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Where We Took Our Out-of-Town Guest to Eat

Where We Took Our Out-of-Town Guest to Eat

We have a family friend who comes to Little Rock about once a year for a visit, and while she does enjoy seeing us, eating good food is a top priority. Knowing that, we wanted to give her a small food tour throughout the weekend. Here’s how it […]

5 Dishes You Need to Know

5 Dishes You Need to Know

Some dishes more than others keep sneaking back into my old memory bank. Simply put, I really enjoy them, so I thought you might like to be made aware of their greatness, just in case you have yet to try… Carne Asada con Frijoles at Rosalinda’s You could make […]

Food News and Views from Around Little Rock

Food News and Views from Around Little Rock

Loblolly Scoop Shop is throwing its first ever Holiday Preview Party on Monday, November 27th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and will include a sampler ice cream flight of 8 holiday flavors that Loblolly will roll out throughout the winter season. Also expect to see seasonal macarons, baked goods, and a full hot cocoa bar with all the fixings, including a selection of house-made marshmallows and toppings.

Flying Fish is kind of an underrated spot. Don’t get me wrong, it’s very popular, but because it’s a regional chain, I don’t think it gets a lot of love from writers, like me, who tend to focus on local establishments. That said, the food always floats around that “good to very good” range. My grilled shrimp kebab (“snappy”) with rice and beans was a solid dish. Unfortunately, the shrimp were overcooked but the accompanying rice and beans made up for the mishap. My buddy’s whole, fried red snapper was spot-on…and he even let me eat the eyeball after another friend, Woopigfoodie, dared me to do so.

Quick props to Alton Brown for putting on a wonderful show in the Robinson Center. I honestly had no clue what to expect from the evening. The first 20 minutes were a little slow, but things quickly heated up, and Brown put together three hours of funny, witty, and high educational material. I’d go see him again in a heartbeat.

The Catfish Hoppin John with fried Brussels, tomato jam, and grit sticks at South on Main was fantastic last Friday night. I had this dish last year…really enjoyed it…but this plate was even better. The key is getting a little of every ingredient on the fork at one time. Also, grit stick. Need I say more?

I posted on Facebook about MorningSide Bagels and how I wasn’t blown away by the bagels on a recent visit. Of course, about 30 commenters disagreed with me, proving once again how subjective this food thing can be at times.

My Chili-Rubbed Salmon Salad with black beans at Jimmy’s Serious Sandwiches was a bit underwhelming, mainly because of the overcooked fish. I love the spice rub on the salmon but not enough to order it again. My wife’s NY Strip Sandwich, on the other hand, proved to be the winner of the lunch, that’s if you don’t count my monster-sized chocolate chip cookie. That is a damn fine cookie. Overall, Jimmy’s is a solid, affordable lunch option with a convenient location.

Mixed reviews on Jacob’s Wings & Grill in NLR.

No Kid Hungry Dinner at South on Main Set for October 16

No Kid Hungry Dinner at South on Main Set for October 16

On Monday, October 16, South on Main and Chef Matt Bell are set to host this year’s No Kid Hungry Dinner. Bell, along with are group of all-star chefs, including Ben Brainard of Yellow Rock Concepts, Jason Campbell of Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge (Oklahoma City), […]

Fried Catfish, Rabbit, & BBQ Highlight Recent Eats

Fried Catfish, Rabbit, & BBQ Highlight Recent Eats

Thoughts from my recent dining out experiences… I’m finally starting to venture out a bit from the restaurants in the Little Rock area. Heck, with your amazing help, I even put together a cool list of great places in small towns across the state. Well, thanks […]