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Order up: Fleet of robot cat waiters descend upon El Porton in West Little Rock

Get your selfie sticks ready. Robot waiters have arrived.
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To cure your social anxiety, try cake

Author and baker Kelli Marks says cake is the best wingman. "Long ago I learned that people care less about what I have to say if I'm offering a cupcake when I say it."
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There's a turkey & gravy soda and we tried it

If you don't want to eat a big Thanksgiving meal, you can always try drinking it as a soda. But you should be warned: The reviews aren't good.

Four Quarter opening up at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving for Friendsgiving

The kitchen will be open, but Four Quarter is encouraging guests to bring a dish or any leftovers that will be set up potluck-style for people to eat free of charge.
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Soccer fans flock to Hill Station, where every World Cup game will play (even the 4 a.m. ones)

The U.S. National Team's first match of the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar was today, and a large crowd showed up to Hill Station in Hillcrest to watch. Despite the 8-hour difference between Little Rock and Qatar time zones, owner Daniel Bryant said he plans to air every game live.

Don't sleep on El Sur's sopa de pollo this soup season

Remember that Campbell's Soup commercial where the snowman melted into a small child by eating soup? This soup could pull that off.
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UA Pulaski Tech Culinary Arts students wow with a giant gingerbread house at the Arlington Hotel

The giant gingerbread house is an annual tradition at the Arlington Hotel, dating back more than 30 years.

The best things we ate this week

A wedge salad from Capital Bar & Grill, fried sage leaves from Capeo and a Flake Baby Pastry s'mores oatmeal cream pie were the best things we ate this week. What made your list?
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North Little Rock's Argenta 'parklets' officially open on Main Street's east side

North Little Rock officials and others hosted an official ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday in Argenta for the first of two new outdoor street-side dining spaces or "parklets" in front of Reno's, Skinny J's and Crush Wine Bar on the east side of Main Street between Broadway and 4th streets.

Soft opening this week for Tamalcalli: The Tamale, Taco, & Cerveza stand on Main Street

Tamalcalli: The Tamale Taco & Cerveza Stand, a Mexican restaurant featuring authentic tamales, tacos, burritos, tortas and a variety of Tex-Mex and Cali-Mex-style street food, announced it is holding a soft opening this week in the spot formerly occupied by TOPDOG Hot Dog Co. at 308 Main Street.
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Starbucks crew in Fayetteville becomes first in Arkansas to win union election

A Starbucks in Fayetteville became the first in Arkansas to unionize, joining 260 stores across the country who have successfully formed unions despite the global coffee giant's anti-union stance.

All gratitude as kBird comes to an end

The lease expires at the end of the month. I just can’t do it anymore — not in the way I want it to be done. The daily wear and tear has proven too much 10 years in. I still want to cook, but it is time to move on from the building and day-to-day operation.

It’s official: Wright’s Barbecue to set up shop in Little Rock

Wright’s new digs will be located at 1311 Rebsamen Park Road in the Quonset hut behind Town Pump and Rebsamen Liquor.

The best things we ate this week

Election party snacks, Three Fold's beef noodle soup and The Fold's street corn dip were among the best things we ate this week. What made your list?

Here for the fried chicken and spaghetti

In Tontitown, considered an Italian outpost in the American South because of the large number of Italian immigrants who settled here, imaginative cooks figured out how to blend cultures together in the tastiest way. You can sample this Old Country + country fried mashup with a local dish of choice — fried chicken and spaghetti.

Check out this delightful historical documentary "Elevated: How Jacques & Suzanne Lifted Little Rock Cuisine"

"Elevated: How Jacques & Suzanne Lifted Little Rock Cuisine" gives an oral history of the restaurant through its former chefs and maitre d's, who were largely recruited from Europe. Executive Chef Paul Bash and Louis Petit and several other chefs wax nostalgic about their 10 years in the high rise restaurant, which was located  on the 30th floor of what was then the First National Building.

Westrock Coffee hosted groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for 524,000 square foot facility in Conway

Once fully operational, the 524,000 square foot production facility will be Westrock's largest, and according to the press release, the largest roasting ready-to-drink operation of its kind. It will employ approximately 300 people.

Memphis-based City Silo Table + Pantry announces Little Rock location at The Promenade

City Silo Table + Pantry, a clean eating restaurant with two locations in Memphis, announced that it will be expanding into Little Rock with a third location at 17701 Chenal Parkway slated to open in the first half of 2023.

Nervously eating my way through election night at each of the candidates' watch parties

Eating our feelings from watch party to watch party.

In other election day news, here's this week's schedule for the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile food drive

At each scheduled event the Wienermobile will be accepting canned and nonperishable unexpired goods that will be delivered to the Arkansas Food Bank at the week's end.
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