West Little Rock will gain a new sit-down spot on Feb. 27 when Pinnacle Valley Restaurant will open its doors to the public. Located at 8501 Pinnacle Valley Road in Little Rock near Maumelle Park, the restaurant’s owners hope the location will cater to both area residents and visitors to the nearby parks. The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The restaurant will be closed Mondays.
Expect a menu of classic American favorites like fried chicken, pork chops, burgers, soups sandwiches, pie and more. The restaurant will include a full-service dining room, along with a party space in back for rent and a convenience store space that will be stocked with grab-and-go goods for park visitors. For more on the restaurant, visit pinnaclevalleyrestaurant.com.
Also on the soon-to-open radar is the downtown Little Rock spot At the Corner, set to open in in late February. The restaurant, located in the former Hop Diner space at Markham and Scott streets, will focus on “finer diner” foods. Think hot dogs from Butcher & Public and shakes made with Loblolly ice cream. Soup, sandwiches, salads and burgers will also get unique flavor twists with restaurant owners sourcing locally as much as they can. And in a nod to the restaurant’s PR director and apprentice chef Kamiya Merrick, a native of Canada, the menu will include poutine, a dish of french fries and cheese curds smothered in brown gravy. Merrick will join head chef Jordan Williams, former sous chef at the Pine Bluff Country Club, in the kitchen.
Other plans for the space, which has seen a makeover from its Hop days, include sidewalk seating and a grab-and-go selection of entrees for downtown residents.
The restaurant will tentatively be open 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays for brunch.