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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.

2011-2012 Temporary Exhibits “Elvis at 21, Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer” June 4 - Aug. 21, 2011 Elvis at 21, Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer is a photographic journey of a walk to fame, created in verité fashion -- without a hint of irony -- by Al Wertheimer of one of most significant cultural icons of the twentieth century. Elvis at 21, Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer, an exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Govinda Gallery, and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, is sponsored nationally by HISTORY™.

Elvis June 4 – September 11, 2011 “Elvis” is an original separate exhibition that was inspired by President Clinton’s own fascination with the birth of rock ‘n’ roll and the man behind the music revolution. In partnership with Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, items will include memorabilia from some of Elvis’ most popular movies, such as Elvis’ red MG in Blue Hawaii.

Nathan Sawaya’s The Art of the Brick® Oct. 1, 2011 – Feb. 12, 2012 Dubbed the Picasso of LEGO® bricks, lawyer-turned-artist Nathan Sawaya creates artistic masterpieces from the beloved toy.

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The Museum Store offers a large array of unique souvenirs, gifts and collectible items. Located two blocks west, the store is a free one-minute shuttle ride to and from the Center.

The Center’s on-site, full-service restaurant offers diners delicious daily lunch specials and Sunday brunch favorites.

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

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Table of Contents Welcome...........................................8 Downtown........................................9 On Stage.........................................23 City Nights......................................24 Argenta...........................................26 Riverdale........................................32 Hillcrest...........................................36 City Parks.......................................40 Midtown.......................................... 44 Heights............................................50 Cantrell Road..................................56 Children’s Activities......................60 Movie Theaters.............................. 61 West Little Rock.............................62 Southwest......................................69 North Little Rock............................70 Accommodations........................... 78 Area Maps......................................80 Trolley Route..................................82 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 shelby D. brewer PUBLISHED BY

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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.

In addition to the natural beauty, warm southern hospitality and spectacular urban renewal, the local culture, as a whole, is as diverse as the landscape and offers a wide variety of fun. Little Rock’s accommodations are just as varied, ranging from modern and historic luxury, to affordable and comfortable name-brand properties.

Here, we love our food and boast of 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.

From the Clinton Presidential Library downtown in the River Market district to the award-winning zoo in mid-town, Big Dam Bridge in Riverdale and abundance of shopping in West Little Rock, you’re sure to find excitement here. Beauty, location, amenities, and affordability are coupled with warm southern hospitality. It’s no wonder Little Rock entices visitors from far and wide.

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Riverfront Park's “Touch the Sky” sculpture by Jane DeDecker. Photo by Shelby Brewer.

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see and do in our great destination, visit 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. With so much to see and do, we are confident you’ll have an incredible experience and amazing time in central Arkansas!

Gretchen Hall, CDME President & Chief Executive Officer Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau


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owntown is known for its hot nightspots, live music and Farmers’ Market, cultural venues and commerce. You’ll find the William J. Clinton Presidential Center, Heifer Village, Arkansas Arts Center, Historic Arkansas Museum and Old State House—just to name a few of the must-see attractions downtown. The River Market area offers a multitude of dining options and nightly entertainment venues. Most of the activities in the River Market are within walking distance from downtown hotels, so put on your walking shoes and go for a stroll.

Arkansas Arts Center

DOWNTOWN ATTRACTIONS ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER Whether hoping for a glimpse of the classics, cuttingedge or points in-between, art lovers will find plenty to appreciate at the Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s largest cultural institution with more than a dozen galleries to browse. 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 Cézanne, 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 Theatre

is a professional theater company presenting children’s classics September through May. 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. Hours: Tuesday–Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Closed Monday and major holidays. Cost: Most exhibits are free. 372-4000; www.arkarts.com ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER COMMUNITY GALLERY The Terry House (formerly known as the Pike-Fletcher-Terry Mansion) was built in 1840 for Albert Pike, noted poet, soldier and lawyer. Its history and the home

are as interesting as its exhibits. The gallery provides a place for children, artists, creative and community groups to display their work. Open only for scheduled art shows, so visit the Arkansas Arts Center Website for a current schedule. Seventh and Rock streets. Hours: Tuesday– Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Cost: Free. 372-4000; www.arkarts.com 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 VISITOR’S GUIDE TO GREATER LITTLE ROCK • 2012

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Little Rock, the state capital of Arkansas, is more than just the home of America’s 42nd president; it’s also known for its Civil Rights history, a thriving cultural community, incredible restaurants, fabulous shopping and breathtaking scenery!

WilliaM J. clinTon presidenTial cenTer & park

1200 President Clinton Ave. Mon-Sat: 9 am-5 pm, Sun: 1-5 pm Adults $7 • Seniors $5 Children $3; Under 5 Free (501) 374-4242

clinton museum store 610 President Clinton Ave. Mon-Sat: 10 am-5:30 pm • Sun: 2-5:30 pm (501) 748-0400

doWnToWn MuseuMs a) arkansas arts center 501 E. 9th St. Tues-Sat: 10 am-5 pm Sun: 11 am-5 pm Free except for special exhibits (501) 372-4000 b) Historic arkansas museum 200 E. 3rd St. Mon-Sat: 9 am-5 pm Sun: 1-5 pm Galleries Free Historic home tours-$1 - $2.50 (501) 324-9351 c) museum oF Discovery 500 President Clinton Ave. closed for remodeling, re-opening January 2012 d) olD state House museum 300 W. Markham St. Mon-Sat: 9 am-5 pm Sun: 1-5 pm Free Admission (501) 324-9685

MacarTHur park

riVer MarkeT disTricT arkansas stuDies institute Monday-Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm • Free Admission • (501) 320-5700 A department of the Central Arkansas Library System

sHop tHe ottenHeimer market Hall rock Visitor info & Food vendors, gifts & grocery souvenirs Mon-Fri: 10 Mon-Sat: 7 am-6 pm • (501) 375-2552 am-9 pm Sat: 9 am-9 pm Sun: 11 am-5 Witt stepHens Jr. central pm (501) 537-7058 arkansas nature center Tues-Sat: 8:30 am-4:30 pm •Sun: 1-4:30 pm Free Admission •(501) 907-0636 riverFront park ~ Peabody Children’s Adventure Park ~ River Market Sculpture Walk ~ H.U. Lee International Gate and Garden ~ Junction Bridge ~ Medical Mile of the Arkansas River Trail Little Rock Marker La Petite Roche All free admission

Heifer inTernaTional World HeadQuarTers

Help “pass on the gift” to end world hunger 1 World Avenue • Tours Mon-Sat: 11 am, 1:15 & 3 pm Free Admission (501) 907-2600 HeiFer village Hands-on family activities to learn about ending hunger and poverty 1 World Avenue • Mon-Sat: 9 am–5 pm Sun: Noon–5 pm • (501) 907-2697

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Arkansas Korean War • Veterans Memorial • trails •fishing ponds • playground • sports courts a) arkansas arts center See details in previous column b) macartHur museum oF arkansas military History 503 E. 9th St. Tues-Sat: 10 am-4 pm • Sun: 1-4 pm Free Admission (501) 376-4602

HisToric QuapaW QuarTer a) arkansas governor’s mansion 1800 Center Street Free Tours Tues: 10 am & Thurs: 1 pm Subject to availablity, advance reservations required (501) 324-9805 b) mount Holly cemetery Est. 1843-Walk amongst senators, war heros, governors and more 1200 Broadway Open Daily (501) 376-1843

Walking and Self-Guided Booklets and ur Driving To paw Quarter Maps for Qua Art es, Museum, Historic Hom sas an rk A & l ai Tr and Heritage ur To ry Audio Political Histo Little Rock at e bl availa ation Centers Visitor Inform


pinnacle MounTain sTaTe park & naTure cenTer

Mosaic TeMplars culTural cenTer

11901 Pinnacle Valley Rd. (501) 868-5806

African American History in Arkansas 501 W. 9th St. • Tues-Sat: 9 am-5 pm Free Admission • (501) 683-3593

liTTle rock cenTral HigH scHool naTional HisToric siTe and VisiTor cenTer

1500 S. Park St. • Open Daily: 9 am-4:30 pm Free Admission •(501) 374-1957

tWo rivers park County Farm Rd. Parks are open daily Free Admission Hiking Trails •Playground Mountain Climbing • Picnicking • Paddle Boats • Canoe Rental

VisiTor inforMaTion

For detailed information, brochures, and maps that will guide you around the city to the major attractions, visit the Little Rock Visitor Information Center at Historic Curran Hall, a restored 1842 home with heritage gardens. 615 East Capitol Ave. Free Parking Mon-Sat: 9 am-5 pm; Sun: 1-5 pm, (501) 371-0076 Other Visitor Information Centers are located at the Robinson Center, Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock National Airport, and Shop the Rock.

arkansas sTaTe capiTol

Capitol Ave. & Woodlane Mon-Fri: 7 am-5 pm Sat, Sun & Holidays: 10 am-3 pm Guided tours weekdays: 9 am & 4 pm Free Admission (501) 682-5080

geTTing around central arkansas transit autHority Bus Services Costs $1.35 per person to ride (501) 375-6717

War MeMorial park

Fishing ponds • trails • playground • sports courts • golfing a) Jim Dailey Fitness & aquatic center 300 South Monroe Mon-Fri: 5:30 am-9 pm • Sat: 7 am-6 pm, Sun: 1-5 pm $5 Per person per visit (501) 664-6976 b) little rock Zoo anD Historic “over-tHe-Jumps” carousel 1 Jonesboro Dr. Open daily: 9 am-5 pm Last admission at 4 pm Adult $9 • Child $7 (501) 666-2406

arkansas riVer Trail

17 miles for jogging, walking & cycling Big Dam BriDge 4301 Rebsamen Park Rd. Bridge is the longest pedestrian & bicycle-only bridge built for that purpose in North America.

trolley services river rail electric streetcar Runs Mon-Wed: 8:20 am-10 pm •Thurs-Sat: 8:20 am-12 am Sunday: 10:40 am - 5:45 pm Pickups every 22 minutes at designated stops $0.50 to $1.00 per ride, under 4 free (501) 375-6717 taxi service A Cab Company - (501) 241-0750 • Yellow Cab - (501) 570-9999 tours Arkansas Destinations – (501) 603-0113, Groups by appointment Little Rock Tours and Travel – (501) 868-7287 River Trail Bicycle Rentals and Tours – (501) 374-5505 (Pick-up available, call for details)

laura p. nichols south african penguin pointe exhibit

puBlic golf courses HinDman park 60 Brookview Dr. • (501) 565-6450 reBsamen park 3400 Rebsamen Park Dr. • (501) 666-7965 War memorial park 5110 W. Markham • (501) 663-0854

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Arkansas National Guard Museum Telling the story of the Arkansas National Guard and Camp Robinson.

MON-FRI 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. One weekend per month. See website for dates. 501-212-5215 www.arngmuseum.com Free admission and audio tour On Camp Robinson just two miles north of Exit 150 off I-40

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Clinton Presidential Center and Park 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 (between Markham and Seventh streets). Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–5 p.m., weekends and holidays 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Tours: Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Cost: Free. 682.5080; www.sos.arkansas.gov ARKANSAS STUDIES INSTITUTE The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) was one of the first institutions to have faith in the River Market, and now, its main library draws more than 450,000 visitors each year. Not quite satisfied, CALS decided to partner with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and rehab a couple of old buildings on President Clinton Avenue. These buildings now make up the Arkansas Studies Institute, which is dedicated to the study of Arkansas, houses about 10 million artifacts, including UALR archives, the papers of Arkansas governors Dale Bumpers, Winthrop Rockefeller, Jim Guy Tucker and Frank White

and the gubernatorial papers of Bill Clinton. 401 President Clinton Ave. Hours: Monday– Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: Free. 3205700; www.cals.org. 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. Gatson Bates Dr. Hours: Monday-Sunday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Cost: Free. 374-1957; www.nps.gov/chsc CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER AND PARK To describe this nationally-renown facility as a “must-see” for anyone visiting Little Rock is an understatement. Explore the 20,000-square-feet of museum exhibit space, including 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 Clinton’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. Hours: MondaySaturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday 1–5 p.m. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Cost: Adult $7; senior $5; age 6-17 $3; 5 and under free. 374-4242 or www. clintonpresidentialcenter.org. COX CREATIVE CENTER Part of the Central Arkansas Library System, the Cox Creative Center is located in a 1907 vintage, renovated warehouse in the River Market that houses the Cox Creative Gallery, a coffee shop and bookstore.

120 Commerce St. Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.and Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sunday. Free. 918-3093; www.cals.org 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. 1800 Center St. While open to the public for

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Take a pleasant drive over to historic Helena and Discover the Delta Cultural Center! 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. 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

THE DELTA CULTURAL CENTER IS A MUSEUM OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS HERITAGE

Incredible Sightseeing Tours!

We look forward to showing you around! • Sightseeing Tours • Luxury Motorcoaches • Mini-buses 14-passenger Vans • Group Cruises and Vacations

Daily Tours Little Rock Tours offers an extensive list of sightseeing tours charter services featuring late model motorcoaches, vans, and limousines.

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Learn about practical solutions to ending hunger and poverty at Heifer Village. tours on Tuesday and Thursday, you must call ahead for an appointment. Cost: Free. 3249805; www.arkansasgovernorsmansion.com HEIFER VILLAGE Already a favorite and source of pride throughout the Little Rock community, Heifer International has grown to include the newly-opened Heifer Village—giving locals and visitors more to love. 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. Like Heifer International’s headquarters next door, Heifer Village is an example of responsible construction practices and is definitely worth a look. In fact, Heifer’s headquarters has garnered a number of national awards for its green building. Heifer International has helped approximately 10.5 million families in more than 125 countries move toward greater self-reliance. 1 World Ave. Hours: Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday from noon–5 p.m. Cost: Free. 907-8800; www.heifer.org/heifervillage HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM Restoration has been a major theme in the recent history of the Historic Arkansas Museum, whose grounds display some of Little Rock’s oldest homes. The newest updates include the 1830s Plum Bayou Log House site and a River Rail stop on Second Street, making it easier for visitors to access the city’s frontier past. The museum’s permanent and traveling exhibits are showcased in its five galleries, including Gallery II, Trinity Gallery, Horace C. Cabe, Study and Knife galleries. A sixth exhibit hall, the Sturgis Children’s Gallery offers interactive fun for the young and young-at-heart. The museum’s five pre-Civil War buildings,


including the 1826 Hinderliter Grog Shop, offers visitors a unique way to learn about the early history of the state. 200 E. Third St. 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. 324-9351; www. historicarkansas.org 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 are equally spectacular. 2120 S. Louisiana St. Public tours are available Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., and by appointment only on the weekend. Cost: $7.50. 374-7966; www.theempress.com MACARTHUR MUSEUM OF ARKANSAS MILITARY HISTORY 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. 503 E. 9th St. Summer hours: Tuesday–Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 1–4 p.m. Closed Monday and major holidays. Cost: Free. 376-4602; www.arkmilitaryheritage.com MOSAIC TEMPLARS CULTURAL CENTER Tragically in 2005, the Mosaic Templars of VISITOR’S GUIDE TO GREATER LITTLE ROCK • 2012

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The Old State House Museum is the oldest surviving state capitol west of the Mississippi River. America’s headquarters burned to the ground. Stunned motorists mourned the loss as they drove into downtown Little Rock the morning after the fire. But like the legendary Phoenix rising from the ashes, a new building was built in its place and was dedicated as the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, a state-funded museum dedicated to the Templars and the state’s black history. Ninth and Broadway streets. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: Free. 683–3593; www.mosaictemplarscenter.com

the Mississippi River, the Old State House Museum is designated as a National Historic Landmark—although to many, the 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 Markham St. Hours: Monday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday 1–5 p.m. Cost: Free. 324-9685; www.oldstatehouse.com

MOUNT HOLLY CEMETERY 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. Hours: Monday-Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Winter hours: Monday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 376-1843

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. Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Cost: Free. 340-8500; www. pulaskiclerk.com

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY Dedicated to exploring the sciences, social sciences and technology, the Museum of Discovery is as entertaining as it is educational. Interactive exhibits cover a wide range of topics such as energy, insects or a look at other cultures, as well as providing kids with hands-on experiences with exhibits that allow them to create their own crafts. The museum is in the process of renovating, so call for the latest information before planning your day. 500 President Clinton Ave. Hours: Monday– Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday 1–5 p.m. Admission: $8 adults; $7 for kids 1-12 and seniors 65+. Children under one year admitted free. 396-7050; www.amod.org

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, mouthwatering 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 Sticky Fingerz, Underground, Flying Saucer, Bosco’s and Gusano’s Pizzeria. 400 President Clinton Ave. 375-2552; www. rivermarket.info

OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM Located in the oldest surviving state capitol west of

TRAPNALL HALL One of only a few remaining antebellum homes in the city, this

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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. Hours: Call for appointment. Cost: Free. 324-9716; www.trapnallhall.com VILLA MARRE This home, combining the features of the Italianate and Second Empire styles, was built in 1881 for saloonkeeper Angelo Marre, but it become famous when the exterior of the home was featured on the TV show Designing Women. It is a private residence. 1321 S. Scott St. 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. Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m. Cost: Free. 371-0076; www.littlerock.com/curran-hall/ 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 of the state’s fish and wildlife resources.  602 President Clinton Ave. Hours: TuesdaySaturday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Cost: Free. 907-0636; www. centralarkansasnaturecenter.com.


