Little Rock Soup Sunday, arguably the most popular winter food festival in Little Rock, is back this weekend. This is the 38th year for the event, which features soups and snacks from dozens of Little Rock restaurants. This year’s featured chef is Jeff Owen of Ciao Baci in Hillcrest. He’ll …




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My weekly views… E’s Bistro in North Little Rock quietly puts together a complete dining experience. Well-executed meals are served in a casually elegant, yet unpretentious environment, all at a very reasonable cost. My recent meal of crab stuffed grouper with roasted vegetables, followed by locally grown strawberry shortcake, proved …




  If you’ve ever spent an extended period of time in the Northeast region of our country, you know that restaurant parking can often be at a premium. Hell, more than once I spent 30 minutes looking for a spot in Boston. Even in Little Rock, several restaurants have very …




  Editor’s Note: If you like this, please consider sharing and clicking on a few ads this week. We are donating all advertising revenue earned this week from Rock City Times, Rock City Eats, and Rock City Sports to support relief efforts from Sunday’s tornadoes in central Arkansas My recent …




I think like most parents, I really took my pre-kids life for granted, because little did I know NickJr and DisneyJr would be taking over my life shortly and I’d have grown up things to do but no time to get those things done. I met a friend for lunch …




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 …




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