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Main Street Food Truck Festival to be held October 4

Main Street Food Truck Festival to be held October 4

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 22, 2014) - The Downtown Little Rock Partnership will present the Main Street Food Truck Festival on Saturday, October 4.

This is the fourth annual festival, started by DLRP and the Main Street Revitalization Committee to help bring people back to Main Street, as ideas for a major renaissance on Main Street were starting to gel.

"We are excited to show this year's attendees the difference another year can make on Main Street! The 4th annual Main Street Food Truck Festival will be the best yet," said Sharon Priest, executive director of Downtown Little Rock Partnership. "If you are here for the Susan G. Komen race, which crosses Main Street at 6th in the heart of the festival, come by for the early bird breakfast 8-10 a.m. and then stay until 4 p.m. for the ultimate foodie experience."

Sbarro fatal robbery suspect convicted

Sbarro fatal robbery suspect convicted

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A former pizza restaurant worker accepts a 40-year prison sentence for involvement in the fatal robbery of his former Sbarro supervisor.

Monday 21-year old Tristan Bryant pleaded guilty to first degree murder of the February 2013 shooting of Christian Hayes at Park Plaza Mall.

He's also pleaded guilty to attempted capital murder and two counts of aggravated robbery.

Deonte Edison, 20, was convicted three weeks ago of all his charges and is serving a life sentence.

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Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe opening new location

Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe opening new location

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 8, 2014)- Taziki's Mediterranean Café, a fast-casual Greek food-inspired chain, is opening a new location in McCain Mall this fall and is beginning the hiring process this week. The restaurant is known for its delicious salads and fresh gyros.

"We know that Arkansas area residents will enjoy our fresh and healthy menu selections at the McCain Mall location," said Jim Keet, Taziki's Mediterranean Café CEO. JTJ Restaurants, LLC opened its first Taziki's in Arkansas on Cantrell Road in 2008. They currently own and operate five restaurants in Arkansas, including two in Little Rock, one in Conway, one in Fayetteville and one in Bentonville. The McCain Mall restaurant will be the Keet's sixth location in the state.

Little Rock, Big Food: Hillcrest welcomes Kemuri

Little Rock, Big Food: Hillcrest welcomes Kemuri

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Brian Kearns, executive chef at Kemuri, Arthur's Prime Steakhouse and Ocean's at Arthur's, stopped by THV11 Saturday morning to talk about Kemuri, which just opened in Hillcrest.

Kemuri is a Japanese restaurant that specializes in a grilling style called robata, a technique that uses an open charcoal fire to cook proteins, such as chicken, shrimp and scallops. It creates a unique flavor that's inherently Japanese but will really appeal to people who like American grilling. The restaurant also creates sushi dishes, using recipes created by Ocean's sushi chef Alex Guzman.

Kearns previously worked in St. Louis before helping open YaYa's Euro Bistro in Little Rock.

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Little Rock Restaurant Month: Cojita's Mexican Grill

Little Rock Restaurant Month: Cojita's Mexican Grill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – All month long, we're celebrating Little Rock Restaurant Month and show casing the very best of Little Rock's cuisine.

Saturday morning, we interviewed Alejandro Alverez; Leo Alverez, Jr.; and Leonardo Alvarez, Sr.; of Cojita's Mexican Grill.

The restaurant is offering a free small cheese dip with the purchase of an entrée. Don't forget to ask your server about LRRM specials! Since Cojita's came onto our shows late in the month, they said they are offering their specials to anyone who comes in their restaurant next week and says they saw them on Channel 11.

Cojita's Mexican Grill

406 S. Louisiana St.
Little Rock, AR
(501) 371-0733

South on Main mentioned on Jimmy Kimmel Live

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Little Rock’s South on Main got a mention on Jimmy Kimmel Live from Ted Danson.

The South on Main co-owner and former Cheers cast member told Kimmel that he and his wife, Arkansas native Mary Steenburgen, invested in the restaurant that Steenburgen’s niece and her husband (Amy and Matt Bell) began together.

In the interview, Danson tells Kimmel about the restaurant’s menu and his experience behind the bar on opening night.

(If you are on the mobile version of our website, you can check out the interview with Danson on our desktop version of this story. You can also find the clip here: http://on.kthv.com/1sgAGT2)

YaYa's hosting album release party for Caylee North

WEST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - YaYa's Euro Bistro is hosting an albuim release party for newly signed country artist Caylee North on May 14.