Around The Rock

  My weekly views… The Pantry was humming along quite nicely last Friday night–par for the course for this cozy West Little Rock restaurant which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. What continues to make The Pantry better than 95% of the restaurants in our town? Consistency and quality. It’s really …




  My weekly views… With the ever-changing landscape in the Little Rock restaurant scene, it’s quite common to overlook and under-appreciate places that have been around for a number of years. Boulevard Bread Company is one of those spots. Specifically, the SoMa location on 1417 S. Main is a wonderful …




My weekly views… Back-to-back fantastic lunches at Capital Bar and Grill has finally eliminated all discontent from a past dinner experience that, quite frankly, soured me on the restaurant for several months. This is due, in large part, to a thoughtful and attentive wait staff whose actions were only trumped by …




  My weekly views… I rarely, if ever, lead with a cocktail mention on these weekly Around the Rock pieces, but I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have The Morris #2, and all its beauty, featured right from the start. It’s from the creative mind of Dylan Yelenich, …




My weekly views… E’s Bistro in North Little Rock quietly puts together a complete dining experience. Well-executed meals are served in a casually elegant, yet unpretentious environment, all at a very reasonable cost. My recent meal of crab stuffed grouper with roasted vegetables, followed by locally grown strawberry shortcake, proved …




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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. …




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 …




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 …




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