Rumbles: Patio Construction at The Fold, Capital Bar and Grill’s Rare Whiskey Dinner, Redbeard Coffee Roasters Opens


The Fold has begun construction on its patio area to turn the space into a convertible dining area. That means you’ll be able to enjoy the enclosed patio when it’s cold outside, and the restaurant will open it up for the warmer months. As to what the finished reveal will look like, general manager Abbey Rolfe says they’re keeping some of the details a surprise. However, she did tell me it will be done in about a month. The Fold will be open for business as usual in the dining room while construction goes on.

Whiskey lovers, you won’t want to miss a special dinner taking place next week at Capital Bar and Grill. On both Wednesday and Thursday, the restaurant is offering a rare bourbon dinner with pours that are extremely difficult to find. The lineup includes several age varieties of Pappy Van Winkle, some special Four Roses bourbons, Old Forester birthday bourbon and 12-year Elijah Craig bourbon from a barrel that CBG purchased years ago. The bourbons will be served before and during a three-course meal prepared by CBG executive chef Marc Guizol. Tickets are $125 for the event and can only be purchased by calling 501-370-7068.


Izard Chocolate is putting its roasting machine to use for more than just cacao nibs. Nathaniel Izard and Stephen Reimar have started a new roastery called Redbeard Coffee Roasters. The two have started with two different coffee varieties, though more are on the way. Instead of picking up the coffee yourself, you place the order on the website and it gets shipped to your door. Redbeard roasts coffee weekly to make sure it is always fresh. The roasted coffee beans will run you $14 for a 12-ounce bag.

After having to close for nearly two months, Capers Restaurant in West Little Rock is open again during its regular business hours. Capers closed after a sprinkler line burst, flooding the restaurant and leading to some substantial water damage. Ownership decided to take the opportunity to make some updates and renovations in addition to fixing the water damage. They’ve even created a few new menu items to lure guests back. Capers is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, and is closed on Sunday.

USA Today newspaper is running a contest to determine the best pimento cheese in the state of Arkansas. Four food writers (myself included) came up with 20 nominations from around the state, and now it’s up to the public to vote on their favorite. After voting ends April 10, the top half will be named to USA Today’s 10Best list. You can vote once a day, so make sure to visit often to make sure your favorite pimento cheese is honored.

The new Buenos Aires Grill and Cafe is ready to open this week. The Argentinian restaurant will open for lunch tomorrow (Thursday) in the former Jaunita’s Rivermarket location at 614 President Clinton Ave.

Despite the recent cold snap, spring is soon coming to Little Rock. Big Orange has a full lineup of new spring cocktails, which we examined this week (the Copita Roja sounds like it’s right up my alley).

Little Rock’s food scene has been blessed with a bevy of young, hungry talent driving quality and innovation forward. We highlighted Kamiya Merrick from At the Corner as the latest addition to our Rising Stars series.

We’re in the middle of Little Rock Black Restaurant Week, which we at Rock City Eats hope that you will support. Here are some of the participating restaurants and a note from us on why the week is important.


  • March 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    2018 Audu-Blonde Release, Audubon Happy Hour at Flyway Brewing

    at Flyway Brewing

    Audubon Arkansas and Flyway Brewing are partnering to celebrate our feathered friends AND the beer they inspire! Join us Tuesday March 20 for the 2018 release of Audu-Blonde Ale! Play some ‘Year of the (Arkansas) Bird’ trivia for a Flyway Brewing freebie AND learn about what why 2018 is ...

  • March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Rebel Kettle Growler USA Tap Invasion

    at Growler USA

    REBEL KETTLE MAKES ITS WAY TO ROGERS!! Join us at Growlers USA, Saturday, March 31st, at 4pm, for a Tap Invasion and the opportunity to meet our brewing team, Josh, John and staff. Opened in February of last year, Growler USA Rogers is dedicated to pouring 100 percent American-made craft ...

  • April 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Beer Yoga

    at Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.

    Beer Yoga is back, people! And just in time to help kick off the Rebel Kettle anniversary party! Meet us in the beer garden for some yoga, beer, and good times! Then, stick around after class for the rest of the fun events that Rebel Kettle has planned that day! ...

  • April 7 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Beer & Loathing in Little Rock

    at Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.

    It’s time to come help us celebrate our 2 Year Anniversary with our SECOND ANNUAL BEER & LOATHING IN LITTLE ROCK Music and Craft Beer Festival!! We are kicking off the day with the return of BEER YOGA by Cheers and Namaste Yoga at 10 am. The rest of the ...

  • April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Mudbugs & Bears


    Join us Saturday, April 7 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. for Mudbugs and Bears at Buffalo Alumni Hall before the Purple-Gray spring football game. Tickets are $15 and include crawfish and the fixings catered by Eat My Catfish and beverages from Flyway Brewing.

  • 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!


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

  • Big Orange – French Bistro Burger and Girl Scout Cookie Shakes (Thin Mints and Samoas)
  • Local Lime – Crab Cake Tacos and Dark Chocolate Tart for dessert
  • Zaza – Soppressata and Peppadew Pizza as well as a Poached Egg and Asparagus Salad

Ristorante Capeo’s weekly special is Cioppino Fish Stew. The risotto of the week is made with sausage and mushrooms.


Rumbles: Patio Construction at The Fold, Capital Bar and Grill’s Rare Whiskey Dinner, Redbeard Coffee Roasters Opens