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10 Favorite Salads in Little Rock

10 Favorite Salads in Little Rock

  I love salads. They really aren’t that healthy most of the time, but I like to convince myself otherwise. Whatever the case, it’s often a fun personal challenge trying to find great salad options around town. Here are my 10 favs… Thai Chop Salad with Steak at Big […]

Recent Eats: ZAZA, Zoe’s Kitchen, and South on Main

Recent Eats: ZAZA, Zoe’s Kitchen, and South on Main

  Thoughts from some of my recent eating experiences… Mixed bag last week at ZAZA last week as my Vietnamese Chicken Salad was on point but the Petit Jean Ham & Pineapple pizza missed the mark. The latter had a soggy interior, and, after one […]

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
Time to Mark the Local Food Calendars

Time to Mark the Local Food Calendars

  Get ready, Little Rock, it’s that time of year. Temps are still cool but the events, both outdoor and indoor, are heating up… The 9th annual Dentalways B Street Rib Off will take place on Saturday, April 29th at Argenta Plaza in NLR. The […]

Boulevard Bistro, Rodney’s, and El Palenque All Shine on Recent Visits

Boulevard Bistro, Rodney’s, and El Palenque All Shine on Recent Visits

  Random thoughts and ramblings on local food and drink… I went to my first “biker bar” last week, that being Rodney’s Handlebar & Grill on the side of I-30, and I gotta tell you … it was nothing like I expected. But in a […]