Rumbles: Bruno’s Open for Lunch, Stone’s Throw’s Kent Walker Food Menu, HeART of the Bar Returns

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It took several weeks after closing down Bruno’s Deli to get lunch service going again, but Bruno’s Little Italy is now open from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Bruno’s closed the deli after many customers requested restaurant seating to enjoy their lunch. After closing the deli, Bruno’s began moving its inventory and equipment over to the Little Italy side to accommodate the requests. In addition to the sandwich, soup and salad menu that Bruno’s Deli featured, the lunch menu has several pasta dishes and a build-your-own personal pie pizza option. Bruno’s Little Italy is still open from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. for dinner Tuesday through Saturday.

Stone’s Throw Brewing has teamed up with Kent Walker Artisan Cheese to provide a full food menu at the taproom on a full-time basis. Stone’s Throw had partnered with Little Rock’s food trucks to provide its food, but says that proved to be unreliable at times. Kent Walker’s paninis, salads and soups will be made out of a concession trailer that will be permanently stationed at Stone’s Throw. Eventually, Stone’s Throw hopes to develop a weekend brunch menu with Kent Walker’s Artisan Cheese as well. The new menu launched earlier this week.

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Whole Hog Café has come to the downtown area, at least on a temporary basis. The Whole Hog food truck is parking every weekday for lunch on 3rd Street across from the Capitol as long as the legislative session is going on, which could last until late spring. The food truck has nearly all of the restaurant menu to offer, though it does not sell its smoked meats as a platter, just as a sandwich. If you’re interested, stop by the truck anytime between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

South on Main is bringing back its annual Valentine’s tradition HeART of the Bar in a week and a half. The marketplace will feature around a dozen local craftsmen, artists and designers, as well as plenty of cocktails from South on Main’s excellent bar program. This year, HeART of the Bar will feature a raffle drawing for several prize packages. Raffle tickets can be purchased individually, but every purchase you make from an artist gets you an extra ticket for free. HeART of the Bar is Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Little Rock’s most addictive sauce is now available in Hot Springs. Bonta Toscana garlic sauce can now be purchased at The Savory Pantry on Central Avenue. The Savory Pantry offers plenty of specialty food items, including Arkansas products like Izard Chocolate and Lambrecht Gourmet Toffee. Of course, you don’t have to go to Hot Springs to get your fix. Bonta Toscana can be found in several locations around town, including Eggshells Kitchen Company, Kent Walker Artisan Cheese, Stratton’s Market and the Hillcrest Farmers Market on Saturdays

Speaking of Hot Springs, the city is quickly growing its food and beverage scene. This past week, we’ve previewed the new Bubba Brews taproom coming to the downtown area, as well as The Waters Hotel and Avenue Restaurant.

The Main Cheese closed down last week, but it could be open again in just a matter of days. The Clean Eatery has purchased The Main Cheese, so we spoke with owner Ryan Merritt-McGehee about his plans for the space and how he is expanding his meal service business.

Events

  • April 21 @ 10:00 am - April 23 @ 5:00 pm

    Vegan Ice Cream Takeover

    at Loblolly Creamery

    Vegan ice cream takeover at the Loblolly Soda Fountain. All of the ice creams will be dairy-free! Just in time for Earth Day. Check back here for the ice cream menu. The Veg LLC Chocolate Chip Cookies and Spiced Brownies will be available. advertisement...

  • April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    9th Birthday Backyard Bluegrass Bash!

    at ZAZA Fine Salad + Wood-Oven Pizza Co

    TIME FLIES WHEN YOU’RE HAVING PIZZA. Sunday, April 23rd ZAZA Heights celebrates 9 years in business – now that’s a milestone fit for a shindig! Join us on Sunday for a family-friendly afternoon of celebrating all things ZAZA as we turn our patio and parking lot into a backyard part...

  • April 29 @ 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Dentalways B Street Rib Off

    at

    2017 Marks the 9th Annual B Street Rib Off, we hope it’s our biggest year yet. On April 29, 2017 we will decend on North Little Rock’s Argenta neighborhood to fill the streets with the aroma of hickory and tastes of world-class BBQ. And it will all be done in ......

  • May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Wild Wines Grand Tasting 2017

    at War Memorial Stadium

    Join us at War Memorial Stadium on Saturday, May 6, for the Wild Wines party the public has grown to love, featuring more than 150 selections of wine and beverage samples carefully paired with amazing, delectable food provided by dozens of the best restaurants in central Arkansas. Is wine not ......

  • May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Ron Abuelo Rum Dinner

    at La Terraza Rum & Lounge

    Join us for our Ron Abuelo Rum Dinner Tuesday, May 9 (due to popular demand we are also offering Wednesday May 10) as we explore Abuelo rums. Indulge in a three-course meal alongside a three-course progression of Abuelo rums all for $50! 501.251.8161 for reservations First Course: chef soup of ......

  • May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Empty Bowls 2017

    at Statehouse Convention Center

    The Arkansas Foodbank will celebrate it’s 15th annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser on May 12th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. It will be a night full of live music, local food, and libations! There will be a live auction and silent auction,...

Specials

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

  • Big Orange: Smashed Avocado Burger with a turkey patty and Almond Joy Milkshake
  • Local Lime: Duck Confit Tacos with Red Mole
  • Zaza: Hearts of Palm Salad with Citrus and Avocado

Ristorante Capeo’s weekly special is chicken cacciatore. The risotto of the week is chicken and mushroom.

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Rumbles: Bruno’s Open for Lunch, Stone’s Throw’s Kent Walker Food Menu, HeART of the Bar Returns