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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One of our favorite annual BBQ events, the B Street Rib Off, is back again for a 12th year. This year’s Rib Off will take place on April 18th in Argenta. The competition always draws a good crowd of experienced competitors in the signature rib competition as well as the …




Atlas Bar has been a popular stop along the SoMa district since opening a year ago, but after a year of being open, the restaurant and bar wants to take a “spring break” to make a number of adjustments for the second trip around the sun. They will open this …




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 …




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