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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WunderHaus in Conway announced on social media last week that the eatery would be shutting its doors for good. “It has been an honor to serve each and all of you,” the post reads. “You are each wonderful, special people that we have come to know as friends and acquaintances. … Propagate love and positivity in each other, and support your local establishments!”
The city of Benton is getting yet another culinary creation from the brains of Craig Roe and Heather Baber-Roe, the folks behind Baja Grill, and recently Valhalla Restaurant & Axe Throwing. This new spot is going to be called RŌBER and will be opening up shop right next to the Benton Baja Grill in early 2022.
Yellow Rocket Concepts has released seasonal cocktail menus and food specials for its establishments.
Big Orange: Turkey Bacon Brie Burger featuring House-Ground Turkey Patty, Petit Jean Bacon, Brie Cheese, Apple Butter, House-Made Dijonnaise, Crisp Butter Lettuce and Arugula
Pecan Pie Shake
ZAZA: Arkansas Waldorf Salad featuring Arkansas Apples, Celery, toasted Walnuts, Grapes, Roasted Chicken and Petit Jean Bacon topped with House-Made Honey-Cayenne Dressing
Local Lime: Fried Avocado and Shrimp Basket featuring Southern Fried Shrimp & Avocado Basket filled with Shrimp fried to golden perfection and fried slices of Avocado, served with tangy, house-made Ghost Pepper Crema and fresh Jalapeño slices.
This year’s Holiday of Lights in Searcy is promising to be bigger and brighter than ever, such as the 2021 World Championship Chocolate Gravy Cook-Off happening in conjunction with the event. The chocolate gravy championships will be on Dec. 4 from 9-11 a.m. in downtown Searcy.
Ann Potter Baking is offering a Pie Baking Class on Nov. 18 from 6-8 p.m. Find more details here.
In case you missed it, the Gathering of the Guild: All Arkansas Beer Fest is on Sunday, Nov. 14, from noon to 4 p.m.
The sixth annual Home for the Holidays: Fall Fest, benefiting Our House, is on Friday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium.
This Thursday, Nov. 11, is another rendition of L80’s Night at Keet Corner Bar at Petit & Keet in Little Rock.
Speaking of, Petit & Keet is hosting a Stellekaya Wine Dinner on Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
This Friday, Nov. 12, The Rail Yard in Little Rock is celebrating National Happy Hour Day from 3 to 6 p.m.
The Statehouse Convention Center is hosting Dougnuts with Santa on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m.
Diablos Tacos & Mezcal in Hot Springs will have some Magic, Margaritas and Mischief on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. Maxwell Blade will be providing the magic, and appetizer and margarita pairings will be available.
Tune back in next week for the next taste of Arkansas food news.