Rumbles: The Pizzeria Relocating, Skinny J's Does Brunch, kBird to Close Next Week

After a few months of delays, The Pizzeria at Terry’s Finer Foods is ready to move down the street. Co-owner Jacquelyn Pittman confirms The Pizzeria will close after dinner service on July 29 to prepare for the move to 4910 Kavanaugh Blvd., just a few doors south of the current location. That building used to be home to a pilates studio. The new spot will offer some much needed elbow room for customers and employees alike. It’s not known how long the move will take, though it’s safe to say the restaurant will be closed for at least a few weeks.
Speaking of The Pizzeria, its bartender, Dillon Garcia, will be one of six competitors Friday night at the second annual Preservation Libations Master Mix-Off competition. We have a preview of the event up now, including how you can get tickets and whose drinks you’ll be enjoying.
Capital Bar and Grill needs your help in a national James Beard competition. CBG has entered a “blended burger” online competition and needs your vote to win. Blended burgers have ground mushrooms mixed in with the meat, making them healthier and more sustainable. The top five vote getters will travel to the James Beard Foundation in October to be recognized. The contest goes through the end of the month, so you have plenty of time to help. Click here to vote for CBG’s entry.
I am not certain exactly how long this has been going on, but you can now get Sunday brunch in Argenta. Skinny J’s is serving up brunch specials from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The menu includes several versions of omelets and benedicts, with some classic breakfast items as well. There are also mimosas, Bloody Mary cocktails and several other beverages to enjoy.
The stellar Thai restaurant kBird is closing up shop next week. Owner Richard Glasgow didn’t go into detail about why, but says he won’t be open for lunch or dinner the week of July 25. That means, counting today, you have three days to get your Pad Thai fix before you have to wait until August.
Don’t forget, Rock City Eats Food Truckin’ Wednesday is tonight at First United Methodist Church in Bryant from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Come on out and get some great food from trucks like Hot Rod Wieners, Beast, Velvet Whisk and many others.
Eat My Catfish is now open for business in Little Rock. We stopped by for a First Look (and taste) of the new place in the Breckenridge Village Shopping Center.
If you haven’t seen it, you’ll want to check out the gorgeous looking new cocktail menu at Big Orange. The Jetson Spritz looks like a must-try drink.
And you’d have to be living under a rock not to hear about the Pokémon Go craze sweeping the country. We found the best local restaurants where you can enjoy Pokéstops and gyms in the Little Rock area.
July 20th Rock City Eats Food Truckin’ Wednesday  Our monthly food truck meet-up at First United Methodist Church in Bryant. This month’s event features Beast, Hot Rod Wieners, Kincaid’s Coffee and more.
July 22nd Preservation Libations Master Mix-Off – The second year for this competition pits six area bartenders against each other, and you get to play the part of the judge. Tickets start at $50 and are available here.
July 23rd Lost Forty Night with the Travs – In addition to free beer samples and giveaways at the game, Lost Forty is giving out free tickets all week on its Facebook event page. Come out and support the Travs and local beer.
July 26th Stone’s Throw Brewing/Southern Gourmasian Beer Dinner – This time, the monthly beer dinner is partnering up with the Quapaw Quarter Association’s Summer Supper Series. Tickets are $50 and available here.
July 30th 2016 Block on Rock 3rd Birthday Bash – The annual block party celebration for Stone’s Throw Brewing’s birthday, this year’s event features musical talent The Big Dam Horns and The Smittle Band, in addition to a host of food trucks. The event is $5 to attend.
July 30th Black Tot Rum: A Once in a Lifetime Pour – Make plans to come taste a rum that will only be sold once in Arkansas. After this, it’s gone. The event starts at 11:30 p.m.
August 4th Good Earth Garden Center Food Truck Meet – This month’s regular meet-up on Cantrell Road will feature Hot Rod Wieners, Katmandu Momo and several of your favorite food trucks. Admission is free.
August 19th Taste of the Finest – This annual event benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Arkansas and will feature food and beer from a number of Little Rock restaurants and breweries. Tickets start at $75 per person and are available here.
Yellow Rocket Concepts has released its monthly specials for July:

  • Big Orange: Fried Chicken Picnic Burger’wich, Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie and Key Lime Milkshake
  • Local Lime: Heirloom’dilla with Arkansas heirloom tomatoes and a Snickers Turtle Pie
  • Zaza: Heirloom Tomato and Roasted Eggplant Salad, Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho, and various new gelato flavors
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