I’m not sure when was the last time that anybody cared whether the food at Pizza D’s, the longtime Stifft Station dive bar of choice, was any good. If you were going to Pizza D’s, it almost certainly wasn’t because of the food, and you probably had another reason to …




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Springdale-based Black Apple Crossing cidery is expanding its distribution into Little Rock this week with a slew of release parties. There is a release event every night this week, starting with a Q&A session at Vino’s Brewpub tonight, then Lost Forty Brewing Tuesday, Petit and Keet Wednesday, Dickey-Stephens Park for …




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 …




In Staff Picks, each of us tells of our favorite foods around town. We each get three top picks, so if a dish or drink falls on this list, you know it’s got to be good. This time, we’re embracing the warm weather with our favorite easy-drinking beers in Central …




Every now and then, a truly crazy beer hits the market, and it’s usually the guys at Rebel Kettle putting it out there. Take this week’s 4:30 Thursday release, simply called Sportzbier. Everything I’m about to tell you about this beer, by the way, is completely true. Sportzbier is a …




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 …




Rebel Kettle Brewing Company is preparing a major expansion into Conway. The Little Rock brewery aims to be the first legal beermaking operation in Faulkner County after state lawmakers approved Act 681, which allows for the operation of microbrewery/restaurants in dry counties. Rebel Kettle is looking to start things rolling with …




It is officially fruit beer season, and Rebel Kettle Brewing Company has a brand new one in store this week. For its 4:30 Thursday event, the brewery is releasing Strawberry Fields Whatever, both a play on the famous Beatles song and a sneaky strong ale. This one features more than …




If you’re going to have a food truck in Little Rock, you better be able to do at least one special thing and do it well. The food truck business is best suited for niche cooking; you get a small amount of space to work in, and focusing on one …




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 …




A journey four years in the making comes home today as Ceci’s Chicken and Waffles makes its Little Rock debut and grand opening at 6606 Colonel Glenn Rd. Owner Ciceley McDowell started in a small ramshackle building in North Little Rock in 2015 and moved to Conway two years later. …




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