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Panera Bread supports 'snack pack' programs

Panera Bread supports 'snack pack' programs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Panera Bread backery cafes in north, west and central Arkansas will donate $1 for every frozen beverage purchased on Friday, Aug. 17 to several different programs focused on feeding children.

  • Bentonville and Fayetteville proceeds go to the Samaritan Community Center Snack Pack Program
  • Fort Smith proceeds go to the Community Clearinghouse
  • Conway proceeds go to the Conway Public School Foundation
  • Little Rock proceeds go to Arkansas Rice Depot
  • North Little Rock proceeds go to Central Baptist Food Pantry's NLR Public School snack pack program

Frozen beverages include frozen mocha, iced lattes, smoothies and more.

Panera Bread in Arkansas has donated over $3,500 so far this year to the snack pack programs, and continue to supply food to local pantries each week.

Jewish Food Festival comes to Little Rock May 6

Jewish Food Festival comes to Little Rock May 6

LITTLE ROCK - The 2012 Jewish Food festival will be held Sunday, May 6, 2012, at the River Market Pavilion in downtown Little Rock.  The event will get underway with a classic Jewish breakfast of lox, bagels and cream cheese at 8:30 a.m. The general festival begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. 

Admission to the festival is free.

For the past several months, Jewish Food Festival volunteers have been preparing to host more than 15,000 visitors, hoping to surpass the 2011 attendance record.  The festival will include traditional Jewish foods such as old fashioned corned beef sandwiches, kosher hot dogs, cabbage rolls, blintzes, latkes, kugel and many more fantastic Jewish delicacies. The on-site bakery will offer homemade Jewish treats including rugelach, honey cakes, challah and mandel bread.  Israeli dishes will also be available, such as a meal of kabobs, falafel and Israeli salad.

Scoops from Scratch at Green Corner Store Vintage Soda Fountain

Scoops from Scratch at Green Corner Store Vintage Soda Fountain

Ice Cream Bar Serves Up Spring Grand Opening

 

WHO: The Green Corner Store

WHAT: Vintage Soda Fountain and Ice Cream Bar Grand Opening

WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 12p.m.-7p.m.

WHERE:  1423 Main Street at the corner of 15th St and Main, downtown Little Rock

 

Little Rock, Arkansas (March 19, 2012) - Central Arkansans looking to enjoy artisan ice cream as well as traditional soda fountain drinks now have a new venue.  The Green Corner Store will be opening a soda fountain and ice cream bar inside the store Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 12 Noon. Grand Opening festivities include live music and free mini cones, while supplies last, until 7 p.m.

Events at Hibernia's Irish Tavern

Events at Hibernia's Irish Tavern

FRIDAY: Gib Ponder and Jerry Sallings live at 8:30 pm.

SATURDAY: Second annual Halloween Ball tomorrow night with music from the "Dead Celt Society". Music starts at about 8:30 pm. There will be prizes for the best costume, so a good time is all but assured.

Friday, Nov. 4: Justin Patterson, Laura Lynn Danley and Gene Reid. Music starts at about 8:30 pm.

Saturday, Nov. 5: Live jazz and blues from the great Charlotte Taylor, with Matt Stone as her guest. Music starts at 9 pm.

Sunday, Nov. 6: Traditional Irish session at 2:30 pm. This is always a fun afternoon!

Domino’s, LRFD promote fire safety

Domino’s, LRFD promote fire safety

Domino’s Pizza and the Little Rock Fire Department are joining forces to promote fire prevention. From Oct. 13 to Oct. 15, anyone who orders a Domino’s pizza may be surprised at the door when their pizza arrives aboard a fire engine.  If all the smoke alarms in the home are working, the pizza is FREE.  If the smoke alarm is not working, the firefighters will replace the batteries and leave the home with a fully functioning alarm.

WHO: Little Rock Domino’s Pizza and the Little Rock Fire Department 

WHEN: Thurs., Oct. 13 – Sat., Oct.

Cheese dip champs to be crowned at War Memorial

Cheese dip champs to be crowned at War Memorial

Little Rock – The Southern Cheese Dip Academy will host the Second Annual World Cheese Dip Championship at the event’s new location, AT&T Field at War Memorial Stadium, on Saturday, September 24, 2011, from 1:00pm until 7:30pm.

Come watch competitors from around the nation test their skills at creating the world’s best cheese dip.  The Championship will be divided into Amateur and Professional divisions, and winners will be determined by a panel of local celebrities, politicians, and food critics through a series of blind tastings.  Festival attendees will be able to vote to help determine who will receive this year’s PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS presented by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Winners will receive cash prizes, as well as trophies created exclusively for the event by a local artist, and the overall Professional Division Champion will also be awarded the opportunity to participate in the 2012 New Orleans Roadfood Festival held

Residents hesitant about new Juanita’s

Residents hesitant about new Juanita’s

Local staple Juanita’s Mexican Café and Bar closed their longtime South Main Street location, due to cost disputes, ending a 25 year run that started in 1986. The business now occupies the space that formerly ...