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Beautifully Immersed The Crowne Plaza is one of Little Rock’s most exceptional

Going above and beyond with our exemplary service All guestrooms have:

• 32” Flat Screen Television • Custom Lighted Desk with Closet • Pillow Top Mattress • Cordless Telephone • Voice Mail • CD/Clock Radio with MP3 Plug • Hair Dryer • Iron/Ironing Board • Lighted Magnifying, Makeup/Shaving Mirror

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properties that offers an inviting place to work and relax.

The Place To Meet In Little Rock The Crowne Plaza Little Rock venue offers 11 meeting rooms for a total of 7600 square feet. Our meeting facilities can accommodate those needing a small workshop or seminar, as well as those looking to host a large banquet venue. Our eleven meeting rooms can be arranged to meet your business objectives.

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Visit Little Rock and be a part of something big.

HEIFER VILLAGE

Heifer International has two great ways to learn about one great cause! Take a trip around the world with Heifer Village A hands-on global education facility with a host of interactive exhibits and knowledgeable staff, Heifer Village will introduce you to Heifer’s work and our vision of a world free of hunger and poverty. Located right next to Heifer International Headquarters in downtown Little Rock, Heifer Village is open Monday-Saturday from 9:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.

Heifer Village

1 World Ave Little Rock, AR 72202 (501) 907-COWS

Hands-on fun at Heifer Ranch HEIFER RANCH

Located just 45 miles from Little Rock, the Ranch features the Global Village, a collection of homes representing our work around the world. Take a tour to get a first-hand look at the challenges of hunger and poverty, and to see solutions demonstrated through our gardens and livestock, including water buffalo, camels and demonstrations with traditional farm animals.

Heifer Ranch 55 Heifer Road Perryville, AR 72126 (501) 889-5124

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The William J. Clinton Presidential Center & Park provides a first-class venue for exhibits, special events and family activities for visitors from around the world.

2012-2013 Temporary Exhibits Play Ball! The St. Louis Cardinals March 3, 2012 - September 16, 2012

“Play Ball” features decades of memorabilia from one of our country’s most storied franchises, the St. Louis Cardinals. This exhibition features over 100 items such as the World Series trophy from 2006 and 2011, championship rings, and artifacts. Join us as we reflect on the joy, the heartache and the fun that comes with being a baseball fan.

Dorothy Howell Rodham & Virginia Clinton Kelley June 12, 2012 - November 25, 2012

Born at the close of World War I and on the cusp of the Roaring Twenties, Dorothy Howell Rodham and Virginia Clinton Kelley came of age in a changing America. The Great Depression and World War II defined their generation, and both women overcame obstacles to provide nurturing homes filled with love and support. Their lives were an inspiration to their family, friends, and those who knew them.

Jazz October 6, 2012 – February 24, 2013

In partnership with Herman Leonard Photography and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, the Clinton Center plays tribute to America’s music genre: jazz.

Chihuly Seaforms March 10, 2013 – July 28, 2013

One of Dale Chihuly’s best-known series is coming to the Clinton Center: Seaforms. I love to walk along the beach and go to the ocean,” said Chihuly of his Seaform series. “And glass itself, of course, is so much like water. If you let it go on its own, it almost ends up looking like something that came from the sea.”

For a complete listing of upcoming exhibits and events, visit clintonpresidentialcenter.org.

1200 President Clinton Avenue • 501-374-4242 • clintonpresidentialcenter.org

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Doing great things Visitor’s with Arkansas history!

At Historic Arkansas Museum, we tell Arkansas’s story in many exciting ways. From our four 19th‑century historic homes, complete with costumed Living History characters, to our seven galleries of Arkansas‑made fine and decorative art, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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On the River Rail line at 200 E. Third St. Downtown Little Rock 501-324-9351 A museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage

www.HistoricArkansas.org

Monday through Saturday: 9 am–5 pm • Sunday: 1 pm–5 pm

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Guide Table of Contents Welcome........................................ 8 Entertainment............................10 City Nights..................................14 City Parks....................................16 Children’s Activities................18 Downtown...................................20 Argenta........................................32 Riverdale.....................................36 Hillcrest.....................................40 Midtown.......................................44 Heights.........................................52 Cantrell Road............................55

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West Little Rock.......................60 Southwest..................................71 North Little Rock.....................72 Accommodations.......................86 Area Maps....................................88 Trolley Route............................90 For information about Little Rock, call the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau at 501-376-4781 or visit www.littlerock.com. For information about North Little Rock, call the North Little Rock Visitors Bureau at 501-758-1424 or visit www.northlittlerock.org. cover photo by brian chilson PUBLISHED BY

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Welcome to Little Rock! Welcome

to Little Rock! As Arkansas’s Capital City, our destination is truly a collection of distinctive neighborhoods, with a variety of entertainment options, a wealth of extraordinary sightseeing and shopping opportunities, excellent restaurants, museums, family fun and one-of-a-kind attractions. This guide has been divided into neighborhood sections for your exploration convenience.

Little Rock exemplifies warm southern

hospitality and offers a wide variety of fun. From the Clinton Presidential Library located downtown in the River Market entertainment district, to the all-new Museum of Discovery, you’re sure to find excitement here. Your trip would not be complete without a hop on the River Rail Streetcar Trolley, connecting the downtowns of Little Rock and North Little Rock, as well as multiple museums, parks and area attractions.

to discover another world of thrills. From the award winning Little Rock Zoo, with brand new penguin and cheetah exhibits, to an abundance of shopping in West Little Rock. Or maybe the architecture in the Quapaw Quarter piques your interest. The trendy neighborhoods of The Heights and Hillcrest also offer unique shopping and dining.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Little Rock is

the place to be. We offer miles of amazing Arkansas River Trail, coupled with a variety of pedestrian and bicycle bridges, including the Big Dam Bridge and Clinton Park Bridge, along with a variety of wonderful parks, golf courses, the Arkansas River and Pinnacle Mountain.

Little Rock ’s accommodations range

from modern and historic luxury to affordable and comfortable name-brand properties. Here, we love our food and boast of

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After exploring downtown, venture out

numerous award winning chefs. Whether you like home-style southern cooking, prime aged steak, fresh seafood, fusion cuisine, or more of a heart-healthy fare, our chefs offer the state’s best selections.

For more information about everything to see and do in our great destination, visit www.LittleRock.com or stop by one of our Visitor Information Centers: Historic Curran Hall, Little Rock National Airport, Robinson Center, Statehouse Convention Center and Shop the Rock.

Enjoy your stay; we know you will fall in love with our warm hospitality and great southern city!

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Little Rock Live Music Guide There are many places to hear live music

in the greater Little Rock area. For a more comprehensive listing of bars, check page 14. Here is a list of some of the venues that either have live music three nights a week or more or host the larger concerts in the area.

The Afterthought This cozy café and bar is one of the best places in town to hear an eclectic mix of live music: blues, folk, rock and especially jazz. It’s connected to the classy “southern bistro,” Vieux Carre and is located in the heart of Hillcrest, one of the city’s best neighborhoods. Musicians tend to be local, but some touring performers do come through from time to time. The Afterthought has free live music Monday through Wednesday, with a rotating schedule of jazz musicians every Monday, a Tuesday jam session hosted by pianist Carl Mouton and a Wednesday open mic night. From Thursday to Saturday, different musicians perform, and the cover varies – usually from $7-$10. There’s also a Sunday jazz brunch each week, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cajun’s Wharf Cajun’s Wharf is a huge restaurant, bar and live music venue offering great seafood and a

variety of live music every night of the week except Sunday. Weekly events include deals such as Wine Down Wednesday, with $4 glasses of vino and The Big Swinging Deck Party every Thursday, with music on the deck. Before 8:30 p.m., there’s no cover, but after that it’s $5.

Cornerstone Pub & Grill This Argenta staple offers tasty pub grub and drinks, as well as karaoke on Tuesdays and live hip-hop, folk, rock and blues on other nights. It’s a smoking venue, so it’s 21-and-older only.

Cregeen’s Irish Pub Another reliable Argenta restaurant and bar, Cregeen’s lives up to its designation, boasting an array of imported beers and true Irish pub décor. There’s live music on the weekends, and it’s a great place to get a bite or a drink before or after a Travelers game or an event at Verizon Arena.

Discovery While this massive dance club is only open on Saturday night, you can rest assured that you can cram in more partying on that one night than most places do in a week. Discovery is open waaaay late – until 5 a.m., to be precise. In several giant rooms, you’ll hear DJs spinning a variety of dance music, spanning styles and decades, and you can catch drag performances as well. Triniti, its sister club located next door, offers a similar experience on Friday nights.

For really late night weekend entertainment, check out Midtown Billards on Main Street.

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Downtown Music Hall This former storefront on Capitol Avenue has live

music most nights out of the week, tending toward the loud and heavy end of things. It’s a regular stop for some of the best touring underground metal bands in the country, and also hosts hip-hop, the monthly electro dance party Cool Shoes and head-to-head video game tournaments.

Juanita’s This long-running cantina and live music venue picked up and moved last year, from South Main Street to the River Market. But most things stayed the same: reliable Southwestern cuisine and high quality live music, mostly from touring acts. In the last several months, Juanita’s has hosted everything from underground rap (Tech N9ne, Twiztid) to rock (Hinder, James Durbin), metal (Anvil, Pallbearer), singer/songwriters (Lucinda Williams) and more.

Midtown Billiards This is one of the bona fide institutions among Little Rock bars. It's a true dive with a brokenin charm that can't be manufactured. This smokers' haven is also one of the few bars with a license to stay open until 5 a.m. There are live bands most weekends, with sets typically starting at 12:30 a.m. Midtown also serves one of the best cheeseburgers in town.

Revolution Along with its slightly smaller sister venue, Stickyz, and Juanita’s, Revolution books some of the best live touring bands in Central Arkansas. The venue tends to bring in indie rock, hip-hop and country. You can often catch up-and-coming acts here before they break through to much wider success. In the year or so, Revolution has hosted hip-hop luminaries such as Yelawolf and Future, country and folk


fried chicken. Split into two rooms and a sizeable patio, Stickyz can accommodate live bands at the same time as it can host crowds just looking for a drink and maybe some nosh. The venue brings in a lot of great touring acts, but books local shows as well, including a regular Monday night Grateful Dead tribute act called Touch. Don’t miss out on their great lunch specials.

Verizon Arena While the 18,000-seat stadium formerly known as Alltel Arena venue doesn’t have live music every week, the shows it does get are massive and read like a who’s who of major artists from the last 40-plus years: Tom Petty, Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett, Justin Bieber, Eric Clapton, The Who, James Taylor, Metallica, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Miranda Lambert, Elton John, The Foo Fighters, Brad Paisley and countless others have graced the stage at Verizon Arena. Check the calendar to see what’s coming up.

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Robinson Center Music HALL

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This storied, 2,600-seat performance hall has been hosting concerts, comedians, plays and more for decades. It’s the primary venue for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and Celebrity Attractions brings in a variety of Broadway shows every year, including “Mama Mia,” “Wicked,” “Young Frankenstein” and more. In terms of pop concerts, Robinson has hosted The Avett Brothers, John Prine, Wilco and many more over the years.

This west Little Rock pub hosts music every weekend that tends toward the rock end of the spectrum. They also serve up some very good grub, including burgers, catfish and steak, and have 10 pool tables and more than 50 TVs, so you won’t miss any of the big game while you’re out with your friends.

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legends like Billy Joe Shaver and Guy Clark, contemporary roots and Americana acts like Pat Green and Hayes Carll, indie rock leading lights such as Neon Indian, The Polyphonic Spree and Destroyer and rockabilly giants such as Wanda Jackson.

After a sort of transitional period when they didn’t have live music, this pizzeria and brewpub is getting back to its live music roots, booking mostly punk and indie rock acts while also hosting poetry readings and homebrew events. Vino’s has been around since the early ’90s and has hosted some legendary performances in its time, including shows from such punk rock legends as Jawbreaker and Green Day.

Tom Petty at Verizon Arena

Stickyz The aforementioned smaller sister venue to Revolution, Stickyz Rock ’N’ Roll Chicken Shack combines three great things that go great together: live music, booze and spicy, deep-

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White Water Tavern One of the oldest and most storied bars in Central Arkansas, The White Water Tavern is a bar like no other. The small, two-story dive has hosted legendary performances over the decades, and shows no sign of slowing down. Expect to hear rock, country, punk and folk, from touring acts and local standouts.

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ON STAGE Looking for dance, drama and other live arts and entertainment options in Little Rock? Then you’ll need this list: ARGENTA COMMUNITY THEATER This relatively new venue in Argenta is home to the Little Rock Film Festival’s monthly Argenta Film Series, as well as a variety of other film screenings, theatrical productions and other special events. It is also available to rent for parties and other occasions. 405 Main St., North Little Rock. To find out more, visit www.argentacommunitytheater. com or call 353-1443.

four major productions annually, including the holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker Suite” and also offers intensive ballet courses. For venue details, show times or ticket information, call 223-5150 or go to www.balletarkansas.org.

broadway CELEBRITY ATTRACTIONS This company brings a steady stream

ARKANSAS REPERTORY THEATRE The Arkansas Repertory Theatre offers patrons and visitors to Little Rock an impressive lineup of professional productions. Affectionately called “The Rep” by locals, this downtown theater has received national recognition for its performances that include drama, original pieces, comedy and musicals. Visit their website for a complete listing of upcoming performances. 601 Main St. For show times or ticket information, call 378-0405 or go to www. therep.org.

BALLET ARKANSAS The only professional ballet company in the state, Ballet Arkansas is a popular downtown attraction that stages

Available online at www.littlerock.com

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Murry’s Dinner Playhouse has been dishing up supper and live performances for more than 30 years. From Broadway to comedic relief, entertainment is served with buffet choices of roast beef, poultry, fish, pasta, vegetables, salads and desserts. Reservations are recommended. 6323 Colonel Glenn Rd. For show times or ticket information, call 562-3131 or go to www. murrysdinnerplayhouse. com.

PUBLIC THEATRE This downtown theater focuses on improv and other stage productions. As its name suggests, The PUBLIC Theatre is a place where creative artists can develop and express their ideas in an open-spirited, collaborative environment, while offering quality entertainment. 616 Center St. For show times or ticket information, call 374-7529 or go to www.thepublictheatre.com.

WEEKEND THEATER

ARKA N S A S S YM PHONY ORCHESTRA Indoors and outdoors, this group marks the seasons, “The Music Man” such as Christmas and the Fourth of July, in its own special way. Also, there are performances with internationally known entertainers running September through May. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra calls the downtown Robinson Center Music Hall home, but also stages smaller performances at other venues, including the Clinton Presidential Center. 7 Statehouse Plaza. For show times or ticket information, call 666-1761 or go to www. arkansassymphony.org.

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at Murry’s Dinner Playhouse. of nationally touring plays, musicals and other performances to downtown’s Robinson Center Music Hall. 300 S. Spring St. For show times or ticket information, call 244-8800 or go to www. celebrityattractions.com.

COMMUNITY THEATRE OF LITTLE ROCK Founded in 1956, the Community Theatre of Little Rock is central Arkansas’s oldest theater tradition. This downtown theater strives to enlighten, educate and entertain. 616 Center St. For show times or ticket information, call 410-2283 or go to www.ctlr-act.org.

This well-known downtown community group stages high-quality productions, ranging from avant-garde and experimental to mainstream. The season runs all year long, featuring weekend shows and modestly priced tickets. Seventh and Chester streets. For show times or ticket information, call 374-3761 or go to www.weekendtheater.org.

WILDWOOD PARK FOR THE ARTS This scenic West Little Rock venue brings big names and local performers to its intimate, state-of-the-art performance hall. There’s also the Blooms Festival in the spring, as well as other events scheduled throughout the year. 20919 Denny Road. For show times or ticket information, call 821-7275 or go to www. wildwoodpark.org.


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CITY NIGHTS

Whether you’re looking for live music and dancing or a quiet corner to enjoy a drink with a few friends—Little Rock has plenty to keep you entertained!

CLUB

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

PHONE/WEBSITE

THE AFTERTHOUGHT

2721 Kavanaugh Blvd.

One of the best places in town to hear live music especially known for its jazz, blues and other musical picks.

663-1196 www.afterthoughtbar.com

THE ATHLETIC CLUB SPORTS BAR

11301 Financial Centre Pkwy.

A casual west Little Rock sports bar inside Embassy Suites offering patrons two large high definition TV screens, great cheeseburgers and fillet mignon.

312-9000

BAR LOUIE

11525 Cantrell Road

This chain’s first Arkansas location features a something-for-everyone menu. Open for late night dining.

228-0444 www.barlouieamerica.com

BY THE GLASS

5713 Kavanaugh Blvd.

Looking for a place in the Heights to relax after a long day? Along with an impressive lineup of American and imported wines, this wine bar has a tasty selection of appetizers.

663-9463 www.btgbar.com

CAJUN’S WHARF

2400 Cantrell Road

Cajun’s Wharf is a must-do while in Little Rock. In addition to excellent seafood, its musical diversity may be its strongest point. Bands of all genres play at the wharf on the Arkansas River—plus, there’s a roomy dance floor. The view of the sunset is one of the best in central Arkansas.

375-5351 www.cajunswharf.com

CAPITAL BAR & GRILL

111 W. Markham St.

A longtime favorite watering hole of the state’s political and financial movers and shakers. The cocktails are handmade, and lunch and dinner are served daily.

374-7474 www.capitalhotel.com

CIAO BACI

605 N. Beechwood St.

A great place to share a bottle of wine or one of their unbelievable desserts—they serve appetizers and entrees as well. Peruse their great wine list or order a drink from their full bar. The patio is especially nice in warm weather.

603-0238 www.ciaobaci.org

CORNERSTONE DELI & PUB

314 Main St., North Little Rock

The pub’s wide beer selection and heavier drinks, along with regular live music, make this a fine stopping-off spot. It succeeds on the food end as well, with the usual and notso-usual selections and sandwiches.

374-1782 www.cstonepub.com

CRAZEE’S COOL CAFÉ

7626 Cantrell Road

A casual place where locals hang out. Good burgers, daily plate specials and bar food amid pool tables and TVs. Full bar.

221-9696 www.crazeescafe.net

CREGEEN’S IRISH PUB

301 Main St., North Little Rock

Looking to raise a glass to the Irish, Cregeen’s is the place to celebrate. Authentic Irish fare and a great selection of imported beer.

376-7468 www.cregeens.com

CRUSH WINE BAR

318 Main St., North Little Rock

Argenta’s newest hot spot—the perfect place if you’re looking for a discriminating wine list.

374-9463

DEEP ULTRA LOUNGE

322 President Clinton Ave.

This ultra cool lounge/dance club often spotlights a DJ spinning house music. Downstairs from Willy’s D’s Dueling Piano Bar.

244-9550 www.willydspianobar.com

DISCOVERY

1021 Jessie Road

A private club for night owls. Discovery boasts a huge dance floor and massive theater where you can sit and enjoy a variety of entertaining shows.

664-4784 www.latenightdisco.com

DIVERSION

2611 Kavanaugh Blvd.

A laid-back wine and martini bar in Hillcrest, serving up appetizers, salads and tapas. Definitely the place to try a new wine or martini.

414-0409

DOUBLE TREE PLAZA BAR & GRILLE

Corner of Markham and Broadway

Located inside the DoubleTree, the restaurant offers guests a quiet place to grab a nightcap and unwind before heading up to their room.

372-4371;  www.doubletreelr. com

DOWNTOWN MUSIC AND RECORDS

211 W. Capitol Ave.

Local and regional heavy rock acts.

376-1819 www.downtownmusichall. com/

DUGAN’S PUB

401 E. 3rd St.

This Irish pub located in the River Market District has an appealing interior and a great relaxed vibe, with a very good menu a patio for summer and a fireplace to cozy up next to in the winter. Live music most weekends, no cover.

244-0542 www.duganspublr.com

ELECTRIC COWBOY

9515 I-30

For the boot-and-cowboy-hat crowd, this is a fun live country music concert venue. You never know who you might catch playing there.

562-6000 www.electriccowboy.com

ERNIE BIGGS

307 President Clinton Ave.

A private club that offers dueling pianos as entertainment. Two piano men, practiced at getting the crowd worked up, perform all those songs you never thought you knew all the words to.

372-4782 erniebiggs.com

FLYING SAUCER DRAUGHT EMPORIUM

323 President Clinton Ave.

With more than 200 beers to choose from, guests can spend all night trying to decide which beer to try. And if you’re hungry, their menu offers a great choice of tasty selections—from meaty burgers and bratwurst to healthy salads and wraps.

372-7468 www.beerknurd.com

FOX AND HOUND

2800 Lakewood Village Dr., North Little Rock

A local favorite with live music featured on the weekends and a number of pool tables offer guests a worthy diversion.

753-8300 www.fhrg.com

GRUMPY’S TOO

1801 Green Mountain Dr.

Live music (mostly rock) is performed Monday through Saturday with no cover charge. This neighborhood pub has scrumptious sandwiches and chicken wings plus a comfortable deck.

225-3768

GUSANO’S PIZZERIA

313 President Clinton Ave.

This sports bar quickly became a hot spot after joining the downtown scene a few years ago. Gusano’s offers nightly drink specials, live music, billiards and 21 televisions tuned into major sporting events.

374-1441 www.gusanospizza.com

HILLCREST FOUNTAIN

2809 Kavanaugh Blvd.

The first pool hall/games/sports bar type club to open in Hillcrest in years. Large selection of wine and beers, and occasionally they offer live music.

614-9818 www.hillcrestfountain.com

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DESCRIPTION

PHONE/WEBSITE

JOUBERT’S TAVERN

7303 W. 12th St.

Local beer and wine haunt that serves Polish sausage and other bar foods. Nightly happy hour, pool tables and dart boards for an evening of fun.

664-9953

JUANITA’S CANTINA BALLROOM

614 Clinton Ave.

Juanita’s is the city’s granddaddy of live-music venues, hosting a spectrum that spans a variety of genres, including blues, rock, funk, reggae, folk and more. While one side of Juanita’s is devoted to music, the other side serves up terrific TexMex.

372-1228 www.juanitas.com

THE LOBBY BAR

3 Statehouse Plaza

Inside the Peabody Hotel, the Lobby Bar is the perfect place for a café au lait and croissant in the morning, lunchtime aperitif, afternoon tea, pre-dinner cocktail or afterdinner brandy and liqueur. This is the place to see and be seen.

906-4000 www.peabodylittlerock.com

LOONY BIN COMEDY CLUB

10301 N. Rodney Parham Road

This Breckenridge Village club doesn’t offer live music, but the giggles are plentiful. You can catch up-and-coming comedians Wednesday through Saturday, with low cover charges.

228-5555 www.loonybincomedy.com

MACDADDY’S BAR & GRILL

314 N. Maple St., North Little Rock

This is the place for those who are serious about pool or darts. This bar serves appetizers, pizza, burgers and nachos.

374-7665

MALLARD’S BAR

3 Statehouse Plaza

Located inside the Peabody Hotel, this is the perfect place for a relaxing drink. The clublike atmosphere is enhanced by the antique duck decoys and rich décor.

