Collins to work toward increasing visitation to Arkansas by groups and promoting the state's appeal
Coming in June to the Icehouse Building in Hillcrest: Lemon, which bills itself as “Little Rock's premier creperie.” A flyer for the restaurant suggests that Lemon will serve sweet and savory crepes for breakfast, brunch and lunch. The address is 2611 Kavanaugh Blvd.
U.S. Pizza Salad Express has opened at 402 Louisiana St.
The Arkansas Sustainability Network, Arkansas Heartland Slow Foods and Boulevard Bread Company will join to host “Roots and Shoots,” a celebration of local farms, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 31. In Boulevard's parking lot, at 1920 N. Grant, will be a buffet of regionally grown and prepared foods and organic wine and beer. Tickets are $50 and limited to 100. Participating farms include Armstead Farms, Hardin Farms, Heifer Ranch, Shuffield Farms, Sweetwater Farm, Adama Farm, Willow Springs Farm, Falling Sky Farm and Petit Jean Farm. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Scott McGehee at 663-5951 or Penny Rudder at 944-0225.
BOBBY'S COUNTRY COOKIN' When we think of good hot plate lunches, we'd never think of finding that at a strip center in West Little Rock. But here it is. And at high noon on a Monday, we're behind about 50 other people and shuffling along in a 15-minute line dance studying the menu board and looking over the half wall at what others ordered and were eating. For speed, they do have a simple price system. Plate lunches with an entree and two sides with cornbread or roll costs $7 even, tax included. Drinks are $1, tax included. Homemade pies, $2, tax included. There are various other plate lunch options. Four entree selections rotate daily from a list of over 20 available and 12 vegetables are offered. We devoured a chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes covered in hot white gravy and turnip greens. Companion went with a healthier baked chicken (leg and thigh), black-eyed peas and the greens, too. The turnip greens were sweet, which we thought a little strange. We topped our lunch with a slice of pecan pie. It wasn't homemade. We'd still go back. Just maybe not right at noon. 301 N. Shackleford, 224-9500, no alcohol, CC, L, Mon.-Fri., $.