Eat Arkansas

The Fold mourns loss of employee

A memorial fund has been set up for the family.

A new food scene emerges during the pandemic

Here's what to eat when you climb out of your COVID cave.

Rosie's is riveting the weekday lunch scene in Little Rock's East Village

Just like its namesake, Rosie’s Pot and Kettle thrives in hard times.

2021 in review: The 21 most-read Eat Arkansas stories of the year

Despite all the pandemic-related problems, 2021 was a great year to Eat Arkansas.

Vermicelli, chicken parm and melt in your mouth scallops: Guy Choate's top 10 meals of 2021

Little Rock writer Guy Choate documents and photographs every restaurant meal he takes in each year. This year he ate 360 meals at 215 restaurants, up 242 from last year, but not as many as his all-time high of 411 in pre-pandemic times. Here are his top 10 out of his 163 meals in The Natural State in 2021.

Rolo pretzels and sugared cranberries are here to save your holiday treat platter

If you find yourself wanting to make some treats this Christmas but don’t have the time to bake up a masterpiece, these Rolo pretzels and sugared cranberries are the perfect solution.

Kat Robinson's new book tackles 94 of the state's dairy bars

Arkansas travel writer and food historian Kat Robinson logged over 8,900 miles visiting the state's 94 dairy bars, some more than once, researching her new book "Arkansas Dairy Bars: Neat Eats & Cool Treats."

Christmas pop up market featuring appearance from The Grinch in Pettaway neighborhood this weekend

If you're looking for last minute creative gift ideas, several local vendors will be at the outdoor Christmas pop up market this Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon in the Pettaway neighborhood east of Main Street at 408 E. 21 St.

Brood & Barley’s secret weapon: Pennsylvania Dutch nostalgia

On a recent visit to Brood & Barley in Argenta, Stefanie Kennon-McGill, a Pennsylvania native and author of the food blog The Scientist Eats, was delighted to find menu items that reminded her of home.

UPDATE: Arkansas Barbecue Trail

Updates to the Arkansas Barbecue Trail. Bookmark this page if you're participating.

Charlee's Good Time Drinkery announces late December target date for move to the River Market

Charlee's Good Time Drinkery is making headway on its move to the River Market in the space formerly occupied by Bosco's Restaurant Brewing Co., subsequently Damgoode Pies at 500 President Clinton Ave.

Your local Christmas takeout guide

While you're waiting on your Christmas packages to arrive, you should have plenty of time to order a festive Christmas brunch, lunch or dinner. Our reliable local restaurants have come through once again and are providing one less headache this holiday season for those who don't want to cook, clean or try to park at Kroger in Hillcrest on the bustling days leading up to Christmas Eve.

Last call for the Arkansas Times Readers Choice poll, vote for your favorite restaurants

If you haven't gotten around to voting for your favorite restaurants in the annual Arkansas Times Reader's Choice Poll, there's still time. The final round of voting to determine the winner of each category runs through December 10.

Cocktails to go: Shaken, stirred, batched and bottled for your convenient pick up order (with a meal)

As 2021 draws to a close and we raise our glasses after another pandemic year, we’d be remiss not to acknowledge the innovative solutions our drink shakers have developed over the past 20 some-odd months. Drink kits and to-go cocktails haven’t merely given bars and restaurants a chance to stay relevant in times of social distancing and capacity restrictions, but have created lasting trends that are still in demand and likely here to stay.

Trio's to require proof of vaccination for indoor dining starting this week

In light of the rising COVID-19 infections in Arkansas, in which the seven-day average nearly doubled last week, Trio's announced that in addition to requiring masks again, it will require proof of vaccination to dine inside the restaurant starting this week.

The espresso martini is having a moment, and Fox Trail Distillery shares a recipe you need to try

Fox Trail Distillery has provided us with a recipe to make a home bartender version of its popular espresso martini.

Meatflation hits Arkansas, restaurateurs grapple with higher costs

Restaurant owners weigh in on rising meat prices.

Sterling Market food hall coming to Little Rock's East Village in spring 2022

The food hall-style restaurant, which will be located in the space formerly occupied by Cathead's Diner, will host a butcher shop, a greens/sandwich station, an artisan pizza station, a bakery and a full bar.

Happy Thanksgiving from Eat Arkansas, and some musings on pickle+cranberry pie

Is there a dubious Thanksgiving dish served every year that repulses you? Or do you have a bizarre tradition that you absolutely love for its sentimental flavor? What's your favorite Thanksgiving leftovers tradition? We need to know!

Oaklawn hosting the All-In Steak Showdown this weekend

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs is hosting a Steak Cookoff Association steak (and frog leg) cook-off this weekend on Friday Nov. 19 and Saturday Nov. 20. Contestants have until Friday at noon to register for four different cook-off competitions, which include cash prizes of up to $1,000.