Rumbles: Van Lang Becomes Kimchi Korean Restaurant, Raduno Wine Dinner

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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.

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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.

Bluewing fans, you’re in luck. Flyway is putting its super-popular brew into cans this summer. We got the first look at the gorgeous can art this week.

Events

  • April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Diamond Chef Arkansas

    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 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    5 COURSE SAKE PAIRING

    at Kemuri – sushi, seafood, robata

    5 courses excellently paired with select Sakes for this one of a kind dinner.

  • April 21 @ 9:00 am

    10th Annual B Street Rib Off

    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!

  • April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Taste of Little Rock 2018

    at Jack Stephens Center

    The 15th annual Taste of Little Rock will honor Alfred Williams and Elaine Eubank for their lifetime of support to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Set for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Jack Stephens Center on the UA Little Rock campus, Taste of ...

  • April 29 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Arkansas Beer

    at Flyway Brewing

    Come join us for drinks and a discussion about Arkansas beer with author Brian Sorensen! Your $5 ticket covers either one full-size beer or a flight. Arkansas’ booze scene had a promising start, with America’s biggest brewing families, Busch and Lemp, investing in Little Rock just prior to P...

  • May 5 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

    Circo en el Fold: The Fold Turns 5 on Cinco de Mayo

    at The Fold: Botanas & Bar

    TURNING 5 NEVER FELT SO GOOD! We are dedicating our Birthday this year to the Designing Hope Foundation. That’s right, a portion of our proceeds from this fun PARTY will be going to this amazing foundation that helps out the many burn victims in Arkansas. The Fold is turning Cinco ...

Specials

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.

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Rumbles: Van Lang Becomes Kimchi Korean Restaurant, Raduno Wine Dinner