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.


Burnt End BBQ, also known as Kansas City’s premiere BBQ joint, has officially opened its newest location at 1025 S Amity Rd in Conway.


The Piano Bar and Grill is expected to open soon at 4500 S. Dixieland Rd. in Rogers. An exact opening date has not yet been set.


Origami Sake is currently holding a “2024 Craft Cocktail Challenge.” Applications are open until Feb. 9 for mixologists to enter unique cocktails for a special prize. Click here for all the details.


Slim Chickens plans to open 70 more locations in 2024, according to a press release. The company recently moved its headquarters to a larger space on Millsap Rd. in Fayetteville.


Seven Oaks Steak & Seafood will open in the Halter Building in downtown Conway in February, according to Pulse of Conway. Click here to see everything we know so far.


The Leroy Sporting Lounge is reportedly in the works at 644 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. It’s described as a “restaurant, bar and sporting lounge.”


Nominations are now open for the 2024 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. Click here for all the details.


ALDI is “coming soon” to West Little Rock, according to official signage that was recently put up outside the property at 12309 Chenal Parkway. Click here for everything we know.


Rudy’s Bar-B-Q, a Texas-based restaurant chain, has submitted plans to the city of Fayetteville for a new location on the southwest side of town, according to Fayetteville Flyer.


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