Around Arkansas

While we at Rock City Eats tend to focus on the food scene here in central Arkansas, we’ve discovered plenty of great eats all around the state, too. Arkansas’ highways, byways, and small towns are ripe with numerous excellent restaurants, dairy bars, drive-ins, and bakeries of all sort. In this …




I have longed believed in the impact of culture on economic development, that is why two years ago when I started hearing rumblings about some serious efforts to build El Dorado as the cultural center of South Arkansas I had to go see those initial building blocks. It certainly wasn’t …




While we at Rock City Eats tend to focus on the food scene here in central Arkansas, we’ve discovered plenty of great eats all around the state, too. Arkansas’ highways, byways, and small towns are ripe with numerous excellent restaurants, dairy bars, drive-ins, and bakeries of all sort. In this …




The context of a restaurant is usually everything. A place in a small town seems better because there is nothing else around. However, on a few rare occasions it means nothing A few months ago a friend invited me out to a restaurant opening in Hot Springs Village. For those …




It’s a hard place to miss. Driving down Main Street in Searcy, Arkansas, there are few distinct buildings, most settling into the brown and gray of brick chain restaurants, local stores, and the occasional McDonalds or Sonic. However, when you pass a brightly-painted sun amidst wildflowers on a bright sky-blue …




Where will craft beer show up next in Arkansas? There are some mid-sized markets in the state that still don’t have their own brewery for various reasons. West Memphis, Jonesboro, Pine Bluff, Conway – heck, all of Saline County – are without a brewery to call their own. But that’s …




While we at Rock City Eats tend to focus on the food scene here in Central Arkansas, we’ve discovered plenty of great eats all around the state, too. Arkansas’ highways, byways and small towns are ripe with numerous excellent restaurants, dairy bars, drive-ins and bakeries of all sorts. In this …




We started Rock City Eats about 4 years ago with the idea to bring attention to great food at locally owned food establishments in Little Rock. Getting to know local businesses and tell their stories has been one of the most rewarding journeys that I have ever been a part …




Thanks to our other publication, NWA Eats, I am in and out of Northwest Arkansas all the time. A few times a month I get some questions from someone in Little Rock wanting to take a weekend getaway to NWA. The questions almost inevitably surround Bentonville, which is turning into the …




While we at Rock City Eats tend to focus on the food scene here in Central Arkansas, we’ve discovered plenty of great eats all around the state, too. Arkansas’ highways, byways and small towns are ripe with numerous excellent restaurants, dairy bars, drive-ins and bakeries of all sorts. In this …




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