For those of you wondering what Kelli Marks would do after Sweet Love closed, it seems she is wasting little time getting back to work. Marks has been hired by Treatsie to head up its digital content department. Before she opened Sweet Love, Marks worked for a creative agency, and Treatsie says her dual experience made her a natural for their business. By the way, if you haven’t checked out Treatsie yet, you should. The company is best known for delivering monthly sweets from around the country to your doorstep.
Flyway Brewing is wasting no time in making a big splash. Open for a month now, the brewery has several events coming up (which you can see below). But the big one will see Loblolly’s head ice cream manager Matthew Lowman come to Flyway as a guest chef on Saturday, Feb. 13. Lowman is well versed in both savory courses and desserts, and this night promises to be memorable. In addition, South on Main’s head barman David Burnette will serve as guest bartender for the next few Monday nights, starting next week.
Damgoode Pies has released its new “mobile-friendly” online ordering system, which promises to make ordering pies on your phone much easier. To celebrate, Damgoode is throwing in a free order of breadsticks when you order through your online account. Click here to see the updated site.
Izard Chocolate is now selling individually wrapped chocolate caramels made with salted caramel. These treats are soft and chewy like good taffy, but with Izard’s excellent chocolate as the dominant flavor. These are absolutely delicious, and I urge you to check them out at Izard Chocolate’s Hillcrest location.
If you missed it, we’ve had a lot of food new lately, starting with chef Donnie Ferneau’s announcement that he is closing Good Food by Ferneau and starting work as the executive chef at The 1836 Club. Good Food by Ferneau will close at the end of the month.
Colorado-based Natural Grocers now has a location in Little Rock. You can check out our First Look here.
And Conway’s food scene is gradually improving. We told you yesterday about the new Shucked Surf & Turf Shack that could open as soon as next month.
January 23rd Loblolly Ice Cream + Flyway Brewing Pop-Up – Loblolly Creamery is setting up shop in Flyway’s kitchen, whipping up beer floats, beer shakes, beer sundaes and even some ice cream beer flights.
January 26th Stone’s Throw/Southern Gourmasian Beer Dinner – Stone’s Throw and Southern Gourmasian throw some of the best ticketed dinners every month. The dinner features 5 courses that are unique to the dinner and include beer pairings with each. Tickets are $50 for one, or $90 for two. Call 501-313-5645 to reserve seats.
January 30th Big Red Ball Homebrewing Contest – This annual event sponsored by the Little Rock Kickball Association brings together local home brewers from around town to compete to become the official Beer of Kickball. In addition the winning beer will be brewed professionally by Stone’s Throw Brewing. Tickets to attend start at $25, and it is $10 to enter a beer in the contest.
January 31st Little Rock Soup Sunday – The 35th annual celebration will be held at the Statehouse Convention Center from 4 p.m until 7 p.m. Restaurants from all over Little Rock will be on hand serving up their best soup recipes. Proceeds from the event go to Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.
February 6th HeART of The Bar: a Handmade Holiday Market – South on Main once again will host its semi-regular craft market, featuring more than a dozen local artisans with their handmade jewelry, crafts, art and more.
February 7th Super Bowl Party at Flyway Brewing – Guest chef Trevor Swedenburg of South on Main will be serving up watch party favorites, including a special Chex mix, Frito chili pies, homemade kielbasa and bacon-wrapped water chestnuts.
February 18th Roxy’s Twisted Sandwiches Soft Opening – New Central Arkansas food truck Roxy’s Twisted Sandwiches will make their opening official by setting up shop at Flyway Brewing in North Little Rock.
Baja Grill wants to be your happy hour spot this month. All January, house margaritas are just $4, and all special margaritas are $2 off.