Arkansas restaurants can now fill to capacity in spectacular pre-pandemic fashion. But we’re still in a pandemic, with a largely unvaccinated workforce of servers and front-of-house staff facing the public.
Harding noticed in an email that he’d been selected for the contest shortly after going through two casting rounds for the Food Network’s Guy Fieri show “Guy’s Grocery Games.”
There’s no shortage of locally roasted, delicious coffee in Arkansas. Roasters that sell online and will ship beans to your door include Brave New Restaurant, Fidel & Co., Doomsday Coffee (Fayetteville), Stirling Roastery (Booneville), Guillermo’s Gourmet Coffee, RoZark Hills Coffee Roastery (Rose Bud) and Big Cuppa Roasting (Morrilton).
Over 2,000 nominations were received this year from all 75 counties, which is a record for the program. In in the first Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, five years ago, "We were thrilled to get 300 nominations," Hurst said.
Williams said he hopes to be opened back up on Monday or Tuesday of next week and that today, the first Friday of lent, is not an ideal day for a popular fish restaurant to be closed.
“Everything we had down in the basement was underwater,” said Chris Tanner, owner of Samantha's Tap Room. A water main break forced a road closure and caused significant flooding to multiple businesses.
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Opening a brewery was a gamble for the Pridgin family. Even with Country Monks and Prestonrose seeing success nearby, beer tastes in Logan County still tip towards cheap industrial lagers.
An assignment to compile a list of cheap eats in Central Arkansas in December coalesced, for Arkansas Times Associate Editor Rhett Brinkley, with a “Twin Peaks” viewing streak, a stubborn commitment to drinking water and a local restaurant takeout scene scrambling to weather the weirdest of winters.
We talked with surgeon, filmmaker and now brewery owner Jesse Burks about Burks Brothers Brewing, lake beers and the strange origins of some of B3's abundant wall art.
“Anyone who comes to dine in or order takeout are my guests coming to my home,” Lal said.
Firing up a brand-new distillery during a pandemic calls for optimism, ingenuity and endurance. Luckily, the founders of Crystal Ridge Distillery in Hot Springs have all three.
Nominations were received from all 75 counties, and a total 2,014 nominations came in, a record for this program, Hurst said. Winners will be announced on Feb. 22 in the first ever virtual Arkansas Food Hall of Fame event.
"We hope to show our restaurants, who had a tough economic year in 2020, that their community is here for them and cares,” said Karen Trevino, North Little Rock CVB President & CEO.
One of the things I miss most about going to bars is the person behind all the fun — the person giving us something to hold in our hands, the one who knows our poison and fuels our buzz and inevitably gives us the crushing news informing us of how much fun we’ve had in a formal spoken word announcement simply known as the bar tab.
Restaurants and bars in the district will be able to sell drinks in approved cups that customers can take with them as they shop and walk within the district.
“People kind of forgot the most pleasurable experiences can come from a light-bodied beer,” Natural State Brewing's Will Sonneman said. “That’s why we’ve seen a rekindling of lager beer.”
Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance partners with three Central Arkansas restaurants on Plating Change initiative
The Plating Change initiative has also partnered with actor and North Little Rock native Mary Steenburgen and her husband, actor Ted Danson, who are both longtime supporters of the No Kid Hungry campaign to combat childhood hunger.
"This last closure brought to light again how important it was for us to minimize exposure to staff members as much as possible," chef and co-owner Alex Smith said in an email.
If you’re in the spirit for a new spirit this year, don’t be afraid to give bourbon a try. Here’s a beginner’s guide to help you on your way.