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Restaurant Transitions: Hawgz Blues Cafe to open in ex-U.S. Pizza spot; The Meteor coffee shop/bakery sets May opening

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Hawgz Blues Cafe is going into the former Aydelotte's/U.S. Pizza mansion, 5524 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, with a March 31 soft opening, featuring "A Taste of Hawgz Blues Cafe"; a special April 4 "Celebration Day Honoring Dr. Rev. MLK Holiday in Arkansas"; and a grand opening slated for April 14. A building inspector for the North Little Planning Director told our ace reporter Jake Sandlin that the move-in has involved just some cleaning up and adding some paint so the project has not required a building permit; however, according to a news release, "Currently, our restaurant is undergoing a major remodeling and refurbishing -- inside and outside."

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Focus shifts at The Main Cheese in Little Rock; cheese still rules

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

We somewhat shamefacedly admit that we never made it to the original incarnation of The Main Cheese on Cantrell Road.

THE WEEKEND TEN

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Weekend Calendar

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Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Fast Forward

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Model trains: Rail enthusiasts of all ages will gather at the Arkansas Railroad Museum, 1700 Port Road, Pine Bluff. The Railroadiana Show & Sale includes sales of memorabilia and model train paraphernalia, full-size engines and cars for touring and model layouts, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 1. Admission is $5, $2 for children 6-11. Call (870) 535-8819 or visit arkansasrailroadmuseum.org.

The TV Column: Networks offer new fare for basketball weary

posted: 03/23/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

March Madness continues tonight and Friday on CBS, TBS and TNT, with regional semifinals trimming the teams to the Sweet 16. For those whose brackets are already shattered, other stuff on TV may hold more interest.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

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Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Music: Seasoned Skillet saves best Christian rock for last tour stop

posted: 03/23/2017 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock is the end of the line for the band Skillet.

Music: Stickyz to rap it up with Arkansas Bo

posted: 03/23/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock rapper Big Piph and his band Tomorrow Maybe headline a multi-act rap bill at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack on Friday.

Music Scene: Folky Steel Wheels to roll into SoMa

posted: 03/23/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

The Steel Wheels will perform at 8 p.m. today at South on Main in Little Rock. Tickets are $36.25, $34 and $23.25.

Special Events: State parks' spring break fun includes hiking, crafts

posted: 03/23/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Spring break is almost over and most families are already on vacation or have made their activity plans.

Theater: To keep things Moving Forward, rapper writes musical

posted: 03/23/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

"Well. How can I tell you this without giving you everything?"

ARE WE THERE YET?: Cabot museum's exhibit remembers area WWI veterans

posted: 03/23/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Decorative quilts are an American tradition. Local museums in the Natural State often display one or more of these folk-art creations from bygone days, when quilting was a widely shared women's pastime.

Tell Me About It: Family vacation should include daughter's girlfriend

posted: 03/23/2017 1:46 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: We retired to the Washington area to be near our daughters and grandchildren. We have enjoyed several weeklong family vacations at nearby locations.

Helpful Hints

posted: 03/23/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: Right about now, many people start to think of gardening. To get seedlings started, I cut off the lid to an egg carton (foam or cardboard) and use the individual egg slots. I place dirt in each egg holder and plant two or three seeds in them. When it's time to plant, I carefully lift out the plants, soil and all. Not only do I get a start on my garden, but it's a wonderful way to introduce my children to the enjoyment of gardening.

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