“It was all a dream … I used to read Word Up Magazine,” said David Hall, Jr. For David and his brothers who own and operate Hall Bros 2 Go, what started out as a dream became a family mission. The Hall family has been serving fresh produce and delicious …




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Sweet pickles are the Bobby Petrino of the pickle world.  Everyone loves to hate them.  But the lackluster examples at the supermarket belie the sweet pickle’s potential — homemade fermented sweet pickles that would never cheat on their wives, hire their mistresses, or wreck their motorcycles. These are full old …




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 …




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 …




Last fall we began taking a weekly look at new food and food related events going on around the Little Rock area in a series called Around the Rock. It has become a community look at what is happening on the rapidly growing food scene in town. We decided to take …




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 …




To many who never lived in Saline County, Ed and Kay’s dinner is easily overlooked. It sits on the southwest edge of the Benton, just to the right as I-30 is taking you away to likely a more enjoyable destination of Dallas or Hot Springs. If you are from Saline …




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 …




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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