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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Special occasions call for ...

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 4:38 PM

A Special dining experience.  A good friend is leaving after two years in the natural state and we want her to remember Little Rock and Arkansas fondly.  So we took her out to dinner.  To the Brave New Restaurant.

Began things with a bit of cheese, crackers, and fruit.

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The special was scallops smothered in buttery, creamy goodness.

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Our friend who is leaving ordered the mixed grill with succulent items such as pheasant sausage and quail.

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The mammoth sized stuffed chicken.

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And of course...

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We arrived fairly late, so we got a table with no problem.  The food and the service were outstanding as always.  The wine list ain't too shabby either.   Our friend seemed to enjoy the meal and everyone's company.  In fact, its fair to say a good time (and a good meal) was had by all.   And thats really what matters, right?

Where do you go to dine for that special occasion?

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