dining

Dining at Waffle House for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can often can break the bank. Not if you’re a Fischer. That’s because my husband and I have spent a couple of Valentine’s Days at that romantic stalwart, Waffle House. My husband loves a good breakfast-for-dinner meal, and who else but Waffle House can deliver that type of meal so affordably? Waffle House…

pie month

Pie Month At Capital Bar & Grill

Yesterday we celebrated National Pie Day here at AY About You and then this comes from our friends over the Capital Hotel: CAPITAL BAR & GRILL IS CELEBRATING AN ENTIRE PIE MONTH in February. Sorry for the all caps, but this is really big news. This isn’t the first time for the delicious celebration by…

restaurants

Two Little Rock-Area Restaurants Closing Down

Two restaurants in the greater Little Rock area are closing this month.   The first big closing is happening in North Little Rock in the busy McCain Mall sector. Johnny Carino’s closed on Wednesday, Jan. 22.   The closing for the North Little Rock location appears to be an isolated instance. The Austin, Texas-headquartered chain…

Arkansas

Arkansas Food Hall of Fame: Gone But Not Forgotten

“This award remembers the collective culinary legacy of a once-and-always influential Arkansas restaurant that has since ceased operations.”    Mary Maestri’s Italiano Grillroom Tontitown, Springdale 1923 – 2016   For nearly a century, this generationally-spanned product of the Maestri family was a staple of the Northwest Arkansas community. The story of this Italian eatery is…