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Restaurant Transitions: Starbucks takes over ex-Shogun space in Little Rock; new buffet in North Little Rock

posted: 08/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

If you've been wondering what might become of the dilapidated former Shogun Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, 2815 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, which closed in April, we have the answer. Maumelle-based Holloway Engineering has filed an application for a zoning variance, stating that the applicant "would like to accomplish an upgrade of the existing [Shogun restaurant] through demolition and reconstruction of the lot for a Starbucks coffee shop." It would occupy 2,300 square feet, with, after some street buffering and parking variance, 23 parking spots. The Little Rock Board of Adjustment is expected to take it up at its Aug. 28 meeting.

REVIEW + PHOTOS: At Loblolly in Little Rock, a frozen flavor fest

posted: 08/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

We all need to chill out now and then, especially during a hot and steamy Arkansas summer day.

RESTAURANT REVIEW + PHOTOS: Big flavor, tiny kitchen at Jacobs in North Little Rock

posted: 08/03/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

We're big fans of holes in walls. We've had, over these many years, plenty of fine meals in swanky high-end establishments, but we've relished even more the good eating we've done in tiny, unprepossessing joints where folks don't feel as if they have to impress customers with stylish silverware and uber-hip appetizers.

Restaurant Transitions: Stoby’s planning grand reopening; Heights Taco & Tamale serving Sunday brunch

posted: 08/03/2017 1:46 a.m. Comment 1

Conway landmark Stoby's Restaurant, 805 Donaghey Ave., Conway, coming all the way back from a devastating March 19, 2016, fire, is planning its grand reopening, though co-owner Patti Stobaugh says she can't yet fix an exact date. In advance of that, it'll be conducting a friends-and-family soft opening and the public can get a first peek at a 5-8 p.m. Aug. 12 preview benefiting Haven House, a Conway shelter for girls, that will feature the full menu and bottomless cheese dip. There will be six seatings, 40 people per; tickets are $100, with all proceeds going to the nonprofit. Visit tinyurl.com/stobyshaven. Hours once it reopens: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday; the phone number will once again be (501) 327-5447.

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.

Weekly listings: 8 Mediterranean/Middle Eastern, Indian restaurants in central Arkansas

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.

Restaurant Transitions: Burger 21, Potbelly openings delayed; Loblolly, Nexus debut; Ninja Bar-Sushi-Grill coming soon

posted: 07/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The target opening date has been pushed back a week, to July 31, for the first central Arkansas outlet of Burger 21 in the shopping center at 12319 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock. The hours, tentatively, will be 10:45 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10:45 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. The phone number is (501) 916-2520; the website is burger21.com/locations/littlerock (which, by the way, still only lists it as "coming soon"); and the Facebook page is facebook.com/Burger21Arkansas.

RESTAURANT REVIEW + PHOTOS: Rebuilt Hacienda in Little Rock working out kinks

posted: 07/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

What had been billed as a brief, three-week closure for renovations turned into a six-month total reconstruction — from the ground up — for La Hacienda on Cantrell Road.

NATIONAL FRENCH FRY DAY: Can you name the Little Rock restaurant that made these fries?

posted: 07/13/2017 10:12 a.m. Discuss

NATIONAL FRENCH FRY DAY: Can you name the Little Rock restaurant that made these fries?

Restaurant Transitions: Potbelly sets opening in downtown Little Rock; KFC looks to rebuild, permit shows

posted: 07/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Aug. 1 is the new target for the opening of the downtown Potbelly Sandwich Shop, in part of the former Cheers on Broadway space in the lobby of the Lyon Building, 401 W. Capitol Ave., Little Rock (the shorter building, housing U.S. Bank, next to the much bigger Simmons Bank Tower). It's the second central Arkansas outlet for owner-franchisee Ryan Hamra -- the first is in the Park Avenue shopping center, 314 S. University Ave., Little Rock -- and he'll add breakfast to the menu, which at lunch and after will include sandwiches, soups, salads, shakes, etc. Hours will be 7 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays. The phone number is (501) 747-1297. Hamra has said he plans to open three more shops in central and Northwest Arkansas in the next couple of years.

RESTAURANT REVIEW + PHOTOS: Gandolfo's a near-deli experience

posted: 07/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Getting breakfast -- or so we had hoped -- turned into quite the epic.

Selected restaurants

posted: 07/13/2017 1:47 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. Bargain means a meal (without beverage or dessert) typically less than $12. Moderate: $12-$25. Expensive: $25 and up.

WORLD CHOCOLATE DAY: 17 chocolate-infused desserts made by Arkansas restaurants, bakeries, more

posted: 07/07/2017 12:02 p.m. Discuss

WORLD CHOCOLATE DAY: 17 chocolate-infused desserts made by Arkansas restaurants, bakeries, more

Restaurant Transitions: Dairy Queen opening in August in Little Rock; Ceci’s Chicken N Waffles debuts in Conway

posted: 07/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

This update on the Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, on track for an Aug. 26 target opening at 6100 W. 12th St., Little Rock. Franchisee Blake Lively says it's the mirror image of the restaurant he recently opened in Sherwood, with lots of TVs, digital menu boards and a patio with a fireplace that, he says, probably without intending to make a pun, has been a night and weekend "hot spot" at the Sherwood location. He remains in awe, he says, of the "outpouring of support from DQ fans" there, adding that it has been at capacity during peak hours," and expects a similar reaction at the one in Little Rock. Hours, too, will mirror those in Sherwood: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

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