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Arkansas Foodbank's Empty Bowls event

Arkansas Foodbank's Empty Bowls event

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The 12th annual Empty Bowls event was held Thursday in Little Rock.

It's the Arkansas Foodbank's largest running and most consistently successful fundraiser. Our very own Tom Brannon emceed the event, where Arkansas artists create works of art for the auction.

Along with great art, there was also a food court of sorts featuring some of Little Rock's top-rated restaurants.

The Foodbank is celebrating 30 years of feeding the hungry this year.

 

Chili's hosts statewide fundraiser to help rebuild Goodwill in Searcy

Chili's hosts statewide fundraiser to help rebuild Goodwill in Searcy

WHAT: Chili's Grill & Bar locations in Arkansas are banding together to raise funds for the Goodwill in Searcy that burned down in March. The donations will go toward rebuilding Goodwill, so the organization can continue to assist those in need and provide jobs in the Searcy community. Throughout the evening Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Chili’s will donate 10 percent of food, beverage and To Go sales to help support this cause.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 26, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.                                           

WHERE: All Chili’s Grill & Bar locations in Arkansas

Dickey’s Barbecue is Firing Up Across Arkansas

Dickey’s Barbecue is Firing Up Across Arkansas

 

ROGERS, Ark. -- Dickey’s Barbecue is building momentum throughout Arkansas.  The world’s largest barbecue chain is developing new locations in the state with Lowell and Siloam Springs already open and Rogers, Bentonville, Fayetteville, Searcy and Little Rock set to open soon.

 “We are seeing an uptick in interest in Arkansas and are thrilled with the excitement surrounding our brand,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., president and CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We have very energized franchise owners in Arkansas and we know they are going to make the Dickey’s brand grow and prosper in the state.”

 Dickey’s Barbecue added almost 100 stores last year and is planning to add at least that many new locations nationwide in 2013.  The new location in Rogers, off of Promenade Boulevard, will be owned by Jared Thompson.

School Supply Drive

School Supply Drive

(SEARCY, Ark.) -- Let's help make the future brighter for everyone.  Bring in any new, unopened school supply to Tootsweets Cupcakery from Mon., July 23 through Fri., Aug.10 and receive 1 free mini cupcake.  Limit 1 per person, per visit, per day.  Remember, our children are our future.

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San Diego Mexican Restaurant Opens For Business

San Diego Mexican Restaurant Opens For Business

San Diego Mexican Restaurant, Searcy’s newest Mexican Food restaurant, is open for business. Owners, Alfonzo and Nora Ortega-Walle, held a Ribbon Cutting celebration in conjunction with the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce on May 14, 2012.  They are located at 1610 West Beebe Capps which is conveniently located across from the Searcy Athletic Center.

“We want to be part of the community,” said Nora Ortega-Walle.  “We love the food business and when people come here we want them to feel like family”.

They offer an array of Mexican dishes including seafood and their famous volcano fajitas, all served in vibrant Mexican décor including TV’s and hand painted murals.  An outside seating area is available, weather permitting.  Call-in-orders are welcome and they have a drive-thru for your convenience.  They are open from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

The Lunch Box is one of Searcy’s newest restaurants featuring Home Cooking

The Lunch Box is one of Searcy’s newest restaurants featuring Home Cooking

The Lunch Box is one of Searcy’s newest restaurants featuring home cooking in a quick and quaint way.   Owners Jason and Joy Vanwinkle held a Ribbon Cutting celebration in conjunction with the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce on May 4, 2012.  The new location at 1100 East Race Ave is conveniently located in the old A&W Restaurant building.
 
“A lot of our food comes from my grandma’s recipes,” said Joy Vanwinkle, owner and operator. “We try to use fresh ingredients and to give a home feel to everything we do.”

Patrons can pick from one of their two daily specials and then feast on their vegetable bar. They offer homemade desserts, including fried pies, served up in the restaurant’s quaint country shabby chic décor.  The Lunch Box offers to go orders and catering is available with advanced notice.

Starbucks to open at Harding

Starbucks to open at Harding

A new business is on its way to Searcy, bringing with it fresh coffee beans and mermaid-branded cups.