Rumbles: WunderHaus Grand Opening, Lost Forty Holiday Hangout, Santa at Graffiti’s

It’s been open for a few weeks now, but The Wunderhaus in Conway is making it official this weekend. Friday is The Wunderhaus’ grand opening celebration and the first time the restaurant is offering dinner service. Starting this weekend, The Wunderhaus will be open for lunch Monday through Friday and dinner on Friday and Saturday. Reservations are strongly encouraged. The Wunderhaus began as The Wunderbus food truck, selling some of Central Arkansas’ best German fare. The Wunderhaus is located near downtown Conway in the former Central Station.

One of the city’s biggest annual concert events is this weekend. Holiday Hangout is Friday and Saturday night at The White Water Tavern, and tickets sold out for both evenings pretty quickly. However, you can still catch several of the acts at Lost Forty Brewing Saturday afternoon during Holiday Hangout Live from the Brewhouse. Each year, Lost Forty brings several of the Holiday Hangout acts to the brewery for an acoustic set. Artists performing this year include Tim Easton, Joey Kneiser, Bonnie Montgomery and Brad Williams. There is no cover, and the event is open to everyone. It starts at 2 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Santa Claus is going to be making a lot of appearances around Little Rock over the next few weeks, but tonight’s stop is at Graffiti’s on Cantrell Road. Children will be able to enjoy cookies and milk with Santa just from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. (hey, Santa is a busy man). Cookies cost $1 and include all the decorations your child can add. Graffiti’s kicks off the night at 5 p.m. with wine and appetizers in the dining room. Dinner will be served from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. You remember Graffiti’s was recently bought by Armando and Sarah Bolaños, owners of the outstanding La Terraza Rum and Lounge in Hillcrest.


Speaking of Christmas, things are going in full force at the Capital Hotel. The tree lighting took place on Monday, and the Capital is always home to some of the best Christmas time activities in the city. Here is a full list of events going on, or just stop by to see the tree and the setup in the lobby.

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center hosts its annual Holiday Open House Saturday, and it includes the popular “Say it ain’t Say’s” Sweet Potato Pie Contest. Beginning at 2:30, the public will be able to taste and vote for their favorite amateur and professional sweet potato pies for the people’s choice awards. Of course, the final say in the main competition will go to the judges, including local writer Kat Robinson, The Root owner Jack Sundell, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editor Rex Nelson, and Say Macintosh himself, whom the competition is named after. The Holiday Open House is a free event, but attendees are encouraged to make a donation to the Stop the Violence organization.

Hot Springs is getting another upgrade to its beer scene starting tomorrow. We took a first look at the new Spa City Taproom that Bubba Brews is opening up right across from Bathhouse Row.

Rebel Kettle’s collaboration beer with Mother’s Brewing will have a release party tonight at Flying Saucer at 5. Stop in to check out the Hipster Banana, a hazy sour New England style IPA.

The most buzzed-about new restaurant this year is now open in downtown Little Rock. We stopped by the new Agasi 7 to check out the food, cocktails and gorgeous view from the rooftop.


  • March 22 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    430Thursday: Plum Season – Plum Saison

    at Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.

    It’s time to PUCKER UP and POUR IT DOWN! Our PLUM SAISON is a Farmhouse style ale aged and re-fermented with plums. The plums in this beer add a sweetness that softens the edges and enhances the fruity and funky qualities of the beer. With PATIO SEASON in full swing, ...

  • March 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Game Night at Flyway Brewing Co.

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

  • 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...


Yellow Rocket Concepts has unveiled its specials for the month of November:

  • Big Orange: Frito Chili Pie Burger and Pecan Pie Shake
  • Local Lime: Lobster and Shrimp Enchiladas
  • Zaza: Arkansas Waldorf Salad, and Winter Squash and Sausage Pizza


Rumbles: WunderHaus Grand Opening, Lost Forty Holiday Hangout, Santa at Graffiti’s