It’s spring break this week, and there’s not much happening around Little Rock’s food scene, so we’ll keep this brief. First, if you’re stuck in town this week, South on Main wants to make it a bit easier on your family. All this week, kids ages 12 and under eat for free for both lunch and dinner. South on Main has created a special menu just for kids, and considering how good their adult menu is on a regular basis, we’re guessing your kids are going to enjoy it.
Eggshells Kitchen Company has updated its list of cooking classes for the next couple of months, and the lineup includes a few of our favorite chefs. On March 27, Amanda Ivy has a hands-on pasta-making course at 11 a.m. (the evening class has sold out). The following day, Eggshells is traveling down the street to The Pizzeria, where Jacqueline Pittman’s team will teach a class on preparing brunch. Then on April 1, chef Mindy Mitchell has an Italian dinner class that will feature dishes from the Italian-American community in New Orleans. Amanda Ivy is back April 3 with a sushi class, and April 5 will see former Rick’s Beignets owner Richard Rogers teaching on gumbo and bisque. If you’ve never taken in a class at Eggshells, you should know they’re always a great experience. Get your tickets for any of these classes here.
We covered the next two items earlier this week, but they bear repeating. First, tonight’s pop-up at Flyway Brewing is one that should not be missed. Delta Biscuit Company has teamed up with Dempsey Barbecue for the event. In case you’re counting, that’s one of our favorite breweries, one of our favorite food trucks and some of the best barbecue we’ve ever eaten all coming together. Dishes include a biscuit pork belly served banh mi-style and a house-smoked pastrami biscuit. The party kicks off at 5 p.m. tonight and goes until everything is sold out.
And the most famous beer to come from Arkansas gets its release this weekend. Bourbon Barrel Double Cream Stout, a.k.a. BDCS, will be released this weekend at Ozark Beer Company in Rogers. This is the fifth year for BDCS, which attracts beer fans from all over the country. Tickets to the event are already sold out; however, you can expect to see BDCS hitting store shelves in Little Rock in the coming weeks.
Izard Chocolate is closing its doors after five years of business. We caught up with owner Nathaniel Izard before his final day comes this Saturday.
And Arkansas breweries have someone working behind the scenes to make the whole state a better place for beer. We talked with Arkansas Brewers Guild executive director Sylvia Blain about her work to move the brewing industry forward.