Monthly Archives: April 2015

Stone’s Throw Brewing to add beer garden

UnknownStone’s Throw Brewing now plans to add a beer garden to its brewery after the Little Rock City Board of Directors approved plans to allow the brewery to “add outdoor seating, increase indoor seating, expand hours of operation and open any day of the week,” according to a news release.

The brewery has long talked about adding a beer garden as a nod to the MacArthur Park Neighborhood’s German roots.

“My old landlord from when I lived in the neighborhood, Chuck Heinbockle, showed me a photograph he had of Papa Geyer’s beer garden when we first moved into our building,” said brewery co-owner Ian Beard in a news release.  “That planted the seed to try and replicate that kind of community experience down the road. We liked the idea so much, we even named a beer in his honor: Papa Geyer’s Pilsner.”

More from the release:
“The new beer garden will be located in the open space between the building and the street corner. Stone’s Throw regulars know this space as where the food trucks park, but it was originally created as a drive-thru for Baker’s Liquor store in the late 1950’s. Repurposed barrels will create the perimeter for the … Read more >

Check out the menu for Heights Taco & Tamale, now open

The foodie buzz around Little Rock is all about Heights Taco & Tamale this week. The restaurant, located in the former Browning’s location at 5805 Kavanaugh, is now open after several days of private soft opening events. Hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

We got a sneak peek on Saturday and we’ll say this: The space is gorgeous, those frozen mojitos are strong and the breakfast tacos are worthy of trying any time of day.

We’ll let you judge the rest for yourself. Check out their Delta-influenced lineup of Tex-Mex goodies below.

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Raimondo Family Winery finds new home on Main Street

40312_452580532175_459677_nRecently, Sync brought you the news that Raimondo Family Winery had nixed plans for a location in the River Market but was still on the search for a downtown Little Rock location. Well, that process was a quick one.

Owner Margie Raimondo announced Friday that she has signed a lease to put a tasting room in the ground floor of the old Arkansas Democrat building in the 600 block of Main Street. The building was recently the home of a Subway and is being renovated to include apartments on the upper floors. Raimondo says the tasting room, which will also include a menu of small plates, should be open by October.

For more on the winery, go to… Read more >

Melting Pot headed to Little Rock with Denver restaurateur

the-melting-pot-logoThis in chain fondue restaurant news: The Melting Pot, a national chain of fondue-centered restaurants, is planning its first Arkansas location.

In a news release, the corporation announced that a franchise agreement has been signed with Denver restaurant owner Allen Hurst, who plans to open a Melting Pot in Little Rock by early 2016. Hurst and his family plan to relocate to the Little Rock area “where he aims to develop additional restaurants in Arkansas and neighboring states over the next five years,” the release said.

No lease has been signed locally, so no word yet on a location. We’ll keep you posted.… Read more >