Rumbles: New Restaurant on Stagecoach, Tomato Fest, and LRCVB Sweepstakes

DownHome Restaurant & Catering recently moved into a new building at 9219 Stagecoach Road. Hours are Monday-Thursday from 6 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday from 6 a.m.-9 p.m., and Saturday from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. The restaurant plans to serve breakfast all day with lunch starting at 10:30 a.m. As always, you can call 501-804-4330 for any catering needs.

Come out to the Bernice Garden Farmer’s Market Tomato Festival on Sunday, June 21 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). There will be heirloom tomato tasting, cooking demos, seed saving demos, and even a photo booth!

The LRCVB is running a sweepstakes to give away four summer vacation packages designed to appeal to both out-of-town visitors and residents of the Little Rock area. Themed prize packages include: “Family Fun” Package: June 1 – June 19; “Presidential Pathways” Package: June 22 – July 10; “Little Rock Libations” Foodie Package: July 13 – July 31; “Dinner and a Show/Downtown Date Night” Package: Aug. 3 – Aug. 21. For more details, click here.


Mo’ Betta Gumbo in Benton has a new lunch menu.

Kemuri added some new seasonal items to its existing menu … and Becca Bona has the full details.

There’s a ton of good stuff going on at Tanner Farm.

Good news for NLR-ers … Capeo adds pizza and lunch service.

Piro Brick Oven & Barroom is hosting “Better Lives Through Pizza Pies” during business hours on Thursday, June 18. Portions of all food sales at lunch and dinner will go towards the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Dugan’s Pub is hosting its Inaugural Human Foosball Tournament on Saturday, June 28. And no, that’s not a typo … “human foosball.”

Domestic Domestic is hosting the 2nd Annual Catfish Social, an old fashioned fish fry with amazing door prizes, cold beer, and hand pies, on June 18 at 5 p.m. TV fishing show pioneer, Jerry McKinnis, will be on hand signing his new book Bass Fishing, Brown Dogs and Curveballs. This is a free event.

Are you ready for some catfish, craft beer, and fun in Arkadelphia? Arktoberfest is coming October 10! Here’s what to expect: the opportunity to sample craft beers from around the state, a catfish dinner with all the fixings prepared by teams competing for more than $4,000 in cash prizes, food trucks, running and cycling events with cash prizes, pumpkin catapulting, a beard competition, kids’ activities, Arkansas-made products from artisans all across the state, the Arkansas vs. Alabama game on a huge screen, and much more! Tickets go on sale June 15th!

For the complete schedule of upcoming cooking classes at Eggshells, click here.

Loblolly Creamery, located inside the Green Corner Store & Soda Fountain at 1423 Main Street, will host an Ice Cream Happy Hour on July 9 from 5-7 p.m. featuring handcrafted sodas, ice cream and boozy floats using Rock Town spirits, and a portion of the sales will benefit Thea Foundation. “All ages are invited to the happy hour, and kids and adults are invited to decorate the sidewalks with chalk. During the month of July, Loblolly Creamery will serve a special flavor in honor of Thea Foundation. The seasonal Blueberry Pie ice cream is a decadent treat made with real blueberries and swirled with chunks of pie crust. Ten percent of the sales of this flavor all through July will benefit Thea Foundation, and 10% of the total sales at the Loblolly Creamery Happy Hour July 9 will benefit Thea. Everyone who joins us at the Ice Cream Happy Hour is invited to enter a free raffle to win a pint of Blueberry Pie ice cream.”

A special market and festival is coming to Bernice Garden on July 2. “A Very Veggie Fourth of July” will be free and open to the public, will serve to celebrate Little Rock’s vibrant and varied food culture. The festival aims to inspire both vegetarians and omnivores alike by showcasing fun, local, vegetarian dishes to serve at their 4th of July celebrations. Vendors include Stone’s Throw Brewing, Kent Walker Cheese, The Veg LLC, Soulfood Catering, Box Pupoli, Pup Eats Treats and Geri’s Jellies. Find out more on the event’s Facebook page.


Rumbles: New Restaurant on Stagecoach, Tomato Fest, and LRCVB Sweepstakes