If you’re feeling a craving for Three Fold Noodles and Dumplings Co., you need to take care of that this week. After Friday’s service, Three Fold will close its location on Center Street so it can move into its new digs on Main Street. Three Fold opened two and a half years ago and has since made an impressive mark on Little Rock’s food scene with its streamlined menu of authentic Chinese buns, noodles and dumplings. The new location at 615 Main Street will have seating for 120 instead of its current cap of 80, and will add a new breakfast service. And while ordering will still be done at the counter, guests will be invited to take a seat and have their meal delivered to the table. Opening day is set for Monday at the Main Street location.
With very little warning, the owners of Café Brunelle in West Little Rock have closed their coffee shop and bakery. Café Brunelle’s last service was Saturday, just a day after the company announced on its Facebook page it would be closing down for good. The owners did not give a reason for the closure. Café Brunelle has called the Promendade Shopping Center its home for three years now, and its espresso drinks and small baked goods were a treat to its fans. The closing leaves a pretty large vacancy for coffee shops in West Little Rock; Guillermo’s Coffee House and Honey Pies are the only locally owned coffee shops west of I-430 now.
Hot Springs continues its run of local restaurants opening in 2017 with the announced grand opening of Will’s Cinnamon Shop. The cinnamon bun bakery will open its doors to the public on Saturday, Sept. 30, at its location at 1001 Central Ave. Will’s Cinnamon Shop has been working without a retail spot in Garland County until now, creating cinnamon buns and other baked goods for delivery to homes and businesses. The new location will have seating for dine-in customers to enjoy the cinnamon buns and full-service coffee bar. After the grand opening, Will’s Cinnamon Shop will closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and open at 7 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
One of Arkansas’ most unique dinners is coming up Sunday, Oct. 1, when the 90th Annual Italian Festival will be held at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Little Italy. This annual spaghetti and Italian sausage dinner is a celebration of the area’s Italian heritage while raising money for the church and school. In addition to the spaghetti, the event features a bake sale, silent auction, Bingo and plenty of games for kids. Flyway Brewing and Raimondo Family Winery will be pouring as well. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12. Tickets are available through the church and the day of the event.
Don’t forget, this Saturday is Little Rocktoberfest, a celebration of beermaking by both professionals and amateurs. We previewed the beer festival in this week’s Growlers feature.
And speaking of beer, you won’t find very many folks in the beer community as well-loved as Flyway’s Jess McMullen. We sat down with him to chat about his North Little Rock brewery in this week’s Drink Insider.
- October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Arkansas Arts Center
Fountain Fest is back for its fifth anniversary celebration! Organized by the Arkansas Arts Center Contemporaries, this year’s event features art, music, food, libations, all centered around a surprise installation in the Carrie Remmel Dickinson Fountain. Tickets are $25, and funds will go tow...
- October 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at South Main Street Commercial Historic District
New this year at the 2017 Arkansas Cornbread Festival, many local breweries will be showcasing local flavors. Heifer International will be bringing various outdoor games and some animals from the farm for a local meet-and-greet. The festival will benefit the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and South...
- October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Lost Forty Brewing
THE FESTIVAL OF DARKNESS 2017 Nighty Night Release Party & Celebration of Dark Beer Darkness is coming. And with it, one hellacious party. Our biggest, baddest, boldest 3 Barrel-Aged 2017 batch of Nighty Night Imperial Stout makes it’s limited debut Oct. 21st. The return of our most antic...
- October 27 @ 12:00 pm - October 28 @ 7:00 pm at Arkadelphia, AR
Central Arkansas Fermenters presents the Third Annual Arktoberfest Challenge Homebrew Competition! With cash prizes and traditional medals, the AHA/BJCP-sanctioned Arktoberfest Challenge should be at the top of every mid-South homebrewer’s list. Combine it with the Arktoberfest Craft Beer Festival...
- October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Arkadelphia, AR
Come enjoy the third annual Arktoberfest Craft Beer Festival and Caddo Valley Catfish Cook Off in Arkadelphia, Arkansas! Fun for the whole family including all Arkansas craft beers, a catfish dinner with all the fixins, Arkansas musicians and artisans, free kids’ activities, and more. Come to...
- November 4 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm at The Fold: Botanas & Bar
INAUGURAL DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION 2017 The Fold partners with Habitat for Humanity to celebrate the traditional Dia de los Muertos Keep the Halloween festivities going and join us for our inaugural Day of the Dead Celebration. We will be closing down the whole parking lot surrounding the restaur...
- April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am 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 unveiled its specials for the month of September:
- Big Orange: Hatch Burger with hatch green chiles and bacon, and Bananas Foster Milkshake
- Local Lime: Spicy Hatch Green Chile Queso Flameado
- Zaza: Muffuletta Pizza and Pear and Prosciutto Salad with pecans and blue cheese
Ristorante Capeo’s weekly special is a fresh fish entree. The risotto of the week is made with chicken and broccoli.