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Yellow Rocket Concepts, the group that owns nine restaurants in Arkansas and employs some 500, announced today that it was suspending dine-in operations at all of its restaurants. The restaurant group's revenue has cratered in recent days. Co-owner John Beachboard said he expected it to be down as much as 80 percent today. But he said he and his partners had made the decision to continue paying their employees through the coronavirus pandemic — even if it bankrupts the company.
If you’re the kind of person that prefers their protein to resemble the animal from which it came as little as possible, you’ll still find plenty to eat, but you might also risk missing the point. Tusk & Trotter serves meat with an origin story, and what’s on the plate is meant to highlight, rather than mask, the qualities of the animal you’re being offered.
The Department of Arkansas Heritage has named its fourth class of finalists for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, a program launched in 2016 to "to recognize Arkansas’s legendary restaurants, proprietors and food-themed events across the state."
The Nashville Scene reports that Little Rock Chef Matt Bell is selling South on Main to new ownership and will be taking over as executive chef at Gray & Dudley in Nashville. Bell is set to begin at the restaurant, part of the city's 21c Hotel, in February.
Little Rock has more stellar lunch spots than we deserve, and it’s entirely possible to escape most of them without busting your budget for the entire day. Here, we highlight a few steals for the noontime hour.
Kream Kastle has no social media presence whatsoever. Neither does it take orders through various delivery apps. One might be tempted to call this place a throwback to an earlier era, an atavism, a living fossil. But we just call it that little drive-in on Highway 70 — you know, that tastee-freeze between Ten Mile Creek and the Lonsdale turnoff, the place where all the trucks are parked.
Dos Rocas, which opened at 1220 S. Main St. in January, officially relaunched as Mockingbird Bar and Tacos on Thursday. Jack Sundell and Corri Bristow-Sundell, who own The Root Cafe, are now the sole owners of Mockingbird, which Sundell said will be taking an Arkansas local food approach to Latin American cuisine.