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.
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.
- March 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 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 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 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 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 at
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 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 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 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!
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.