Van Lang Cuisine Restaurant on University Avenue has changed its name to Kimchi Korean Restaurant. A Korean family purchased the former Vietnamese eatery a while back and has been working more Korean items into the menu. While there is still a number of Chinese and Vietnamese items on the menu, the focus is on Korean classics like bibimbap, bulgogi and jamppong. Like Van Lang before it, Kimchi is open 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Raduno Brick Oven and Barroom is holding its first-ever wine dinner in conjunction with De Nux Distributors and Screen Door Cellars winery out of Northern California. The event is next week on Wednesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m., and features four courses prepared by chef Alex Smith of The Fold, each with a Screen Door Cellar pairing. Raduno hasn’t released the menu yet, but with the work Smith has done at The Fold recently, I’m pretty confident in saying you won’t be disappointed. Tickets to the wine dinner are $71 each and are on sale now. Seating is limited, so make sure to order soon.
We mentioned it Monday in our Growlers feature, but you need to buy tickets right now if you want to watch Riverfest performances from the patio at Damgoode Pies River Market. Performances you’ll be able to see from the patio include Amasa Hines, Wiz Khalifa and Cage the Elephant. Tickets are available for tables of four or six, though they are going fast. To find tickets, go to Damgoode Pies’ Facebook page, click on the “Events” tab and select the day you want to go.
The largest single-day canned food drive in the country is coming to the state this Saturday, when the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance holds the Stamp Out Hunger event. To participate, all you have to do is set canned food items in a bag beside your mailbox on Saturday, and the mail carrier does the rest. Every can donated in Pulaski County will go to fight hunger right here in Central Arkansas. Last year, more than 80 million pounds of food was donated to fight hunger around the country.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and there’s really no better way to tell Mom you love her than with a delicious brunch out on the town. We’ve got the rundown of brunch specials around town this weekend, some of which I bet you didn’t even think of.
- October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Thea Foundation
Thea Foundation’s Blue Plate Special returns to the luxurious Capital Hotel with a fresh crop of Arkansas’s favorite chefs and mixologists, assisted by local artists, musicians and celebrities and accompanied by the music of the Dr. Danny Fletcher and Co. The Blue Plate Special is presented by M...
- October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Arkansas Arts Center
Fountain Fest is back for its fifth anniversary celebration! Organized by the Arkansas Arts Center Contemporaries, this year’s event features art, music, food, libations, all centered around a surprise installation in the Carrie Remmel Dickinson Fountain. Tickets are $25, and funds will go tow...
- October 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at South Main Street Commercial Historic District
New this year at the 2017 Arkansas Cornbread Festival, many local breweries will be showcasing local flavors. Heifer International will be bringing various outdoor games and some animals from the farm for a local meet-and-greet. The festival will benefit the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and South...
- October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Lost Forty Brewing
THE FESTIVAL OF DARKNESS 2017 Nighty Night Release Party & Celebration of Dark Beer Darkness is coming. And with it, one hellacious party. Our biggest, baddest, boldest 3 Barrel-Aged 2017 batch of Nighty Night Imperial Stout makes it’s limited debut Oct. 21st. The return of our most antic...
- October 27 @ 12:00 pm - October 28 @ 7:00 pm at Arkadelphia, AR
Central Arkansas Fermenters presents the Third Annual Arktoberfest Challenge Homebrew Competition! With cash prizes and traditional medals, the AHA/BJCP-sanctioned Arktoberfest Challenge should be at the top of every mid-South homebrewer’s list. Combine it with the Arktoberfest Craft Beer Festival...
- October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Arkadelphia, AR
Come enjoy the third annual Arktoberfest Craft Beer Festival and Caddo Valley Catfish Cook Off in Arkadelphia, Arkansas! Fun for the whole family including all Arkansas craft beers, a catfish dinner with all the fixins, Arkansas musicians and artisans, free kids’ activities, and more. Come to...
- November 4 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm at The Fold: Botanas & Bar
INAUGURAL DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION 2017 The Fold partners with Habitat for Humanity to celebrate the traditional Dia de los Muertos Keep the Halloween festivities going and join us for our inaugural Day of the Dead Celebration. We will be closing down the whole parking lot surrounding the restaur...
- April 21, 2018 @ 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 May:
- Big Orange – Hot ‘n’ Hot Sandwich with Nashville hot fried chicken, and the Loblolly Colada Coconut Milkshake
- Local Lime – Love Honey Bock Short Rib Barbacoa Tostadas
- Zaza – Spring Ahi Salad with Sesame-Soy Vinaigrette
Ristorante Capeo’s weekly special is seared scallops with ratatouille. The risotto of the week is made with chicken and mushrooms.