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DOWNTOWN DINING GUIDE Always 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

the week. Wonderful Sunday brunch. I-30 and ALL AMERICAN WINGS Their wings are 6th Street. 975-2267 their call to fame, which are served hot, mild, CAPITAL BAR & GRILL A watering hole lemon peppered, original, barbecued, and with mouth-watering food, swished-up Southern more. There’s a variety of sides to choose from, style pork confit, smoky gumbo with house-made including French fries, greens, baked beans and andouille and ribeye steak with homemade mac and cheese. 215 W. Capitol Ave. 376-4000 Worcestershire sauce. Daily “Chow-down” ANDINA CAFE AND ROASTERY Java special is $9.00. 111 W. Markham St. (in the is the main attraction, but a good selection of Capital Hotel) 370-7013 sandwiches, big salads and Italian sodas are CAPITOL BISTRO Offering breakfast and available. Nice breakfast spot, too. 400 President lunch items, including quiche, sandwiches, cofClinton Ave., River Market. 376-2326 fees and the like. 1401 W. Capitol Ave. 371-9575 BEST IMPRESSIONS Soup, salads and sandwiches are always on the menu at the Arkansas Arts Center’s café. Desserts include vanilla cheesecake with Southern butter pecan caramel glaze and chantilly crème. Inside Arkansas Arts Center. 501 E. Ninth St. 907-5946 BIG WHISKEY’S AMERICAN BAR & GRILL A modern grill pub in the River Market with all the bells and whistles—30 flat screen TVs, whiskey on tap, plus boneless wings, burgers, steaks, soups and salads. 225 E. Markham St. 324-2449 BOOKENDS CAFE A great spot to enjoy lunch with friends or a casual cup of coffee and a favorite book. Serving coffee and pastries early and freshly-prepared sandwiches, soups and salads available after 11 a.m. 120 River Market Blvd. 918-3091 BOSCOS This River Market microbrewery does food well, too. Along with the tried and true, like sandwiches, Succulent shrimp at Sonny Williams’ Steak Room burgers, steaks, big salads, and they have black bean and tamale entrées, open COAST CAFE A variety of salads, smoothies, hearth pizza and muffalettas. 500 President sandwiches and pizzas, and there’s breakfast Clinton Ave. 907-1881 and coffee, too. 400 President Clinton Ave., BOSTON’S RESTAURANT Santa Fe salad, River Market. 371-0164 ribs, gourmet pizza and other favorites star at COMMUNITY BAKERY This sunny downtown this restaurant/sports bar located at the Holiday bakery is the place to linger over a latte, bagel Inn Airport. TVs in separate sports bar area. and the New York Times. And a lunchtime dash 3201 Bankhead Dr. 235-2000 for sandwiches is OK, too, though it’s often BOULEVARD BREAD CO. Fresh, tasty packed. 1200 Main St. 375-7105 breads and pastries, and a wide selection of COPPER GRILL A sunny and ultra-modern cheeses, meats and side dishes—all superb. restaurant in one of downtown’s most chic Good coffee, too. 400 President Clinton Ave., condo towers offers comfort food, burgers and River Market. 374-1232 sophisticated appetizers and entrees geared CAFÉ@HEIFER Serving fresh pastries, omelets, solidly for the middle of the dining spectrum. soups, salads, sandwiches and pizzas. Located Grilled meats and fish, hearty side dishes and inside Heifer Village. 1 World Ave. 907-8800 big salads—everything served with a generous CAJUN’S WHARF Voted the best seafood hand. Fresh fish, grilled expertly, is a top choice. restaurant in the 2011 Readers Choice poll. 300 E. Third St. 375-3333 Go with great gumbo and oysters Bienville, DAVE AND RAY’S DOWNTOWN DINER and other options like fine steaks. All served Lunch buffet with four choices of meats and with some of the best nightly entertainment in eight veggies. 824 W. Capitol Ave. 372-8816 town. 2400 Cantrell Rd. 375-5351 DAVE’S PLACE Downtown’s premier soupCAMP DAVID Inside the Holiday Inn Presidential and-sandwich lunch stop, and a little dinner Conference Center, Camp David pleases with spot on Friday night to give a creative outlet its breakfast and themed buffets each day of to chef supreme David Williams. Beef, chicken

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and fish are served with a continental flair. 210 Center St. 372-3283 DAVID FAMILY KITCHEN Call it soul food or down-home country cooking, as the family does. Just be sure to call them for supper when you go. Neckbones, ribs, sturdy cornbread, mustard greens and the like. Desserts are exceptionally good. 2301 Broadway St. 371-0141 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 DOUBLETREE PLAZA BAR & GRILL Heaping breakfast and lunch buffets in the elegant lobby restaurant at the Doubletree hotel. Markham and Broadway. 372-4371 DOWNTOWN DELI A locally-owned eatery with big sandwiches and lower prices than most downtown chain competitors. Huge baked potatoes with lots of trimmings, soups and salads. 323 Center St. 372-3696 FAT SAM’S LOUSIANA CAFE Good cheer and cheap, heaping plates of Louisiana-influenced food in a corner of the River Market food hall. 400 President Clinton Ave., River Market. 244-4720 1515 CAFE This bustling, businesssuit filled breakfast and lunch spot, just across from the state Capitol, features old-fashioned, buffet-style home cookin’ for a song. Inexpensive breakfast and lunch entrées, too. 1515 W. Seventh St. 376-1434 FILIBUSTERS Offers an extensive Southern style lunch buffet, and in the evening, the downtown restaurant/lounge offers a relaxed atmosphere for casual wining and dining from an à la carte selection. Inside Legacy Hotel. 625 W. Capitol Ave. 374-0100 FLIGHT DECK Hearty favorites like mom used to make. Offers daily lunch specials along with creative sandwiches, salads and a popular burger. Located at Central Flying Service at Adams Field. 2301 Crisp Dr. 975-9315 FLYING FISH The fried seafood is fresh and crunchy, and there are plenty of raw, boiled and grilled offerings, too. The hamburgers are a hit. Wander on through the screen door and you’ll find a slick team of cooks and servers doing a creditable job of serving big crowds. 511 President Clinton Ave. 375-3474 FLYING SAUCER Beer, with dozens on tap, is the big draw at this popular River Market venue, but the food’s good, too. Sandwiches, including a great Rueben, but salads, quesadillas and


the bratwurst are dependable. 323 President Clinton Ave. 372-7468 FORTY TWO This is the Clinton Presidential Center’s restaurant and has a great Sunday brunch, and it’s a solid choice for a weekday lunch with innovative sandwiches, soups and salads. A great place to eat after a tour of the library. 1200 President Clinton Ave. 537-0042 4 SQUARE GIFTS A small vegetarian deli making healthy fresh sandwiches, soups, salads, smoothies and wraps. 405 President Clinton Ave. 244-2622 FRANKE’S Plate lunch spot strong on salads and vegetables, and perfect fried chicken on Sundays. Inside Regions Bank. 400 Broadway St. 372-1919 HOMER’S Great vegetables, huge yeast rolls and killer cobblers. Follow the locals to this hidden gem. 2001 E. Roosevelt Rd. 374-1400 J & S CAFETERIA Looking for a homecooked breakfast or lunch specials, then this downtown restaurant may fill the bill. Also offers burgers from the grill or a salad bar. 601 S.

Gaines St. 378-2206 LASSIS INN This downtown restaurant focuses on fish—catfish, that is. Their cream cheese pound cake is as tasty as their catfish. 518 E. 27th St. 372-8714 MASON’S DELI Heaven for those who believe everything is better with sauerkraut on top. The Bavarian Reuben, a traditional Reuben made with Boar’s Head corned beef, spicy mustard, sauerkraut, Muenster cheese and marble rye, is among the best we’ve had in town. 400 President Clinton Ave., River Market. 376-3354 RIVERSHORE EATERY Features hot entrees, soups, salads and deserts. The entrees and soups change throughout the week and are built around local and seasonal ingredients. 400 President Clinton Ave., River Market. 244-2326 SANDY’S HOMEPLACE CAFE Home style buffet, with two meats and seven vegetables to choose from. It’s all-you-can-eat. 1710 E. 15th St. 375-3216 SONNY WILLIAMS’ STEAK ROOM Steaks, chicken and seafood in a wonderful setting in

the River Market. Steaks are top-of-the-line, and the lump crabmeat au gratin appetizer is outstanding. Excellent wine list. 500 President Clinton Ave. 324-2999 SPORTS PAGE Perhaps the largest, juiciest, most flavorful burger in town. Grilled turkey and hot cheese on sourdough gets praise, too. Lunch specials. 414 Louisiana St. 372-1642 STICKYZ ROCK ’N’ ROLL CHICKEN SHACK Fingers any way you can imagine, plus sandwiches and burgers in a fun setting for happy hour gatherings. Live music. 107 Commerce St. Full bar. CC $-$$ 372-7707 LD Mon.-Sat. E9 SUFFICIENT GROUNDS An all-are-welcome kind of place offering pizza, wraps and quiches. Great coffee, good bagels and pastries, too. Two downtown locations: 124 W. Capitol Ave., 372-1009; and 425 W. Capitol Ave., inside Metropolitan Tower. 372-.969 THE HOP DINER The downtown incarnation of an old dairy bar, with excellent burgers, onion rings, shakes and breakfast. Plus, daily

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BANGKOK THAI CUISINE Get all the staple Thai dishes at this River Market vendor. The red and green curries and the noodle soup stand out, in particular. 400 President Clinton Ave., River Market. 374-5105 BIG ON TOKYO Japanese rice bowls with vegetables, chicken, beef, pork, egg rolls and other choices. 400 President Clinton Ave., River Market. 375-6200 HANAROO SUSHI BAR One of the few spots in downtown Little Rock to serve sushi. With an expansive menu, featuring largely Japanese fare with a bit of Korean mixed in. 205 W. Capitol Ave. 301-7900 NEW FUN REE Reliable staples, plenty of hot and spicy options and dependable delivery. 418 W. Seventh St. 664-6657 WASABI Downtown sushi and Japanese cuisine. For lunch, there’s quick and hearty Sushi samplers. 101 Main St. 374-0777

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SHUGG’S BBQ KITCHEN Lots of ways to eat barbecue here—on a salad or potato, over nachos, and there’s even a hamburger topped with pulled pork. 400 President Clinton Ave., River Market 374-4900 SIMS BAR-B-QUE Good spare ribs, sandwiches, beef, half and whole chicken and an addictive vinegar-mustard-brown sugar sauce unique for this part of the country. 2415 Broadway St. 372-6868

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ASHLEY’S The premier restaurant in the Capital Hotel, skippered by executive chef Lee Richardson, winner of Food & Wine’s The People’s Best New Chef/Midwest, is best experienced by ordering the $52 five-course dinner. Perfect seafood, remarkable local ingredients, in-house preparation of virtually everything and gorgeous presentation. The power breakfast crowd can go for chocolate French toast or buckwheat sourdough pancakes, among other upscale takes on humble morning fare. 111 W. Markham St. (in the Capital Hotel) 374-7474 DUGAN’S PUB The atmosphere is great, complete with plenty of bar seating and tables.


There’s also a fireplace to warm you up on a cold day. The fried stuff is good. Try the mozzarella sticks. 401 E. Third St. 244-0542 LULAV EATERY A Mediterranean-California fusion eatery. The delicious flavors are like none you’ll experience anywhere in the city. Great steaks and fish and daring salads. 220A W. Sixth St. 374-5100 MIDDLE EASTERN CUISINE Gyros, falafel and souvlaki plates, as well as hummus, tabouleh, eggplant dip and other dishes—wonderful food at wonderful prices. Halal meat dishes available. 400 President Clinton Ave., River Market. 372-1662

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CAPRICCIO GRILL ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE Large portions are the rule here. Steaks, soups and seafood are good choices. Inside Peabody Hotel. 3 Statehouse Plaza. 399-8000 CIAO Casual yet elegant bistro tucked into a downtown storefront.The fine pasta and seafood dishes, ambiance and overall charm combine to make it a relaxing, enjoyable, affordable choice. 405 W. Seventh St. 372-0238 GUSANO’S They make a tomatoey, Chicagostyle deep-dish pizza the way it’s done in the Windy City. It takes a little longer to come out of the oven, but it’s worth the wait. 313 President Clinton Ave. 374-1441 IRIANA’S Unbelievably generous thick-crust pizza with unmatched zest. Good salads and the grinders are great—we recommend Italian sausage. Conveniently located adjacent to the Statehouse Convention Center. 201 E. Markham St. 374-3656 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. The dessert pizzas rock. 12th and Center. 372-6004 OW PIZZA Serves up good pizzas in a variety of ways, sandwiches, big salads and a various pastas and appetizer breads. 1706 W. Third St. 374-5504 PASTA JACK’S ITALIAN The stuffed mushroom appetizer is pretty killer. If you don’t have enough room for all of that, the lunch special, complete with salad and garlic bread, will take care of even the biggest cravings. 400 President Clinton Ave., River Market. 372-3700 US PIZZA AND SALAD EXPRESS A downtown offshoot off the original with a distilled menu that includes pizza, salad and sandwiches. Call in pizza orders ahead of arrival. 402 S. Louisiana St. 374-5561 VINO’S Great rock ’n’ roll club is also a fantastic pizzeria with huge calzones and always improving home-brewed beers. 923 W. Seventh St. 375-8466

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CASA MANANA TAQUERIA Great guacamole and garlic beans, superlative chips and salsa (red and green) and a good selection of fresh seafood, plus a deck out back. 400 President Clinton Ave., River Market. 372-6637 JUANITA’S Menu includes a variety of combination entrée choices: enchiladas, tacos, flautas, shrimp burritos and such—plus creative salads and other dishes. And of course the “Blue Mesa” cheese dip. 614 Clinton Ave. 372-1228 VISITOR’S GUIDE TO GREATER LITTLE ROCK • 2012

