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 the magazine bestows. The Best of Award of Excellence honors those restaurants worldwide that typically offer 350 or more wines and show “excellent breadth across multiple winegrowing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation.” This is the third straight year for Arthur’s to receive this honor and the fourth consecutive year for Sō.
Nobody in town does mojitos like La Terraza Rum and Lounge, and tomorrow night the restaurant’s expertise will be on full display. National Mojito Day is Thursday, and as always, La Terraza is pulling out all the stops. You can get the excellent house mojito deeply discounted at $6 a glass or a pitcher to share with the table for $20. Specialty mojito pitchers are $30, including the popular coconut mojito and (my favorite) spicy mojito. You can also opt for the mega mojito in a giant glass for $18; specialty mega mojitos are $25. In addition, there will be plenty to eat courtesy of La Terraza’s regular menu. This will be a busy night, so you should make reservations if you plan on going. Call 501-251-8261 or send La Terraza a Facebook message to save your spot.
One of small-town Arkansas’ most iconic restaurants will close at the end of this year. DeVito’s of Eureka Springs has announced it will shut its doors for good on Dec. 31. DeVito’s has served up Italian classics and its famous trout to tourists and locals in Eureka Springs for more than 31 years. If you want to pay a final visit before the restaurant closes, you can go during normal business hours from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. every day except Wednesday. The DeVito family will continue to operate the original location in Harrison and the Bear Creek Springs trout farm.
The brunch craze swept through Little Rock over the past two years, and now it appears to be starting in Hot Springs. Superior Bathhouse Brewery has started a Saturday and Sunday brunch service starting at 9 a.m. The brunch menu features $5 Bloody Mary cocktails, beermosas and a special coffee cocktail. Biscuits, breakfast tacos and breakfast sandwiches make up most of the menu. Of course, you’ll have full access to Superior’s impressive taplist and can pick up some cans or a growler to go. Superior is now open seven days a week: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and now open at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
A mix of good beer and heavy metal music is coming to Little Rock this weekend. Check out our preview of Lost Forty’s The Legend pilsner brewed in collaboration with Arkansas band Pallbearer.
A North Arkansas farm is doing some impressive work with ingredients raised and grown in Searcy County. We spent an evening at Dogwood Hills Guest Farm and found some special cooking just waiting to be discovered.