Just look at the damn thing! Listen, I’m not saying Flyway Brewing’s Double Beef Cheddar Bomb is the best cheeseburger in the Little Rock area. But I am saying it’s at least in the discussion. As we all know, the subjectivity of burgers is one […]
By Jim Rassinier This week I decided to venture into something totally different and try the new Vegan “Impossible Burger” which is slowly being launched nationwide, initially at selected restaurants (this burger was from Hopdoddy in Rice Village). For those unaware, the Impossible Burger is […]
Let’s get this insane fact out of the way right off the bat … I’ve lived in Little Rock for three years and yesterday was my first visit to Arkansas Burger Co. Crazy, right? My buddy, Dax (aka The Keyser Soze of LR foodies), has been telling me for months to stop in and order the Hog Burger. Dude is always specific with his directions.
“Get the Hog Burger with cheddar, no mayo.”
Seeing as Dax is batting 1000 on food recommendations, I listened. And once again, he nailed it. The burger comes with thin, crispy bacon and all the traditional toppings like mustard, pickles, shredded lettuce, and tomatoes. The patty is neither thin nor thick and is cooked to a perfect medium. It’s juicy, but not over-seasoned, instead relying on the beef’s flavor and other condiments to elevate the taste.
Simply put, the Hog Burger is a traditional, no frills cheeseburger that is sure to delight. Not to be overlooked were the delightful onion rings. These were of the shoestring variety, and again, like the burger, not an overly seasoned item, but cooked just right. While the fries I sampled were also well prepared, I’d have to rate the rings a tad better.
Is this burger one of the Top 10 in town? I’m certainly no expert, but as it stands, I’d have to slot it on my list.
Worth noting: Great to see a local business packed during a summertime lunch service. It’s obvious Arkansas Burger Co. is a beloved spot among loyal Little Rock burger lovers.
Arkansas Burger Co.
7410 Cantrell Road
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Closed Sunday & Monday
BUZZ WORD … where each month a word is posted over on The Mighty Rib Facebook page, followed with a request for reader suggestions centered-around the term. One of the suggestions is randomly picked, dish is eaten, and a review is written. This month’s BUZZ […]
Ever wonder what other foodies are thinking? Me too. Special thanks to Chef Ken Dempsey from E’s Bistro for his answers! 1. How many years have you lived in Little Rock? Born and raised here. I’ve lived a couple of other places but Little Rock […]