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Souperb: 43 restaurants showed out for Soup Sunday

Dozens of Central Arkansas restaurants provided a variety of soups, breads and desserts for Soup Sunday, an annual event benefiting Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.
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Future of PattiCakes uncertain following January fire

We caught up with PattiCakes owner Patti Stobaugh to find out what's next after a January fire destroyed the bakery's facility in downtown Conway.

Wright’s Barbecue named best barbecue joint in Arkansas by Southern Living

On Wednesday, Southern Living released its annual list of “The South’s Best Barbecue Joint in Every State 2024,” and it should come as no surprise to brisket fans that Wright’s Barbecue has taken the number one spot in Arkansas for the second year running. 

7 Brew Coffee opens second JFK Boulevard stand

Fayetteville-based 7 Brew Coffee now has two drive-thru stands open on JFK Boulevard in North Little Rock.

Lulu’s Seafood Kitchen announces closure

The Chi family behind Lulu’s Seafood Kitchen in Little Rock’s Heights neighborhood announced on Facebook this week that they are permanently closing the restaurant.

Shaq-backed Big Chicken restaurant in NWA goes almost as big as its name implies

A surprise text from a friend on her way to try Shaquille O’Neal’s fast food restaurant in Springdale resulted in a play-by-play review.

Sterling Market hosting eclipse watch party

East Village restaurant Sterling Market is making use of its indoor/outdoor dining space to host a party for the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8. 

Owner of Benton restaurant Tim’s Tavern arrested on charges of sexually assaulting two minors

A Benton restaurant owner who was arrested in January on sexual assault charges was arrested again Wednesday after the same victims — both minors employed at his restaurant — came forward with additional information.

Kat Robinson launches ‘The Great Arkansas Barbecue Questionnaire’

Arkansas food historian and author Kat Robinson has recently launched a questionnaire aimed at local owners of barbecue restaurants for research ahead of her newest book covering the state's barbecue traditions.

Smashed N' Stacked's burger whiz is hungry to help

Smashed N’ Stacked burgers pile on flavor, but the real goal is to smash food insecurity.

Brood & Barley’s Khan shrimp salad special is a perfect take on a Caesar

I’m still thinking about Brood & Barley’s weekly salad special.

1982, the year of the Horseradish Souffle

The headline for this 1982 write-up by Mary Dee Terry, which ran in the sporadic Arkansas Gourmet department, was "It May Sound Terrible But it Tastes Sooo Good!" We'll take her word for it.

Bleu Monkey Grill to open Monday in West Little Rock

Hot Springs’ Bleu Monkey Grill will open its new West Little Rock outlet next week at 10700 N. Rodney Parham in the Village at Pleasant Valley shopping center.

The Hotel Hot Springs targeting spring for Coy’s Steakhouse revival

The Hotel Hot Springs is targeting a spring opening for revival restaurant Coy's Steakhouse.

El Palenque rules the roost

Authenticity is a priority for owners David and Marlin (pronounced “mar-LEEN") Martinez, both in the decor and the food that they serve.

The Bagel Shop's getting fancy with new pop-up dinner series 

The Bagel Shop announced on Instagram Friday that tickets are on sale for the first of a new dinner series at the shop titled “‘Fancy Place,’ a dining establishment.” 

WLR food scene report: Denny’s really is closed 

A food scene report from the abandoned Denny’s, City Silo and the two new restaurants headed to Bowman Road. 

Ask A Server: A Q&A with Shaniya Abrams

Shaniya Abrams of Raduno — winner of Best Server in the 2024 Arkansas Times Readers Choice poll — takes an in-depth look at the local food scene offerings on her @savouringshaniya Instagram page. We gave her a pop quiz on her favorite local gems.

The Utopia Deli's quest to take vegan cuisine and 'food truck it up'

“Nobody knew who we were," Utopia Deli owner Trisha Billings said. “They just saw this food. And it said, ‘Delivery only, inbox to order.' And our inbox just started going crazy."

UPDATE: Everything you need to know about the SoMardi Gras parade on Saturday, including time change

Sixty parade floats, 90 vendors, 10 food trucks, mermaids from the Netflix documentary series “MerPeople” and more will descend on South Main Street in Little Rock’s historic SoMa district on Saturday for the 14th annual SoMardi Gras parade.