Little Rock

At any other time, opening a new restaurant would still be difficult. The restaurant industry is among the hardest in the business world, requiring both acute business sensibility and plenty of artistry to succeed. But opening during a pandemic represents an even greater challenge and more risks. That is the …




As we try to practice the recommended social distancing to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, there’s a difficult question to answer: how do we keep enjoying life? The good news is that many restaurants have expanded their takeaway or delivery options in the wake of the spread …




There’s no denying that we’re in the midst of this global crisis, and local restaurants and businesses have been hit particularly hard. Across the board, restaurant and small business owners alike have been battling dwindling sales and empty establishments due to the coronavirus pandemic that has many people staying away. …




Nestled in the heart of Hillcrest, there’s a small and vibrant restaurant with a blue door. The eatery’s history dates all the way back to the 1950s, making it one of the oldest restaurants in the immediate area. But boy, it’s changed over the years! What started out as a …




Atlas Bar has been a popular stop along the SoMa district since opening a year ago, but after a year of being open, the restaurant and bar wants to take a “spring break” to make a number of adjustments for the second trip around the sun. They will open this …




MorningSide Bagels was a staple for North Little Rock commuters and diners for 11 years before they tragically shut down in 2018. Much to the delight of the community, Robyn Edwards was ready to pick up where Roxanne (the previous owner) left off. Determined to honor the rich, decade-long history …




Argenta’s Mugs Café proprietor Michael Hickmon didn’t initially set out to own three coffee shops when he dipped his toe into the bean scene in 2016. But when opportunity knocked just two days after he signed on the dotted line for his second shop, Hillcrest’s Mylo Coffee Co., Hickmon answered. …




Maybe you’ve been to a few Indian restaurants. Every time, you turn to what you’re familiar with – the ubiquitous butter chicken or chicken tikka masala. And while the staples of Indian restaurants are satisfying and familiar, you’re really missing out on so much of the exquisite culinary experience that …




Since 2007, Cregeen’s Irish Pub has served as the gateway to Argenta and heralded the redevelopment that continues today through North Little Rock’s Main Street. Cregeen’s exudes coziness and the comfortable dark African mahogany bar you might expect. For over a decade, Cregeen’s has been the cornerstone of Argenta’s redevelopment …




It was just less than a week ago that South on Main owner and chef Matt Bell announced his plans to sell the restaurant and leave for Nashville. Now we know that the south Main Street establishment will be in good hands with industry vets Don Dugan and Tasha Stratton. …




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