Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co. is targeting August as its move-in date for the new location at 615 Main St., about half a mile away from its current spot on Center St. Three Fold’s Rebecca Yan tells me the restaurant will close for about a week when it makes the move to get staff adjusted to the new setup. When it relocates, Three Fold will be a sit-down restaurant with an open kitchen so that diners can watch their dishes being made. The new restaurant space will have 550 square feet more than the current location as well as a small patio for some outdoor seating.
Less than two months after it was announced, and the upcoming Hillcrest Market and Nosh now has a new name. Owner Tomas Bohm tells me he’s changed the name to District Fare, which he’s working on bringing to the space that belonged to Hillcrest Artisan Meats. District Fare will sell house-cured meats, homemade cheese, bread and groceries when it opens. It will also sell sandwiches, soups and salads for dine-in and carry-out, and Bohm is even considering getting a beer and wine license for on-premise consumption. Bohm is targeting a spring opening date to have District Fare ready for business.
First Kroger and Walmart did it, and now O’Looney’s Wine & Liquor is offering online ordering of some of its products. Customers can now place their order on O’Looney’s website and head to the store where their bottles will be waiting for them. Right now, selection is limited; only five liquors and 23 wines are available to choose from. However, O’Looney’s does promise that it will expand its online inventory in the coming days. Here’s hoping some Arkansas craft beer gets added to this excellent service O’Looney’s is offering.
It was almost a year ago when we first introduced the Delta Biscuit Co concept, now everyone will get their first taste of the future brick and mortar thanks to Honey Pies. Delta Biscuit owner Hayne Begley will host a popup at Honey Pies next Wednesday and Thursday and feature three of the menu concepts he has been working on. Honey Pies has been a bit of a hot spot for future restuarants to host popups, this should be worth checking out.
Dinner from At the Corner has been a heavily requested service, they have only held brunch, breakfast, and dinner at this point. They are finally giving people a taste of what they have asked for. They will hold a Fat Tuesday dinner in collaboration with Lost Forty Brewing on February 28th. Tickets are $70 for this five course dinner with beer pairings.
Arkansas-only chain JJ’s Grill is opening up a brewery in Northwest Arkansas. JJ’s Beer Garden & Brewing Co. (or JBGB, for short) will open in Fayetteville in the next couple of months. The 15-barrel brewhouse is headed up by brewmaster Jennifer Muckerman, who moved from Connecticut to take the job. The brewery will primarily focus on supplying JJ’s Grill locations with an as-yet unnamed American-style light lager. While the brewery will also make craft staples, like IPAs and porters, keeping light lager production up will take precedent. The brewery will also have a taproom and restaurant attached to it. Brewing is already underway, and JJ’s says it will open just as soon as the beer is ready.
Little Rock restaurants are always looking for new ways to please their guests, and lately, it’s been by providing a weekend brunch option. The latest to do so, and do it well, is Baja Grill, which we highlighted earlier this week.
Yellow Rocket Concepts has released its specials for the month of February:
- Big Orange – Frito Chili Pie Burger and Lucie’s Shake, which benefits the nonprofit Lucie’s Place
- Local Lime – Swordfish Fajitas with Tomato-Tequila Butter and Watermelon Radishes
- Zaza – Vietnamese Chicken Salad and Muffuletta Pizza
Ristorante Capeo’s weekly special is Stuffed Duck Breast with Italian sausage and polenta. The risotto of the week is chicken and broccoli.