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The biggest food truck festival in Arkansas returns this weekend in downtown Little Rock. Main Street Food Truck Festival is Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on several blocks of Main Street and side streets in downtown Little Rock. This year, 86 food trucks and several local breweries will …




Little Rock has fully embraced the weekend brunch service, so it was only a matter of time before somebody turned it into a festival. Little Rock Brunchfest is this Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Heifer International in East Village. More than two dozen locally owned Little Rock …




It is our honor to partner with the Arkansas Cornbread Festival and the UALR Department of English for the second time for the Cornbread Festival’s Food, Culture, and Storytelling Competition. The Food, Culture, and Story Telling Competition is about the intersection of food, culture, and community in the South. Think …




September signals the start of event season in Arkansas, and there are several this week worth checking out. The big one is the 11th annual B Street Rib Off in Argenta, one of our favorite food competitions in the state. B Street Rib Off pits dozens of barbecue competitors against …




Bentonville based Tusk and Trotter announced Friday night that they will open a second location in Argenta coming this Spring in the First Orion building. Tusk and Trotter opened in Bentonville in 2011 just off the Bentonville Square and was instrumental in developing the now-strong Bentonville culinary scene. The Argenta …




It’s been a long time coming, but the beloved former dive restaurant Rocky’s makes its return tomorrow. Rocky’s on Country Club will hold its grand opening Thursday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. for lunch and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner. It’s a small menu to start, but …




The River Market area has always been the entertainment hub of Little Rock. It is even more so now with the entertainment district designation. The Library: Kitchen + Lounge is looking to take full advantage of the entertainment value of the area when they open up late this year in …




One of our favorite annual events still has a few openings left for all you barbecue chefs out there. B Street Rib Off is back for its 11th year on Saturday, Sept. 7, in Argenta. Organizer Jason Brown tells me he still has a few spots for teams to sign …




We made some well-informed predictions back in December based on the rumbles we heard in the industry. As expected, the first half of 2019 was relatively quiet in terms of major restaurant news in Little Rock. The food industry chatter has been on the rise around the middle of the …




One of Little Rock’s better affordable dining options has closed. Chicago’s Phillys and Gyros on University Ave. announced last week it would be shutting the doors on its restaurant across from UA Little Rock. Owner Fred Farrah announced on Facebook that he is working on a new location somewhere in …




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