Rumbles: Del Frisco's to Close, B-Side Reopens, David's Burgers Opens 10th Location

Less than three years after it opened, Arkansas’ only Del Frisco’s Grille location is closing its doors for good. The upscale dining restaurant at the Chenal Promenade will hold its final dinner service on Sunday, June 10. A manager for the restaurant says the staff will hold a small goodbye party for their regular guests and fans that evening. Until the restaurant closes, all beer, wine and liquor is 50 percent off, which is quite a bargain. The property’s ownership says it is in talks with another group to take over the space, though they declined to say who that group is. The Dallas-based Del Frisco’s Grille chain has more than two-dozen franchises stretching from Massachusetts to Southern California.
After undergoing some extensive renovations, West Little Rock’s B-Side Bistro is open once again, this time under a new name. The menu and logo both read “The Happy Egg,” thought the restaurant’s Facebook page is still listed as B-Side. The brunch favorite closed for nearly two weeks to remodel the dining room and spruce up the look and feel of the space. The menu is still largely unchanged, including the charming bacon-wrapped French toast kebabs. B-Side Bistro (or The Happy Egg) is closed on Monday and Tuesday, but open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
David’s Burgers is celebrating the opening of its tenth location in Central Arkansas. The local mini-chain opened the doors at its second Conway spot, at Lewis Crossing on Amity Road. Conway was the first David’s Burgers location to open back in 2012, and since then the excellent burger joint has opened restaurants in Little Rock, Cabot, Maumelle, Bryant and its flagship spot in North Little Rock. Believe it or not, David’s isn’t the biggest locally owned restaurant chain in Central Arkansas. That would be Shark’s Fish and Chicken, which has at least 12 locations.
Not many places care as much about wine as Petit and Keet. To mark the official start of summer, all this month Petit and Keet is holding Rosé Wednesdays. Called “Summer of Rosé,” each features a flight of three rosé wines for $14. The wine staff will be changing up the selections each week, so you can expect something different every time you go in. Summer of Rosé kicks off today and every Wednesday in June at 4 p.m. and goes until closing time at 10 p.m.
Tickets are still available for tomorrow evening’s Urban Farm Fest at Heifer International. This week we previewed the event and explained why Urban Farm Fest could be Heifer’s signature event going forward.
If you only ate at new restaurants the rest of the year, you could still get in at least a dozen before 2019 rolls around. Check out our rundown of newly opened and still-to-come restaurants looking to make their mark on Arkansas’ food scene.

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