I finally made it about a week ago, traveling with a friend to parts further north. I walked right up to the counter, lured by the vision of three very toasty looking meringue pies. They looked alien and unusual, tan toasted lumpy meringues that looked like the topography of some distant mountainous nation. They also smelled quite good.
We had dinner… my companion (whose food for once I did not photograph) ordered up a 12 ounce ribeye steak and I chose what I thought would be a quick bite — the Open Face Beef Sandwich ($7.50). Our waitress brought my companion a salad with two containers of red something — one of which, I believe, might have been ketchup. It was all right. It ate.
We get our plates and were just shocked. My companion’s steak continued all the way across the plate — one side to the other, his fried squash and fried okra piled on top concealing about half of it.
It’s odd, though. Tasty but odd. Last week’s peanut butter pie at Gina’s Place in Jonesboro was like a Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup; South End Grill’s version is far more in flavor like an old fashioned Chick-O-Stick. I haven’t encountered one similar anywhere else.
If you’d like to try it out (and maybe have one of those oversized dinners), make your way to Highway 167 south of Batesville — it’s on the east side of the road south of the airport. (870) 251-2229.
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