First Look

First Look: Mehfil Indo-Mughlai Pak Cuisine in West Little Rock

Sometimes you can just tell when a restaurant has something special going on. That was my impression within five minutes of sitting down at the newly opened Mehfil Indo-Mughlai Pak Cuisine. There’s nothing obvious about its charm from the outside, with a small vinyl banner the only sign that anything new has come to the …

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First Look: Watercolor in the Park at the Arkansas Arts Center

The restaurant for the Arkansas Arts Center has always played an interesting role. Yes, it provides food to guests of the Arts Center, and it is also the main caterer for any of their events. The two previous tenants, Best Impressions and Canvas, played those two roles well. It also has the potential to a …

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First Look: Live Life Chill Brings a Beachside Retreat to the River Market

Spots in the Rivermarket come up so infrequent that it was no surprise when Rumba Revolution on the corner of Clinton Ave and La Harpe closed earlier this year it was snatched up immediately. Just four months later the spot is ready to open as a new concept called Live Life Chill. The name is …

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First Taste The Beehive: Unexpected Food and Drink in a Highly Unexpected Place

The context of a restaurant is usually everything. A place in a small town seems better because there is nothing else around. However, on a few rare occasions it means nothing A few months ago a friend invited me out to a restaurant opening in Hot Springs Village. For those of you who have not …

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