Boudreaux’s Grill & Bar has been doing a steady business for eight years in the same location, catering to sports fans of both the Razorback and the Tiger persuasion. The food is always good to great. The staff is cheerful and prompt with a drink refill, something we always appreciate. We will definitely head back when football season starts.
Wee Betty’s Cafe is a definitely a one-of-a-kind in Central Arkansas. Located just off U.S.-67/167 in Jacksonville, the cafe opened about nine months ago serving up homemade, authentic British cuisine and tailoring to British expats with a small shop full of foodstuffs not found anywhere else locally.
If you've ever spent time in central Mexico, there's a good chance you fell in love with pastes, a savory stuffed pastry a bit like the British Cornish pasty — or like an empanada, with the difference being that the innards aren't precooked.
A new Mexican joint in West Little Rock specializing in pastes just opened last Friday. Tamalittle will be serving up pastes stuffed with mole, chicken tinga, potatoes and chorizo, beans and chorizo, and cochinita (slow-roasted pulled pork). Plus a selection of tamales. Sounds delicious.
Our annual Arkansas Times Heritage Hog Roast is on the horizon. The cook-off at the Argenta Farmers Market in North Little Rock is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door and include pig meat and sides from the roasters and live music from Memphis' Ghost Town Blues Band, Runaway Planet and The Salty Dogs. Proceeds benefit the Argenta Arts District.
Jonathan Wilkins, the man behind the most delicious bar food Little Rock has ever seen, is cooking again. After leaving White Water Tavern last summer, Wilkins has resurfaced with Arkansas Fresh Bakery, a bakery out of Benton that largely supplies directly to restaurants, but has expansion plans on the horizon. Wilkins will begin selling Arkansas Fresh bread abd grilled sandwiches and snacks at the Argenta Farmers Market on Saturday.
Taco Bell recently announced they would be bringing breakfast to the people and immediately, the internet was buzzing. Customers were able the get their first taste of the Taco Bell breakfast last week, and so, in the name of due journalistic diligence, I took it upon myself to sample the early morning excitement of a Taco Bell breakfast.
Recently, I had a chance to stop in on the newest location of this small chain of restaurants during a short trip to Conway—and honestly, since my meal here, I can’t stop thinking about making a return visit. Let any questions about the "quality" of this place be laid to rest. I’m hoping that someday the folks at Table Mesa decide to extend their mini-empire to Little Rock, but truthfully, the short trip to Conway is definitely not enough to keep me away for long.
Big news for Little Rockers hungry for great dining options: Lee Richardson, the New Orleans native who turned Ashley's into one of the best restaurants in the state during his tenure as executive chef from 2007 to 2012, is taking over as owner and executive chef of the Packet House Grill in West Little Rock.
I’m starting a new feature. “Cheers and Jeers” will be a periodic smattering of dishes and other random food musings that are on my mind. I hope you enjoy it, and I’d be happy to hear your thoughts on anything mentioned, as well. Here we go...
Popular Benton-area food truck parlays its success into a brick and mortar location in one of Little Rock's highest profile neighborhoods. That sound you're hearing is the collective cheers of the Little Rock foodie community, who have hoped for this day for quite some time.
The time has nearly arrived. You can almost smell the coffee beans roasting now, the scent of freshly baked bread wafting down Kavanaugh. You’ve probably lamented the absence of Mylo Coffee Co. from the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market over the last few months. But of course, you probably already know they’ve been hard at work preparing their storefront for a highly anticipated opening date. And at this point, you’re probably asking, “when is this opening date?” I’ll just say this...soon.
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.
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."
The Wish List Foundation, a Pearl Jam nonprofit fan club that hosts events before every one of the band's concerts and lead singer Eddie Vedder's solo shows, is doing a pre-party fundraiser/raffle/auction at Sticky Fingerz on Saturday before the "Voices for Justice Rally" at Robinson.
Perhaps U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin might want to reconsider his earlier decision not to include Republican Rep. Loy Mauch on the list of Republican candidates he'd asked not to use his campaign contributions, having read some of what they'd written.
One day in September 1957, Bill Floyd traveled by bus to Little Rock for an afternoon doctor's appointment, but arrived early enough in the morning to satisfy his curiosity and witness history. Disembarking, he asked a man on a downtown street corner for directions to Central High School, site of violent protests over the Little Rock School Board's decision to enforce the U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 order to desegregate public schools.