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Re: “Mad for Maddie’s

This joint is what Little Rock and Central Arkansas have needed for years. Professionally prepared--not to mention highly creative--food at a fair price. When I say professionally prepared I mean that it is delicious and pays attention to detail, the small stuff that makes a dining experience enjoyable. My first trip to Maddie's was almost a disaster until the waitress and, I assume, manager made it worth my while and I plan on returning after this post for lunch. I ordered the oyster po-boy which I felt was a bit on the soggy side. Without being rude, and after the waitress asked how everything was, I simply stated my opinion about the sandwich--not expecting anything in return. However, they afforded me the opportunity to order an entree in exchange for the sandwich and only charging me for the entree and my date’s meal. I ordered shrimp and grits, this dish was rich, buttery and oceanic all at the same time. The flavor profile was divine and the buttery sauce that accompanied the dish was flawless. The shrimp was cooked to perfection--which is so often overcooked and rubbery--while the grits were warm and moist with great flavor. The bits of ham that accompanied the dish set this one off and put it into the category of excellence--salty, creamy and buttery all at once equals perfection.

As for my date, she ordered the special for the evening--rib eye (huge cut of beef!) served with homemade French fried potatoes and fresh cut green beans. While the steak was cooked to perfection with a sweet reduction serving as the sauce, the sides were "to die for". Fresh cut French fried potatoes tossed (while hot I assume as the parm was beginning to melt) with parmesan cheese and truffle oil--this dish alone was worth coming to Maddie’s. Homemade fries are divine by themselves but with truffle oil--over the top period! The green beans were also great. Perfectly blanched, al dente with butter and a tangy mustard sauce and bacon lardoons to add a perfect balance of salty and sweet with the freshness of the green beans.

To be frank, if you haven't dined at Maddie's yet you are doing a disservice to your taste buds. This joint is far and away my favorite eatery in Little Rock until someone shows them up. Maddie's will not disappoint!

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Posted by MateoVannucci on 10/08/2010 at 10:26 AM

 

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