Around The Rock

My views… I finally made a long overdue first visit to Delicious Temptations. While it was only one breakfast and we didn’t order a variety of dishes, I failed to come away all that impressed with the meal. Unfortunately, my cup of Westrock Coffee was very weak, and although this may seem …




Every two weeks, I’ll bring you my honest, straightforward views from my recent dining experiences, as well as news from all around the Little Rock food scene! My views… I realize the going-to-close/not-going-to-close events surrounding the beloved Igibon were a feel-good story, but the fact remains that I’ve now had several …




My views… Little Rock just doesn’t have many good breakfast spots. It’s true … outside of The Root and a few other places, the city really is lacking in the breakfast department. But did you know Scallions is now serving up breakfast (since last May) and doing a pretty damn fine …




  My weekly views… Even after only two visits, I’m quite comfortable with saying Kemuri is one of our top restaurants in the area. There is no better sushi in town, and if you don’t believe me, spoil yourself with the Chef’s Choice Roll, a concoction of whatever suits Chef …




My weekly views… Dinner events, special engagements and charity functions are all over the place this time of year. I attended two of them this week—Natchez Turns 2 and the No Kid Hungry Wine Dinner at South on Main—and left both very happy. And that’s not the wine talking. Chef …




My weekly food views… Ciao Baci continues to both excite and underwhelm—all in the same meal. My broiled Atlantic salmon with grilled Romaine, beet hash and fried onion rings was a wonderfully executed, albeit, overpriced entrée. Huge portion of perfectly cooked fish aside, $26 for this dish was just too …




My weekly food views… Thanks to La Regional (7500 Baseline Road), my search for Little Rock tamale supremacy is over. Pass on the chicken in favor of pork, which is a ton more tender and flavorful. The masa-to-meat ratio is spot-on, meaning the restaurant isn’t stingy with the meat, one …




My weekly food views… Boy, last Saturday was a gorgeous day to attend the Main Food Truck Festival Street. We arrived early to beat the crowds, which is always a sound decision for popular food events. Unfortunately, my limited sampling of the food proved to be mostly pedestrian. Katmandu MoMo’s …




My weekly food views… A second lunch at Cache, the first since the restaurant’s opening week, was steeped in mediocrity. While the dinner menu looks to be somewhat adventurous, the lunch options of salads, sandwiches and pizzas seem a tad mundane. My turkey melt was good, not great, and certainly …




My weekly food views… Truth be told, I damn near wrote off Natchez after a subpar and expensive dinner last year during the holidays. Two excellent meals in the past few weeks have changed that line of thinking, the latest being a plate of perfectly fried quail with faro and …




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