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


The super sugary national cookie maker, Crumbl Cookies, is coming to Central Arkansas. Congrats to the folks of Benton on the impending addition to their food landscape. 


Looks like Eat My Catfish will be announcing a new location.


I am constantly getting questions about party rooms, especially during this time of year, so props to Taylors’ Made on its new addition. Sidebottoms is the new room that will hold around 40 people for special events like birthdays, anniversaries, wedding and baby showers, and Christmas parties. Call 501-470-3322 to reserve the room.


Ready for Halloween? The alchemists at Pink House Alchemy have crafted some scarily delicious cocktails, mocktails and snacks just in time for the day. 


At the Corner is celebrating Halloween with “Boo, Booze & Brunch” on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stay tuned for more details on its Facebook event page. There will also be a Halloween costume contest for all sorts of prizes, including a $100 gift card to the restaurant.


On Thursday, Nov. 4, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Rusty Tractor Vineyards (10 Rusty Tractor Lane in Little Rock) will be hosting a wine tasting featuring Arkansas Quality Wine (AQW), commercially produced in Arkansas and made from 90 percent Arkansas-grown grapes. Attendees can sample Arkansas wines and appetizers. Researchers from the UA System will lead a vertical tasting of AQW wines. The wine tasting is $10/person. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 


 The Raymar Harvest Fest takes place this Saturday, Oct. 30, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Bryant. 


“Fright Night in Argenta” is on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 7:30. Here’s all the info, including a link to purchase tickets. 


HarvestFest will be held on Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Little Rock.


BoBrook Farms has its Pumpkin Patch for the rest of October.


Did you know that there’s the cutest little pocket park in downtown Little Rock? Here’s a great opportunity to check it out this week


Here’s another Halloween festivity, this time in Conway. 


Food trucks are booming right now. This is a perfect opportunity to check out a few during Food Truck Thursdays in Little Rock. 


The 2nd Annual Halloween Carnival is this Friday night at North Little Rock Funland. There’s a costume contest for children that are dressed up. Activities include: zombie boogey, eerie express, movie in the graveyard, scary walking tour, ghostly carousel, and graveyard of treats. It’s $5 per person ages 2 and older (parents are free).


Head to Petit & Keet for Halloween Flights & Bites. They’re giving the spooky season the celebration it deserves with 4 days filled with treats, drinks, and lots of ghouling fun. Running Wednesday, Oct. 27, to Saturday, October 30, the restaurant will be serving up flights and bites every night, along with specialty-themed cocktails. There’s even a costume contest Saturday, so dress fa-boo-lous. 


Did you know the new Press Waffle Co. in Little Rock has a Happy Hour?


Here’s everything you need to know about the 2nd Annual Sirens and Sweets in Hot Springs National Park.


Did someone say beer fest?


Tune back in next week for the next taste of Arkansas food news.


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