While Searcy is getting all the attention from its national debut on Hulu’s Small Business Revolution, a local restaurant caught the eye of producers on the show and is part of the $500,000 revitalization.
Whilma’s Filipino Restaurant is authentic food with an unassuming store front on E. Race Street. If you’re new to this cuisine, have the helpful staff give you suggestions on what to order.
You can’t go wrong with the lumpia (my Filipino friend calls it “Filipino crack”), the tapsilog (yes, that’s a fried egg on top) and the adobado soup which is a tangy coconut soup. We were pleasantly satisfied without feeling too full.