906-4000 www.peabodylittlerock.com

MARKHAM STREET GRILL & PUB

11321 W. Markham St.

The menu at this restaurant has something for everyone, but we recommend the burgers, which are juicy, big and fine. This is one of the last smoking bars in west Little Rock. Join them for live music (no cover) every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

224-2010 www.markhamst.com.

MIDTOWN BILLIARDS

1316 Main St.

A local downtown dive with lots of character that serves up live music on the weekends and one of the best burgers in town. This downtown private club/pool hall – which stays open until 5 a.m. – draws a large after-hours crowd.

372-9990 www.midtownar.com

MISS KITTY’S SALOON

307 W. 7th St.

Casual downtown bar with a friendly, laid-back vibe, open Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

374-4699

OYSTER BAR

3003 W. Markham St.

A friendly neighborhood seafood joint that serves up fresh shrimp and fish entrees in a relaxed setting. Have some peel-them-and-eat-them shrimp while enjoying a cold brew.

666-7100 www.lroysterbar.com

PIZZA D’ACTION

2919 W. Markham St.

This is the place for a tasty slice of pizza, cold beer, dark corner and good dart game. Known by locals as “Pizza D’s,” it’s a little off the beaten path but it’s a great local hangout.

666-5403

PORTER’S JAZZ CAFÉ

315 Main St.

A swank Little Rock café and jazz bar, featuring local and out-of-town performers, comedians and more.

324-1900 www.portersjazzcafe.com

PROST

120 Ottenheimer Plaza

Live music and poetry in an artistic setting.

244-9550 www.willydspianobar.com

RENO’S ARGENTA CAFÉ

312 Main St., North Little Rock

A favorite after-hours spot with the downtown crowd, Reno’s dishes up juicy burgers and a number of beers on tap—often served with a side order of live music.

376-2900 www.renosargentacafe.com

ROCKS

Corner of Markham and Shackleford

Inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel, the Rocks bar and its sleek, modern surroundings has a pizzazz all its own. Whether you gather with friends around a flat-screen, high-definition television or celebrate a great business deal, it’s easy to relax after a hard day’s work.

223-3000 www.crowneplazalittlerock. com

RUMBA! REVOLUTION ROOM

300 President Clinton Ave.

This restaurant/club combo is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. The Revolution Music Room is a visually enticing multi-purpose facility that hosts national touring acts and provides a dance club experience on certain nights.

823-0090 www.rumbarevolution.com

SIX TEN CENTER STREET BAR

610 Center St.

A martini lounge in downtown Little Rock that’s open nightly.

374-4678

STICKYZ ROCK ’N’ ROLL CHICKEN SHACK

107 S. Commerce St.

Stickyz has become one of the city’s most popular live-music venues with touring and local bands.

372-7707 www.stickyfingerz.com

SWAY

412 S. Louisiana St.

Sway has a high-energy vibe that attracts a diverse crowd. Elevated seating surrounds an expertly lit dance floor in a non-smoking environment. An outdoor private patio offers a great view of the Little Rock skyline.

907-2582

THE TAVERN SPORTS GRILL

17815 Chenal Parkway

This west Little Rock sports bar located in the Promenade at Chenal has all your needs covered: great wings, lots of beer on tap, plenty of TVs and live music Wednesday through Saturday.

830-2100 www.thetavernsportsgrill. com

THIRST N’ HOWL

14710 Cantrell Road

A casual west Little Rock joint that offers great lunch and dinner specials, happy hours Monday through Friday, live music from Thursday through Saturday and special events such as crawfish boils.

379-8189 www.thirst-n-howl.com

THE TOWN PUMP

1321 Rebsamen Park Road

Very casual neighborhood bar, with two patios, shuffleboard, reliable pub grub, karaoke and live music.

663-9802

TRAX

415 Main St., North Little Rock

Located in the heart of Argenta, this bar is a favorite gathering place. In addition to happy hour, this hot spot is humored to be haunted by friendly ghosts—Maxwell and his lover Anastasia.

244-0444 www.traxnlr.com

TRINITI NIGHT CLUB

1021 Jessie Road

Triniti is a premier dance club that will keep you entertained all night. Open every Friday night, located next to Discovery.

664-4784

TWELVE MODERN LOUNGE

1900 W. 3rd St.

Classy Capitol View-area bar caters to a sophisticated and discerning crowd, with live music, DJs, parties and more.

301-1200 www.twelveloungelr.com

VINO’S BREW PUB & BREWERY

923 W. Seventh St.

Just about everyone from politicos to punkers are drawn to the city’s original brewpub that serves up some of the best pizza in town, as well as live music.

375-8466 www.vinosbrewpub.com

WEST END SMOKEHOUSE AND TAVERN

215 N. Shackleford Road

A private club catering to the sports enthusiasts. Watch your team on televisions located throughout the bar and munch on great burgers, catfish or steak.

224-7665 www.westendsmokehouse. net

WHITE WATER TAVERN

2500 W. Seventh St.

The White Water has been in the live-music business for years and favors rock and country sounds. Hear local bands and touring groups, too, at this favorite local hangout.

375-8400 www.whitewatertavern.com

WILLY D’S DUELING PIANO BAR

322 President Clinton Ave.

Doubling as a restaurant and a piano bar, Willy D’s serves lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday before the nightly sing-along, which includes everything from rock ‘n’ roll from the ‘50s to current songs you’ll hear on today’s radio.

244-9550 www.willydspianobar.com

ZIN URBAN WINE & BEER BAR

300 River Market Ave.

This is the perfect place to spend an evening with someone special or meet friends for a fun, casual night out. Zin offers a variety of wines, beers and appetizers. Open nightly.

246.4876 www.zinlr.com

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GROWN-UP PLAYGROUNDS IN CENTRAL ARKANSAS Little Rock and the surrounding area offers a number of great outdoor activities for visitors. To find out more about Little Rock’s parks, go to www.lrpr.org. For more about Arkansas’s state parks, www.arkansasstateparks.com. PARK

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ARKANSAS RIVER TRAIL

Little Rock and North Little Rock

Already a popular biking/walking trail stretching from downtown Little Rock to North Little Rock, the Arkansas River Trail is a great way to see our city from both sides of the river. The 24-mile trail system, which spans more than 12 miles on the shores of the Arkansas River in Little Rock and North Little Rock, allows walkers, runners and cyclists to enjoy a looping trail with a five-mile extension to Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

371-4770 www.rivertrail.org

BIG DAM BRIDGE/ JUNCTION BRIDGE

Little Rock and North Little Rock

It was just a few years ago that central Arkansas celebrated the opening of the Big Dam Bridge—a 14-foot-wide, 3,463-foot-long pedestrian bridge that crosses the Arkansas River at an elevation of 65 feet and connects a 17-mile series of foot and bike trails. For those who want a great view of Little Rock, take a walk across the Junction Bridge. The Big Dam Bridge can be accessed from Murray Park while the Junction Bridge is located behind the River Market.

340-6800 www.bigdambridge.com

BURNS PARK

North side of I-40, exit 150

One of the most popular parks in central Arkansas, as well as one of the largest municipal parks in America. North Little Rock visitors will find playgrounds, two golf courses (disc and miniature), a water slide, Funland amusement park, softball fields, tennis and racquetball courts and camping area.

791-8537 www.northlittlerock.org

CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL PARK BRIDGE

1200 President Clinton Ave.

This pedestrian and cyclist bridge is nestled in downtown Little Rock, just north of the Clinton Presidential Center. It connects Little Rock to North Little Rock and is part of the Arkansas River Trail.

www.littlerock.org/ParksRecreation

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK

Downtown Hot Springs, about an hour southwest of Little Rock

Today, Hot Springs National Park protects eight historic bathhouses in the heart of downtown Hot Springs. Dubbed “Bathhouse Row,” it’s a designated National Historic Landmark District that contains the grandest collection of bathhouses in North America.

624-2701 www.hot.springs.national-park.com

JULIUS BRECKLING RIVERFRONT PARK

South bank of the Arkansas River, River Market

Covering 11 blocks in downtown Little Rock, Riverfront Park is home to Riverfest and now, the recently opened children’s Peabody Park. Riverfront Park also has a number of walkways winding along the scenic Arkansas River.

371-4770 www.littlerock.org/ParksRecreation

MACARTHUR PARK

Ninth Street and I-30

Home to the Arkansas Arts Center and the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, MacArthur Park is the city’s oldest park. A great downtown place to play, watch the ducks or fish with the kids.

376-4602 www.arkmilitaryheritage.com

MURRAY PARK

Rebsamen Park Road

Located on the Arkansas River near the Heights and Hillcrest neighborhoods, Murray Park is a great place for fishing. With eight pavilions, six volleyball courts, two soccer fields, two playgrounds, wide hiking trails and a boat dock, the recreational options are practically limitless.

371-4770 www.littlerock.org/ParksRecreation

NORTH SHORE RIVERWALK

North side of the Arkansas River, downtown

North Shore Riverwalk includes a picturesque promenade featuring a breathtaking view of the Arkansas River and Little Rock skyline from Argenta. It also provides entry to the Arkansas River Trail which connects to the Junction Bridge.

758-1424 www.northlittlerock.com

PAWS PARK

Located inside Murray Park

Offering two shaded acres for your tail-wagging family members, Little Rock’s first fenced, off-the-leash park has several amenities your pooch will enjoy, including “mutt mitts” for quick cleanup. Paws Park’s offers nearby parking and restrooms for humans.

371-4770 www.littlerock.org/ParksRecreation

PETIT JEAN STATE PARK

Near Morrilton on Hwy. 154

Established in 1923, Petit Jean State Park is a special place with beautiful vistas and Arkansas’s oldest state park, is located less than an hour from Little Rock. The park’s focal point is Mather Lodge overlooking scenic Cedar Creek Canyon. Petit Jean Mountain is also home to the Museum of Automobiles, a showcase of antique and classic cars.

727-5441 www.petitjeanstatepark.com

PINNACLE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

Located near west Little Rock

Pinnacle Mountain is a great place for hiking and picnicking. It’s a day-use park, with two mountain trails that take climbers to the top. The Base Trail is a great change of pace for walkers or runners.

868-5806 www.arkansasstateparks.com/ pinnaclemountain

TWO RIVERS PARK/ TWO RIVERS BRIDGE

Cantrell Road near I-430

Located at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Maumelle Rivers, Two Rivers Park features picturesque gardens and scenic trails with diverse landscapes designed for walking and horseback riding. The perfect outing for young explorers, and the entire trail is paved and suitable for wheelchair-viewing. The Two Rivers Bridge is part of the Arkansas River Trail.

371-4770 www.littlerock.org/ParksRecreation

WAR MEMORIAL PARK

I-630 at Fair Park exit

As one of the city’s oldest and most popular parks, War Memorial Park in Midtown is known for its excellent golf course, as well as its picnic tables, pond fishing and playground.

371-4770 www.littlerock.org/ParksRecreation

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Children’s Attractions With a strong emphasis on family,

it isn’t surprising that much of Little Rock’s recent growth was designed to entertain, educate and amuse the city’s youngest residents. Here, you’ll find some must-see attractions for children and their families. Arkansas Arts Center’s Children’s Theater

and putting course. 1 First Tee Way, Little Rock.562-4653. www.thefirstteelittlerock.org.

Designed to tickle a child’s imagination, AAC’s Children’s Theater presents traditional as well as original productions for children, teens and their families. 501 E. 9th St., Little Rock.3724000. www.arkarts.com.

Arkansas Skatium This west Little Rock hot spot offers two attractions in one: roller-skating and ice-skating. 1311 South Bowman Rd., Little Rock.227-4333. www.arkansasskatium.com.

Arkansas Travelers Baseball Enjoy an exciting game of minor league baseball at Dickey-Stephens Park, home of the Arkansas Travelers, headquartered in historic Argenta. 400 W. Broadway St., North Little Rock.6647559. www.travs.com.

Little Rock Zoo No trip to Little Rock is complete without a stop at the zoo to the the city’s most celebrated residents. The Little Rock Zoo is home to more than 750 mammals, birds and reptiles. Coming this summer, guests will also be some of the first to see the new cheetah exhibit. 1 Jonesboro Dr., Little Rock.666-2406. www.littlerockzoo.com.

Museum of Discovery Recently reopened after a complete redesign, the Museum of Discovery has hands-on exhibits for kids of all ages, as well as exciting traveling exhibits, each teaching valuable scientific principles. 500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock 501-396-7050. www.museumofdiscovery.org.

Playtime Pizza The fun is never rained out at Playtime Pizza, a 65,000-square-foot kidtopia. Take a break from playing games, indoor mini-golf, laser tag, go karts, arcade games and bumper cars to checkout the huge pizza and salad buffet. 600 Colonel Glenn Plaza Loop, Little Rock.2277529. www.playtimepizza.com.

For the younger crowd, the downtown trolley is a whole new experience, while for others it’s a chance to relive a memory. Tour the River Market area while riding the trolley, which includes a view of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, Heifer International, Dickey Stephens Park, U.S.S. Razorback submarine and so much more.374-5354. www.cat.org/rrail.

North Little Rock’s 1,575-acre park (one of the nation’s largest city parks) has a 36-hole championship golf course, disc and miniature golf courses, tennis complex, softball and soccer fields, playgrounds, archery range, BMX track, hiking trails, picnic areas, camping and even an amusement park. I-40, Exit 150, North Little Rock.791-8538. www.nlrpr.org.

Wild River Country

Heifer Village

Dinosaur exhibit at Museum of Discovery

Historic Arkansas Museum Kids will enjoy learning about frontier life in Arkansas while they explore the grounds of the Historic Arkansas Museum. Kids will learn what life was like in a pre-civil war neighborhood, and see Arkansas-made art and artifacts. 200 E. 3rd St., Little Rock.324-9351 www.historicarkansas.org.

Jack Stephens Youth Golf Academy/The First Tee of Central Arkansas This first-rate facility includes a championship 9-hole course, 9-hole par-three pitch-and-putt course, 15-acre driving range, short game area

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It’s just a few minutes from the city, but offers a vastly different view of the world from the top of Pinnacle Mountain. You’ll find a variety of options, from paved loops to challenging trails. Plan extra time for a picnic and encourage the kids to check out the playground equipment and visitor’s center. 11901 Pinnacle Valley Rd., Little Rock.868-5806. www.arkansasstateparks. com/pinnaclemountain.

River Rail Streetcar

Burns Park

Explore the hands-on global education facility, Heifer Village, and be introduced to the possibility of a world free of hunger and poverty. You can also participate in special programs and events throughout the year. 1 World Ave., Little Rock.9078800. www.heifer.org.

Pinnacle Mountain State Park

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North Little Rock’s popular water park offers tons of water attractions. It’s open May until August. Attractions include the Lazy River, River Rapids, Wave Pool, Tidal Wave, Lily Pad Walk and more. 6820 Crystal Hill Rd., North Little Rock.753-8600. www.wildrivercountry.com.

Peabody Hotel Ducks

Willow Springs Water Park

Nearly as famous as Little Rock’s former U.S. President, the ducks make a daily appearance via a red carpet at the hotel lobby’s marble fountain, where they frolic all day before returning to the Royal Peabody Duck Palace at 5 p.m. 200 W. Markham St., Little Rock.906-4000 www.peabodylittlerock.com.

Little Rock’s original water park, Willow Springs features picnic tables and grills, lifeguards, large kiddy pool, 400-foot waterslide and much more. Open weekends beginning in May and then open daily from the end of May through August. 3903 Willow Lake Rd., Little Rock.888-4148. www. willowsprings.net.

Peabody Park

Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center

After visiting the ducks, follow it up with a trip to the city’s downtown park dedicated exclusively to kids. Located in the River Market’s Riverfront Park, it features tunnels, a tube slide, climbing wall, splash fountain, spacenet and tree room. Riverfront Park behind the Peabody Hotel.3714770. www.littlerock.org.

The Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center encourages children to explore their natural surroundings through educational and interactive exhibits. 602 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock.907-0636. www.centralarkansasnaturecenter.com.


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DOWNTOWN LITTLE ROCK ATTRACTIONS Arkansas Arts Center The Arkansas Arts Center is an art museum and active center for the visual and performing arts. The Arts Center offers visitors traveling exhibits as well as exhibits from their own growing collection — from American, Renaissance and European artists to the modern works. Among the most recognizable works in the collection are the drawings of Cezanne, Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Georgia O’Keeffe, Rembrandt and Rubens. In addition to its impressive collection, it houses a number of other cultural venues. Its children’s theater is a profesional theater company presenting children’s classics. Best Impressions Restaurant offers a delicious lunch experience, and the museum shop features unique gifts and interesting works by regional artists. 501 E. 9th St.; 501-372-4000 www.arkarts.com Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: Admission is free. A fee may be charged for special exhibitions.

Arkansas State Capitol It’s hard to venture to the center of the city and not catch a glimpse of the Arkansas State

Capitol’s bright dome, with its 24-carat gold-leaf cupola, that resembles a scaled-down version of the U.S. Capitol. Construction began in 1899 and took 16 years and $2.2 million (now valued at $320 million) to complete, and the price and effort were well worth it. The bronze front entrance doors, which were purchased at Tiffany’s, are 10 feet tall and four inches thick. An upward view from beneath its breathtaking rotunda can weaken the knees. The Capitol’s halls are lined with some of Arkansas’s favorite politicians and its changing displays are devoted to Arkansas history. 500 Woodlane Ave.; 501-682-5080 www.sos.arkansas.gov Tour Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: Free

Arkansas Studies Institute The Arkansas Studies Institute is the state’s largest facility dedicated to the study of Arkansas history and culture. The ASI is a partnership between the Central Arkansas Library Stytem and the Univeristy of Arkansas at Little Rock, through which the two institutions have made more than 10 millian documents and photographs on Arkansas history available for public use. Opened in 2009, the ASI is housed

in three restored historical buildings from three centuries. Visitors can explore family history; browse the retail and exhibit galleries of Arkansas artwork, crafts and gifts; enjoy a meal or cold drink; and view more than 100 photographic image panels depicting life in Arkansas from frontier days to modern times. 401 President Clinton Ave.; 501-320-5700 www.arstudies.com Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: Free

Central High School National Historic Site While called the “Central High Crisis” by the world in 1957, Little Rock also became known as the city where the federal government took a stand against segregation. As a way to mark and learn from this period in history, the Central High School National Historic Site Visitor Center offers its guests a historic look at the events surrounding the Central High Crisis. 2120 Daisy L. Gaston Bates Dr.; 501-374-1957 www.nps.gov/chsc Hours: Open daily from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., closed on major holidays Cost: Free

Clinton Presidential Center And Park

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Explore the 20,000-square-foot of museum exhibit space, inluding a 110-foot-long timeline detailing the history of President Clinton and his administration. Enjoy a power trip while standing in the full-scale replica of the Oval Office, or play the role of a cabinet member by using interactive media stations in a replica of the Cabinet Room. The upstairs alcoves contain displays about life in the White House, including personal artifacts from the former First Family. Surrounded by a 30-acre city park, the building’s design symbolizes President Clionton’s theme of “Building a Bridge to the 21st Century.” In addition, the center houses the largest archival collection in American Presidential history as well as educational, research and reception facilities. 1200 President Clinton Ave.; 501-374-4242 www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org. Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; closed on major holidays Cost: $7 for adults (18-61); $5 for senior citizens (62+), college students (with valid ID), and retired U.S. military; $3 for children ages 6-17; and free for children under 6 and active U.S. military

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Cox Creative Center Part of the Central Arkansas Library System, the Cox Creative Center is located in what was once the Thomas Cox and Sons Machinery Co. warehouse. Part of the Main Library campus, the building serves as the home of River Market Books and Gifts and Bookends Café. The building has two meeting rooms and is the site of special library events. The café offers an assortment of coffees, pastries, and cookies, and luch offerings include a variety of freshly made sandwiches, soups and salads. The River Market Books and Gifts store offers “gently read” books, collectible books and literary gift items. 120 River Market Ave.; 501-978-3093 www.cals.com Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sunday. Cost: Free

Governor’s Mansion One of the newer structures in the neighborhood, this Georgian Colonial-style home was completed in 1950 during Gov. Sidney McMath’s term. The mansion incorporated brick from the old Arkansas School for the Blind, which originally occupied the site where the house now sits. No formal ceremony marked the opening of the Governor’s Mansion in 1950; instead the public was invited to tour the new structure. During the week-long public “open house,” more than 180,000 visitors toured the new home. Tours are still offered today. 1800 Center St.; 501-324-9805 www.arkansasgovernorsmansion.com Hours: Tours are available from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday and 1-2:30 p.m. on Thursday. You must call ahead for an appointment. Cost: Free.

local artists’ work unique gift items gently used books quaint cozy cafe You’ll nd all of these things and more on the

Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library campus in downtown Little Rock.

River Market Books & Gifts 120 River Market Avenue

Located in the Cox Creative Center

Butler Center Galleries

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Located in the Arkansas Studies Institute

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Heifer Village Heifer Village is part museum, discovery center and classroom, and is designed to inspire. Its interactive exhibits are unique and focus on the serious subject of ending hunger and poverty. A hands-on, global education facility located across from the Clinton Presidential Library, Heifer Village offers programs and events throughout the year for families and adults. The Village features an outdoor commons area and a state-of-the-art conference hall. It is designed as a sustainable and environmentally sensitive building. Adjacent wetlands, which support native species, complement the building’s design. Heifer International has helped approximately 10.5 million families in more than 125 countries move toward greater self-reliance. Guests will also enjoy Café @ Heifer, which serves

interactive children’s gallery. Shop for quilts and other contemporary crafts in the museum store, and see the award-winning introductory video in the theater. 200 E. Third St.; 501-324-9351 www.historicarkansas.org Hours: Monday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday 1–5 p.m. Cost: The museum is free, but the tour of homes is $2.50 for adults, $1.50 for seniors over 65, $1 for children under 18.

Hornibrook Mansion Now known as The Empress of Little Rock Bed & Breakfast Inn, this ornate 7,200-square-foot mansion is a spectacular example of 1880s Queen Anne architecture and is considered one of the best small luxury hotels in the country. The gardens surrounding the house

503 E. 9th St.; 501-376-4602 www.arkmilitaryheritage.com Hours: Tuesday–Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 1–4 p.m. Cost: Free

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Explore Arkansas’s African American history, life and culture in this new, state-of-the-art museum. Walk down Ninth Street and learn about black-owned businesses, explore the legacy of the Mosaic Templars of America, and learn more about black legislators in the 1890s. Listen to firsthand accounts of life in the segregated South from the people who lived the experience. Visit the third floor auditorium and explore the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame. The museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and celebrating African American history, culture and community in Arkansas from 1870 to the present, and informs and educates the public about black achievements—especially in business, politics and the arts. 501 W. Ninth St.; 501-683-3593 www.mosaictemplarscenter.com Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: Free

Mount Holly Cemetry This cemetery is the final resting-place of some of the state’s most prominent people and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Some of the cemetery’s residents include Pulitzer Prize-winning poet John Gould Fletcher and executed Confederate spy David O. Dodd, as well as five Confederate generals, 10 former Arkansas governors and six U.S. senators. 1200 Broadway St.; 501-376-1843 Hours: Monday-Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; winter hours: Monday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Museum of Discovery

Arkansas Arts Center an array of soups, salads, sandwiches and pizzas, and the Shop @ Heifer, which offers ethically sourced, artisan-friendly products from around the world. 1 World Ave.; 501-907-8800 www.heifer.org/heifervillage Hours: Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Cost: Free.

are equally spectacular. 2120 S. Louisiana St.; 501-374-7966; www.theempress.com Hours: Public tours are available MondayFriday at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., and by appointment only on the weekend.Cost: $7.50.

