The state of Arkansas is slowly working toward bringing its economy back to life after a series of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson gave restaurants the go-ahead to reopen their dining rooms on May 11 with some restrictions in place. However, with a few exceptions, …




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One of the most frequent requests that we have heard from restaurants is for the city to find some way to provide relief against the city’s 2% advertising and promotion tax (A&P) that is charged to restaurants and hotels based on sales. We dug into this at one point earlier …




When the coronavirus hit earlier this month, restaurants were faced with rapidly declining sales and forced to quickly decide if they were going to stay open or not. As a result, over the last two weeks, we have had roughly 25-35% of the locally-owned restaurants in Little Rock make the …




Sister restaurants Loca Luna and Red Door today have combined to offer favorites from each restaurant into one to go menu during the COVID-19 outbreak. Beginning immediately, the new menu is available for curbside pickup daily from 11 am to 7:30 pm. This includes a mix of appetizers including their …




One of the things we have been preaching since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak is the need for restaurants to adapt quickly and frequently to the rapidly changing situation. Sō Restaurant in Hillcrest is a great example of doing just that. Sō prides itself on being an experience-driven restaurant. …




In an emergency proclamation, Governor Asa Hutchinson has directed the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) board to allow restaurants and breweries to sell sealed bottles and cans of beer and wine with the purchase of food items to go or for delivery. This is a huge boost for struggling restaurants, especially …




Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott today announced that he is instructing restaurants within Little Rock to close their dining rooms beginning this Friday, March 20th. The move comes after many establishments in the city have already closed their dine-in options throughout the week as the numbers from the COVID-19 virus …




Coincidental timing is always a funny thing. Last week, just before the pandemic hit, I sat down with Cathead’s Diner owner Donnie Ferneau to go over their new menu option. The plan at Catheads was to launch a roundup of delicious sandwiches that were specifically built with low ticket times …




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. …




Before we start on the week in Central Arkansas’ beer scene, we at Rock City Eats want to remind you to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when supporting our local breweries. We encourage everyone to continue to buy local; however, please make sure you are …




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