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.


Shorty Small’s made its debut over the weekend in North Little Rock in its new food truck. The restaurant has rebranded as Shorty Small’s Cheese Stick Factory.


Crisis Brewing Company, located at 210 South Archibald Yell Blvd in Fayetteville, will be hosting Oktoberfest on Sunday, Sept. 17 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Pub on the Bricks, located at 106 W. Elm St. in Rogers, held its grand opening on Friday, Sept. 8.


Taj Mahal Indian Kitchen is officially opening its third location – this time, in Bryant. It will take over the former location of Luigi’s.


Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse will be opening a second location in Springdale, “Gaskins on Emma,” according to an announcement on the restaurant’s Facebook page.


Petit & Keet brought back its iconic French cuisine restaurant Jacques & Suzanne for five nights this month for its third annual legacy celebration.


Honeybean Ice Cream Company recently opened its new ice cream shop in Bentonville. Also serving smoothies and coffee, the new business comes in the form of a repurposed food truck.


Flavors of the Rock: Food Truck Edition took place on Sept. 11 for Little Rock on Minority Enterprise Development Week. Located at West 65th Street from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the event was a fun family night of good music, good networking and good food.


Rib Crib, which was originally planned to open in Fayetteville at 2190 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, will no longer be opening at that location.


Starbucks is offering its patrons a BOGO deal on all of its fall beverages throughout the month of September. Click here for more information.


The Beer Keg, a longtime beer bar in Fayetteville, permanently closed its doors on Sept. 8 after more than 50 years of service.


Readers have a chance to enter a giveaway for Iriana’s PizzaClick 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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