First Look

It’s not often that the opening of a new coffee shop generates a lot of buzz. You expect it for a new brewery or a restaurant opened by a well-known chef, but a coffee house run by a newcomer? That’s one that usually flies under the radar. Not so for …




It wasn’t long after Gusanos closed their doors in Little Rock’s River Market that a new concept was announced for the location. Now The Library Kitchen + Lounge is opening today bringing a very different approach to one of the River Market’s premier storefronts. Stepping inside, the space looks nothing …




New restaurants and food trucks seemingly come to Central Arkansas in waves. The market will be quiet for months, then nearly a dozen spots may open in less than half a year. Right now, we seem to be in the middle of another mini-boom, with a number of recent openings …




If you’ve driven near War Memorial Stadium any time over the past few months, you’ve probably seen the small white building turning into a new restaurant on Van Buren St. It’s been coming for most of 2019, but now Hillcrest Little Bakery is open for business. Owned by Scott Loye …




I’ve visited a number of event venues in the Little Rock area, many offering a secluded, rustic retreat for your event. That seems to always be code for a long drive out of the city. Rusty Tractor Vineyards and their event space Sunset Lodge is a quick 15 minutes from …




Less than four months after announcing it would be moving, Buffalo Brewing Company is ready to open up its new location. Saturday will be the official opening day for the new Heights taproom, completing the move from its former home at The Water Buffalo. It’s the first brewery to set …




In 2014, a little over a year after we started Rock City Eats, we had the bright idea to do a roundup of the best vegetarian dishes in Little Rock. We started with the idea of doing vegan but found too few dishes to make a solid list. That “vegetarian-friendly” …




A journey four years in the making comes home today as Ceci’s Chicken and Waffles makes its Little Rock debut and grand opening at 6606 Colonel Glenn Rd. Owner Ciceley McDowell started in a small ramshackle building in North Little Rock in 2015 and moved to Conway two years later. …




It has been just a little over a month since we learned about the Three Fold owner’s plans to launch a fried chicken concept, Haybird, now we are able to take our first look and taste of some of the food that will hit the streets starting next Tuesday (May …




Known for their flagship taproom in this historic MacArthur Park neighborhood, Rock City’s Stone’s Throw Brewing is gearing up to open their newest addition – the Stifft Station Taproom. The official opening will be May 7th and they will celebrate the opening all week. Fans can expect 20 taps (two …




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