The small west rock pizza hut on which we reported a few weeks ago has officially moved, lock, stock, crust and trim, from 11410 W. Markham St. to a storefront in the Bowman Curve Mall, 400 N. Bowman Road, next to the paint With a twist. It is a take-out and delivery-only operation, not a full-service restaurant like its predecessor. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday through Saturday. They kept the same phone number, (501) 221-3562.
O’My Golly Tamales and more opened at 10014 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock, formerly Jazzy’s Too, and before that, Taste of Jamaica. The Southern/soul food menu includes tamales, wings, turkey thighs, ribs, catfish, fried shrimp, burgers, tacos (only on Taco Tuesdays), meat plates and three and a half. salmon “hooks” (only on Grateful Sundays) as well as a broad spectrum breakfast. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 246-4470; a website, omygollytamales.com, appears to be still under construction.
And we have an update, of sorts, on the status of The Original Hot Dog Factory, 1424 Main St., Little Rock. Franchisee Devin Marcel reports that, more than the construction delays we reported on, some of the work done there was done incorrectly, requiring negotiations with landlords, a possible permit renewal process, and a quantity major reconstruction. This sets an already frequently extended goal to open in the first quarter of 2023. In the meantime, it is looking for ready-made space elsewhere in the metro area, ideally around 2,500 to 3,500 square feet, to open a “second” location.
And speaking of hot dogs, an outlet from the Irvine, Calif.-based company Vienna Schnitzel The hot dog chain debuted Oct. 20 at 1512 E. Centerton Blvd., Bentonville, with a target opening set for February. A location on Elm Springs Road in Springdale is also reportedly in the works, but no word yet on a timeline. You’ll recall we reported earlier this year that the chain had signed a development agreement with Tejas Dogs, LLC to build 20 new restaurants over the next 12 years throughout Arkansas, where it currently has zero points. sales but considers the area “entirely underserved”. The franchisee is expected to start with three stores in northwest Arkansas, of which this is the first. Discover the chain, including its menu, at wienerschnitzel.com.
McClard’s & DownHome Catering9219 Stagecoach Road, Little Rock, held its grand opening on October 14th. Establishment merges legendary Hot Springs barbecue offerings McClard’s Bar-B-Que with owner Tori Morehart’s house menu. Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. (501) 821-3344; facebook.com/DownHomeLR.
Also on October 14, the reopening of Cache Restaurant, 425 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, which closed Aug. 1 following a combination of plumbing and grease trap damage over much of the first floor. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (501) 850-0265; www.cachelittlerock.com; facebook.com/cacherestaurantlr.
And the Ouachita County Historical Society is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the McCollum-Chidester House Museum on Washington Street, marking his 175th birthday, at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Events Center at Fairview Park, 2740 Mt. Holly Road SW, Camden. Postmaster’s Grill hosts a Scottish-themed dinner; there will be music (including pipers) and a video on the history of the museum; costumed re-enactors will portray members of the McCollum and Chidester families. Camden brewery, Native Dog, will be offering a special ‘Scottish Stout’. Tickets are $75; part will be tax deductible. Dial (870) 836-9243.
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