Porter’s Jazz Cafe will open to the public Aug. 4. The 9,500-square-foot restaurant/venue is located in the bottom level of the Gus Blass building at 315 Main St. A mezzanine on the ground level, which will house the cafe, looks down onto the stage below.

The menu spans from pub-grub fare like corn dogs, chicken and waffles and burgers to more upscale items like Sesame-Seared White River Bass, Bourbon Beef Tenderloin and all sorts of steaks. The full menu is available at portersjazzcafe.com.


The restaurant’s hours will be 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Sunday brunch will be served from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The jazz venue will remain open until 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday. The phone number is 492-9120.

The Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches chain is coming to the corner of Seventh and Broadway, according to Mike South, chair of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership Commerce Committee. It’s scheduled to open this fall.


It’ll be the second Jimmy John’s in Central Arkansas.