The food truck business is well-known for giving would-be restaurateurs a chance to get good kitchen experience with relatively low risk. A truck is far less expensive than a brick-and-mortar building and usually does less business, allowing the chef to learn their practice with lower overhead. But the food truck …




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This week marked the return to patio dining season, even if the local weathermen are trying to put a temporary hold on it. One of our favorite things about spring and fall in Little Rock is enjoying lunch or after work drinks on some of the excellent patios around town. …




I’ve written some choice words in the past about our nationwide epidemic of crappy kid’s menus. We want our children to have a variety of healthy food options, but yet most restaurants offer the same old choices of cheese pizza, hot dogs, French fries and mac and cheese. Not at …




I met Michael Juiliano, the man better known as Hot Dog Mike, for the first time in the summer of 2010. He had his shiny steel cart parked in an alley in downtown Little Rock and there was no one around. Mike that day was humble, friendly, and maybe even a …




We have been good friends and big fans of Little Rock based startup Treatsie. First shipping last year, Treatsie offers monthly subscription boxes of artisan sweets from carefully curated small batch candy makers. Think Birchbox meets jam of the month club, but a whole lot better. “There are millions of …




Welcome to “Around the Rock,” a weekly peek into my culinary adventures and a means to keep you in the loop with all the happenings in our Little Rock food scene. I’m happy to report Stone’s Throw Brewery is now cranking out some wonderful beer. I knocked back two cold …




The group that developed popular restaurants Big Orange, Local Lime, and ZaZa’s finally unveiled their latest creation: Lost 40 Brewing Company. The team (officially known as Yellow Rocket Concepts) of Scott McGehee, John Beachboard, and Russ McDonough have a knack for high quality craft beer. The move to brewing their …




Welcome to “Around the Rock,” a weekly peek into my culinary adventures and a means to keep you in the loop with all the happenings in our Little Rock food scene. Well, it was about damn time I ventured out to Doe’s Eat Place on the edge of downtown Little …




Welcome to “Around the Rock,” a weekly peek into my culinary adventures and a means to keep you in the loop with all the happenings in our Little Rock food scene. Color me a tad unimpressed with the award winning Garden sandwich from Jimmy’s Serious Sandwiches. Envision a creamy spinach …




Welcome to “Around the Rock,” a weekly peek into my culinary adventures and a means to keep you in the loop with all the happenings in our Little Rock food scene. Big Orange Midtown flat out knows how to make an amazing ground turkey burger. I had mine with barbeque …




I’m from eastern Arkansas. And like most eastern Arkansans, I love Pancho’s. Pancho’s is a Mexican restaurant in West Memphis that has been there for nearly 60 years, which is frankly amazing. It’s not authentic, but it is awfully good, especially if you have an emotional attachment to it like …




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