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Recent Eats: Table 28, Petit & Keet, El Palenque, & Buffalo Grill

Recent Eats: Table 28, Petit & Keet, El Palenque, & Buffalo Grill

Thoughts on my recent dining out experiences around Little Rock… My second visit to the new-ish Petit & Keet was as impressive as the first. It was also nice to see a full house on a Thursday evening as our table of four was delighted by dishes […]

Quick Hits: Thoughts on My Recent Dining Out

Quick Hits: Thoughts on My Recent Dining Out

I missed this regular post entry last week, so here’s a recap of about 2 weeks of my food experiences… Checked out District Fare, the old HAM space and latest venture of Tomas Bohm. You can tell Bohm has sunk a ton of dollars into […]

The Market Street/Rodney Parham Area is on the Rise

The Market Street/Rodney Parham Area is on the Rise

 

This week’s announcement that Petit & Keet Bar and Grill, a new “polished-casual” restaurant and bar located at 1620 Market Street, will be opening on May 18th got me to thinking.

Is this area around Market Street/Rodney Parham suddenly one of Little Rock’s culinary hot spots? Before you start giggling, think about it for a second.

With city limits now extending way into the Chenal, this area is pretty much Midtown. And sure, it’s still not considered a trendy area of town (like a Hillcrest or Heights), but look at all of the eateries within a few blocks of each other. Some are old and some are new … but one thing is for certain, there’s a ton of variety.

Just a stone’s throw from Petit & Keet is Table 28, one of our more upscale restaurants in town, serving up anything from bone marrow to seared scallops to quail lollipops.  Sure, Flavor or India just went belly-up, but the renovated Market Street Shopping Center just down the street from Table 28 is home to the iconic Franke’s Cafeteria, as well as take-home meal specialist Diane’s Gourmet, and Mickey’s Cakes & Sweets.

There’s even a Starbuck’s, but, hell, there’s a Starbucks on every corner.

In the mood for breakfast? B Side is on Market Street … and just across the road on Rodney Parham is Delicious Temptations.

For those digging buffets, Asia Buffet recently opened and the ever popular Al Seraj is only a 1/4-mile away.  While The Pantry West isn’t on Market Street, it too is extremely close by, and, as we all know, rivals any restaurant in town. Heck, don’t forget about Taj Mahal, a place many consider to be the best Indian food in Little Rock. There’s even Indian Grocers right by the aforementioned Franke’s.

My point is this … there’s a wide range of culinary offerings in a 3-4 block radius in a very centralized area of town. To me, that’s something to get excited about.

Quick Hits: Biscuits, Ramen, Lollipops, and Some Darn Good BBQ

Quick Hits: Biscuits, Ramen, Lollipops, and Some Darn Good BBQ

  Thoughts on my recent eating experiences around Little Rock… Kudos to Arkansas Heart Hospital on the delicious $5.55 bowl of ramen it cranks out every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sorry if that sounds like a promotion on my part, but people […]

20 Suggestions for Valentine’s Day in Little Rock

20 Suggestions for Valentine’s Day in Little Rock

  We’re less than 14 days from Valentine’s Day, which is the perfect time to start looking at menus and making reservations. I’ve scoured the internet to find local menus, specials, and places that are taking reservations. I’m sure there are many more specials, but […]