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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 …




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 …




Congratulations to Petit and Keet for being the only Arkansas restaurant named to Wine Enthusiast’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants list for 2019. The two-year-old restaurant was recognized for its focus on French and American wines and for showcasing wines that had previously been unavailable in the state. Petit and Keet …




More than a year after the death of longtime owner Regina Smith, Sō Restaurant in Hillcrest is under new ownership. Smith’s family has signed the restaurant over to Nick Copeland, who first started working at Sō 18 years ago. Copeland left for a while but returned to Sō’s kitchen two …




Permits are in and soft opens are underway at the new Ceci’s Chicken and Waffles location at 6606 Colonel Glenn Rd. in Little Rock. Owner Ciceley McDowell is sticking to her June 11 grand opening, but the restaurant does appear to be holding soft openings for lunch this week. When …




Some changes are happening in the SoMa district. Esters, which has been operating out of the Core pub in SoMa has officially taken over full ownership of the pub. Esters has one of the best vegan food lineups in town (along with plenty for the carnivores) and the move will …




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 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 …




Spring festival season has officially kicked off in Arkansas. It started last weekend with the Arkansas Pie Festival and continues with a trio of events this weekend. In Cabot, the 17th Annual Strawberry Festival will cover Friday and Saturday in the downtown area. Expect plenty of strawberries and strawberry-themed activities, …




Central Arkansas has had a good run lately on the Food Network. Donnie Ferneau and Amanda Ivy competed on The Great Food Truck Race, Ivy went solo on Guy’s Grocery Games, and recently six Little Rock-area restaurants were featured on the network’s flagship Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Now, there’s a …




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