At the beginning of 2017, chef Ira Mittelman announced he was closing Ira’s Park Hill Grill for a move to downtown Little Rock to participate in the revitalization of Main Street. At that time, he told me he was hoping to open by spring, though delays could push him into …




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A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to stumble across a small popsicle stand tucked away in the back corner of the River Market Hall. This was before the days of proper local frozen treats like Loblolly. What I found was a unique approach using fresh ingredients sourced …




Last weekend, four dudes, myself included, piled into an SUV with sights set on heading down to the Delta. Specifically, two legendary locations, Rhoda’s Famous Hot Tamales in Lake Village, Arkansas and the original Doe’s Eat Place in Greenville, Mississippi, provided the motivation behind this particular pilgrimage. Along the way, …




My weekly views… No surprise, the ever-popular Brave New Restaurant, a fixture in the Little Rock dining scene, still fills their dining room at night. And the kitchen continues to crank out excellent, albeit, somewhat uncreative dishes. My walleye, which rested alongside some glazed carrots, roasted potatoes and a squash …




  Great deals and values are all around us here in Little Rock. You just have to be willing to look for them. Here are eight you won’t want to miss, all located in Hillcrest. Classic Kouign Amann at Mylo Coffee Co. Three bucks is a small price to pay …




Daniel Walker of Eat Arkansas and Kevin Shalin of Rock City Eats team up for their monthly Top 10 lists. Typically, a perfect meal starts with that perfect appetizer. And whether you’re scarfing down a plate all by your lonesome or splitting with a group of friends, just know that …




Chinese takeout at home? Yes please! I stumbled across this recipe a few years ago when I started to look for healthier options for my family. You know you have a great recipe when your family asks for it frequently. Steak and broccoli is surprisingly easy to make and it …




  My weekly views… The Pantry was humming along quite nicely last Friday night–par for the course for this cozy West Little Rock restaurant which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. What continues to make The Pantry better than 95% of the restaurants in our town? Consistency and quality. It’s really …




  Great deals and values are all around us here in Little Rock. You just have to be willing to look for them. Here are eight you won’t want to miss, all located in West Little Rock and all pretty tasty eats. Cheese Pizza at Layla’s For $4.99, yes, that’s …




I began what I consider my career in 2007. I was working in the (then) Metropolitan building at a local web design firm. Rock City Times, Rock City Eats and my love of food in general were barely a twinkle in my eye. Lunch dining options in downtown were scarce, …




I love the start of summer time in the state for only one reason. Grilling. It makes the unbearable heat is a little better next to some hot coals with a cold cocktail. When most people think grilling they think meat. My favorite things to grill are actually fruits and …




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