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Main Street, Restaurants and the Big Mo

Main Street, Restaurants and the Big Mo

The recent announcement that another new restaurant will be opening on Little Rock's Main Street lends weight to the idea that this part of downtown has the “big mo,” the momentum to keep diners coming to what once was a pretty sketchy part of town past 5 p.m.
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Ristorante Capeo Lands A Familiar Name On Its Wine List

After about a year of slicing through red tape, Ristorante Capeo in North Little Rock has landed wine from the Chateau Dassault winery in France. Dassault's wine is otherwise available in the United States only in New York and New Jersey.
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Paint Nite Combines Art With Cocktails

The Paint Nite craze is now in 87 metropolitan areas in the U.S. and internationally, having recently expanded into central Arkansas.
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Group Submits Petitions to Expand Alcohol Sales

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Jim Johnston Returns to Hot Springs Convention Center

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After closing Ashley's back in May, the Capital Hotel has opened the doors to its new restaurant, One Eleven at the Capital. read more >

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