Rock City Sweets

It is always special when we get to see a business fill exactly the right need at the right time in the community. That is exactly what has happened with Honey Pies, and as a result the little pie shop has taken off to unexpected levels. The shop that sits …




Whether the weather is on board or not – it’s time for fall. A busy time of year, the season is full of football, crisp mornings, and changing leaves. What’s more – If you’re a fan of autumn’s premier flavors, then you need to head to Loblolly Creamery. Start with …




It feels like there is some food holiday almost every other day, and most of them do not make sense. Then there is ice cream, which is awesome enough to make their holiday last a whole month during the middle of the summer. It is more like a European style …




Despite the fact that when I was young, there was definitely some emotional scarring done by the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, I still have a deep love and appreciation for candy. Of course, over the years I’ve developed more refined tastes and an affinity for the more …




Over the last few years, Little Rock has seen a boom in small, locally-owned food businesses and artisans. Many of them get their start, and often gain popularity, by recognizing a need in our food community and carefully filling that niche to the best of their ability. Carmen Portillo recognized …




The baking world seems well-suited to small, homegrown, start-up businesses looking to carve out a special niche in the market. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed getting to know talented bakers specializing in pies, cakes, macarons, candies, cinnamon rolls, and all sorts of sweet treats…and I’m always happy to spread the …




Hold on to your bundts, cake fans…I’ve got some sweet news for you. Recently, I was cruising down Chenal in West Little Rock, just waiting for some hot foodie news to jump out at me, when suddenly, I noticed a shiny new sign at the corner of my eye. Sitting …




All opinions on food are subjective, of course. But there is one absolutely true, scientifically-proven fact within the Little Rock food world: Le Pops serves up the best shaved ice in Little Rock. That’s not even up for debate. Last year, I dubbed Le Pops shaved ice my unofficial “sweet …




There are few people in the Little Rock food scene as generous with their time and talents as the recently-appointed Yellow Rocket Concepts pastry chef, Zara Abbasi Wilkerson. In the few years that I’ve known her, I’ve witnessed dozens of examples of selflessness on her part, often donating her abilities …




  There are few things in this world as soul satisfying as a warm, gooey cinnamon roll fresh from the oven. But surprisingly, good cinnamon rolls are relatively difficult to come by in these parts. One new business aims to change that…rolling out a new line of sweet rolls and …




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