This week, the AY Bucket List duo will be making their way over to East Village in Little Rock for some tasty snacks. AY Publisher Heather Baker and KARK host Carmen Rose will be dropping by Lost Forty Brewing to try out some appetizers and – of course – some beer.
Lost Forty, a production craft microbrewery, has made a name for itself in recent years. Baker and Rose are aiming to put their food to the tests.
Before they can dig in, they drop by the kitchen to see what’s going on behind the scenes. Chris McMillan, Yellow Rocket Concepts director of culinary operations, introduces a range of appetizers that the pair will be trying out today.
“Today, we’re going to be whipping our pimento cheese – very delicious and should not be missed – and our black-eyed pea hummus – very unique take on hummus,” he says.
In addition, McMillan will be preparing bacon cheese with jalapenos and grilled molasses bread with compound butters.
Lost Forty also is sending out a flight of beer with a special emphasis on three beers. These three special beers include the 2ndRodeo, an Arkansas rice-based beer that has 110 calories; the Rockhound, an year-round IPA; and the Hunter, a seasonal Oktoberfest beer.
With all introduction finished, Baker and Rose can get down to business!
“They have hooked us up. First of all, everyone knows – any of my bucket lists – that I love pimento cheese. Cheese dip, we have hummus,” Baker says.
The pair start snacking on their appetizers, and while they’re munching, they start sipping on the beers. Quickly, they begin gravitating toward their favorites.
Baker goes the car route for her drink. “Everyone knows I love cars. This is called “Dig My Ride.” It’s so good. It’s kind of light. It’s got a fruit to it. It’s not heavy,” she says.
“I think I’m with the majority, I love “Love Honey.” This is a bock. It has notes of that honey. It’s easy to go down. It has a higher alcohol content so maybe you only want one or two,” Rose says.
Other than the food and drink, the best part of Lost Forty is the location. East Village is a major selling point for both Baker and Rose.
“I love East Village. It’s awesome down here. There’s so much going on – great food, brewery. This is the place to come,” Baker says.
“I love it. I love that it’s so close to downtown. You can bring everybody out here. They have brunch. You can watch sports now it’s coming back on TV and dine and enjoy this local beer,” Rose says.
Don’t forget to tune in next week to see where AY heads for the next Appetizer Bucket List.