The long-awaited west Little Rock location of Blue Ember Smokehouse opened Wednesday, June 19. The restaurant hosted a soft opening Tuesday to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas & North Louisiana. 


The barbecue chain, which has locations in Fort Smith, Jonesboro and Texarkana, Texas, announced that it was bringing a restaurant to west Little Rock in October. Blue Ember is known for its prime brisket, along with pork, sausage, burnt ends, ribs, turkey breast and chicken.


Earl Richardson, co-owner, told AY About You in October that Blue Ember also plans to open a Hot Springs location later this year.



Photo Credit: Blue Ember WLR/Facebook


The west Little Rock location at 1020 Rahling Road is open from 10:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit or call 501-448-2886.


Those interested in entering to win a $50 gift card can enter the grand opening giveaway on the west Little Rock location’s Facebook page by June 26.


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