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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 …




It is not every day we get excited about a hotel opening in Little Rock. The new AC Hotel on Capitol Ave in the heart of downtown is absolutely worth the attention for what it does to promote the downtown revival and how it represents the city to our guests. …




After its traditional month-long winter hiatus, kBird in Hillcrest will return to normal business hours on Monday. The beloved Thai restaurant has been closed since Jan. 13 while owner Richard Glasgow took his annual pilgrimage to Thailand. As usual, Glasgow kept the kBird Instagram page updated with pictures and videos …




When you think of a hubcap, you probably think of the shiny covers on the wheels on your car. There are a few decorating the walls of the new Hubcap Burger Company, which is open for business today. Owned and operated by Erin Griffin, the owner of the famous Cotham’s …




Big Orange and Big Orange Midtown have again released the Lucie’s Rainbow Shake, aka Little Rock’s most important milkshake. The shake itself is a simple vanilla milkshake, but it’s the four-layer rainbow cake that sets it apart. Each color is found in the logo for Lucie’s Place, a Little Rock …




Haybird Chicken Co. launched last May as the first new idea from Three Fold founder Lisa Zhang, conveniently located in the original Three Fold location at 215 Center Street in Little Rock. Zhang stressed early on that Haybird was built as a popup to test new ideas and that they …




February is always one of our favorite times of the year because it means it is time for the annual pie month over at the Pizzeria in the Heights and there is a little something for everyone. Pizzeria owner Jacquelyn Pittman operated Palette Catering for years before opening the Pizzeria. …




At any time over the past several years, did you ever ask yourself, “What if Hillcrest Artisan Meats was a full-service restaurant?” Not to take anything away from HAM; indeed, I called it one of the best food businesses in Arkansas while it was open. Its sandwiches are still legendary, …




It was just less than a week ago that South on Main owner and chef Matt Bell announced his plans to sell the restaurant and leave for Nashville. Now we know that the south Main Street establishment will be in good hands with industry vets Don Dugan and Tasha Stratton. …




The Arkansas Department of Heritage announced the finalists for their annual Food Hall of Fame inductees this afternoon at an event. This year’s winners will be announced at an event on February 24th. The Food Hall of Fame allows nominations, and then a committee votes on the winner for four …




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