Restaurants & Food


Will Pandemic Be the Death of Buffets?

Will Pandemic Be the Death of Buffets?
3 days ago

The coronavirus epidemic has hit buffets hard. Relying on sneeze guards and the good manners and hygiene of other diners is particularly problematic now.

Shorty Small's Scrubs the Air in Reopening This article is available only in print.

Shorty Small's Scrubs the Air in Reopening
3 days ago

Paul Kreth, CEO of Shorty Small's in Little Rock, says he and his team “just want to claim that we're doing the best that we can possibly do” when it comes to protecting diners and employees from COVID-19.


Most Americans Say They'd Wear a Mask

Most Americans Say They'd Wear a Mask

Health CareRestaurants & Food

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise, the number of Americans willing to wear masks to control the spread of the disease has soared. read more >

SEC Goes to Conference-Only Schedule, Sept. 26 Start

SEC Goes to Conference-Only Schedule, Sept. 26 Start

Restaurants & Food

The powerhouse Southeastern Conference reconfigures its schedule to include only league games in 2020, a pandemic-forced decision that pushes major college football closer to a siloed regular season in which none of the power conferences cross paths. read more >

Arkansas Lenders Count the Cost of Grace

Arkansas Lenders Count the Cost of Grace

Banking & FinanceRestaurants & FoodCover Story

Arkansas bankers are wading into the numbers to gauge the health of their loan portfolios after extending an opening round of financial grace to customers. read more >

Tracing Virus, Asking How Much to Tell Public

Tracing Virus, Asking How Much to Tell Public

OuttakesHealth CareRestaurants & FoodTransportation

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is caught between his deep allegiance to faith and commerce and his duty to public safety in deciding how much to tell the public in the coronavirus pandemic. read more >

Jim Keet's Cypress Social Opening Slated for This Month

Jim Keet's Cypress Social Opening Slated for This Month

WhispersRestaurants & Food

Little Rock restaurateur Jim Keet provided Whispers with an update on his Cypress Social project, the restaurant and bar that will occupy the former Cock of the Walk restaurant at 7103 Cock of the Walk Drive off Maumelle Boulevard in North Little Rock. read more >

Don Dugan Gives People What They Want

Don Dugan Gives People What They Want

Restaurants & Food

It's been almost 10 years since Don Dugan opened Dugan's Pub in the River Market District, and since then the Little Rock restaurateur's goal has remained the same: Give people what they want. read more >

Arkansas Industries Attempt to Divine The Post-Pandemic Future

Arkansas Industries Attempt to Divine The Post-Pandemic Future

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportationCover Story

Some, like the hospitality industry, are bracing for a long, slow return to pre-COVID vitality. Others, like the energy sector, see a quicker recovery after the early swoon. Some trends seem baked into expectations, like reliance on home-based employees and the technology they use. read more >