Category archives: Dining

Weekend Planner: El Dorado Goes MAD, Sherwood Fest, Little Italy Celebrates 90 Years and More

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The biggest party in Arkansas this weekend is going to be the opening of the Murphy Arts District in El Dorado, which is located in the heart of downtown. Thursday at 8 p.m. Natasha Bedingfield performs in the newly constructed Griffin Music Hall Headliner, Train, will take the stage at 9 p.m. On Friday the shows kicks off at 6 p.m. with Robert Ran[...]

Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom Delivers Exceptional Brunch

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The small, but hip patio at Raduno is usually pretty busy on Sundays for brunch. The particular Sunday we visited was a holiday weekend – the official end to summer – and things were pretty quiet all along South Main (SoMa). It was a rare Sunday without our toddlers and we needed a place to eat that would allow our mostly well-behaved large mixed-breed do[...]

Lunching in Little Rock: Damgoode Pies

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In our Lunching in Little Rock blog series, Michael Kirkpatrick will explore and review the city’s best restaurants – all in time to get back to the office. This week, Michael ate lunch at Damgoode Pies in Hillcrest. Click here to read more in this series. Photo courtesy of Damgoode Pies. It’s nerdy, but I like data and statistics. The statistics behind[...]

New Stoby’s Serves Its Old Charm (And Cheese Dip)

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After being gone for over a year, Stoby’s Restaurant is back in Conway. Owner David Stobaugh said the restaurant burned down March 19, 2016. A Conway staple, the structure had been standing since the 1930s. The little yellow building at 805 Donaghey Ave. was home to a cleaning business, an ice cream shop and Coy’s Restaurant before Stoby’s and the fire. [...]

Lunching in Little Rock: Bray Gourmet

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In our Lunching in Little Rock blog series, Michael Kirkpatrick will explore and review the city’s best restaurants – all in time to get back to the office. This week, Michael ate lunch at Bray Gourmet. Click here to read more in this series. It has been one of those weeks.  One of those busy at work, eat lunch at your desk, busy at home, give the kids di[...]

Son of a Preacher Man

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Photography by Meredith Mashburn Matt Cooper believes in bringing people together, and his method is one steeped in tradition — food. Growing up, his family never ate out, unless they were on vacation. He found himself drawn to the welcoming atmosphere of the dinner table as they gathered to discuss their day. Even the process of seeing vegetables go from[...]

Revisiting Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom

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This week we decided to check back in with Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom, which originally had opened as Piro Oven & Barroom. We are happy to report that the restaurant is doing just fine. Raduno's is one of the latest restaurants to open its doors in SoMa, and is a favored haunt for those who reside within walking distance and beyond. The revitalization of [...]