Restaurants & Food Archive

Mary Maestri's Italian Grillroom Closed, But Not Finished

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 12:00 am

Daniel Maestri is still confident that he will reopen Mary Maestri's Italian Grillroom, his family's iconic northwest Arkansas restaurant.

Excaliburger Hits Hillcrest

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 12:00 am

Food truck Excaliburger is setting up shop weekly from 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays at the old Helmich Auto Service location at the northeast corner of Kavanaugh Boulevard and Beechwood Street.

SPONSORED: Roots Run Deep at Landmark K. Hall & Sons

by 11/29/2016 08:09 am

On any given day, K. Hall & Sons Produce buzzes with a steady stream of vehicles and pedestrians as greetings and banter fly around the deli counter, in the grocery aisles and at the registers.

Tacos 4 Life Prepping for Little Rock, Benton and Beyond

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Austin Samuelson, who owns Tacos 4 Life with his wife, Ashton, hopes to open their first Little Rock location at Shackleford Crossing sometime in mid-February.

Jacksonville Mobile Home Park Draws $2.6M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/28/2016 12:00 am

A group of out-of-state investors acquired Pine Meadow Mobile Home Park at 3000 John Harden Drive from Mas Verde Mobile Home Estates Inc., led by Bryan Keathley.

Detroit Investor Nabs CVS in Springdale (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 11/28/2016 12:00 am

A Detroit investor paid $4.56 million for the CVS Pharmacy at 2001 S. Thompson St. in Springdale.

Little Rock City Director-elect Capi Peck Says Politics, Restaurants Comparable

by Jan Cottingham 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Earlier this month, Capi Peck, owner and operator of Trio's Restaurant, won her race for Ward 4 on the Little Rock Board of Directors.

Tyson Foods' 4Q Profit Misses Expectations, Shares Fall 15 Percent

by Marty Cook 11/21/2016 12:28 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $391 million, or $1.03 per share.

Former Hillshire Exec Tom Hayes to Become Tyson Foods CEO

by Marty Cook and Lance Turner 11/21/2016 11:08 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Monday that Tom Hayes, its president and a former executive with Hillshire Brands Co., will succeed Donnie Smith as CEO on Dec. 31.

Yellville-Summit School District Seeks $110K Federal Grant

by Billy Jean Louis, The Baxter Bulletin 11/21/2016 06:57 am

A grant application from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) worth $110,714 has been approved during a Yellville-Summit School District Board meeting.

6 Planning Tips From The Pros on Throwing An Eventful Event

by Lydia McAllister 11/21/2016 12:00 am

When it comes to planning your event, the to-do list may seem daunting. We've spoken with event planners from around the state for their tips and tricks for making your event run seamlessly from the planning stage to the day-of.

Harps Names Kim Eskew as New CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2016 03:29 pm

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale says Kim Eskew, president and chief operating officer, has been elected as the grocery store chain's new CEO.

After High Feed Prices and Glutted Market, Catfish Farmers Hope Luck Is Changing

by Marty Cook 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas had nearly 38,000 acres devoted to catfish farming as recently as 2003, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service. In July, the statistics service reported that Arkansas farmers had scaled back operations to 4,900 acres.

Colony West Center Sells for $7.1 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Colony West Group LLC, led by T.J. Leflar, Marshall Saviers and Brian Shaw, and C-Lef Partners LLC, led by Leflar, bought the Colony West Shopping Center at 10300 N. Rodney Parham Road.

The Everyday Proof of Social Proof (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/14/2016 12:00 am

One of the most powerful forces of persuasion is “social proof,” the tendency of people to look to the behavior of similar others when they aren't sure what is correct in a given situation. You can find evidence of social proof nearly everywhere.

Rock Town Distillery Receives Awards for Whiskey, Bourbon

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2016 01:53 pm

Rock Town Distillery announced Wednesday that three of its whiskeys have scored the rating of "Liquid Gold" in Jim Murray's 2017 Whisky Bible.

Medical Marijuana: A Fact of Life for Arkansas Employers (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 11/10/2016 09:57 am

Arkansas is the latest of many states to allow medical marijuana. What does the new law do, and how will it play out in the Arkansas workplace?

At 5, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Transforms Bentonville

by Jan Cottingham 10/31/2016 12:00 am

There are any number of ways to try to gauge the impact — economic and otherwise — Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has had on Bentonville, on Arkansas and beyond since its opening Nov. 11, 2011.

Church Friendship Collapses Along With Building Plans

by Mark Friedman 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Was an ex-con seeking to improve his life taken advantage of by a couple from his church, or were the couple just more victims of a man with a history, before and after prison, of taking money for construction work that was never completed?

Alice Walton Reels In Flying Fish to Bentonville

by Jan Cottingham 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Dallas restaurateur Shannon Wynne and his partners didn't really want to go to Bentonville, and they certainly knew they didn't want to locate a Flying Fish restaurant there. Then Alice Walton got involved.

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