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 Associate Editor Sarah Coleman at scoleman@aymag.com. 


Kemuri West, in the Centre at Chenal shopping center at 17200 Chenal Pkwy, in West Little Rock, officially opened on Monday, Sept. 12. Kemuri West is the second location of restaurant, with the original located at 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd.


Petit & Keet has announced the return of the Jacques & Suzanne Legacy Celebration, which will begin Wednesday, Sept. 14. Over four evenings, Petit & Keet will revive the historic menu, with reservations required for Wednesday and Thursday evenings. For more information about this event, read this earlier article


Yellow Rocket Concepts has announced that it will be opening its second Northwest Arkansas Taco & Tamale Co. inside of the South Yard Development, located at 404 W. Streamside Bend in Fayetteville. For more information about this expansion, read this earlier article


Benton recently celebrated its grand opening of Olive Garden Italian Kitchen, located at 16732 I-30 Rd. The eatery has been long awaited in the Saline County area. 


Vito & Vera products will now be available at the Ozark Natural Foods Co-Op, located in Fayetteville. Meals by Chef Alicia Watson, the owner of Vito & Vera and winner of Cureate Courses pitch competition, in collaboration with the University of Arkansas will offer these meals, that can serve up to two people, for $15 each. For more information about Watson, read this earlier article


A brand-new sports eatery, Parker’s Sports Grill, is currently under construction at 3980 W. Wedington Dr., in Fayetteville, the location of the former Joe’s Italian. According to a Facebook post made by the establishment, the location received its retail food license on Sept. 12, and is currently hiring for all positions. 


Fred’s Hickory Inn was recently sold to Carl and Lindie Garrett, who currently own Table Mesa, located at 110 East W. Central Ave in Bentonville and Table on 6th St, which is located at 409 SE 6th St. in Bentonville.


Salsa’s Restaurant, a Mexican-food destination, has officially opened its doors to its Conway location. The eatery’s original location is in Hot Springs. Its Conway storefront is located at 912 Front St.


Readers have a chance to enter a giveaway for JJ’s Grill.  This week, Heather Baker and DJ Williams will start AY About You’s Sports Bars Bucket List segment on KARK’s Morning Show, at the popular downtown Little Rock sports bar. 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 at 6:40 a.m. for the Bucket List segment. 


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