Rumbles: Three Fold Moving This Weekend, Cafe Brunelle Closes, Will’s Cinnamon Shop Opening Soon

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.

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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.

Events

  • January 20 @ 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!

  • January 23 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

    National Pie Day with Honey Pies

    at Honey Pies Gourmet Bakery & Cafe

    Our favorite day of the year is Tuesday, January 23rd: National Pie Day!! Don’t be left out, pre-order your whole pie or pop in for a mini pie and celebrate Pie Day with us. We’ll be hosting a “check-in” Facebook contest all day at the bakery for a chance to ...

  • January 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Game Night

    at Flyway Brewing

    Join us for game night at Flyway Brewing’s tasting room! 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 23rd, bring a friend or join a group, enjoy a local brew and some ...

  • January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Kat Robinson’s ‘Another Slice of Arkansas Pie’ pre-order party

    at Honey Pies Gourmet Bakery & Cafe

    Our favorite author & Queen of Arkansas Pie, Kat Robinson, is working on a new book for our collection and we couldn’t be more pleased! Join us on National Pie Day for a pop-in reception in Kat’s honor including pie story-telling pie sampling & a pie-themed cocktail provided by o...

  • January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Big Red Ball Homebrew Contest

    at Next Level Events

    Our 5th annual pro-am contest to crown the official beer of the LRKA – Little Rock Kickball Association! We will be raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas again this year. Tickets available now! $25 General Admission: includes hor d’oeuvres, samples from contestan...

  • January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Little Rock Soup Sunday 2018

    at Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families

    Ask anyone – Little Rock Soup Sunday is one of THE MOST FUN events in Central Arkansas! The atmosphere is “souper” casual and family-friendly, the food is always delicious, and the cause most important – the future of Arkansas’s kids. The Wally Allen Ballroom will be lined with...

  • 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). ...

  • 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...

Specials

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.

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Rumbles: Three Fold Moving This Weekend, Cafe Brunelle Closes, Will’s Cinnamon Shop Opening Soon