Rumbles: Loblolly Ends Run at Green Corner Store, Mindy Mitchell Heads to Benton, Restaurants Plan for Riverfest

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This weekend marks the final days that Loblolly Creamery will spend in the Green Corner Store. For more than five years, Loblolly has shared the space, running the soda fountain and selling ice cream from a few freezers. Loblolly will be making the move just next door to the former Studio Main space over the next month. Currently, Loblolly can only carry around 10 flavors at once, but plans to offer as many as 32 at the same time in the new shop. In addition, Loblolly will be free to extend its open hours and apply for a liquor permit to sell boozy desserts. To celebrate, Loblolly is offering a special menu this weekend, including chocolate egg creams, brownie sundaes and soda floats. The move was originally supposed to happen back in January, but renovations plans and logistics pushed it back to the summer.

Honey Pies executive chef Mindy Mitchell will be leaving soon to take over the same position at the not-yet-opened Agave Grill in Benton. Mitchell came to Honey Pies earlier this year from Courtyard Mariott in North Little Rock. She originally came to Arkansas from Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina and got her degree at Pulaski Tech’s culinary arts program. Agave Grill bills itself as a Mexican-American fusion restaurant. A video posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page shows construction and painting is still in progress, meaning an opening day is likely months away.

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Riverfest is a week and a half away, and restaurants in the downtown area are already preparing. Bruno’s Little Italy will be closed Saturday, June 3, for the music festival. And Damgoode Pies is again opening its patio up for ticketed reservations. The patio overlooks the River Market Amphitheater, meaning you get great seats and some good food and beer while enjoying the show. There are just a few tables still available for Friday and Saturday, and more are open for Sunday. Tables are $100 for a table for four and $150 for a table for six.

District Fare has been going strong since opening day in Hillcrest a couple of weeks ago, and now Tomas Bohm’s new place is ready to hold a grand opening celebration. District Fare has scheduled the party for next Thursday night to coincide with First Thursday Shop n’ Sip in Hillcrest. District Fare sells sandwiches, soups and salads for its restaurant diners. It also sells foodstuffs, Arkansas Fresh bread and cured meats for customers to take home.

This coming weekend marks the end of Ceci’s Chicken and Waffles in North Little Rock. As we told you earlier this month, the soul food restaurant is moving to Conway to open a new spot on Dave Ward Dr. Ceci’s opened a year and a half ago and has since enjoyed a widespread, positive response from writers and food-lovers around Little Rock.

How long has it been since you had a meal in the River Market area? This week, we highlight the restaurants and chefs doing great work in one of the most diverse food areas in town.

There’s a new vegan restaurant in Little Rock. We talked with Shiem Swift of The Veg this week about his new spot on 6th Street downtown.

Events

  • August 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

    Headbangers Ball Double IPA Can Release

    at Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.

    We’re extremely excited to be releasing our first beer in cans on August 19th! Headbangers Ball, Double India Pale Ale was originally a small-batch brewed for local beer legend, Scott Parton’s (@woopigbrewey) 50th birthday. We’ve since brewed a larger batch for the taproom and agai...

  • August 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

    Headbangers Ball Double IPA Can Release

    at Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.

    We’re extremely excited to be releasing our first beer in cans on August 19th! Headbangers Ball, Double India Pale Ale was originally a small-batch brewed for local beer legend, Scott Parton’s (@woopigbrewey) 50th birthday. We’ve since brewed a larger batch for the taproom and agai...

  • August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Beer Yoga with Valerie Talburt

    at Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.

    On Tuesday, we will be bending for beer during another fun session of Beer Yoga! $10 includes class and your first beer. Please arrive early and bring your mat, towel, and I.D. Event photo courtesy of Haneywood.com...

  • August 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Customer Appreciation Day

    at Me and McGee Market

    An event to come together and visit. Let us show our appreciation to the many amazing people who support us! Meet some of our local producers and farmers and learn more about their products like meats, spices, jams, jellies, eggs and more!...

  • September 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 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!...

  • September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Friends and Ben

    at The Capital Hotel

    In early June Capital Hotel beverage director Ben Edwards was injured in a swimming pool accident that left him paralized from the chest down. He is currently undergoing rehabilitation and treatment to help recover. Ben is a strong member of the local food community, and his friends in the local ......

  • September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Zoo Brew 2017

    at Little Rock Zoo

    It’s a craft beer fest at the most unique venue in town – the Little Rock Zoo! Taste dozens of brews in your souvenir cup as you meet some new animal friends and listen to some great live music. Zoo Brew takes place in and around the pavilion and inside ......

  • September 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Harvest Night 2017

    at Arkansas Foodbank

    Harvest Night is the marquee event for September’s Hunger Action Month! Join us September 16th, 2017 for some fun for the whole family while raising awareness about the important work of the Arkansas Foodbank. For Adults: Live music, BBQ & Catfish from Corky’s Ribs & BBQ Little R...

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 veal in a white wine sauce. The risotto of the week is made with sausage and mushrooms

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Rumbles: Loblolly Ends Run at Green Corner Store, Mindy Mitchell Heads to Benton, Restaurants Plan for Riverfest