The Fold

For a while here in Little Rock, would-be restaurateurs or chefs would follow a predictable trend: get a food truck, learn the trade and then upgrade to a brick-and-mortar restaurant. The Southern Gourmasian, Pizzeria Santa Lucia [now The Pizzeria in the Heights], Katmandu Momo and Count Porkula have all followed …




One of the city’s most original food festivals hits this weekend. The Arkansas Cornbread Festival is set for Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The festival is in the SoMa neighborhood and takes up three blocks of Main Street. Teams will be serving their unique takes on cornbread throughout …




American Craft Beer Week kicks off today, and Bike Rack Brewing from Bentonville is celebrating by releasing its beers into Central Arkansas. All this week you can find the Bike Rack team (including head brewer Josiah Moody) at special release events around the city. Here’s the schedule: Monday: Flying Saucer …




Nobody was hurt at yesterday afternoon’s fire that badly damaged Ozark Country Restaurant off Cantrell Road. The fire occurred toward the end of the day for the restaurant, which only serves breakfast and lunch. It apparently started on the back deck and quickly spread, burning the walls and roof and …




Rock Town Distillery has once again made its mark on the world stage, and this time it’s not for its whiskey. Rock Town’s Feast in the Field Gin won gold at the 2018 World Gin Awards this week. The gold honor came in the “contemporary gin” category, which recognizes gins …




Cathead’s Diner has released the menu for its upcoming pop-up at Deluca’s Pizzeria in Hot Springs. Donnie Ferneau and Kelli Marks will be at Deluca’s Saturday for the public’s first chance to taste food from the soon-to-come spot in Little Rock’s East Village. Here’s what you can expect: Nacho Average …




The Department of Arkansas Heritage has announced the finalists for the 2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. All entrants had to be nominated by the public and be an Arkansas-based restaurant open at least 25 consecutive years: Franke’s Cafeteria of Little Rock Feltner’s Whatta-Burger of Russellville Doe’s Eat Place of …




We in Central Arkansas are completely spoiled when it comes to our drink scene. We have several first-class breweries, one of the best distilleries in the country, and an emerging coffee and tea scene that is making large strides every year. Our beverages are so far above average, that we …




We at Rock City Eats eat quite a lot around town. But in comparing notes for this week’s Best of 2017 series, we found that maybe we aren’t consuming as many desserts as we are drinks and savory dishes. That’s a shame, and something we will be doing better at …




News 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 …




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