Local Food Legends

Celebrate local cuisine at Local Food Legends, a cooking competition hosted by New South Produce Cooperative and Heifer USA. Join Heifer and New South from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday at Heifer Village and Urban Farm, located at 1 World Avenue in downtown Little Rock. Snack on samples from Little Rock favorites At…

Fassler Hall Now Open in Little Rock

Fassler Hall is bringing a taste of Germany to downtown Little Rock. The brand new restaurant, complete with beer garden, is serving up German beer, sausage, pretzels and a Bavarian atmosphere. Located at 311 East Capitol Avenue, the beer hall opened up right next door to Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge, Little Rock’s newest bowling…

Franke's Cafeteria was one of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame finalists.

2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Read on to discover this year’s Arkansas Food Hall of Fame winners and finalists. Look for our full feature on the winners and finalists in our March issue. Food Themed Events Winner: Gillett Coon Supper Nominees: Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival, Hope Watermelon Festival, International Greek Food Festival, World Championship Duck Gumbo Cook Off The Proprietors…

Last Chance to Cast Your Vote for AY's Best

You’re running out of time to vote for your favorites in AY’s Best 2018! Voting closes March 15. It’s up to our readers to nominate and vote for the state’s best in Arts & Culture, Auto, Education, Shopping, Eat + Drink, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Legal & Finance and Special Occasion. Tell us…

Riverfest to Return to Little Rock

Riverfest officials announced at a Monday news conference that Riverfest, the long-running Little Rock music festival, would return in 2018. After the festival celebrated its 40th anniversary in June 2017, the event was suspended. Universal Fairs, a production and promotion company that hosts events including Delta Fair & Music Festival in Memphis, bought the rights…

Tacos 4 Life to Open Six New Locations

Arkansas restaurant chain Tacos 4 Life announced Monday that it would add six locations in 2018. The restaurant plans to expand with new taco joints in Springdale; Rogers; Fort Smith; North Little Rock; Charlotte, North Carolina and Jackson, Tennessee. The chain currently has two Conway locations, as well as locations in Fayetteville, Little Rock, Benton,…

Arkansas Lifeline Call Center Opens in Little Rock

The Arkansas Lifeline Call Center, which will take Arkansans’ calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, opened in Little Rock Tuesday morning. Prior to the Arkansas Lifeline Call Center’s opening, Arkansans’ calls were directed to out-of-state call centers, officials said. When calls are answered out of state, wait times can increase, Dr. Richard McKeon of…