Trio’s duo named high proprietors; Sherwood’s Rocky’s shuts down Saturday

Capi Peck and Brent Peterson of Trio’s Restaurant in Little Rock have entered the Arkansas Meals Corridor of Fame because the 2022 Proprietors of the Yr.

The corridor’s class of 2022 additionally consists of three now formally distinguished eating places: Colonial Steak Home in Pine Bluff, Dairy King in Portia and Neal’s Cafe in Springdale.

The World Championship Duck Gumbo Cookoff in Stuttgart was the best choice for Meals-Themed Occasion. And Sizzling Springs’ late Coy’s Steak Home took the “Gone However Not Forgotten” class.

The Folks’s Selection winner, chosen by common poll: the Jefferson County-based La Casa de Mi Abuelita meals truck.

The winners have been introduced Monday at a hybrid ceremony at Central Arkansas Library System’s Ron Robinson Theater in downtown Little Rock. A committee of Arkansas historians, cooks, foodies and meals authors selected the winners from 15 finalists, winnowed down from 2,000 submissions from all 75 Arkansas counties. Go to

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Shorty Small’s, 11100 N. Rodney Parham Street, Little Rock, is shifting, in response to managing associate David Rackley, who posted a letter-slash-press launch Tuesday on the restaurant’s Fb web page ( citing “42 unbelievable years on the nook of Rodney Parham and Shackleford” and that “Shorty Small’s is presently securing a brand new location within the Little Rock metro space and has begun talks for a brand new place in Branson, Mo.” Particulars are pending.

    Rocky’s on Nation Membership in Sherwood is closing its doorways Saturday. (Democrat-Gazette file photograph/Eric E. Harrison)
Saturday would be the final day of operation for Rocky’s on Nation Membership, 117 Nation Membership Street, Sherwood, per this Fb submit ( “We had a superb run, particularly with covid and the various altering elements within the trade. … We’ll miss all of you, however as of now we have to concentrate on our psychological well being and see a number of the world whereas we nonetheless have the possibility. Do not take this as a goodbye. Consider it extra as so long. Since you by no means know, we might even see you ahead of later.” That is from Joel Dunlap, son of Kristine and Patrick Dunlap, Philadelphia ex-pats who ran the unique Rocky’s Pub within the close by Indian Hills Buying Middle from 2006-2014, on the time nearly the one place within the space to get an genuine Philly cheesesteak.

And talking of sandwiches, we now have an replace on our report final week on pending retailers of Jersey Mike’s. The one at 3901 Warden Street, North Little Rock, goes up within the parking zone of the Different Middle, in proximity to Goal and the Texas Roadhouse and near the pending Hen Salad Chick. And checking again alongside our tracks to the web site, we discovered a second Fayetteville location “opening quickly” at 160 E. Joyce Blvd. You’ll recall final week we talked about those coming to the Shoppes at Chenal, 24100 Chenal Parkway at Cantrell Street, Little Rock, and 3071 Faculty Ave., Fayetteville. The chain additionally has retailers in Benton and Conway.

Grill Pollo, 14810 Cantrell Street at Taylor Loop, Little Rock, is opening a second location in a long-vacant former Hardee’s, 2006 N. Reynolds Street, Bryant, in response to Shelli Poole’s “My Saline” web page. A supervisor on the Little Rock restaurant advised her they hope to get the brand new outlet open in late spring or early summer season. The menu, which you’ll be able to take a look at at, is a fusion of grilled Southern and Latin. The cellphone quantity is (501) 673-4033; the Fb web page with the latest postings:

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