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Restaurant Transitions: Jay’s Pizza has new owners; Arkansas Burger Company shuts temporarily, cites 'health emergency'

posted: 07/27/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Burger Company, 7410 Cantrell Road, temporarily closed last week for what a handwritten note on the door described as a "health emergency." Through our Tuesday morning deadline we only got a voicemail message at the restaurant phone number, (501) 663-0600, even during normal business hours (11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday), so, no, we do not know when they'll reopen.

RESTAURANT REVIEW + PHOTOS: Restored Midtown Billiards in Little Rock as good as old

posted: 07/27/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Midtown Billiards, which reopened earlier this month after a September fire, is not quite Midtown, Little Rock's venerable and favorite dive bar. Not quite yet.


posted: 07/27/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss


Weekend Calendar

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Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Fast Forward

posted: 07/27/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Happy ever after: Brides-to-be and their entourages can plan for the big day at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Fall Bridal Show, 12:30-5 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Statehouse Convention Center, 101 E. Markham St., Little Rock. Tickets are $10, $35 for Very Important Brides and $30 for Very Important Guests, all plus fees. Call (501) 378-3807 or visit

The TV Column: Doctor Who changes genders; fan reaction mixed

posted: 07/27/2017 1:49 a.m. Discuss

I asked the resident newsroom Whovians if they were outraged and disgusted. Nobody was.


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Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Music: Energized by certain issues, says Big Piph of new album

posted: 07/27/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock rapper Big Piph wasn't really planning to make an album. After last year's I Am Not Them: The Legacy Project recording and its video-heavy accompanying app, he was looking for a little breathing room.

Music Scene: Greasy Greans celebrate 4 decades

posted: 07/27/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

The Greasy Greens will celebrate the band's four decades of off-and-on togetherness with "An Hysterical Perspective (The Older We Get, The Better We Were)," 7 p.m. Friday at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock. The show is sold out.

Special Event: Makeshift mariners set sail at 31st cardboard boat races

posted: 07/27/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

A race fueled by creativity and manpower will return to Greers Ferry Lake this summer as Heber Springs hosts the 31st World Championship Cardboard Boat Races on Saturday.

Selected restaurants

posted: 07/27/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

Weekly theme listings reflect a range of dining possibilities in central Arkansas, across a spectrum of settings and price ranges. Restaurant reviewers' visits are anonymous and all expenses are paid by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Tell Me About It: Partner's slight, real or inferred, reveals pair's real problem

posted: 07/27/2017 1:42 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: My partner said something hurtful, which was not meant to hurt me but did. After I explained why it hurt and how I felt, he refused to apologize for hurting my feelings.

Helpful Hints

posted: 07/27/2017 1:42 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: As a follow-up to your column about helping ease kids into kindergarten, here are some more hints:

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 07/27/2017 1:41 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. This solar return sees you opening your heart to new people and places, adding excitement and spice to your world. Your commitment to a cause will bring multiple rewards in 2018. You'll learn more on the job than you will in school, so sign up and get to earning. Bonus bucks come in November.

On Christianity

posted: 07/27/2017 1:41 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: My boyfriend doesn't object if I want to go to church, but he says it isn't for him. When I asked him why, he said he thinks that he's a pretty good person, and he doesn't feel guilty or have any need to ask for forgiveness and all that. Should I be concerned about this?






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