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The Little Rock Chicken & Sausage Gumbo Showdown

The Little Rock Chicken & Sausage Gumbo Showdown

Which Little Rock restaurant’s chicken and sausage gumbo reigns supreme? Let me start off by saying that I am no gumbo expert. I rarely eat it, and when I do, I am very particular in what I like. In short, gumbo is a highly subjective […]

Green Gumbo Now at Capital Bar and Grill

Green Gumbo Now at Capital Bar and Grill

Chef Arturo Solis continues tweaking the menu at Capital Bar and Grill, this time with his version of a NOLA classic … green gumbo or gumbo z’herbes. “I’ve always liked the idea of new things. Honestly, it comes down to sharing new things with our […]

Buzz Word: Gumbo with Cheese Grits at Maddie’s Place

Buzz Word: Gumbo with Cheese Grits at Maddie’s Place

BUZZ WORD … 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 WORD was “cheese.”

The cheese grits at Maddie’s Place, suggested by Dc, was chosen, and I couldn’t be more pleased. I had recently stole a few bites of Maddie’s shrimp and grits and was more than delighted with the outcome.

Dc recommended I order a bowl of gumbo, but instead of the inclusion of the standard rice, ask for a scoop of cheese grits. Cheese grits … in gumbo?!? Never heard of it, but this is Buzz Word, and if you suggest it, I do it.

And here’s how the conversation went down with our server.

Me: “I would like the gumbo, but instead of rice, I’d like some cheese grits.”
Server: (pause…stares at me) “That can be done.”

Boom!

Well, I honestly couldn’t be more delighted with the suggestion. Heck, I may never order gumbo any other way. The slightly spicy gumbo base had that classic burgundy/brownish hue, along with a deep richness imparted by the flavorful sausage. The creamy grits, once mixed into the gumbo, added a subtle coolness and thicker consistency to the dish. The chopped scallions on top were like icing on the cake.

Kudos, Dc … and thank you to everyone for all your suggestions!