Rumbles: Ohia Poké Open Today, National Pie Day at Honey Pies, Fundraiser Supporting Farmers

Thanks to yesterday’s icy conditions, the official soft open for Ohia Poké has been moved to today. Ohia Poké is located at 220 W 6th St, which is where Lulav and The Veg, LLC, used to operate. Diners today will get 15 percent off their order. Those who check in on social media will also get a free miso soup or a non-alcoholic beverage. Ohia Poké is the second poke concept to open this month in Little Rock. Poke Hula opened last week on 3rd Street in the former Taco Beer Burrito spot. The poke trend has swept the country in recent years, and it’s good to see it get a chance here in Little Rock.

National Pie Day is this coming Tuesday, and there’s really only one spot in Little Rock where you should be spending it. Honey Pies is marking the occasion with pie specials all day for those who check in on social media. And Tuesday evening, Honey Pies is welcoming Arkansas author Kat Robinson for a pre-order party for her upcoming book “Another Slice of Arkansas Pie.” The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include a pre-order of the book as well as admission to the pop-in reception, where you pie samplings and a pie-themed cocktail provided by Colonial Wine and Spirits. Get tickets in advance at the bakery or by calling 501-613-7950.

Tomorrow evening, you have a great chance to support an organization that works to support local farmers and get great local produce delivered to you. The Arkansas Local Food Network is celebrating its tenth birthday with a fundraiser party at Lost Forty Brewing. The nonprofit is looking to raise $5,000 in the first three months of this year to upgrade its online ordering system in time for harvest season. Arkansas Local Food Network lets you order online from Arkansas farmers during the week. You then pick up your order on the weekend at Christ Episcopal Church downtown. If you can’t attend the fundraiser, you can donate at this website. As of publishing time, Arkansas Local Food Network was about halfway to its goal.

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The First Ever 15th Annual World’s Shortest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is set for Saturday, March 17, in downtown Hot Springs, and this year’s king and queen of the parade are from Hot Springs dining scene. Deluca’s owner and pizza genius Anthony Valinoti will serve as king, and Superior Bathhouse Brewery head brewer Rose Schweikhart will be queen for the event. Every year, the parade is one of the most vibrant and festive celebrations in the state. The official parade route is just the 98 feet of Bridge Street. Nationally known celebrities turn out for the event every year, and 2018 will see Jon Heder of Napoleon Dynamite fame, N’Sync’s Joey Fatone, and Morris Day of Grand Funk Railroad.

Bruno’s Little Italy has decided to end lunch service effective this week. You may remember Bruno’s opened a deli for lunch service next door to their location that was eventually merged into the main Bruno’s. The hope at the time was to attract more people by allowing seating. Bruno’s will return to their old hours of 5-10pm Tuesday – Saturday.

By the way, today is the last day to vote for your favorite in our Reader’s Choice poll for best liquor store in Central Arkansas. Make sure to cast your vote, then check back Friday to see the winners.

Events

  • February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    A Capital Cooking Class – Sushi

    at The Capital Hotel

    The masterful art of sushi making doesn’t have to be intimidating. Join us for an evening of fun and learning as Georgi McNeal, former sushi chef at Botika in San Antonio, will lead you through all the basics. Learn the art of chopping ingredients, cooking sushi rice, perfecting the rolling ...

  • 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). ...

  • February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Game Night at Flyway Brewing

    at Flyway Brewing

    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 27th, bring a friend or join a group, enjoy a local brew and some delicious food.

  • March 10 @ 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!

  • March 17 @ 9:00 pm - March 18 @ 12:30 am

    Big Red Flag live Dugan’s Irish Pub St. Paddy’s Day Blowout!

    at Dugan’s Pub Little Rock

    St. Paddy’s Day at Dugan’s Irish Pub is where ya wanna be this year. Legendary block party, madness ensues. Then, move it all inside the pub for a night of raucous Irish hedonism with Big Red Flag. We’re gonna dust off some old school Irish drinkin’ tunes, along with our ...

  • April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Food & FoamFest

    at Dickey-Stephens Park

    Food & Foam Fest is a creative twist to the traditional wine tasting event and is a beer sampling event offering samples of over 400 varieties of craft beer from all over the world plus food tastings from generous local restaurateurs.

  • 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...

  • April 21 @ 9:00 am

    10th Annual B Street Rib Off

    at North Little Rock, AR

    We’re excited to celebrate 10 years of the B Street Rib Off. Make plans now to join us in April 2018!

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Rumbles: Ohia Poké Open Today, National Pie Day at Honey Pies, Fundraiser Supporting Farmers