Around The Rock

My food views… Major kudos to chef Brian Kearns and his team over at Arthur’s Steakhouse for hosting our 4-course, wine cellar dinner last night. Service was attentive, yet not overbearing, while the food, both excellent in taste and adequately portioned, came out in a timely manner throughout the evening. …




My weekly views… We all wondered how Baja Grill would handle the transition from Benton food truck to a Heights mainstay. Well … so far, so good. Three visits have all yielded fantastic food and quality service—both staples of their days in the Little Rock suburb. During last week’s lunch, …




My weekly views… This week’s two trips and two iced coffees at Mylo Coffee Co. have solidified the Hillcrest coffee/pastry shop as my go-to-get-work-done spot. The service is consistent, the coffee is great and there’s always a nice flow of people coming and going, making for a calm atmosphere with …




My weekly views… We dined at Natchez this past Saturday night and found both the food and service to be outstanding. Bites of the Moroccan spiced lamb shoulder, red snapper and braised short rib were all met with favorable results, but it was my rabbit fettuccine that really stole the …




My weekly views… Major props to my buddy who suggested a group of us try out Sakura Japanese Restaurant up in Sherwood. The sushi rolls proved to be a hit and an excellent value. Three rolls (six pieces each) cost $14–a pretty damn good deal for tasty eel, spicy scallops …




My weekly views… Guess what? My kids better get used to eating more Indian food from here on out, because daddy needs himself some samosas at least once a month. And what better place to get them than at Star of India? Their version, albeit greasy, yet undeniably good, is …




My weekly views… My first visit to the unassuming Taqueria Karina in SWLR was a positive one. I ordered the fajitas pollo, a plate consisting of marinated strips of chicken breast resting alongside chunky refried beans and Mexican rice. While every component of the plate was delicious, the real hit …




My weekly views… Maddie’s is the Place: Back-to-back excellent meals at Maddie’s Place have me singing a different tune about this often overlooked and underrated restaurant in Riverdale. And while I still think some of the prices are a tad high, there’s no denying the high level of execution and …




My weekly views… New storefront: We’ve been giving plenty of love this week to the new Le Pops storefront in the Heights, and for good reason … the place has a cool vibe and their product is fantastic. I took down a mango blackberry pop and also had a taste …




My weekly views… No surprise, the ever-popular Brave New Restaurant, a fixture in the Little Rock dining scene, still fills their dining room at night. And the kitchen continues to crank out excellent, albeit, somewhat uncreative dishes. My walleye, which rested alongside some glazed carrots, roasted potatoes and a squash …




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