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Restaurant Transitions: Graffiti's sold; Kamikaito open; The Fish House shut; Jerky’s gets eviction notice

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Armando Yoblanos and Patrick Dayer have bought Graffiti's, 7811 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, which had been up for sale since at least June 2016. Dayer, once the chef at Cafe St. Moritz, has been involved with the restaurant since at least the late '90s, and has connections to Paul Bash of Continental Cuisine, who opened the restaurant 32 years ago after the passing of Restaurant Jacques & Suzanne. Brokerage firm CBI Central Arkansas put the sale together; managing partner Connor Grimes says the sale price remains under wraps at the behest of the parties involved. He expects there will be no changes for some months while the new owners figure out ways to maintain the existing client base and work to bring in new customers. The restaurant phone number is (501) 224-9079.

Special Event: See a different side of Little Rock at first Alley Party of fall

posted: 09/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Downtown Little Rock has a lot to offer, from restaurants and shops to theaters. But it also has alleys -- passageways that people generally only see as places to hurry past or through on their way to work or to dinner or to catch a show.

RESTAURANT REVIEW + PHOTOS: Tres oles! for Chano's Grill in west Little Rock

posted: 09/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The best thing at authentic, family-owned Chano's Mexican Grill in Bowman Curve shopping center isn't on the menu.


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Fast Forward

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"Physical": Olivia Newton-John is arriving after all. After previously having to cancel a concert for health reasons, the singer and Grease star will sing at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Oaklawn, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Tickets are $60 and $70 and are available only in advance online. Call (800) 625-5296 or visit

The TV Column: Last of Mindy Project on Hulu streamers' lineup

posted: 09/21/2017 1:52 a.m. Discuss

A growing number of viewers, especially younger viewers, are cutting the cable and turning to streaming services for their television programming. Although I subscribe to the Big 3 (Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime), I still rely on my cable service 96 percent of the time.


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Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Weekend Calendar

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Events are free unless otherwise noted.

MUSIC/COMEDY: Singer-comedian duo The Manns playing in LR

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You may have first come to know them as a father-and-daughter duo -- with his egregious onscreen outfit choices melting your eyeballs -- in Tyler Perry's 2008 movie Meet the Browns.

Music Scene: Secret Sisters at Acansa fest; Brian Nahlen Band at tavern

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The Secret Sisters will perform at 8 p.m. today at South on Main in Little Rock. The show, a part of the Acansa festival, is sold out.

Special Event: Music, dance part of Central High observance

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A number of public, arts-centered events are on the schedule this weekend in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High, 1500 S. Park St., Little Rock:

Special Event: Performance arts all in Acansa mix

posted: 09/21/2017 1:47 a.m. Discuss

The 2017 Acansa Arts Festival continues through the weekend with dance, music and theater performances at venues on both sides of the Arkansas River. For complete schedule or information, visit or call (501) 663-2287. Except as noted, tickets are $35, $15 students and military.

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.

Tell Me About It: Brother's vaccine views opposite those of new father's

posted: 09/21/2017 1:43 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: My wife and I are expecting our first child in about eight weeks, and under the advisement of our obstetrician and pediatrician, we've asked our parents and siblings who will be near the baby to get vaccinated against whooping cough (pertussis). Seemed pretty easy. I know it's a vaccination most people have a few times as adults since it's bundled with the tetanus vaccine.

Helpful Hints

posted: 09/21/2017 1:43 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: I've stopped caving to my grandchildren when we are in the store. I used to buy them little "cheapie" toys or a snack to pacify them, but no more. Buying cheap toys is a waste of money.






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