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

  • January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    LIVE Music: Mark Currey

    at Core Public House – North Little Rock Argenta

    Early show. No Cover. Solo acoustic music, great food, and fine Arkansas Craft Beers!

  • January 23 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

    National Pie Day with Honey Pies

    at Honey Pies Gourmet Bakery & Cafe

    Our favorite day of the year is Tuesday, January 23rd: National Pie Day!! Don’t be left out, pre-order your whole pie or pop in for a mini pie and celebrate Pie Day with us. We’ll be hosting a “check-in” Facebook contest all day at the bakery for a chance to ...

  • January 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Game Night

    at Flyway Brewing

    Join us for game night at Flyway Brewing’s tasting room! Game Goblins, your friendly local game store, will be providing unique, fun games of all types. Come on by from 5pm until 9pm on Tuesday, January 23rd, bring a friend or join a group, enjoy a local brew and some ...

  • January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Kat Robinson’s ‘Another Slice of Arkansas Pie’ pre-order party

    at Honey Pies Gourmet Bakery & Cafe

    Our favorite author & Queen of Arkansas Pie, Kat Robinson, is working on a new book for our collection and we couldn’t be more pleased! Join us on National Pie Day for a pop-in reception in Kat’s honor including pie story-telling pie sampling & a pie-themed cocktail provided by o...

  • January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Big Red Ball Homebrew Contest

    at Next Level Events

    Our 5th annual pro-am contest to crown the official beer of the LRKA – Little Rock Kickball Association! We will be raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas again this year. Tickets available now! $25 General Admission: includes hor d’oeuvres, samples from contestan...

  • January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Little Rock Soup Sunday 2018

    at Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families

    Ask anyone – Little Rock Soup Sunday is one of THE MOST FUN events in Central Arkansas! The atmosphere is “souper” casual and family-friendly, the food is always delicious, and the cause most important – the future of Arkansas’s kids. The Wally Allen Ballroom will be lined with...

  • February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Italian Wine Dinner

    at Ristorante Capeo

    Travel to the northern province of Piedmont, Italy without leaving Arkansas! Chef Eric Isaac will prepare four courses with special wine pairings that will transport you to the foothills of the Italian Alps. Come feast with friends to benefit our 2018 Nonprofit Partner (to be announced on Jan 9th). ...

  • 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...

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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  • iain42

    I love the dinner service and food at the root and the fact that they have waiters helps alot. They need to do this for all shifts. The line of doom on Sundays is ridiculous and uncomfortable. If they mirrored the dinner service for all shifts they would be even more successful. I don’t even bother to go unless its dinner service.

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