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 food editor, Kevin Shalin, at [email protected]
El Dorado has some exciting news regarding food and its Murphy Arts District. Mule Kick, of Magnolia, is confirmed to be taking over the space previously occupied by Griffin Restaurant, which had been closed since March of last year. According to a press release, the El Dorado Mule Kick is slated for a fall 2021 opening.
Marianna’s famous barbecue joint is almost ready to phoenix its way up from the ashes. Jones Bar-B-Q has announced a reopening event for July 14. The iconic restaurant was destroyed by a fire in February.
Team Blue Sail Coffee brought home the gold in a local criterium bike race on the Fourth of July. Kyle Tabor, owner and founder, said the following in a Facebook post:
“I’m so glad to be healing from the lung damage that Covid brought upon me and to see sporting events come back to life. The best part of the day was to see the happiness of my team.”
The July issue of AY magazine is on the streets, and it (of course) includes lots of local food flare. On the cover is a sweet spread of Loblolly Creamery delights, which pairs perfectly with food editor Kevin Shalin’s latest Face Behind the Place on Sally Mengel. Shalin also profiled some local food experts on their knives of choice for the feature Knives Out.
Speaking of sweets, the latest iteration of the AY‘s Arkansas Bucket List is also out. This time, it’s all about the Ice Cream, Cakes & Shakes.
And don’t forget: Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill is reopening on July 7.
Tune back in next week for the next taste of Arkansas food news.
READ MORE: The Food Blogger Round-Up, July Edition