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Restaurant transitions: La Hacienda closing for renovations, end near for Silvek's, Raduno expands menu

posted: 05/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

La Hacienda, 3024 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, has announced it will close starting June for renovations -- a major face-lift for kitchen and dining room -- and planning to reopen in mid-August. Fernando Alvarez says he's waiting on his architects to establish the exact dates. The phone number is (501) 661-0600. This won't affect the two other central Arkansas La Haciendas -- the original, 3836 Central Ave., Hot Springs, and in the Ferguson Plaza Shopping Center, 17401 Interstate 30 (on the frontage road), Benton, which will remain open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. And two other central Arkansas Alvarez family scions will still be serving: Cotijas, 406 Louisiana St., Little Rock, and the newly resurrected La Casa Real, 3700 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Four Quarter raises bar on food

posted: 05/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Somewhere along my life's course I read that outside of the essentials a man needs three things in life: a barber, a lawyer and a favorite bar.

The TV Column: PBS airs special on Highwaymen supergroup

posted: 05/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Why do we watch PBS? Let me count the ways.

THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 05/26/2016 1:56 a.m. Discuss

1 MUSTANGS The Museum of Automobiles will be the corral for Mustangs on the Mountain Show and Shine, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 05/26/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

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. Renoir's Madame Henriot in Costume, through Sept. 11.

Fast Forward

posted: 05/26/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Things to do next week and next month Next week The river rocks: Chris Stapleton, The Flaming Lips, Goo Goo Dolls and Cole Swindell headline this year's Riverfest, 1-11 p.m. June 4-5 in Little Rock's River Market District

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 05/26/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: TICKETS Avett advent Tickets -- $48.50 and $64 -- go on sale at 10 a.m. today at the Verizon Arena box office and all Ticketmaster outlets for an 8 p.m. Oct. 7 concert by folk rockers the Avett Brothers at the North Little Rock arena.

Firm offers Britney Spears game

posted: 05/26/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Can mobile game maker Glu Mobile Inc. do it again?

Too many fans Finding Nemo, threatening fish populations

posted: 05/26/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Finding the message of many films can be challenging, but the moral of Finding Nemo seems pretty straightforward: Leave fish in the ocean, where they belong.

Music scene: Cow-punk Texas band to stop at White Water

posted: 05/26/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

The Hickoids will perform, along with opening act Frontier Circus, at 9 p.m. today at White Water Tavern in Little Rock. Admission is $7.

Selected restaurants

posted: 05/26/2016 1:44 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 means a meal (without beverage or dessert) typically less than $12. Moderate: $12-$25. Expensive: $25 and up.

Tell Me About It: How to respond to oafish questioners about babies

posted: 05/26/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: What do people really want to hear when they ask when my husband and I are going to have children? When I say we don't plan to, the next question is, why not? Do I tell them it was a tough decision to make and one I find myself struggling with but know to be the right one? That we can barely keep ourselves afloat financially or that we both have trouble keeping cool under pressure and that would be a rough situation for a kid? Or a bunch of other reasons even harder to hear than those?

Helpful Hints

posted: 05/26/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: Where is the best place to store my perfume?

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 05/26/2016 1:43 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. Your exploring mind will set sail in a study this year that will open up a trajectory of new friends and environments. The romantic aspects of love will be highlighted in July.

On Christianity

posted: 05/26/2016 1:42 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: How can I help my friend, who just found out her husband has been unfaithful and is probably going to walk away from their marriage? She is shattered, and I really don't know what to tell her.

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