Sō prides itself on being an experience-driven restaurant. Our conversation with owner Nicholas Copeland last month highlighted the focus of the restaurant being experience and special occasion oriented. With Little Rock restaurants facing a mandatory ban on dine-in service during the outbreak, Sō had to literally change the entire business model of their restaurant overnight.
“Our food doesn’t travel well, and, let’s face it- no one wants to pay $110 for two people to reheat and overcook gourmet food at home,” Copeland says. “The best thing I can come up with is doing a completely separate to-go menu that is greatly reduced in price and will travel.”
Copeland worked through the night last night to create a brand new menu focused on lower price options that travel well, while still keeping with the spirit of the menu. The result is a menu with the majority of the price points in the $10-20 range all built around high portability.
It starts off simple with a handful of apps and soups. They add three sandwiches on for people looking for a simple dinner. Then they have entrees that are a good mix of items at a great price point including seared salmon, beef stroganoff, a “Breakfast for Dinner” featuring eggs, sausage, and grits(which sounds awesome), as well as several others.
If you want a nice meal, you can opt for a Sear it Yourself NY Strip, which is sous vide to the proper temperature, you just sear it off quickly in a skillet when you get home for the perfect flavor. It is the best version of an in-restaurant experience while having to take it home possible.
Sō is also known for its great wine program, and they are extending that to the home as well with 33% off every bottle of wine they sell. I am sure they will even help you pick a pairing if you need it.
The menu (posted below) is offered during their normal business hours. Call (501) 663-1464 to place an order.