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Restaurant Transitions: Taco Bueno coming to North Little Rock; new steakhouse chain; new Little Rock coffee shop

posted: 05/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A permit has been filed with the Arkansas Department of Health for a Taco Bueno restaurant at John F. Kennedy and Pershing boulevards, just off Interstate 40. It would be the fifth central Arkansas restaurant for the Farmers Branch, Texas-based chain, following outlets in southwest Little Rock, Benton, Conway and Maumelle. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported in December that developers were eyeing a second location on West Markham Street in the state's capital city. The status of that project isn't clear, but we're getting reports that something might break on this story in the next few weeks.

REVIEW + PHOTOS: North Little Rock restaurant Taqueria Jalisco'z plates real deal

posted: 05/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

These days, the Camp Robinson Road area of North Little Rock is full of Mexican restaurants, several of which also sell groceries, meat and baked goods. The newest is Taqueria Jalisco'z, housed in a building that has been home to other Mexican places over the last decade.

THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 05/25/2017 1:59 a.m. Discuss

1 SHARP DRESSED MEN

Weekend Calendar

posted: 05/25/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Fast Forward

posted: 05/25/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

FORTY: It’s not all big musical acts at this year’s Riverfest. While the main music festival is June 2-3, there will be a big 40th anniversary celebration starting at 1 p.m. June 4 in the River Market District, Little Rock.

The TV Column: NBC's Will & Grace returns to Thursday nights

posted: 05/25/2017 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Last week the broadcast networks put on a big fuss for advertisers about what's ahead for the fall, and as usual, there were a few surprises as the newbies were announced and pink slips were officially handed out.

SPECIAL EVENT: Etsy Fest stresses local arts, food, entertainment for all

posted: 05/25/2017 1:52 a.m. Discuss

The wide world of internet shopping has made it even easier for customers to find unique and specialty products. But, really, one doesn't have to look to cyberspace to find something one-of-a-kind.

Jimmy Fallon's rough patch mirrors show's wide swath

posted: 05/25/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Ambling onto the Art Deco set of The Tonight Show for his monologue rehearsal on a Monday afternoon, Jimmy Fallon gives the crowd here at Studio 6B a warm, practiced welcome before trying out a new batch of jokes about the French election, pop star Harry Styles and President Donald Trump's definitions of medical terms. "He thinks a cardiologist is someone who works at Hallmark," he quips.

Music Scene: Ying Yang Twins cap weekend of acts at Rev Room

posted: 05/25/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Indie Music Night will be held at 9 p.m. today at the Rev Room in Little Rock. Admission is $6.

Chef offers ways to trim food waste at home, dining out

posted: 05/25/2017 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Recently, we interviewed chef Mario Batali about food waste, and tips he could offer about ways we can prevent waste in the home as well as when we dine out.

Are We There Yet?: Clover Bend site a tribute to New Deal project

posted: 05/25/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

The Great Depression brought misery to so many Arkansans and other Americans. But hope did gradually revive, sparked in large part by Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs.

Selected restaurants

posted: 05/25/2017 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. Bargain: a meal (without beverage or dessert) typically less than $12. Moderate: $12 to $25. Expensive: $25 and up.

Tell Me About It: Grandpa's the real drama queen in this family soap opera

posted: 05/25/2017 1:44 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: I am at my wits' end with family drama. I will spare you the very long and ugly details and start with the most recent heartache.

Helpful Hints

posted: 05/25/2017 1:44 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: I am a plumber, and I wanted to give my two cents' worth on those blue bleach tablets that folks drop in the tank to keep the toilet bowl clean in between scrubbings.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 05/25/2017 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. You're full of energy now, but something will happen in August to induce the calm and focused quality necessary for you to succeed in a very competitive arena. September will exceed your expectations, especially in matters of love. Save your money. The worthy investment won't come until March.

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