Thursday, August 2, 2012

Stop by Frostop for cold root beer and big burgers

Posted By on Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 9:19 AM

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There is something kinda sexy about house-made root beer served up in a frosted mug. When the gently overflowing mug gets a cascade of foam down the side of the glass that soon hardens up as it freezes in place, it’s as magical as watching fireworks on the Fourth of July. A long swig of a sweet, slightly peppery root beer can be a nearly religious experience on a hot, summer day in Arkansas. Frostop has been serving up some of Little Rock’s finest draft for years. But they don’t just stop there, they are dishing up monster-sized burgers, gyros, Italian subs, and hot dogs. They call it “old-fashioned,” but I say that excellent food at bargain prices never gets old.

Frostop is understandably known for their root beer. Don’t even think twice about ordering this one “to-go,” as you’ll never get the same experience from a syrofoam cup as you will from their tall frosty mugs. Take a seat and share a round with your loved ones. I typically put down three mugs, filled to the brim, before my food even hits the table. House-made root beer has more crispness, more character than anything you’d find in a can. Pour that into a glass vessel cold enough to nearly freeze your lips to its side, and you’ll be convinced you are sucking down the nectar of the gods. Feeling crazy? Ask them to throw a scoop of rich, smooth vanilla ice cream in that bad boy and it’s a total sensory overload.

Frostop is also serving up one of the finest classic burgers in town. They’re doing a flat-top thin-style burger, nothing fancy, just done right. The double burger with bacon is my weapon of choice in my personal battle to destroy my cholesterol-laden arteries. It’s cool, strap me up to an IV Lipitor drip and I’m good to go. The burger is hefty and has some surprising height to it when it arrives at your table, and may require a bit of smashing, manipulation, and manhandling to fit this beauty into your pie-hole. While the fries are a solid standby option, I’d opt for the golden, crispy deliciousness of the Frostop tater tots.

Frostop certainly is a mom-and-pop shop able to magically transport its patrons to the simpler days of yester-yore. A happy time before the arrival of the haute $15-burger trend. A time where a cold mug, salty fries, and a greasy burger were all one needed to truly recognize that life is really good.

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Frostop
4517 JFK Blvd.
North Little Rock
Mon-Sat 9AM-9PM, Sun 12PM-6PM

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