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Kevin Shalin

Kevin Shalin
Kevin Shalin has spent time writing about all things food related in both Houston and Boston over the past four years but is now firmly entrenched in the burgeoning Little Rock food scene.

  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 …




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 …




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 …




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