Soirée’s Top 10 Stories of 2023

2023, you were a year of highs and lows, of big stories that stole headlines and the countless small moments that make up Little Rock life. You gave us new flavors, neighborhood traditions and a real look at the post-pandemic world, and we can’t wait to see what comes next.

But first, we’re remembering another year in the capital city by looking back at our most-read stories on littlerocksoiree.com over the past 12 months. 

Cheers to you, 2023. Now here’s to 2024!

 

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10. First Taste: The Old World Charm, Little Rock Lore and ‘Italian Excellence’ of George’s

“The Heights’ newest restaurant opens this weekend. Here’s what to expect and the story behind it all.”

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9. The Perfect Spread for Your Steak-Loving Dad

“Flavorful marinade, crispy potatoes, melty herb butter — Zara Abbasi is firing up the grill for Father’s Day.”

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Credit: Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage & Tourism

8. Where to See Holiday Lights in Central Arkansas

“May your lights be merry and bright.”

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Credit: Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage & Tourism

7. Foodie News: Recent Restaurant Updates You Need to Know

“More intriguing restaurants and no more upsetting closures, please.”

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Credit: Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage & Tourism

6. Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in the Metro

“Oh say, can you see the firework show from your house? Probably not, so pack up the lawn chairs and head for these prime viewing locations.”

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5. The Main Street Food Truck Festival Returns This September

“Food trucks are on the horizon, we have an official date and it can’t get here fast enough.”

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4. Little Rock Soirée Head of the Class 2023

“Join us as we salute central Arkansas’ top seniors from public, private and parochial schools.”

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Credit: Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage & Tourism

3. Bill Clinton and Larry Hogan to Speak at Kumpuris Lecture Series

“Former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and President Bill Clinton are coming together this month for a conversation on civility, inclusivity and bridging divides.”

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2. Little Rock Soirée’s Cutest Dog Contest 2023

“We have a new royal on our paws!”

Click here to read the full story. (And see the winner’s magazine debut here.)

 

1. Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, Little Rock Soirée Announce the Top 100 Women of Impact in Arkansas

“After months of nominations and vetting more than 600 submissions, we have our honorees.”

Click here to read the full story. (And read the finished “Top 100 Women of Impact in Arkansas 2023” publication here.)

 

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Thanks for another incredible year, Little Rock!

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