Food is starting to book some events here and there. Owner Benjamin LaFoon’s truck will have various cajun options.

New Menus

Four Quarter Bar in Argenta remains one of the most underrated food stops in downtown. They are rolling out some new menu items that we have heard good things about including a Cuban sandwich, smoked pork Chimichanga, and a Caprese sandwich with house made mozzarella.

Ciao Baci has a new spring menu out. This will also be the last release for manager David Shackelford, who has had a strong impact on building the restaurant as a Hillcrest food institution. Stop by and say farewell.

Loblolly is rolling out some special spring flavors over the next week at the soda fountain.

Honey Pies has a few items this week just for Easter that are selling out fast (so get an order in). Items include Cakes: red velvet, chocolate, strawberry, white, carrot and several pies.


  • March 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    2018 Audu-Blonde Release, Audubon Happy Hour at Flyway Brewing

    at Flyway Brewing

    Audubon Arkansas and Flyway Brewing are partnering to celebrate our feathered friends AND the beer they inspire! Join us Tuesday March 20 for the 2018 release of Audu-Blonde Ale! Play some ‘Year of the (Arkansas) Bird’ trivia for a Flyway Brewing freebie AND learn about what why 2018 is ...

  • March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Rebel Kettle Growler USA Tap Invasion

    at Growler USA

    REBEL KETTLE MAKES ITS WAY TO ROGERS!! Join us at Growlers USA, Saturday, March 31st, at 4pm, for a Tap Invasion and the opportunity to meet our brewing team, Josh, John and staff. Opened in February of last year, Growler USA Rogers is dedicated to pouring 100 percent American-made craft ...

  • April 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Beer Yoga

    at Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.

    Beer Yoga is back, people! And just in time to help kick off the Rebel Kettle anniversary party! Meet us in the beer garden for some yoga, beer, and good times! Then, stick around after class for the rest of the fun events that Rebel Kettle has planned that day! ...

  • April 7 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Beer & Loathing in Little Rock

    at Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.

    It’s time to come help us celebrate our 2 Year Anniversary with our SECOND ANNUAL BEER & LOATHING IN LITTLE ROCK Music and Craft Beer Festival!! We are kicking off the day with the return of BEER YOGA by Cheers and Namaste Yoga at 10 am. The rest of the ...

  • April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Mudbugs & Bears


    Join us Saturday, April 7 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. for Mudbugs and Bears at Buffalo Alumni Hall before the Purple-Gray spring football game. Tickets are $15 and include crawfish and the fixings catered by Eat My Catfish and beverages from Flyway Brewing.

  • April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Food & FoamFest

    at Dickey-Stephens Park

    Food & Foam Fest is a creative twist to the traditional wine tasting event and is a beer sampling event offering samples of over 400 varieties of craft beer from all over the world plus food tastings from generous local restaurateurs.

  • April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Diamond Chef Arkansas

    at UA – Pulaski Tech Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute

    The University of Arkansas – Pulaski Tech Technical College Foundation and the UA-PTC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute (CAHMI) present the premier culinary competition and fundraiser—Diamond Chef Arkansas. Diamond Chef Arkansas is a competitive culinary competition that pit...

  • April 21 @ 9:00 am

    10th Annual B Street Rib Off

    at North Little Rock, AR

    We’re excited to celebrate 10 years of the B Street Rib Off. Make plans now to join us in April 2018!



Rumbles: Boozy Push Pops from O’Looneys and Loblolly, At the Corner Turns 2, Several Restaurant Openings and Menu Updates