Looks like Rocky’s Pub is giving it another go. They resurfaced last year offering their prized Philly cheesesteaks to go, but it was ultimately short-lived. This time they appear to have funding secured for a new brick and mortar and are trying to find a location, but they are tentatively looking at the old Jo Jo’s BBQ location in Sherwood. We will keep our eye on this one and let you know.
Cathead’s Diner is playing with dinner for the first time since opening. The dinner service is on Saturday only from 5-9. The menu features brisket meatloaf, fried catfish, smoked pork shoulder, peel and eat shrimp, fried chicken, and a 16oz ribeye.
There are reports that the beloved Monkey Burger near the airport has closed. We visited the spot a few years ago and got to know what is now one of our favorite burgers in town. Hopefully, this is just a temporary closure, calls to their number keep responding with a number that has been disconnected. That is not a good sign.
We mentioned this earlier this week in Growlers, but the Rail Yard is putting on their first ever food truck festival. On the non-beer side, they will feature 7 of the better food trucks in town. That list includes some favorites like Adobo To Go, Delta Biscuit Company, Katmandu MOMO, Low Ivy Catering, and more. The event runs from 11am until at least 9pm with music and craft beer to go with everything. If you are interested in food, be sure to head out early, it will be a beautiful day and the trucks will be busy.
Ohio Club in Hot Springs is making good use of former Next Level BBQ owner Louis Williams who is now on their kitchen team. They will begin serving smoked brisket and burnt ends every Sunday and Monday in the restaurant or for carry-out. Sliced brisket plates are $13.99 and a one pound plate of burnt ends will run you $20.99, each come with sides.
Also in Hot Springs, we shared last week that Delucas Pizzeria in is now opening for lunch on Thursday and Fridays, likely to coincide with race days at Oaklawn. This adds some extra availability to Delucas’ extremely popular service while sticking with their overall approach of quality food over a mass quantity of availability. For those of you just looking for pizza any time that is edible, there is always Rod’s in Hot Springs.