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DOWNTOWN SHOPPING GUIDE From urban clothing and tattoos to scented soaps, local art and jewelry, downtown shops reflect this area’s funloving style. Here are a few options. ARKANSAS FLAG & BANNER Shop for NESS CENTER This downtown store located for men. 120 S. Victory St. 374-8256 patriotic items as well as garden ornaments inside the River Market Tower fills prescripPIANO KRAFT Pianos, keyboards, organs and other seasonal items. 800 W. Ninth St. tions, offers over-the-counter medications and sheet music available. 1222 S. Main St. 375-7633 and professional grade supplements, as well 372-1446 ART OUTFITTERS A one-stop shop for as more than 1,000 organic, natural and fair PYRAMID ART, BOOKS & CUSTOM everything an artist needs, including easels, trade natural beauty, eco-friendly household FRAMING Browse this cozy literary cafe of canvases, paints, brushes and other supplies. products and more. They even offer massage all genre of African American literature. Also 917 W. Seventh St. 374-4323 therapy. 405 E. Third St. 246-3296 a large selection of decorative art and quality BATH JUNKIE Choose from nearly 200 HEARNE FINE ART Located in the historic conservation framing.1001 Wright Ave. 372-5824 fragrances to create your own bath and body Dunbar community, this fine art gallery specialRIVER MARKET BOOKS & GIFTS Part of products, including bubble bath, lotions, salt izes in African American art by local, regional the Central Arkansas Library System, offering scrubs, shower gels, body mists and more. and nationally-recognized artists.  Solo exhibiinexpensive books, as well as toys, seasonal 322 President Clinton Ave. 372-0500 tions and educational art talks monthly. 1001 items and gifts. Cox Creative Center, 120 River BAUMAN’S MEN’S SHOP A men’s fine Wright Ave. 372-6822 Market Ave. 918-3093 apparel store inside the Capital Hotel that offers HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM STORE SEVENTH STREET TATTOOS Tattoos and clothes by Zegna, Brioni and Ferragamo. 111 Located in the museum’s atrium, the Museum body piercings. 1009 W. Seventh St. 372-6722 W. Markham St. 370-7080 Store offers the best contemporary, ArkansasSHOP THE ROCK Get your Little Rock BENNETT’S MILITARY SUPPLIES From made arts and crafts, as well as merchandise souvenirs and find out what’s going on around leather jackets and Army boots to camping related to frontier Arkansas. Shop for pottery, town with one stop. As part of the Little Rock tents and other outdoor gear, a great place for the guys. 302 Main St. 372-2944 CLINTON MUSEUM STORE Offering Clinton memorabilia, you can also shop for books, artwork and jewelry. 610 President Clinton Ave. 748-0400 CLOSET FACTORY Browse a variety of custom-built closet systems and products that are certain to help you organize your life. 900 W. Seventh St. 907-7105 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 DIAMOND BEAR BREWERY Local beer brewery offering Saturday and Sunday tours. 323 S. Cross St. 708-2739 DOWNTOWN NEWS MART A convenience store offering magazines, Patriotic items and Arkansas Razobacks souvenirs at Arkansas Flag & Banner downtown newspapers, tobacco, beer, wine and liquor. 304 Main St. 375-8322 quilts, baskets, books and more. 200 E. Third Convention and Visitors Bureau, visitors can DOWNTOWN WIGS & FASHION A selecSt. 324-9621 get maps and useful information on tours and tion of wigs, women’s urban fashions, shoes HOLLYWOOD & SPORTS MEMORAthings to do. Located outside the Ottenheimer and other accessories. 305 Main St. 374-3478 BILIA Signed sports items. 20 Ottenheimer Market Hall, 400 President Clinton Ave. 537-7058 EXPLORE STORE Part of the Museum of Plaza. 219-0003 STITCHIN’ POST Suits, shoes and other Discovery, the Explore Store has great gifts, KYLE-ROCHELLE JEWELERS Fine accessories for men. 624 Center St. 376-3866 puzzles, games, books for kids of all ages! jewelry and custom designs. West Sixth and TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES Browse The Museum of Discovery is closed until early Louisiana. 375-3335 unique ethnic-inspired goods, including folk 2012. 500 President Clinton Ave. 396-7050 MR. COOL Offering a selection of urban art, jewelry, toys and games, tableware, rugs FARMERS MARKET Shop for fresh produce, clothing, including suits, active-wear, shoes and more at this store that provides fair trade flowers, herbs, crafts and other interesting items and accessories. 301 Main St. 378-0107 income to Third-World people. 301 President from May through October on Tuesdays and OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM STORE Clinton Ave. 374-2776 Saturdays at the River Market. 400 President The store features a wide variety of items that THE MUSEUM STORE Choose from books, Clinton Ave. 375-2552 enhance and interpret the museum’s exhibits, jewelry, toys and items by artists and artisans FRANCES FLOWER SHOP From custom including historic collectibles and notable books from around the state. Inside the Arkansas arrangements to casual bouquets, order by relating to all aspects of Arkansas history. Also, Arts Center at Ninth and Commerce streets. phone or stop by this downtown full-service browse their jewelry, artwork and souvenirs. 372-4000 florist. 1222 W. Capitol Ave. 372-2203 300 W. Markham St. 324-8653 TWISTED ENTERTAINMENT An adult GREEN EARTH PHARMACY & WELLPAUL-MORRELL FORMALWEAR Fashions novelty shop. 1007 W. Seventh St. 376-7723

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Center Music Hall home. 7 Statehouse Plaza. ARKANSAS REPERTORY THEATRE For show times or ticket information, call 666Now in its 2011/2012 season, the Arkansas 1761 or go to www.arkansassymphony.org. Repertory Theatre is again offering patrons and BALLET ARKANSAS The only professional visitors to Little Rock an impressive lineup of ballet company in the state, Ballet Arkansas professional productions. Affectionately called is a popular downtown attraction that stages â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Repâ&#x20AC;? 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. ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Indoors and outdoors, this group marks the seasons, 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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Evitaâ&#x20AC;? at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre calls the downtown Robinson

four major productions annually, including the holiday favorite, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Nutcracker Suite.â&#x20AC;? For show times or ticket information, call 2235150 or go to www.balletarkansas.org. CELEBRITY ATTRACTIONS This company brings a steady stream of nationally touring plays, musicals and other performances to downtownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Robinson Center Music Hall. 300 S. Spring St. For show times or ticket information, call 244-8800 or go to www. celebrityattractions.com. MURRYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DINNER PLAYHOUSE Murryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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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

ATHLETIC CLUB

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 Rd.

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

228-0444; www.barlouieamerica.com

BIG SLICK’S BAR & GRILL

10507 I-30

This southwest Little Rock bar offers nightly games of poker (for points), pool and darts. They also serve burgers and other bar foods. Open nightly.

565-5462

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 Rd.

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 not-so-usual selections and sandwiches.

374-1782; www.cstonepub.com

CRAZEE’S COOL CAFÉ

7626 Cantrell Rd.

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 Rd.

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 laidback 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; http://downtownshows.homestead. com

ELECTRIC COWBOY

9515 I-30

For the boot-and-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

ELEVATIONS

7200 Colonel Glenn Rd.

A great dance club with a food buffet and music served up by a live DJ. Music includes R & B, rap, and blues. Open nightly.

562-3317

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

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

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DESCRIPTION

PHONE/WEBSITE

JUANITA’S CANTINA BALLROOM

614 Clinton Ave.

Juanita’s is the city’s grand-daddy 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

LEGION CLUB

315 E. Capitol Ave.

Sunday night dancing, lounge and more.

372-2608; www.legionclub.net.

LOONY BIN COMEDY CLUB

10301 N. Rodney Parham Rd.

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 club-like 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 draws a large afterhours crowd.

372-9990;  www.midtownar.com

NORM’S

6416 Colonel Glenn Rd.

This southwest Little Rock hotspot specializes in beer, both imports and domestics, and live music. Open nightly.

569-9335

OFF CENTER

307 W. Seventh St.

A new downtown entertainment spot. Open Wednesday through Saturday.

374-4699; http://pulseatoffcenter.com

OUR PLACE BAR & GRILL

7820 Stagecoach Rd.

Low-key, laidback beer bar.

455-3613

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

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.

Enjoy great “Mexi-Cuban” food and live music at this restaurant/club combo. Rumba! (the restaurant) is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday (stays open late on weekend nights), also enjoy a variety of specialty drinks as well as the largest rum selection in the state (and a lot of great tequilas, too). The Revolution Music Room is a visually enticing multi-purpose facility that hosts larger national touring acts and provides a unique “dance club” experience on certain nights.

823-0090; www.rumbarevolution.com

SIDETRACKS

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.sidetracksnlr.com

610 CENTER

610 Center St.

A laidback martini lounge in downtown Little Rock. Open nightly.

374-4678

STICKYZ ROCK ’N’ ROLL CHICKEN SHACK

107 S. Commerce St.

Stinky Fingerz has become one of the city’s most popular live-music venues. With good reason— the bands it draws (mostly a mix of rock, blues and funk) are first-rate; the food’s good, the drinks are cool, the dance floor is usually hoppin’ and the decor—dripping with funky folk art—is highoctane and the cover charge usually isn’t much. For those who’d like a cozier escape, there’s Sticky Fingerz Lyric Lounge next door. Designed to have the feel of a big living room, the Lounge has the same menu as the Shack but offers a larger selection of wines and mixed drinks. And although the Lounge shares a common entrance with the Shack, it has no cover charge.

372-7707; www.stickyfingerz.com

SWAY

412 S. Louisiana St.

Arguably the nicest dance club in Arkansas, 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 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 after-dinner brandy and liqueur. This is the place to see and be seen.

906-4000; www.peabodylittlerock.com

THE RELAY

12225 Stagecoach Rd.

Before choosing from a short menu that includes chicken strips, French fries, hamburgers, jalapeño poppers and cheese sticks, check out any of their six pool tables. The full-service bar hosts a Monday night open pool tournament, while Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights are devoted to karaoke.

455-9919

TRINITI NIGHT CLUB

1021 Jessie Rd.

Triniti is a premier dance club that will keep you entertained all night. Next to Discovery.

664-4784

VINO’S BREW PUB & BREWERY

923 W. Seventh St.

Another Little Rock bar staple. 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 for its music, Vino’s is known for its slate of up-and-coming, cutting-edge bands.

375-8466; www.vinosbrewpub.com

WEST END SMOKEHOUSE AND TAVERN

215 N. Shackleford Rd.

A private club catering to the sports enthusiasts. Watch your favorite 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.

WWT has been in the live-music business for years and leans to rock and country sounds. Hear local bands and touring groups, too, at this favorite local hangout.

375-8400

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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rgenta is the name of North Little Rock’s historic downtown, positioned just across the bridge from the River Market District on the north shore of the Arkansas River. The area was first platted in 1866, with its name recognizing the importance of the silver mines discovered north of town. Now, it’s one of central Arkansas’s fastest growing spots. 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 and then hop aboard the River Rail Trolley for a sightseeing tour of the historic area. Here are some of the attractions Argenta has to offer. 26

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Kenny Chesney and other major acts appear frequently at Verizon Arena.


Take a sunset cruise on the Arkansas Queen

ARGENTA ATTRACTIONS ARGENTA COMMUNITY THEATER You never know who is going to appear on stage—like President Bill Clinton and other famous celebrities. Offerings include screenings of old classics like “Gone With the Wind,” or funky new productions by local groups. 405 Main St. 353-1571; www.argentacommunitytheater.com 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. Spring hours: Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.;

Dickey-Stephens Park is home to the Arkansas Travelers baseball team.

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703 N. MaiN St. North LittLe rock 501.537.0928 Mon thru Sat • 11aM to 6pM argentabead.coM

Unique jewelry handcrafted of 14k gold with tanzanite, sapphires and other precious stones to catch all eyes and suspend them in a state of amazement. tAnzAnite

By Appointment 501-372-7201

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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 ARKANSAS SPORTS HALL OF FAME Whether 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. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m-4:30 p.m. Cost: Adults $6; seniors $4; Ages 6-17 $3; and children under 6 get in free. #3 Verizon Arena Way. 663-4328; www.arksportshalloffame.com 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, DickeyStephens 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 more 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


ARGENTA DINING GUIDE Just 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. NLR 379-9980

Find fine steaks and hearty entrees at Riverfront Steakhouse.

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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. NLR 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. NLR 374-1782 MARGO’S CATFISH DINER Exceptional fried catfish that would put a smile on your grandpa’s face. 807 Willow St. NLR 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. NLR 376-2900 RIVERFRONT 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. NLR 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. Open only at game time, May through August. 400 W. Broadway St. NLR 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. NLR 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. (formerly East 15th Street) NLR 374-5707 WHITE PIG INN Go for the sliced rather than chopped meats at this working-class barbecue 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. NLR 945-5551

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CREGEEN IRISH PUB Good, hearty Irish fare in a pub setting. Great burgers and fries. 301 Main St. NLR 376-7468 STARVING ARTIST CAFÉ Fun, creative and consistently excellent lunch and dinner entrees. 411 Main St. NLR 372-7976

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ITALIAN Find locally grown produce at Argenta Market.

RISTORANTE CAPEO Authentic 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. NLR 376-3463


ARGENTA SHOPPING GUIDE Emerging 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 an eclectic bead shop. ARGENTA ARTS AND CRAFTS MARKET A weekly gathering of artists, jewelry designers and craftsmen. Saturdays 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

Beads at Argenta Bead Company

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 PENNINGTON STUDIOS Put yourself or your family into the picture. 417 Main St. 374-3515 THEA CENTER FOR THE ARTS Featuring Arkansas high school students’ artwork. 401 Main St. 379-9512 THOMASON’S FURNITURE Classic selections of furniture and more. 315 Main St. 374-2560

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RIVERDALE

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iverdale 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,

RIVERDALE DINING GUIDE While known for its design services, Riverdale’s restaurants are among the finest in the city. There’s fresh seafood, creative salads and freshly baked breads, Cajun-Creole staples, award-winning barbecue, Mexican, Italian and more.

