Old Mill Pizza Saves the Day

Truth be told, I was not supposed to eat at Old Mill Pizza last Friday afternoon. The original plan was to check out a new food truck across the street, but as is sometimes the case with mobile eateries, they were a no-show. No-show? No problem. You might remember me touting the plethora of food…

Top 10 Desserts in Little Rock

It is time to celebrate National Dessert Day with some of the very best selections in the Little Rock area. Before we get to my top 10 desserts in Little Rock, let’s first go over a few ground rules. For this list, I have excluded all bakeries, donut shops, and coffeehouses. Nothing against these places,…

Maddie's Place

Patio Lunch at Maddie’s Place

Here at AY About You Magazine, we’ve been quite excited about the return of Maddie’s Place, the beloved Riverdale restaurant serving up New Orleans-style classics. My last visit was months ago, pre-COVID, so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to return and introduce a friend to the wonders of Maddie’s Place. How someone…

20 Places to Get Chicken & Dumplings

While the argument can certainly be made that chicken & dumplings is a year-round dish, there is something about the calendar turning to October that gets me thinking about one of the ultimate comfort food dishes. And in Central Arkansas, we have several options, with only one small hiccup: rarely do you find chicken &…

Top 10 Dishes in September

At the end of each month, I take a look back at all of the wonderful things I have eaten over the past thirty days. Here is a look at my top 10 dishes in September. Sisig with Garlic Fried Rice at Filipino Munchies Honestly, I could include any one of the numerous dishes Filipino…

Ciao Baci

Ciao Baci’s Outdoor Dining Delights

I cannot tell you how excited I am about these cooler, albeit still mild, fall temps currently prevailing in Central Arkansas. With that in mind last week, I made dinner reservations at Ciao Baci for my wife’s pre-birthday celebration.   When I think about outdoor dining in Little Rock, Ciao Baci is typically top-of-mind. While…

coffee

10 Perfect Coffee Pairings

For National Coffee Day, rather than feature actual coffee, I wanted to take a slightly different approach and highlight some of my favorite, sweet tooth pairings for the incomparable java.   Sweet Potato Pie at Lindsey’s BBQ As much as I adore pumpkin pie, my fondness for its cousin, the delectable sweet potato pie, is…

My Top 25 Cheeseburgers

Today, September 18, is National Cheeseburger Day, and to honor the momentous occasion, I wanted to put together my Top 25 Cheeseburgers list for the readers of AY Magazine. But before we deep dive into cheeseburger madness, let’s go over a few ground rules.   First, these are purely my selections and do not reflect…