Eat Arkansas

Your local Christmas takeout guide

While you're waiting on your Christmas packages to arrive, you should have plenty of time to order a festive Christmas brunch, lunch or dinner. Our reliable local restaurants have come through once again and are providing one less headache this holiday season for those who don't want to cook, clean or try to park at Kroger in Hillcrest on the bustling days leading up to Christmas Eve.

Last call for the Arkansas Times Readers Choice poll, vote for your favorite restaurants

If you haven't gotten around to voting for your favorite restaurants in the annual Arkansas Times Reader's Choice Poll, there's still time. The final round of voting to determine the winner of each category runs through December 10.

Cocktails to go: Shaken, stirred, batched and bottled for your convenient pick up order (with a meal)

As 2021 draws to a close and we raise our glasses after another pandemic year, we’d be remiss not to acknowledge the innovative solutions our drink shakers have developed over the past 20 some-odd months. Drink kits and to-go cocktails haven’t merely given bars and restaurants a chance to stay relevant in times of social distancing and capacity restrictions, but have created lasting trends that are still in demand and likely here to stay.

Trio's to require proof of vaccination for indoor dining starting this week

In light of the rising COVID-19 infections in Arkansas, in which the seven-day average nearly doubled last week, Trio's announced that in addition to requiring masks again, it will require proof of vaccination to dine inside the restaurant starting this week.

The espresso martini is having a moment, and Fox Trail Distillery shares a recipe you need to try

Fox Trail Distillery has provided us with a recipe to make a home bartender version of its popular espresso martini.

Meatflation hits Arkansas, restaurateurs grapple with higher costs

Restaurant owners weigh in on rising meat prices.

Sterling Market food hall coming to Little Rock's East Village in spring 2022

The food hall-style restaurant, which will be located in the space formerly occupied by Cathead's Diner, will host a butcher shop, a greens/sandwich station, an artisan pizza station, a bakery and a full bar.

Happy Thanksgiving from Eat Arkansas, and some musings on pickle+cranberry pie

Is there a dubious Thanksgiving dish served every year that repulses you? Or do you have a bizarre tradition that you absolutely love for its sentimental flavor? What's your favorite Thanksgiving leftovers tradition? We need to know!

Oaklawn hosting the All-In Steak Showdown this weekend

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs is hosting a Steak Cookoff Association steak (and frog leg) cook-off this weekend on Friday Nov. 19 and Saturday Nov. 20. Contestants have until Friday at noon to register for four different cook-off competitions, which include cash prizes of up to $1,000.

I tried the Prickly Pickle and it didn’t hurt a bit

Fried food intolerance be damned, Guy Lancaster went all in on The Prickly Pickle — and then back for seconds.

Big Bad Breakfast coming to West Little Rock in early 2022

Founded in Oxford in 2008 by chef and author John Currence, a New Orleans native and James Beard award winner, Big Bad Breakfast has become a staple in Oxford and beyond, known for its high-end, decadent breakfast fare.

Arkansas brewers know, real men drink hard seltzer

Local brewers improve on the White Claw model.

I'd like an order for pick up: Thanksgiving dinner

Local restaurants offering Thanksgiving feasts to go.

Lost Forty's Festival of Darkness raises $4,100 for Recycle Bikes for Kids

Lost Forty Brewing announced today that the Festival of Darkness raised $4,100 for Recycle Bikes for Kids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has provided over 19,000 bikes back into the community since its inception in 2008.

k-Bird going on hiatus

Chef Richard Glasgow, owner and operator of k-Bird, announced last week on Facebook that he is closing the restaurant until "communal dining, and strangers sharing tables are no longer sources of discomfort."

2050: The shift to delivery and drive-thru continues

Restaurants will be forced to reckon with sustainability.

The Arkansas Barbecue Trail

Barbecue tourism is an Arkansas thing, and it's time for you to hit the road.

Onyx takes home two awards from Milan's 2021 World Coffee Championships

Onyx Coffee Lab's co-owner Andrea Allen won second place in the 2021 World Barista Championship, one of three competitions held at the World Coffee Championships, which took place in Milan on Oct. 22-26

Food diary: return trips to Fidel & Co., take-and-make margaritas from The Fold and more

This past weekend Arkansas Times food editor Rhett Brinkley found a new favorite breakfast spot, perfected the Friday afternoon office margarita using a locally sourced mix and learned that if you want the birria ramen, show up early.

A killer sushi cure for no-food Mondays

A good lunch is hard to find when you're in downtown Little Rock on a Monday. Here's a solid option.