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First Look: J&S Italian Villa in Hot Springs Reopens Under New Ownership

J&S Italian Villa, a mainstay in the Hot Springs dining scene for over twenty years, is under new ownership. The reimagined restaurant includes updates to the menu, dining room, and bar and lounge, and the grand opening is July 14. Saddiq and Jeannie Mir purchased J&S in April. Saddiq previously served as Oaklawn’s vice president …

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Food Insider: Tacobi Butler of Community Bakery and Heavy on the Soul

Like many of the food personalities we have interviewed over the past 10 years, Tacobi Butler’s story begins at a young age inspired by family. It is a passion that has grown into her becoming the kitchen manager for Community Bakery and launching her own meal prep service, Heavy on the Soul, which focuses on …

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Status of Food Related Events During Coronavirus Outbreak

Spring is normally a busy season for large food-related events. Global efforts to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) by limiting large gatherings, which many of the country’s largest events being canceled, are underway. This has inevitably impacted many of the spring food events throughout the city. Some of the decisions have been made by …

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LRSD Teachers Plan One Day Strike This Week

Teachers in Little Rock Public Schools are planning a one day strike this Thursday, November 14th, in response to the decertification of the Little Rock Education Association (LREA) and the ongoing battle with the Arkansas Board of Education. The State Board of Education, which currently controls the Little Rock schools, voted to end the contract …

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Blue Plate Special Brings Top Chefs to Support Youth Arts with Thea Foundation

There is no shortage of great events, supporting great causes, and full of great food in October. One of our favorites every year has become the Blue Plate Special supporting Thea Foundation. This year it brings together eight talented chefs to raise money to help promote the arts among Arkansas’s youth. This year it takes …

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