Historic Arkansas Museum

Named for World War II commander Gen. Douglas MacArthur, the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History was created to honor the state’s military heritage through exhibits featuring artifacts, photographs, weapons, documents, uniforms and other items. The museum is located in the city’s oldest surviving neighborhood and the original Tower Building—where Douglas MacArthur was born Jan. 26, 1880—is the centerpiece of the 36-acre MacArthur Park where the museum is located. MacArthur Park is home to both the military museum and the Arkansas Arts Center.

Step back in time to Arkansas frontier history at the Historic Arkansas Museum. Tour the museum’s historic grounds and visit a pre-Civil War neighborhood, including the oldest home still standing in Little Rock and the site where William Woodruff once printed the Arkansas Gazette. Interact with a living history character and see first-hand how early residents lived. Inside the Museum Center, explore Arkansasmade art and artifacts in four exhibit galleries, see contemporary Arkansas art in the Trinity Gallery and watch kids having fun in the

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After closing its doors in 2011 for renovations, the Museum of Discovery has reopened to the public offering all-new exciting exhibits to explore. Dedicated to exploring the sciences, social sciences and technology, the Museum of Discovery is as entertaining as it is educational. Interactive exhibits are broken up into seven areas (AETN Public Media Center, Amazing You, Discovery Hall, Earth Journeys, the Great Hall, Room to Grow, and Tinkering Studio), providing kids with hands-on experiences with exhibits that allow them to learn and discover all sorts of new things. 500 President Clinton Ave.; 501-396-7050 www.museumofdiscovery.org Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday 1–5 p.m. Cost: $10 adults; $8 for kids 12 and younger, teachers, Little Rock city employees, active and retired military, and seniors 60+. Children under one year admitted free.

Old State House Museum Located in the oldest surviving state capitol west of the Mississippi River, the Old State House Museum is designated as a National Historic Landmark—although to many, the


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Explore. Imagine. Create. Your journey begins here. Visit the Museum of Discovery, central Arkansas’s premier math, science and technology center.

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We believe deeply in the stories of the Delta and its people. Experience our award-winning exhibits on the music and musicians of the Delta, the arrival of Arkansans in this fertile land by the Mississippi River, the Civil War, and much more. Check new art in our galleries. Drop by a live broadcast of the nation’s longest-running blues radio show, “King Biscuit Time,” with legendary host “Sunshine” Sonny Payne weekdays at 12:15 p.m. in our Visitors Center. Gallery Hours Visitors Center at 141 Cherry Street Depot at 95 Missouri Street in Helena 9am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday Admission is free. (870)-338-4350, toll free (800)-358-0972 www.DeltaCulturalCenter.com

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Greek Revival building is best known as the backdrop of President Bill Clinton’s 1992 and 1996 election-night celebrations. The museum focuses on Arkansas’s history, beginning with its statehood, and is home to nationally recognized collections of Civil War battle flags. 300 W. Markham St.; 501-324-9685 www.oldstatehouse.com Hours: Monday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday 1–5 p.m. Cost: Free

Pulaski County Courthouse This municipal building was built in 1889 by Max A. Orlopp and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The eye-catching red brick Romanesque Revival structure features a 1914 Classical Revival addition with a richly ornamented rotunda topped by a stained-glass dome. 401 Markham St.; 501-340-8500 www.pulaskiclerk.com Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Cost: Free

River Market Located in the heart of downtown Little Rock, the River Market consists of A FARMER’S MARket, Market Hall, pavilions and plazas. The Market Hall houses permanent merchants who offer year-round specialties, from freshly baked pastries and breads, hand-roasted gourmet coffee, mouth-watering barbecue and more. In the spring and summer, don’t miss the Farmer’s Market that is open Tuesdays and Saturdays until 3 p.m. After dark, the River Market District is transformed into a hip hangout with rockin’ hot nightspots like Stickyz, Flying Saucer, Bosco’s, Juanita’s and Gusano’s Pizzeria. 400 President Clinton Ave.; 501-376-4781 www.rivermarket.info Market Hall Hours: Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Trapnall Hall One of only a few remaining antebellum homes in the city, this stately neoclassical home was built in 1843 for Frederic Trapnall and his wife, Martha. After serving as a boarding house in the 1920s, it became the Junior League of Little Rock’s headquarters. In 1963, it underwent extensive renovation. Today, the building is owned by the Department of Arkansas Heritage and is open to the public. 423 E. Capitol Ave.; 501-324-9716


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The Villa Marre The Villa Marre rose to fame as the offices of the Sugarbaker Design Firm from the long running hit television show “Designing Women.” The Villa Marre was built in 1881 as a reminder of the Italian heritage of the owners, Angelo and Jennie Marre. It was built after the Second Empire architectural style that also boasts Italianate influences. The main feature of the home, the mansard roof, is both eye catching and breathtaking and is adorned with multicolored rectangular slates that are intertwined creating a decorative fish-scale motif. Other examples of the Italianate style are the tall narrow windows and a tower centered on the front half of the home. The corners of the home are accented with quoins that are made from concrete stone that have been stacked in alternating positions to give the home a much more decorative and dimensional effect. 1321 Scott St.; 501-244-0409 www.thevillamarre.com

Walters-Curran-Bell House Now known as Curran Hall, the house was built by Col. Ebenezer Walters as a wedding present for his bride, who died before its completion in 1843. It is now the home of the Little Rock Visitor Information Center. 615 E. Capitol Ave.; 501-371-0076 www.littlerock.com/curran-hall/ Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m. Cost: Free

Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center Without a doubt, the greatest concentration of wildlife in downtown Little Rock is at Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center. The 16,232-square-foot Game and Fish Commission facility is located on a 3.4 acres inside the Julius Breckling Riverfront Park and focuses on wildlife conservation. It also highlights the wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities and the state’s fish and wildlife resources.  602 President Clinton Ave.; 501-907-0636 www.centralarkansasnaturecenter.com Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Cost: Free

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lways fast-paced and with so much to see, downtown has a number of restaurants providing busy tourists and visitors with a quiet place to land. Downtown’s offerings are wide ranging—uptown, down-home, hot off-the-grill, fresh from the farm, Bill Clinton’s favorites and so much more. AMERICAN ANDINA CAFE AND ROASTERY Java is the main attraction, but a good selection of sandwiches, big salads and Italian sodas are available. Nice breakfast spot, too. 433 East 3rd St. 376-2326 BEST IMPRESSIONS Soup, salads and sandwiches are always on the menu at the Arkansas Arts Center’s café, and we’ve never had a bad soup of the day. But there are also excellent entrées like a salmon fillet served with pasta and bell peppers. Inside Arkansas Arts Center, 501 E. Ninth St. 907-5946

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CAPITAL BAR & GRILL Hearty sandwiches, daily lunch specials and fine evening dining all rolled up into one. 111 W. Markham St. (in the Capital Hotel) 370-7013 CAPITOL BISTRO Offering breakfast and lunch items, including quiche, sandwiches, coffees and the like. 1401 W. Capitol Ave. 371-9575 COAST CAFE A variety of salads, smoothies, sandwiches and pizzas, and there’s breakfast and coffee, too. 400 President Clinton Ave., River Market. 371-0164 COMMUNITY BAKERY This sunny downtown bakery is the place to linger over a latte, bagel and the New York Times. And a lunchtime dash for sandwiches is OK, too, though it’s often packed. 1200 Main St. 375-7105 COPPER GRILL A sunny and ultra-modern restaurant in one of downtown’s most chic condo towers. Grilled meats and fish, hearty side dishes and big salads. Outside dining is available, weather permitting. 300 E. Third St. 375-3333 DAVE’S PLACE Downtown’s premier soup-and-sandwich lunch stop, and a little dinner spot on Friday night to give a creative outlet to chef supreme David Williams. Beef, chicken and fish are served with a continental flair. 210 Center St. 372-3283 DIZZY’S GYPSY BISTRO Massive portions of interesting bistro fare are served up at this downtown favorite. Al fresco dining available. 200 River Market Blvd. 375-3500 DOE’S EAT PLACE A skid-row dive turned power brokers’ watering hole, serving up huge steaks, great tamales, broiled shrimp and killer burgers at lunch. 1023 W. Markham St. 376-1195

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rom urban clothing and tattoos to scented soaps, local art and jewelry, downtown shops reflect this area’s eclectic, fun-loving style. Here are a few options.

ARKANSAS FLAG & BANNER Shop for patriotic items as well as garden ornaments and other seasonal items. You can also find a great selection of Razorback merchandise. 800 W. Ninth St. 375-7633

ART OUTFITTERS A one-stop shop for everything an artist needs, including easels, canvases, paints, brushes and other supplies. 917 W. Seventh St. 374-4323

BAUMAN’S MEN’S SHOP A men’s fine apparel store inside the Capital Hotel that offers clothes by Zegna, Brioni and Ferragamo. 111 W. Markham St. 370-7080

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COIN & STAMP SHOP A coin and stamp collector’s haven. 107 Main St. 375-2113

COX CREATIVE CENTER A great place to relax after a busy morning of sightseeing. Houses a bookstore, gallery and coffee shop. 120 River Market Ave. 918-3093

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FARMERS MARKET Shop for fresh produce, flowers, herbs, crafts and other interesting items from May through October on Tuesdays and Saturdays at the River Market. 400 President Clinton Ave. 375-2552

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HEARNE FINE ART Located in the historic Dunbar community, this fine art gallery specializes in African American art by local, regional and nationally-recognized artists.  Solo exhibitions and educational art talks monthly. 1001 Wright Ave. 372-6822

HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM STORE Located in the museum’s atrium, the Museum Store offers the best contemporary, Arkansasmade arts and crafts, as well as merchandise related to frontier Arkansas. Shop for pottery, quilts, baskets, books and more. 200 E. Third St. 324-9621

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PYRAMID ART, BOOKS & CUSTOM FRAMING Browse this cozy literary cafe of all genre of African American literature. Also a large selection of decorative art and quality conservation framing.1001 Wright Ave. 372-5824

RIVER MARKET BOOKS & GIFTS Part of the Central Arkansas Library System, offering inexpensive books, as well as toys, seasonal items and gifts. Cox Creative Center, 120 River Market Ave. 918-3093

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Argenta To experience one of central Arkansas’s fastest

growing spots make a stop in Argenta, North Little Rock’s historic downtown. Dickey-Stephens Park—home of the Arkansas Travelers baseball team—, Verizon Arena, Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame and the U.S.S. Razorback submarine can all be found in Argenta. The area has its own market and deli and is home to several great restaurants. There are art galleries and even a bead shop on Main Street. Make sure you take a sunset cruise on the Arkansas Queen steamboat and then hop aboard the River Rail Trolley for a sightseeing tour of the historic area. You will find Argenta just across the bridge from the River Market District on the north shore of the Arkansas River. Below are some of the attractions Argenta has to offer.

ARGENTA ATTRACTIONS ARGENTA COMMUNITY THEATER You never know who is going to appear on stage—like President Bill Clinton, actress Mary Steenburgeen or other famous celebrities. Offerings include screenings of old classics or funky new productions by local groups. 405 Main St. 353-1571 www.argentacommunitytheatre.org

ARKANSAS INLAND MARITIME MUSEUM Home of the U.S.S. Razorback,

the longest-serving submarine in the world, the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is fun for both young and old. Centered around the submarine U.S.S. Razorback (SS 394) and the historic tug U.S.S. Hoga (YT 146), AIMM is more than just a military museum, offering feature displays and programs on the impact of maritime trade, the inland waterways system, the Arkansas River, and even aquaculture. The submarine tour is not recommended for children under 5. Summer hours: Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 1-6 p.m. Tours: Adults $6; active duty/retired military, children and

seniors $4; and museum only $2. 120 Riverfront Park Dr. 371-8320 www.aimm.museum

ARKANSAS QUEEN RIVERBOAT See the beautiful Arkansas River from the decks of the elegant Arkansas Queen. The view from the river shows off Little Rock and North Little Rock in an entirely new light. See the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, the Little Rock metropolitan skyline, the Old State House and the beautiful parks along the shore. The Captain’s commentary tells of the river’s fascinating history. The Arkansas Queen sails from the North Shore Maritime Center, located next to the U.S.S. Razorback, on the banks of the Arkansas River. The Arkansas Queen offers sightseeing, lunch, dinner/dance and special occasion cruises. Reservations are recommended for lunch and dinner cruises. 100 Riverfront Park Dr. 372-5777 www.arkansasqueen. com

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reminiscing or sharing your love of sports with future generations, this museum offers visitors a unique look at some of Arkansas’s sports greats. Inside visitors will learn about national sports figures such as Frank Broyles, Jerry Jones, Scottie Pippen, Jermain Taylor, Brooks Robinson and Paul “Bear” Bryant.


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ARKANSAS TRAVELERS BASEBALL When the hot summer sun has your mouth watering for a cold beer, juicy hot dog and baseball game, look no further than the new Arkansas Travelers’ baseball stadium, Dickey-Stephens Park, for the cure. The Travs are affiliated with the Anaheim Angels and have won five league titles since 1966. The season usually runs from April to September. For those who want a look back in time, the Travelers Baseball Museum is located on the main concourse inside the ballpark and contains artifacts and memorabilia ranging from the Travs’ original 1901 charter to team photos from the years as an affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Angels. 400 W. Broadway St. 664-7559 www.travs.com.

BAKER HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST One of the unique places to stay in Argenta is the Queen Anne-style Baker House Bed and Breakfast. While a showcase for Victorian antiques, the mansion offers visitors modern conveniences. Its exterior features a three-story tower, fountains, gardens, and even a hitching post for horse riding guests. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Structures. 109 W. Fifth St. 372-9930 www.bakerhousenlr.com

VERIZON ARENA Whether looking for the hottest rock band or NCAA basketball game, chances are it’s happening at Verizon Arena. With a capacity of more than 18,000, this facility has changed entertainment in Central Arkansas. 1 Verizon Arena Way. 340-5660 www.verizonarena.com

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ust a trolley ride away from downtown Little Rock, Argenta is home to a few of North Little Rock’s finest and friendliest restaurants. From exceptional catfish, Cuban pork and French dip sandwiches to the perfect steak, burger, Irish fare and homemade mozzarella, Argenta has plenty to offer. Here are a few favorites.

AMERICAN ARGENTA MARKET Chose from the finest of the season’s Arkansas farm-raised offerings. In addition to fresh vegetables, there are homemade pastas, cheeses and more. Dine in, take out or shop for the ingredients for your own culinary creations. 521 Main St., 379-9980

ARKANSAS QUEEN RIVERBOAT This delightful two-hour cruise features a two-entrée dinner with salad, vegetables, coffee or tea, and a delicious dessert. Dancing, too. 100 Riverfront Park Dr., 372-5777

CORNERSTONE PUB & GRILL A popular local haunt with the usual and not-so-usual food selections. Can’t decide? You can’t go wrong with a burger and fries. 314 Main St., 374-1782

MARGO’S CATFISH DINER Exceptional fried catfish that would put a smile on your grandpa’s face. 807 Willow St., 372-3810 RENO’S ARGENTA CAFÉ A tasty selection of sandwiches, from Cuban pork to French dip or muffaletta, gyros, wraps and specialty pizzas. 312 Main St., 376-2900

RIVERFRONT RESTAURANT & STEAKHOUSE The steaks are delivered fresh from Chicago twice a week—then salted, peppered and seared for a meat-eater’s dream chowdown. There’s more to like: crab cakes, shrimp bisque, chops and lobster. 2 Riverfront Pl., 375-7825

UMPS HOME PLATE Mouth-watering burgers and fries, and other foods that are sure to please the baseball fan. Located inside Dickey-Stephens Park and only open at game time. 400 W. Broadway St., 324-2255

ASIAN BENIHANA—THE JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE Enjoy the cooking show, make sure you get a little fillet with your meal, and do plenty of dunking in that fabulous ginger sauce. All-you-can eat sushi specials. 2 Riverfront Pl., 374-8081

BARBECUE LINDSEY’S HOSPITALITY HOUSE A local headliner, serving melt-in-your-mouth smoked meats, large sides and great fried pies. 207 Curtis Sykes Dr., 374-5707

WHITE PIG INN Go for the sliced rather than chopped meats at this working-class bar-

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Cregeen’s Irish Pub becue cafe. Side orders—from fries and potato salad to beans and slaw—are all superb. Don’t forget to grab a fried pie. 5231 E. Broadway St., 945-5551

EUROPEAN CREGEEN’S IRISH PUB Good, hearty Irish fare in a pub setting. Great burgers and fries. 301 Main St., 376-7468

STARVING ARTIST CAFÉ Fun, creative

and consistently excellent lunch and dinner entrées. 411 Main St., 372-7976

ITALIAN RISTORANTE CAPEO Authentic Italian cooking from the boot of Italy is the draw at this cozy, brick-walled restaurant. Familiar pasta dishes will comfort most diners, but let the chef delight you with some more exotic stuff. They make their own mozzarella fresh daily. 425 Main St., 376-3463


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merging as North Little Rock’s Art District, Argenta is home to a number of artists, potters, photography studios and galleries. It’s also home to three furniture stores and a quirky, unforgettable bead shop.

ARGENTA ARTS AND CRAFTS MARKET A weekly gathering of artists, jewelry designers and craftsmen. Saturday mornings. 510 Main St.

ARGENTA BEAD COMPANY Big or small, colored, glass or hand-engraved, this little shop has all the beads you’ll ever need. 703 Main St. 537-0928

ARGENTA DRUG STORE A local place to pick up medications. 324 Main St. 374-4851

ARGENTA HEALING ARTS Offering Swedish, therapeutic, raindrop, warm stone, and prenatal and postnatal therapies. Also aromatherapy, and private and group yoga lessons, from beginners to advanced. 419 Main St. 244-0447

ARGENTA MARKET Locally grown, farm-fresh and gourmet offerings. 521 Main St. 379-9980

BLAKE’S FURNITURE & APPLIANCES A great selection of affordable furniture and

more. 321 Main St. 375-2417

CERTIFIED ARKANSAS FARMERS MARKET Open Tuesday and Saturdays. Corner of Sixth and Main.

GALAXY FURNITURE One of places you don’t want to miss. A mixture of old and new furniture, vintage clothing and more. 304 Main St. 375-3375 GREG THOMPSON FINE ART Featuring local and regional artists, some who have attracted national attention. 429 Main St. 664-2787

JONES BROTHERS POOL TABLES Offering a wide selection of pool tables and accessories. 309 W. Broadway St. 372-0168

KETZ GALLERY Featuring contemporary glass, sculpture, mixed media, paintings and more. 705 Main St. 529-6330

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220 Beautifully Decorated Guest Rooms  13 Luxurious Suites  14,000 Sq Ft of Meeting Space  Wireless High Speed Internet  Business Center  Fitness Center  Outdoor Pool  Free Airport Shuttle  Free On Site Parking 

Argenta Bead Company or your family into the picture. 417 Main St. 374-3515

THEA CENTER FOR THE ARTS Featuring Arkansas high school students’ artwork and more. 401 Main St. 379-9512 THOMASON’S FURNITURE Classic selections of furniture and more. 315 Main St. 374-2560

Two Award Winning Restaurants In The Wyndham Riverfront

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Riverdale is often referred to as the “Design District”

of Little Rock because it serves as home to some of the state’s most talented designers. The restaurants in Riverdale offer some of the best cuisine in town in a friendly, neighborhood setting. For those who love the outdoors, Murray Park has a number of activities, including trails that lead all the way to the Big Dam Bridge for cycling or walking, a playground for the kids and even a dog park for your four-legged companions. If you’re looking for a leisurely way to spend the afternoon, there’s golfing at Rebsamen Park, fishing along the banks of the Arkansas River and a multi-screen movie theater for your enjoyment.

RIVERDALE DINING GUIDE AMERICAN BRAVE NEW RESTAURANT The food’s great, portions are huge and the prices reasonable. Diners can look into the open kitchen and watch the culinary geniuses at work slicing and dicing and sautéing. It’s great fun, and the fish is special. Owner and chef Peter Brave has been voted the best chef in town. 2300 Cottondale Lane. 663-2677

BUFFALO GRILL The great, crispy-off-thegriddle cheeseburger and hand-cut fries star at this family-friendly stop. The original is back in full force in Riverdale with a spacious deck. 1611 Rebsamen Park Road. 296-9535

DIXIE CAFÉ Abundant inexpensive vegetable choices that are wholesome and satisfying,

Chicken Picatta at the Red Door

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with meats and fresh rolls to match. A great place for the whole family. 1301 Rebsamen Park Road. 663-9336

FADED ROSE The Cajun-inspired menu seldom disappoints. Steaks and soaked salads are legendary. Faded Rose has been a local favorite for many years. 1619 Rebsamen Park Road. 663-9734

LOCA LUNA Grilled meats, seafood and pasta dishes that never stray far from its country roots, whether Italian, Spanish or Arkie. “Gourmet plate lunches” are good, as is Sunday brunch. 3519 Old Cantrell Road. 663-4666 MADDIE’S PLACE A broad selection of familiar Cajun-Creole staples—all wellprepared and reasonably priced. Among the highlights: po’ boys made on the same bread, and with the same care, as most of New

Orleans’ most revered joints, gooey bread pudding and chicken-andouille gumbo with a lusciously dark roux. 1615 Rebsamen Park Road. 660-4040

RED DOOR A neighborhood favorite, this restaurant features sophisticated modern Southern cuisine—steaks, seafood, hearty soups and creative salads. 3701 Cantrell Road. 666-8482

TOWN PUMP Daily soup specials at lunch and a dependable burger, plus tasty bar food. Now offering outdoor seating.1321 Rebsamen Park Road. 663-9802

ASIAN SHOGUN JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE AND SUSHI BAR The chefs will dazzle you, as will the variety of tasty stir-fry combinations and the sushi bar. 2815 Cantrell Road. 666-7070


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BARBECUE CROSS-EYED PIG Huge portions of marvelous barbecue, including amazingly tender pulled-pork; lean-and-meaty, fall-off-the-bone ribs; and crusty-brown, juicy half-chickens. 1701 Rebsamen Park Road. 265-0000

WHOLE HOG CAFÉ The pulled-pork shoulder is a classic, the back ribs are worthy of their many blue ribbons, all served with a six-pack of sauces for all tastes. The beef brisket is fine and cooked the way Texans like it. World and state barbecue cook-off champion. 2516 Cantrell Road. 664-5025 ITALIAN PIZZA CAFÉ Thin, crunchy pizza with just a dab of tomato sauce and plenty of toppings covered with gooey cheese. Draft beer—frosty and generous—is appealing on the open-air deck. 1517 Rebsamen Park Road. 664-6133

PIZZA HUT Whether looking for hand-tossed, personal, stuffed or multi-grain crusts and a variety of toppings and sauces, this national chain fills the bill. Also offers wings and pasta dishes. 2516 Cantrell Road. 228-7000 MEXICAN LA HACIENDA Creative, fresh-tasting entrées and traditional favorites, all painstakingly prepared in a festive atmosphere. Great taco salad, nachos, and maybe the best fajitas around. 3024 Cantrell Road. 661-0600

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escribed by many as Little Rock’s Design District, you’ll find antiques, fine furniture, art, fabrics and plants in this friendly neighborhood located just minutes from downtown.

