By most accounts, including my own, Pea Farm Bistro has mastered the sandwich. I imagine that’s a good thing, considering the restaurant tucked back into a retail strip area off AR-89 in Cabot has 19 of them on the menu. Owners Justin and Andrea Wilson know the keys to constructing a dynamite sandwich is attention to details and keeping things simple, as is the case with their Cuban sandwich.
“We researched it, then put our spin using the freshest ingredients. That includes our fresh-sliced Petit Jean Ham, our seasoned pork, mustard, Swiss, and dill pickle, all pressed into a delicious sandwich. It’s simply great a sandwich using only the best ingredients. No frills needed,” says Andrea Wilson.
I could not agree with her more. And while Cuban sandwich enthusiasts might frown just a bit at Pea Farm’s lack of authentic bread, I found the pressed white hoagie roll to be satisfying, putting their version among the very best I’ve had in the area. I also tried the Italian Grinder, which included ham, turkey, hard salami, and Provolone, along with lettuce, sweet peppers, and a zesty dressing. With the fresh flavors, meticulous construction, and vibrant colors, Pea Farm Bistro has yet another winner on their hands with the Italian Grinder.
Looking for something different? Pea Farm has 16 other sandwiches, including the Pastrami, Turkey Apple Swiss, Classic Ham Salad, Chicken Fajita, and Homemade Pimento Cheese, just to name a few. The Club is one of the very best you will find anywhere. Pea Farm also does salads, hot dogs, soups, and desserts. My hearty bowl of tomato basil soup burst with flavor, and I enjoyed how the kitchen left it a little chunky, rather than blending it into a smooth consistency.
And because I have a vicious sweet tooth, I couldn’t resist grabbing one of the massively flat chocolate chip cookies hanging out by the register, practically begging to be purchased. I obliged. Thin, crispy, and loaded with chocolate chips, this cookie will harken you back to ones from the school cafeteria, with one exception. Pea Farm coats half of each cookie with a layer of chocolate. Wise move. I may have also tried a few bites of the coconut cake. Yet another winner.
There is a lot to love about Pea Farm Bistro, including the new space the Wilsons moved into this past December, located just a stone’s throw from their old digs.
“We love it. We have much room for activities! We still have some work to do, but it is a process. We are so excited for this chapter of our life,” says Wilson.
You should be excited, too. Those living in Cabot should have Pea Farm Bistro in their regular rotation, and if you’re coming from Little Rock and beyond, just know that the food is certainly worth the drive. Their downhome, fast casual atmosphere couple with prompt service and well-executed dishes make Pea Farm a shining star in Cabot.