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Come out to the Arkansas Times Margarita Festival tonight!

Come savor the season with salsa moves and swill at the third annual Arkansas Times Margarita Festival, presented by Milagro Tequila, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 2, on the field of War Memorial Stadium.
burger with fried onion strings and a skewer labeled "vegan"

Plant-based pub grub at Ester's in SoMa

Thanks to handful of pop-ups, food trucks and brick and mortars, it's getting a little easier to eat vegan in Little Rock without trekking westward for a Whole Foods trip.
Bresaola with rocket and parmesan

Arkansas Italian Food & Culture Festival at the Clinton Presidential Center this weekend

Central Arkansas has a surprising pocket of authentic Italian culture stretching all the way back to the early 20th century, and it's on display for three spring days — Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28 — in downtown Little Rock.

Buffalo sighting in the Heights

A sign on the door of 5662 R St. in the Heights neighborhood says that a small brewery taproom has applied for ABC OK to open. The Buffalo Brewing Co. will open its second and Heights' first craft beer pub. 
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Sneak eats on May Day: The Greek Food Festival preview

The International Greek Food Festival has something new this year: A preview of the Greek delights that will bring out the masses to the festival. The preview will be from 5:30-7 p.m. May 1 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church; the festival will be Friday-Sunday, May 17-19.

Three Fold announces fried chicken 'pop-up' Haybird; says Riverdale project in the works

Three Fold, Main St.'s dumpling and noodle destination, is opening a pop-up fried chicken restaurant in its former location on Center St. Haybird will highlight a lighter style of fried chicken than most southerners are used to, serving boneless breasts and legs atop very thinly-cut fries. Owner Lisa Zhang said she hopes to open the pop-up by the end of May.

Pinches Tacos: sunny lunch spot, saucy namesake

Street tacos were meant to be eaten this way — truckside, perched on a folding chair at a sun-drenched card table.

The Impossible Burger is an eerie feat of food science

The plant-based burger utilizes a controversial ingredient called heme to trick helpless, hapless meat-eater synapses into firing off an announcement to the body that beef is in the building.
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The El Gato is a fierce, frugal cup of coffee

Priced at $2.65, the El Gato is served in a vermillion orange coffee mug — that mid-century milk glass that filled your grandparents’ cabinets — and it’s perfect drip coffee for people who don’t/won’t/can’t do the drip coffee routine at home.

Drink up to feed the hungry at the Rail Yard Food Truck Party

Seven food trucks, four craft beer breweries, vendors and live music will gather from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at The Rail Yard at 1212 E. Sixth St. for the "First Annual Rail Yard Food Truck Party." A portion of alcohol sales will benefit the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.

Spoons up: Soup Sunday soon

Ciao Baci's Jeff Owen is the featured chef for this year's Soup Sunday, the annual fundraiser for Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families that draws in slurpers and dancers of all ages by the hundreds and is coming Feb. 24 to the Statehouse Convention Center.

Kat-chicken, Kat-pickles, Kat-fish: Robinson does it again

Food writer and former Arkansas Times Eat Arkansas blogger Kat Robinson has released her third book, this time "Arkansas Food: The A to Z of Eating in the Natural State," she's announced.
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Argenta Core no more

The Core pub in North Little Rock has called it quits.

Shop, drink, help The Van and Arkansas Foodbank at Lost Forty's popup event Sunday

If you wait until Christmas Eve Eve to do your shopping — that’s you, gentlemen — here’s a way to make it painless: Check out the “Holiday Brunch and Browse Pop Up” event Dec. 23 at Lost Forty Brewing.

New Tacos 4 Life to open in NLR

Arkansas's 10th Tacos 4 Life restaurant opens Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Dillard’s Department Store parking lot at the McCain Mall.

Nook comes to the library: Not a tablet, but a cuppa

The Central Arkansas Library System kicks off a caffeinated experience Saturday, Dec. 15, when the Nexus Nook coffee shop opens on the first floor of the Main Library, 100 Rock St.

Sun rises again on MorningSide Bagels

MorningSide Bagels, whose cult following has been loxless since the eatery was shut earlier this year, is open again in its original store at 10848 Maumelle Blvd.

Territorial Fare! featuring Yvette Brady, Tim Morton in November

Having attended the July “Territorial Fare!” celebration of foodways at the Historic Arkansas Museum — when German and Scottish foods and folk were the subjects — I can heartily recommend that you buy tickets to the November event, "The Legacy of African Americans."

Helena-West Helena cheers Delta Dirt Distillery

Helena-West Helena is toasting a forthcoming development on Cherry Street: A distillery to be called Delta Dirt Distillery.

La Hacienda Cantrell location closed temporarily for kitchen renovations

Salsa Verde seekers may have run into a snag in Riverdale this week, as the beloved La Hacienda location on Cantrell Road closes its doors for a few days to complete some kitchen renovations.
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