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.

 

Waldo’s Chicken & Beer has revealed the opening date of its new location in Little Rock’s Breckenridge Village. Click here to read about what you can expect!

 

Potbelly Sandwich Shop announced the opening date of its newest location in Jonesboro, and that date is approaching faster than you think! Click here to learn more.

 

KPOT Korean BBQ & Hot Pot has officially opened its new location at 4317 Warden Road in North Little Rock!

 

Ziggi’s Coffee has put up signage next to Rush Running on J Street in Bentonville. Construction is currently underway.

 

Big Whiskey’s, located at 225 E Markham St in Little Rock, will permanently close its doors at the end of this month. Click here for more details.

 

Taste of Rogers, a celebration of local food vendors, kicks off at the Frisco Plaza in downtown Rogers on Thursday, May 23. Click here to learn more.

 

The Buttered Biscuit will open its first Little Rock location – 17815 Chenal Pkwy, Suite F101 – on Wednesday, May 29. Click here for more details.

 

Flaming Hot Pot & Korean BBQ will be opening a new location at 310 Shackleford Rd in Little Rock. Click here for all the details.

 

Shorty Small’s, a longtime favorite restaurant to many central Arkansans, will be opening a new location in Beebe. Click here for more details.

 

Layne’s Chicken Fingers will be opening 10 locations in Arkansas, with the first one opening in Benton by the end of 2024. Click here for all the details.

 

Five Guys is opening a new location at 1229 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Fayetteville, which is located in the Arena Village Shopping Center.

 

The 2024 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame finalists have been announced, and this year, you can help decide the winner of one of the categories. Click here to see the full list of finalists and find out how you can participate.

 

Wingstock, the annual chicken wing festival presented by the Poultry Federation, will be held Saturday, Aug. 10. Click here for more information.

 

La Torcia Brick Oven Pizza is making its way to Jonesboro at the intersection of E. Highland Drive and Rains Street. Its anticipated opening is this fall.

 

Jersey Mike’s Subs is officially making its way to Jonesboro, according to Haag Brown Commercial. It’s expected to open this June in the newly developed Wolf Creek Shopping Center. Click here for more details.

 

Starbucks will be opening another store in Conway – this time, in the Lewis Ranch area. Click here for more details.

 

Noche En Jalisco, a curated tequila tasting experience, will take place at Ledger Bentonville on Saturday, June 15. Catering will be provided by Tula and Taquería Lucha.

 

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