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Sami Lal takes the kitchen to the curbside

In the midst of a pandemic, Sami Lal solidifies his reputation as one of the most charismatic and charming front-of-the-house personalities in the Little Rock food scene.

Quarantine Kitchens: Little Rock's home cooks show us their eats

The Arkansas Times persuaded a few home cooks to tell us about their favorite meals during the extended stay at home, and about the ways in which their relationship to food has changed during the pandemic. 

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Add Atlas Bar to COVID-19 victims

Owner Tony Poe makes the announcement.

Al fresco: Flyway Brewing and The Root Cafe turn parking lots into patios

Folks are looking for safe outdoor dining options, and with the help of city leaders, a few local restaurant owners have found a way to use parking lots to host diners in the open air. 

Hill Station, Pantry, Petit & Keet announce temporary closures

Some restaurants that have opened are taking no chances in this time of COVID-19, as evidenced by temporary closures.

Eggshells Kitchen Co. under new ownership

Beth Porter has been shopping at the Eggshells Kitchen Co. since she and her husband moved to Little Rock in 2007, the same year it opened. Now, she’s the store’s new owner.
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Brood and Barley opens in Argenta

Brood & Barley, a new restaurant from the owners of Flyway Brewery, will open in the space that once housed Core Brewery. 

To market, to market: Farmers are selling again

With an assist from the University of Arkansas’s Division of Agricultural Cooperative Extension, we’ve compiled information on some of the many markets in Arkansas.

Brave New Restaurant re-opens with a brave new routine (and a lot more plants)

Chef Peter Brave and his crew are open for business after a two-month pandemic hiatus.

La Hacienda Benton returns to curbside service after patrons refuse masks

La Hacienda’s Benton location reversed course this week on re-opening its dining room after patrons refused to wear masks in accordance with state directives.
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Restaurant owners approach May 11 dine-in closure lift with caution

We talked with six local restaurant owners about how they’re planning to proceed with Monday's lift on dining room closures.

Three Fold goes mobile with Riverdale satellite location

Three Fold Noodles + Dumpling Co. has arrived at its new location in Riverdale on Rebsamen Park Road — just not the way it originally planned. Instead of being in a brand new building, it's in a trailer on wheels. 

White Water Tavern, SoMa and Argenta host socially distanced farmers markets Saturday

Visiting may feel a little different than your standard farmers market visit: hands off the produce, please.

Farmers markets, closed by virus, turn to apps and drive-thrus

Down markets.
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Cooking through the pandemic: A conversation with Georges Launet

We talk with Little Rock restaurant scene staple Georges Launet about pizza, the pandemic and what it was like to close Hill Station 10 weeks after its much-anticipated opening.

Bakers, take note: Art Is In Cakes selling pantry staples curbside

Add Art Is In Cakes to the list of non-big box grocery options in Little Rock.

Arkansas small farmers and markets exercise creativity, grit as season opens

How small farmers and producers are managing amid the pandemic.

Arkansas Cinema Society buys up vouchers for local restaurants, turns them into trivia prizes

Arkansas Cinema Society is buying up gift certificates from local restaurants to turn into prizes for a trivia series that celebrates ACS' third year.

Electric Ghost and Few launch 'Support Hospitality Workers' merch

Arlton Lowry of Few.io, Shannon and Brooks Tipton of Electric Ghost/Phantom Palm and the Downtown Little Rock Partnership are linking up to help out-of-work or underemployed service industry workers.

El Sur’s baleadas are without rival

My favorite thing to eat in Little Rock right now is the baleada con todo from El Sur, Luis Vasquez’s Honduran food truck often found (in normal times) in the South Main neighborhood.
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