My favorite beer festival of the year is this weekend. Little Rocktoberfest is back at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock Saturday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. This is the biggest Little Rocktoberfest yet, with most Arkansas breweries represented and plenty of craft beer to choose from. But the …




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Usually with our First Look feature, we try to get to a restaurant within a week of its grand opening. However, this early summer saw a host of new restaurant openings, and a few fell through the cracks. Taste of Jamaica is one of those we missed. The new spot …




It is strange to think that just a few years ago we complained about the lack of brunch options in Little Rock. Since then brunch has exploded and is frequently one of the busiest service periods for many restaurants. The emerging West Village area (West Rodney Parham), however, has not …




Two Little Rock restaurants this month have been honored with one of the top awards from Wine Spectator magazine. Sō Restaurant and Bar in Hillcrest and Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse in West Little Rock both received the Best of Awards of Excellence distinction for 2019. It’s the second highest award that …




Lost Forty Brewing has partnered with critically acclaimed Arkansas-based doom metal band Pallbearer to celebrate the band’s 10th anniversary. The collaboration features two shows in Arkansas and a collaboration beer that the band helped brew. The beer, called The Legend pilsner, will be debuting this Saturday during a special show …




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 …




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