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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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Dero Sanford offers free food photography for local restaurants during the pandemic

Six days ago, Sanford put out a call on his social media platforms offering to do five free shots of plated food for Central Arkansas restaurants in need of some enticing promotional material.

Capi Peck coordinates meal train to nursing home beset by COVID-19

Capi Peck — city director for West Little Rock’s Ward 4 and the “self-taught good cook” behind Trio’s Restaurant — has launched a “meal train” to feed medical and support staff at Briarwood Nursing Center, a senior care facility on Rodney Parham Road that’s currently beset by an outbreak of COVID-19.

The Root Cafe has a grocery market

Add The Root Cafe to a growing list of restaurants modifying their operations for increased curbside and delivery service.

Copper Grill channeling donations to feed first responders

Downtown Little Rock's Copper Grill, for one, is channeling donations from a GoFundMe campaign to help make meals for first responders during the coronavirus crisis. 
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Service industry workers register for DLRP's "virtual tip jar"

Downtown Little Rock Partnership launched a "virtual tip jar" Friday, compiling the Venmo and Paypal accounts of Little Rock service industry workers to give them a boost during financially dubious times.

Eight places to buy groceries that aren't Kroger

If you're having trouble finding pantry staples and fresh produce at the big box grocery stores, might we suggest you patronize a local establishment like Heights Corner Market or Sam's Oriental?

Little Rock restaurant workers weigh in on the pandemic

I’ve been waiting tables for 13 years, and I’ve never been scared to go to work. As the virus is spreading throughout the country and Arkansas, I wanted to talk to other service industry workers here in Little Rock about how they’ve been feeling, and what changes their restaurants or bars have had to make to try to deal with this pandemic.  

How Yellow Rocket Concepts is moving forward amid the coronavirus

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.
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The Library Kitchen + Lounge: No books, much lunch

The spot still has that cavernous feel of the old Gusano’s, though it manages to feel a little more homey.

Will's Cinnamon Shop | Will's Famous Cinnamon Rolls - FeastMode! Hot Springs

Will Byrd started making cinnamon rolls because Will Byrd loves cinnamon rolls.

Seeking sourdough

You’ll find it — and a one-of-a-kind oven that’s nearly three decades old — in Leslie.
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Hot tamales and Clinton mania: an oral history of Little Rock's Doe's Eat Place

This is the story of how the Little Rock landmark came to be and how it persists as told by staff, friends and customers.
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Tusk & Trotter's "High South" cuisine is peak pork

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.

Don Dugan and Tasha Stratton to take over South on Main

Don Dugan and Tasha Stratton -- who currently operate Dugan's Pub, Dizzy's Gypsy Bistro and Stratton's Market -- are taking over as owners at South on Main.

Wunderful European soul food at WunderHaus

The idea for serving good food produced locally came to Jacqueline Smith when she was pregnant.

Ed Walker's, Bruno's, Star of India among Arkansas Food Hall of Fame finalists

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."

Matt Bell plans to sell South on Main restaurant; new ownership expected to continue partnership with Oxford American

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.

Maxine's Live | Famous Loaded Bloody Mary - Live Music Venue & Late Night Eatery, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Feast Mode! To kick-off our new 'Foodie' Series, we're at Maxine's Live Music Venue and Late Night Eatery located in the heart of Historic Downtown Hot Springs.
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