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Restaurant Transitions: Capers repairs; La Hacienda renovations; Buenos Aires looks to open at month's end

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Progress is being made in the repairs at Capers, 14502 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, where last month a cold snap resulted in a burst pipe in the fire suppression system in the attic and caused quite a bit of damage. Co-owner Mary Beth Ringgold says they're shooting to reopen next week -- Wednesday at the earliest -- but it's a "moving target." Much of the interior work is done -- wiring, ductwork, new Sheetrock and the flooring. Among the items still pending: new chairs. Ringgold and colleague Marilyn Greene have, in the meanwhile, been working on some new menu items, "true to our style," with plans to "ramp up the appetizers" and add some entrees. During the down time, Capers' subsidiary market has remained open. And the phone number has remained active: (501) 868-7600.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: So far, So good, and brunch even better

posted: 02/09/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

They're not doing anything special to celebrate as far as we can tell (and it's possible the current management isn't aware of the milestone). But as you read this, it has been exactly 10 years (plus a month) since So Restaurant/Bar opened in what had been a cozy-coffee-shop-cum-lunch-and-brunchery called The Living Room on Kavanaugh Boulevard, just as the artery starts its ascent from Hillcrest to the Heights.

Music: Lucero heading back to Little Rock, home turf for lead singer

posted: 02/09/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

John C. Stubblefield, the bassist for Memphis' alt-country rockers Lucero, is doing what he has done countless times over the past 18 years in the band -- getting ready to go on tour.


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Weekend Calendar

updated: 02/09/2017 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Fast Forward

posted: 02/09/2017 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Robots: Robots will battle it out in the ring at the annual Beer, Brats & Bots event Feb. 18 at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, 201 E. Broadway, North Little Rock. Teams of 'bot builders will compete in the robot mayhem, 1-4 p.m., and competitors and spectators alike can enjoy beer, root beer and brats starting at noon. Admission is $10, free for children 6 and under. Call (501) 907-6570 or visit

The TV Column: CNN series dissects what tickles our funny bone

posted: 02/09/2017 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Need a good laugh? Sure you do. But what, exactly, makes us laugh?

Special Event: With Hikes, Hearts & Hugs, Petit Jean sends a valentine

posted: 02/09/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

With a nickname like The Natural State, it's no secret that Arkansas has beautiful scenery, and for some people, getting out in those inspiring settings for some fresh air and exercise could well be the best route to romance.

Music Scene: Rogers Band at Rev Room; Brother Hawk to play Tavern

posted: 02/09/2017 1:54 a.m. Discuss

The Randy Rogers Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. today at the Rev Room in Little Rock. Admission is $25.

MUSIC: Kerby, fiddler son to play tandem set

posted: 02/09/2017 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Singer-songwriter Kevin Kerby will get a little help from an eighth-grader during his Friday night show.


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Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Spork Report

posted: 02/09/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Taco Bell regularly introduces limited-time-only menu items. Some are hits, some are misses. Its newest production, the scandalously named Naked Chicken Chalupa, falls somewhere in the middle.

Selected restaurants

posted: 02/09/2017 1:47 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.

Tell Me About It: Take a stand to confront micromanaging girlfriend

posted: 02/09/2017 1:46 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: My girlfriend and I have had many happy times and are compatible in most fundamental ways. But, as the relationship has gone on, her micromanaging and second-guessing have increased.

Helpful Hints

posted: 02/09/2017 1:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: How do I refill or at least recycle my home fire extinguisher?






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