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BRAVE NEW RESTAURANT The food’s great, portions huge and the prices reasonable. Diners can look into the open kitchen and watch the culinary geniuses at work slicing and dicing and sauteeing. It’s great fun, and the fish is special. Owner and chef Peter Brave was 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 Rd. 296-9535 DIXIE CAFE Abundant inexpensive vegetable

The Big Dam Bridge is the longest pedestrian bridge in the United States.

choices that are wholesome and satisfying, with meats and fresh rolls to match. A great place for the whole family. 1301 Rebsamen Park Rd. 663-9336 FADED ROSE The Cajun-inspired menu seldom disappoints. Steaks and soaked salads are legendary. A local favorite for many years. 1619 Rebsamen Park Rd. 663-9734


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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 Rd. 663-4666 MADDIE’S PLACE A broad selection of familiar Cajun-Creole staples—all well-prepared 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 Rd. 660-4040 RED DOOR A relative newcomer to Riverdale, this restaurant features sophisticated modern Southern cuisine—steaks, seafood, hearty soups and creative salads. 3701 Old Cantrell Rd. 666-8482 TOWN PUMP Daily soup specials at lunch and a dependable burger, plus tasty bar food. Now offering outdoor seating.1321 Rebsamen Park Rd. 663-9802

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RIVERDALE SHOPPING GUIDE Described 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. ABOUT VASE Browse a variety of flowers or have Phil make you a one-of-a-kind arrangement. 3400 Old Cantrell Rd. 603-9200 BEAR-HILL INTERIORS Upscale design services, furniture, lamps and home accessories. 1420 Rebsamen Park Rd. 907-9272 BOTANICA GARDENS From houseplants and planters to nursery items and gardening tools, this is a must-stop shop. 1601 Rebsamen Park Rd. 614-3000 CYNTHIA EAST FABRICS Select from a variety of upholstery, decorator and drapery fabrics and decorative accessories. 1523 Rebsamen Park Rd. 663-0460 C & F FLOORING AND RUG GALLERY This shop offers unique tiles, carpets and other floor coverings. 2206 Cantrell Rd. 399-9909 DISTINCTIVE KITCHENS AND BATHS Offering custom-made kitchen and bath cabinets. 1414 Rebsamen Park Rd. 666-7756 ELEMENTS OF DESIGN A warehouse full of furniture and decorative accessories. 2400 Cantrell Rd. 375-4520 FABULOUS FINDS ANTIQUE MALL A flea-market-style antique store where you

never know what you’ll find. 2905 Cantrell Rd. 614-8181 European antiques, furniture, art and jewelry can be found KAKI HOCKERSMITH New Orleans Antiques and Jewelry. INTERIORS Full line of interior design services and home accessories. JEWELRY Featuring a large selection of fine Located inside Riverside Design and Antiques. European antiques, furniture, art and jewelry. 1408 Rebsamen Park Rd. 666-6966 2226 Cantrell Rd. 374-3130 LOFT BY COBBLESTONE & VINE An ROY DUDLEY ANTIQUES Fine antiques, expanded version of Cobblestone & Vine, the funky collectibles, furniture, lamps and other original home furnishing and accessory store. home accessories. 7509 Cantrell Rd. 666-5856 2314 Cantrell Rd. 372-1966 SHADE ABOVE LIGHTING COLLECLOUIE’S UNIQUE FRAMING & GALLERY TION Lamps, new or custom-made shades, Offering custom framing, original artwork and and lamp and chandelier repair. 2208 Cantrell prints. 1509-A Mart Dr. 907-6240 Rd. 372-5267 MARSHALL CLEMENTS An interior design SOHO MODERN FURNISHINGS A furniture firm with European antiques, artwork and accesand home décor store specializing in mid-20th sories. 1509 Rebsamen Park Rd. 663-1828 century and contemporary furniture and home MASSIMO An interior design firm with modern/ accessories. 2200 Cantrell Rd. 372-4884 transitional furniture, original artwork and other THE ANTIQUE CO. Offering fine European accessories. 3513 Old Cantrell Rd. 664-0355 antiques, lighting, furniture and home accesMERTINSDYKEHOME A furniture and home sories. 1408 Rebsamen Park Rd. 666-0339 accessories store with it own unique flair. 1500 THE SHOWROOM Custom framing and a Rebsamen Park Rd. 280.3200 wide selection of prints, frames and original NEW ORLEANS ANTIQUES AND artwork. 2313 Cantrell Rd. 372-7373

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ike its many architectural styles, Hillcrest is a charming blend of the eclectic and the artistic positioned along Kavanaugh Boulevard south of Cantrell Road. This quaint neighborhood, one of the first in Little Rock, is home to many of Little Rock’s up-and-coming artists and musicians, distinguished college professors, lawyers and architects, as well as notable Kavanaugh Boulevard in Hillcrest. writers and editors. 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. For those who want to golf, fish, bike or just want to take a hike, there are a number of parks in Hillcrest, along with two golf courses nearby.

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 FERNEAU Great seafood, among other things, is served at the Ice House Revival in Hillcrest. 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 Delicious gourmet burgers and sandwiches. Cheap beer and good coffee in a quiet, relaxed setting. 722 N. Palm St. 663-4500 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 Kavanaugh Boulevard in signature Hillcrest cheese bread, black beans and rice, and beef, fish, chicken and vegan entrees.  Great

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Pan-seared walleye at Acadia coffees and desserts, too. 2701 Kavanaugh Blvd. 614-6682 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. Full bar. CC $$$ 603-0238 D Mon.-Sat. D7 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


Enjoy eclectic New American cuisine in one of Little Rock’s most romantic restaurants. Home of Arkansas’ most diverse award winning wine list. ••• We now offer a full catering menu. 3000 Kavanaugh • Located in Hillcrest area 603-9630 • Mon-Sat 5:30-10 Mon-Tues $24.50 for your choice of three courses Wed-Thur 20% off wine by the bottle Fri-Sat $2 off Martinis from 5:30-7:30

www.acadiahillcrest.com

Black beans at Café Bossa Nova

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 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 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

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HILLCREST SHOPPING GUIDE Best known as a little artistic and eclectic, Little Rock’s oldest plannedresidential neighborhood is celebrated for its unique variety of antiques, interior design 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 GALLERY 26 Featuring pieces by local artists, including glasswork, prints, original works and jewelry, also offers framing services. 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-8996 HAUS WERK A fun collection of clothing, house wares, accessories, furniture, jewelry and gifts. 2919 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-5251

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HILLCREST GALLERY Fine original art, prints and posters. Custom framing, too. 2807 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-7900 HILLCREST INTERIORS 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 PARK HILL HOME Fine home furnishings, architectural elements and home fragrances. 3001 Kavanaugh Blvd. 603-5113 RIVERCITY GIFT CO. A coffee shop offering a wonderful selection of handmade chocolates, gourmet coffees and teas. 2715 Kavanaugh Blvd. 661-1496 RONAGHI INTERNATIONAL RUG FORImported YOUR DINING PLEASURE...rugs. COMPANY and collectible THE BRAZILIAN WAY 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, personal care products and more.3625 Kavanaugh Blvd.663-4367 THE KAVANAUGH CO. Original art and pottery, artistically-restored furniture and art classes. 2017 Kavanaugh Blvd. 317-7595 2701 Kavanaugh Boulevard, Suite 105 THE SHOPPES AT WOODLAWN A colLittle Rock lection of antique, home décor and art-related 501-614-NOVA (6682) w w . cone a f e roof. b o s s 4523 a n o v Woodlawn a.com shops, all w under Dr. 666-3600 SWEET HOME FURNISHINGS A favorite design resource offering antique and vintage furniture and other accessories. 2909 Kavanaugh Blvd. 296-9198

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PHOTO COURTESY ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM

Eden Falls at Petit Jean State Park

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Grown-up Playgrounds in Central Arkansas

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ittle Rock and the surrounding area offer a number of great outdoor activity options for visitors. Visit the Little Rock Parks Department website at www.lrpr.org. To find out more about about Arkansas state parks, visit www.arkansas.com.

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ARKANSAS RIVER TRAIL (AKA Millennium Trail)

Little Rock and North Little Rock side of the Arkansas River

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 cities from both sides of the river!

371-4770 www.rivertrail.org

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.

371-4770 www.rivertrail.org

BIG DAM BRIDGE/ JUNCTION BRIDGE

BURNS PARK

North side of Interstate 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, an amusement park, softball fields, tennis and racquetball courts and even a camping area.

791-8537 www.northlittlerock.org

JULIUS BRECKLING RIVERFRONT PARK

South bank of the Arkansas River, River Market

Covering eleven blocks in downtown Little Rock, Riverfront Park is home to Riverfest and now, the newly 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/

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 and contains the grandest collection of bathhouses in North America.

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

MACARTHUR PARK

Ninth Street and Interstate 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, wide hiking trails, two playgrounds 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.

758-1424 www.northlittlerock.com

PAWS PARK

Located inside Little Rock’s Murray Park

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

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 less than an hour from Little Rock. The park’s focal point is Mather Lodge on the bluff 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

West Little Rock on Cantrell Road

It 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.

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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idtown links downtown with west Little Rock, while sporting its own unique brand of Southern hospitality. But don’t let that fool you, Midtown is home to a number of nationally-recognized 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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See the penguins at the Little Rock Zoo

MIDTOWN ATTRACTIONS LITTLE ROCK ZOO No trip to Midtown would be complete without a stop at the Little Rock Zoo, and there is now more to love with the recent opening of the Laura P. Nichols Penguin Pointe African Penguin Exhibit. 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 it’s kind in the country. Both young and old will enjoy taking a ride down memory lane.

Cool cats live at the Little Rock Zoo.

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 admitted free; $2 parking fee. 666-2406; www.littlerockzoo.com. STEPHENS CENTER The Stephens Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is home of the UALR Trojans, a NCAA Division I basketball team. The university’s Lady Trojans, part of the Sun Belt Conference, also play there. For schedule and ticket information, call 565-UALR (8257) or visit them on the web at www.ualrtrojans.com. WAR MEMORIAL GOLF COURSE A hilly 18-hole course in the heart of Little Rock, located next to War Memorial Stadium at Markham and Fair Park. 5511 W. Markham St. 663-0854; www.littlerock.org/ ParksRecreation/GolfCourses/


MIDTOWN DINING GUIDE Midtown offers its own unique culinary highlights and is a great place for those looking for homestyle catfish and all the trimmings, killer smoked burgers, gourmet Mexican and authentic Vietnamese. AMERICAN

APPLE SPICE JUNCTION A 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 Rd. 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 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 McALISTERS DELI Hefty deli sandwiches with good, no-nonsense cold cuts, quality breads and a large selection of meats and cheeses. 9700 N. Rodney Parham Rd. 537-4848 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 SIMPLY NAJIYYAH’S FISHBOAT AND MORE The catfish is pretty darn good, as are the “corn fritters,” which really are fried cornbread hunks studded with corn. 2900 S. University Ave. 562-3474 THE OYSTER BAR Gumbo, red beans and rice (all you can eat Mondays), peel-and-eat shrimp, oysters on the half shell. Good po’ boys. 3003 W. Markham St. 666-7100

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 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 Fresh oysters at The Oyster Bar from the cashier, get your own tea, silverware and fortune cookies, and they bring you piping hot food to your cozy table. PIZZA D’ACTION Some of the best pizza Markham and University. 280-9423 in town, a marriage of thin, crispy crust with a hefty ingredient load. Also, good appetizers BARBECUE and salads, pasta, sandwiches and killer plate SIMS BAR-B-QUE Good spare ribs, sandlunches. 2919 W. Markham St. 666-5403 wiches, beef, half and whole chicken and an PIZZA HUT Whether looking for hand-tossed, addictive vinegar-mustard-brown sugar sauce personal, stuffed or multi-grain crusts and a unique for this part of the country. 1307 John variety of toppings and sauces, this national Barrow Rd. 224-2057 chain fills the bill. Also offers wings and pasta dishes. 2912 S. University Ave. 228-7000 EUROPEAN/ETHNIC U.S. PIZZA Crispy thin-crust pizzas, frosty LAYLA’S HALAL Delicious Mediterranean beers and heaping salads drowned in creamy fare—gyros, falafel, shawarma, kabobs, dressing. Two midtown locations: 3307 Fair hummus and babaganush—that has a devoted Park Blvd. 565-6580; and 9300 N. Rodney following. All meat is processed according to Parham Rd. 224-6300 Islamic dietary law. 9501 N. Rodney Parham Rd. 227-7272 MEXICAN MASALA GRILL AND TEAHOUSE A CANTINA LAREDO This is gourmet Mexican delicious traditional Pakistani buffet, plus food, a step up from what you’d expect from a menu items like a chicken tikka wrap (marireal cantina, from the modern minimal décor nated broiled chicken rolled in naan) and a to the well-prepared entrees. We can vouch chutney burger. 9108 N. Rodney Parham for the enchilada Veracruz and the carne Rd. 414-0643 asada y huevos, both with tasty sauces and VEGGIE DELI Vegetarian, fast food and high quality ingredients perfectly cooked. 207 authentic Indian deli. 9112 N. Rodney Parham N. University Ave. 280-0407 Rd. 221-9977 EL CHICO Hearty, standard Tex-Mex served in huge portions. 1315 Breckenridge Dr. 224-2550 ITALIAN RIVIERA MAYA Mexican fare with portions GRADY’S PIZZAS AND SUBS Pizza on the large side. 801 Fairpark Blvd. 663-4800 features a pleasing blend of cheeses rather SENOR TEQUILA Authentic dishes with than straight mozzarella. The grinder is a clasgreat service and prices, and maybe the sic, the chef’s salad huge and tasty. 6801 W. best margarita in town. 2000 S. University 12th St. 663-1918 Ave. 660-4413 VISITOR’S GUIDE TO GREATER LITTLE ROCK • 2012

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The Little Rock Zoo. Located in e l d d wa 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 African penguins. 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!

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MIDTOWN SHOPPING GUIDE While Midtown is recognized for its awardwinning hospitals, this centrally-located area of Little Rock offers visitors some of the country’s most famous name brands— Pottery Barn, Ann Taylor, Dillards, WilliamsSonoma, Francesca and more. Here are a few of our favorite stores. Evolve

Park Plaza

6000 W. Markham St

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH Vintage inspired at times, but always hip clothing and more. 663-8001 ANN TAYLOR Sophisticated career and casual separates, dresses, shoes and accessories. 663-9571 BANANA REPUBLIC Affordable high-quality apparel and accessories for men and women. 280-0330 COLDWATER CREEK Some of the most unique collections of women’s apparel and accessories in the marketplace. 614-3088 DILLARD’S One of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishing retailers, offering a broad selection of merchandise. 661-0053 EDDIE BAUER Sportswear, casual active wear and outerwear. 660.4555 GAP Clothing, accessories and personal care products for men and women. 664-4699 HOLLISTER CO. Classic, casual apparel for customers of all ages who think young. 603-0724 THE LIMITED Sophisticated, feminine styles for the modern fashion-forward woman. 661-9934 VICTORIA’S SECRET Glamorous lingerie, with a hint of romance. Also signature fragrances and gifts. 664-6038

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Midtowne Little Rock

corner of University and Markham

ALFRED ANGELO A leading maker of wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses. 664-1200 ANN TAYLOR LOFT Young and fresh looks abound. 664-0541 CHICO’S Known for their unique, private-label designs. 558-3030 EVOLVE The next evolution in men’s clothing—for fashion-forward guys who want a bit of edge. 661-0644 FRANCESCA’S COLLECTIONS The latest in women’s fashions, accessories, and gifts. 660-4203 J. JILL FASHIONS Clothes designed for real people. 614-1056 JOS A. BANK Men’s fashion—classic, tailored and elegant. 614-9487 Pottery BARN Expertly crafted home furnishings designed for the modern home. 663-0181 THE CHILDREN’S PLACE Catering to the 10 and under crowd, this store is perfect for trendy kids with thrifty parents. 280-9116 THE CONTAINER STORE Original storage and organization store, with more than 10,000 products. 660-7828 WILLIAMS-SONOMA Specializing in the highest-quality cookware. 663-3019

Park Plaza


5924 R Street • Little Rock 501.664.3062

An Artist Driven Boutique 2616 Kavanaugh Blvd. • Little Rock 501.661.1167 • www.shopboxturtle.com

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ophisticated, cool and definitely, oh so 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 treelined streets and elegant homes. Shoppers can find a wide range of stores, from fine apparel and jewelry to the oldest florist in town. There’s a spa, a store for runners, a toy store and some of the city’s best fine art retailers. 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. No visit to the Heights would be complete without a leisurely stroll along the neighborhood’s promenade on Kavanaugh Boulevard. It’s a great place to take Fido for a stroll. 50

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THE HEIGHTS HEIGHTS DINING GUIDE This neighborhood is a charming spot to spend the day, and when you need a little refreshment, stop in at one of the area’s eateries. Some of the city’s finest restaurants call the Heights home. So whether you’re looking for a burger or vegetarian California rolls, tuna tataki or a salad with locally-grown produce, pizzas or a Tex-Mex taco, the Heights has you covered.

