Many people think of dessert as an afterthought. However, I have a different philosophy, “There’s always room for dessert when it’s first!” Of course, this principle can be attributed to my profession as Owner and Chocolatier of Cocoa Belle Chocolates, but also in part from a tradition my husband and …




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Lost Forty Brewing has a busy week that kicks off today at the taproom. For its Freshcut Monday release, Lost Forty is putting out a couple of large-format bottles. The first is Saison Victoria, a 6.3% ABV farmhouse-style ale with notes of allspice, red apple and tangerine. The brew team …




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 …




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 …




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