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Terry’s French accent is tres tasty

posted: 04/17/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Terry’s Finer Foods used to be just a high-end Heights grocery store until owners Lex and Ellen Golden took it to a new level in 2010 by adding a “slightly French bistro” in the annex that once housed a pie shop.


posted: 04/17/2014 2:40 a.m. Discuss

Evidently, we got ahead of the facts when we reported a couple of weeks ago that Lee Richardson, the former executive chef at the Capital Hotel, has taken over Packet House Grill, 1406 Cantrell Road, Little Rock.

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posted: 04/17/2014 2:39 a.m. Discuss

Weekly theme listings reflect a range of dining possibilities in central Arkansas, across a spectrum of settings and price ranges. To read recent restaurant reviews in their entirety, visit

Sisters: A work in progress

posted: 04/10/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

I experienced a bit of sadness late last year when I found out that Just Like Mom’s, a Sherwood home-cooking restaurant, had closed. But it was made a little less poignant by the opening of Two Sisters Catering in a lovely free-standing building on Kiehl Avenue.


posted: 04/10/2014 2:44 a.m. Discuss

Craig Roe, co-owner with wife Melissa of Benton-based food truck Baja Grill, says he has signed a lease and will definitely be moving his operation into the former Mamacita’s Mexican Bar & Grill space at 5923 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, with a tentative mid-April opening.

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posted: 04/10/2014 2:43 a.m. Discuss

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.

ZaZa revamp worth the revisit

posted: 04/03/2014 3:18 a.m. Discuss

A couple of months ago, the original location of ZaZa Fine Salad & Wood Oven Pizza Co., on the back side of the former Heights Theater building on Kavanaugh Boulevard, shut down for a couple of weeks for a physical and menu face-lift.


posted: 04/03/2014 2:54 a.m. Discuss

All of a sudden, area top chefs who have been at “liberty” have been landing on their feet.

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posted: 04/03/2014 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Weekly theme listings reflect a range of dining possibilities in central Arkansas, across a spectrum of settings and price ranges.

Cheese pleases, lot squeezes

posted: 03/27/2014 3:28 a.m. Discuss

The Main Cheese, specializing in “gourmet grilled cheese and more,” is located next to, of all places, a gym.


posted: 03/27/2014 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Restaurateur Jerry Barakat has landed a pretty big culinary fish: Brian Kearns has left the Country Club of Little Rock, where he had been the executive chef, and last week took over as executive chef at Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse and the next-door Oceans at Arthur’s, in the Village at Rahling Road, 27 Rahling Circle, Little Rock.

Vintage Cotham’s still a classic

posted: 03/20/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Local treasures, dining establishments included, are often found in the most unlikely or modest of places.


posted: 03/20/2014 2:39 a.m. Discuss

Co-owner Robert Tju confirms that Cafe 5501, 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, formerly RJ Tao Restaurant & Ultra Lounge, closed last week for yet another round of renovations and another new concept ; what that will be awaits a decision from materfamilias Lulu Chi.

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posted: 03/20/2014 2:37 a.m. Discuss

Weekly theme listings reflect a range of dining possibilities in central Arkansas, across a spectrum of settings and price ranges.

Chang’s still worth trip for Thai

posted: 03/13/2014 3:07 a.m. Comment 1

For some reason, the Little Rock metropolitan area simply cannot support an in-the-city Thai restaurant.


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