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 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. The food focus is on high-end items that pair

Shrimp at Terry’s Restaurant

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 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


Fantastic China

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 SEOUL Japanese and Korean menu items, including a choice selection of sushi. 5923 Kavanaugh Blvd., serving sushi and choice items. 227-7222 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. Voted as one of the best new restaurants in the 2011 Readers Choice poll. 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 over 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

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HEIGHTS SHOPPING GUIDE Just minutes from downtown, the Heights is one of the city’s most charming and quaint neighborhoods. Walk along the Kavanaugh Promenade or stop by any of the area’s upscale retail stores. You’ll be thrilled with what you find in the Heights. 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 BEYOND THE GARDEN GATE Real and silk flowers, containers and gift items. 5619 Kavanaugh Blvd. 660-4082 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 albums to bridesmaid gifts. 5600 R St. 975-8902 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

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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 accessories and gadgets, cooking classes and gift baskets. 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-6900 ELLEN GOLDEN ANTIQUES All things French—antique furniture, paintings and decorative pieces. 5701 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-7746 EMBER BOUTIQUE Creative clothing, art and jewelry at affordable prices. 5709 Kavanaugh Blvd. 225-3220

FEINSTEIN’S A women’s clothing boutique offering fine apparel and accessories. 5600 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-7330 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 HEIGHTS FINE WINES AND SPIRITS Offering an excellent selection of wines, beers and other spirits. 5012 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-9463 HEIGHTS GALLERY An art gallery featuring works by regional artists. Custom-framing services. 5801 Kavanaugh Blvd. Fine men’s 664-2772 clothing is HEIGHTS TOY CENTER available at A must-see toy store for the Mr. Wicks. young and young-at-heart. Offering 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 MR. WICKS MEN’S CLOTHING A men’s clothing store offering fine business apparel and weekend wear. 5924 R St. 664-3062 MOLLY’S PAPERIE Personalized stationary and invitations for all occasions. 5110 Kavanaugh Blvd. 661-9929 NEW TRADITIONS A women’s designer clothing store, also offering a great selection of shoes, purses and other accessories. 1920 N. Grant St. 663-2388 OZARK OUTDOOR SUPPLY For the outdoor enthusiast, get your camping gear, clothing and other supplies here. 5514 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-4832 ROSEN MUSIC A variety of instruments, restorations and private lessons. 5611 Kavanaugh Blvd. 666-0814 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 TERRY’S FINER FOODS A gourmet food market. 5018 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-4152


18th & 19th Century French Antiques Imported by Ellen Golden Art by Barry Thomas American Impressionist

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

THE ACCESSORY & LAMPSHADES ETC. Fine home furnishings, designer lamps, accessories and botanicals. 5608 R St. 664-5363 THE PAINTED PIG A ceramic studio where kids can pick a piece of pottery and paint it. 5622 R St. 280-0553 THE TOGGERY A childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothing store. 5919 R St. 663-8662 TIPTON HURST A floral store offering books, candles, gifts, seasonal and decorative items. 1801 N. Grant St. 666-3333 TRIANON ANTIQUES Offering a wide selection of fine antique furniture and accessories imported from Europe. 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-5502 TULIPS A hip clothing boutique offering fun designers and styles for women of all ages. 5817 Kavanaugh Blvd. 614-7343 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 vast selection of books. 5920 R St. 663-9198 YARN MART All your knitting and needlepoint supplies under one roof. 5711 Kavanaugh Blvd. 666-6505 YVES DELORME PARIS Fine European linens and accessories for the home. 5717 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-7344

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JAMES HAYES “Standing Chandelier” Custom colors available along with other art glass

red door gallery

3715 JFK Blvd. North Little Rock, AR  72116 501-753-5227 www.reddoorgalleryonline.com   Monday-Friday 10:00 to 5:30 Saturday 10:00 to 4:00  

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.

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

claytime pottery

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417 Main St. Argenta, North Little Rock, Ar 72114 lp@aristotle.net www.claytimepottery.com Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-3 and by appointment 501 374-3515

Custom and do-it-yourself framing. Paintings, glass, pottery and jewlery by local and regional artists. Open Tuesday Saturday. a.m. to 6 p.m. GUIDE TO GREATER LITTLE ROCK • 2012 5 4 VISITOR’S10

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. 

2601 Kavanaugh Suite #1 501-664-8996 www.gallery26.com


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Local Colour Gallery

Monday-Saturday 11:00am-5:00pm 5811 Kavanaugh Blvd. In the Heights 501-265-0422 www.localcolourgallery.com 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.

The Art Loft “Artistry in Motion” 1525 Merrill Drive Little Rock, AR 72211 501-203-7653 melodylile@gmail.com

The concept is simple:  “Artistry in Motion” and that means you can come in, watch artists at work, chat with them, understand their work, and shop through over 300 works of original art and limited edition Giclees.  Watch an artist create your masterpiece: Impression, Still Life, Whimsical, Rock Stars, Sports, Portraits (you, spouse, children, pets), and more. Limo service is available to and from hotels. Free parking.

boswell mourot FINE ART Little Rock • Miami 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd Little Rock, AR 72207 tel. 501.664.0030 www.boswellmourot.com

Fine Art from local, regional and international artists for the emerging and established collector.

Kevin Cole “Lookin to Hope” 17” x 17” Mixed Media, 2010

Greg Thompson fine Art

Hearne Fine Art

429 Main Street North Little Rock, AR 501-664-2787 www.GregThompsonFineArt.com

1001 Wright Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72206 501-372-6822 Monday-Friday 9-5 • Saturday 10-6 Sunday by appointment www.hearnefineart.com • hearnefineart@gmail.com Hearne FIne Art recently relocated to a new location in the historic Dunbar community. This gallery proudly represents local, regional and nationally known emerging and established African American artists. From the old masters to the contemporary, this is where aesthetics and investment meet. All mediums are offered with extensive gallery space and educational lectures monthly. Fine Art Appraisals and Conservation Custom Framing Services are also available.

Glennray Tutor, “Seven Sauces” (2008) oil on paper, 21" x 29"

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.

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rom 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 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 Rd. 975-7401 ARKANSAS BURGER CO. Really good burgers, fries and shakes, plus a great Greek salad and other entrées. 7410 Cantrell Rd. 663-0600 BAR LOUIE This chain’s first Arkansas 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 Rd. 228-0444 BONEFISH GRILL Voted one 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 filets 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 Rd. 228-0356 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 Rd. 868-5279 CAPERS It’s never been better, with as good 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 Rd. 868-7600 CAPI’S Nuevo Latino Cuisine featuring tasty tamales, enchiladas and Central American inspired entrées. Great desserts, too. 11525 Cantrell Rd. 225-9600 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 Rd. 490-2433

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CHICK-FIL-A It’s all about the chicken— sandwiches, salads and wraps. 11525 Cantrell Rd. 223-5111 CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL Traditional Mexican favorites like tacos, burritos and chips and guacamole. 11525 Cantrell Rd. CRAZEE’S COOL CAFÉ Good burgers, daily plate specials and bar food amid pool tables and TVs. 7626 Cantrell Rd. 221-9696 CUPCAKES ON THE RIDGE From classic vanilla, red velvet to a fun and tasty cookies and cream, this shop that specializes in cupcakes that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. 11525 Cantrell Rd. 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

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 PANERA BREAD This west Little 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 Rd. 227-0222 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

Experience nuevo Latino cuisine at Capi’s at Pleasant Ridge Town Center. 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 ORANGE LEAF Self-serve yogurt in a variety of flavors and lots of toppings. 11525 Cantrell Rd. 227-4522 OZARK COUNTRY RESTAURANT Football-sized omelets filled with the same

shakes—are sure to please. Outdoor patio dining available. 8026 Cantrell Rd. 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, 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 Rd. 221-3330 TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE Besides 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 Rd. 224-1113

ASIAN

FAR EAST ORIENTAL CUISINE Asian traditional favorites like sweet and sour chicken and pepper beef steak. 11610 Pleasant Ridge Rd. 219-9399 GINA’S CHINESE KITCHEN AND SUSHI BAR A broad and strong sushi menu with a manageable and delectable selection of Chinese standards. 14524 Cantrell Rd. 868-7775 HUNAN ORIENTAL CUISINE Old favorites such as orange beef or chicken and Hunan green beans are still prepared with care in very nice surroundings. 11610 Pleasant Ridge Dr., just off Cantrell. 223-9966 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 Rd. 280-0022 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. 6805 Cantrell Rd. 663-4000

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 the best Turkish coffee in Central Arkansas. 11525 Cantrell Rd. 223-9332 TAZIKI’S GREEK FARE 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 6 p.m. 8200 Cantrell Rd. 227-8291

ITALIAN

CARINO’S COUNTRY ITALIAN A homey-chain joint, from the same people who brought you Macaroni Grill, offering irresistible Italian bread and affordable, tasty, substantial lunches and dinners. 11600 Pleasant Ridge Rd. 225-3434 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 Rd. 664-2239 GRAFFITI’S The casually chic and everpopular Italian-flavored bistro avoids the rut

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Arkansas Times 2010 Best New Restaurant

Authentic Mexican, Southwestern & Caribbean Best Happy Hour Deal in West Little Rock! Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - Close

Lunch and Dinner reservations accepted for groups of 5 and more.

11525 Cantrell Rd • Pleasant Ridge Town Center 501-225-9600 • www.capisrestaurant.com

Celebrated

New-American Cuisine from Chef Capi

Frequent winner for Best Restaurant Best Dessert Catering Business Lunch Wine List

Monday through Saturday • 11:00-2:30 5:30-Close 8201 Cantrell Road • Little Rock Pavilion in the Park • 221-3330

www.triosrestaurant.com

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with daily specials and careful menu tinkering. Serves up one of the best martinis in town. 7811 Cantrell Rd. 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 Rd. 868-3250 LARRY’S PIZZA The buffet is the way to go—fresh, hot pizza, fully loaded with ingre-

dients, brought hot to your table, all for a low price. 12911 Cantrell Rd. 224-8804 NYPD PIZZA The pizza is cheesy, with plenty of impressive toppings. Baked ziti, salads and more are also available. 6015 Chenonceau Blvd., just off Cantrell. 868-3911 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. 14710 Cantrell Rd. 228-7000 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

BLUE COAST BURRITO You will become a lover of fish tacos here, but there are plenty of other fresh coastal Mex choices served up cafeteria style in “cool” surroundings. Don’t miss the Baja fruit tea. 14810 Cantrell Rd. 868-3770

CANTRELL ROAD SHOPPING GUIDE Don’t miss this area’s unique offerings—ranging from fine furniture, Egyptian cotton linens, clothing, gifts and more. ABBEY CARPET A great selection of floorand antiques. 14810 Cantrell Rd. 868-3400 ing. 7305 Cantrell Rd. 614.1008 GOOD EARTH GARDEN CENTER A ARNOLD’S FLOORING AMERICA Carpet, wonderful selection of plant and outdoor hardwood flooring and more. 7619 Cantrell accessories. 15601 Cantrell Rd. 868-4666 Rd. 225-3840 HADIDI ORIENTAL RUGS Fine antique B. BARNETT A women’s clothing store that and new Oriental rugs and other floor coverincludes designs by Ralph Lauren, Giorgio ings. 8116 Cantrell Rd. 225-8999 Armani and Rena Lange, and cosmetics by HIGHWAY 10 WINE & SPIRITS Offers Trish McEvoy, Laura Mercier and Nars. Be an excellent selection of wines, beer and other sure to check out their day spa! 8201 Cantrell spirits. 14309 Cantrell Rd. 225-6879 Rd. 223-2514 KEN RASH’S CASUAL FURNITURE An BARBARA/JEAN LTD One of the city’s outdoor living one-stop shop, featuring grills, 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 Rd. 227-0054 BAUMAN’S MEN’S SHOP A men’s fine apparel store offering styles by Zegna, Brioni and Ferragamo. 8201 Cantrell Rd. 227-8797 C & F CARPET Wide selection of flooring options. 2206 Cantrell Rd. 399-9909 CANTRELL FURNITURE Experience fine dining and a multitude of shopping options AND DESIGN CENTER at Pleasant Ridge Town Center. Offering furniture, carpets and rugs, lighting and other home-related items. 7619 Cantrell Rd. 225-0002 furniture and other outdoor living accessories. CANTRELL GALLERY Finds works by 7214 Cantrell Rd. 663-1818 local and regional artists. 8206 Cantrell Rd. PAZZAZ INTERIORS From traditional to 224-1335 modern furniture, lighting and accessories, this CANTRELL GARDENS NURSERY A store earns a must-shop. Behind Walgreens great nursery for green-thumbed visitors. 7800 at 14810 Cantrell Rd. 868-8090 Cantrell Rd. 225-1030 WINDOW WORKS For all your window CATERING TO YOU In addition to wondertreatments. Just off Cantrell Road. 2410 Glover ful gourmet foods, shop their collection of fun St. 219-1500 gifts. 8121 Cantrell Rd. 614-9030 COMPANIONS Women’s and contemporary Dogwood Crossing clothing from names such as Trina, Turk, 5507 Ranch Dr., off Cantrell Road Parameter, Velvet and Puella. 14810 Cantrell TOBY FAIRLEY GALLERY Featuring an Rd. 868-8484 excellent collection of fine art by regionally DAVID CLAIBOURNE LTD. Fine furniture known artists. 868-9882

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Pleasant Ridge Town Center 11525 Cantrell Rd 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 and accessories. 225-3131 EASY RUNNER Offering shoes and clothing for runners and joggers. 221-0017 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 JEANTÉ Contemporary women’s clothing. 614-7788 JUNE’S HALLMARK Cards for all occasions. 907-8026 KICHEN CO. For the novice cook or experienced gourmand, get all your kitchen items here. 663-3338 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


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 Rd. 280-9888; and 18321 Cantrell Rd. 868-8822 MEXICO CHIQUITO Hearty platters of boldly spiced, inexpensive food holds its own with the “authentic” joints. 13924 Cantrell Rd. 217-0700 SENOR TEQUILA Authentic dishes with great service and prices, and maybe the best margarita in town. 14524 Cantrell Rd. 868-7642

Full Service Bar Happy Hour 4-6 Everyday

MERLE NORMAN Complete line of beauty and skincare needs. 907-8025 MoDA Huge selection of fun dresses, great denim, accessories and more. 227-8844 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 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 STRASBURG CHILDREN Quality children’s clothing. 225-6297 STUDIO XS SALON European/American style salon. 224-3500 THE FRESH MARKET A different kind of grocery shopping experience. 225-7700 THE RIDGE WINE & SPIRITS A large selection of spirits. 225-8060 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 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

(501) 219-9399

Pleasant Ridge West Shopping Center 11610 Pleasant Ridge Road, Suite 100 Little Rock www.FarEastAsianCuisine.com Sunday 11:30-9:30 • Mon-Thurs 11-9:30 Friday 11-10:30 • Saturday 11:30-10:30 Private Party room • take-out orders welcome.

Where can you get dinner and a show for a great price?

Serving up fun, food and fabulous live entertainment since 1967.

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ith 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.

