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25 Favorite Dishes, Halfway Through 2019

25 Favorite Dishes, Halfway Through 2019

Can you believe we’re already halfway through 2019? With that in mind, I wanted to post my 25 Favorite Dishes so far this year. Most of the plates are from the Little Rock area, but I did extend the list to Hot Springs and Searcy. […]

El Dorado’s Time to Shine

El Dorado’s Time to Shine

El Dorado’s charm and hospitality literally took center stage during last Friday night’s Southern Food & Wine Dinner at the Griffin Restaurant. The evening was part of the Southern Food & Wine Festival, a 3-day extravaganza of food, wine, and music, hosted by the Murphy […]

First Time’s a Charm at Crepe Coop

First Time’s a Charm at Crepe Coop

I first learned of Crepe Coop, the Keo-based food truck, from a reader just a few months back. And yes, while the truck spends a majority of its time in the Keo area, I was able to check it out during a recent pop-up in the Hillcrest Farmers Market on a Saturday morning.

While I enjoy crepes, the thin pancakes are rarely found in Little Rock. Most of the time, I just wait until I make my way up to Bentonville for a Crepes Paulette run.

So I was mildly excited to try out this new food truck. Heck, I was even first in line. From the looks of things, Crepe Coop generally offers 5-6 savory and sweet (each) varieties. I opted to forgo the sweets and focus my attention on three of the savories: Caramelized Bacon, Sweet Potato, and Breakfast Sausage.

Within about five minutes of ordering, all three crepes were done. And while I know crepe-making is a fast process, it was still impressive to see such a quick turnaround. Fast service aside, great food reigns supreme, and Crepe Coop also delivered in this department.

Each visually-impressive, sizable, hand-held crepe was wrapped in foil. If cheese is involved, expect to see a crispy skirt rising from the edges. The actual crepes were soft, thin, and just the texture one would expect from a traditional offering. I was particularly impressed with the Caramelized Bacon crepe, which, along with the bacon, included mozzarella, eggs, and spinach. The sweet, brown sugar-coated bacon played well with the slightly bitter spinach and melted mozzarella. I also enjoyed the Sweet Potato crepe, which proved to be a creative combination of roasted sweet potatoes, onion, black beans, micro greens, and guacamole salsa. Unfortunately, I can’t speak much about the Breakfast Sausage crepe, as my youngest daughter devoured 95% of it, leaving me with one, lone bite.

The cost for all three crepes was $21, a more than reasonable rate for something so fresh and delicious.

All told, fast, friendly service, along with tasty food at an excellent value, made Crepe Coop a big hit for my first visit.

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A West Village Double Play

A West Village Double Play

The restaurant scene in Little Rock’s newest district, West Village, is exploding. Comprised of a collection of businesses off Rodney Parham, West Village is home to several fantastic restaurants, including Table 28 and Petit & Keet. With each place just a 5-iron’s drive from one […]

Gyros Nirvana in Sherwood

Gyros Nirvana in Sherwood

Why it took almost two years to go back to Mama’s Gyros Grill in Sherwood is beyond me. If you read my first review, then it was quite evident I enjoyed the place. And while my previous visit was filled with healthier options like the […]