Zoo Brew tonight at the Little Rock Zoo

6_zoobrew2011-logoJoin the Little Rock Zoo for a frothy celebration like no other on Thursday, September 17! T

his fun craft beer festival takes place in and around Zoo grounds at Cafe Africa and the Civitan Pavilion and features dozens of beers to sample, live music to jam to featuring The Delta Donnie Band, and some of the best food trucks in central Arkansas who will have food available for purchase.

Food trucks include: Agrilla the Bun, Hot Rod Wieners, Katmandumomo, Loblolly Creamry, Pie Hole, Southern Gourmasian, Waffle Wagon, and Bratwurst and Sausage served-up fresh in Cafe Africa! Your ticket includes admission to the event, beer pours, and a free souvenir Zoo Brew cup! Food sold separately.

Brewers include:


 

Golden Eagle of Arkansas

Cost:  $25 per person in advance/$30 at the door

Must be at least 21 years of age to attend.

All proceeds benefit the Arkansas Zoological Foundation for updates and improvements to the Little Rock Zoo.

 

Music and Food on tap at Main Street Food Truck Friday kickoff today

Foodtruck FridaysMain Street Food Truck Fridays Kickoff

Friday, September 4 from 10:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Main Street Creative Corridor on The Plaza at Main & Capitol

 

Participating:  Bryant’s BBQ, Hot Rod Wieners, Jackie’s Mobile Café, Kona Ice and The Southern Gourmasian, and Michael Shaw with live music 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Menus:

  1. Bryant’s BBQ- Smoked Brisket/Pork/Beef Sandwich Combos with Fresh Cut Fries, Jerk Chicken and Spanish Rice, Fresh Gulf Shrimp and Catfish Baskets and Homemade BBQ Nachos, Loaded Fries and Coleslaw
  2. Hot Rod Wieners- Gourmet All Beef Hot Dog on Boulevard Bun:  Mudslinger- chili, cheddar, onions;  Italian Stallion- meaty marinara, provolone, pepperoni chips, basil;  Hot Cheese Injection- hot cheese sauce, peppers, hot sauce;  MAC Truck- mac and cheese, bacon;  Spicy Daewood- kimchi, mustard
  3. Jackie’s Mobile Café- Old Fashion Artisan Crafted Hamburgers with all the toppings, Farm- Raised Catfish, Finger-Licking Wings, Chick-O-Stick, Nachos and Fries
  4. Kona Ice- Tropical Shaved Ice Experience…  FLAVOR YOUR WORLD!
  5. Southern Gourmasian- Steamed Buns , Shrimp & Grits, Spicy Chicken & Dumplings, Almond Crusted Chicken Sandwich, S’more cookies

 

Live music:

Performed by Michael Shaw from 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.  Michael plays a wide variety of acoustic music from the 60’s to today. He plays all your favorite covers mixed with some of his own creations.

 

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Main Street Food Truck Fridays is held each spring and fall with up to five food trucks as an offshoot of the Main Street Food Truck Festival and is presented by the Downtown Little Rock Partnership in support of Main Street revitalization.  The dates for Fall 2015 are: September 4, 11, 18 and 25 and October 9, 16, 23 and 30. There will be no Main Street Food Truck Fridays on October 2 before the Festival. Food trucks and menus are updated weekly on Facebook: facebook.com/MainStreetFoodTruckFestival.

The 5th annual Main Street Food Truck Festival will be held Saturday, October 3, 2016 on Main Street from 3rd to 8th, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is presented this year by Road Runner Stores. This year over 40 food trucks will participate along with art and craft vendors, buskers, beer gardens, Heifer International children’s activities and more. Earlier in the year the Main Street Food Truck Festival was designated by an online magazine called Vacation Idea as one of the “Best Food Truck Festivals in the United States.” (http://vacationidea.com/ideas/best-food-truck-festivals.html)

Farm to Church Gala Celebrates History and Looks to Future

FarmtoChurchThere is no doubt that Little Rock’s cultural scene is brightened by the explosion in culinary artists over the past decade or so.  Many of these talented chefs, farmers and foodies are often partnering with museums, theatres, galleries and concert venues to promote healthy eating and an enhanced culinary experience.
Saturday, September 13, there is another example of this.  This time they are partnered with not only a historic structure, but with an outreach program to promote healthier habits.  As part of its year-long celebration of 175 years in downtown Little Rock, Christ Church is hosting a fundraising gala benefiting one of its newest ministries. Green Groceries is a Christ Church fresh food ministry serving low-income neighbors in need.
The event will feature extraordinary fare prepared by renowned chefs Lee Richardson, formerly of Ashley’s; Matt Bell, South on Main; Brandon Brown, Hillcrest Artisan Meats; and Justin Patterson, Southern Gourmasian.  In addition there will be offerings from Loblolly Ice Cream, Green Cuisine, Geek Eats, and Rock Town Distillery.
Saturday, September 13, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Bowen Hall at Christ Church.  Reservations are $100, available now at the church and online at christchurchlr.org