Food Trip

For which restaurant would you jump through flaming hoops to get a reservation and be willing to scare the hell out of your credit-card limit with the resulting bill? For whose food would you deny yourself other pleasures—for a long time—so you could partake at this particular table? In July, …




My husband and I just returned from a month in Italy. We were based in Florence, in a small flat near the Palazzo Vecchio. We did, of course, eat meals at home, but we were also dining out a lot, and I’ll admit that after all my time abroad, touring …




One of the many advantages of living in a city like Little Rock is its centralized location to many celebrated food towns. An adventurous eater can hop in the car one morning and by lunchtime be eating in any number of nationally recognized restaurants…spending the entire weekend eating and exploring …




Just off I-40 in Forrest City, Arkansas (between Little Rock and Memphis) is Delta Q, a local establishment serving up traditional barbecue in a casual, family-friendly setting. Standard menu items like the bbq nachos, fried pickles, bbq pork sandwich, catfish sandwich, pork ribs, pulled pork tacos, and hickory smoked chicken …




The winter weather was relentless this past weekend in the beautiful northern Arkansas town of Eureka Springs, but this was not enough to sour our visit, and good food was still had among our small group at many of the area’s local restaurants. We were surprised how quickly most of …




It was a barbecue weekend for the ages and it was to be the greeted  recon mission of my life to date. The goal was very simple: consume as much ‘cue as possible in one weekend. But not just any establishment … as those places are a dime a dozen here in my home state …




For a good portion of my life trips to the Gulf Coast were dreaded. Any time I would think about it thoughts of ultra touristy areas filled with high-rise condos, go-kart and mini golf, and worst of all the horrible chain seafood restaurants. Why anyone would go down to a …




Memphis is a great food town—certainly one of the best in this area of the country and one that continues to surprise with each and every visit. A buddy and I recently made the 2+ hour jaunt up I-30 for a Pearl Jam concert, but had no problem turning the …




Last weekend, four dudes, myself included, piled into an SUV with sights set on heading down to the Delta. Specifically, two legendary locations, Rhoda’s Famous Hot Tamales in Lake Village, Arkansas and the original Doe’s Eat Place in Greenville, Mississippi, provided the motivation behind this particular pilgrimage. Along the way, …




Time is an amazing thing. Especially living in any decent sized city. What time makes new today it will bulldoze tomorrow. We see that a lot in the food industry. Everyone is entranced with the next new thing. South on Main, Cache, or whatever Donnie Ferneau and Lee Richardson are …




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