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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 …




Two months ago we were able to confirm that Trader Joes is finally coming to Little Rock. This is something that the other media outlets in the state confirmed yesterday. Today we had a chance to look over the plans for the location officially addressed at 11500 Financial Center Parkway …




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” …




Usually with our First Look feature, we try to get to a restaurant within a week of its grand opening. However, this early summer saw a host of new restaurant openings, and a few fell through the cracks. Taste of Jamaica is one of those we missed. The new spot …




Two Little Rock restaurants this month have been honored with one of the top awards from Wine Spectator magazine. Sō Restaurant and Bar in Hillcrest and Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse in West Little Rock both received the Best of Awards of Excellence distinction for 2019. It’s the second highest award that …




Lost Forty Brewing has partnered with critically acclaimed Arkansas-based doom metal band Pallbearer to celebrate the band’s 10th anniversary. The collaboration features two shows in Arkansas and a collaboration beer that the band helped brew. The beer, called The Legend pilsner, will be debuting this Saturday during a special show …




Restaurant openings are coming fast and frequently this summer in the Little Rock area, and we have three to tell you about this week. First is the newly opened El Mezcal in Hillcrest, in the building that once housed Afterthought Bar and Bistro. Partners Ramiro Valadez and Vicente Hernandez have …




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