When times get tough, it’s easy to see who the good people are. It’s been increasingly apparent in two different stories this week. First, Trio’s Restaurant chef and owner Capi Peck has been leading a drive to provide food for the TSA employees who are currently working without pay at …




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My views from the week… Our Friday night dinner at Ciao Baci included more lows than highs, which is a shame, because I’ve had several good experiences at this Hillcrest restaurant over the past few months. One thing is for certain, chef Jeffrey Owens knows how to fry a bird. …




Last Tuesday night’s Tequila Experience Dinner at Local Lime, the first such dinner hosted by the restaurant, saw several masters of their crafts truly shine in a warm and friendly setting. Chefs Scott McGehee and Ben Brainard prepped and plated the food for 40+ guests, Lee Edwards created the cocktails, …




My weekly views… Lunch at Forty Two (inside the Clinton Library) was met with mixed results. My tablemate and I split a small plate of toasted brioche, and, beautiful presentation aside, the dish’s overall execution left a little to be desired. Slivers of local shiitakes, along with chunks of toasted …




South on Main pastry chef Matthew Lowman knows how to make a good dessert. His riff on a Butterfinger has generated somewhat of a local, cult following, as has his often playful take on fried dough. But my absolute favorite dessert from the chef is his Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate …




My views from the week… On Tuesday morning, Hillcrest residents rejoiced as the much anticipated Mylo Coffee Co. officially opened its doors for business. Little Rock hasn’t seen this much excitement surrounding an eatery’s arrival since last year’s opening of South on Main in the SoMa District. I popped in during …




Sweet pickles are the Bobby Petrino of the pickle world.  Everyone loves to hate them.  But the lackluster examples at the supermarket belie the sweet pickle’s potential — homemade fermented sweet pickles that would never cheat on their wives, hire their mistresses, or wreck their motorcycles. These are full old …




My views from this week… I will never follow a strict Paleo diet. But Paleo or not, there’s no denying the good food coming out of the Little Rock’s newest truck, The Beast. It’s a tiny mobile eatery producing some big flavors, while specializing in this ever-popular eating lifestyle. Last …




My views from this week… For a restaurant that’s been around less than a year, Table 28 sure has settled in quite nicely to our food community. Another impressive dinner has me convinced chef Scott Rains belongs in the company of Little Rock’s top fine-dining chefs. There’s no denying his …




Frequent visitors of the Hillcrest Farmers Market are no doubt familiar with Rattle’s Garden, a booth filled with vibrant flowers and choice fruits and veggies. I recently caught up with Tara Stainton, who, along with her husband Robert, runs the farm just north of Little Rock. Where is Rattle’s Garden …




On this cool, breezy Wednesday afternoon in Little Rock, The Faded Rose’s co-owner Ed David and his son Zac (co-owner/general manager) station themselves in the depths of the restaurant, prepping crawfish in an open-air basement, a space specifically designed for their weekly boils. It’s mudbug season. And Ed knows his …




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