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Upscale design services, furniture, lamps and home accessories. 1420 Rebsamen Park Road. 907-9272


BOTANICA GARDENS From houseplants and planters to nursery items and gardening tools, this is a must-stop shop. 1601 Rebsamen Park Road. 614-3000

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CYNTHIA EAST FABRICS Select from a variety of upholstery, decorator and drapery fabrics and decorative accessories. 1523 Rebsamen Park Road. 663-0460

C & F FLOORING AND RUG GALLERY This shop offers unique tiles, carpets and other floor coverings. 2206 Cantrell Road. 399-9909

DISTINCTIVE KITCHENS AND BATHS Offering custom-made kitchen and bath cabinets. 1414 Rebsamen Park Road. 666-7756

FABULOUS FINDS ANTIQUE MALL A flea-market-style antique store where you never know what you’ll find. 2905 Cantrell Road. 614-8181

KAKI HOCKERSMITH INTERIORS Full line of interior design services and home accessories. Located inside Riverside Design and Antiques. 1408 Rebsamen Park Road. 666-6966 LOFT BY COBBLESTONE & VINE An expanded version of Cobblestone & Vine, the original home furnishing and accessory store. 2314 Cantrell Road. 372-1966

LOUIE’S UNIQUE FRAMING & GALLERY Offering custom framing, original artwork and prints. 1509-A Mart Dr. 907-6240

MARSHALL CLEMENTS An interior design firm with European antiques, artwork and accessories. 1509 Rebsamen Park Road. 663-1828 MERTINSDYKEHOME A furniture and home accessories store with it own unique flair. 1500 Rebsamen Park Road. 280-3200

NEW ORLEANS ANTIQUES AND JEWELRY Featuring a large selection of fine European antiques, furniture, art and jewelry. 2226 Cantrell Road. 374-3130

SHADE ABOVE LIGHTING COLLECTION Lamps, new or custom-made shades, and lamp and chandelier repair. 2208 Cantrell Road. 372-5267

SOHO MODERN FURNISHINGS A furniture and home dĂŠcor store specializing in mid-20th century and contemporary furniture and home accessories. 2200 Cantrell Road. 372-4884

THE ANTIQUE CO. Offering fine European antiques, lighting, furniture and home accessories. 1408 Rebsamen Park Road. 666-0339 THE SHOWROOM Custom framing and a wide selection of prints, frames and original artwork. 2313 Cantrell Road. 372-7373

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HILLCREST Hillcrest is a charming blend of the

eclectic and the artistic positioned along Kavanaugh Boulevard south of Cantrell Road. Hillcrest is one of the most delightful areas of the city and is definitely a must-see for visitors. Dubbed the city’s “most walkable neighborhood” by its residents, Hillcrest is filled with shops offering the latest in clothing and home design, art galleries and collectibles. At night, the neighborhood comes alive with exceptional food, live music and laughter.

HILLCREST DINING GUIDE AMERICAN ACADIA A jewel of a restaurant in Hillcrest. Wonderful soups and fish dishes. Extensive wine list. On Mondays and Tuesdays get three courses for $24.50. It’s a bargain. 3000 Kavanaugh Blvd. 603-9630

ROCKET TWENTY ONE Sleek, West Coast atmosphere and a mouth-watering offering of food and drink prepared by Executive Chef Donnie Ferneau. 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd. 603-9208 SO RESTAURANT-BAR Call it a French brasserie with a sleek, but not fussy American finish. Everything from salads and sandwiches to a four-course prix fixe menu. Open as late as 2 a.m. on Thursday and Friday nights. Wine selection is broad and choice. 3610 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-1464

THE HOUSE GASTROPUB Delicious gourmet burgers and sandwiches. Cheap beer and good coffee in a quiet, relaxed setting. 722 N. Palm St. 663-4500

CIAO BACI The focus is on fine dining in this casually elegant Hillcrest bungalow, and many come for the comfortable lounge that serves specialty drinks until 2 a.m. nightly. 605 N. Beechwood St. 603-0238 LEO’S GREEK CASTLE Wonderful Mediterranean food—gyros or platters, falafel and tabouleh—plus dependable hamburgers, ham sandwiches, steak platters and BLTs. 2925 Kavanaugh Blvd. 666-7414 ROSALIA’S FAMILY BAKERY Specialty Brazilian breads as well as just about anything”you’d expect to find at a bakery—baguettes, cakes and cookies along with challah, rye, savory, white and whole grain breads. Full coffee bar, limited lunch items. 2701 Kavanaugh Blvd. 319-7035 ITALIAN DAMGOODE PIES A somewhat different

OYSTER BAR Gumbo, red beans and rice,

pizza place, largely because of a spicy garlic white sauce that’s offered as an alternative to the traditional red sauce. Good bread, too. Delivery available. 2701 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-2239

peel-and-eat shrimp, oysters on the half shell, addictive po’ boys. 3003 W Markham St. 666-7100

PIZZA D’ACTION Some of the best pizza

VIEUX CARRE A pleasant spot in Hillcrest with specialty salads, steak and seafood. The soup of the day is a good bet. At lunch, the menu includes an all-vegetable sandwich and a half-pound cheeseburger. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-1196

EUROPEAN/ETHNIC CAFE BOSSA NOVA What started as a small café in Hillcrest has grown to offer a mouthwatering array of traditional Brazilian café house cuisine, including their signature cheese bread, black beans and rice, and beef, fish, chicken and vegan entrees.  Great coffees and desserts, too. 2701 Kavanaugh Blvd. 614-6682

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in town, a marriage of thin, crispy crust with a hefty ingredient load. Also, good appetizers and salads, pasta, sandwiches and killer plate lunches. 2919 W. Markham St. 666-5403

U.S. PIZZA Crispy thin-crust pizzas, frosty beers and heaping salads drowned in creamy dressing. A meal on the patio is sure to please when the weather’s is good. 2710 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-2198 MEXICAN CAñON GRILL Creative appetizers come in huge quantities, and the varied main-course menu rarely disappoints. 2811 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-2068

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est known as a little quirky and artistic, Little Rock’s oldest planned residential development is celebrated for its unique variety of antique, interior, art and clothing stores.

BOX TURTLE Shop for hand-made jewelry, local designer clothing and one-of-a-kind gift items, as well as home accessories, linens, candles and lighting. 2616 Kavanaugh Blvd. 661-1167 CLEMENT Located inside Sweet Home Furnishings, this shop features artwork, furniture and accessories that have caught the eye of owner Chris Clement. 2909 Kavanaugh Blvd. 539-1473

E. Leigh's Originally an online boutique offering high quality apparel, handbags, and accessories for "the not so average woman," E.Leigh's recently opened a boutique in Hillcrest. Also, be sure to "Like" the store on Facebook to get the scoop on special store sales. 3001 Kavanaugh. 265-0448

GALLERY 26 Featuring pieces by local artists, including glasswork, prints, original works and jewelry, also offers framing services. 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-8996

a prescription to fill, personal item or gift for a friend, this Hillcrest institution has you covered. 2801 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-4131

RIVER CITY TEA COFFEE AND CREAM A coffee shop offering a wonderful selection of handmade chocolates, gourmet coffees and teas. 2715 Kavanaugh Blvd. 661-1496

RONAGHI INTERNATIONAL RUG COMPANY Imported and collectible rugs. 2901 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-8885

THE FRECKLED FROG Arkansas crafted clothing, art, jewelry and gifts. 2715 Kavanaugh Blvd. 514-2060 THE FULL MOON Fun and whimsical gifts, home accessories, baby items, jewelry and more. 3625 Kavanaugh

Gallery 26 on Kavanaugh Blvd.

HAUS WERK A fun collection of clothing, house wares, accessories, furniture, jewelry and gifts. 2919 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-5251

HILLCREST GALLERY Fine original art, prints and posters. Custom framing, too. 2807 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-7900 HIL L CRES T I N T ERIOR S Design services as well as fine home furnishings, art and home accessories. 2907 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-3445

HILLCREST JUNK CO. Shop for vintage furniture and accessories in this eclectic store. 623 Beechwood St. 681-7999 HOCOTTS GARDEN CENTER A big selection of plants and garden accessories. 3612 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-8376

KAHLER PAYNE ANTIQUES An eclectic blend of antiques, vintage goods, and estate items from at home and broad. 700 N. Van Buren. 663-0608

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Blvd. 663-4367

THE KAVANAUGH CO. Original art and pottery, artistically-restored furniture and art classes. 2017 Kavanaugh Blvd. 317-7595 THE SHOPPES AT WOODLAWN A collection of antique, home décor and art-related shops, all under one roof. 4523 Woodlawn Dr. 666-3600

SWEET HOME FURNISHINGS A favorite design resource offering antique and vintage furniture and other accessories. 2909 Kavanaugh Blvd. 296-9198

Vintage Socialite Fun collection of vintage designer clothing, purses, jewelry and shoes—all reasonably priced. 2915 Kavanaugh Blvd. 951-1634

Eclectic jewelry can be found at Box Turtle on Kavanaugh Blvd.


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MIDTOWN Midtown bridges downtown with West Little Rock,

while bringing its own unique brand of Southern hospitality to the city. Midtown is home to a number of nationallyrecognized and award-winning medical centers, including the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, St. Vincent and Baptist Hospital. Midtown is also home to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. While residents work hard, they love to play hard, too. It’s not unusual to hear the echo of a hog call at War Memorial Stadium or the ping of a golf ball being driven off the tee at War Memorial Golf Course. The big news on the block is that the Little Rock Zoo recently welcomed a flock of penguins to its exotic animal family, and it won’t be long before the Central Arkansas Library System opens a new children’s branch in Midtown. Here are a few of the area’s attractions.

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trip to Midtown would be complete without a stop at the Little Rock Zoo. More than 80 years old, the zoo continues to grow its animal family and add new exhibits. A good example of one of their innovative exhibits is the recently established African Veldt that is home to several species, including zebra, kudu and ostrich. Currently, the 33-acre zoo is home to more than 200 different animal species, with more than 700 animals calling it home. Also, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoo is home to the fully-restored, antique “Over the Jumps Carousel” — the only fully-operational carousel of its kind in the country. Both young and old will enjoy taking a ride down memory lane. I-630 Fair Park exit. Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Cost: Adults $10; Children under 12 and seniors $8; Children under the age of one admitThe cheetahs are the newest arrival at the Little Rock Zoo. ted free; $2 parking fee. 666-2406; www.littlerockzoo.com. ticket information, call 565-UALR (8257) or visit them on the web at www.ualrtrojans.com. STEPHENS CENTER The Stephens Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas WAR MEMORIAL GOLF COURSE A hilly at Little Rock is home of the UALR Trojans, 18-hole course in the heart of Little Rock, located a NCAA Division I basketball team. The uninext to War Memorial Stadium at Markham and versity’s Lady Trojans, part of the Sun Belt Fair Park. 5511 W. Markham St. 663-0854; www. Conference, also play there. For schedule and littlerock.org/ParksRecreation/GolfCourses.

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chain sandwich and salad spot with sit-down lunch space and a vibrant box lunch catering business. A wide range of options and quick service. Order online via applespice.com. 2000 S. University Ave. 663-7008

BEV & GUY’S FISH & CHICKEN Seating is limited to eight, so customers might want to consider the carry-out option. This restaurant specializes in fried catfish fillets and chicken and all the trimmings. 3319 John Barrow Road. 224-2981

BOULEVARD BREAD CO. Fresh bread, fresh pastries, wide selection of cheeses, meats, side dishes—all superb. Good coffee, too. Inside UAMS. 4301 W. Markham St. 526-6661

GRAND CAFÉ Offering an eclectic blend of American and ethnic cuisine using only the freshest ingredients prepared by their outstanding culinary staff and served by the friendliest people in town. Inside Hilton LR Metro Center. 925 S. University Ave. 664-5020

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES (IHOP) continues to please with its breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Good, hot or cold, and fast—whether it’s 4 a.m. or 4 p.m. 101 N. University Ave. 664-2014

Jimmy's Serious Sandwiches Consistently fine sandwiches, side orders and desserts for 30 years. The Chicken Salad is among the best in town, and be sure to try The Garden sandwich. Open Monday-Saturday for lunch. 5116 W. Markham St. 666-3354


See the penguins up close at the Little Rock Zoo. JOUBERT’S TAVERN Local beer and wine haunt that serves Polish sausage and other bar foods. Nightly happy hour from 2 to 6 p.m. Pool tables and dart boards for an evening of fun, or join league play. 7303 W. 12th St. 664-9953 RED LOBSTER A crowd favorite with fried and sautéed shrimp and other seafood. 8407 W. Markham St. 224-0940 SALUT! Pleasantly quirky menu here — rosemary barbecued shrimp on seared polenta, gnocchi in a cream sauce with asparagus and red onion, short ribs ravioli and shrimp and grits. Patio dining. 1501 N. University Ave. 660-4200

Kong dim sum. 5110 W. Markham St. 604-7777

PEI WEI Sort of a miniature P.F. Chang’s, but it’s fun and offers all the Chang favorites we like, such as the crisp honey shrimp, Dan Dan noodles and Pad Thai. You order from the cashier, get your own tea, silverware and fortune cookies, and they bring you piping hot food to your cozy table. Markham and University. 280-9423

U.S. PIZZA Crispy thin-crust pizzas, frosty beers and heaping salads drowned in creamy dressing. Two midtown locations: 3307 Fair Park Blvd. 565-6580; and 9300 N. Rodney Parham Road. 224-6300

BARBECUE SIMS BAR-B-QUE Good spare ribs, sand-

MEXICAN CANTINA LAREDO This is gourmet Mexican

wiches, beef, half and whole chicken and an addictive vinegar-mustard-brown sugar sauce unique for this part of the country. 1307 John Barrow Road. 224-2057

food, a step up from what you’d expect from a real cantina, from the modern minimal décor to the well-prepared entrees. We can vouch for the enchilada Veracruz and the carne asada y huevos, both with tasty sauces and high quality ingredients perfectly cooked. 207 N. University Ave. 280-0407

SIMPLY NAJIYYAH’S FISHBOAT AND MORE The catfish is pretty darn good, as

EUROPEAN/ETHNIC LAYLA’S HALAL Delicious Mediterranean

are the “corn fritters,” which really are fried cornbread hunks studded with corn. 2900 S. University Ave. 562-3474

fare—gyros, falafel, shawarma, kabobs, hummus and babaganush—that has a devoted following. All meat is processed according to Islamic dietary law. 9501 N. Rodney Parham Road. 227-7272

ZACK’S PLACE Expertly prepared home cooking and huge, smoky burgers. 1400 S. University Ave. 664-6444\ ASIAN CHI’S TOO A huge menu spans the Chinese provinces and offers a few twists on the usual local offerings, plus there’s authentic Hong

features a pleasing blend of cheeses rather than straight mozzarella. The grinder is a classic, the chef’s salad huge and tasty. 6801 W. 12th St. 663-1918

EL CHICO Hearty, standard Tex-Mex served in huge portions. 1315 Breckenridge Dr. 224-2550

RIVIERA MAYA Mexican fare with por-

VEGGIE DELI Vegetarian, fast food and

tions on the large side. 801 Fairpark Blvd. 663-4800

authentic Indian deli. 9112 N. Rodney Parham Road. 221-9977

SENOR TEQUILA Authentic dishes with

ITALIAN GRADY’S PIZZAS AND SUBS Pizza

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We’ve got a variety of entertainment options waiting for you to explore – world-class attractions and museums, great dining, shopping and lots of fun for families — all served up with our unique blend of Southern hospitality!

LittleRock.com • RiverMarket.info 800-844-4781 Find out more at one of our visitor information centers:

Little Rock National Airport • Shop The Rock in the River Market Statehouse Convention Center • Robinson Center Historic Curran Hall 47 VISITOR’S GUIDE TO GREATER LITTLE ROCK • 2013


The Little Rock Zoo. Located in e l d d a w on over to n i u g n Pe Point

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the heart of War Memorial Park.

Visit the Little Rock Zoo and see over 700 animals from around the globe – now including penguins and cheetahs. Learn about important conservation and protection efforts for our world's endangered species.

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Make a full day of it with meals or snacks at the delightful Café Africa . Take a whirl on the historic “Over The Jumps” carousel and an excursion on the Zoo Train. Find a fun souvenir in the Safari Trader Gift Shop. It all adds up to a special day for all ages!

#1 Zoo Drive, Little Rock Log on to LittleRockZoo.com for more information or call (501) 666-2406 Find Little Rock Zoo on Facebook!

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MIDTOWN SHOPPING GUIDE

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hile Midtown is recognized for its award-winning hospitals, this centrally located area of Little Rock offers visitors some of the country’s most famous name brands—Pottery Barn, Ann Taylor, Dillards, Williams-Sonoma, Francesca and more. Here are a few of our favorite stores.

Park Plaza, 6000 W. Markham St: ABERCROMBIE & FITCH Vintage inspired

GAP Clothing, accessories and personal care products for men and women. 664-4699

latest in women’s fashions, accessories, and gifts. 660-4203

at times, but always hip clothing and more. 663-8001

HOLLISTER CO. Classic, casual apparel for

J. JILL FASHIONS Clothes designed for

customers of all ages who think young. 603-0724

real people. 614-1056

casual separates, dresses, shoes and accessories. 663-9571

THE LIMITED Sophisticated, feminine styles

JOS A. BANK Men’s fashion—classic,

for the modern fashion-forward woman. 661-9934

tailored and elegant. 614-9487

BANANA REPUBLIC Affordable highquality apparel and accessories for men and women. 280-0330

SEPHORA Thousands of beauty products

Pottery Barn Expertly crafted home furnishings and home decor for the modern home. 663-0181

Coach Quality leather goods and accessories by Coach including handbags, purses, wallets, shoes and more. 663-0200

VICTORIA’S SECRET Glamorous lingerie, with a hint of romance. Also signature fragrances and gifts. 664-6038

THE CHILDREN’S PLACE Catering to

COLDWATER CREEK Some of the most unique collections of women’s apparel and accessories in the marketplace. 614-3088

Midtowne Little Rock, corner of University and Markham: LOFT Young and fresh looks abound within

THE CONTAINER STORE Original storage and organization store, with more than 10,000 products. 660-7828

DILLARD’S One of the nation’s largest apparel

the fashionable environs of Ann Taylor LOFT, and best of all it’s affordable. 664-0541

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and home furnishing retailers, offering a broad selection of merchandise. 661-0053

CHICO’S Known for their unique, private-

boutique specializing in stylish apparel and accessories for women. 664-2711

ANN TAYLOR Sophisticated career and

EDDIE BAUER Sportswear, casual active wear and outerwear. 660-4555

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from over 200 brands and you’re encouraged to try everything in the store. 603-9189

label designs. 558-3030

FRANCESCA’S COLLECTIONS The

the 10 and under crowd, this store is perfect for trendy kids with thrifty parents. 280-9116

WILLIAMS-SONOMA Specializing in the highest-quality cookware. 663-3019


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THE HEIGHTS Sophisticated, cool and definitely chic,

the Heights area begins at the top of Cantrell hill just a short distance from downtown. This neighborhood is one of the city’s first and is home to picturesque tree-lined streets and elegant homes. Shoppers can find a wide range of stores, from fine apparel and jewelry to the oldest florist in town. Bring your appetite with you because the Heights offers several culinary delights, ranging from fresh Chinese cuisine to sushi, seafood, Tex-Mex favorites, pasta, hand-tossed pizzas and gelato. If you’re looking for something sweet, the area has its own cupcake shop, along with a premium ice cream store and an all-natural yogurt chain offering fresh fruit parfaits and probiotic smoothies. Terry's Restaurant

HEIGHTS DINING GUIDE AMERICAN BOULEVARD BREAD CO. Fresh bread, pastries, wide selection of cheeses, meats, side dishes—all superb. Good coffee, too. A local early morning gathering spot. 1920 N. Grant St. 663-5951

Browning’s mexican grill Delicious Tex-Mex food, good margaritas and cheese dip are served up at this neighborhood haunt. Outside dining available, weather permitting. 5805 Kavanaugh, 663-9956

BURGE’S TURKEYS AND HAMS Famous for their smoked turkeys and hams, but they also serve up tasty catfish and homemade fried pies. The turkey salad sandwich has made a name for itself. Their meats make a nice souvenir to mail order to friends. 5620 R St. 666-1660 BY THE GLASS A broad but not ridiculously large list is studded with interesting, diverse selections and uniformly reasonable prices.

