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Re: “The Pantry to open second outpost in Hillcrest

Yes! Best thing that could ever happen to that space!!

(I came out of comment hibernation just to say this - it's sirius bidness)

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Posted by graciecat on 01/07/2014 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Food Fight: Damgoode Pies is really just dammediocre

Zaza - yes, for totally different reasons than Damgoode.

Pizza Cafe - no. Just, no.

2 outta the 3 "greatest pizzas in the country" (IYHO) are consistently and loudly touted as such. Cane Rosso doesn't ring a bell off the top (for moi), but anyone who reads about food on a national level is sure to have at least heard of the other two. Not sure what that means for poor ole Arkansas pizza (again, IYHO), but none of it will probably ever live up to those standards.

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Posted by graciecat on 11/14/2012 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Food Fight: Damgoode Pies is really just dammediocre

Interesting idea (Food Fight) - maybe put them on one page like Point/Counterpoint so that both sides can be commented on at the same time. (Just a suggestion *shrug*)

I do really like Damgoode, but I never ¤ever¤ go for a Stuffy. The hand-tossed is good on the chance that I'm ordering a bigger pie, but normally I go for the little personal pie (which is only available as thin or stuffy). Also, I ask for mine "well done" or "extra crispy" to ensure that crust is as done as possible. Of course, they never get it as done as I will in a skillet when that bad boy is leftover, but oh well. I'm also a BIG believer in the "customization is encouraged" (printed right there on the menu), so I think it comes down to: Damgoode is what you make it of it.

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Posted by graciecat on 11/14/2012 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Gigi’s Cupcakes, America’s largest cupcake chain, opens in Little Rock

You can get anything in the case or menu for breakfast at Community Bakery (pretty sure they've made me a caprese before noon before).

Hillcrest Famers Market will indeed be set-up year-round, inside the gym for inclement weather.

Guess I should try Mylo's baked goods, but I got a bit sour when trying their coffee (it's Westrock, hoory for a local roaster but Guillermo's would be far superior).

Totally with you on French macarons and fancy donuts. For the mean-time I have found Rosalia's macarons to be good.

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Posted by graciecat on 11/06/2012 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Food Feedback Friday

No new explorations this week - just some tried & true favorites (tried to stay committed to cooking and eating at home).

Starting last weekend, bagels at Morningside on Saturday (woo) and dim sum at Chi's (woo x2 - did try a few different dumplings this time, yes we need to get back to Mr. Chen's but South University doesn't come up as a destination as often as say WLR). Only meal out & about duing the week proper was when we found ourselves peckish in the River Market and ended up snacking at the Flying Saucer. Tall man reported hot wings as unremarkable, spicy beer cheese soup was good for me.

Good food at home, though - crockpot eggplant & tomatoes with smoked marconi peppers and smoked paprika, scallops, crockpot chili (XD), and steamed clams. Can you tell I'm happy with my crockpot right now? Have plans for a pot roast this weekend as I made an exception to my buy-local-meat rule (does not apply to fish/bivalves, btw) because Whole Foods was doing one of their awesome sales: buy the beef roast and get bag of carrots, bag of red potatoes, and bread boule all free.

Congrats to both Daniel and Michael on your life-stuffs! :D

PS - Hanaroo has added Korean to their line-up (makes sense as I belive Mr Yu the owner is Korean (Korean-American?)), I found the bulgogi to be just okay (have a preconceieved notion from an old friend, thats on me) but my taller half really enjoyed the bibimbap. Take that as you will :)

¤(Yeah, I really like punctuation - wanna fight about it? Come on then *duck & weave*)¤

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Posted by graciecat on 11/02/2012 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Pho Thanh My does a fantastic soup and sandwich

*"char-glazed" .. sorry, that popped into my head this morning. WAY past the 5 minute edit window. Ha.

Posted by graciecat on 10/30/2012 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Pho Thanh My does a fantastic soup and sandwich

@sammy - there are some handwritten additions on label stickers that have been taped onto the menus. One of those is where you will find "char-grilled sandwich, chicken or pork $4.95" (if memory serves)

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Posted by graciecat on 10/29/2012 at 8:36 PM

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