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Time does wonderful things to pork, and it’s done wonderful things for Arkansas Times’ annual Hog Roast, too — now matured into a block party that celebrates the best parts of the pig. Tickets for the Saturday event, held from 1-5 p.m., are on sale for $15 through tonight. They'll be $20 at the door.
This is a milestone year for Lisa Zhang. It’s the fifth anniversary of Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co., her wildly popular authentic Chinese restaurant in downtown Little Rock, and her 20th year in the United States. It also marks a year of expansion with the opening in May of her Chinese chicken restaurant Haybird (“Where East Meats West”), and the development of a new 9,000-square-foot project in Riverdale, slated to open next year, which will house three concepts: an expanded and relocated Haybird; Eastern Pantry, a sort of deli with take-home meal options; and a sake brewery.
Taco Mama is a staple of the Hot Springs food scene. We’re meeting up with the one and only Chef Diana Marez Bratton. 'The' Taco Mama! Diana has been turning heads with her culinary delights for years.
Hill Station, a new restaurant run by Tara and Brandon Brown of Hillcrest Artisan Meats, is slated to open in Hillcrest at the end of October. Tara, who will be the restaurant's general manager, said Hill Station will serve a lunch and dinner menu that includes many favorites from the couple's artisan butcher shop across the street.
We're thrilled to debut a new podcast! "Heaping Spoonful," is a twice-monthly conversation between host Kelley Bass and restaurateurs, chefs, growers and others who have helped generate the legends associated with eateries across the Mid-South. The podcast is presented by Ben E. Keith Mid-South. In the first episode, Arkansas restaurateur George Eldridge — of The Band Box, The Sports Page and Doe's fame — talks about how he got into the business, his beloved grill top and his long friendship with President Clinton.