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The food focus is on high-end items that pair well with wine—olives, hummus, cheese, bread and meats and sausages. 5713 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-9463

CHEERS IN THE HEIGHTS Offers good burgers and sandwiches, with vegetarian choices and salads at lunch, and fish specials and good steaks in the evening. An intimate neighborhood restaurant where the wine list is emphasized. 2010 N. Van Buren St. 663-5937

CUPCAKES ON KAVANAUGH Find all sorts of gourmet and classic cupcakes. From Classic Vanilla to Kahlua and Cream, there is a flavor for everyone’s taste buds. 5625 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-2253 RED MANGO National yogurt and smoothie chain whose tasty appeal is best described with adjectives like “all-natural,” “non-fat,” “gluten-free” and “probiotic.” 5621 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-2500

SCALLIONS Reliably good food, great desserts, pleasant atmosphere, agile service—a solid lunch spot. 5110 Kavanaugh Blvd. 666-6468

ASIAN FANTASTIC CHINA The food is fresh and delicious, the presentation beautiful, the menu distinctive and the service perfect. Voted best Chinese restaurant in the 2011 Readers Choice poll. 1900 N. Grant St. 663-8999

SUSHI CAFE Impressive, upscale sushi menu with other delectable house specialties like tuna tataki, fried soft shell crab, Kobe beef and, believe it or not, the Toyko cowboy burger. Voted best Japanese restaurant in the 2011 Readers Choice poll. 5823 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-9888

EUROPEAN/ETHNIC TERRY’S RESTAURANT A true French-style bistro has come to town replete with imported tables and chairs. The menu features many of the country’s classics from roast chicken to duck confit and assorted cheeses for dessert. 5018 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-4152

ITALIAN CAFE PREGO Dependable entrées of pasta, pork and the like, plus great sauces, fresh


mixed greens and delicious dressings, crispcrunchy-cold gazpacho and tempting desserts in a comfy bistro setting. 5510 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-5355

U.S. PIZZA Crispy thin-crust pizzas, frosty beers and heaping salads drowned in creamy dressing. Outdoor dining available. 5524 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-7071

ZAZA A spin-off of the Boulevard Bread Co., this contemporary Heights café would be right at home in Naples with the espresso machine, the tempting display of smooth and soft gelato in all the required flavors (pistachio, gianduia) and a wood-fired pizza oven turning out textbook Italian ’za with gorgeous blistered crusts and a light topping of choice and tempting ingredients. Family-styled grilled steaks and shrimps, paired with the call-your-own-ingredient salads. Don’t miss the fabulously rich dessert bars, presuming you can resist the gelato. Voted the best vegetarian restaurant in Little Rock. 5600 Kavanaugh Blvd. 661-9292

18th & 19th Century French Antiques Imported by Ellen Golden Art by Barry Thomas and Arden Boyce

Ellen Golden Antiques Mon - Sat | 10am-5pm | 5701 Kavanaugh | 501.664.7746

TERRY’S FINER FOODS THE RESTAURANT & GROCERY

HEIGHTS SHOPPING GUIDE ARLINE’S European beauty treatments, including facials, body wraps, massage and more. 5817 1/2 Kavanaugh Blvd. 219-2080 BELLA BOUTIQUE A great girly store with jewelry, beauty and bath accessories. 5623 Kavanaugh Blvd. 603-5373

BOSWELL MOUROT FINE ART Works by local, regional as well as national and international artists. 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-0030

BY INVITATION ONLY This store offers an amazing selection of bridal invitations, as well as everything from wedding Sushi albumsCafe to bridesmaid gifts. 5600 R St. 975-8902

Where else in town can you find a great French bistro nestled next to an old world grocery where all the finest, freshest ingredients are incorporated into its menu? Lunch Monday-Saturday 11-2 Dinner Tuesday-Saturday 5:30-9:30 5018 Kavanaugh Blvd.  Little Rock  501-663-4154 VISITOR’S GUIDE TO GREATER LITTLE ROCK • 2013

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CABBAGE ROSE FLORIST A florist specializing in custom-designed fresh, dried and silk floral arrangements. 5701 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-4042

CARACALLA DAY SPA A full-service day spa offering massage and more, also a hair salon with a wide selection of hair and personal care products and accessories. 5715 Kavanaugh Blvd. 280-0866

CHROMA GALLERY This gallery is filled with original art by proprietor and artist Robert Reep, as well as other local and regional artists. 5707 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-0880

COBBLESTONE & VINE Fine furniture, linens, decorative gifts and accessories with a European flair. 5100 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-4988

DAUPHINE A great selection of fine linens, antiques and gifts as well as custom-designed lamps and shades. 5910 R St. 664-6007

EGGSHELLS KITCHEN CO. Gourmet

hard-to-find as well as handcrafted toys. 5918 R St. 663-8383

KRISTIN CHASE An upscale, sophisticated women’s clothing store. 5008 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-1665 LOCAL COLOUR ART GALLERY This co-op gallery showcases the work of 27 artists from around central Arkansas. 5811 Kavanaugh Blvd. 265-0422

MASSIMO An interior design firm with modern/transitional furniture, original artwork and other accessories. 5619 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-0355

MR. WICKS MEN’S CLOTHING A men’s clothing store offering fine business apparel and weekend wear. 5924 R St. 664-3062

ELLEN GOLDEN ANTIQUES All things

MOLLY’S PAPERIE Personalized stationary and invitations for all occasions. 5110 Kavanaugh Blvd. 661-9929

French—antique furniture, paintings and decorative pieces. 5701 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-7746

NEW TRADITIONS A women’s designer

accessories and gadgets, cooking classes and gift baskets. 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-6900

EMBER BOUTIQUE Creative clothing, art and jewelry at affordable prices. 5709 Kavanaugh Blvd. 225-3220

White Goat market. 5018 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-4152

THE ACCESSORY & LAMPSHADES ETC. Fine home furnishings, designer lamps,

clothing store, also offering a great selection of shoes, purses and other accessories. 1920 N. Grant St. 663-2388

accessories and botanicals. 5608 R St. 664-5363

THE PAINTED PIG A ceramic studio where

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kids can pick a piece of pottery and paint it. 5622 R St. 280-0553

FEINSTEIN’S A women’s clothing boutique offering fine apparel and accessories. 5600 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-7330

outdoor enthusiast, get your camping gear, clothing and other supplies here. 5514 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-4832

THE TOGGERY A children’s clothing store.

FOSTER COCHRAN A gift shop with a wide selection of sliver pieces, fine jewelry, gifts and other personal care items and home accessories. 5020 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-3925

ROSEN MUSIC A variety of instruments, restorations and private lessons. 5611 Kavanaugh Blvd. 666-0814

TIPTON HURST A floral store offering books, candles, gifts, seasonal and decorative items. 1801 N. Grant St. 666-3333

HEIGHTS FINE WINES AND SPIRITS

STEPHANO’S FINE ART GALLERY This Heights gallery highlights a wide range of work by Arkansas artists. Owner Stephano Sutherlin is a nationally-recognized artist. 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd. 614-7113

TRIANON ANTIQUES Offering a wide selection of fine antique furniture and accessories imported from Europe. 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-5502

Offering an excellent selection of wines, beers and other spirits. 5012 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-9463

HEIGHTS TOY CENTER A must-see toy store for the young and young-at-heart. Offering Ellen Golden Antiques

TERRY’S FINER FOODS A gourmet food

5919 R St. 663-8662

TULIPS A hip clothing boutique offering fun designers and styles for women of all ages. 5817 Kavanaugh Blvd. 614-7343 White Goat Amazing collection of European furniture, mostly white, accessories and original art. 5624 R St. 603-9460 WILD BIRDS UNLIMITED Bird feeders, fountains, bat houses, field guides and more. 1818 N. Taylor St. 666-4210 WORDSWORTH BOOKS An independent bookstore offering a good selection of books. 5920 R St. 663-9198

YARN MART All your knitting and needlepoint supplies under one roof. 5711 Kavanaugh Blvd. 666-6505

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CANTRELL ROAD From downtown Little Rock to the far reaches

of the city,Cantrell Road, which starts out as LaHarp Boulevard at the River Market before morphing into Cantrell Road, is well known. This scenic road winds past the Arkansas River, then through Riverdale and the Heights before arriving in West Little Rock. Once it crosses 1-430, Cantrell Road is sometimes referred to as Highway 10.

CANTRELL ROAD DINING GUIDE

CAPERS It’s never been better, with as good

AMERICAN ALL ABOARD RESTAURANT AND GRILL The food is delivered by a network of small, custom-built locomotives that run on tracks near the ceiling—the trains drop off a tray bearing your food without ever stopping. Breakfast offerings, along with burgers, sandwiches and salads. 6813 Cantrell Road. 975-7401

a wine list as any in the area, and a menu that covers a lot of ground—seafood, steaks, pasta—and does it all well. 14502 Cantrell Road. 868-7600

CHEEBURGER CHEEBURGER Premium black Angus cheeseburgers, in five different sizes, ranging from the Classic (5.5 ounces) to the Pounder (20 ounces), and nine cheese options. For sides, milkshakes and golden-fried onion rings are the way to go. 11525 Cantrell Road. 490-2433

cookies-and-cream, this shop that specializes in cupcakes that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. 11525 Cantrell Road. 224-2253

IZZY’S It’s bright, clean and casual, with a snappy service team serving up sandwiches and fries, fresh salads, pasta about a dozen ways, hand-rolled tamales and (dinner only) brick oven pizzas. Wholesome, all-American food prepared with care. 5601 Ranch Dr., just off Cantrell. 868-4311

burgers, fries and shakes, plus a great Greek salad and other entrées. 7410 Cantrell Road. 663-0600

CHICK-FIL-A It’s all about the chicken—

ORANGE LEAF Self-serve yogurt in a variety of flavors and lots of toppings. 11525 Cantrell Road. 227-4522

sandwiches, salads and wraps. 11525 Cantrell Road. 223-5111

OZARK COUNTRY RESTAURANT

BAR LOUIE This chain’s first Arkansas

CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL Traditional

location features a something-for-everyone menu so broad and varied there is sure to be something to suit any palate. Open for late night dining. 11525 Cantrell Road. 228-0444

Mexican favorites like tacos, burritos and chips and guacamole. 11525 Cantrell Rd.

ARKANSAS BURGER CO. Really good

Football-sized omelets filled with the same marvelous smoked meats and cheeses that are heaped on sandwiches at lunch. Great biscuits and gravy, bacon, home-style potatoes and a daily plate lunch special to boot. One block off Cantrell Road. 202 Keightley Dr. 663-7319

BONEFISH GRILL Voted one

PANERA BREAD This West Little

the best seafood restaurants in Little Rock. This Florida-based chain offers the deep-sea version of the Outback experience in a dressier setting with a convivial bar. A half-dozen or more types of fresh fish fillets are offered daily, grilled (perfectly, in our experience) over a wood fire. Several sauces are available, but the fish is good enough on its own. Shrimp, mussels and scallops star on the appetizer list and there’s plenty of meat and chicken for those who resist seafood. A slice of key lime pie is the perfect sweet/tart finish. 11525 Cantrell Road. 228-0356

Rock bakery/café, serves freshly-baked breads, bagels and pastries every morning. Choose from a full line of espresso beverages. But they’re much more than a bakery, they offer a full menu of sandwiches, hand-tossed salads and hearty soups. 11525 Cantrell Road. 227-0222

Trio’s is a tried and true favorite

BUFFALO WILD WINGS A sports bar on steroids with numerous big screen TVs and a menu full of thirst-inducing items. The wings, which can be slathered with one of 14 sauces, are the star attraction and can become addictive. 14800 Cantrell Road. 868-5279

CRAZEE’S COOL CAFÉ Good burgers, daily plate specials and bar food amid pool tables and TVs. 7626 Cantrell Road. 221-9696

CUPCAKES ON THE RIDGE From classic vanilla, red velvet to a fun and tasty

PURPLE COW While voted by readers as the number one restaurant for kids, it’s great for adults, too. The restaurant and its 1950s fare— cheeseburgers, chilidogs, thick milk shakes—are sure to please. Outdoor patio dining available. 8026 Cantrell Road. 221-3555 TRIO’S Voted Best Overall Restaurant in the 2011 Readers Choice poll. This restaurant employs favorite recipes from a bygone Little Rock hotel and combines it with experimental fusion cooking and choice ingredients. For lunch, you can’t go wrong with custom sandwiches, VISITOR’S GUIDE TO GREATER LITTLE ROCK • 2013

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the Peck Special salad or Trio’s chicken salad. The shrimp enchiladas and voodoo pasta at dinner and the monumentally rich list of tempting desserts keep diners coming back year after year. 8201 Cantrell Road. 221-3330

the best Turkish coffee in Central Arkansas. 11525 Cantrell Road. 223-9332

the 45 different smoothies on the menu, the cafe also serves good wraps and sandwiches (many are spicy), salads, healthy drinks and “tortizzas.” Long line at lunch but it moves fast. 12911 Cantrell Road. 224-1113

TAZIKI’S Mediterranean Cafe For a taste of the Mediterranean, visit Taziki’s and enjoy a wide variety of gyros, which are made with 100 percent shaved lamb, and other Greek sandwiches. Plenty of sides, including pasta, salads and Dolmades (grape leaves with seasoned rice) and more. Sit back and enjoy a long happy hour that lasts from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 8200 Cantrell Road. 227-8291

ASIAN FAR EAST ORIENTAL CUISINE Asian

ITALIAN CARINO’S ITALIAN GRILL A homey-chain

traditional favorites like sweet and sour chicken and pepper beef steak. 11610 Pleasant Ridge Road. 219-9399

joint, from the same people who brought you Macaroni Grill, offering irresistible Italian bread and affordable, tasty, substantial lunches and dinners. 11600 Pleasant Ridge Road. 225-3434

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GINA’S CHINESE KITCHEN AND SUSHI BAR A broad and strong sushi menu with a manageable and delectable selection of Chinese standards. 14524 Cantrell Road. 868-7775

NEW STAR’S CHINESE FOOD Traditional and tasty Chinese fare, offering a variety of meat, rice and noodle dishes. Try the beef and broccoli with brown sauce. 2817 Cantrell Road. 280-0022

DAMGOODE PIES A different pizza place, largely because of a spicy garlic white sauce that’s offered as an alternative to the traditional red sauce. Good bread, too. Voted Best Pizza in this year’s Readers Choice poll. Delivery available. 6706 Cantrell Road. 664-2239

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on’t miss the area’s unique offerings—ranging from fine furniture, Egyptian cotton linens and china to tennis shoes, clothing, gifts and more. ABBEY CARPET A great selection of flooring. 7305 Cantrell Road. 614.1008 ARNOLD’S FLOORING AMERICA Carpet, hardwood flooring and more. 7619 Cantrell Road. 225-3840

B. BARNETT A women’s clothing store that includes designs by Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani and Rena Lange, and cosmetics by Trish McEvoy, Laura Mercier and Nars. Be sure to check out their day spa. 8201 Cantrell Road. 223-2514

GRAFFITI’S The casually chic and everpopular Italian-flavored bistro avoids the rut with daily specials and careful menu tinkering. Serves up one of the best martinis in town. 7811 Cantrell Road. 224-9079

JIM’S RAZORBACK PIZZA Great pizza served up in a family-friendly, sports-themed environment. Special Saturday and Sunday brunch served from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Flat-screen TVs throughout and even a cage for shooting basketballs and playing ping pong. 16101 Cantrell Road. 868-3250 LARRY’S PIZZA The buffet is the way to go—fresh, hot pizza, fully loaded with ingredients, brought hot to your table, all for a low price. 12911 Cantrell Road. 224-8804 NYPD PIZZA The pizza is cheesy, with plenty Pleasant Ridge Town Center OSAKA JAPANESE RESTAURANT Finedining Japanese dishes and a well-stocked sushi bar. 5501 Ranch Dr., just off Cantrell. 868-3688 SAIGON CUISINE Traditional Vietnamese entrées with Thai and Chinese selections. Be sure to try the authentic and delicious pho soups and an extra thumps up for the spring rolls. 14524 #110 Cantrell Road. 663-4000 SKY MODERN JAPANESE Enjoy modern Japanese cuisine at this sushi bar, hibachi bar and drink bar all rolled into one. 11525 Cantrell Road. 224-4300

EUROPEAN/ETHNIC ISTANBUL MEDITERRANEAN RESTAURANT This Turkish eatery offers tasty kebabs and great starters. The red pepper hummus is a winner. So are the cigar pastries. Possibly

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of impressive toppings. Baked ziti, salads and more are also available. 6015 Chenonceau Blvd., just off Cantrell. 868-3911

THE PIZZA JOINT Looking for a mid-western flavor or a little California flare, this West Little Rock pizzeria offers cracker-thin crusts with a tempting variety of traditional or nontraditional toppings. 5100 Stones Rd., just off Cantrell. 868-9108 MEXICAN CASA MANANA Great guacamole and garlic beans, superlative chips and salsa (red and green) and a good selection of fresh seafood. Two locations: 6820 Cantrell Road. 280-9888; and 18321 Cantrell Road. 868-8822

MEXICO CHIQUITO Hearty platters of boldly spiced, inexpensive food holds its own with the “authentic” joints. 13924 Cantrell Road. 217-0700 SENOR TEQUILA Authentic dishes with great service and prices, and maybe the best margarita in town. 14524 Cantrell Road. 868-7642

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BARBARA/JEAN LTD One of the city’s premier women’s boutiques offering clothes by Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana and others, as well as top-name shoes and handbags. Their cosmetic counter is stocked with Yves St. Laurent and other designer cosmetics and skincare products. 7811 Cantrell Road. 227-0054

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BAUMANS FINE MEN’S Clothing A men’s fine apparel store offering styles by Zegna, Brioni and Ferragamo. 8201 Cantrell Road. 227-8797

C & F CARPET Wide selection of flooring options. 2206 Cantrell Road. 399-9909 12 Award Winning Fresh, Healthy Flavors And 50+ Toppings Corner Of Cantrell Blvd. And Chenonceau (Next To NYPD Pizza)

501.868.8194

Oriental Rug Co. State's Largest Selection, Antique & Contemporary Our Collection Is The Design Resource To Meet Your Needs Also Specializing In Cleaning, Restoration, Padding & Appraisals 8116 Cantrell Rd (Across from Pavilion in the Park) 225.8999 VISITOR’S GUIDE TO GREATER LITTLE ROCK • 2013

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CANTRELL FURNITURE AND DESIGN CENTER Offering furniture, carpets and rugs, lighting and other home-related items. 7619 Cantrell Road. 225-0002

CANTRELL GALLERY Finds works by local and regional artists. 8206 Cantrell Road. 224-1335

CATERING TO YOU In addition to wonderful gourmet foods, shop their collection of fun gifts. 8121 Cantrell Road. 614-9030 COMPANIONS Women’s and contemporary clothing from names such as Trina, Turk, Parameter, Velvet and Puella. 14810 Cantrell Road. 868-8484

Pleasant Ridge Town Center, 11525 Cantrell Road: BELK Women’s, men’s and kids’ clothing, as well as handbags, shoes and home accessories. 907-6200 BEYOND COTTON A relaxed clothing store featuring FLAX linen and other wearable styles for younger women. 221-1539 COBBLESTONE & VINE Looking for classic, modern, trendy or fun? This shop is sure to inspire. COMING HOME Offering a wide variety of traditional and contemporary art, furniture

EVOLVE Contemporary men’s clothing store featuring designer denim and the latest styles for the fashionconscious man. 6800 Cantrell Road. 661-0644 GOOD EARTH GARDEN CENTER A wonderful selec-

JEANTÉ Contemporary women’s clothing. 614-7788

JUNE’S HALLMARK Cards for all occasions. 907-8026

KRISTIN TODD ACCESSORIES An allaround great accessories store with jewelry, handbags, belts, scarves, hats and junior-sized tops. 223-9191 LEARNING EXPRESS Unique and educational toys. 228-0440 M2 GALLERY Fine art and framing services. 225-6257 MATCH POINT All things tennis. 747-2800 MERLE NORMAN Complete line of beauty and skincare needs. 907-8025 OASIS TANNING Tanning services and skincare products. 716-2826 PIGTAILS & CREWCUTS Haircuts for kids. 227-4436 PINKY PUNKY A trendy clothing store for the hip-minded female. 227-7303 POWDER & SMOKE A large selection of perfumes and gifts including fine jewelry, handbags, picture frames and more. 225-5353

ROBERSON’S FINE JEWELRY AND GIFTS A fine jewelry and

tion of plant and outdoor accessories. 15601 Cantrell Road. 868-4666

watch store. 664-9000

ROSE SPA Offering massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. 219-6862 SALON FRISOR MINA Offering a full range of salon services. 219-2360 SCARLET A hip clothing store featuring celebrity-flavored fashions, shoes and accessories. 223-8585 SOLEMATES Browse a fantastic selection women’s shoes in a wide price range. 716-2960 STUDIO XS SALON European/ American style salon. 224-3500 THE FRESH MARKET A different kind of grocery shopping experience. 225-7700

HADIDI ORIENTAL RUGS Fine antique and new Oriental rugs and other floor coverings. 8116 Cantrell Road. 225-8999

HIGHWAY 10 WINE & SPIRITS Offers an excellent selection of wines, beer and other spirits. 14309 Cantrell Road. 225-6879

KEN RASH’S CASUAL FURNITURE An outdoor living one-stop shop, featuring grills, furniture and other outdoor living accessories. 7214 Cantrell Road. 663-1818

THE RIDGE WINE & SPIRITS

A large selection of spirits. 225-8060

Classic and modern home accessories at Cobblestone & Vine

PAZZAZ INTERIORS From traditional to modern furniture, lighting and accessories, this store earns a must-shop. Behind Walgreens at 14810 Cantrell Road. 868-8090

ROY DUDLEY ANTIQUES Fine antiques, funky collectibles, furniture, lamps and other home accessories. 7509 Cantrell Road. 666-5856 WINDOW WORKS For all your window treatments. Just off Cantrell Road. 2410 Glover St. 219-1500 Dogwood Crossing, 5507 Ranch Dr., just off Cantrell Road: TOBI FAIRLEY GALLERY Featuring an excellent collection of fine art by regionally known artists. 868-9882

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and accessories. 225-3131 EASY RUNNER Offering shoes and clothing for runners and joggers. 221-0017 EMBELLISH Home accessories and furniture, canvas art, gift items and items made by local artists. 223-6965 FAUX PAS The latest trends, the unusual and the unique—definitely not the ordinary. 716-2548 FORSYTHE’S LADIES APPAREL A women’s apparel store with the latest fashions and accessories. 225-4743 GLO LIMITED A sophisticated and fresh approach to skin health and beautification. 224.8222 J. DUKE From casual to custom, business to formal menswear and shoes and accessories. 219.2040

THE TOGGERY A children’s

clothing store with the latest styles for your little fashionistas. 227-8492 THREAD Women’s contemporary clothing. 223-8188 TUCK & COVER Interior designer Laurie McFarland inspired fun, whimsical and functional furniture, bedding, artwork and accessories for the infant, child or teen. 225-8825 UNIQUE THREADING SALON Services include eyebrow threading, body waxing, Henna tattoos, herbal facials and eyelash extensions. 225-2828 VANNESS INC. Cake supplies and fine writing instruments, as well as engraving services. 353-2362 VESTA’S Women’s clothing and fine linens. 375-7820 VIVID DESIGNS Interior design services and fine home accessories. 225-3828 WARREN SHOES Women’s shoe and handbag heaven. 225-3515


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WEST LITTLE ROCK From unique and trendy mom-and-pop shops to the

biggest big-box, mini malls, life-style centers and all forms in-between, West Little Rock can only be described as the state’s “Shopper’s Paradise.” No trip to the city is complete without devoting a day or two to this section of the city. While “Shop ‘til You Drop” could easily be West Little Rock’s battle cry, there’s more this area than the bargain hunt. In addition to shopping and movies, there’s golfing, biking and hiking, just to name a few outdoor activities. After a full day, West Little Rock’s lineup of restaurants is second to none, from 1950s-style burgers and award-winning barbecue to exquisitely prepared steaks, seafood, Asian and more. Find a few suggestions listed here.

