Rumbles: David’s River Market Opens Tuesday, Sweet Candy + Gifts Moves to Heights, Izard Chocolate on Chef Shuttle

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We’re less than one week away from the grand opening of David’s Burgers in the River Market. On Tuesday, David’s Burgers will open its eighth location for lunch and dinner service six days a week (all David’s locations are closed on Sundays). I stopped by to talk with owner David Allan Bubbus yesterday, and the location is practically done. All that’s left is putting a few booths together and moving some equipment into place before the final inspection. Bubbus tells me he’s been training the staff for the River Market location in North Little Rock. After this opening, Bubbus has three more locations in the works in Bryant, Benton and another location in Conway.

If you missed it yesterday, our big news of the week is Hillcrest Artisan Meats closing for good at the end of 2016. Tomas Bohm of The Pantry and Pantry Crest is purchasing the space and plans to turn it into a deli in 2017. It brings an end to one of the city’s finest food spots, one that will doubtlessly be missed.

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It’s been a little over a year since Sweet Candy + Gifts opened in The Outlets of Little Rock, but already the store is on the move. Owner Stephanie Harris will be moving her candy shop to the Heights neighborhood, just a block east of Heights Taco and Tamale Co. The move will give Harris the freedom to expand some of her product line and to host parties and events in a private party room. The location at The Outlets will stay open until the day after Christmas, so you should still head there to pick up some holiday gifts for your loved one with a sweet tooth.

Speaking of sweetness this holiday season, Little Rock’s Izard Chocolate has teamed up with Chef Shuttle for easy delivery of special holiday boxes. The gifts come in $30, $50 and $100 levels and include a variety of chocolate bars and caramels. Orders for Izard Chocolate holiday boxes must be placed by Dec. 17 for delivery between Dec. 22 and Dec. 24.

Congratulations go to Ciceley McDowell on the first year of business for her North Little Rock restaurant Ceci’s Chicken and Waffles. Ceci’s opened at the end of November in 2015 and proceeded to offer one of the best soul food menus in town (as well as one of the best hot sauces you can find). Ceci’s is open for lunch seven days a week as well as brunch on weekends.

Taco Beer Burrito, the Tex-Mex restaurant from Blue Canoe Brewing Company, is adjusting its hours. TBB will no longer be open on Mondays, instead opening for lunch and dinner six days per week (on weekdays, the restaurant shuts down in between meal services). TBB is also working on a new menu and adding weekly specials to its lineup.

After roughly nine months, The Pizzeria is back open at its new location in the Heights. We previewed the new, much larger restaurant before it opened on Friday.

The Nog Off at the Historic Arkansas Museum is coming up this Friday evening, and Rock City Eats is back to defend its people’s choice crown. Here’s a look at what you can expect from the event.

Ever ordered a $50 margarita before? Big Orange Midtown has one on its special new holiday cocktail menu. We have the story behind this top-shelf lineup of drinks made with some of the best spirits money can buy.

Events

  • March 21 @ 10:00 am - March 26 @ 5:00 pm

    Spring Break Ice Cream Sandwich Week!

    at Loblolly Creamery

    Here’s to Spring Break! Calling all students, college kids, lunch breakers, and families, let’s get wild and party with crazy ice cream sandwiches. Loblolly is your ice cream destination for a sweet treat vacation. The Loblolly Soda Fountain will have party specials all week long with a...

  • March 27 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Freshcut Monday: Demolition Day Cider

    at Lost Forty Brewing

    STOP. DEMO TIME! When Omar heard that we’d be shutting down brewhouse beer production for a few days to install new tanks, he began crafting an easy drinking Cider for #FreshCutMonday. Our small batch Demolition Day Cider has been aging for 4 months and features Organic Apple Cider fermented w...

  • March 30 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    4:30 THURSDAY! -Three-Way

    at Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.

    It’s a 4:30 THURSDAY Three-way! Next Thursday we’re bringing back 3 beers; our Spring Seasonal Saison, Season of Sin, Our White Limo, Golden Stout, and the long awaited Hell Camino, Chipotle Porter. See you at 4:30pm!...

  • March 31 @ 12:00 pm - April 1 @ 3:00 pm

    Arkansas Made – Arkansas Proud

    at War Memorial Stadium

    A unique market showcasing products that are created or produced in the Natural State. Shoppers can browse and purchase art, crafts, jewelry and food created or produced by Arkansans. Market will take place on the field at War Memorail Stadium. Arkansas Made – Arkansas Proud is brought to you...

  • April 1 @ 11:00 am - April 2 @ 12:00 am

    Beer and Loathing in Little Rock, 1 Year Anniversary Music & Beer Festival

    at Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.

    It may be April Fools but we’re not fooling. Come out to celebrate our One Year Anniversary with us at Beer & Loathing in Little Rock- the (hopeful) start of an annual tradition stocked with food trucks, live music, beer tents & laughter. Free admission and kid friendly. Gates open ......

  • April 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Rebel Kettle Beer Dinner

    at

    Join us for dinner at Del Frisco’s Grille with lots of beer from Rebel Kettle Brewing Co. at 6:30pm on April 6th. Enjoy five scrumptious speciality courses each paired with a Rebel Kettle brew. Tickets are $55. Call 501-448-2631 to make your reservation! Our menu will feature: Course 1 – ......

  • April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    A la Carte

    at Children’s Hall – Arkansas Children’s Hospital Campus

    Taste & Treats From 20 of central Arkansas’ finest eateries Silent Auction Camps, Hunts, Fine Jewelry, Trips & More Introducing: Art a La Carte Original works of art created at ACH by patients with Arkansas artist advertisement...

  • April 14 @ 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 380 varieties of craft beer from all over the world plus food tastings from generous local restaurateurs....

Specials

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

  • Big Orange: Ribeye Sandwich with onion strings and Eggnog Cheesecake by Honey Pies
  • Local Lime: Chicken, Spinach and Poblano Tamales
  • Zaza: The Libby pizza with prosciutto and basil, and the Arkansas Waldorf Salad

Ristorante Capeo’s weekly dinner special is Gnocchi Bolognese. The risotto special is a saffron risotto.

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Rumbles: David’s River Market Opens Tuesday, Sweet Candy + Gifts Moves to Heights, Izard Chocolate on Chef Shuttle