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER’S CHILDREN’S THEATRE Designed to tickle a child’s imagination, AAC’s Children’s Theatre presents traditional, as well as original productions for children, teens and their families. 372-4000; www.arkarts.com ARKANSAS SKATIUM This west Little Rock hot spot offers roller- and ice-skating and “broomball” for active youngsters and teens. 227-4333; www.arkansasskatium.com ARKANSAS TRAVELERS BASEBALL For most Arkansas baseball fans, few things in life top the words “Play Ball.” Dickey-Stephens Park, home of the Arkansas Travs, is headquartered in historic Argenta. 664-7559; www.travs.com BURNS PARK 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. 7918537; www.northlittlerock.org Peabody Children’s Adventure Park CHUCK E. CHEESE’S It’s loud but loaded with pint-sized diversions and specializes in kids’ favorite foods. Kids just love it. 227-8363; various locations around central Arkansas. www.chuckecheese.com Find a complete list online. 396-7050; www. HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM Practiamod.org cally every museum in Little Rock offers somePEABODY HOTEL DUCKS Nearly as thing—whether an exhibit or activity—for kids. famous as Little Rock’s former U.S. President, Of particular interest is the Historic Arkansas the ducks make a daily appearance via a red Museum, offering exhibits designed to educate carpet at the hotel lobby’s marble fountain, children about Little Rock and frontier life. where they frolic all day before returning to 324-9351; www.arkansashistory.com the Royal Peabody Duck Palace at 5 p.m. JACK STEPHENS YOUTH GOLF ACAD906-4000; www.peabodylittlerock.com EMY/THE FIRST TEE OF CENTRAL PEABODY PARK After visiting the ducks, 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 and putting course. 562-4653; www.thefirsttee.org LITTLE ROCK ZOO No trip to Little Rock is complete without a stop at the zoo to see the city’s most celebrated residents.The Little Rock Zoo is home to more than 750 mammals, birds and reptiles. 666-2406; www.littlerockzoo.com MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY The Museum of Discovery is closed for renovations until Jan. 2012. However, they will offer a number of fun and educational exhibits at Penguin exhibit at the Little Rock Zoo

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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. 371-4770; www.littlerock.org PINNACLE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK 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. 868-5806; www. arkansasstateparks.com/pinnaclemountain PLAYTIME PIZZA The fun is never rained out at the Playtime Pizza, an $11 million, 65,000-square-foot kidtopia. While adults can visit the buffet table, kids can checkout the games: indoor mini-golf, laser tag, go karts, arcade games and bumper cars. 227-7529; www.playtimepizza.com RIVER RAIL STREETCAR For the younger crowd, the downtown trolley is a whole new experience, while for others, it’s a chance to relive a memory. Also, the trolley is a unique way to tour the River Market, which includes a peek at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, Heifer International’s world headquarters, Dickey-Stephens Park, U.S.S. Razorback submarine and so much more. 374-5354; www.cat.org/rrail/ WILD RIVER COUNTRY North Little Rock’s popular water park offers almost a dozen different water attractions. It’s open from May until August. 753-8600; www.wildrivercountry.com WILLOW SPRINGS WATER PARK Little Rock’s original water park, Willow Springs was built in 1928, but continues to update and improve. The park 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. 888-4148; www.willowsprings.net WITT STEPHENS JR. CENTRAL ARKANSAS NATURE CENTER One of Little Rock’s newest attractions, Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center encourages children to explore their natural surroundings through educational and interactive exhibits. 907-0636; www.centralarkansasnaturecenter.com/


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ittle Rock offers a number of places to catch a movie.

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CINEMARK TANDY 10 4188 E. McCain Blvd. NLR www.cinemark.com LAKEWOOD 8 2939 Lakewood Village Dr. NLR 758-5354; www.dtmovies.com MARKET STREET CINEMA 1521 Merrill Dr. 312-8900 www.marketstreetcinema.net RAVE MOTION PICTURES 18 Colonel Glenn Plaza Dr. 687-0499 www.ravemotionpictures.com RIVERDALE 10 2600 Cantrell Rd. 296-9955 www.riverdale10.com UA BRECKENRIDGE STADIUM 12 CINEMA I-430 at the Rodney Parham exit. 224-0990; www.fandango.com/uabreckenridgevillage12_aamaa/theaterpage

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rom 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 best 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 to 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 barbeque to exquisitely prepared steaks, seafood, Asian and more. Find a few suggestions listed here.

WEST LITTLE ROCK DINING GUIDE AMERICAN

ALLEY OOPS This restaurant at Creekwood Plaza (near the Kanis-Bowman intersection) is a neighborhood gathering spot serving plate lunches, burgers and homemade desserts. 11900 Kanis Rd. 221-9400 APPLEBEE’S A vast menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads, pastas and appetizers, served in a pleasant setting. 12110 Chenal Pkwy. 954-8444

ATHLETIC CLUB What could be mundane fare gets delightful twists and embellishments here. Inside Embassy Suites Hotel. 11301 Financial Centre Pkwy. 312-9000 B-Side The little breakfast place in the former party room of Lilly’s DimSum Then Some 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.

Pizza at Bruno’s

ARTHUR’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE 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 choice of seafood, too. The truffle fries are spectacular. Good wine list. 27 Rahling Circle. 821-1838

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11121 Rodney Parham Rd. 554-0914 BLACK ANGUS Charcoal-grilled burgers, hamburger steaks and steaks proper are the big draws at this local institution. 10907 N. Rodney Parham Rd. 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 Rd. 224-9500 BUFFALO GRILL The great, crispy-off-thegriddle cheeseburger and hand-cut fries star at this family-friendly stop. 400 N. Bowman Rd. 224-0012 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 Rd. 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 COFFEE BEANERY CAFE Come for the coffee, but the sandwiches and desserts are delicious, too. 17200 Chenal Pkwy. 821-7747 COMMUNITY BAKERY This sunny bakery is a great place to grab coffee, bagels, doughnuts, cookies and birthday cakes. 270 S. Shackleford Rd. 224-1656 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 Rd. 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 Rd. 225-7100 DELICIOUS TEMPTATIONS A great variety of sandwiches, meal-sized salads and homemade soups, many of the items are heart-smart. Great desserts, too. 11220 N. Rodney Parham Rd. 225-6893 DENNY’S Home of the Grand Slam breakfast served 24/7. Also pick from their selection of sandwiches, wraps and hearty entrees. 310 S. Shackleford Rd. 224-8264 DIXIE CAFE Abundant vegetable choices


Simply the Best Escape to the Promenade at Chenal and discover a remarkable collection of stores, restaurants and entertainment in one gorgeous setting. Shop the latest styles. Take in a movie. Enjoy a delectable meal. Stroll the plazas and forget the rest of the world. aéropostale • anthropologie • Bravo! cucina italiana • charming charlie chenal 9 theatres with imaX • coldwater creek • destination maternity dsw • eco FaB • Flirt • James eyecare and optics gallery • Just dogs! gourmet Justice • kay Jewelers • loFt • luXury nails • maggie moo’s ice cream & treatery paul’s shoes • portrait innovations • rk collections rock paper scissors • sunglass station • the tavern sports grill white house | Black market • ya ya’s euro Bistro Coming soon: Big orange Burgers • salads • shakes Crazy 8 • J.Crew • Perfume max • seleCt Comfort • w By azwell warren’s shoes • the wine loft

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that are inexpensive, wholesome, satisfying and dependable, with meats and fresh rolls to match. A great place for families to have a sit down meal. 10700 Rodney Parham Rd. 224-3728 FADED ROSE The Cajun-inspired menu seldom disappoints. Steaks and soaked salads are legendary. One of Little Rock’s favorite restaurants that’s popular among the locals. 400 N Bowman Rd. 224-3377 FIVE GUY’S 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 years. 11121 N. Rodney Parham Rd. 225-4487 GRUMPY’S TOO Try the Wednesday night

This may be the only restaurant in town that serves smoked bologna, and while the menu is limited, including shrimp, wings, catfish, ribs and more, the choices are tasty, fresh and homemade. Be ready to wait on yourself. If they’re busy, you have to pick up your own order. 200 Bowman Rd. 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 good food. Big salads, too. 10901 N. Rodney Parham Rd. 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 MARIE’S MILFORD TRACK II Healthy and tasty are the key words at this deli/grill, featuring hot entrées, soups, sandwiches,

Rose’s Hot Red Pepper Shrimp at The Faded Rose 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 Rd. 227-5555 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 p.m. or 4 a.m. 11601 Hermitage Rd. 954-7737 JASON’S DELI A huge 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 Rd. 954-8700 KRAZY MIKES SHRIMP N WINGS

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salads and killer desserts. 9813 W. Markham St. 225-4500 MARKHAM STREET GRILL AND PUB The menu 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 McALISTERS DELI 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 entrées, soups, sandwiches, salads and killer desserts. Inside Searcy Building. 10809 Executive Center Dr. 223-2257 MIMI’S CAFE 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 CAFE 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. CAFE The popular take-out bakery has an eat-in restaurant and friendly operators. It’s self-service, simple and good—11 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 PHIL’S PLACE Serving a variety of sandwiches and all the extras at lunchtime. 11121 N. Rodney Parham Rd. 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 Rd. 224-3344 TEXAS ROADHOUSE Designed along the lines of those loud, peanuts-on-thetable 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 Rd. 224-2427 TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE Besides 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. 11900 Kanis Rd. 221-6773 WEST END SMOKEHOUSE AND TAVERN Its primary focus is a sports bar with 50-plus TVs, but the dinner entrées (grilled chicken and steaks) are plentiful and the bar food is top quality. 215 N. Shackleford Rd. 224-7665 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


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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 and offers a few delightful twists on the usual local offerings, plus there’s authentic Hong Kong dim sum. #6 Shackleford Dr. 221-7737 FU LIN Quality of the made-to-order entrées is high, as is the quantity. A tradition in Little Rock that spans many years. 200 N. Bowman Rd. 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 Rd. 223-0888 GENGHI’S GRILL Fast Asian stir-fry. Choose your own meats, veggies, rice, noodles and sauces. Affordably priced. 12318 Chenal Pkwy. 223-2695 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 Rd. 217-8888 KOBE JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE AND SUSHI Though answering the need for more hibachis in Little Rock, Kobe stands taller for its sushi offerings. 11401 Financial Centre Pkwy. 225-5999 LILLY’S DIM SUM 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 Rd. 716-2700 MT. FUJI JAPANESE RESTAURANT The dean of Little Rock sushi bars with a fabulous lunch special. 10301 N. Rodney Parham Rd. 227-6498 P. F. CHANG’S Make a reservation to get seated immediately and enjoy some terrific flavors and presentations. 317 S. Shackleford Rd. 225-4424 PANDA GARDEN Large buffet with sushi and a dessert bar. One of the newer restaurants on the Asian landscape. 2604 S. Shackleford Rd. 224-8100 SEKISUI Fresh-tasting sushi, Japanese traditional or the fun hibachi-style, and an overwhelming assortment of entrées. Nice wine selection, sake, specialty drinks. 219 N. Shackleford Rd. 221-7070 THANH MY NOODLE SOUP Vietnamese restaurant serving traditional soups and rolls. 302 N. Shackleford Rd. 312-7498

Large restaurant that is family-friendly. 12005 Westhaven Dr. 954-7427 FAMOUS DAVE’S A chain that runs the gamut of ’cue and its relatives: chopped pork, beef brisket, barbeque 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 Rd. 221-3283 TERRI-LYNN’S BAR-B-Q AND DELI High-quality meats served on large sandwiches and good tamales served with chili or without (the better bargain). 10102 N. Rodney Parham Rd. 227-6371

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AMRUTH AUTHENTIC INDIAN CUISINE Nice spicy Indian dishes in a small but shiny storefront and at a price you can afford. The chicken biryani is loaded with saffron; the samosas are delicious. Lunch specials, available weekdays, are about $6.50. Lamb and shrimp dishes accompany any number of vegetarian delights. 11121 N. Rodney Parham Rd. 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 Rd. 246-4340 KHALIL’S PUB AND GRILL Widely varied

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 & BBQ The pulled pork is tender and juicy, and the sauce is sweet and tangy. Maybe the best dry ribs in the area. VISITOR’S GUIDE TO GREATER LITTLE ROCK • 2012

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menu with European, Mexican and American influences. Go for the Bierocks, rolls filled with onions and beef. 110 S. Shackleford Rd. 224-0224 STAR OF INDIA People who don’t know if they like Indian food discover here that they 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. Don’t forget to try the Indian beer. 301 N. Shackleford Rd. 227-9900 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. Portions are ample. 2200 Rodney Parham Rd. 217-9393 THE PANTRY RESTAURANT Owner and self-proclaimed “food evangelist” Tomas Bohm does things the right way and the menu

braised beef ravioli is a clear stand-out; it marries sophistication with comfort food. 17815 Chenal Pkwy. 821-2485 BRUNO’S LITTLE ITALY This morethan-half-century-old establishment artfully balances innovation with its delicious traditional fare. The pizza is outstanding and service impeccable. 315 N. Bowman Rd. 224-4700 CHI ZI’S PIZZA Pizza buffet or takeout, with lots of great toppings. 11121N.RodneyParham Rd. 221-1060 CHUCKE.CHEESE’S Featuring age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment Sushi specialties at Panda Garden that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids will love. They stays relatively true to his Czechoslovakian also provide great food for the family including roots, but there are plenty of choices to suit freshly baked pizzas and a garden fresh salad all tastes. One can’t-go-wrong with the cheese bar. It’s a great place for everyday fun or special spaetzle—homemade noodles in creamy occasions such as birthdays, play groups and bechamel sauce with a nice caramelized onion school fundraising events. 10901 N. Rodney kick. Creamy and dreamy. 11401 N. Rodney Parham Rd. 227-8363 Parham Rd. 353-1875 DAMGOODE PIES A somewhat different YA YA’S EUROBISTRO The first eatery to pizza place, largely because of a spicy garlic open in the relatively new Promenade at Chenal white sauce that’s offered as an alternative is a date-night affair, transforming comfort food to the traditional red sauce. Good bread, too. into beautiful cuisine. Best bet is lunch, where Pick-up or delivery only at this location. 10720 you can explore the menu through soup, salad or Rodney Parham Rd. 664-2239 half a sandwich. 17711 Chenal Pkwy. 821-1144 OLIVE GARDEN Chain restaurant with lots of basic favorites, and a great eat-til-you’restuffed salad deal, if the pasta doesn’t stuff you BRAVO CUCINA ITALIANA Upper-tofirst. 10715 N. Rodney Parham Rd. 225-7673 mid-range Italian chain where the flat breads PIZZA HUT Whether looking for hand-tossed, are crispy and substantial, the salads are personal, stuffed or multi-grain crusts and a well-crafted and the soups sublime. The Chianti variety of toppings and sauces, this national

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West Little Rock Attractions

On the Silver Screen: UA BRECKENRIDGE STADIUM 12 CINEMA: Interstate 430 at the Rodney Parham exit. 224-0990; www. fandango.com/uabreckenridgevillage12 MARKET STREET CINEMA: 1521 Merrill Dr. 312-8900; www.marketstreetcinema.net RAVE MOTION PICTURES: 18 Colonel Glenn Plaza Dr. 687-0499; www.ravemotionpictures.com CHENAL 9 THEATRES WITH IMAX At The Promenade: 17825 Chenal Pkwy. 821-2616; www. chenal9@dtmovies.com

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chain fills the bill. Also offers wings and pasta dishes. Two west Little Rock locations: 301 N. Shackleford Rd. 228-7000; and 11410 W. Markham St. 228-7000 ROMANOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MACARONI GRILL A chain restaurant with a large menu of pasta, chicken, beef, fish and specialty dishes with a corporate bent. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to try their breads. 11100 W. Markham St. 221-3150 SHOTGUN DANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Rd. 224-6300 VESUVIO BISTRO If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for real Italian food, this restaurant is the place for you. The swordfish is excellent as is the fillet of sole. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

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CACTUS JACKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MEXICAN RESTAURANT This restaurant offers everything youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d expect from a traditional Mexican restaurant including ample portions. 11414 W. Markham St. 227-7556 CHILIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S You can put some Mexican flair into 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. Great top-shelf margaritas, too. 10700 N. Rodney Parham Rd. 224-0455 COZYMELâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S A trendy Dallas-chain 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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;authenticâ&#x20AC;? joints. Takeout only. 11406 W. Markham St. 217-0647 MOEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SOUTHWEST GRILL This west Little Rock restaurant could be described as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;build-your-own-burritoâ&#x20AC;? place, with several tacos and nachos to choose from as well. Wash it down with a beer from their large selection. 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. We heartily recommend the Mercedes margarita. 11721 Chenal Pkwy. 217-9275 SENOR TEQUILA Authentic dishes with great service and prices, and maybe the best margarita in town.Two west Little Rock locations: 1101 S. Bowman Rd. 954-7780; and 10300 N. Rodney Parham Rd. 224-5505 SU CASA HOMECOOKING This west Little Rock restaurant offers real, 100% authentic Mexican home cooking. Shrimp cocktails, Nopal salad and more. 9501 Rodney Parham Rd. 224-0544

