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Food Truck Friday, and more food trucks this weekend

This might be your last chance for the year to catch Food Truck Fridays at Simmons Bank Arena.

Black Angus reopens in original midtown location

Black Angus opened on Monday for drive-thru and pickup. "Next week we'll probably start delivery service, but I'm trying to get this new routine down before we open dine-in. Baby steps," owner Karla Creasey said.
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Mockingbird Bar wins grant, will donate to SoMa Outdoor Dining Room: Update

Mockingbird was one of 67 businesses nationally that received the grants.

Original Hot Dog Factory comes to SoMa

Owner Devin Wilkerson said he first learned about the franchise on the TV show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” on the Bravo network. The franchise’s CEO and president Dennis McKinley is the fiance of Porsha Williams, who is one of the housewives featured in the show. 

Capi Peck on Trio’s longevity, her employee family and 2020

“We’re able to make it, but we’re really looking for that RESTAURANT Acts 2020 [in Congress]. This industry, we were the first to close and one of the last to open and we need some help,” Peck said. 

Firefly Burger food truck brings gourmet burgers to Maumelle Boulevard

Co-owner Cassandra Kassis said that she and her husband’s favorite part of the day was spending a couple hours in the evening cooking in the kitchen together. Friends and relatives have been telling them they needed to open a restaurant, so they decided to start with a food truck. 

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Adam Faucett, virtual cheese dip and so much more food this weekend

Prepare your taste buds because this weekend is sure to please. I can't remember a time when so much flavor was packed into one weekend. The real challenge will be figuring out a way to sample a little bit of everything. We're here to help.

Lost Forty takes home national gold medal, wins best mid-size brewing company 

Lost Forty also won a Gold Medal for its bottle-conditioned Day Drinker in the “Brett Beer” category. The beer is brewed with the wild yeast Brettanomyces, colloquially known as “Brett,” which grows on the skin of fruit. It produces flavors in beer that change over time and are often described as funky or rustic. Bottle-conditioned means the beer is bottled flat and non-carbonated with sugars and yeast added to ferment and carbonate in the bottle. Lost Forty has been doing a wild barrel project series since 2017. 

Daniel Bryant on The Fountain, Hill Station and the importance of supporting small businesses

Daniel Bryant owns HAM, Hill Station, Big Whiskey’s, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, Whole Hog North Little Rock and The Fountain. He said he has approached the challenges of 2020 on a restaurant-by-restaurant basis.

Saracen Casino Resort goes all in on dining

“We’re going to be a culinary and hospitality destination like no other in the state, I say even region,” said Todd Gold, director of food and beverage at Saracen Casino. Gold knows that people are going to come to try their luck on the games. “But we want just as many to come here to dine, and then they’ll go play the games,” he said.
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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.

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.
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"Beetlejuice" and "Poltergeist" up in double feature for "Ales from the Crypt" Oct. 24

Two local breweries, East Sixth Brewing Co. and Stone's Throw Brewing, are teaming up for "Ales from the Crypt," a fall beerfest at war Memorial Stadium with a double feature showing of "Beetlejuice" and "Poltergeist," 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.

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.  

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.
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