Restaurants & Food Archive

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?

Woody Wheeless Sees New Day Rising in West Memphis

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

Crittenden County Judge Woody Wheeless reveals the upside and downside of being just across the river from Memphis.

Safe Foods Locks Up 3 New Hires (Movers & Shakers)

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

Slaton Fry has been hired as chief operating officer for Safe Foods Corp. in North Little Rock. Kelly Conley has been hired as director of finance, and Todd Coleman has been hired as director of research and development.

Fayetteville Building Sells for $1.7 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Westwood Holdings LLC of Rogers, led by Dusty Graham, bought the Kelly Eason Building at 100 W. Center St.

When the Going Gets Tough (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Smart leaders understand that to deal with difficult times, the culture and attitude of their workforce must be critical to survival.

Ford, Herman Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2018 08:54 am

Danny Ford of Glen Sain Motor Sales Inc. of Paragould and Todd Herman of the Arkansas Arts Center of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at the 30th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Arkansas Metros Show Wide Gap in Post-Recession Employment Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Although the unemployment rate gets the most attention, Arkansas economist Michael Pakko recently also looked at the employment rate in the state over the last year and since the Great Recession.

Is the U.S. Due for a Recession? (Commentary)

by David Andolfatto and Andrew Spewak 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The U.S. economy has been expanding for the last eight and a half years, but how much longer will that expansion last?

Shorty Small's Update Includes New Technology

by Jan Cottingham 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Shorty Small's recent $250,000 renovation of its Rodney Parham location includes iPads allowing servers to send orders to the kitchen while they're taking them from the customer.

Arkansas Small Business & Tech Center Offers Help for Restaurants

by Jan Cottingham 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center is offering programming and consulting help to food- or beverage-related businesses in Faulkner, Jefferson, Pulaski and White counties this year.

Presenting the 30th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business honors the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.