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Three More Restaurants Raise Bar on List of Mixed Drink Sales
Local Lime did a booming business in mixed drink sales last year. | (Photo by Meagan Edmunds)

Three More Restaurants Raise Bar on List of Mixed Drink Sales

Whispers has an update to last week's report on mixed drink sales at Little Rock restaurants. We reported 2013 mixed drink sales for the 10 Little Rock restaurants that met two criteria: served mixed drinks and were near the top in food sales.
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With Rollin' Smoke, Arkansas Natives Rock BBQ World in Las Vegas

Las Vegas barbecue restaurant Rollin' Smoke, which is owned and operated by Magnolia native John Holland, with help from his brother Dusty Ardoin and father Lee Holland, has reached new heights thanks to the barbecue and Southern hospitality the brothers learned while growing up.
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Group Asks Arkansas to Block Alcohol Measure

A group opposed to a proposal expanding alcohol sales in Arkansas asked state election officials Monday to block the measure from the November ballot, claiming its petitions weren't submitted by the right deadline.
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Couple Helps Community with Shaved Ice Business

A systems programmer, real estate appraiser, homemaker and construction company co-owner have joined forces to cruise the Arkansas River Valley this summer with a cause.
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