We have no shortage of food bites throughout Arkansas, so each week, we’ll be providing you with a snapshot of the goings-on inside the culinary world, from events and specials to restaurant openings and awards. Do you have news to share? Please email our Online Editor Kilee Hall at khall@aymag.com.


Hungry Howie’s, located at 10300 N Rodney Parham Rd. in Little Rock, has officially reopened after its building suffered damage during the March 31 tornado. A portion of its proceeds from the first day of reopening went to Arkansas Disaster Relief.


Old South Restaurant, which was located at 1330 E. Main St. in Russellville until it burned down last month, announced on social media that it will be moving to the former location of The Dixie Cafe in the same city. The restaurant’s original location was on the National Register of Historic Places.


Kawaii Boba House employees still have a GoFundMe set up in support of the 33 former employees who were unexpectedly laid off without pay when the business closed. Click here to read more.


Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired Pizza is hosting the grand opening of Arkansas’ first self-pour taproom at its Fayetteville location on Aug. 1. Click here for more information.


Two Hands Fresh Corn Dogs, a Korean-style street corn dog restaurant, will be expanding its franchise to Little Rock. Click here for more details.


Origami Sake will be celebrating its first public tasting with a launch party at the newly reimagined Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (AMFA) in Little Rock on Aug. 12. Click here for more details.


David’s Burgers in west Little Rock is expected to open soon, according to Creative Director Ryan Rooney. Click here to read our previous article.


Rock N Roll Sushi celebrated its third birthday on July 26 by hosting a concert fundraiser to benefit the nonprofit Reach and Teach. Click here to read our previous article.


Onyx Coffee Lab, headquartered in Rogers, will open a new location in the historic First Security Bank building located in downtown Springdale. Click here for more information.


Party in the Garden, an event celebrating culinary achievements while raising money for future development in the hospitality and tourism industry, will be hosted by North Little Rock Tourism on Aug. 10 at at Ben E. Keith Foods Mid-South on 1 Ben E. Keith Way. Click here for more details.


Rachel Cannon, an Arkansas native and chef, will “step into #flavortown” with Guy Fieri on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. on Food Network. She is also in the running for Carla Hall’s Favorite Chef. Click here to vote for Cannon.


Jamie McAfee, another Arkansas native and chef, is also in the running for Carla Hall’s Favorite Chef. Click here to vote for McAfee.


Readers have a chance to enter a giveaway for The Pizza Cafe. Click here for more information on how to enter the giveaway, and be sure to watch AY About You President and Publisher, Heather Baker, every Wednesday morning on KARK for the Bucket List segment.


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