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Larry's Pizza looks to Hot Springs, Little Rock; Jimmy John's set for capital city

Larry's Pizza looks to Hot Springs, Little Rock; Jimmy John's set for capital city

One location restaurant chain prepares to expand in Little Rock, while a national name is setting its sights on well-trafficked corner of the capital city, according to this week's Arkansas Business newspaper.

First, Larry's Pizza, the buffet-style pizza slinger that opened its first location in southwest Little Rock in 1992, is adding a second west Little Rock location, this one at 801 S. Bowman Road. The space once housed Dragon Palace Buffet at the Bowman Station project. The new Larry's will be about 7,500 square feet.

But the chain isn't stopping there.

A sweet history

A sweet history

July is the sweetest month of the year. Not only is that beloved cooling sweet treat the perfect antidote to these sweaty dog days of summer, but July also happens to be National Ice Cream Month.

How did it get started?

A sweet history

A sweet history

July is the sweetest month of the year. Not only is that beloved cooling sweet treat the perfect antidote to these sweaty dog days of summer, but July also happens to be National Ice Cream Month.

How did it get started?

"Daily Double" opens at KJ's Grill

"Daily Double" opens at KJ's Grill

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- In collaboration with Alison Parsons Gallery of Hot Springs, K.J.’s Grill, 1834 Airport Road, Hot Springs, is exhibiting a special collection of artwork by Arkansas Artist Alison Parsons.

“Daily Double” introduces Parsons’ latest paintings of the Oaklawn Jockey Club Series in her renowned Acrylic and Dutch Gold Leaf style.

Staff at St. Joseph's get in the act

Staff at St. Joseph's get in the act

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. ­– Health care professionals are experts when it comes to healing the human body, yet they often neglect to practice the very mantra they preach.

The staggering reality is that three of the four states where Mercy serves rank in the top nine nationwide for highest adult obesity rates. According to the most recent report by Center for Disease Control (CDC), Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma have a prevalence of obesity equal to or greater than 30 percent with Kansas fairing only slightly better.

So, with that in mind, St.

Eat healthier, be happier

Eat healthier, be happier

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - If you're trying to eat healthier, check out St. Joseph’s new healthy restaurant, The Tea Leaf Grill. There will be a public event from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, February 24, at the St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs.

It will begin with cardiologist Dr. Oyidie Igbokidi talking about taking care of your heart and ways to keep it healthy. We’ll also have a cooking demonstration, featuring recipes from the Tea Leaf Grill, which is open at the Mercy South Campus (formerly HealthPark). There will be samples of the food and we’ll have information about Mercy’s Healthification program, designed to help our co-workers get healthier.