Food Blog Round-Up April 5

This past week was a flurry of activity for Rock City, and local food blogs reflect that.

Jumping right in, Hello Luvvy has an option for vegans celebrating Easter with their loved ones. That’s right, Melinda Acewicz is at it again, this time with her Vegan Dill Potato Salad. She says, “Do you realize potato salad normally has a ton of mayonnaise and, a lot of the time, sour cream? Both great, but both not so nice on the belly. This is nicer to your belly and good for vegan and non-vegan alike.”

Also, for those fans of themed Easter dishes, Debbie from Dining with Debbie has a fun recipe to do with the kiddos – Easter Chicks. She says, “It doesn’t matter if they aren’t exactly perfect (as evidenced by the chocolate-spotted chicks here). What matters is that you do these with those special kiddos in your life.” These would be a great addition to any family Easter gathering.

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While family gatherings that exhibit pot-luck style dinners for the holidays can look like a competition, Fancy Pants Foodie gives us the update on a true competition, 2015 Diamond Chef Arkansas. She lists a rundown of the match-ups and their results, ending with this tidbit, “Final Winner: Justin Patterson of Southern Gourmasian. He will compete against Marc Guizol of Capital Bar & Grill in the June 2 final at Statehouse Convention Center. Patterson won against Jones by just half a point (162 to 162.5).”

In terms of restaurant news, Little Rock can keep its eyes peeled for The Melting Pot, an eatery headed our way as reported by Sync Weekly’s Blog, Arkansas Bites. Although there’s no word on a location, there is a tentative date: “In a news release, the corporation announced that a franchise agreement has been signed with Denver restaurant owner Allen Hurst, who plans to open a Melting Pot in Little Rock by early 2016.”

As always, beer flows happily in Little Rock, and Flyway Brewery updates readers and fans alike this week on the blog. They’ve been out in Nebraska touring American Beer Facilities, and meeting with some awesome international brewers while at it. They said, “Our system is scheduled to be delivered on June 26th. So that means it is conceivable that we could start brewing in early July and have beer in August.” Also, they are fully funded and ready to start their construction. Cheers to that!

That’s it for this week in food blogs. If there’s an awesome blog I’m missing, send me a line.

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Food Blog Round-Up April 5