Rumbles: No Kid Hungry Dinner Monday, Three Sams Rebuilding Continues, The Root Nears Dining Room Opening

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If you haven’t purchased your tickets to Little Rock’s annual No Kid Hungry dinner, you’re running out of time. The dinner is Monday evening, and only a few tickets remain. South on Main is the host for the annual fundraiser, which features a charity auction and special drawings for prizes. Chef Matthew Bell is joined by Local Lime’s Ben Brainard, Sweet Love’s Kelli Marks, Ciao Baci’s Jeffrey Owen, Levon Wallace of Cochon in Nashville, and Kelly English from Restaurant Iris in Memphis. The event is always a fantastic evening, so please get your tickets soon.

Three Sams BBQ Joint is making good progress in its recovery from a fire in March that badly damaged the restaurant. The area where the fire started has been ripped away, as has the kitchen and back room. Crews will soon lay concrete floors and rebuild the kitchen area. The roof, which had massive holes punched in it to allow the smoke to escape, will also be replaced with a new metal roof. In the meantime, Three Sams is still serving its barbecue and pies from a food trailer in the parking lot Wednesday through Friday starting at 10:30 a.m. Be warned, the trailer is cash only, so plan ahead if you’re stopping by for lunch.

SO Restaurant has a new executive chef, Cody Rudd. Rudd comes from the Clinton Presidential Center/Forty Two, where he has worked since 2012. He also has work experience at Skye’s Bistro, 1620 Savoy, and Simply the Best, all under outstanding local chefs.

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Speaking of construction progress, The Root Café is close to opening up its greatly expanded dining room area. Owner Jack Sundell tells me the dining room and second bathroom area could open in the next week or two, which will more than double The Root’s seating capacity. Once the dining room opens, crews will focus on getting the kitchen area updated. Sundell still hopes to be fully updated before the end of the year. Don’t forget, you can get a taste of The Root’s new dinner service every second and fourth Friday of the month. The second Friday is a ticketed dinner service, with tickets available at a link on The Root’s Facebook page. The fourth Friday is a traditional full-service dinner.

The Southern Gourmasian is joining Lost 40 Brewing for a special mystery menu night next Wednesday. For $20, guests will get two Lost 40 beers plus a shareable plate that pairs with the brew. One of the beers on tap will be Forest Queen Milk Stout, a limited batch that won’t last very long. Menu items will slowly be revealed on The Southern Gourmasian’s Facebook page leading up to the event.

We told you about kBird’s outstanding Thai “khantoke” dinner specials in August. Those dinners are back in November and December. The first three dinners (Nov. 5, Nov. 19, Dec. 3) will be ticketed based on reservations. A fourth dinner is a reward for contributing to a Kickstarter project by Farm Girl Meats. If you want tickets (and trust me, you want tickets), send an email to kBirdLittleRock@gmail.com starting at 2 p.m. this Friday. Include in your email the date you want and how many people are in your party. Be sure to set an alarm; last time, tickets were gone in less than 20 minutes.

A fire one month ago shut down Midtown Billiards, putting employees out of work and closing one of the town’s most beloved dive bars. We spoke to Midtown’s management and found out the bar could be back open in 2016.

It’s a rare talent that can make both sweet and savory foods equally well. We profiled a woman who is just that gifted in The 1836 Club’s Amanda Ivy.

It’s long been one of the city’s best breakfast and lunch spots. But over the past year and a half, Boulevard Bistro has staked its claim with a fantastic dinner service. We checked out the new fall menu here.

Events

  • July 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Kids Summer Cooking Class

    at eggshells kitchen co.

    Summer is heating up and we’ve got several treats to enjoy the delicious fruits of summer without heating up the kitchen. Your kids will love making these fun and tasty snacks and using fruit in new ways. We’ll be making Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites, Fruit IcePops, Melon Ball .....

  • July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    LIVE Music: Jason Hale

    at Core Public House – North Little Rock Argenta

    No cover live music right here in the pub with Jason Hale...

  • July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Camp Night at Loblolly

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    Join Camp Aldersgate at Loblolly Creamery’s new storefront location to support Camp’s programming! All are welcome. 10% of sales made during the allotted time will benefit Camp Aldersgate. advertisement...

  • July 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Party on patio @Rebel Kettle

    at Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.

    If you missed this kick’ n band Friday night at Renos make sure u don’t miss the show Saturday @rebel kettle! It’s an outdoor show all ages, yard games tables chairs great food and amazing beer! Don’t miss this one! We always have a great time. Carter Thomas, vocals. Phillip...

  • July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Cooking with Sweet Love’s Kelli Marks

    at eggshells kitchen co.

    Join Kelli Marks of Sweet Love Bakes for an evening of all things citrus. Kelli will be showing us the versatility of citrus in a season to truly enjoy it. We will be making a curd, candied peels, and a no-bake pie. Kelli’s treats are always a delight both in ......

  • July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Beer Yoga with Valerie Talburt

    at Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.

    Join us in the Beer Garden from 7pm-8pm for another awesome session of Beer Yoga with Valerie Talburt. $10 for class and also includes your first beer. Please arrive early and bring your own yoga mat and towel....

  • July 29 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    2017 Block on Rock 4th Birthday Bash

    at Stone’s Throw Brewing

    We’re turning 4 at the 2017 Block on Rock Birthday Bash benefiting Preserve Arkansas! Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 29, 2017. For our 3rd Birthday Bash in 2016 we had a blast despite a little rain with Music from The Big Dam Horns and help from all of these ......

  • August 5 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

    Ha-Pie Birthday

    at Honey Pies

    Celebrate our first birthday at your Honey Pies shop! We’ll be making confetti mini pies and sampling our latest creation: crust cookies 😍...

Specials

Yellow Rocket Concepts has released its specials for the month of October:

  • Big Orange: Turkey Bacon Brie Burger, Red Velvet Cake, and Caramel Apple Pie Shake
  • Local Lime: Grilled Fresh Gulf Oysters
  • Zaza: Market Pizza with Autumn Squash and the Apple and Endive Salad

Raduno’s pizza special this week is a pie with burrata, crispy basil, prosciutto and crushed red pepper.

Ristorante Capeo’s weekly special is a pork chop with sautéed sweet peppers. The risotto of the week is chicken and asparagus.

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Rumbles: No Kid Hungry Dinner Monday, Three Sams Rebuilding Continues, The Root Nears Dining Room Opening