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Thoughts on Walker’s, Trio’s, HTT & The Faded Rose

Thoughts on Walker’s, Trio’s, HTT & The Faded Rose

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 […]

My 50 Favorite Dishes in 2018

My 50 Favorite Dishes in 2018

In general, 2018 was a pretty good year for the Little Rock dining scene, and, per usual, I did my fair share of eating out. Below are my 50 Favorite Dishes in 2018. Dishes are in no particular order and only come from Little Rock/North […]

It’s Just So Good

It’s Just So Good

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.

Recent Eats: Quick Thoughts on 10 Spots

Recent Eats: Quick Thoughts on 10 Spots

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 … […]

10 Great Lunch Options in Little Rock Area

10 Great Lunch Options in Little Rock Area

Please note that these are 10 great lunch options around town. This isn’t a “Best Of” post, just a nice resource for  diverse lunch options. Hope you enjoy, and if you have a dish I need to add to the list, please comment in the […]