In our Lunching in Little Rock blog series, Michael Kirkpatrick will explore and review the best restaurants in Little Rock and its surrounding area – all in time to get back to the office. This week, Michael ate lunch at Lost Forty Brewing.
The past few years there has been a big boom in small breweries around Little Rock. It’s a great boost for our style and economy. These places are more than just small batch beers though; some of them are brewing the freshest and tastiest food in town. Lost Forty is a leader of brews and bites.
Situated downtown near the Heifer International headquarters, there are a few breweries/restaurants in the area. Pulling into the parking lot, I wasn’t exactly sure where to enter. It was a beautiful spring day and the giant garage door to the brew house was open, but I found the door under the big “Lost Forty” sign. Entering, I felt like a guest invited for a special tasting. The taproom is industrial with concrete floors, plank tables and comfortable leather chairs. The restaurant lighting is dark, but the brewery is well-lit and totally visible through the giant factory window that allows you to watch all the action.
Little Rock is lucky to have these local establishments investing back into the culture of our great city. More than a bar, Lost Forty is setting the bar for food and drink. Visit them this week.
P.S. On Thursdays they have a limited supply of smoked ribs and I have also heard great things about their brunch.
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