West Little Rock Dining

ARTHUR’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE

B-SIDE The little breakfast place in the former

Plaza (near the Kanis-Bowman intersection) is a neighborhood gathering spot serving plate lunches, burgers and homemade desserts. 11900 Kanis Road. 221-9400

Restaurateur Jerry Barakat brings the classic New York steakhouse formula to Chenal Valley. The main event is prime beef, or even more expensive Australian wagyu beef. The steak’s crusty on the outside, just right on the inside. There’s a wide chose of seafood, too. The truffle fries are spectacular. Good wine list. 27 Rahling Circle. 821-1838.

party room of Lilly’s DimSum Then Suome turns tradition on its ear, offering French toast wrapped in bacon on a stick, a must-have dish called “biscuit mountain” and beignets with lemon curd. Top notch cheese grits, too. 11121 Rodney Parham Road. 554-0914

BIG ORANGE Bold Burgers, inspired salads

APPLEBEE’S A vast menu of burgers,

ATHLETIC CLUB BAR & GRILL What

and layered shakes served up in a fun atmosphere. 17809 Chenal Pkwy. 821-1515

sandwiches, salads, pastas and appetizers, served in a pleasant setting. 12110 Chenal Pkwy. 954-8444

could be mundane fare gets delightful twists and embellishments here. Inside Embassy Suites Hotel. 11303 Financial Center Pkwy. 312-9000

BLACK ANGUS Charcoal-grilled burger, hamburger steaks and steaks proper are the

AMERICAN ALLEY OOPS This restaurant at Creekwood

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big draws at this local institution. 10907 N. Rodney Parham. 228-7800

BOBBY’S COUNTRY COOKIN’ One of the better lunch plates in the area—maybe the best fried chicken and pot roast around, and a changing daily casserole and tasty homemade pies. 301 N. Shackleford Road. 224-9500 BUFFALO GRILL The great, crispy-off-thegriddle cheeseburger and hand-cut fries star at that this family-friendly stop. 400 N. Bowman Road. 224-0012

BUMPY’S tex mex grill and cantina Tex-Mex menu includes a variety of tacos, enchiladas. American menu includes baby-back ribs, crawfish queso and Mexican pizza appetizers. Free ice cream. 400 N. Bowman Road. 379-8327

BUTCHER SHOP A lot has changed since 1981, when the Little Rock location debuted. The menu has expanded, but choose a steak and let the pros cook it. You’ll be glad you did. 10825 Hermitage Road. 312-2748

CAFÉ 201 This west Little Rock restaurant, located inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel, offers classic American cuisine that includes excellent steaks. Locals and guests alike enjoy the friendly service in a sophisticated atmosphere. Markham and Shackleford. 223-3000

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COFFEE BEANERY CAFÉ Come for the coffee, but the sandwiches and desserts are delicious, too. 17200 Chenal Pkwy. 821-7747

served 24/7. Also pick from their selection of sandwiches, wraps and hearty entrees. 310 S. Shackleford Road. 224-8264

COMMUNITY BAKERY This sunny bakery is a great place to grab coffee, bagels, doughnuts, cookies and birthday cakes. 270 S. Shackleford Road. 224-1656

DIXIE CAFÉ Abundant vegetable choices that are inexpensive, wholesome, satisfying and dependable, with meats an fresh rolls to match. A great place for families to have a sit down meal. 10700 Rodney Parham Road. 224-3728

COPELAND’S The full-service restaurant chain started by the founder of Popeye’s delivers the same good biscuits. It’s all about excess—from portion sizes and gooey desserts-for-two to platters that test the arm strength of the teams of waiters. You can eat red beans and rice for a price in the single digits or pay nearly $40 for a choice steak, with crab, shrimp and fish in between. 2602 S. Shackleford Road. 312-1616 CRACKER BARREL Good, wholesome and filling breakfast, lunch and supper at this family favorite that offers the opportunity for you to order hearty breakfast fare even at dinnertime. 2618 S. Shackleford Road. 225-7100 DELICIOUS TEMPTATIONS A great variety of sandwiches, meal-sized salads and homemade soups, many of the items are heartsmart. Great desserts, too. 11220 N. Rodney Parham Road. 225-6893

DENNY’S Home of the Grand Slam breakfast

FIVE GUYS BURGERS & FRIES National burger chain with emphasis on freshly made fries and patties and over 15 toppings for you to create your own awesome burger. 13000 Chenal Pkwy. 246-5295

FRANKE’S Plate lunch spot strong on salads and vegetables and perfect fried chicken on Sundays. Cafeteria-style restaurant that has pleasing Arkansans for year. 11121 N. Rodney Parham Road. 225-4487 GRUMPY’S TOO Try the Wednesday night bonanza: large, fresh oysters on the half-shell and hefty shrimp for a quarter-a-pop. Rib special on Mondays. 1801 Green Mountain Dr. 225-3768

HONEYBAKED HAM CO. Their trademark ham is available by the sandwich, as is the great smoked turkey. There are lots of inexpensive side items and desserts. 9112 N. Rodney Parham Road. 227-5555


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MARIE’S MILFORD TRACK II Healthy and

continues to please with its breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Good, hot or cold, and fast—whether it’s 4 p.m. or 4 a.m. 11601 Hermitage Road. 954-7737

tasty are the key words at this deli/grill, featuring hot entrées, soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts. 9813 W. Markham St. 225-4500

JASON’S DELI A huge

MARKHAM STREET GRILL & PUB The menu

selection of sandwiches (wraps, subs, po’boys and pitas), fresh salads and spuds, as well as red beans and rice and chicken pot pie. Plus, a large selection of heart-healthy dishes. 301 N. Shackleford Road. 954-8700

at this West Little Rock restaurant has something for everyone. Try the burgers, which are juicy, big and fine. 11321 W. Markham St. 224-2010

KRAZY MIKES SHRIMP N WINGS This may be the only restaurant in town that serves smoked bologna, and while the menu is limited, Terrace on the Green including shrimp, wings, catfish, ribs and more, the choices are tasty, fresh and homemade. 200 Bowman Road. 907-6453

LONE STAR STEAKHOUSE AND SALOON Think western roadhouse, with cowboy paraphernalia and the soft glow of beer signs. Cowboys will feel at home with the beef, which is good. Nothing fancy just

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good food. Big salads, too. 10901 N. Rodney Parham Road. 227-8898

LUBY’S CAFETERIA Generous portions of home-style food and a wider variety of meats and vegetables than most cafeterias. 12501 W. Markham St. 219-1567

Hefty deli sandwiches with good, no-nonsense cold cuts, quality breads and a large selection of meats and cheeses. The iced tea served here has put them on the map. 12019 Westhaven Dr. 228-7727

MILFORD TRACK Healthy and tasty are the key words at this deli/grill, featuring hot entrees, soups, sandwiches, salads and killer desserts. Inside Searcy Building. 10809 Executive Center Dr. 223-2257

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MIMI’S CAFÉ Breakfast is our meal of choice at this upscale west coast chain. Portions are big enough to last you through the afternoon, especially if you get a muffin on the side. Also, other middle-America comfort-style entrées from pot roast to pasta dishes. 11725 Chenal Pkwy. 221-3883.

NEW GREEN MILL CAFÉ A small, inexpensive workingman’s lunch joint, with a dependable daily meat-and-three-veggies, incredible corn bread and sweet tea. Homemade tamales and chili on Tuesdays 8609-C W. Markham St. 225-9907 OLD MILL BREAD AND FLOUR CO. CAFÉ The popular take-out bakery has an eat-in restaurant and friendly operators. It’s selfservice, simple and good types of sandwiches built with a changing lineup of the bakery’s 40 different breads, along with soups, salads and cookies. 12111 W. Markham St. 228-4677

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE Huge portions of well-grilled meats at decent prices, perfectly roasted rack of lamb and massive, succulent salmon. Try the Awesome Blossom here. 105 Markham Park Dr. 221-7655 Est. 1981 “A HiddEn GEm” Lunch - Dinner

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PHIL’S PLACE Serving a variety of sandwiches and all the extras at lunchtime. 11121 N. Rodney Parham Road. 225-2136

PURPLE COW Burgers, fries and milkshakes served up 50s-style. Great for the whole family. Make sure you try a purple milkshake. 11602 Chenal Pkwy. 224-4433 RESTAURANT 1620 Steaks, chops, choice of fresh seafood and meal-sized salads are just a few of the offerings on the menu at this popular upscale bistro. It’s a romantic, candlelit restaurant, elegant without being fussy or overly formal. 1620 Market St. 221-1620

SHORTY SMALL’S Land of big, juicy burgers, massive cheese logs, smoky barbecue platters and the signature onion loaf. 11100 N. Rodney Parham Road. 224-3344

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TEXAS ROADHOUSE Designed along the lines of those loud, peanuts-on-the-table steak joints but with steaks better here than we’ve had at similar stops. Great for family dining and large groups. Good burgers, too. 2620 S. Shackleford Road. 224-2427 TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFÉ Besides the 45 different smoothies on the menu, the café also serves good wraps and sandwiches (many are spicy). Salads, healthy drinks and ‘tortizzas.’ 11900 Kanis Road. 221-6773

WEST END SMOKEHOUSE & TAVERN Its primary focus is a sports bar with 50-plus TVs, but the dinner entrees are plentiful and the bar food is top quality. 215 N. Shackleford Road. 224-7665

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WHOLE HOG CAFÉ WEST The pulled pork shoulder is a classic, the back ribs are


worthy of their many blue ribbons and there’s a six-pack of sauces for every taste. A real find is the beef brisket, cooked the way Texans like it. 12111 W. Markham St. 907-6124

WINGSTOP It’s all about wings. The restaurant features nine flavors of chicken flappers, including mild, hot, Cajun and atomic, as well as specialty flavors like lemon pepper and teriyaki. 11321 W. Markham St. 224-9464

ASIAN CHI’S CHINESE EXPRESS Offers speedy service and a huge menu that spans the Chinese provinces along with a few twists on the usual local offerings, plus there’s authentic Hong Kong dim sum. 17200 Chenal Pkwy. 821-8000

CHI’S DIM SUM & BISTRO A huge menu that spans the Chinese provinces along with a few twists on the usual local offerings, plus there’s authentic Hong Kong dim sum. 6 Shackleford Dr. 221-7737

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FU LIN Quality of the made-to-order entrees is high, as is the quantity. A tradition in Little Rock that spans many years. 200 N. Bowman Road. 225-8989 FU XING ASIAN BUFFET Traditional buffet with a variety of Chinese favorites, as well as American finger foods, Mongolian grill and sushi, salads, fruit, desert and ice cream bars. 9210 N. Rodney Parham Road. 223-0888

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GENGHIS GRILL Fast Asian stir-fry. Choose your own meats, veggies, rice, noodles and sauces. Affordably priced. 12318 Chenal Pkwy. 223-2695

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IGIBON It’s a complex place, where the food is always good and the ambiance and service never fail to please. The sushi is good, while the Bento box with tempura shrimp and California rolls and other delights stand out. 11121 N. Rodney Parham Road. 217-8888

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KOBE JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE AND SUSHI Though answering the need for more hibachis in Little Rock, Kobe stands taller for its sushi offerings. 11401 Financial Center Pkwy. 225-5999

LILLY’S DIMSUM THEN SOME Delectable Asian comfort food—fried or steamed dumplings and more in a variety of presentations. Thai ginger noodles, Thai panang and pad Thai are just a few of the highlights. 11121 Rodney Parham Road. 716-2700 MT. FUJI JAPANESE RESTAURANT The dean of Little Rock sushi bars with a fabulous lunch special. 10301 N. Rodney Parham Road. 227-6498

P.F. CHANG’S Make a reservation to get seated immediately and enjoy some terrific flavors and presentations. 317 S. Shackleford Road. 225-4424

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and a dessert bar. One of the newer restaurants on the Asian landscape. 2604 S. Shackleford Road. 224-8100

SEKISUI Fresh-tasting sushi, Japanese traditional or the fun hibachi-style, and an overwhelming assortment of entrees. Nice wine selection, sake, specialty drinks. 219 N. Shackleford Road. 221-7070 pho THANH MY Vietnamese restaurant serving traditional soups and rolls. 302 N. Shackleford Road. 312-7498 TOKYO HOUSE Defying stereotypes, this Japanese buffet serves up a broad range of fresh, slightly exotic fare — grilled calamari, octopus salad, dozens of varieties of fresh sushi — as well as more standard shrimp and steak options. 11 Shackleford Dr. 219-4286

BARBECUE CHIP’S BARBECUE Tasty barbecue piled high on sandwiches generously doused with tangy sauce. Pie is tall and tasty. 9801 W. Markham St. 225-4346

CORKY’S RIBS AND BBQ The pulled pork is tender and juicy, and the sauce is sweet and tangy. Maybe the best dry ribs in the area. Large restaurant that is family-friendly. 12005 Westhaven Dr. 954-7427

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FAMOUS DAVE’S A chain that runs the gamut of ‘cue and its relatives: chopped pork, beef brisket, barbecue chicken, rib tips, chicken tenders, hot link sausage, catfish fillets and hot wings. With an array of sauces purported to represent barbecue regions around the country. 225 N. Shackleford Road. 221-3283 TERRI-LYNN’S BAR-B-Q & DELI Highquality meats served on large sandwiches and good tamales served with chili or without. 10102 N. Rodeny Parham Road. 227-6371

EUROPEAN/ETHNIC CURRY IN A HURRY Nice spicy Indian dishes in a small but shiny storefront and at a price you can afford. Lunch buffett is a delicious bargain. 11121 N. Rodney Parham Road. 224-4567

HIBERNIA IRISH TAVERN A traditional Irish-style pub with its own traditional cook from Ireland. Irish and Southern food favorites and a broad beverage menu. 9700 Rodney Parham Road. 246-4340 STAR OF INDIA People who don’t know if the like Indian food discover here that they

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do. It’s always one of Little Rock’s most highly regarded restaurants—great lamb, great curries, great chicken tandoori, great naan. The daily lunch buffet is a real deal. 301 N. Shackleford Road. 227-9900

TAZIKI’S Mediterranean Cafe For a taste of the Mediterranean, visit Taziki’s and enjoy a wide variety of gyros, which are made with 100 percent shaved lamb, and other Greek sandwiches. Plenty of sides, including pasta, salads and Dolmades (grape leaves with seasoned rice) and more. Sit back and enjoy a long happy hour that lasts from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 12800 Chenal Pkwy. 225-1829 TERRACE ON THE GREEN This GreekItalian-Thai-and-whatever restaurant has a huge menu, and you can rely on each dish to be good, some to be excellent. 2200 Rodney Parham Road. 217-9393 THE PANTRY RESTAURANT Owner and self-proclaimed “food evangelist” Tomas Bohm does things the right way and the menu stays relatively true to his Czech roots, but there are plenty of choices to suit all tastes. 11401 N. Rodney Parham Road. 353-1875

YA YA’S EUROBISTRO The first eatery to open in the relatively new Promenade at Chenal is a date-night affair, transforming comfort food into beautiful cuisine. Best bet is lunch, where you can explore the menu through soup, salad or half a sandwich. 17711 Chenal Pkwy. 821-1144

ITALIAN BRAVO CUCINA ITALIANA Upper-tomid-range Italian chain where the flat breads are crispy and substantial, the salads are wellcrafted and the soups sublime. The Chianti braised beef ravioli is a clear stand-out. 17815 Chenal Pkwy. 821-2485

CHI ZI’S PIZZA Pizza buffet or takeout, with lots of great toppings. 11121 N. Rodney Parham Road. 221-1060 DAMGOODE PIES A somewhat different pizza place, largely because of the spicy garlic white sauce that’s offered as an alternative to the traditional red sauce. 10720 Rodney Parham Road. 664-2239 ROMANO’S MACARONI GRILL A chain restaurant with a large menu of pasta, chicken,


beef, fish and specialty dishes with a corporate bent. 11100 W. Markham St. 221-3150

SHOTGUN DAN’S Hearty pizza and sandwiches and make-your-own salad bar. 10923 W. Markham St. 224-9519

U.S. PIZZA Crispy thin-crust pizzas, frosty beers and heaping salads drowned in creamy dressing. 9300 N. Rodney Parham Road. 224-6300

VESUVIO BISTRO If you’re looking for real Italian food, this restaurant is the place for you. The swordfish is excellent as is the sole. Don’t forget to sample the pasta with shrimp. 1501 Merrill Dr. 225-0500

VILLA ITALIAN RESTAURANT Hearty, inexpensive, classic southern Italian dishes. Markham and Bowman. 219-2244

MEXICAN CACTUS JACK’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT This restaurant offers everything you’d expect from a traditional Mexican restaurant, including ample portions. 11414 W. Markham St. 227-7556

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Little Rock Locations

your meal or go for an all-American platter at this chain spot with a large menu. Fajitas or baby back ribs, the choice is up to you. 10700 N. Rodney Parham Road. 224-0455

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cantina with flaming cheese dip, cilantro pesto, mole, lamb and more. 10 Shackleford Dr. 954-7100

EL PORTON Very good Mexican for the price and a wide-ranging menu of dinner plates. Tasty cheese dip and great service. 12111 W. Markham St. 223-8588 MEXICO CHIQUITO Hearty platters of boldly spiced, inexpensive food holds its own with the “authentic” joints. Takeout only. 11406 W. Markham St. 217-0647

MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL This West Little Rock restaurant could be described as a “build-your-own-burrito” place, with several tacos and nachos to choose from as well. Great for families. 12312 Chenal Pkwy. 223-3378 ON THE BORDER Solid Tex-Mex food, with guacamole made to order and a menu that offers some specialty chicken, shrimp and fish dishes. The salsa is excellent and they even sell it separately. 11721 Chenal Pkwy. 217-9275

SENOR TEQUILA Authentic dishes with great service and prices, and maybe the nest margarita in town. Two West Little Rock locations: 1101 S. Bowman Road. 954-7780; and 10300 N. Rodney Parham Road. 224-5505 SU CASA HOMECOOKING This west Little Rock restaurant offers real, 100 percent authentic Mexican home cooking. Shrimp cocktails, Nopal salad and more. 9501 Rodney Parham Road. 224-0544 VISITOR’S GUIDE TO GREATER LITTLE ROCK • 2013

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WEST LITTLE ROCK SHOPPING GUIDE

T

he West Little Rock area contains the most recent additions to the city—perfect for those visitors looking for great retail destinations. From chic clothing to stylish home furnishings, you will find it all in West Little Rock.

ALL THE RAGE Formal wear and special occasion attire for women. At The Market Place at 11121 N. Rodney Parham Road. 225-7666 BARBARA GRAVES INTIMATE FASHIONS A wonderfully large lingerie store with an excellent selection of bathing suits, cover-ups, jewelry and the finest women’s “unmentionables” in town. At Breckenridge Village at 10301 Rodney Parham Road. 227-5537

BEDFORD CAMERA & VIDEO Everything the shutterbug could ever desire. 11400 N. Rodney Parham Road. 224-2020

BEYOND COTTON A relaxed clothing store featuring FLAX linen and other wearable styles. At The Village at Pleasant Valley at 10700 N. Rodney Parham Road. 221-9195

CECIL’S FINE JEWELRY A fine store offering men’s and women’s distinctive jewelry. At Trellis Square at 10720 N. Rodney Parham Road. 225-5068 ETHAN ALLEN A trendy furniture store. 12301 Chenal Pkwy. 219-8400 FIFTH SEASON Fine crystal, silver, china and collectibles, find the perfect gift for someone or treat yourself. 10020 N. Rodney Parham Road. 225-0544

GREENHAW’S MEN’S WEAR Fine menswear store offering business apparel and weekend wear. At Breckenridge Village at 10301 N. Rodney Parham Road. 227-8703 HOLLYWOOD & SPORTS MEMORABILIA Autographed items such as baseballs, prints and more 10720 Rodney Parham Road. 219-0003

J. OLIVER’S FINE JEWELRY A fine jewelry store offering men’s and women’s jewelry. At Bowman Curve Shopping Center at 400 N. Bowman Road. 954-9400

The Promenade at Chenal

LIGHT INNOVATIONS Offering indoor and outdoor lighting options. 9101 W. Markham St. 223-9026

MARTINOUS ORIENTAL RUGS Fine

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antique and new Oriental rugs and other floor coverings. 1521 Macon Dr. 224-0313

OZARK ANGLER Specializing in clothing, equipment and other gear for fly fishing. 12305 Chenal Pkwy. 225-6504

MICHAEL LANARI’S KITCHEN & BATH CONCEPTS For the latest in kitchen and

PAINT AND CARPET DEPOT Paint, floor-

bath. 9805 W. Markham St. 225-5221

ing and more. 11600 Chenal Pkwy. 225-1871


t e f f Bu REJUVENATION CLINIC AND DAY SPA Combining time-honored traditions and techniques with the advantages of modern science and high-quality products. Rejuvenation offers some of the best skin and body treatments available. 11125 Arcade Dr. 228-4545

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ROCK CITY KICKS A one-of-a-kind sneaker boutique. 200 N. Bowman Curve. 660-7888 THE CROWN SHOP A Hallmark store with a wide card selection and wonderful gifts. At The Village at Pleasant Valley at 10700 N. Rodney Parham Road. 227-8442 WHOLE FOODS For the organically inclined, a food market with a deli, excellent vitamins and herbal supplement selection, books and more. At The Village at Pleasant Valley at 10700 N. Rodney Parham Road. 221-2331

The Promenade at Chenal, 17711 Chenal Parkway: AEROPOSTALE This hip establishment offers casual, edgy apparel and accessories for teens. 821-2067 ANTHROPOLOGIE Vibrant women’s clothing and home-furnishings 821-5228 APPLE STORE Purchase and learn all about Apple products. 821-5130 APRICOT LANE BOUTIQUE Latest fashions, stylish accessories and unique gifts. 821-0348 ANN TAYLOR LOFT The ultimate casual, fashionable and fun retail destination for women. 821-3328 CHARMING CHARLIE Awesome women’s fashion, jewelry, handbags and more. 821-7299 CHENAL 9 THEATRE The Chenal 9 Theatres with IMAX features the area’s only IMAX screen running full length feature films. In addition to the IMAX 3-D auditorium, the theater features a digital auditorium with all stadium and balcony seating. 821-2616 COLDWATER CREEK A leading specialty retailer of women’s apparel, gifts, jewelry and accessories. 821-4085 CRAZY 8 Fashionable outfits at a great value for girls and boys sizes 0 to 14. 821-0163 DESTINATION MATERNITY High fashion maternity clothes. 821-3974 DSW Name brand shoes at big discounts. 821-5368 FLIRT Great shopping atmosphere with all the latest fashions. 821-7770 FRANCESCA’S COLLECTIONS Fashionforward styles in women’s clothing, accessories,and gifts. 821-2404 J. CREW Quality men’s, women’s and children’s fashions, shoes and accessories. 821-2798

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Kenneth Edwards Fine Jewelers can customize the perfect piece for your collection. 821-4455 LOFT The ultimate casual, fashionable and fun retail destination for women. 821-3328 NIKE Find shoes, sportswear and athletic equipment. 821-5276 PAUL’S SHOES From their traditional SAS and other comfort lines to their 4 inch platform pumps, they’re bound to have something for nearly everyone’s closet. 821-3758 RK COLLECTIONS An exciting alternative for those who want fashion and sophistication. 821-5590

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS Reproduced antiques, relics and items from China to original designs and art. 821-3700

See it on the big screen at Chenal 9 IMAX JAMES EYECARE & OPTICS GALLERY Designer eyewear and expert eye care 687-0826 JUST DOGS! GOURMET Catering to your four-legged friends. 821-5774 JUSTICE Tweens can select their favorite fashions from tops, bottoms, outerwear, dresses,

SUNGLASS STATION PJs and even school uniforms. 821-5564 KAY JEWELERS Offering fine jewelry. 821-2323

