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 editor, Dustin Jayroe, at djayroe@aymag.com.


Yellow Rocket’s latest addition to Northwest Arkansas is officially open. Bentonville Taco & Tamale Co. (a branch of Little Rock’s Heights Taco & Tamale Co.) cut the proverbial ribbon and opened for business last week. Its address is 101 W. Central Avenue, Bentonville.


Also open (as of Tuesday, April 12), is the new Fazoli’s location in North Little Rock. The address is 3701 Warden Road, next door to Texas Roadhouse.


The Fayetteville Flyer reported last week that a Chuy’s is apparently in the works for Fayetteville, with permits filed for 642 E. Millsap Road, which is currently occupied by Colton’s Steakhouse.


Nene’s Dishes in Cabot is celebrating its fifth anniversary all week long. The eatery, owned and operated by Tonya Perry Muse, specializes in fresh-made soups, salads and sandwiches. Check out the details here.


Another birthday celebration is happening in Little Rock this week. The Pantry is officially 13 years old, and it’s hosting a birthday party on Saturday, April 16 from noon to 3 p.m. Check out the details here.


The brand-new (and Arkansas’ first) Sullivan’s Steakhouse opened in Little Rock last week. Read all about our first visit here.


And speaking of new food we’ve had lately, the New in Town Bucket List tour is on the move, a listing of some of our favorite new restaurants in Arkansas. Heather Baker and KARK kicked the TV segments off last week at Camp Taco, and AY writer Jenny Boulden stopped by Lagniappe Po’Boy Co. and Red Moon Tavern.


Petit & Keet’s latest “L80’s Night” is this Thursday, April 14 at 4 p.m.


It’s not quite Easter weekend without an Easter Bunny. This weekend, the Little Rock Zoo is hosting a “Brunch with the Bunny” event on Saturday, April 16 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.


On that note, the Little Rock Zoo and its young professionals’ group Generation Zoo are putting together a “Cinco de Rhino” event for May 5. Read all about that here.


Ella’s Table in Fayetteville is hosting an Easter Buffet on April 17. Reservations are required.


Lost Forty Brewing in Little Rock has an Easter Beer Brunch on Sunday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


A family-friendly Easter egg hunt is in the works at The Rail Yard in Little Rock. In addition to the eggs, there will also be a “Kids Craft Korner” and the food trucks Disadattato Italian and CC’s Boozy Brunch Pop-Up.


Sunset Lodge at Rusty Tractor Vineyards is hosting an “Easter Party at the Vineyard,” with the Tacos Godoy food truck on-site, along with beer, wine and frozen drinks.


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



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