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Capital Hotel and Capital Bar & Grill reopening Mon. May 17

After being shuttered for over a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Capital Hotel is reopening along with the Capital Bar & Grill on Mon. May 17.

BrunchFest pass now available to benefit Centers for Youth and Families

The Emerging Leaders, a young professionals group supporting Arkansas’s oldest nonprofit, Centers for Youth and Families, has adapted its annual BrunchFest to BrunchFest Passes that contain coupons to more than 30 area eateries.

Cheesecake on Point to open brick and mortar location this Saturday

The Cheesecake on Point food truck will open a new brick-and-mortar location this Saturday at 9809 W. Markham in the shopping center that houses Andy's Restaurant and Fuller & Sons Hardware.

Local restaurants offering Mother's Day brunch specials

Mother's Day is Sunday, so it's time to start making reservations, planning your picnic and scrambling for locally-made gift ideas.

A guide to open-air dining in Central Arkansas

Al fresco all the time.

Little Rock River Market's Ottenheimer Hall open for business

Ottenheimer Hall, the River Market's public food court-style market, which has been shuttered for over a year, is welcoming back vendors and the public this Saturday.

Rock Town Distillery's Single Barrel Bourbon scores Double Gold

Rock Town Distillery, whose bourbon is distilled in Little Rock with Arkansas corn and wheat, was awarded a prestigious Double Gold medal for its Single Barrel Bourbon at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Saracen Casino lands authentic Kobe beef

Saracen's premier high-end restaurant, Red Oak Steakhouse, will be one of the 38 restaurants licensed in the U.S. to serve authentic Kobe beef, an elusive breed of pure-blood Tajima Wagyu cows that are born, raised, slaughtered and processed in Japan's Hyogo Prefecture.

Dark Side Coffee adding second location to Park Hill

The company will soon open a second "lounge" location in the former Angry Dave's Bicycles at 3515 JFK Blvd. Back in January, Angry Dave's relocated a few blocks south, taking over the space that housed Collector's Edition Comics from 1982 until it closed shop last summer.

kBird reopens with fixed dinner menu for Wednesday and Thursday nights

On Wednesday kBird launched its new dinner concept and announced that it will be moving away from lunch and opening for takeout-only dinner on Wednesday and Thursday nights, with all orders to be picked up between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Offerings can be portioned for up to 24 people, and may be ordered with a meat option or a fish option.

Chef Geovanny Villagran named 2021 Diamond Chef

Chef Geovanny Villagran, owner of the food truck La Casa De Mi Abuelita Maw Maw's House, won the 2021 "Diamond Chef: On Demand" Arkansas cooking competition last night.

Weekly food truck round up

Trucks will be at Simmons Bank Arena, The Rail Yard, OrthoArkansas and more.

Argenta Farmers Market announces new location at Argenta Plaza

The Argenta Farmers Market (formally the Dogtown Farmers Market) in downtown North Little Rock, has found a new home at Argenta Plaza at 510 Main St. in North Little Rock. The market will be open 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Saturdays.

Flyway and Stone's Throw to host screenings of "Spaceballs" and "Three Amigos" at War Memorial Stadium

Flyway Brewing Co. and Stone's Throw Brewing are hosting an '80s comedy double feature with screenings of "Spaceballs" and "Three Amigos"  Fri. May 7 at War Memorial Stadium.

UPDATE: Arkansas Times Margarita Festival is back

Margarita season is upon us, and Arkansas Times is celebrating the perfect mixture of tequila, freshly squeezed citrus, orange liqueur and salt with its 4th annual Margarita Festival on Fri., June 18 at the River Market Pavilions from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Playing With Produce raises funds for Washington Elementary

Throughout the month of April, the Arkansas Local Food Network and Bernice Garden will host “Playing with Produce: A Family-Friendly Fundraiser,” a series of virtual cooking classes to raise funds for after school and summer cooking and nutrition classes for students at Washington Elementary.

Diamond Chef cooking competition goes virtual

After two cancellations, UA Pulaski Technical College foundation's annual Diamond Chef Arkansas fundraising cooking competition is going forward virtually as "Diamond Chef: On Demand" on April 22 at 6 p.m.

White Water Tavern Market hosting benefit tomorrow for transgender visibility

Vendors including Flake Baby Pastry, AR-T's, El Sur Street Food Co., Farm Girl Meats, Southern Jewells, The Root Cafe, West Markham Gardens and Sardis Gardens will set up at Whitewater Market on Saturday, 4/3, to raise money for transgender rights.

How Me & McGee Market outgrew its roadside stand and found a sense of purpose

Some new additions to Me & McGee Market for the 2021 season include partnering with chef Josh Smith of the Southern Standard food truck, which will be exclusively located at Me & McGee during the market’s open hours.

SoMa Outdoor Dining Room reopening Friday Night

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership announced that the SoMa Outdoor Dining Room will reopen Friday night after shutting down for the winter.