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International Greek Food Festival is scaled back to online ordering, drive-thru

The Greek Food Festival won’t be showcasing the entertainment, music and cultural markets it has in years past. This year, it’s all about the food and charity. The festival is operating safely by only offering online ordering and drive-thru pickup.

No fair this year, but Arkansas State Fair offers a little taste

If you were upset about missing out on corn dogs, funnel cakes, jumbo turkey legs or deep fried Twinkies when the Arkansas State Fair announced it was cancelled this year because of COVID-19, you're in luck. The Arkansas State Fair is giving people a “Taste of the Fair” with a three day event from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 23-25 at the State Fairgrounds.
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18 restaurant specials in North Little Rock for the month of October

The Arkansas Times has partnered with the North Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau to offer special deals from 18 different North Little Rock eateries for the month of October.

Star of India reopens its dining room

For now, owner Sami Lal has chosen not to run the buffet service that Star of India lunches are known for. Instead, he's offering a buffet-style lunch brought to the table.

Allsopp & Chapple reopens today

“We never really had a prominent to-go business like some restaurants were able to naturally transition to,” co-owner Jay Cowley said, “so it kind of put us in a tough spot when everything first happened.”

Lassis Inn receives James Beard American Classics award in virtual Twitter ceremony

Lassis Inn now joins Jones Bar-B-Que Diner in Marianna as the only two Arkansas restaurants to receive the American Classics award.  

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Heights Taco & Tamale Co. unleashes "Goosebumps" themed cocktail menu

Heights Taco & Tamale Co. bar manager Emily Brown has created a spooky October cocktail menu inspired by R.L. Stine’s ’90s children’s horror fiction series “Goosebumps.”

Minute Man: Owner Perry J. Smith on relaunching an Arkansas institution

Perry J. Smith, founder of Matchbox Food Group and president of the new restaurant group, Minute Man Arkansas LLC, knows the history of Wes Hall's Minute Man.
Little Rock River Market at night.

Filmland at the drive-in, a pumpkin patch and more this weekend

Dine and drink outdoors in the River Market District, screen a movie at the Filmland drive-in or celebrate gourd season at Motley's Pumpkin Patch this weekend.

Arkansas Heritage opens nominations for 2021 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

The statewide program is celebrating its fifth year of recognizing restaurants, proprietors and food-themed events.
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Fall weather, science, soul and more this weekend

Fall is finally here, so dust off your fall hoodie or jean jacket. Take in an outdoor show and dine or drink in SoMa or Argenta this weekend.

Cannibal & Craft nightclub set to open in former Ernie Biggs space

Cannibal & Craft, a cocktail lounge and nightclub that opened in 2015 in Fayetteville, is coming to Little Rock, to the space formerly occupied by Ernie Biggs.

Wicked Taco Factory opens downtown

Melanie Aquino took over Grills On Wheels in 2013, and said she’s been wanting to open a brick and mortar store for four years, but was on the fence for a while.  “I finally came around to the idea that this could be a good thing,” she said.

Three Fold talks about the process for making 'mo'

Is there a more fastidious restaurateur in Central Arkansas than Lisa Zhang, owner of Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co.? The last time I interviewed her she told me that she had determined that one dumpling includes 24 ingredients and takes 21 steps to finish. Today, in similar spirit, the restaurant's Facebook page delves into the process for making the "mo," or buns (usually served in sandwich form at Three Fold).
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The Faded Rose reopens its dining room

The Faded Rose, Ed David’s nearly 40 year-old-New Orleans-style Cajun and Creole restaurant on Rebsamen Park Road, opened its dining room to the public today after nearly six months of scaled-back to go/curbside service and — starting in late July — patio dining. 

Labor Day weekend dining plans?

The workforce has earned a day of celebration for who they are and what they do. This Labor Day shouldn’t be hard. Let us do the strategizing for you. 

Rainy day patios, because bad weather shouldn't rule out good food

Now that dining in the open air is deemed a safer option than eating indoors, restaurants with comfortable patios are catching the eyes (and dollars) of Central Arkansas diners. So what do we do in a late summer characterized by tropical storm winds and an unseasonable amount of rain? We decided to put a list together of rain-or-shine restaurant patios for our readers.

Charlee's Good Time Drinkery brings eats, drinks and flamingos to Prospect Building

Rodge Arnold, owner of Charlee’s Good Time Drinkery, understands the demand for good quality late-night grub. “I’ve been in the business for 16 years,” he said. “I actually worked here 10 or 11 years ago, when it was Salut.” 

Three Fold Mobile adds shaved ice to its offerings

Three Fold’s most popular ice is lychee, a tropical fruit native to southeastern China. “A lot of people describe it like a very ripe grape or kind of a floral taste,” general manager Rebecca Yan said.

How to open a restaurant during a pandemic

Despite economic uncertainty and hardship, several brand-new restaurants — like Brood & Barley and Cypress Social — have popped up. Henrietta's is still in the works, and a renovated Oyster Bar is coming.
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