Start tweaking your recipes, bakers. The first annual Cornbread Festival is coming to the Bernice Garden on South Main Street in Little Rock on Nov. 5. Space is available for 20 amateurs and 20 professionals to compete in either the traditional, nontraditional or sweet category. The entry fee is $75 for professionals and $25 for amateurs. Deadline for entry is Friday, Sept. 2, or when all 40 spaces are claimed, whichever comes first. Contact Liz Sanders, Bernice Garden coordinator, at 617-2511 or to enter. For more details, visit

Sushi Cafe will open a second outlet at 11211 Cantrell likely by next summer, according to owner Robert Tju. The new location is just east of the Pleasant Ridge Town Center.