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By Eric E. Harrison

This article was published April 24, 2014 at 2:37 a.m.


Southern Gourmasian will be one of the vendors participating in this week’s return of Main Street Food Truck Fridays.

We have this update from Rector Phillips Morse agent Maury Mitchell, who is handling the sale of Packet House Grill, 1406 Cantrell Road, Little Rock. The owner, Betty Richards, is selling the land, the building and the restaurant effects and equipment therein; it’s listed at $1.8 million and Mitchell says there has been some interest. The phone number on the for-sale sign out front, if you’re interested, is (501) 664-7807.

And this update from gallery co-owner Kyle Boswell, one of the owners of the Ice House Center, 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, where Rocket 21 was before it moved to North Little Rock: The sign out front says the space is for rent, not for sale. We’ll keep you posted.

The Downtown Partnership is bringing back Main Street Food Truck Fridays this week at 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. each Friday through June 13 on the northwest corner, Main Street and Capitol Avenue, downtown Little Rock. This week’s lineup: Southern Gourmasian, Bryant’s BBQ, Roxie’s Hot Dogs and Loblolly Ice Cream.

Interstate Grocery: A Pop-up Restaurant will pop up 6-10p.m. May 10 in the empty storefront at 421 Cherry St., Helena-West Helena. In partnership with the Helena Advertising & Promotion Commission and Main Street Helena, Shane Henderson, executive chef at food supplier Ben E. Keith, and Jason Godwin, executive chef for Eurest at Acxiom and formerly of the late Dogtown Coffee and Cookery in North Little Rock, will serve a four-course, prixfixe menu “highlighting the culinary traditions of the Arkansas Delta,” according to a news release. On behalf of co-sponsor Four Roses Bourbon, Chris Ferri, bar manager at Southward Fare & Libations in Memphis, is designing two signature bourbon drinks to pair with the dinner. And the event is also connected to the theme of Arkansas Heritage Month: “Come to the Table.” Six seatings are currently scheduled, several of which have sold out. Tickets are $30.Call (870) 714-2844 or visit

And central Arkansas On The Border outlets - 11721 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock - (501) 218-8840; 6000 Warden Road, Sherwood - (501) 476-7180; and 190 Pakis St., Hot Springs - (501) 781-2210 - in apparent response to Taco Bell’s entering the fast-food/ fast-casual breakfast wars, are “throwing their sombrero into the ring with the launch of Border Brunch,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, according to a news release. With entrees starting at $5.99, you’ll be able to order huevos rancheros, a breakfast relleno, breakfast tacos, a hatch green chile breakfast burrito, chilaquiles and breakfast fajitas, all served with choice of fresh fruit, breakfast potatoes or refried beans. “Plus,” observes OTB President Derek Farley, “you can’t get a mimosa or bloody Mary at McDonald’s or Taco Bell.” Has a restaurant opened - or closed - near you in the last week or so? Does your favorite eatery have a new menu? Is there a new chef in charge? Dropus a line. Call (501) 399-3667 or (501) 378-3513, or send a note to Restaurants, Weekend Section, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, Ark. 72203. Send email to:

Weekend, Pages 38 on 04/24/2014

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