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Big Orange launches growler sales

10750399_319931394879105_6675209297675038019_oStarting today at Big Orange Midtown, you can take your beer to-go. Kind of.

The burger-and-milkshake spot is now offering growler sales. To kick off the new program, they’re hosting a Stone’s Throw Brewing tap takeover today (Nov. 17) at 5 p.m. with $4 pints of the local brewery’s Decimal Hoppy Wheat, Big Dam Horn O’Plenty Imperial Octoberfest, Smokeboard Rauchbier and the ESB.

Growlers of Stone’s Throw are $15, which includes a refillable Big Orange growler. Look for updates on what craft brews Big Orange has available in growlers on Twitter @BigO_Midtown.… Read more >

10 things to know about One Eleven at the Capital

The new bar at One Eleven at the Capital. Photo by Arshia Khan

The new bar at One Eleven at the Capital. Photo by Arshia Khan

Local food media and marketing executives piled into the new One Eleven at the Capital hotel last night for a first look at the renovated space. Previously known as Ashley’s, the new restaurant now features a large bar area, stripped down decor and a revamped menu. The space will be open tonight for dinner, but before you scramble for a reservation, here’s what you should know:

1. The lobby bar is gorgeous. Though it serves One Eleven, the bar area faces the Capital Hotel’s lobby, allowing patrons to choose between one of the dozen barstools or taking cocktails out into the lounge seating in the lobby to enjoy. The bar itself features a stunning zinc bar top with tall glass shelves displaying the hotel’s hefty wine and spirit options.

2. The dining room is fresh, but not unrecognizable.  Designed by David Kleinberg & Associates in New York, the dining room has a younger, more relaxed vibe than those heavy drapes and pastels used to give off. Now, the area features hardwood floors, bare hardwood tables at lunch, brighter white trim and modern artwork along the walls. It’s … Read more >

Southern Blonde cans launch party set at Diamond Bear

1924354_10102374392305740_7052327332517710477_nDiamond Bear’s new canned version of Southern Blonde may already available at the North Little Rock brewery, but the brew will be officially welcomed into the fold with a party on Monday, July 28.

The party is set from 6-9 p.m. with tickets available for $25 in advance or $30 at the door for food, music and plenty of Southern Blonde. Proceeds will benefit the Arkansas Brewer’s Guild.

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Stone’s Throw Birthday Bash details

Grab a pintDetails have been rele ased on Stone’s Throw Brewing’s first birthday bash, set for Saturday, Aug. 2 from4-9 p.m.

A block party along the 800 block of Rock Street will include live music, food trucks, craft beer and more. And, yes, in true block party fashion, the street will be closed to traffic.

A $3 admission will benefit the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas. Owners suggest BYO lawn chair to use as The Cane Hill Engagement and Flight Machine perform. Food trucks on hand will include Southern Gourmasian, Luncheria Mexican Alicia (which is new to us!), Waffle Wagon, BlackHound Bar B Q, Loblolly, Hot Rod Weiners and The Pie Hole.

The event will also feature twelve Stone’s Throw beers on tap, which a news release notes is the most ever available at one time.

“Our families and friends, the neighborhood, the brewing community, our partners on the Kickstarter campaign, all the great local businesses that have supported us, we just want to thank them all and have a beer and a good time with everyone who has made this year a success,” co-owner Ian Beard said in a news release.

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Flying Saucer donation drive for tornado victims Sunday

Looking for a way to help area tornado victims this weekend?

River Market beer bar Flying Saucer will be collecting nonperishable food, pet food, bottled water, clothing and other items Sunday between 7 p.m. and midnight for the American Red Cross. Those who donate will be entered in a drawing to win beer swag at 7 p.m. Glassware (think printed pint glasses) will also be available for $1 with proceeds benefiting the Red Cross.… Read more >

Outstanding in the Field returns with Little Rock chefs Matt Bell, Alexis Jones

Foodies with $180 to spare will want to mark their calendars for Oct. 10 when roving dinner party Outstanding in the Field returns to Arkansas.

The dinner will take place at Delta Sol Farm in Proctor (near West Memphis) and feature food prepared by Little Rock and Memphis chefs led by Kelly English of Memphis’ Restaurant Iris along with Memphis chefs Andrew Ticers and Michael Hudman of Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen and Jonathan Magallanes of Las Tortugas. Repping Little Rock will be Matt Bell of South on Main and Alexis Jones of Natchez. (If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out our recent Q&A with Jones here.)

Outstanding in the Field 2012 in Scott, Arkansas. Photo by Arshia Kahn

Outstanding in the Field 2012 in Scott, Arkansas at Scott Heritage Farm. Photo by Arshia Khan

Outstanding in the field travels around North American in a red ’53 bus to do ultra farm-to-table dinners. The group was last in Arkansas in September 2012 for a dinner in Scott, Arkansas. (Check out some stellar photos from the dinner at Scott Heritage Farm, by Arshia Khan here)

The Oct. 10 meal will be a mix of “Old World Italian, French-Creole and Mexican street food cooking styles” OITF founder Jim Denevan said in … Read more >