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WEST LITTLE ROCK SHOPPING GUIDE This area of the city has all a shopper could want from a great fishing store to big box retailers to a store especially geared to four-legged members of the family. Take a day and explore this neighborhood and all its amenities. Here are a few stops to get you started. ALL THE RAGE Formal wear and special occasion attire for women. At The Market Place at 11121 N. Rodney Parham Rd. 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 Rd. 227-5537 BEDFORD CAMERA & VIDEO Everything the shutterbug could ever desire. 11400 N. Rodney Parham Rd. 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 Rd. 221-9195 BLIND AMBITION Specializing in window treatments. At the Bowman Curve Shopping Center at 400 N. Bowman Rd. 221-3350 C & P CARPETS Wide selection of flooring options. 10014 N. Rodney Parham Rd. 224-6000 CECIL’S FINE JEWELRY A fine store offering men’s and women’s distinctive jewelry. At Trellis Square at 10720 N. Rodney Parham Rd. 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 and women. 12305 Chenal Pkwy. 225-6504 Rd. 225-0544 PAINT AND CARPET DEPOT Paint, floorGREENHAW’S MEN’S WEAR Fine ing and more. 11600 Chenal Pkwy. 225-1871 menswear store offering business apparel REJUVENATION CLINIC AND DAY and weekend wear. At Breckenridge Village SPA Combining time-honored traditions and at 10301 N. Rodney Parham Rd. 227-8703 techniques with the advantages of modern sciHOLLYWOOD & SPORTS MEMORABILence and high-quality products. Rejuvenation LIA Autographed items such as baseballs, offers some of the best skin and body treatprints and more 10720 Rodney Parham Rd. ments available. 11125 Arcade Dr. 228-4545 219-0003 ROCK CITY KICKS A one-of-a-kind sneaker J. OLIVER’S FINE JEWELRY A fine boutique. 200 N. Bowman Curve. 660-7888 jewelry store offering men’s and women’s THE CROWN SHOP A Hallmark store with jewelry. At Bowman Curve Shopping Center a wide card selection and wonderful gifts. At at 400 N. Bowman Rd. 954-9400 The Village at Pleasant Valley at 10700 N. LIGHT INNOVATIONS Offering indoor and Rodney Parham Rd. 227-8442 outdoor lighting options. 9101 W. Markham WHOLE FOODS For the organically inclined, St. 223-9026 a food market with a deli, excellent vitamins MARTINOUS ORIENTAL RUGS Fine and herbal supplement selection, books and antique and new Oriental rugs and other floor more. At The Village at Pleasant Valley at 10700 coverings. 1521 Macon Dr. 224-0313 N. Rodney Parham Rd. 221-2331 MICHAEL LANARI’S KITCHEN & BATH CONCEPTS For the latest in kitchen and The Promenade at Chenal bath. 9805 W. Markham St. 225-5221 17711 Chenal Parkway ORECK CLEAN HOME A retail location AEROPOSTALE This hip establishment stocking vacuum cleaners, air-purifers and offers casual, edgy apparel and accessories other Oreck products. 12310 Chenal Pkwy. for teens. 821.2067 954-7300 ANN TAYLOR LOFT The ultimate casual, OZARK ANGLER Specializing in clothing, fashionable and fun retail destination for The at Chenal equipment and other gear forPromenade fly-fishermen women. 821.3328 CHARMING CHARLIE Awesome women’s fashion, jewelry, handbags and more. The Promenade at Chenal is west Little Rock’s premier shopping destination, 821-7299 featuring major retailers and even a store just for dogs. CLAIRE’S BOUTIQUE Jewelry and accessories for the younger crowd. 821-3618 COLDWATER CREEK A leading specialty retailer of women’s apparel, gifts, jewelry and accessories. 821.4085 DESTINATION MATERNITY High fashion maternity clothes. 821-3974 DSW Name brand shoes at big discounts. 821-5368 JUST DOGS! GOURMET Catering to your four-legged friends. 821-5774 JUSTICE Tweens can select their favorite fashions from tops, bottoms, outerwear, dresses, PJs, and even school uniforms! 821.5564 KAY JEWELERS Offering fine jewelry. 821.2323 RK COLLECTIONS An exciting alternative for those who want fashion and sophistication. 821-5590 SUNGLASS STATION The latest in brand-name sunglasses. 821.1414

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SOUTHWEST LITTLE ROCK southWEST DINING GUIDE AMERICAN

APPLEBEE’S A vast menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads, pastas and appetizers, served in a pleasant setting. #6 Mabelvale Plaza Lane. 565-3004 BREWSTER’S 2 CAFÉ Down-home done right. Check out the yams, mac-and-cheese, greens, purple-hull peas, cornbread, wings, catfish and all the rest. 2725 Arch St. 301-7728 DIXIE CAFE Abundant vegetable choices that 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 GRAMPA’S CATFISH HOUSE The newest location of a longtime local favorite focuses on doing one thing well—fried fish, hush puppies and good sides. 9219 Stagecoach Rd. 407-0000 IRONHORSE SALOON Bar and grill offering juicy hamburgers and cheeseburgers. 9125 Mann Rd. 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 Rd. 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 Rd. 568-2566 65TH STREET DINER An oasis in the Industrial Park-area. The diner serves home cookin’ with a few contemporary twists. The menu changes weekly, with daily entrées paired with two sides. Harried commuters also enjoy to-go breakfast offerings. 3201 W. 65th St. 562-7800 WING SHACK Chose from wings, ranging from hot to honey mustard or barbecue and more. Chicken and fish available. Dine-in or carry out. 6323 Colonel Glenn Rd. 562-0010

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CUISINE OF CHINA Choose Chinese fare from the menu or buffet. 7316 Geyer Springs Rd. 562-7129 LUCKY PANDA BUFFET Dine-in or carry

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erhaps more than any other section of the city, Southwest Little Rock has developed its own flavor and is loaded with a variety of authentic ethnic restaurants. Located south of 12th Street, this area offers a growing selection of authentic Mexican fare. Southwest Little Rock also serves up tasty down-home plate lunches, real Southern barbecue, Italian offerings, Chicago-style hotdogs, hot wings and other culinary delights. Here are some choices to get you started.

out Chinese food. 8523 Geyer Springs Rd. 570-8999 RICE HOUSE Chinese food served from a menu. We recommend the fried rice and lomein. 6205 Baseline Rd. 565-3233

an addictive vinegar-mustard-brown sugar sauce unique for this part of the country. Two southwest Little Rock locations: 1307 John Barrow Rd. 224-2057; and 7601 Geyer Springs Rd. 562-8844

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D’CARLO PIZZERIA RISTORANTE Solid Italian standards and a few daring originals in a pleasant atmosphere served by even more pleasant people. 12325 Stagecoach Rd. 407-0400 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. 10900 Stagecoach Rd. 407-9800

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Authentic Mexican meal at La Frontera Mexican Grill

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BASELINE PIT STOP BBQ It could be described as a full-service restaurant serving daily breakfast specials, appetizers, plate lunches and dinners that include fish, barbecue, burgers and all the traditional sides. Add a little fun with a game of pool or dominoes, or try your hand at shuffleboard. 5506 Baseline Rd. 562-9635 CHATZ SMOKED MEATS While maybe a little out of the way, this take-out-only eatery offers delicious ribs, chopped beef, pulled pork and all the finger-lickin’ trimmings. 8801 Colonel Glenn Rd. 562-4949 HOG’S BREATH GRILL Lots of fun offerings like alligator bites, hog tusks, Sooie Sticks and wings. Live music, karaoke and more. 9500 I-30. 565-4003 SIMS BAR-B-QUE Good spare ribs, sandwiches, beef, half and whole chicken and

EL CHICO Hearty, standard Tex-Mex served in huge portions. 8409 I-30. 562-3762 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 Rd. 565-3535 LA HERRADURA RESTAURANT Traditional Mexican fare. 8414 Geyer Springs Rd. 565-6063 LA FRONTERA MEXICAN GRILL Authentic Mexican food and Tex-Mex cuisine everyday. Happy hour 4-6PM. Live mariachis every Friday night. 4918 Baseline Rd. 562-1233 LAS PALMAS “Authentic” Mexican chain with a massive menu of choices. 10402 Stagecoach Rd. 455-8500 MERCADO SAN JOSE BAKERY & GROCERY This combo restaurant-bakery-meat market serves authentic Mexican fare. The fresh baked breads—sweet breads and handmade tortillas—are yummy and definitely worth the drive. 7411 Geyer Springs Rd. 565-4246 PANADERIA Y TAQERIA LAS AMERICAS Authentic Mexican food includes mouth-watering homemade tamales. 8622 Chicot Rd. 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 • 2012

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nown throughout Arkansas as its 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 this 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’s Old Mill

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Golf at Burns Park

NORTH LITTLE ROCK ATTRACTIONS A R K A N S A S N AT I O N A L G U A R D 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 since its founding in 1917 (later renamed Robinson). 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 it’s 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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BURNS PARK GOLF COURSE Two 18-hole courses located near the Arkansas River. 30 Championship Dr. 791-8587 CAMP ROBINSON GOLF COURSE 9 holes, good course for novice golfers at Camp Robinson. Building 7500 on Camp Robinson Rd. 753-8877

PINE VALLEY GOLF COURSE 18 holes, tight fairways lined with trees. 9311 Tom Box Rd. 835-3424 STONE LINKS GOLF COURSE Scottishstyle course with 18 holes. 110 Hwy 391 N. 945-0945

On the Silver Screen

CINEMARK TANDY 10: 4188 E. McCain Blvd. 1-800-326-3264; www.cinemark.com LAKEWOOD 8: 2939 Lakewood Village Dr. NLR 758-5354; www.dtmovies.com

The Arkansas National Guard Museum

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK DINING GUIDE Whether 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 tempting choices.

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TEXAS ROADHOUSE Grilled steak, seafood SADDLE CREEK WOODFIRED GRILL COCK OF THE WALK Make evening plans and more at a great price. Don’t be surprised Sassy pizzas, salads, prime rib and seafood— with the family to enjoy this friendly, down-home when the wait-staff breaks out into a boot scoot enough choices to please the entire family. restaurant featuring some of the best catfish boogie. 3601 Warden Rd. 771-4230 2703 Lakewood Village Dr. 812-0883 around. The cornbread tossed at the table from SHOTGUN DAN’S PIZZA Hearty pizzas the skillet is a treat. Take the Maumelle exit and sandwiches with a decent salad bar. 4020 off I-430 and go west 1.5 miles. 7103 Cock CORKY’S RIBS AND BBQ The pulled E. Broadway St. 945-0606 of the Walk Lane 758-7182. pork is tender and juicy, while the sauce is U.S. PIZZA COMPANY A local favorite CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY sweet and tangy. Dine in or drive through. serving scrumptious pizzas, salads and sandSTORE Home-cooking with plenty of variety 2947 Lakewood Village Dr. 753-3737 wiches. Three locations in North Little Rock: and big portions. Old-fashioned breakfast served WHOLE HOG CAFE The pulled pork shoulder 3324 Pike Ave. 758-5997; 4001 McCain Park all day long. 3101 Springhill Rd. 945-9373 is a classic, the back ribs are worthy of their Blvd. 753-2900; and 5524 JFK Blvd. 975-5524 DIXIE CAFÉ A Central Arkansas favorite— down-home cooking BLUE COAST BURthat is wholesome and RITO Plenty of good, satisfying. Don’t miss fresh coastal Tex-Mex the Marinated Blackchoices ser ved in eyed Pea Salad and cafeteria style. 4613 E. the jalapeno cornbread. McCain Blvd. 945-8033 2724 Lakewood Village CACTUS JACK’S Dr. 758-4777 MEXICAN RESGADWALL’S GRILL TAURANT Ample & PIZZA Once two Tex-Mex that is easy separate restaurants, a on the pocketbook. fire forced the grill into 4120 E. McCain Blvd. the pizza joint. Now, 945-5888 under one roof, there’s CASA MEXICANA mouth-watering burgers Familiar Tex-Mex style and specialty sandwiches, items shine, in ample plus zesty pizzas with portions, and the steakcracker-thin crust and centered dishes are plenty of toppings. 7311 uniformly excellent.7111 N. Hills Blvd. 834-1840 JFK Blvd. 835-7876 GOLDEN CORRAL LA REGIONAL 2 Big buffet with plenty Full-service grocery of good choices. 5001 store, baker y and Warden Rd. 771-4605 restaurant catering to HOOTERS Sandwiches, You’ll find some of the best catfish and southern fixin’s in the area at Cock of the Walk. the Latino community. burgers, seafood and A far-reaching menu, wings. 4110 Landers Rd. 945-0444 many blue ribbons, and there’s a six-pack of from chimichanga and pupusas, regional JASON’S DELI A local favorite for those sauces for all tastes. A real find is the beef aguas (horchata, tamarindo) to a large variety looking for healthy, often organic choices, brisket, cooked the way Texans like it. 5107 of Mexican sodas. 2630 Pike Ave. 246-4163 including sandwiches, entrees and salads. Warden Rd. 753-9227 LAS PALMAS A North Little Rock Mexican 4209 E. McCain Blvd. 945-7700 favorite with a variety of tasty choices. 4154 MCALISTER’S DELI Hefty sandwiches E. McCain Blvd. 945-8010 made from quality meats and cheeses. Try a FOX & HOUND Sports, spirits, good bar food MI BURRITO Plenty of good Mexican food at glass of their “Sweet Tea.” 4842 N. Hills Blvd. and fun. 2800 Lakewood Village Dr. 753-8300 the right price. 11608 Maumelle Blvd. 753-6263 812-6920 MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL Don’t miss OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE Well-grilled Moe’s favorites: tacos, nachos, burritos and meats and seafood. Don’t forget the “bloomin’ AMERICAN PIE PIZZA Hand-made thin fajitas. 4834 N. Hills Blvd. 812-5577 onion” mate. 4401 Warden Rd. 771-7799 crust with variety of tasty toppings, and inexSANTO COYOTE Offering plenty of fresh PANERA BREAD Soul-warming breads pensive. 4830 N. Hills Blvd. 753-0081 Mexican-influenced favorites such as madeand soups, and freshly baked, hard-to-resist LARRY’S PIZZA NORTH Get your pizza at-the-table guacamole, a variety of sopes pastries. 2812 Lakewood Village Dr. 771-0168 fix here, offering a variety of unusual toppings. (corn mesa “cups” spread with beans) and STARLITE DINER This North Little Rock Definitely worth a visit. 5933 JFK Blvd. 812-5353 tacos. 2513 McCain Blvd. 753-9800 throwback to yesteryear offers seven variations OLD CHICAGO As the name implies, this on its griddle-fried burger. The Original comes joint serves up Chicago style pizzas done with lettuce, tomato, white onion and ridged right, along with sandwiches and pasta NEW CHINA RESTAURANT Traditional hamburger dills and choice of condiments and and 110 different beers. 4305 Warden Rd. Chinese fare served up buffet style. 4617 JFK fries. 250 E. Military Rd. 353-0465 812-6262 Blvd. 753-8988

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK SHOPPING GUIDE While 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 clothing, 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

Lakewood Village Shopping Park

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 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in 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 LADS AND LADYBUGS Specializing in upscale baby clothing and décor. 3321 JFK Blvd. 753-3322 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

When only the "Best of the Best" will do.

