Food news and notes from around the Little Rock area…

Chef Burrow over at Stratton’s Market at Dugan’s Pub is looking to fill a few more seats for tomorrow’s wine dinner. Here’s a look at the full menu, The dinner is reservations only, call (501) 791-6700 to book your seat(s). From Burrow, “I have conceptualized and will be executing the entire service. I really want to fill about 10 more seats, it’s a hell of a deal. And if you’re a foodie it’d be foolish to miss it. We even have an ambassador from Beckstoffer in Cali to come talk up the wines.”

One of our most popular events, Little Rock Soup Sunday, is this Sunday at the Statehouse Convention Center from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are now available to purchase. Regular admission adult tickets are $25 in advance – $30 after 5 p.m. on Friday, January 27th. Tickets for children 5-17 are $10 and children younger than 5 are free.

Lost Forty Brewing is hosting an Oven + Tap Pop Up Brunch this Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Chef Luke Wetzel from Oven & Tap plans to team up with L40’s John Beachboard and Cash Ashley for a menu “inspired by southern fare & hints of Italian flair.” Keep an eye on this page for a menu announcement.

When’s the last time you’ve taken a cooking/baking class at Eggshell’s Kitchen Co.? Well, that’s too damn long. Take a look at the upcoming schedule of classes … and sign up. January 25: V-Day baking with Kelli Marks of Sweet Love Bakes, February 3: Making Chocolate with Ashton Woodward of Cocoa Rough, February 9: Wine glass seminar with Buzz Whelan of Riedel, Febraury 21: Zac David of The Faded Rose, Febraury 27: Scott Rains of Table 28. Also, Alexia and I will be having Lindsey Gray (owner of Eggshells) on the Vive la Vie Show this Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. on KABF 88.3. Please tune in.

Speaking of classes, Honey Pies is hosting its first cake decorating class on Thursday, February 23 from 6-8 p.m. “Our talented team will answer all of your cake questions and provide secrets for success. You’ll go home with a delicious 6-inch drippy cake (chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla).” Cost is $50 per person. Please call to reserve your space: (501) 613-7950. Private classes also available.

V-Day is quickly approaching. If you want to make reservations at your favorite restaurant, now is probably the time to do it. Table 28 has but together a giveaway that you may want to check out. Even if you don’t win, T28 is a great place to be for Valentine’s Day. Here’s a look at the menu.

Another great restaurant, Kemuri, is also taking reservations for V-Day … as is Arthur’s.

Capeo’s monthly wine dinner is February 13 this month, making it a perfect V-Day gift. Hell, just celebrate a day early. Ristorante Capeo’s 3-course wine dinner is $55 per person (grat not included) and includes 3 full glasses of wine. The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and features Italian Cured Meats, Truffled Eggs, Stuffed Mushrooms, Olives, Artichoke Hearts, Marinated Asparagus, Roasted Peppers, Grilled Eggplant and Assorted Cheese, Gnocchi Alla Bolognese, Veal Scallopini. Call (501) 376-3463 to reserve a spot.

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with another edition of South on Main’s heART of the Bar: a Handmade Holiday Market. The event takes place on Saturday, February 4 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Shop art, crafts, jewelry, cards and more from local artisans to find that perfect something for that special someone. Free entry … with craft cocktails as well as brunch bites available to purchase. Keep an eye on this page for vendor announcements.

La Terraza Rum & Lounge is having a Bacardi Rum Dinner on March 1 from 6-10 p.m. Click here for full details.

SO Restaurant-Bar is starting its monthly wine dinners for the year “with a fun taste of what Italian wines are” on January 31 for The Italian Experience. Starting Prosecco will be at 6 p.m. with first course hitting the table at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $85 per person for the 4-course pairing. Call ahead for reservations.

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