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Re: “Taking it downtown

I would think this review is pretty unfair to Bray's, considering you're comparing them to Downtown Deli throughout the review. Downtown Deli closed - which means it probably wasn't doing very well - so I would hope that Bray's doesn't try to open on their same page.

For once I'd like to read a food review on this website praising local spots, rather than picking them apart over stupid crap like whether or not you're getting a mountain of chips with your giant sandwich. Start focusing on food quality and not quantity. If more Arkansans could do that, we'd be better off as a whole instead of one of the fattest states in the nation.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by ChefsWife on 08/22/2012 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Lunch at Twenty One

I don't care who owns this restaurant, but they need to get real with their dinner prices. $20 for fried chicken? $30 for shrimp & grits? Their dinner menu is the most unorganized mess I've ever seen, with no semblance of what style of food their serving... It's all over the map and WAY overpriced for the quality. I ordered their pork tenderloin and was served an overcooked pork chop. Over $100 for two people for dinner... It was quite a disappointment. Lots of other places to eat in Little Rock with better food and cheaper prices.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ChefsWife on 06/07/2012 at 11:43 AM

Re: “ZaZa and Big Orange restaurateurs to open Local Lime

@Raven - Big Orange's fries recipes is directly stolen from the Capital Bar & Grill. Try both places and you'll see what I mean.

3 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by ChefsWife on 05/11/2012 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Food Truck Friday takes bite out of business: UPDATE

The food truck movement is popular right now. I suggest to Mr. Tinner that he, as an owner of a long-established restaurant, try something new. Shake it up... You shouldn't count on steady business because you're in a good location when you haven't done anything to upgrade or improve upon your business model. If you want to appeal to the younger masses who are into food trucks, then figure out a way to make your business relevant. I remember enjoying Sufficient Grounds as a teenager, when they were located in Hillcrest, and it was because of the atmosphere. The current location has as much charm as.... well... a Subway.

And I would be shocked to hear that Lulav has ever been busy for lunch... After about two lunch visits that took well over an hour and a half I stopped going. Again, figure out a way to improve upon your own business. Don't go crying to an organization that you expect to "support" you. Put that energy into giving your customers something exciting again.

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by ChefsWife on 04/23/2012 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Pizza Cafe's Take and Bake

@ilikepie... "Eats like a normal person eats" - In Arkansas, that would be barely recognizable processed meat that's been deep-fried and smothered in cheese? I'm just grateful to see ANYTHING on this blog besides the disgusting slop that's been paraded through here for the last few years. Maybe "normal" people in Arkansas might want to do a double take on what they're shoving down their gullets... We are always ranked in the top ten most obese states in the country.

12 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by ChefsWife on 02/20/2012 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Ferneau sells to Fletcher

That's interesting... I heard Frank plans to remove the chef, AND the name.

Posted by ChefsWife on 11/11/2011 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Hunka Pie moves back to North Little Rock

Well, I've said before that I didn't enjoy the owners attitude and I was met with criticism for criticizing Hunka Pie. I'm not surprised to see the many comments above, as they are all similar experiences that I've had or heard. In an industry where you have a 50% chance of failure, you cannot take the attitude of "Be happy I'm gracing you with my food!"

I love Starlite and this article worries me. It's not clear in your post whether he has taken over the business at Starlite, or whether they are allowing him to sell his pies/food. Can you be a little more clear, Kat, about what's happened here? Is Starlite now Hunka Pie with a different name? Or has Starlite supplemented their business by allowing Chris to operate at their location?

If Chris has indeed taken over, I can tell you that you won't find me there any longer. With my husband as a chef, it's not often that I go out to eat. The last thing I'm going to do is waste my time/money with a proprietor who doesn't appreciate the business.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by ChefsWife on 11/04/2011 at 3:38 PM

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