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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.

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 …




This darn ice has been wreaking havoc on my social life, but fortunately, I was able to get out just a bit this week. A few buddies and I finally paid a visit to Bruno’s Little Italy in downtown the other night. A feeling of contentment resided over the group after …




How in the world has it taken me almost two years to order the truffle deviled eggs appetizer at The Pantry? The execution on this American picnic table classic, with its light, smooth piped-in filling, is both beautiful and delectable. Add just a slight crack of salt and pepper over the top and enjoy yourself one …




Dear Bossa Nova, know this … you serve one of the best lunches in town. I’ve been a few times and absolutely love the food coming out of your kitchen. But goodness, please lower your prices a bit. My smoked salmon wrap, with basil pesto, cream cheese, capers, lettuce and …




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 …




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 …




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 …




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. Hey, make no mistake, when I’m wrong about a place, I’m not afraid to admit it. I may have …




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