» Owners Barbara and Tom Fuge report they'll once again be reopening The Happy Egg (formerly B-Side), in the Market Place Shopping Center, 11121 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock, on Friday "with a streamlined menu and streamlined service." Hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The phone number is (501) 716-2700.
» Sandy Woods marked the 40th anniversary of her Sandy's Homeplace Cafe, in a little yellow house at 1710 E. 15th St., Little Rock, on Tuesday by giving away cake to loyal customers. Woods does all the cooking and, says her daughter, Cassandra DeCoursey, "For several years she was the only person running the whole operation." The cafe offers a country lunch buffet with a weekly rotating menu, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The phone number is (501) 375-3216.
» Woodland Bakery is moving at the end of the month from 2808 E. Kiehl Ave., Sherwood, to 13121 Arkansas 107, at Brockington, and with a new name: Woodland Bakery & Bistro, reflecting the addition of a homestyle lunch and dinner menu. That, in turn, will likely result in a change in the hours of operation, currently 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The move is supposed to be seamless, with no closure planned. And the new location, according to the Facebook page, facebook.com/woodlandbakerysherwood, will also apparently include an event center, with two rooms each holding up to 32 people that can be combined to make one larger room. The current phone number is (501) 819-5070; the website: woodlandbakeryar.com.
» A Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers outlet opened July 12 at 820 E. Oak St., Conway, next to the Best Western. The 3,400 square-foot, freestanding restaurant seats 100 with drive-thru service. Hours are 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The phone number is (501) 205-4091. It joins central Arkansas locations on East McCain Boulevard in North Little Rock and at Bowman Road and Chenal Parkway in Little Rock.
» Today, in case you missed it, is Global McDelivery Day. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., McDonald's will be delivering food and merchandise via Uber Eats -- visit McDeliveryAtMcDonalds.com -- "to receive," according to a news release "a free, fun and exclusive piece of the Throwback Collection, while supplies last!" Each participating restaurant has bought specific merchandise, so we cannot tell you just what you'll get, but the list of "fun, '90s inspired items" includes socks, popsockets (devices one locks on the back of a cellphone to use a hand grip or kickstand), bandanas, scarves, track pants and T-shirts.
» Has a restaurant opened -- or closed -- near you in the last week or so? Does your favorite eatery have a new menu? Is there a new chef in charge? Drop us a line. Call (501) 399-3667 or (501) 378-3513, or send a note to Restaurants, Weekend Section, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, Ark. 72203. Send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org