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Restaurant and food news from around Little Rock

We were a little skeptical about beloved Little Rock dive Pizza D’s being closed forever when we heard the news back in November. Now we are hearing multiple reports that the bar plans to reopen, possibly as early as next week. Usually, we do not give into rumors, the news …




The announcement last year that the Starbucks on Kavanaugh in the Heights was closing left a lot of people in that neighborhood sad and undercaffeinated. Thankfully it will not stay that way for long, Argenta based Mugs Cafe is announcing today that they have leased that location and will put …




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 …




If you have ever been to a cooking competition, you know that by and large, it is just a bunch of folks under tents huddled around grills and smokers with not a lot of things to do. It was certainly the case with the annual PK Grills Cookoff at War …




The city’s best annual food festival is back this weekend in West Little Rock. The 35th Annual International Greek Food Festival is Friday through Sunday at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. All of your favorite food and activities are back from previous festivals, including some new menu items: Gyro salad: A …




If there is a food-related expansion requested more than any other it is for a Trader Joe’s grocery store in Little Rock. We now have a strong confirmation that they are in the early stages of acquiring contractors and laying out plans for the first ever location in Little Rock. …




We’ve known for months now that Ciceley McDowell was bringing her excellent Ceci’s Chicken and Waffles back to Little Rock from Conway. Now, we have all the details about the move. McDowell is opening Ceci’s in the former Shark’s Fish and Chicken at 6606 Colonel Glenn Road near Kroger, and …




Time for another edition of Truckin’, our food truck roundup. News This weekend is the Raymar Food Truck Fest in Bryant. The festival features 9 trucks along with inflatables and yard games. Admission is free, just pay for your food at the trucks. The Railyard is launching their May Sunday …




It’s hard to figure out exactly why Little Rock hasn’t more fully embraced Italian food and culture. Italy, much like Arkansas and the rest of the South, has a plethora of approachable food; distinct, vibrant cultural areas; plenty of natural beauty; and a strong sense of its own identity. And …




My experience with Dizzy’s Gypsy Bistro goes back to the very beginning. It was the late 90’s and the Benton Arkansas food scene was about as exciting as watching the grass grow in the winter. My mother worked in a dental office and there was this new restaurant opening called …




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