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Festival season continues this weekend with a slew of some of Little Rock’s most popular events. One of our personal favorites here at Rock City Eats is the Arkansas Cornbread Festival, which is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on South Main St. Your admission ticket will let you …




Two special dinners are coming up that are well worth your time and money. Regrettably, both the No Kid Hungry dinner and the Blue Plate Special are on the same evening, so you’ll have to choose which one to go to. In the past, we’ve called the No Kid Hungry …




Opening day has been pushed back slightly for the revamped Hillcrest Area Market, or HAM as we’re all going to call it. Originally set for Oct. 1, the market is now looking at opening next Tuesday or Wednesday. HAM is opening in conjunction with the upcoming Hill Station restaurant across …




The biggest food truck festival in Arkansas returns this weekend in downtown Little Rock. Main Street Food Truck Festival is Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on several blocks of Main Street and side streets in downtown Little Rock. This year, 86 food trucks and several local breweries will …




Little Rock has fully embraced the weekend brunch service, so it was only a matter of time before somebody turned it into a festival. Little Rock Brunchfest is this Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Heifer International in East Village. More than two dozen locally owned Little Rock …




September signals the start of event season in Arkansas, and there are several this week worth checking out. The big one is the 11th annual B Street Rib Off in Argenta, one of our favorite food competitions in the state. B Street Rib Off pits dozens of barbecue competitors against …




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 …




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 …




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 …




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 …




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