Restaurants & Food


Pine Bluff Gets a Sprucing Up

Pine Bluff Gets a Sprucing Up

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Led by the Saracen Casino Resort, which has a construction value of $215 million, Pine Bluff is seeing growth across the city unlike any in recent years. read more >

Boozman Orders Lunch

Boozman Orders Lunch

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U.S. Sen. John Boozman had a special request for his visit to the new Minute Man restaurant opening soon at 120 John Hardin Drive in Jacksonville. read more >

With Open Patio, Springdale Cider House Rules

With Open Patio, Springdale Cider House Rules

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Leo Orpin, the co-owner of Black Apple in downtown Springdale, said he and his co-owners resisted the urge to reopen the business in phases until July when Black Apple, the state's only cidery, opened its back patio. read more >

Cotton and Dillard Do Lunch

Cotton and Dillard Do Lunch

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On a recent Saturday lunch trip to Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe at 8200 Cantrell Road, our spy spotted U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton and Bill Dillard III enjoying a bite to eat. read more >

Distilleries Pouring Out New Products

Distilleries Pouring Out New Products

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Five Arkansas distilleries are working on new products, and business is flowing steadily for them, despite the COVID-19 pandemic delaying the opening of a sixth and bringing a seventh to a standstill. read more >

Have Cup, Will Travel: Drinks Hit The Streets

Have Cup, Will Travel: Drinks Hit The Streets

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Outdoor drinks and dining have become commonplace in American downtowns, a trend pioneered in Arkansas by Little Rock, which initiated the River Market Entertainment District last summer. read more >

MHP Toasts Rogers Office

MHP Toasts Rogers Office

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There may be no bald eagles, but Mangan Holcomb Partners/Team SI has a sleek new perch in Rogers with a lovely view, a thirst-quenching past and a staff of three. read more >

Arkansas Ranks 49th in Alcohol Consumption

Arkansas Ranks 49th in Alcohol Consumption

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Per capita consumption in the United States of ethanol from all alcoholic beverages totaled 2.35 gallons in 2018, according to an April 2020 report by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism. read more >

Walmart CTO Tops Executive Compensation List

Walmart CTO Tops Executive Compensation List

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Walmart CTO Suresh Kumar's experience explains why his total compensation for the first seven months he spent at Walmart made him the highest-paid executive among Arkansas' public companies. read more >

U.S. Gross Domestic Product Plunges 32.9% in Q2

U.S. Gross Domestic Product Plunges 32.9% in Q2

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Gross domestic product in the United States plunged at an annual rate of 32.9% in the second quarter of 2020, a record. The drop was 9.5% compared with the first quarter. read more >

Shorty Small's Scrubs the Air in Reopening

Shorty Small's Scrubs the Air in Reopening

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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. read more >

Will Pandemic Be the Death of Buffets?

Will Pandemic Be the Death of Buffets?

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

Most Americans Say They'd Wear a Mask

Most Americans Say They'd Wear a Mask

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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 >