Little Rock, please make the 30-minute drive to Conway and check out WunderHaus, if you haven’t already done so. If you have, then you’re probably aware of the great things going on at 900 Locust Street in downtown.
WunderHaus specializes in European comfort food with a menu of locally-sourced produce and proteins. Before the Conway brick-and-mortar, WunderHaus was rolling around Little Rock in a food truck called WunderBus.
Little Rock’s loss is definitely Conway’s gain. We have nothing like the restaurant here in town.
Owners have transformed the previous convenience store/burger joint/service station into a charming restaurant adorned with a eclectic collection of old furniture and up-cycled decorative items. The warm and inviting atmosphere definitely works, but in the end, the food does most of the talking at WunderHaus.
On this lunchtime visit, I ordered Farmer’s Daughter, a hearty salad with local chicken and a variety of veggies like lettuce, sliced carrots, pickled onions, cabbage, potatoes and olives. Aside from my disdain for all olives, the salad was a hit. I was appreciative of the lighter menu option, as the rest of the small lunch menu isn’t so forgiving on the waistline.
A bite of my tablemate’s Silk Road, a dish comprised of sliced pork brats in a sweet and savory tomato curry sauce, was met with favorable results. I’d almost consider it a must-order. You’d also be well advised to keep an eye out for the Potato & Green Garlic Soup, a rich and velvety concoction that is a perfect meal-starter. It was the Special last Friday.
The only miss of the lunch? Oddly enough, my daughter’s spaetzle. I noticed she wasn’t eating much of it, so I took a bite. Is it possible for something to be too cheesy? Many of you would say no, but this spaetzle seemed like 80% cheese, making it unappealing for my personal preference. I’m guessing you may beg to differ. Anyways, it was a slight misstep in an otherwise fantastic lunch.
Be jealous, Little Rock.
900 Locust Street (Conway)
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner service:Friday and Saturday 5 p.m.-9 p.m.