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Restaurant Transitions: Terry’s Finer Foods closing temporarily, JJ’s Grill to open in Little Rock

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Terry's Finer Foods, the Restaurant, 5018 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, which closed a month or so ago during a transition of chefs, is closing -- temporarily -- again. "Yes, we decided to take a summer break and reopen in the fall," says co-owner Lex Golden, explaining that "Many of our regular clients leave town this time of year and we just decided to focus on expanding our deli and carry-out products as well as settling Ellen's Antiques into the building. It will give us a break and the opportunity to reinvent ourselves this fall." The grocery/deli that was there before the restaurant will remain open and, Golden says, "we will incorporate the pizzeria space (the original restaurant/bistro) into the reopening" once the Pizzeria @ Terry's Finer Foods (which has been occupying the original Terry's restaurant space) finishes its southward move to 4910 Kavanaugh, into the former Revolution Gym. The restaurant phone number, (501) 663-4154, will presumably survive.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Little Rock taco spot tiny, tasty, timely

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When it comes to fittingly reflecting its menu, Taco Beer Burrito is probably the town's most accurately named dining establishment.

SPECIAL EVENT: 'Showdown' recalls bloody Tucker-Parnell feud in El Dorado

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The Tucker-Parnell feud of 1902-05 in El Dorado featured the following: knife fights, bomb threats, an attempted poisoning and a saloon called the Minkeye. A wild shootout in the town square between lawmen led by the grandfather of future Gov. Jim Guy Tucker and three members of a leading local family prompted a state militia to implement martial law.

MUSIC SCENE: Here are the bands and artists playing shows around the state this week

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Rock band Cheap Trick will perform in the fourth show of the 2016 concert series at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park on Saturday night. Bombay Black will open the show at 7 p.m. and Cheap Trick will follow at 8.


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1 STEELY/STEVE Steely Dan and Steve Winwood will rock North Little Rock's Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $78.50-$102.50. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit

Weekend Calendar

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Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Art Together for early-stage Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers, 10 a.m. third Monday of each month.

Fast Forward

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Things to do next week and next month Next week At the track: Bounce houses, a petting zoo, musical performances and fireworks will help mark the Fourth of July a little early at this year's Oaklawn Spa Blast, 4 p.m. July 1, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs.

TV column: BattleBots, Big Brother back, so summer's here

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Think of it as professional wrestling. Only real.


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Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: FRIDAY Jonesboro Superstar The Foundation of Arts will wrap up its run of Jesus Christ Superstar (music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice), 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at The Forum Theatre, 115 E. Monroe Ave., Jonesboro.

Music: Durable rockers Steely Dan, Winwood at Verizon

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When a couple of legendary classic rock acts are brought together for a summer tour, disagreement could ensue among fans over which one should be the so-called headliner.

Selected restaurants

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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.

Helpful Hints

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DEAR HELOISE: Having a front-loading washing machine, I have battled the funky smell that can plague them. I've found that when I add white vinegar to the fabric-softener cup (instead of fabric softener) to all my loads, the odor disappears.

Tell Me About It: Moms should nurture daughters, not body-shame them

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DEAR CAROLYN: My mother and I have been having a "weight war" since I was a child and it's growing old. As a child (older, mind you), I would walk into a room and she would look me up and down then angrily scoff at me, which was usually followed up with her telling me, "Get your act together," or, "Stop whatever it is you are doing to yourself," etc. I have dreaded eating in front of her for years, because it frequently earns me "a look" or a lecture.

Horoscopes by Holiday

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Happy birthday. No one wins without a team. The sweetness and kindness of a maternal figure will play a part in your success next month. August will bring the end of a struggle and the beginning of a new adventure. At this turning point you've the chance to reinvent yourself. The financial picture brightens in November.

On Christianity

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DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I wish God had made me a different person. I'm just a very ordinary person without any talents or special abilities, and my life isn't very exciting. It seems like other people get all the breaks. Why is life so unfair?





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