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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Current local beer recommendation: Low Flock New England-style IPA at Flyway Brewing (available on tap and in crowlers or growlers to go). Lost Forty Brewing today releases its second small batch of hard seltzer, testing another round of flavors for what’s almost certain to be a permanent line in the …




What started with cooking family meals during an internship with Heifer international, has blossomed into one of the best farm-to-table food trucks in Central Arkansas. For Luis Vasquez and Darren Strayhorn, bringing people fresh food that is grown locally is the ultimate goal. El Sur Street Food combines a passion …




If you’ve taken a recent trip through Bryant, it’s obvious that the city is growing. Highway 5 is undergoing a major expansion, and orange traffic cones dot the landscape all the way into Benton. Amidst the chaos, in a small strip next to New Life Church, you will find Blue …




Drink Insider covers the men and women behind Little Rock’s beverage scene. Whether it’s our brewers, bartenders or distillers, Central Arkansas has many talented people making the drinks you love. Today, we catch up with John Beachboard, owner and manager at Lost Forty Brewing. Being from Little Rock, what’s it …




The number one question about a new restaurant that I hear is “When is Minute Man coming back?” We finally have an answer for that. Matchbox Food Group founder Perry Smith tells me he’s aiming for this summer to bring the beloved burger restaurant back to Little Rock. At this …




Cocktail menus around town are beginning to change to welcome spring and Big Orange Midtown is no exception. The restaurant built its reputation on the combination of great chef inspired burgers and classic cocktails and the new spring menu shows off the creativity of the bartenders there.  The menu maintains …




The story starts in Naples, Italy, in the early 1900s when Giovanni Bruno arrived by boat to Ellis Island and opened one of the first pizzerias in New York City. Fast-forward to 1947, Bruno’s son Vincent “Jimmy” Bruno opens Little Italy Café in Levy, Arkansas. Less than two years later, …




Founding owner and head brewer John Lee has been bought out from Rebel Kettle Brewing Company. Lee was the originator of the Rebel Kettle name and helped grow the brewery from a homebrew team into one of the most popular brewing businesses in the state. Rebel Kettle released the following …




At Abbi’s Teas and Things, it’s all about the atmosphere. Her tea house is one of the coziest spots in Little Rock with its comfy vintage furniture and calming ambiance. Owner Abbi Siler’s bubbly personality makes you feel like you’re walking into her home. Though you can find tea at other …




After 5 years in operation, Damgoode Pies plans to close their Rivermarket operation on March 15th according to a letter sent to all employees earlier this week. Damgoode took over the prime location at 500 President Clinton Avenue in 2015 after the previous tenant, Boscos, closed. It was a unique …




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