KENNETH EDWARDS FINE JEWELERS Whether your taste is traditional or you desire something a little more progressive,

The latest in brand-name sunglasses. 821-1414 WARREN’S SHOES Ladies’ fashion shoes and handbags. 821-5970 WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET Boutique fashion in an honest, simple palette of black and white. 821-3210

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out Chinese food. 8523 Geyer Springs Road. APPLEBEE’S A vast menu of burgers, sand570-8999 wiches, salads, pastas and appetizers, served RICE HOUSE Chinese food served from a in a pleasant setting. #6 Mabelvale Plaza menu. We recommend the fried rice and loDrive. 565-3004 mein. 6205 Baseline Road. 565-3233 BREWSTER’S 2 CAFÉ Home of the famous Brewster’s Sweet Heat Sauce. Check out the BARBECUE yams, mac-and-cheese, greens, purple-hull BASELINE PIT STOP BBQ It could be described peas, cornbread, wings, catfish and all the as a full-service restaurant serving daily breakfast rest. 2725 South Arch St. 301-7728 specials, appetizers, plate lunches and dinners DIXIE CAFE Abundant vegetable choices which that include fish, barbecue, burgers and all are inexpensive, wholesome, satisfying and dependable, with meats and fresh rolls to match. A great place for the whole family. 10011 I-30. 568-6444 FRONTIER DINER Order at the counter for home-cooked plate lunches, burgers and delicious pies. 10424 I-30. 565-6414 IRONHORSE SALOON & GRILLE Bar and grill offering juicy hamburgers and cheeseburgers. 9125 Mann Road. 562-4464 LYNN’S CHICAGO FOODS Dine-in or carry-out, this restaurant offers gyros with Italian beef, Chicago-style hotdogs, Polish sausage and sides. 6501 Geyer Springs Road. 568-2646 ROBERT’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL If you’re looking for a burger, you won’t find it here. This Southwest Little Rock establishment specializes in fried chicken dinners, served with their own special trimmings. 7212 Geyer Springs Road. 568-2566 65TH STREET DINER An oasis in the Industrial Park-area. The diner serves home cookin’ with Authentic Mexican cuisine at La Regional a few contemporary twists. The menu changes weekly, with daily entrées the traditional sides. Add a little fun with a paired with two sides. Harried commuters also game of pool or dominoes, or try your hand enjoy “to go”breakfast offerings. 3201 W. 65th at shuffleboard. 5506 Baseline Road. 562-9635 St. 562-7800 CHATZ SMOKED MEATS While maybe a little WING SHACK Choose from wings, ranging out of the way, this take-out-only eatery offers from hot to honey mustard or barbecue and delicious ribs, chopped beef, pulled pork and more. Chicken and fish available. Dine-in or all the finger-lickin’ trimmings. 8801 Colonel carry out. 6323 Colonel Glenn Road. 562-0010 Glenn Road. 562-4949 HOG’S BREATH GRILL Lots of fun offerings ASIAN like alligator bites, hog tusks, Sooie Sticks and CUISINE OF CHINA Choose Chinese fare wings. Live music, karaoke and more. 9500 from the menu or buffet. 7316 Geyer Springs I-30. 565-4003 Road. 562-7129 SIMS BAR-B-QUE Good spare ribs, sandwiches, LUCKY PANDA BUFFET Dine-in or carry beef, half and whole chicken and an addictive

vinegar-mustard-brown sugar sauce unique for this part of the country. Two southwest Little Rock locations: 1307 John Barrow Road. 2242057; and 7601 Geyer Springs Road. 562-8844

ITALIAN D’CARLO PIZZERIA & RISTORANTE Solid Italian standards and a few daring originals in a pleasant atmosphere served by even more pleasant people. 12325 Stagecoach Road. 407-0400

MEXICAN EL CHICO Hearty, standard Tex-Mex served in huge portions. 8409 I-30. 562-3762 LA HERRADURA RESTAURANT Traditional Mexican fare. 8414 Geyer Springs Road. 565-6063 EL JAROCHO A family operated restaurant that specializes in seafood, but also serves an excellent traditional mole or tacos en salsa verde (tacos in green salsa). 7102 Colonel Glenn Road. 565-3535 LA REGIONAL A full-service grocery store and a restaurant offering a whirlwind trip through Latin America, with delicacies from across the Spanish-speaking world. 7414 Baseline Road. 501565-4440 LAS PALMAS Authentic Mexican chain with a massive menu of choices. 10402 Stagecoach Road. 455-8500 MERCADO SAN JOSE BAKERY & GROCERY This combo restaurant-bakerymeat market serves authentic Mexican fare. The fresh baked breads—sweet breads and handmade tortillas—are yummy and definitely worth the drive. 7411 Geyer Springs Road. 565-4246 PANADERIA Y TAQUERIA LAS AMERICAS Authentic Mexican food includes mouthwatering homemade tamales. 8622 Chicot Road. 565-0266 TAQUERIA KARINA CAFE A real Mexican neighborhood cantina serving freshly-baked pan dulce, first-rate guacamole, Mexican-bottled Cokes, and inexpensive tacos, burritos and quesadillas. Good selection of Mexican-style seafood. 5309 W. 65th St. 562-3951 VISITOR’S GUIDE TO GREATER LITTLE ROCK • 2013

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK Known throughout Arkansas as the sports and entertainment

capital, North Little Rock offers a number of professional sports venues. There’s golf, soccer, tennis and more at Burns Park, the area’s largest urban park. And there’s never a dull moment at Verizon Arena with a lineup that runs from professional sports to the latest music headliners. For those who prefer bargain hunting, the shopping is second to none. In other words, North Little Rock packs a lot into its borders. And while it continues to grow, this big Arkansas town has maintained its small town ambiance. The historic Old Mill—famous for its role in “Gone with the Wind” is a must-see. Get ready to be entertained.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK ATTRACTIONS ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD MUSEUM This Arkansas National Guard museum tells two stories: the history of the Arkansas National Guard from its inception in 1804 as the “Arkansaw Militia” to the present, as well as the history of Camp Pike (later

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renamed Robinson) since its founding in 1917. Exhibits feature the National Guard’s involvement in every American conflict from the war with Mexico to the Gulf War (except the Vietnam War) and the use of Camp Robinson as an Army training facility in various conflicts. The museum site, Lloyd England Hall, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located at Camp Robinson. Sixth and Missouri streets, building 6400.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: Free. 212-5215; www.arngmuseum.com

E. FAY JONES PAVILION Nearly forgotten but not abandoned, the William F. Laman Public Library recently renovated its 45-yearold pavilion designed by renowned architect E. Fay Jones. It is now the crowning jewel of Laman Plaza, which includes green grounds, walkways and a large foundation. 2801 Orange


St. Hours: Open during daylight hours. Cost: Free. 758-1720

THE OLD MILL One of North Little Rock’s most popular attractions, the Old Mill is a 1933 re-creation of a water-powered gristmill dating to 1828. Also known as Pugh Mill, it was featured in the opening of “Gone With the Wind” and is home to several sculptures of internationally known Mexico City artist Dionico Rodriguez. It’s also famous as a place to meet for lunch or hold an outdoor wedding, and its is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Admission is free. Lakeshore Drive and Fairway Avenues. Hours: Sunrise-Sunset. Cost: Free. 758-1424

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For decades, the quality of your drinking water has been second to none for health, safety, and customer satisfaction. With over 400 tests performed daily, homes and businesses in Central Arkansas already receive the most exceptional quality of water available, and we make it our priority to ensure that they always will.

CAMP ROBINSON GOLF COURSE 9 holes, good course for novice golfers at Camp Robinson. Building 7500 on Camp Robinson Road. 753-8877

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK DINING GUIDE

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hether looking for lunch or a place to land after a long day of shopping, North Little Rock offers a number of popular options. From seafood and grilled steaks to creative salads, soups and tempting desserts, the city offers a variety of choices.

AMERICAN Dogtown Coffee and Cookery Up-to-date sandwich, salad and fancy coffee kind of place, well worth a visit. 6725 John F. Kennedy Blvd.833-3850

COCK OF THE WALK Make evening

Tue-Fri 4-9:30pm Sat 11am-9:30pm Sun 11am-9pm

Grampa’s Catfish House

plans with the family to enjoy this friendly, down-home restaurant featuring some of the best catfish around. The cornbread tossed at the table from the skillet is a treat. Take the Maumelle exit off I-430 and go west 1.5 miles. 7103 Cock of the Walk Lane 758-7182.

CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE Home-cooking with plenty of variety

(501) 834-5400 100 Shadow Oaks • Sherwood

and big portions. Old-fashioned breakfast served all day long. 3101 Springhill Road. 945-9373

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DIXIE CAFÉ A Central Arkansas favorite—

down-home cooking that is wholesome and satisfying. Don’t miss the marinated black-eyed pea salad and the jalapeno cornbread. 2724 Lakewood Village Dr. 758-4777

GADWALL’S GRILL & PIZZA Once two separate restaurants, a fire forced the grill into the pizza joint. Now, under one roof, there’s mouth-watering burgers and specialty sandwiches, plus zesty pizzas with cracker-thin crust and plenty of toppings. 7311 N. Hills Blvd. 834-1840 GOLDEN CORRAL Big buffet with plenty of good choices. 5001 Warden Road. 771-4605

GRAMPA’S CATFISH HOUSE Since 1970, people have traveled across the state to eat the deep-fried catfish and chicken at Grampa’s Catfish House. Enjoy tasty appetizers and

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hearty meals. 100 Shadow Oaks, Sherwood (one mile north of McCain Mall). 407-0000

BARBECUE CORKY’S RIBS AND BBQ The pulled

HOOTERS Sandwiches, burgers, seafood and wings. 4110 Landers Road. 945-0444

pork is tender and juicy, while the sauce is sweet and tangy. Dine in or drive through. 2947 Lakewood Village Dr. 753-3737

JASON’S DELI A local favorite for those

WHOLE HOG CAFé The pulled pork shoulder

looking for healthy, often organic choices, including sandwiches, entrees and salads. 4209 E. McCain Blvd. 945-7700

is a classic, the back ribs are worthy of their many blue ribbons and there’s a six-pack of sauces for all tastes. A real find is the beef brisket, cooked the way Texans like it. 5107 Warden Road. 753-9227

MCALISTER’S DELI Hefty sandwiches made from quality meats and cheeses. Try a glass of their “Sweet Tea.” 4842 N. Hills Blvd. 812-6920

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE Well-grilled

EUROPEAN FOX & HOUND Sports, spirits, good bar food and fun. 2800 Lakewood Village Dr. 753-8300

meats and seafood. Don’t forget the “bloomin’ onion,” mate. 4401 Warden Road. 771-7799

ITALIAN AMERICAN PIE PIZZA Hand-made thin

PANERA BREAD Soul-warming breads

crust with variety of tasty toppings, and inexpensive. 4830 N. Hills Blvd. 753-0081

and soups, and freshly baked, hard-to-resist pastries. 2812 Lakewood Village Dr. 771-0168

STARLITE DINER This North Little Rock throwback to yesteryear offers seven variations on its griddle-fried burger. The Original comes with lettuce, tomato, white onion and ridged hamburger dills and choice of condiments and fries. 250 E. Military Road. 353-0465

LARRY’S PIZZA NORTH Get your pizza fix here, offering a variety of unusual toppings. Definitely worth a visit. 5933 JFK Blvd. 812-5353 OLD CHICAGO As the name implies, this joint serves up Chicago style pizzas done right, along with sandwiches and pasta and 110 different beers. 4305 Warden Road. 812-6262

TEXAS ROADHOUSE Grilled steak, seafood

SADDLE CREEK WOODFIRED GRILL

and more at a great price. Don’t be surprised when the wait staff breaks out into a boot-scoot boogie. 3601 Warden Road. 771-4230

Sassy pizzas, salads, prime rib and seafood— enough choices to please the entire family. 2703 Lakewood Village Dr. 812-0883

Go North! • World Champion BBQ • Great Atmosphere • Exceptional Service & Yes, We Cater! Your Neighborhood Whole Hog 501.753.9227 5107 Warden Road North Little Rock www.wholehogcafenlr.com

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CASA MEXICANA Familiar Tex-Mex style items shine, in ample portions, and the steakcentered dishes are uniformly excellent. 7111 JFK Blvd. 835-7876 LA REGIONAL 2 Full-service grocery store, bakery and restaurant catering to the Latino community. A far-reaching menu, from chimichangas and pupusas, regional aguas (horchata, tamarindo) and a large variety of Mexican sodas. 2630 Pike Ave. 246-4163 LAS PALMAS A North Little Rock Mexican favorite with a variety of tasty choices. 4154 E. McCain Blvd. 945-8010 MI BURRITO Plenty of good Mexican food at the right price. 11608 Maumelle Blvd. 753-6263 MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL Don’t miss Moe’s favorites: tacos, nachos, burritos and fajitas. 4834 N. Hills Blvd. 812-5577

Fried catfish and southern fixin’s at Cock of the Walk

SHOTGUN DAN’S PIZZA Hearty pizzas and sandwiches with a decent salad bar. 4020 E. Broadway St. 945-0606

U.S. PIZZA COMPANY A local favorite serving scrumptious pizzas, salads and sandwiches. Three locations in North Little Rock: 3324 Pike Ave. 758-5997; 4001 McCain Park Blvd. 753-2900; and 5524 JFK Blvd. 975-5524

MEXICAN BLUE COAST BURRITO Plenty of good,

SANTO COYOTE Offering plenty of fresh

fresh coastal Tex-Mex choices served in cafeteria style. 4613 E. McCain Blvd. 945-8033

Mexican-influenced favorites such as made-atthe-table guacamole, a variety of sopes (corn mesa “cups” spread with beans) and tacos. 2513 McCain Blvd. 753-9800

CACTUS JACK’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT Ample Tex-Mex that is easy

ASIAN NEW CHINA RESTAURANT Traditional

on the pocketbook. 4120 E. McCain Blvd. 945-5888

Chinese fare served up buffet style. 4617 JFK Blvd. 753-8988

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK SHOPPING GUIDE

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hile McCain Mall is a big draw, the area also offers a number of large box and department stores, as well as smaller stores selling books, furniture, clothing, jewelry and more. For a slower pace and personal service, head for Park Hill on JFK Boulevard. This area is filled with a number of small shops offering designer clothes, handmade jewelry, home furnishings and accessories.

Lakewood Village Shopping Park, 2851 Lakewood Village Dr.: BOOKS-A-MILLION A wide selection of books and magazines. 771-4880 ELLIS JEWELERS Specializing in fine jewelry, custom design and remounting. 753-7267 SHOE CARNIVAL A wide selection of shoes for all ages. 791-0605 STEIN MART Hip, fun clothing and home accessories. 812-0700

McCain Mall, 3929 McCain Blvd: CHARLOTTE RUSSE This is the right store for the young woman who wants fashion at a great price. 812-5746

DILLARD’S Offering the finest in clothing, gifts and accessories. 771-4100 GORDON’S JEWELERS Offering quality jewelry. 758-5442 HOUNDSTOOTH CLOTHING Original Houndstooth clothing, as well as “must-haves” from their Razorback collection. 753-5659 JC PENNEY One of America’s largest department stores with a wide range of clothing, home décor and so much more. 758-4880 KIRKLAND’S Offering a unique combination of stylish home furnishings and value. 753-5504 RUE 21 A leading specialty retailer offering the latest fashion for girls and guys. 812-0970 THE BUCKLE From footwear to outerwear and accessories, this shop has you covered. 758-7377

On John F. Kennedy Boulevard in the Park Hill neighborhood: BRIDAL COTTAGE A special emphasis on grace, elegance and style. 3305 JFK Blvd. 753-4138 JODIE MARIE’S BRIDAL Offering a wide selection of bridal, bridesmaid and special occasion dresses. 3517 JFK Blvd. 771-9999 PARK HILL HOME A breathtaking collection of home décor. 3131 JFK Blvd. 771-4090

PEYTON PLACE SALON Treat yourself to a new do or check out their handbags and other accessories. 4515 JFK Blvd. 992-1000 WICKS & WAX GIFTS Much more than candles. 3513 JFK Blvd. 771-1568

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gallerylisting red door GaLLery

GreG tHoMpSon FIne art 429 Main Street north Little rock, ar 501-664-2787 www.GregthompsonFineart.com

3715 JFK Blvd. north Little rock, ar 72116 501-753-5227 reddoorgalleryonline.com Mon-Fri 10:00am to 5:30pm Sat 10:00am to 4:00pm

Greg Thompson Fine Art is located in an historic 19th century building in the Argenta Art District of downtown North Little Rock, Arkansas. The gallery provides 3,000 square feet of both public and private viewing space with a focus on Southern Regionalism.

Residential & Commercial Custom Framers for 30 Years. Local & International Original Art for the serious art lover!!

KetZ GaLLery 705 Main Street Historic argenta north Little rock 501-529-6330 ketzgallery.com

From funky to fine art, KETZ GALLERY features mixed media, acrylic and oil paintings, glass, woodworks, sculptures and much more from over 25 local artists. One-of-a-kind finds sure to collect a little nostalgia.

Tod Crites “Miss Helen Sings” 16” x 40” Acrylic On Canvas

Painting by John Kushmaul

Tues.-Fri. 11:30am-5pm Sat. 11am-3pm

Sandy HuBLer FIne art

2313 cantrell, Little rock, ar 501.372.7373 • www.sandyhublerfineart.com Monday-Friday 7:30am-4pm

“Cedars in the Snow” framed size 68” x 68”

Local artist, Sandy Hubler, your answer to your next large oil painting for your home or office. Sandy’s art can be found at “The Showroom” located at 2313 Cantrell Road (by Cajun’s Wharf). You will find a selection of over 100 paintings on hand at all times. Sandy paints in oil on canvas in a Expressionism style of loosely done Arkansas landscapes, animals, the female nude and a few abstract. All paintings framed to your choice and local delivery is available.

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2313 cantrell, Little rock, ar 501.372.7373 • www.sandyhublerfineart.com M-F 7:30am - 4pm Jeff Faust

BoSweLL Mourot FIne art Little Rock • Miami 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd Little rock, ar 72207 tel. 501.664.0030 www.boswellmourot.com

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Gino Hollander, “Face” 44“x 44“

Arkansas’ largest art gallery and frame company located by Cajuns Wharf. The Showroom represents several local artists along with custom framing and a huge selection of mirrors. We specialize in large art works on canvas. Artist represented are Bill Belew, Cathy Burge, Char Demoro, Wayne Fowler, Jan Gartrell, Steve Griffith, Sandy Hubler, Vivian Noe, Tom Tull, Catron Williams and International artist Gino Hollander. Mention this ad and receive 20% off Custom Framing


LocaL coLour GaLLery

Monday-Saturday 11:00am-5:00pm 5811 Kavanaugh Blvd. In the Heights 501-265-0422 www.localcolourgallery.com It's our 10 year anniversary of offering affordable, original art by 27 of Arkansas’ most talented artists. Paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel and mixed media, pottery and one of a kind jewelry. Commissions and portraits available. Arkansas’ most successful co-op gallery. Voted “Best Gallery.”

cantreLL GaLLery 8206 cantrell road Little rock, ar 72227 501-224-1335 www.cantrellgallery.com

Cantrell Gallery – Longest running gallery in Central Arkansas, featuring art & gift items by over 30 local/regional artists, plus art by nationally & internationally known artists.

M2 GaLLery

11525 cantrell road , west Little rock 501-225-M2Lr m2@m2lr.com • www.m2lr.com tuesday-Friday 10am – 6pm; Saturday 10am – 5pm With a metropolitan feel, M2 Gallery is Little Rock’s best source for amazing original artwork. M2 Gallery represents approximately 25 local, national and international artists, including the exclusive international representation of works by the late Tim West. The gallery is a full-service gallery offering framing, packaging, shipping and installation.

GaLLery 26

2601 Kavanaugh Suite #1 501-664-8996 www.gallery26.com Custom and do-it-yourself framing. Paintings, glass, pottery and jewlery by local and regional artists. Open Tuesday - Saturday. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

cLaytIMe pottery

417 Main St. argenta, north Little rock, ar 72114 lp@aristotle.net, www.claytimepottery.com Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 11-5 and by appointment 501 374-3515 Claytime is a pottery studio and gallery. Located in the Argenta Historic District of downtown North Little Rock, AR., the gallery offers original claywork by the finest artists in the region. We are also a working studio offering classes for children, and advanced or beginning adults. For the more experienced potters, we have open or private studio rental.

GaLLery 221 and art StudIoS 221

221 west 2nd St, Ste 102 Little rock, ar 72201 (501) 801-0211 www.GalleryandartStudios221.com Monday - Friday 10am-4pm, or By appointment Serving established and aspiring collectors, Gallery 221 and Arts Studios 221 is Little Rock’s most innovative fine art venue. The gallery combines carefully selected art from private collections of over 1,500 artworks with original paintings, sculpture, photography and jewelry by our Art Studios 221 resident artists. Meet and mingle with working artists in their studios on the second floor of the Pyramid Building after a visit to the gallery to see how their work is created or commission a special piece of art.


Good Eats

Leading the way towards a new way to start the day. Voted best breakfast in Arkansas for 2 years. Modern dishes. Classics with a twist. Chicken and waffles, beignets, French toast kabobs, fresh fruit sodas, and fresh squeezed OJ. Eggs benedict with old-school hollandase.

B-Side

11121 N. Rodney Parham, Ste. 35B Little Rock 501.258.2504 • lillysdimsum.com

Café Bossa Nova introduces the taste of authentic Brazilian dining to Little Rock. From the moment you enter, the delicious aromas and soft, pleasing sounds of background Bossa Nova music will awaken your senses to the unique and enjoyable casual dining experience ahead of you.

