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Steve Shuler

Steve Shuler
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A long-time foodie, Steve started his career as a news producer with FOX16 News. In addition to his work on Rock City Eats, Steve is the host of the Little Rock Foodcast, a podcast covering Little Rock food. He has also served as food writer for Sync Weekly. Steve and his family have lived in the Little Rock area for 10 years.

At any other time, opening a new restaurant would still be difficult. The restaurant industry is among the hardest in the business world, requiring both acute business sensibility and plenty of artistry to succeed. But opening during a pandemic represents an even greater challenge and more risks. That is the …




The state of Arkansas is slowly working toward bringing its economy back to life after a series of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson gave restaurants the go-ahead to reopen their dining rooms on May 11 with some restrictions in place. However, with a few exceptions, …




Before we start on the week in Central Arkansas’ beer scene, we at Rock City Eats want to remind you to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when supporting our local breweries. We encourage everyone to continue to buy local; however, please make sure you are …




The much-anticipated Brood and Barley by Flyway Brewing in North Little Rock has announced its new leadership team, including some familiar faces to the Central Arkansas food scene. The headliner is that David Burnette, formerly of South on Main, Ciao Baci and Table 28, is joining the team as bar …




Current local beer recommendation: Low Flock New England-style IPA at Flyway Brewing (available on tap and in crowlers or growlers to go). Lost Forty Brewing today releases its second small batch of hard seltzer, testing another round of flavors for what’s almost certain to be a permanent line in the …




The number one question about a new restaurant that I hear is “When is Minute Man coming back?” We finally have an answer for that. Matchbox Food Group founder Perry Smith tells me he’s aiming for this summer to bring the beloved burger restaurant back to Little Rock. At this …




Founding owner and head brewer John Lee has been bought out from Rebel Kettle Brewing Company. Lee was the originator of the Rebel Kettle name and helped grow the brewery from a homebrew team into one of the most popular brewing businesses in the state. Rebel Kettle released the following …




What do we actually want from a restaurant experience? I think how you answer that depends mostly on you: your preferences, your experiences, your lot in life. Maybe you just want a good, familiar, hot meal; or maybe you want a generous portion size; or maybe you want an artistic, …




The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame inducted its fourth class Monday evening, selecting three businesses from outside the state’s two largest restaurant markets. Ed Walker’s Drive-in and Restaurant in Fort Smith, Murry’s Restaurant in Hazen, and Cattleman’s Steak House in Texarkana make up the Hall’s 2020 class. Murry’s and Cattleman’s …




Current local beer recommendation: Tid Bit Wiggly Cinnamon Bun Barleywine at Rebel Kettle Brewing Company (available on draft and in four-packs to go) There are only a few breweries with scheduled events and beer releases this week, but those breweries are pretty busy. Let’s start at Stone’s Throw Brewing, where …




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