Top 10 Dishes in October

At the end of each month, I will take a look back at all of the wonderful things I have eaten over the past thirty days. Here is my top 10 dishes in October. Tea Brined Duck at Ciao Baci This dish is just as tasty as it is beautiful. Chef Owen cooks the duck…

SoMa Crawl

The 3-Course SoMa Crawl

While Little Rock is not the most walkable city in the world, we do have some excellent areas that are conducive to performing one of my favorite food activities, a progressive dinner. This outing, also known as a food crawl, generally takes places over three to four hours and provides the perfect time to try…

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…