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

  • 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 ......

  • April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Asian meet west

    at AW Lin’s

    Update: It’s on come rain or shine this will be a day to put in the books. Come on out regardless of the storm. We will move the patio party inside if weather doesn’t permit. Asian meet West. Enjoy the live entertainment while you Relax and sip the best deals ......

  • 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 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