Recipe: Shakshuka

Have you ever eaten shakshuka? If not, you are definitely missing out on a tomato-based, spiced-filled, poached egg breakfast just bursting with vibrant flavors. Truth be told, I love eating shakshuka for any meal, and it even makes for a fantastic brunch entrée.   There are several great recipes out there, and most of them…

Top 10

My Top 10 Dishes in July

Each month, I will be recapping my favorite food from restaurants in Little Rock and around Arkansas.   Even though these dishes are listed in ranking order, I consider all of them ones I would highly recommend.   Here are my top 10 dishes in July:   Beer Battered Fried Pickle Planks at Flyway Brewing…

Maddie’s Place Sets Reopening Date

Maddie’s Place, the beloved Riverdale restaurant serving up New Orleans-style dishes with a Southern flair, is reopening on Tuesday, August 4 at 11 a.m. This is welcome news for the many folks who have been clamoring for the restaurant’s return.   “We are going back this week to prep for opening on Aug. 4, for…

Drive-Thru

The Drive-Thru Reigns Supreme

Today (July 24) is National Drive-Thru Day. It sounds a bit ridiculous to celebrate but just know that the drive-thru has become a total game changer in 2020 for both the restaurant and customer.   Don’t believe me? Drive past some of the businesses listed below and check out their lines. Utilizing a drive-thru allows…

Brood Barley

First Time’s a Charm: Brood & Barley Review

In the midst of a global pandemic, good news, especially in the restaurant world, sometimes feels hard to come by.   Argenta’s Brood & Barley is good news.   The long awaited, much anticipated restaurant from Flyway Brewing ownership opened its doors on June 25 with a “slow roll,” dinner-only format for the first few…

Food Trucks of Central Arkansas

Food trucks in Central Arkansas are on the rise, both in actual numbers and quality of food they are producing.   Now, more than ever, these trucks offer an opportunity for patrons to enjoy food in an open-air, socially distanced environment.   Here is a comprehensive, working list of food trucks throughout Central Arkansas. If…

The Filling Station is Ready to Go

North Little Rock’s food scene along JFK Boulevard got another shot in the arm with the recent addition of The Filling Station. It is the brainchild of partners Joy Evans and Kristi Scott, who decided to revamp an old gas station into a food truck court and small farmers’ market.   “In my travels, I…

Top 10 French Fries in Little Rock

Today, July 13, is National French Fries Day, so we must celebrate with a list!   Below are my top 10 best French fries in Little Rock (in ranking order). And you will not find any chain restaurants on this list. Sorry, McDonald’s and Rally’s.   Read, drool, and go find these fries today. The…