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.


Dot’s Nashville Hot Chicken food truck will soon relocate from the Yacht Club on College in Fayetteville to the lot next to Natural State Beer in Rogers at 5214 Village Pkwy Suite 140. Its last day at the Fayetteville location is March 24.


Certified Pies finally has a permanent home at 9807 W Markham St. in Little Rock. Click here to read more.


Zara Coffee officially opened on Thursday, March 16. It’s located at 7211A Dollarway in White Hall. Click here to read more.


Graffiti’s Italian Restaurant has closed its location on Cantrell Road in Little Rock. Menu items are still available at La Terraza Rum and Lounge. Click here to read more.


CRISP & GREEN will soon open its first Arkansas location in Bentonville. The fast, casual and healthy restaurant will be located at 1401 S. Walton Blvd.


La Alianza has officially put up signage in Benton at the spot formerly known as Brown’s Country Store. Click here to read more.


Firebirds Wood-Fired Grill will open its first Arkansas location in 2024 in Rogers. The American cuisine concept offers steak, seafood and other signature dishes.


Cregeen’s Irish Pub, located at 301 Main St. in North Little Rock’s Argenta Arts District, revealed it would be closing shortly after St. Patrick’s Day. A new restaurant, Draft and Table, will be going in its place. Click here to read more.


Readers have a chance to enter a giveaway for Waldo’s. 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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