Award-winning chef James Hale of Acadia Restaurant in the Heights shares his take on roasted duck breast. Why is this a St. Patrick's day dish? Because it's got a healthy addition of classic Irish stout Guinness in the sauce to add richness, flair — and that ain't no blarney.
Southern Salt is doing a fine job for being such a young truck. They’re producing an imaginative and well-executed menu and it’s clear that these are folks experienced in the kitchen. They keep the menu small, but expect a rotating selection of unique dishes—they’re definitely making a name for themselves among our already strong fleet of food trucks.
Little Rock’s luck is about to change. This week welcomes The Pie Shop at Terry’s—a small little operation specializing in a wide assortment of pies tucked away in Terry’s Finer Foods in The Heights. The Pie Shop at Terry’s is brought to us by the wonderful folks at Palette Catering Jeremy and Jacquelyn Pittman.
Amazing news: the best baker in central Arkansas is planning to start a line of chocolates. Hear what's cooking with Arkansas Fresh Bakery...plus a possible collaboration with Jonathan Wilkins at the Argenta Farmers Market.
Sparkman native Louis Williams takes barbecue seriously. His Next Level BBQ catering business is steadily expanding and might be in a neighborhood near you soon. Louis shares a pork-stuffed onion recipe with us, and tells us how to avoid that dreaded barbecue "kick back."
Along Skyline Dr. sits a quaint little bakery named Julie’s Sweet Shoppe—I was immediately drawn to the place. Owner, Julie Goodnight, formerly churned out popular baked goods at Ed’s Custom Bakery for more than 20 years until she decided to open her own place in the fall of 2013. Seeing they are open rather early to serve breakfast (and having often found myself crossing this stretch of road before the sunrise) I determined to make a stop here recently to see what they’ve got coming from their ovens.
Chef Dempsey has got a really special operation in this corner of North Little Rock. It’s probably safe to say that it hasn’t really gotten the attention it deserves at this point, but hopefully it’s getting there. And although I’ve become increasingly ornery about crossing the river to Dogtown to grab a bite to eat, I would not hesitate for an instant to sample the dynamic and extremely well-executed menu at E’s Bistro.
Now it’s time for everyone’s favorite time of the week — Food Feedback Friday. That portion of our program that allows you all to comment on what you’re eating around town — what you like and what you don’t.
Looking through the menu at Cafe Bossa Nova, one dish in particular may get brushed over rather quickly due to its somewhat odd combination of ingredients. But this dish is placed at the top of the “Especialidades da Casa” section for good reason—the Salpicão deserves your attention.
In the spirit of reinvented and restructured comfort foods, The Main Cheese, Little Rock’s first (and for the time being, only) “gourmet” grilled cheese restaurant opens today. We were invited to a “soft opening” yesterday evening, an opportunity we jumped on in order to see exactly what this hotly anticipated establishment had going for it.
In the early part of 2012, Jones Bar-B-Q in Marianna became the first (and to this day, only) restaurant in Arkansas to receive a prestigious James Beard Award. Jones was honored by the Beard Foundation as one of its “American Classics,” and praised for their commitment to quality and respect for their heritage. In their press release, The Beard Foundation praised Jones as a “beacon of community pride and continuity. But does it really deserve such an honor?
The sixth annual Big Red Ball Charitable Foundation’s Chili with a Kick returns to Dickey-Stephens Park from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. The event includes a kickball tournament, local music, kids activities, a jalapeno-eating contest and a chili cook-off.
The tween-pop Elvis is coming to Verizon for what is guaranteed to be the most frenzied concert Little Rock sees all year. Now, the Biebs has gotten more than his fair share of criticism since his astronomical ascent from YouTube scrubbery to international megafame, but we're not interested in calling out the omnipresent young pup for his fortunes, deserved or otherwise.
Mike Huckabee, who left Arkansas, where he built the platform for his media success and which, incidentally, has an income tax, is putting down expensive roots in a beach development in Walton County, Fla., east of Destin — a $3 million home.
Last week, Rep. Josh Miller, a Republican legislator from Heber Springs, spoke against the private option Medicaid expansion last week. He invoked FDR's New Deal — a "hand up," he said, not a "handout."