Ever been to Walker’s Country Cooking in North Little Rock (17th/Main St)? I’m guessing the answer is no. But special thanks to a reader who brought the soul food cafeteria restaurant to my attention. It was an absolute hit. The setting is calm, clean, and […]
Tag: The Faded Rose
There are certain dishes I just crave. I don’t eat them often, but when they pop into my head, I have to have them. The fried chicken tenders at Franke’s, cheeseburger at Leo’s Greek Castle, and chicken nachos at El Palenque fall under this umbrella.
And so does the shrimp & grits at The Faded Rose.
It’s the perfect dish … for me.
Honestly, what’s not to love about plump shrimp in a spicy cream sauce? This rich, blond sauce covers two cornmeal crusted grit cakes, and along with the aforementioned shrimp, make up a dynamite dish. Granted, we have no shortage of shrimp & grits offerings around town, but there’s something about what TFR is doing that really stands out. Probably those grit cakes.
I found myself at TFR’s bar last Friday afternoon, polishing off a lunch portion ($11.75), and, per usual, it didn’t disappoint. I was probably the only person in the restaurant not having the Daily Special of chicken & dumplings, but that was fine by me. I had shrimp & grits on the brain.
I also appreciated the smaller, 5-shrimp lunch portion of this dish. The 9-shrimp dinner plate is just too much to handle in the middle of the day. The lunch portion, like the dinner, comes with Leidenheimer bread and a soaked salad.
In the end, it was a wonderful lunch at The Faded Rose, filled with top-notch service and a dish that always delights.
Thoughts from my recent eating experiences across the Little Rock area.. Someone please stop me from making regular visits to Blue Cake for petit fours. They’re just too addictive, especially any that’s chocolate-based like the Cookies and Cream. A set of four is $10 … […]