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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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."