Restaurants & Food Archive

Mike Sells Pushes Tourism In 2 Corners of State

by Kyle Massey 4/2/2018 12:00 am

The Sells Agency retains its Fayetteville contract and adds Texarkana to tourism client list.

Tyson Foods Explores Sale of Pizza Crust Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/28/2018 09:16 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale explores selling its pizza crust business, TNT Crust, "as part of its strategic focus on protein."

Clark County Gets a Brewery

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Proving that no town is too small to host a brewery is Amity, population 723 as of the 2010 Census. The town will be the home of Slate Rock Brewing, a nanobrewery owned by Orianne Burgess, whose husband, Shawn, is the brewer.

Clinton National Airport Lands Jobs as Envoy Air Ramps Up

by George Waldon 3/26/2018 12:00 am

The prospects are looking brighter for a service and completion center for corporate jets that went dark five years ago at the Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport.

Plan Now for a 'Black Sky Event' (David Maxwell Commentary)

by David Maxwell 3/26/2018 12:00 am

The causes that would trigger a black sky event take the response and restoration to a new level. In a longer electrical outage, the cascading effects magnify.

Reform Occupational Licensing Rules (David Mitchell & Thomas Snyder Commentary)

by David Mitchell and Thomas Snyder 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Occupational licensing is a harsh regulation because it makes employment an illegal act without the state's permission.

Entertainment Spots Hit Stage in Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 3/19/2018 12:00 am

JBGB and The Grove look to fill a niche in fast-growing northwest Arkansas.

Retail Failures at UCA's Donaghey Hall Offer 'Lesson to Learn From'

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Four small retailers took a chance on a mixed-use experiment in Conway. The beneficiary of that learning experience will be food service giant Aramark.

Metro Little Rock's Luxury Units Bridge the Generation Gap

by Kyle Massey 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Millennials and young professionals who ignited the luxury apartment boom in central Arkansas are now living with people their parents' age.

New RiverFest Bringing New Focus to Food

by Jan Cottingham 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Universal Fairs wants the festival's food to please eventgoers, but it also wants to benefit the vendors, whose applications for a spot at the event include their proposed menu and layout.

Mary Beth Ringgold Named to Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

by Jan Cottingham 3/19/2018 12:00 am

The members of the second class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame were announced earlier this month by the Department of Arkansas Heritage, which sponsors the program recognizing “Arkansas's legendary restaurants, proprietors and food-themed events.”

Oy Vey, Dan Kirkpatrick, That's a Good Career

by Kyle Massey 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Through 40 years in the Arkansas marketing world, Dan Kirkpatrick has worked toward a slogan based on results: “Advertising that's engineered to work.”

Arkansas Parks & Tourism Lodges Highlight Mountains & Lakes

by George Waldon 3/12/2018 12:00 am

The big five money-makers in state parks last year were cabin rentals, more than $5.2 million; camping, $4.8 million; restaurants, more than $4.7 million; lodges, nearly $4.6 million; and gift shops, almost $3.2 million.

Annual Show Lets Newport Show Off Artists, and Itself

by Kyle Massey 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Starting next month, a resurgent downtown Newport will host events on 22 of 26 weekends, culminating in late September with Depot Days, the city's signature music festival.

From Sun Records to Sporting Goods, Sonny Burgess Remembered in Newport

by Kyle Massey 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Long before he was a Newport merchant, Sonny Burgess played in the same joints as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis, trading licks, liquor and wild stage moves with his fellow Sun Records recording stars.

Historic Helena's Cherry Street Draws Investors

by George Waldon 3/12/2018 12:00 am

The Cherry Street Historic District in Helena-West Helena is showing signs of reviving its faded fortunes. Following are some of the people who are leaving their mark on the once-thriving commercial avenue.

Emmanuel Gardinier Says There's Plenty to See from Bentonville's 21c

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Emmanuel Gardinier has been the general manager of the 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville since it opened in 2013. 21c has a contemporary art museum and The Hive restaurant as part of the hotel.

Grove Plaza at Gateway Town Center Sells for Nearly $4M

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2018 03:24 pm

Grove Plaza, a 9,652-SF at Little Rock's Gateway Town Center, has sold for nearly $4 million.

More Pubs in Store for Core Brewing

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Core Brewing & Distillery Co. of Springdale will use the $300,000 in equity it recently raised to expand.

Pimples, Pints and Press: SPJ Showcases Ethics

by Kyle Massey 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Questions, thorny and serious, were fodder for fun and discussion for the Arkansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, who put their ethics to the test — along with their acting – in an exercise called What Would You Run?