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'Jim Keet'

Tornado sheltering in the walk-in: Tales of safety and hospitality from Little Rock restaurant coolers

“We just did what we needed to do to take care of our crew and our customers,” Benjamin Hoanzl said. “That’s why we’re here. We’re service industry, so people are number one.” 
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City director criticizes summer concert slate at First Security Amphitheater

Concerts are returning to the First Security Amphitheater this summer after a limited number of shows in 2021 and no performances in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the line-up thus far has inspired criticism from At-Large Little Rock Director Antwan Phillips.

Count Porkula BBQ announces additional location, partnership with JTJ Restaurants

Count Porkula BBQ, a food truck turned brick and mortar restaurant housed within The Rail Yard at 1212 E. Sixth St., announced a partnership with Jim Keet’s JTJ Restaurants to open its first stand-alone location in early 2022.

Petit & Keet running week-long "Taste of Emerald Coast" event

Through March 27, menu specials inspired by Petit's Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, restaurants Red Bar and Louis Louis will be offered along with specialty cocktails.

How to open a restaurant during a pandemic

Despite economic uncertainty and hardship, several brand-new restaurants — like Brood & Barley and Cypress Social — have popped up. Henrietta's is still in the works, and a renovated Oyster Bar is coming.

Cypress Social brings destination dining to old Cock of the Walk site

“Everything out there, the landscaping, the parking lot, the waterfall, we’ve completely redone. The whole idea was as soon as you come in, you want maximum impact,” Keet said. 

Restaurant owners approach May 11 dine-in closure lift with caution

We talked with six local restaurant owners about how they’re planning to proceed with Monday's lift on dining room closures.

UPDATE: The stench grows on a $15 million fund to help business that was gone before many knew about it

Who was lucky enough to get an application in for state grant money to help businesses reopen? Or did it take more than luck?

New show at the Arts Center: Watercolors in the Park restaurant: UPDATE

The Arkansas Arts Center's latest opening is its new restaurant, Watercolor in the Park. The Keet family of restaurateurs (Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe, Petit & Keet) is now running the show.

City Board faces dirty business of sewers

Sewer service to sprawling areas outside the city limits will occupy the Little Rock City Board Tuesday.

Paninis & Co., I Love Juice Bar join up

Paninis & Company, a sandwich and salad supplier created by Taziki’s owner Jim Keet, is now providing I Love Juice Bar in the Midtowne Shopping Center with eat-in or take-out meals. The sandwiches use Boar’s Head brand meats and cheeses; vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free paninis will be on the menu as well, and there will be salad offerings, too. All will be made to order, rather than preprepared.

It's official — ethics drive falls short

As I indicated earlier, the drive for a better ethics has fallen short. The release: Little Rock - The Better Ethics Now Committee announced today that the effort to get 62,507 signatures necessary to get the Campaign Finance and Lobbying Act of 2012 on the ballot has fallen short.