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

  • January 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Euro-Delta Beer Brunch

    at Flyway Brewing

    Guest Chef Amanda Leigh Ivy will be in the Flyway kitchen on Sunday, January 22nd serving a Euro-Delta Brunch. Chef Ivy will be offering gourmet brunch dishes inspired by classic European and Louisiana Delta cooking techniques. Don’t miss this fantastic beer brunch event. Stay tuned as we anno...

  • January 23 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

    National Pie Day

    at Honey Pies

    Join us to celebrate our favorite day of the year, National Pie Day! More exciting details coming soon about in-shop events! When you stop by the shop on National Pie Day, be sure to register for our door prize: Honey Pies Party Pack (one 9″ pie, one 6″ cake, one ......

  • January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Arkansas Pie: A Delicious Slice of the Natural State

    at Hillcrest Hall

    Celebrate National Pie Day with Arkansas author Kat Robinson, who will share stories, recipes, reviews, and more from her travels sampling the best pies in the Natural State. Note: This free library event will be held at Hillcrest Hall. Check out Kat on her website: http://www.tiedyetravels.com/ or...

  • January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Freshcut Monday: Thai Lemongrass Blonde

    at Lost Forty Brewing

    SAWASDEE KA Arkansas! A wet, gray winter has us longing for the shores of Phi Phi Island and the vibrant flavors of Bangkok Street food. Escape the Arkansas Winter with our Thai inspired Fresh Cut Monday. Sip: THAI LEMONGRASS BLONDE A barrel of our Day Drinker Belgian is resting with ......

  • January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Stratton’s Market Wine Dinner

    at Stratton’s Market at Dugan’s Pub

    Fine dining for $75 a person, right in the heart of downtown Little Rock. Here’s the menu: Charcuterie and Cheese Selection, paired with: Prosecco, Colutta , Italy ( Welcome Wine ) Heirloom Beet Salad – Roasted and Pickled Heirloom Beets, AR Corn Shoots, Herbed Cucumber Pistóu, Almond T...

  • January 26 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    4:30 THURSDAY! – It’s a Hefe, Brah. , German-style Hefeweizen

    at Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.

    Next week’s 4:30 THURSDAY! is “It’s a Hefe, Brah.”, German-style Hefeweizen. This light and refreshing classically-styled small batch wheat beer was single decocted to emphasize it’s soft bready malt characted. It has a distinctive banana-and-clove yeast character, a fl...

  • January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Down Home Blues Bar B Que at Colonial

    at Colonial Wine & Spirits

    Every 4th Friday is Food Truck Friday at Colonial! Our scheduled guest for January is Down Home Blues Bar-B-Que. Stop by between 4 & 6 on Jan 27 for samples of their food at the Tasting Bar paired with the perfect beverage. Then after you finish shopping just pick up ......

  • January 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Oven + Tap Brunch Pop Up!

    at Lost Forty Brewing

    IT STARTED WITH A BEER… On a cold, dark night in 2016 we loaded up our vans with Nighty Night Imperial Stout and ventured to NWA in search of like-minded people who live for really good beer, really good food, and really good company. We sought, we found, and we ......

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