One Eleven in the capital, The restaurant, the premier dining space of the Capital Hotel at 111 W. Markham Street in Little Rock and one of the area’s premier dining spots, has discontinued dinner service again, but will eventually serve breakfast. I’m going to continue to open for lunch. (The hotel’s website, capitalhotel.com/dine/one-eleven, clearly states, “Breakfast, traditionally served at One Eleven, is temporarily served at One Eleven.”) Capital Bar & Grill,) The person sitting in the reader’s seat announcing the closure said it was a “business decision,” and hotel general manager Greg Parkle said, “We are reusing the restaurant.” said. “As an event space for private events such as bar mitzvahs and weddings, which are highly requested by our hotel.” [and] What form it will take is still under consideration. After closing for nearly two years, the restaurant finally reopened for dinner on October 18th. The hotel number is (501). The restaurant’s website, oneelevenlittlerock.com, does not reflect the change and is actually still set to accept reservations.
No one answered the call at (501) 372-8714, and we were unable to confirm reader reports of this venerable individual. tired inn 518 E. 27th St. in Little Rock, one of the owners, Elihu Washington, Jr. and Maria Washington, purchased the restaurant in 1990, but it was closed for a while due to health problems. . Apparently they’re under control, “and he’ll be back soon, maybe three days a week, until he’s 100 percent healthy,” and has been eating there for decades. says the reader.He is one of two restaurants in Arkansas (the other is Jones Bar BQ Diner The award was honored with the “America’s Classics Award” from the James Beard Foundation, which presented the award in 2020. The award goes to “a locally owned restaurant that is loved by the local community for its timeless charm and quality cuisine that reflects the character of the local community”. ‘, according to the news release.
Currently, the target opening date is August 1st. Mr. Fazori 11410 W. Markham St., Little Rock, formerly pizza hut. Fazoli’s website (locations.fazolis.com/ar/little-rock/11410-w–markham-street.html) still says “coming soon”.
and Beehive Neighborhood Hangout, 220 Menorca Road, Hot Springs Village now serves brunch daily from 11am to 3pm. (501) 777-8176.
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One of two locations in Conway tacos 4 life, 2335 Dave Ward Drive is hosting a “Pre-Fiesta Siesta!” – A new concept called by Conway-based mini-chain owners Dubre Mexican Cafe. A news release describes the company as “focused on offering the same high-quality ingredients and flavors that Taco 4 Life customers have come to know and love.” By offering it “in an affordable, fast-casual environment,” it’s “never-before-seen items for those familiar with Tacos 4 Life’s menu.” Bowls, salads and burritos. “includes fresh ingredients and unique flavor combinations, such as the Pappas Burrito with crispy French fries and the Fresca Salad with zucchini, chickpeas and a tangy lime vinaigrette.” And “it will double down on the company’s long-standing mission to provide more food for children in need.” Renovations began Monday, with reopening targeted for Wednesday. Keep an eye on our Facebook page (facebook.com/T4LDaveWard). At the new restaurant, it looks like the phone number will remain the same at (501) 205-1380.
And while we’re at Conway, Southern smoke barbecue, 1825 E. Oak St. has its grand opening on Saturday, serving ribs, sandwiches (chopped beef, chicken, pulled pork), pit fries, beans, potato salad, and coleslaw Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Offers. Saturday 10am-3pm. Owner Ryan Polk said he will continue to operate the food truck that started the business. (501) 708-6262, eatsouthernsmoke.com; facebook.com/SouthernSmokeBBQofAR.
Meanwhile, according to Pulse of Conway (pulseofconway.com), the hamburger chain Five Guys plans to open its seventh store in Arkansas at 975 S. Amity Road, Lewis Ranch, Conway. Their burgers can be found in Bentonville, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Little Rock, North Little Rock and Rogers locations. No timeline yet.
And speaking of Conway’s chain restaurants, the long-awaited Olive Garden Italian Kitchen – The realization of years of social media fueled jokes – 554 Museum Road on Interstate 40 is reportedly nearing completion, with outlet stores nearby is also included. Buffalo Wild Wings and Umami Sushi Lounge & Grill Fusion.
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Northwest Arkansas restaurant news:
◼️ plate, A new fine dining Italian restaurant will open later this summer at 9201 RA Young Jr. Drive inside The Hub at Providence in the Chaffee Crossing neighborhood of Fort Smith. The owner is Kevin Dolly, who is also the owner of Fort Smith. 21 West End, A native of Philadelphia, Paul Marrone has owned, operated, or consulted restaurants and nightclubs in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. According to a news release, Piatto (which means ‘plate’ in Italian) specializes in “historically accurate cuisine, including fine pizzas and elegant traditional pasta dishes, all handcrafted fresh on-site every day.” and
◼️ Kansas City base Hawaiian Brothers Entered into a franchise agreement with Ohana Restaurant Group LLC, owned and operated by Zach Fugate and cousins Nick and Nathan Brush, holding franchise rights to the Springdale location, Bentonville, Fayetteville and Rogers. , Springdale and Fort Smith with seven additional restaurants. The menu includes a variety of chicken dishes with sweet, savory, or spicy sauces, and plate lunches of slow-roasted pork served over steamed white rice or vegetables. With 39 of his restaurants in seven states, the chain plans to open nearly 100 of his franchised locations across the country in the next few years. Hawaiian Bros.com.
◼️ and donated The fast-casual pizza chain, “famous for its edge-to-edge toppings,” is planning to expand into northwest Arkansas after recently inking deals for 10 locations in Oklahoma, according to a news release. It is said that there is (The first store under this deal is scheduled to open in Edmond in August.) It will open in the Northwest Arkansas region, potentially with 6-10 stores. red robin Distributors Donatos frequently pairs up with come to the region with the ability to expand further, the release explains. They are looking for franchisees. A franchise fee of $30,000 must be provided, and “the initial investment to own and operate a Donatos restaurant ranges from $457,244 to $989,654.” Visit donatospizzafranchise.com.
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Three Arkansas restaurants are among Wine Spectator’s 2023 Restaurant Award winners, all of whom have won the lowest award of excellence in the three categories (higher-level awards are the best and the best): Two restaurants in Fayetteville – Bordinos Restaurant and Wine Bar, 310 W. Dixon Street, and Glass 1925, 17 E. Center St. – and postmasters grill, 133 W. Washington St., Camden. All three are long-time winners.
Also, the Museum of Arkansas History at 200 East 3rd Street in Little Rock will host a second “friendly” contest for the best historic brew in town from 5-8pm on Fridays during museum hours. Annual Ever Hop-off will be held. Art Night Festival on the 2nd Friday. Admission is free. It was created in honor of the museum’s December Eggnog Contest (Knogoff), where local homebrewers create original beers based on historic beer styles and recipes for guests to sample. Peoples will judge his Choice Awards. Meanwhile, a panel of experts from Central Arkansas Fermenters will determine the winners of the Tasters’ Choice Awards. Winners of both awards will be announced next week. (501) 324-9351; tinyurl.com/38tb8e2f.
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