There is no doubt 2020 hit the restaurant and surrounding industry hard. It was, however, eased a somewhat by special rules from the state that allowed restaurants, breweries, and liquor stores to deliver beer and wine directly to customers. Those special provisions were only temporary and tied to the COVID-19 …




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Three Fold has been a downtown staple for the past five years allowing folks working downtown to slurp up some delicious noodles and dumplings alongside those of us who live downtown. In the COVID-19 era though there are dramatically fewer people downtown during the day, reducing access to their food. …




Sixteen years ago my girlfriend (now wife) told me she wanted to go to UAMS to study respiratory therapy. I had absolutely no clue what that was. Turns out, I am not the only one. Over the following years, I have seen the profession go mostly unnoticed by people outside …




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 …




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