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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…

Time to Find Filipino Munchies

I have used the past several months to delve into our local food truck scene. Truth be told, it has been a ton of fun. And while more often than not, the results have been overwhelmingly positive, I would be hard-pressed to come up with a better experience than what I recently had at Filipino…

Minute Man Returns to Central Arkansas

The wait is almost over. Minute Man is set to open its flagship location for the brand’s relaunch at 120 John Harden Drive in Jacksonville this Friday, September 11. The restaurant is a stone’s throw off U.S. 167 and just across the road from one of the former original Minute Man locations. This much-anticipated opening…

Southern Comfort

By Kevin Shalin   Farmers’ Market Splendor at Trio’s   Although Trio’s, the longtime, beloved Little Rock restaurant, does not exactly specialize in Southern cuisine, folks have grown accustomed to seeing some of the classics on the rotating menu. That anticipation pertains especially to its iconic Farmers’ Market Splendor, a wildly popular vegetarian plate that coincides with…

My Top 10 Dishes in August

Each month I will be recapping my favorite food from restaurants in Little Rock and around Arkansas. Here are my top 10 dishes in August. Chicken Tortilla Soup at Baja Grill (Heights location) I have written ad nauseam about this soup through the years, so its inclusion on this list should not be a big…

My First Visit to Pizza Café

Does the title have you in shock? It should. Pizza Café, both the west Little Rock and Rebsamen Park locations, is practically a Little Rock food institution. All I can say is that sometimes, some places just slip through the cracks. That all ended recently after several readers on my personal blog shamed me into…