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Lake Hamilton School District students provided take-home meals

Lake Hamilton School District in Garland County provided 6,622 take-home meals for students for the week of Thanksgiving break.

Arkansas chefs offer favorite recipes

The holiday season looks different this year. Because of the pandemic, many people won’t be celebrating with as many friends and family as they have in the past. But the smaller table might bring an opportunity to spend more creative time in the kitchen.
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Bentonville's The Preacher's Son announces new chef

The Preacher’s Son, the downtown Bentonville restaurant located in a restored historic church, has announced that it will welcome Arkansas native Neal Gray as its new executive chef. Current executive chef, Matthew Cooper, is leaving the restaurant in pursuit of a new project with his last service on Sat., Dec. 12.

MeMe’s Twisted Potato serves up affordable vegan food with a twist

“My philosophy is eating healthy shouldn’t break your pockets, it shouldn’t be limited to one class of person. Healthy food should be available for everyone,” Coleman said.

Trio's accepts White House Task Force recommendation to limit dine in capacity

The White House Coronavirus Task Force recommended on Tuesday that restaurants in 52 Arkansas counties limit indoor dining capacity to less than 25 percent. Governor Hutchinson declined to enforce the recommendation. However, Trio's Restaurant announced last night on its Facebook page that it will heed the call in an effort to ensure the safety of its customers and staff.

Your Friday the 13th weekend round up

New brews and live music this weekend. Be safe out there.

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Thanksgiving to go from House of Mental, Arthur's, Boulevard and more

This might be the perfect year to order Thanksgiving takeout, and several restaurants around town are ready for it.

McClard’s Bar-B-Q goes mobile

The food truck will mark the first official expansion to the restaurant’s service footprint since opening its doors in 1928. 

Vegan bakery franchise Cinnaholic coming to West Little Rock this winter

Little Rock’s Cinnaholic, opening this winter at 12800 Chenal Parkway, suite 7, joins nearly 40 existing locations in the US.
Exterior of East Sixth Brewery.

East Sixth Brewing Co. closes taproom, cites rise in COVID-19 cases

East Sixth Brewing Co., formerly Rebel Kettle, in Little Rock's East Village neighborhood, has elected to close its taproom due to safety concerns with the rise of COVID-19 cases as winter approaches.
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Kaleidoscope Film Festival goes virtual, DOT's virtual EP release party, chili cha cha in person

Here's some things going on this weekend if you can rip yourself away from the election results.

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.

The Faded Rose giving staff Election Day off

Laurie David, who along with husband Ed and son Zac own the New Orleans-style Cajun restaurant The Faded Rose on Rebsamen Park Road, said they've thought about closing the store for the last several presidential elections but just never pulled the trigger.

Pharmacist spouses bring craft brewery to Camden

“We really wanted to bring a sense of community and a place where everyone could come and spend time, whether it be with their kids, family, friends or pets," Lauren Glaze said.
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Food Truck Friday, and more food trucks this weekend

This might be your last chance for the year to catch Food Truck Fridays at Simmons Bank Arena.

Black Angus reopens in original midtown location

Black Angus opened on Monday for drive-thru and pickup. "Next week we'll probably start delivery service, but I'm trying to get this new routine down before we open dine-in. Baby steps," owner Karla Creasey said.

Mockingbird Bar wins grant, will donate to SoMa Outdoor Dining Room: Update

Mockingbird was one of 67 businesses nationally that received the grants.

Original Hot Dog Factory comes to SoMa

Owner Devin Wilkerson said he first learned about the franchise on the TV show “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” on the Bravo network. The franchise’s CEO and president Dennis McKinley is the fiance of Porsha Williams, who is one of the housewives featured in the show. 

Capi Peck on Trio’s longevity, her employee family and 2020

“We’re able to make it, but we’re really looking for that RESTAURANT Acts 2020 [in Congress]. This industry, we were the first to close and one of the last to open and we need some help,” Peck said. 

Firefly Burger food truck brings gourmet burgers to Maumelle Boulevard

Co-owner Cassandra Kassis said that she and her husband’s favorite part of the day was spending a couple hours in the evening cooking in the kitchen together. Friends and relatives have been telling them they needed to open a restaurant, so they decided to start with a food truck. 
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