42 bar & table wants proof of immunity; Objective of Monday seen for the “crossing” of Cotija
The Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, closed its doors again on Monday, after reopening to the public on July 1 after a 15-month forced closure by the pandemic. The restaurant in the center, 42 bar and table, will remain open but revert to requiring reservations, and will now also require proof of vaccination from customers before they can enter – customers should be considered “fully vaccinated” at least 14 days after a final dose of a vaccine authorized by the FDA. Reserve by calling (501) 537-0042 or online at 42barandtable.org.
Leonardo Alvarez, director of Mexican Grill from Cotija, says it has a target Monday to reopen in former Flint’s Just Like Mom’s, in the Union Plaza building, 124 W. Capitol Ave., Little Rock. You will recall that we reported a few weeks ago that Flint Flenoy, rather than turning the space into South Flint’s fried chicken, instead agreed to sublet it to Cotija’s, which operates across the country. the street at 406 Louisiana St. since 2005. Cotija phone number is (501) 244-0733; the site is cotijaslr.com.
Little Rock entrepreneur Creighton Ralls crosses his fingers and “hopefully” hopes to open The paranoid android, the new cafe at Little Rock Technology Park at 417 Main Street, formerly Blue Veil, today, and recommends checking social media and Instagram for updates. It is the third cafe of the company Ralls’ Cleopatra (the others are 2Twenty1 at Second and Center streets and Cléo’s corner, located inside the Arkansas Department of Commerce, 1 Commerce Way in Little Rock’s Riverdale). The boutique will serve coffee and coffee-based beverages, light breakfast and lunch options, and pastries from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number, Ralls tells us, is (501) 457-6268 (45-ROBOT); the site is theparanoidandroid.co.
The Paranoid Android could open today at Little Rock Technology Park, 417 Main St. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Eric E. Harrison)
And speaking of coffee shops, the Leiva family, who have run a coffee roasting business for several years, have opened Leivas Express, 6323 Ranch Drive, Little Rock. Hours are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Visit leivascoffee.com.
And still speaking of cafes, the developers applied for a $ 350,000 building permit from the Little Rock Planning and Development Department to construct a “new freestanding hull building for an upcoming cafe” at 8001 Geyer Springs Road. A verification of the address shows that it is across from Geyer Springs from a Shell station, just off the Interstate 30 service road, and its immediate neighbors will be a car wash and a bank branch.
the Chick-fil-A in the food court at the McCain Mall in North Little Rock, McCain Boulevard and US 67/167, closed July 31 after 37 years of operation.
Blue dolphins, a seafood / chicken / sandwich restaurant, open on July 26 in a former Taco Bell at 4324 Camp Robinson Road, North Little Rock. The hours are from 10 a.m. to midnight every day. The phone number is (501) 753-9000. This is a second location – the original is at 4920 Baseline Road, Little Rock. The menu is the same: chicken wings and fillets, catfish, rice dishes, and specialty sandwiches (including gyros, Philly steaks, and Italian beef).
Repeated delays in opening the Restaurant Bar Mar y Tierra Seafood & Grill, 1900 W. Third St., Little Rock, represent a complicated situation in which the manager has resigned and could indicate a change in ownership. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Eric E. Harrison)
Long delays in opening Restaurant Bar Mar y Tierra Seafood & Grill, 1900 W. Third St., Little Rock, has apparently created a tangled situation in which a manager has resigned that could result in a change of ownership. There is a phone number listed: (501) 476-3336. The website, restaurant-bar-mar-y-tierra-seafood-grill.business.site, already carries a 5 star review from a Patti B, which tells potential customers, “I love shopping here. Great people work here!” The latest articles on the Facebook page, facebook.com/MaryTierraLittleRockSeafoodandGrill, offer a few versions of an octopus-based logo now visible on the outside of the building.
Meanwhile, on the east side of the Third Street Viaduct, work is underway to clear, level and lay a new layer of red-brown earth on the plot of land between the ravine crossed by the railroad and the vacant building. of the restaurant at 1706 W. Third St., Little Rock, which recently housed Capital’s Seafood House and has long been the home of OW Pizza. What purpose ? We don’t know, but he could be an extension of the parking lot to a possible new restaurant there. We continue to monitor.
Burger Co., 7410 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, reopened on July 29 following the installation of a new fan. You will recall that the place was closed for almost two weeks after a truck hit the old one and, according to a July 15 post on Facebook (facebook.com/hubcapburger): “[W]We cannot turn on any kitchen equipment without a running fan. »Hours are back at 11 am-2pm Tuesday-Thursday, 11 am-8pm Friday-Saturday. And they answer the phone again at (501) 353-0130.
And The Italian grill in Milan, 1800 Club Manor Drive, Maumelle, reopened on July 28 after being closed for a month while its management attended a “family event.” The telephone number is (501) 734-8027; the Facebook page is facebook.com/MilanosMaumelleAr.
Meanwhile, US Pizza’s Co. The Maumelle outlet, 109 Commons Drive, which had been temporarily closed due to exposure to covid-19, has reopened. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. The phone number is (501) 851-0880.
And Bruno’s Little Italy, 310 Main St., Little Rock, reopened Tuesday after more than a week of closure after an employee tested positive for covid-19.
Look for Twisted Fries, Disadattato Italian Ice Cream, Riverside Grocery & Catering and Poppop & Miam Yam To Food Truck Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Downtown Farmers Market, 125 Ashley St., Benton. Country singer Matt Moseley is scheduled to perform. The event is expected to continue on the first Friday of the month, moving for holiday weekends, through November. Call (501) 776-5900 or visit bentonar.org.
And the QQA – formerly the Quapaw Quarter Association – hosts the “City Garden: Beer and Ice Cream Family Social,” 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. August 29 at Curran Hall, 615 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock. It will star George Bros. Historic Arkansas Ale from Stone throw brewing honor the German heritage of the early settlers of Little Rock and the ice cream of Loblolly Creamery made from ingredients that would have been locally available in the mid-1800s. The social will also offer lemonade, root beer and popcorn; activities for children; music from the Rackensack Folklore Society and blues and roots music from Fonky Donkey with Ben “Swamp Donkey” Brenner and Gil Franklin; and an overview of the properties from October 2-3, 2021, QQA Tour of Homes. Stone’s Throw brewer Ian Beard, a new member of the nonprofit’s board of directors, drew on details he found in 1840 and 1841 in Arkansas Gazette advertisements for the City Garden beer garden, on present-day River Market Avenue between Fourth Street and Capitol Avenue, explains QQA Executive Director Patricia M. Blick. Tickets are $ 25 up front if you’re over 21, $ 15 if you’re younger. Tickets at the door cost $ 35 and $ 25. Although the event will be held primarily outdoors, unvaccinated participants will need to wear a mask. Visit Quapaw.com or Tix.com.
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