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ICYMI: Starving Artist shutters, Le Pops to open soon

Paula Martin MorellA little restaurant news to get your week started, in case you missed it:

Argenta’s Starving Artist Cafe shuttered suddenly this weekend. A post to the restaurant’s Facebook page from chef Jason Morrell indicated that Saturday’s dinner would be their last.

“It’s been a labor of love, an artistic project offering a healthy alternative to the mainstream. We hope you enjoyed experiencing it as much as I did making it,” the post read.

Starving Artist had changed ownership in October 2013, with co-owner and Tales from the South host Paula Morrell leaving the business.

According to Paula, the show will continue this week at the Argenta branch of the Laman Library before branching out to new locations locally and around Arkansas.

In happier restaurant news…
The brick and mortar Le Pops at 5501 Kavanaugh should be open in the next two weeks, according to a post on their Facebook page. In addition to their ice lollies, expect shaved ice with natural syrups and other “treats.”… Read more >

Starving Artist Cafe shifts ownership, Tales to stay

Paula Martin Morell

A slight shake-up in ownership at Argenta’s Starving Artist Cafe will not disrupt popular dinner-and-a-radio-show program “Tales From the South.

Tales from the South creator and producer Paula Martin Morell says although she is no longer working with Starving Artist Cafe, Tales from the South will continue to hold many of their shows at the restaurant.

“We’re still in the process, but what is for sure is that SAC will stay open and [Chef Jason Morell] will now be the sole owner, and Tales will continue there on Tuesday nights as well as continue to do additional shows at other locations,” Martin Morell said in an e-mail. “I am no longer at SAC, but they are restructuring and have a new front of the house manager and are gearing up with a new fall menu and holiday and special event caterings.”

Tales from the South recorded their Tuesday, Oct. 1 show at The Joint in Argenta and Martin Morell says future shows are scheduled for Springdale, Conway, Fayetteville and Eureka Springs through the program’s partnership with Arkansas Arts Council’s Arts on Tour.

Check out the rest of the Season 8 schedule below (subject to change!)

Oct. 15: After … Read more >