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 protected].
Get to know Anna Dixon of Baja Grill in our latest edition of Server Says.
Do you love cheesecake? If so, I have five of my top recommendations for you.
With 2021 winding down, I also wanted to give you my top appetizer choices of the year.
Homebrewers, rejoice! The Helter Seltzer Homebrew Competition is Saturday, Feb. 26.
Are you looking to up your knife skills? Then check out this hands-on class by Chef Zack Thomas at UA-PTC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. Chef will teach you how to bone a whole chicken, then make fried chicken with macaroni and cheese. You’ll go home with a new set of skills, recipes, and all food prepared. Cost is $75.
Here’s another class option for couples looking to cook risotto.
Bar Louie is celebrating designated drivers. Now through Dec. 31 from 4 p.m. to close, when groups get into the holiday spirit at any Bar Louie location, their designated driver will be rewarded with free Coke products all night. From the restaurant: “Bar Louie’s front-of-house staff have been trained to recognize when guests aren’t ordering alcoholic drinks due to their driving responsibilities. Once recognized, the server will tell the guest about the program, thank them for their dedication to safety and notify the manager to comp all their non-alcoholic Coke products for the remainder of their visit. If there are multiple designated drivers per group or tab, they’ll all be entitled to the complimentary service.”
Consider spending New Year’s Eve at Allsopp & Chapple. Here’s the menu for the evening.
If you’re looking for a little New Year’s Eve road trip, The Grumpy Rabbit in Lonoke has a 3-course dinner planned.
Are you searching for a cool holiday stocking stuffer? Count Porkula and Eggshells Kitchen Co. have you covered.
If you’ve never tried the food at AfroBites, this holiday menu might be the perfect opportunity to taste some of the best food in Central Arkansas.
Fassler Hall is having a New Year’s Day Drag Brunch from 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Table 28’s new Winter Menu is now available.
Big Orange Midtown has a whole line of holiday cocktails available through New Year’s Eve.
This includes: A Good Old Fashioned Christmas (Rittenhouse Rye, Torres 10 Brandy, Chocolate Liqueur, Chocolate Mole, and Aztec Chocolate Bitters), Not Your Auntie’s Ambrosia (Plantation Pineapple Rum, Coconut Milk, Lemon, Curaçao, Turbinado Sugar, Vanilla, and Cherry Bitters), Sugar Plum Ferry to Christmas Island (Haymans Sloe Gin, Lime, Orgeat, Becherovka, Velvet Falernum, Cherry Liqueur, and Tiki Bitters), Sugar, Spice, and…Not the Gumdrop Buttons! (Famous Grouse Scotch, Amaro Abano, Ginger Liqueur, Lemon, Cinnamon Syrup, Burlesque Bitters, and Egg White), and Yule Shoot Your Eye Out (served as a shot; Vodka, Lemon, Spiced Cranberry Syrup, and Orange Liqueur).