Come dine on our porch and experience our freshly grilled entrees and award-winning catfish.

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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 overal 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

Located inside the Holiday Inn Presidential Conference Center, Restaurant Camp David is a hidden treasure with a culinary style surely fit for both Presidents and First Ladies. Featuring the decor of a presidential lounge, this pleasant establishment gives off a nostalgic and romantic air of leisure. Full bar, worldly menu and knowledgeable service staff.

Located in the Open for Lunch Sun-Fri 12pm-2:30pm Wyndham Hotel Dinner Monday - Thursday 4:30pm-8:30pm #2 Riverfront Place Friday - Saturday 5pm -10pm North Little Rock Sunday 4:30pm - 8:30pm 501-374-8081 Authentic Southwestern & Mexican cuisine…Nuevo Latino: bold flavors, authentic recipes, fresh, modern...CAPI’S! “Good” food, in every sense of the word, is what one will find at Capi’s: not just tasty food, but good for the soul, good for the body, and good for the planet. Capi’s strives to use produce in season from local organic growers. Best Happy Hour deal in West Little Rock. Creative cocktails. Half-off bottles of wine Sunday & Tuesday nights.

Pleasant Ridge Town Center •11525 Cantrell, Ste 917 • (501) 225-9600 www.capisrestaurant.com

A local favorite for over 30 years and the restaurant of choice for the health conscious as well as the hearty eater! Featuring delightful lowfat recipes and sandwich toppings consisting of sprouts, sunflower seeds, raisins, and slivered almonds. With an extensive menu of egg dishes, pancakes, gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts…there is something for everyone. Open Mon-Sun 8am2:30pm.

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600 Interstate 30 Little Rock 501-975-CAMP (2267)

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-Sat 5-10pm • Sunday 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

New Orleans At Its Best 11220 North Rodney Parham Rd (Behind Party City) West Little Rock 501-225-6893 www.delicioustemptations.com 20% Off Coupon Available Online

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West Little Rock • 400 N. Bowman Rd. • 501-224-3377 Rebsamen Park • 1619 Rebsamen Park Rd. • 501-663-9734 www.thefadedrose.com

Award winning for almost 30 years for authentic New Orleans cuisine, steaks and seafood in a casual, fun atmosphere.

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From I-30, take I-440 East to Exit #3 From I-40, take I-440 West to Exit #3 (501) 376-2466 choicehotels.com/hotel/ar099

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West Little Rock • 400 N. Bowman Rd. • 501-224-3377 Rebsamen Park • 1619 Rebsamen Park Rd. • 501-663-9734

AFTER EATING AT THE FADED ROSE, RACHAEL RAY SAID MAKE YOUR STAY IN LITTLE ROCK MORE ENJOYABLE BY DINING AT “IT'S SO GOOD... THIS IS ONE OF MY BEST FINDS EVER.” SOME OF OUR FINEST RESTAURANTS. HERE’S SOME OF OUR FAVORITES.

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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. 1900 N. Grant • In the Heights 501-663.8999

Come enjoy the most delicious and authentic fine Asian cuisine in Little Rock! Whether you’re looking for a place to have a great meal with the family or maybe a romantic dinner for two, Far East’s delicious food and friendly staff will make your evening memorable and keep you coming back time and time again. Full service bar and big screen HDTVs available in the lounge. Come watch the game! Happy Hour 4-6 Everyday. Take-out available. Irresistible Stone Oven-Baked Pizza, Cold Beer, Salads and Sandwiches served at this downtown favorite in an uptown atmosphere. Iriana’s has been in business for 20+ years for good reason and is conveniently located at the mouth of the River Market. (501) 219-9399 • Pleasant Ridge West Shopping Center 11610 Pleasant Ridge Road, Suite 100 •201 Little Rock East Markham www.FarEastAsianCuisine.com Heritage West Bldg. Sunday 11:30-9:30 • Mon-Thurs 11-9:30 Downtown Friday 11-10:30 • Saturday 11:30-10:30501-374-3656

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When you walk into The Flying Fish restaurant you are struck by the laidback, 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 transfat-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.

Choose from an array of soups, salads, sandwiches and pizzas for lunch at the Heifer Cafe.

Café Heifer uses the following purveyors for local Arkansas Ingredients. Falling Sky Farms-Marshall, AR Arkansas Natural Produce–Malvern, AR Silvek Bakery-Little Rock, AR • North Pulaski Farms-Cabot, AR

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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 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,

homemade buns,

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

The Hop Diner

Lunch: Monday-Friday 10am–3pm; Saturday 11am-2pm Heifer International •1 World Avenue • Little Rock • (800) 422-0474

Just 2 blocks west of the River Market • 201 E. Markham • 501-244-0975 Serving Breakfast and Lunch Monday - Saturday • Closed Sundays VISITOR’S GUIDE TO GREATER LITTLE ROCK • 2012

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Good Eats

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

Creative, fresh-tasting entrees and traditional favorites, all painstakingly prepared in a festive atmosphere located off Cantrell Road in Riverdale and off Chenal in West Little Rock. Great taco salad, nachos, and maybe the best fajitas around. La Hacienda is a popular Little Rock haunt for the locals as well as our city’s guests. 3024 Cantrell Road Little Rock, AR 501-661-0600

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!

12315 Chenal Pkwy # B Little Rock, AR 72211-2764 (501) 219-4689

3519 Old Cantrell Rd. Riverdale • 501-663-4666 www.localuna.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.

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.

Private party room available. 3003 West Markham Street Little Rock • 501-666-7100 www.lroysterbar.com

The Pantry Restaurant Serving Rustic European Fare and Surroundings of Old World Flair!

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

Happy Hour Monday - Saturday 4pm - 6pm & 10pm - Midnight $2 Abita Amber Ale $4 Well Cocktails $1 Off All Drafts $4 Nibbles $5 House Wine

Wild & Wonderful – A Modern Southern Bistro. The new “hot spot” everyone’s talking about. The critics are raving 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. Moderate prices.

www.littlerockpantry.com

Lunch: Monday-Friday 11a Dinner: Monday-Saturday 4pmm-4pm -Midnight Bar: Monday-Saturday 4pm -1am 11401 North Rodney Parham • Little Rock Find us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Good Eats

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

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.

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 Mon-Thur 5-9:30pm Friday and Saturday evenings 5-10pm Online reservations at www.opentable.com Located in the Wyndham Hotel #2 Riverfront Place North Little Rock 501-375-7825

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

C e l e b r at i n g 2 5 y e a r s … 500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 100 River Market District 501-324-2999

For 25 Years Trio’s has welcomed our guests as part of our extended family. No wonder guests annually vote Trio’s best in Central Arkansas overall; and for catering, service, wine list, desserts and patio dining. Call on us to make your next party memorable in our Pavilion Room. Pavilion in the Park 8201 Cantrell Road, Suite 100 Little Rock • 501-221-3330 www.triosrestaurant.com 11am-2:30pm; 5pm-close

www.sonnywilliamssteakroom.com

Winner 2001-2011

Listed in Fodor’s travel guide and featured on The Food Network’s “Rachel 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.

Cajun’s Wharf is famous for its fresh seafood, aged Angus Beef and full-flavored good times. Come enjoy the great food and atmosphere of our beautiful restaurant and famous deck, both overlooking the Arkansas River. Cajun's Wharf also offers complimentary shuttle service from area hotels.

2400 Cantrell Little Rock • 501-375-5351 www.cajunswharf.com

2516 Cantrell Rd. • 501-664-5025 • www.wholehogcafe.com VISITOR’S GUIDE TO GREATER LITTLE ROCK • 2012

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Midtown

Downtown Little Rock

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HOTEL NAME

ADDRESS

PHONE

WEBSITE

Airport Travelodge

7615 Fluid Dr.

(501) 490-2200

www.travelodge.com

Capital Hotel

111 W. Markham St.

(501) 374-7474

www.capitalhotel.com

Comfort Inn & Suites Airport

4301 E. Roosevelt Rd.

(501) 376-2466

www.comfortsuites.com

Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown

707 I-30

(501) 687-7700

www.comfortinnlittlerock.com

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown

521 President Clinton Ave.

(501) 975-9800

www.courtyard.com

Days Inn and Suites

3200 Bankhead Dr.

(501) 490-2010

www.daysinn.com

Doubletree Hotel

424 W. Markham St.

(501) 372-4371

www.doubletree.com

Empress of Little Rock

2120 S. Louisiana St., Little Rock

(501) 374-7966

www.theempress.com

Hampton Inn & Suites

320 River Market Ave. (formerly South Commerce St.)

(501) 244-0600

hamptoninn.hilton.com

Holiday Inn Airport

3201 Bankhead Dr.

(501) 490-1000

www.holiday-inn.com

Holiday Inn Express

3121 Bankhead Dr.

(501) 490-4000

www.holiday-inn.com

Holiday Inn Presidential Conference Center

600 I-30

(501) 375-2100

www.hipresidential.com

La Quinta Inns & Suites

617 S. Broadway St.

(501) 374-9000

www.laquinta.com

Legacy Hotel

625 W. Capitol Ave.

(501) 374-0100

www.legacyhotel.com

Peabody Little Rock

3 Statehouse Plaza

(501) 906-4000

www.peabodylittlerock.com

River Market Lofts

423 E. Third St.

(501) 375-9990

www.rivermarketlofts.com

Rosemont Bed and Breakfast

515 W. 15th St.

(501) 374-7456

www.rosemontoflittlerock.com

HOTEL NAME

ADDRESS

PHONE

WEBSITE

Guesthouse Inn

301 S. University Ave.

(501) 664-6800

www.guesthouseintl.com/hotels/littlerock

Hilton Inn Little Rock Metro Center

925 S. University Ave.

(501) 664-5020

www.hilton.com

La Quinta Medical Center

901 Fair Park Blvd.

(501) 664-7000

www.laquinta.com

Markham House Suites

5120 W. Markham St.

(501) 666-0161

www.markhamhousesuites.com

HOTEL NAME

ADDRESS

PHONE

WEBSITE

BW Governors Suites

1501 Merrill Dr.

(501) 224-8051

www.bestlittlerockhotel.com

Candlewood Suites

10520 W. Markham St.

(501) 975-3800

www.candlewoodsuites.com

Comfort Inn West

300 Markham Centre Dr.

(501) 227-0120

www.comfortsuites.com

Crowne Plaza

201 S. Shackleford Rd.

(501) 223-3000

www.crowneplazalittlerock.com

Embassy Suites

11301 Financial Centre Pkwy.

(501) 312-9000

www.embassysuiteslittlerock.com

Extended Stay America

600 Hardin Rd.

(501) 954-9199

www.extendedstayamerica.com

Extended Stay America

10800 Kanis Rd.

(501) 954-9199

www.extendedstayamerica.com

Hampton Inn and Suites

1301 S. Shackleford Rd.

(501) 537-4600

www.hampton-inn.com

Holiday Inn Express and Suites

4900 Talley Rd.

(501) 224-2600

www.holiday-inn.com

Jameson Suites

10920 Financial Centre Pkwy.

(501) 225-1075

www.jamesoninns.com

La Quinta Inn

1010 Breckenridge Dr.

(501) 225-7007

www.laquinta.com

La Quinta West

200 S. Shackleford Rd.

(501) 224-0900

www.laquinta.com

Marriott Execustay

3200 S. Shackleford Rd.

(501) 221-7356

www.execustay.com

Marriot Residence Inn

1401 S. Shackleford Rd.

(501) 312-0200

www.marriott.com

Marriott Springhill Suites

306 Markham Centre Dr.

(501) 978-6000

www.marriott.com

Marriott West Courtyard

10900 Financial Centre Pkwy.

(501) 227-6000

www.marriott.com

Motel 6 West

10524 W. Markham St.

(501) 225-7366

www.motel6.com

Premier Suites

11601 W. Markham St.

(501) 221-7378

www.premiersuites.com

Ramada Limited and Suites

8 Shackleford Dr.

(501) 221-7666

www.ramada.com

Studio Plus

10800 Kanis Rd.

(501) 227-8689

www.studioplus.com

Value Place

21 Remington Dr.

(501) 225-3400

www.valueplace.com

Warren House

2000 Reservoir Rd.

(501) 227-7316

www.warrenproperties.com

Wingate Inn Little Rock

1212 S. Shackleford Rd.

(501) 227-6800

www.wingateinns.com

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ADDRESS

PHONE

Acme Motel

3301 W. Roosevelt Rd.

(501) 663-6361

WEBSITE

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites

7900 Scott Hamilton Dr.

(501) 562-2694

www.americasbestvalueinn.com/

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites

6401 S. University Ave.

(501) 565-4488

www.americasbestvalueinn.com/

Baymont Inn & Suites

6100 Mitchell Dr.

(501) 562-6667

Best Western Inn and Suites

8219 I-30

(501) 562-4448

www.bestwesternarkansas.com

Budget Inn

5620 S. University Ave.

(501) 565-1568

www.budgetinn.com

Cimarron Inn

10200 I-30

(501) 565-1171

Comfort Inn

8115 Frenchman Lane

(501) 562-9383

Executive Inn

2600 W. 65th St.

(501) 562-1122

La Quinta Otter Creek

11701 Interstate 30

(501) 455-2300

www.lq.com

Motel 6

7501 I-30

(501) 568-8888

www.motel6.com

Rest Inn

8217 I-30

(501) 537-4646

Ritz Motel

5301 Asher Ave.

(501) 565-7501

Rodeway Inn & Suites

2401 W. 65th St.

(501) 801-0188

Super 7 Inn

9525 I-30

(501) 568-9999

Rodeway Inn & Suites

2401 W. 65th St.

(501) 801-0188

Super 7 Inn

9525 Interstate 30

(501) 568-9999

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

www.budgetel.com

Comfort Inn

5710 Pritchard Dr.

(501) 955-9453

www.comfortinn.com

Comfort Inn North

3915 McCain Park Dr.

(501) 801-1901

www.comfortinn.com

Days Inn

7200 Bicentennial Rd.

(501) 851-3297

www.daysinn.com

Days Inn

5800 Pritchard Dr.

(501) 945-4100

www.daysinn.com

Fairfield Inn by Marriott

4120 Health Care Dr.

(501) 945-9777

www.marriott.com

Galloway Inn

3124 Highway 391

(501) 955-0700

Hampton Inn McCain Mall

4801 W. Commercial Dr.

(501) 753-8660

www.hampton-inn.com

Holiday Inn Express and Suites

4306 McCain Blvd.

(501) 945-4800

www.holiday-inn.com

Holiday Inn North

120 W. Pershing Blvd.

(501) 758-1851

www.holiday-inn.com

La Quinta

4100 E. McCain Blvd.

(501) 758.8888

www.laquinta.com

La Quinta

4311 Warren Rd.

(501) 945-0808

www.laquinta.com

Marriott North Residence Inn

4110 Health Care Dr.

(501) 945-7777

www.marriott.com

Motel 6

400 W. 29th St.

(501) 758-5100

www.motel6.com

Quality Inn

500 W. 29th St.

(501) 771-2090

www.qualityinn.com

Red Roof Inn

5711 Pritchard Dr.

(501) 945-0080

www.redroof.com

Simply Home Inn & Suites

110 E. Pershing Blvd.

(501) 758-2002

Super 8

1 Grey Rd.

(501) 945-0141

www.super8.com

Super 8

3925 McCain Park Dr.

(501) 791-3200

www.super8.com

HOTEL NAME

ADDRESS

PHONE

WEBSITE

Baker House Bed and Breakfast

109 W. Fifth St.

(501) 372-9930

www.bakerhousenlr.com

Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock

2 Riverfront Place

(501) 371-9000

www.wyndham.com

www.comfortinn.com

www.rwinnlittlerockhotel.com

www.rwinnlittlerockhotel.com

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