If you’re feeling a craving for Three Fold Noodles and Dumplings Co., you need to take care of that this week. After Friday’s service, Three Fold will close its location on Center Street so it can move into its new digs on Main Street. Three Fold opened two and a half years ago and has since made an impressive mark on Little Rock’s food scene with its streamlined menu of authentic Chinese buns, noodles and dumplings. The new location at 615 Main Street will have seating for 120 instead of its current cap of 80, and will add a new breakfast service. And while ordering will still be done at the counter, guests will be invited to take a seat and have their meal delivered to the table. Opening day is set for Monday at the Main Street location.
With very little warning, the owners of Café Brunelle in West Little Rock have closed their coffee shop and bakery. Café Brunelle’s last service was Saturday, just a day after the company announced on its Facebook page it would be closing down for good. The owners did not give a reason for the closure. Café Brunelle has called the Promendade Shopping Center its home for three years now, and its espresso drinks and small baked goods were a treat to its fans. The closing leaves a pretty large vacancy for coffee shops in West Little Rock; Guillermo’s Coffee House and Honey Pies are the only locally owned coffee shops west of I-430 now.
Hot Springs continues its run of local restaurants opening in 2017 with the announced grand opening of Will’s Cinnamon Shop. The cinnamon bun bakery will open its doors to the public on Saturday, Sept. 30, at its location at 1001 Central Ave. Will’s Cinnamon Shop has been working without a retail spot in Garland County until now, creating cinnamon buns and other baked goods for delivery to homes and businesses. The new location will have seating for dine-in customers to enjoy the cinnamon buns and full-service coffee bar. After the grand opening, Will’s Cinnamon Shop will closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and open at 7 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
One of Arkansas’ most unique dinners is coming up Sunday, Oct. 1, when the 90th Annual Italian Festival will be held at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Little Italy. This annual spaghetti and Italian sausage dinner is a celebration of the area’s Italian heritage while raising money for the church and school. In addition to the spaghetti, the event features a bake sale, silent auction, Bingo and plenty of games for kids. Flyway Brewing and Raimondo Family Winery will be pouring as well. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12. Tickets are available through the church and the day of the event.
Don’t forget, this Saturday is Little Rocktoberfest, a celebration of beermaking by both professionals and amateurs. We previewed the beer festival in this week’s Growlers feature.
And speaking of beer, you won’t find very many folks in the beer community as well-loved as Flyway’s Jess McMullen. We sat down with him to chat about his North Little Rock brewery in this week’s Drink Insider.
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Yellow Rocket Concepts has unveiled its specials for the month of September:
- Big Orange: Hatch Burger with hatch green chiles and bacon, and Bananas Foster Milkshake
- Local Lime: Spicy Hatch Green Chile Queso Flameado
- Zaza: Muffuletta Pizza and Pear and Prosciutto Salad with pecans and blue cheese
Ristorante Capeo’s weekly special is a fresh fish entree. The risotto of the week is made with chicken and broccoli.