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My 3 Favorite Breakfasts

My 3 Favorite Breakfasts

I don’t go out for breakfast a lot, but when I do, these are my three favorite menu items in the Little Rock area. And remember, I’m talking about breakfast here, not brunch. Finally, I wish we had more breakfast options in town, but that’s […]

SoMa is a Perfect Place for a Food Crawl

SoMa is a Perfect Place for a Food Crawl

Ever done a food crawl? Basically, you park your car in a central location and spend the rest of the day/evening walking around, eating and drinking at various restaurants, all within a 1/2-mile of each other. It’s a ton of fun. I’ve participated in a […]

25 Dishes in Little Rock You Know You’d Miss

25 Dishes in Little Rock You Know You’d Miss

 

A couple weeks back, I posted this question on Facebook:

“Tomorrow…you’re moving away from Little Rock but can take one specific restaurant dish with you to your new city. Which one dish are you taking?”

We had plenty of great responses, so I wanted to take a few … 25 to be exact, all from different restaurants … and highlight them in a post. Some of these dishes below are quite popular, like the shrimp & grits at Maddie’s and fish & chips at The Pantry. Some are a little under the radar, like the hummus at The Terrace and tomato basil soup at Raduno. Heck, there are some that I didn’t even know existed and now want to try out, like the bento box at Hanaroo and the dumplings at Fantastic China. So, I hope you enjoy this list, collected from readers’ responses…

1. Spicy Chicken & Dumplings at The Southern Gourmasian
2. Eggplant Casserole at Franke’s Cafeteria
3. Blackened Ribeye at The Faded Rose
4. Shrimp and Grits at Maddie’s Place
5. Chicken Liver Salad at South on Main
6. Fried Catfish and “fixins” at Bobby’s Country Cookin’
7. Tomato Basil Soup at Raduno
8. Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza at ZAZA
9. Fish & Chips at The Pantry
10. Saag Paneer at Star of India
11. Seasonal Frito Chili Burger at Big Orange
12. Salpicão at Café Bossa Nova
13. Smoked Turkey Salad at Burge’s
14. Biscuits and Gravy at The Root
15. Pad Thai at kBird
16. Calzone at Vino’s
17. Filet at Riverfront Steakhouse
18. Turkey Pastrami at Boulevard
19. Tamale Pie Dip at Heights Taco & Tamale Co.
20. Cheeseburger at Cotham’s
21. Szechuan Dumplings at Fantastic China
22. Jumbo BBQ Pork Sandwich at H.B.’s BBQ
23. Tuna Tataki Bento Box at Hanaroo
24. Mardi Gras Roll from Sky Modern Japanese
25. Hummus at The Terrace

My Take: Out of the dishes mentioned above, there are many that I would definitely miss if I moved away tomorrow. The Salpicão at Bossa Nova is right at the top of that list, simply because I’ve never had a dish like it. The same can be said about the Spicy Chicken & Dumplings at The Southern Gourmasian. It’s a very unique dish, and I doubt you’d ever find anything like it, no matter what city you lived in. I definitely wouldn’t miss the Chicken Liver Salad at South on Main because I despise all liver, but I’d definitely be sad about leaving behind the Eggplant Casserole from Franke’s. That dish, although quite gross looking, is delicious … and it screams Little Rock.

Eggplant Casserole at Franke's
Eggplant Casserole at Franke’s
100 of the Best Appetizers in Little Rock

100 of the Best Appetizers in Little Rock

  Save this list, bookmark it, print it out … do whatever you have to do to file it away and use it as the ultimate reference guide for the best appetizers in Little Rock. Below is a combination of reader response and personal favorites. If there are […]

Breakfast Options in Little Rock Are Limited, But Do Exist

Breakfast Options in Little Rock Are Limited, But Do Exist

  I hear it all the time … “We really lack in breakfast options here in Little Rock .”  It’s a fair assessment, and while the food scene would be much improved with more quality breakfast spots, for this post, I wanted to focus on what we […]