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King Kone on top of the empire

King Kone’s large menu, a dictionary book of flavors, covers the entire front of the purple cinder-block building. But if you’re here, you probably have some variation of ice cream and/or burgers on your mind.
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Hillcrest's El Mezcal shows a lot of promise

Don’t take this as a full-fledged restaurant review from Arkansas Times: We’re just letting you know what we loved and what might need that aforementioned improvement (very little, we’ll tell you now!).
Pic of That Ramen Place's Seaweed Salad

Ramen and the American Dream

Hard to pick a favorite at That Ramen Place.

Little Rock mocktail guide

Shirley Temple’s got some company.
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The Capital's Seafood House off to a good start

Prince Williams hopes his bar and seafood shack will earn a reputation for solid food and keep people coming back. The duck gumbo will make us return.

The deep-fried cauliflower at Blue Sage Vegan is your new favorite sandwich

If you are not currently wedging some deep-fried cauliflower into your work week, you might not be doing it right. 
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Arkansas Brewers Guild grows alongside state’s beer industry

The state beer brewers alliance has helped Arkansas craft beer grow faster than other states.
burger with fried onion strings and a skewer labeled "vegan"

Plant-based pub grub at Ester's in SoMa

Thanks to handful of pop-ups, food trucks and brick and mortars, it's getting a little easier to eat vegan in Little Rock without trekking westward for a Whole Foods trip.
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Three Fold announces fried chicken 'pop-up' Haybird; says Riverdale project in the works

Three Fold, Main St.'s dumpling and noodle destination, is opening a pop-up fried chicken restaurant in its former location on Center St. Haybird will highlight a lighter style of fried chicken than most southerners are used to, serving boneless breasts and legs atop very thinly-cut fries. Owner Lisa Zhang said she hopes to open the pop-up by the end of May.

Higdon Square Cafe in Hot Springs skews classic

Higdon Square Cafe does meat and three right.

Up all night at Hurts Donuts

Surveying the line at downtown Little Rock's popular new donut shop.

Little Rock's first family of tortillas

Brenda's turns out the freshest in town.
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The smoked meat pleasures of Naaman's

A pitmaster with a cult following prepares to move his joint across the street — and into another state.

Watercolor in the Park pleases the palate

Arts Center eatery is tasteful, tasty.

Aji Ramen Bar provides great food, atmosphere

And uncommon ramen.

S'OK? Slaw right!

Forrest City's Delta Q offers a new take on barbecue.

The Pancake Shop is breakfast heaven

In Hot Springs.

Platnum the hottest new thing in BBQ

It's good as gold.

The wonder of Mr. Chen's

The place to be on cold days for hot pots.

Abbi's tearoom is steeped in warming atmosphere

Tea and empathy.
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