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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 …




It has been a long four years now since downtown Little Rock had a quality herb and spice shop serving residents and restaurants alike. That is set to change this fall with Fennel and Fire opening their “Flavor Crafting House” at 402 East 3rd Street, across from Dugan’s Pub.  Fennel …




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 …




Former Arkansas Heart Hospital chef Coby Smith has landed a new job in another health care facility. Smith has signed on to become the head chef at The Hope Bistro, a new restaurant at the CARTI Cancer Center on John Barrow Road. The Hope Bistro replaces Bray Gourmet at CARTI …




Hillcrest’s restaurant landscape will change in a big way over the next few months, starting this week with the closing of District Fare. The sandwich shop and charcuterie is closing Saturday in coordination with the ongoing construction of Hill Station, the new restaurant just down the street across from El …




There’s not much that everybody can agree on anymore. Ice cream, however, is pretty much a good thing in almost everyone’s book. This Sunday is National Ice Cream Day, and, in what’s become an annual tradition, Loblolly Creamery will be blowing it out for folks in Central Arkansas. The SoMa …




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