We have no shortage of food news throughout Arkansas, so each week, we’ll be providing you with a snapshot of the goings-on inside the culinary world, from events to specials to restaurant openings to awards. Do you have news to share? Please email our editor, Dustin Jayroe, at email@example.com.
Another new restaurant is in the works for Little Rock. The stage is being set for George’s, a new “elevated Italian” restaurant in The Heights neighborhood. It’s going in the location formerly occupied by Cafe Prego.
“George’s was named as an homage to beloved restaurants of theirs during [the owners’] time abroad that have inspired the restaurant’s decor and atmosphere,” a press release says. “It will feature three distinct dining rooms, an outdoor patio for al fresco dining and a hidden speakeasy bar. The exterior of George’s will blend into the fabric of the character-rich Heights neighborhood with respect to the original house’s Tudor design.”
Arkansas’ first Waldo’s Chicken and Beer location opened in North Little Rock last week. Read all about our first (delicious) taste of the restaurant here.
We also swung by The Croissanterie to check out its new — and first — brick-and-mortar location. Read our review here.
Petit & Keet’s 4th Annual Taste of the Emerald Coast is happening this week, from March 21 to 26. Menus specials for the occasion include Chargrilled Oysters, Red Snapper and Scallop Fettuccine. Cocktail specials are Louis Louis Rum Punch and Pina Kolada.
Mike’s Place in Conway is temporarily closed for a portion of this week for a “remodel and a few projects.” It will reopen on Friday, March 25.
Nexus Coffee & Creative is hosting The Office Trivia on March 31 at 7 p.m.
Rusty Tractor Vineyards is hosting a five-course wine pairing dinner with Heritage Catering and Vino Distribution on March 31 at 6:30 p.m. Get your tickets here.
The popular Dogtown Throwdowns in the Argenta Arts District are back. The 2022 season kicks off on April 8 and 9.
Ella’s Table in Fayetteville is hosting an Easter Buffet on April 17. Reservations are required.
In case you missed it:
UALR’s Taste of Little Rock event returns at the end of March. The 17th annual event will honor Dr. Sara Tariq, with funds raised going to the UA Little Rock Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. This year’s event is on March 29 from 6-8 p.m. at the Jack Stephens Center. A slew of local eateries will be participating, including PattiCakes Bakery, Doe’s Eat Place, Community Bakery, The Faded Rose, and more.
Table 28 is hosting another Wine + Pairings Tasting Class on March 31 at 6 p.m.
Tune back in next week for the next taste of Arkansas food news.
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