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Meet MaryAnn Strange, the self-made chef behind Conway's favorite Alfredo

MaryAnn Strange is building a devoted following in Conway, one Cajun Egg Roll at a time.
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Arkansas restaurants still hurting, survey says

The Arkansas restaurant business is suffering and more financial aid is needed. And, of course, it's not just those businesses, but those put out of work.

Another day and more indications that the governor's words aren't taking


Vote for your favorite restaurants!

Since 1981, the Arkansas Times has asked its readers to vote for the best restaurants in the state. Through Nov. 29, support your favorite restaurant by voting in our annual Readers Choice Awards. It's the 40th anniversary of the poll this year, and it's sponsored by Ben E. Keith.

Restaurant lobby makes its case for government relief

Restaurant lobby predicts a dire future for the industry without government help.

Oh, good, waiting tables is worse than it used to be

Rhett Brinkley talks about what it's like to wait tables during a pandemic. (Audio by Sydney Hunsicker and Jack Lloyd.)

UPDATE: Coronavirus update: Restaurants may reopen on limited basis May 11

Restaurants may reopen for dining on a limited basis May 11. And money will be provided to help businesses reopen.

Coronavirus update: A big jump in cases, perhaps from Cummins, and some worries about restaurant reopenings

A big jump in coronavirus cases in Arkansas and some questions for the governor on social distancing in restaurants.

Drink up: No need to leave home. And have something to eat, too

Order takeout today and get some wine delivered with that from Colonial Wine and Spirits.

UPDATE: Democrats seek added unemployment benefits at special session

Democratic Party wants state to improve unemployment benefits during special legislative session to cut budget on account of coronavirus.

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.  

Mayor Scott bans service in restaurants and bars; takeout only allowed

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. announced today an end to service in restaurants and bars beginning Friday. Takeout and delivery service can continue.