2701 Kavanaugh Blvd. • 501-614-NOVA (6682) cafebossanova.com

Curry in a Hurry offers you the chance to discover a rich culinary heritage that has developed through the centuries in India. Stop by and try their overflowing lunch and dinner buffets that serve up food from all over India. Family owned and operated

Mention this ad for 10% Off Dinner – alcohol not included. Not valid with any 11121 N Rodney Parham Rd #36B other offers. 501-224-4567 • www.curryinahurryar.com

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MAKE YOUR STAY IN LITTLE ROCK MORE ENJOYABLE BY DINING AT SOME OF OUR FINEST RESTAURANTS. HERE’S SOME OF OUR FAVORITES. Benihana is famous for it’s atmosphere, service, food quality, outstanding chefs and overall dining experience. Located just three blocks from Verizon Arena and next door to Dickey Stephen’s Ballpark. Benihana has established itself as Arkansas’ premiere Japanese Steakhouse

Open for Lunch Dinner

Mon - Fri 11-2 Sunday 12-2:30 Monday - Thursday 5p-9:30p Friday - Saturday 5p-10p Sunday 4:30p-8:30p

Located in the Wyndham Hotel #2 Riverfront Place North Little Rock 501-374-8081

Catfish restaurants come and go, but Arkansans know quality when it comes to catfish and Cock of the Walk Restaurant in Maumelle is one of Central Arkansas’s favorites. Set back in a stand of piney woods by a manmade pond, beautiful water features and roaming peacocks, the Cock of the Walk features the country look with a flair. From the moment you step into the entrance with its glossy wood floors, you can smell the homemade cornbread prepared from scratch. Mon-Thur 5-9pm • Fri 5-10pm • Sat 11:30am-10pm • Sun 11:30am-9pm 7103 Cock of the Walk Lane • Overlooking Pinnacle Pond Maumelle exit off I-430, 1.5 miles west 501.758.7182 • North Little Rock

Doe’s Eat Place is the go-to for great steaks, buxom burgers and signature homemade tamales and chili. It’s the atmosphere and history of Doe’s that lures visitors from all over the country and locals who fill the nostalgic checkered tables to eat, drink and make a memory or two. 1023 W. Markham St • Little Rock • 501-376-1195 • doeseatplace.com


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Good Eats Campy, funky and interactive, Dizzy’s is a refreshingly engaging blend of unique, from scratch international and southern comfort foods, craft beer, world wines, art and music. facebook.com/DizzysGypsyBistro dizzysgypsybistro.net 200 S. River Market Ave, Suite 150 Little Rock 501-375-3500

New Orleans At Its Best! Award winning for over 30 years for authentic New Orleans cuisine. Steaks, seafood and Creole specialties in a casual, fun atmosphere. Rebsamen Park 1619 Rebsamen Park Rd. 501-663-9734 www.thefadedrose.com

When you walk into The Flying Fish restaurant you are struck by the laid-back, rustic atmosphere, much like you’d find at a lakefront fish restaurant. Casual, family dining is the order of the day. The menu reflects a decidedly health-conscious approach: fresh grilled seafood, chicken and vegetables. Cornmeal is substituted for traditional batter for frying and only trans-fat-free peanut oil is used. Catfish and shrimp are the house specialties at The Flying Fish. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. 511 President Clinton Ave. 501-375-FISH (3474) River Market District flyingfishinthe.net

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Comfortfor Inn Looking a& great Irish Suites Lobby pub in Little Rock? Step Café/Bar, features into Dugan’s Pub. With soups, salads, homemade favorites pizza, hoagies, like Corned wings and Beef more.& Closest Hotel to & Cabbage, Bangers the Little Rock& Chips Mash and Fish National Airport. you can’t go wrong. Not Open Mondayyour typical food, Saturday 4 pub –10pm. we also great See ourhave display ad sandwiches, on page 70.burgers & salads. There are plenty of TV’s to catch the game of your choice 401 E. Third • Little Rock East Roosevelt &4301 live music on the • Little Rock Located at the corner of 3rd & Rock Streets From I-30,with takeno I-440 East toinExit weekends cover. the#3 River Market District Fromis I-40, take I-440 West to Exit #3 There a covered patio (501) 244-0542 • www.duganspublr.com (501) 376-2466 for outdoor dining as “May you always have a clean shirt, a choicehotels.com/hotel/ar099 well as a private room clear conscience, and enough coins in your AIRPORT for your next function. pocket to buy a pint.”

One of the Heights most reliable and satisfying restaurants, Fantastic China is a local’s favorite and offers more than the average Asian Food Restaurant. The chefs always use the freshest ingredients and prepare the food made to order, meaning your food is piping hot, steaming and guaranteed delicious. food is piping hot, steaming and guaranteed delicious. 1900 N. Grant • In the Heights 501-663.8999

A true American pub, Flying Saucer Draught Emporium features more than 200 domestic and international beers with 80 on tap and 134 different varieties of bottled beer and allows the Saucer to boast the largest selection of quality beer in Little Rock. The casual atmosphere suits a game of Cricket at the dartboards, cards, dominoes, chess or checkers on the tables. Staples at the Saucer include traditional bratwurst, authentic German kraut and potato salad. Other menu selections are beer cheese soup and sausage and cheese samplers. Monday night is “Pint Nite” with specials on most all tap beers on the wall. Wednesday night is “Brewery Night” when, with the purchase of a specially priced brew, the logo pint glass is yours to keep. Thursday night is local brewery night with live music featured in the beer garden. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Fri. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sat. 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-12 a.m 323 President Clinton Ave 501-372-7468 River Market District www.beerknurd.com VISITOR’S GUIDE TO GREATER LITTLE ROCK • 2013

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Good Eats Grampa’s Catfish House is a local family owned and operated restaurant that specializes in serving catfish and seafood along with great southern favorites. Prices are moderate to low. Adult Catfish meals begin as low as $6.99. Children’s Menu prices are $2.99-$5.99. Reservations available for groups of six or larger. Private Dining Rooms are available for a $20 room nonrefundable deposit. Tue-Fri 4:00-9:30pm, Sat 11am-9:30pm, Sun 11am-9:00pm.

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Looking for a REAL old fashioned diner? Specializing in hot off the grill hamburgers and cheeseburgers. Also offering chef salads, hot dogs, gourmet sandwiches, homemade tuna and chicken salad,

Grampa’s Catfish House 100 Shadow Oaks Sherwood (501) 834-5400

www.mygrampas.com

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onion rings and the BEST shakes in town. Plus a wide selection of bottled beverages. For a treat, Hop on In.

The Hop Diner

Just 2 blocks west of the River Market • 201 E. Markham • 501-244-0975 Serving Breakfast and Lunch Monday - Saturday • Closed Sundays

Layla’s delivers fresh, delicious Mediterranean fare with a down to earth atmosphere. In the back is the grocery that offers canned, jarred and dry goods, along with fine meats for purchase. All meats are butchered according to Islamic dietary law. Award winning gyros, hummus, kabobs and more create for a most devoted following! Catering orders always welcome. Little Rock Locations 8201 Ranch Blvd. • 868.8226 9501 N. Rodney Parham • 227.7272 Conway 713 Oak St. • 205.8224 www.laylasgyro.com

Picked as “One of America’s Best Neighborhood Restaurants” by Bon Appetit and featured on Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels. This is where the locals hang out! A fun, casual American bistro with a little bit of everything on the moderately priced menu. Great bar and dynamite plate lunches! 3519 Old Cantrell Rd. • Riverdale 501-663-4666 • www.localuna.com

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A contemporary Asian concept serving the freshest flavors in Arkansas for 10 years! Hand rolled spring rolls, 21 sauces made fresh everyday. We use locally grown produce and organic ingredients. Gluten free and vegetarian menus. Award winning wine and beer list. Tue-Sat 11-9, Sun 11:30-9, All you can eat Dim Sum Sat 12-4 11121 N. Rodney Parham, Ste. 35B Little Rock 501.258.2504 • lillysdimsum.com

Healthy, delicious, fresh, self serve frozen yogurt. Twelve amazing flavors and over 50 of your favorite toppings and syrups. Crafted in a local, gourmet boutique dairy farm, our yogurt is made from fresh milk, fresh fruit puree’s and high counts of beneficial live yogurt cultures including probiotic. We specially blend our secret flavor recipes to ensure a smooth and creamy taste in every spoonful.

6015 Chenonceau Blvd. • West Little Rock • 501-868-8194 facebook.com/loganberryfrozenyogurt


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Maduro Cigar Bar & lounge provides a rich, fun, and relaxing atmosphere for adults who enjoy great drinks, fine cigars, and all around good times with family and friends. 109 Main Street—Between 2nd St. and Markham Little Rock • 501.374.3710 • madurolounge.com

The Oyster Bar, open for business since 1975, is located in Little Rock’s Historic Stifft Station/ Hillcrest neighborhood. The Oyster Bar serves shrimp, oysters, Cajun soups, po’boys, catfish, chef salads and non-seafood items in our family friendly restaurant. Park in back, put a quarter in the jukebox, order a mug of the coldest beer in town and find out why locals have been dining at The Oyster Bar for over 35 years. Private party room available. 3003 West Markham Street Little Rock • 501-666-7100 www.lroysterbar.com

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Owners Ron Logan and Susan Biemans bring to you The Best New York Style Pizza in Little Rock! Freshly made dough prepared daily and thrown to order. In addition to the best pizza, we also offer appetizers, pastas, fresh salads, specialty hot hero sandwiches and a full line of mouthwatering desserts including New York Cheesecake, Zeppolies and Cannoli. 6015 Chenonceau Blvd. West Little Rock 501-868-3911 www.nypdpizzeria.com Real Southern breakfast made with REAL Southern food. Fresh bacon, eggs and pancakes — all made from scratch. Arkansas owned and operated with locally made jams and products available. Voted best breakfast by readers of the Arkansas Times for 31 years!

Ozark Country Restaurant Lunch available every day! 6:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat-Sun 201 Keightly Drive • Little Rock • 501.663.7319

Fresh, flavorful, all-you-can-eat sushi lunch & dinner. Seafood buffet, fresh fruit buffet and dessert buffet. With fresh and authentic Chinese dishes, nice décor, great dessert choices and excellent sushi. Panda Garden raises the bar. 11-9:30 MonThurs, Fri & Sat 11-10.

Wild & Wonderful – A Modern Southern Bistro. The critics rave about Chef Mark Abernathy’s eclectic wonderland of creative, vibrant dishes. This neighborhood favorite boasts two patios, happening bar scene and a bargain priced wine list. Grilled meats, fresh seafood, local & international dishes with “dazzling specials” featuring local products.

2604 S. Shackleford Road, Suite G 501-224-8100

3700 Cantrell • 666-8482 reddoorrestaurant.net

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Good Eats The Riverfront Steakhouse features USDA Prime steaks and seafood including whole lobster tail. Most customers agree our steaks are the best they’ve ever tasted. The atmosphere is elegant and relaxed and the service is second to none. Open for Dinner Monday - Thursday 5p-9:30p Friday and Saturday evenings 5p-10p Online reservations at www.opentable.com Located in the Wyndham Hotel #2 Riverfront Place North Little Rock 501-375-7825

Taste the cuisine of India! Owner and chef Sami Lal has 30 years of experience and has been serving his unique style of authentic North Indian cuisine since 1993 and welcomes you to a wonderful dining experience. Open seven days a week. Delivery Available.

301 N. Shackleford Road West Little Rock 501-227-9900 www.lrstarofindia.com

With over 30 years of service, The Terrace continues its passion in making each guest’s meal a celebration. Delicious, carefully prepared dishes from the freshest of Mediterranean ingredients are a journey for the senses. With friendly, detailed table service and uncompromising quality, The Terrace is the perfect dining experience. Lunch Mon-Fri11am-2pm • Dinner Mon-Sat 5-9:30pm 2200 N. Rodney Parham • Little Rock • 501-217-9393 www.theterracelittlerock.com

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MAKE YOUR STAY IN LITTLE ROCK MORE ENJOYABLE BY DINING AT SOME OF OUR FINEST RESTAURANTS. HERE’S SOME OF OUR FAVORITES.

Rosalia’s Family Bakery is a great place to relax, drink great coffee, imported and herbal teas, Italian Sodas, fresh baked breads, pastries, desserts, cookies, or Brazilian and European confections. Brazilian imported soft drinks, cheeses, and seasonal candies are unique offerings not found anywhere else in Little Rock.

2701 Kavanaugh Blvd. 501-319-7035 rosaliascoffee@gmail.com

Located in hip downtown Little Rock’s River Market District, Sonny Williams’ Steak Room serves only the finest steaks and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. Renowned Chef Clay Sipes creates nothing but the finest and their classy piano bar enriches your fine dining experience. See you at Sonny’s! 500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 100 River Market District 501-324-2999 www.sonnywilliamssteakroom.com

Where else in town can you find a great French bistro nestled next to an old world grocery where all the finest, freshest ingredients are used in its menu? And where else can you have a great dinner while we get your groceries bagged and ready to take home with you?

TERRY'S FINER FOODS THE RESTAURANT & GROCERY

Lunch Monday-Saturday 11-2 Dinner Tuesday-Saturday 5:30-9:30 5018 Kavanaugh Blvd. • Little Rock • 663-4154


Good Eats Voted 2012’s Best Buffet by readers of the Arkansas Times. Tokyo House is guaranteed to please with over 50 different kinds of sushi, sashimi, and Japanese salads. Two buffets to choose from include a cold, sushi-heavy buffet and another hot, Japanese grilled and tempura-heavy buffet. Incredible service and delicious delicacies certainly earn them Best Buffet.

Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner 11 Shackleford Drive • Little Rock • 501.219.4286 • tokyohouselr.com

We pride ourselves in offering our guests the very best pizza, salads and sandwiches, and we value your patronage. Our old-fashioned stone hearth ovens are one of the reasons our pizzas are worth the wait. From our Salad Supreme to our spicy Trey’s Chloroplast Blast pizza, you won’t find our award winning original creations anywhere else. Little Rock: Heights, Hillcrest, Fair Park, Rodney Parham North Little Rock: Pike, McCain, JFK Maumelle • Sherwood Conway • Bryant • Fayetteville www.uspizzaco.net

2001-2012 Listed in Fodor’s travel guide and featured on The Food Network’s “Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels,” Whole Hog Café is a must for anyone visiting the Little Rock area. Consistently winning numerous Reader’s Choice Awards, Whole Hog is a local favorite not to be missed! Open until 8pm Monday thru Saturday. 2516 Cantrell Rd. • 501-664-5025 • www.wholehogcafe.com

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Tropical Smoothie Café boasts bold, flavorful food and smoothies with a healthy appeal. Fine meats and cheeses and fruit so fresh it could still be on the tree…combine that with a fun atmosphere and you see why people return again and again! Little Rock • North Little Rock • Maumelle • Conway • Jacksonville order.TropicalSmoothie.com @tscarkansas

Union Bistro is a nighttime favorite around Little Rock! Nightly drink and dinner specials with eclectic cuisine and a full bar and wine list will surely make it your favorite too. Live local music every Thursday and Friday nights and Saturday nights are DJ nights. The newly expanded patio is also a plus for those who might need a little fresh air after a hard days work. 3521 Old Cantrell Rd. Little Rock 501.353.0360 www.unionbistrolittlerock.com Dinner Tues-Sat 5pm-12am Brunch Sun 10am-2pm

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We start with the freshest, premium cuts of meat, hand rub and trim each piece, cure it till it’s just right, then slow-smoke it over pecan wood until it’s perfect. We treat each piece like we’re going for another World Championship. Come in and ask for a Pit tour and see for yourself how the World’s Best Barbecue is made. Mon-Thurs 11am-8pm Fri–Sat 11am-9pm 5107 Warden Road North Little Rock 501-753-9227 www.wholehogcafenlr.com VISITOR’S GUIDE TO GREATER LITTLE ROCK • 2013

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ADDRESS

PHONE

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Capital Hotel

111 West Markham Street

(501) 374-7474

capitalhotel.com

Comfort Inn & Suites

4301 East Roosevelt Road

(501) 376-2466

comfortinn.com

Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown

707 Interstate 30

(501) 687-7700

comfortinn.com

Courtyard By Marriott

521 President Clinton Avenue

(501) 975-9800

marriott.com

Days Inn & Suites Airport

3200 Bankhead Dr

(501) 372-1796

daysinn.com

Doubletree Hotel - Little Rock

424 West Markham

(501) 372-4371

doubletreelr.com

Empress Of Little Rock, The

2120 Louisiana Street

(501) 374-7966

theempress.com

Hampton Inn & Suites Little Rock

320 River Market Ave.

(501) 244-0600

hamptoninn.hilton.com

Holiday Inn Airport East

3201 Bankhead Drive

(501) 490-1000

holidayinn.com

Holiday Inn Express

3121 Bankhead Drive

(501) 490-4000

hiexpress.com

Holiday Inn/L.R. Pres. Conf. Center

600 Interstate 30

(501) 375-2100

holidayinn.com

La Quinta Downtown Little Rock Conference Center

617 South Broadway

(501) 374-9000

laquinta.com

Legacy Hotel - Suites

625 West Capitol Avenue

(501) 374-0100

legacyhotel.com

Peabody Little Rock

3 Statehouse Plaza

(501) 906-4000

peabodylittlerock.com

Rivermarket Lofts

423 East 3Rd Street

(501) 375-9990

rivermarketloft.com

Robinwood Bed & Breakfast

2021 South Arch Street

(501) 372-0999

robinwoodbnb.com

Rosemont Bed & Breakfast

515 West 15Th Street

(501) 374-7456

rosemontoflittlerock.com

Travelodge

7615 Fluid Drive

(501) 490-2200

travelodge.com

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ADDRESS

PHONE

WEBSITE

Baptist Health Plaza Hotel

1120 Medical Center Drive

(501) 202-9606

baptist-health.com guesthouse-inn.net

Guesthouse Inn

301 South University Avenue

(501) 664-6800

La Quinta Inns #571

901 Fair Park Blvd

(501) 664-7000

laquinta.com

Little Rock Hilton Hotel

925 South University Avenue

(501) 664-5020

hilton.com

Markham House Suites

5120 West Markham Street

(501) 666-0161

markhamhousesuites.com

Springhill Suites Little Rock

306 Markham Center Drive

(501) 978-6000

marriott.com

Towneplace Suites

12 Crossings Court

(501) 225-6700

towneplacelittlerock.com

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ADDRESS

PHONE

WEBSITE

Best Western Governors Suites

1501 Merrill Drive

(501) 224-8051

bestwestern.com

Candlewood Suites

10520 West Markham

(501) 975-3800

candlewoodsuites.com

Chenal Suites

10920 Financial Centre Parkway

(501) 225-1075

www.chenalsuites.com

Comfort Inn West

300 Markham Center Drive

(501) 227-0120

comfortsuites.com

Courtyard By Marriott

10900 Financial Centre Parkway

(501) 227-6000

marriott.com

Crowne Plaza

201 South Shackleford Road

(501) 223-3000

crowneplazalittlerock.com

Embassy Suites Little Rock

11301 Financial Centre Parkway

(501) 312-9000

embassysuiteslittlerock.com

Extended Stay America #145

600 Hardin Road

(501) 954-9199

extendedstayamerica.com

Hampton Inn

1301 South Shackleford

(501) 537-3000

hampton-inn.com

La Quinta Inns #806

200 Shackleford Road

(501) 224-0900

laquinta.com

La Quinta Inns #4022

1010 Breckenridge

(501) 225-7007

laquinta.com

Little Rock Wingate By Wyndham

1212 South Shackleford Road

(501) 227-6800

www.wingatehotels.com

Marriott Execustay - Suite Options

3200 South Shackleford, Suite 6

(501) 221-7356

execustay.com

Motel 6

10524 W Markham Street

(501) 225-7366

motel6.com

Ramada Limited & Suites

8 Shackleford Drive

(501) 221-7666

ramada.com

Residence Inn Little Rock

1401 South Shackleford Road

(501) 312-0200

Studioplus Little Rock-West

10800 Kanis Road

(501) 227-8689

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A Rodeway Inn & Suites

2401 West 65Th Street

(501) 570-7915

rwinnlittlerockhotel.com

Acme Motel

3301 West Roosevelt

(501) 663-6361

America’s Best Inn & Suites

9101 Mabelvale Pike

(501) 486-9121

americasbestvalueinn.com

America’s Best Value Inn & Suites

6401 South University Avenue

(501) 565-4488

americasbestvalueinn.com

Atria Inn & Extended Stay

6100 S University Avenue

(501) 414-0168

Best Value Inn & Suites

7900 Scott Hamilton Drive

(501) 562-2694

Best Western Inn & Suites

8219 Interstate 30

(501) 562-4448

www.bestwesternarkansas.com budgetinn.com

Budget Inn

5620 South University Avenue

(501) 565-1568

Cimarron Inn

10200 Interstate 30

(501) 565-1171

Comfort Inn - Little Rock

8115 Frenchmans Lane

(501) 562-9383

comfortinn.com

Days Inn

2600 W 65Th Street

(501) 562-1122

daysinn.com

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

4900 Talley Road

(501) 224-2600

hiexpress.com

Knights Inn

9709 Interstate 30

(501) 568-6800

La Quinta Inns #916

11701 Interstate 30

(501) 455-2300

laquinta.com

Motel 6 #1265

7501 Interstate 30

(501) 568-8888

motel6.com

Quality Inn & Suites

6100 Mitchell Drive

(501) 562-6667

qualityinn.com

Rest Inn

8217 Interstate 30

(501) 537-4646

Ritz Motel

5301 Asher Avenue

(501) 565-7501

Super 7 Inn

9525 Interstate 30

(501) 568-9999

Value Place

21 Remington Drive

(501) 225-3400

Z Motel

12824 Interstate 30

(501) 455-5616

HOTEL NAME

ADDRESS

PHONE

WEBSITE

Americas Best Value Inn

3100 N. Main St.

(501) 758-8110

americasbestvalueinn.com

Budgetel Inn & Suites

111 W. Pershing Blvd.

(501) 758-1440

Comfort Inn

5710 Pritchard Dr.

(501) 955-9453

comfortinn.com

Comfort Inn North

3915 Mccain Park Dr.

(501) 801-1901

comfortinn.com

Days Inn

7200 Bicentennial Rd.

(501) 851-3297

daysinn.com

Days Inn

5800 Pritchard Dr.

(501) 945-4100

daysinn.com

Fairfield Inn By Mariott

4120 Health Care Dr.

(501) 945-9777

marriott.com

Galloway Inn

3124 Highway 391

(501) 955-0700

Hampton Inn Mccain Mall

4801 W. Commercial Dr.

(501) 753-8660

hampton-inn.com

Holiday Inn Express And Suites

4306 Mccain Blvd.

(501) 945-4800

holiday-inn.com

Holiday Inn North

120 W. Pershing Blvd.

(501) 758-1851

holiday-inn.com

La Quinta

4100 E. Mccain Blvd.

(501) 758-8888

laquinta.com

La Quinta

4311 Warren Rd.

(501) 945-0808

laquinta.com

Marriott North Residence Inn

4110 Health Care Dr.

(501) 945-7777

marriott.com

Motel 6

400 W. 29Th St.

(501) 758-5100

motel6.com

Quality Inn

500 W. 29Th St.

(501) 771-2090

qualityinn.com

Red Roof Inn

5711 Pritchard Dr.

(501) 945-0080

redroof.com

Simply Home Inn & Suites

110 E. Pershing Blvd.

(501) 758-2002

Super 8

1 Grey Rd.

(501) 945-0141

super8.com

Super 8

3925 Mccain Park Dr.

(501) 791-3200

super8.com

HOTEL NAME

ADDRESS

PHONE

WEBSITE

Baker House Bed And Breakfast

109 W. Fifth St.

(501) 372-9930

bakerhousenlr.com

Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock

2 Riverfront Place

(501) 371-9000

wyndham.com

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PIZZA SAndwICheS SAlAdS LittLe Rock 5524 Kavanaugh • 664-7071 2710 Kavanaugh • 663-2198 9300 N. Rodney Parham • 224-6300 3307 Fair Park Blvd. • 565-6580

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NoRth LittLe Rock 3324 Pike • 758-5997 4001 McCain Park • 753-2900 5524 JFK • 975-5524

MauMeLLe 650 Edgewood Dr. • 851-0880

coNway 710 Front Street • 501-450-9700 FayetteviLLe 202 W. Dickson • 479-582-4808 SheRwooD 8403 Hwy 107 • 992-1512

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