A note for travelers (via our Eat Arkansas Blog): The signs have changed, and so have the offerings at the familiar red restaurant at Pickles Gap north of Conway. Memphis BBQ outlet Gridley's is out, and Something's Brewing is in. The longtime Conway coffee hotspot has opened its second location in the three-story red building next to Highway 65 in the Pickles Gap village, complete with full menu and lots of sweets. The downtown Conway location is still open, and both are offering free wi-fi in addition to sweets, sandwiches, coffees and sundaes.
Ciao, the longstanding Italian restaurant at 405 W. 7th, has obtained a mixed-drink permit. Now it's serving martinis and the like as well as wine and beer. The restaurant is open Monday to Friday for lunch and Thursday to Saturday for dinner. The phone number is 372-0238.
In last week's review of Pia's Italian Restaurant, we mistakenly wrote that the Conway restaurant doesn't serve alcohol, when, in fact, it does serve beer and wine.