Category archives: Food

Southern Gourmasian

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By now Little Rock natives are incredibly familiar with the red and yellow iconic truck that harbors the beloved Southern Gourmasian.   staple in the scene since 2012, head chef Justin Patterson is currently living out his dream of seeing the endeavor grow into a concrete reality – the much awaited brick-and-mortar. He and his team are giddy with e[...]

Create: Fresh Mex

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Photography by Janet Warlick :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   favorite go-to source for authentic Mexican recipes has always been Chicago’s Rick Bayless, and a couple of my favorites from his cooking show are highlighted here. That said, in Arkansas we have several exciting chefs who are delighting us with “fresh Mex.” Local Lime and The Fold, b[...]

Waffle Wagon Beer Brunch at Stone’s Throw

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This Sunday, enjoy your chicken and waffles with a side of beer.   you’re a Little Rock native, chances are you’ve heard of the Waffle Wagon as well as Stone’s Throw Brewing by now. Although both are less than five years old, they have created a serious impression on the local food scene. What you might not know about the two is they make a wond[...]

Dining Spotlight: SoMa on Fire

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Piro Brick Oven & Barroom is the latest restaurant to open its doors in SoMa, and it’s likely to become a favored haunt for those who reside within walking distance and beyond. Photography by Janet Warlick   revitalization of downtown Little Rock, Ark., isn’t limited to the River Market District. South of I630, the area affectionately referred[...]

Dining Spotlight: Simply Terryfic

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The Restaurant at Terry’s Finer Foods is legendary in its home territory of Little Rock’s Heights neighborhood, but lovers of good food from all over the capital city — and beyond — should seek out this charming bistro. Photography by Janet Warlick   you take the word “restaurant” and put the word “French” in front of it, some people get a little [...]

Create: Good & Good for You

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Happily this column is not about the vegetable of the moment, but instead about three other fine green offerings: asparagus, leeks and bok choy. Photography by Cindy Momchilov   My favorite asparagus recipe — pasta with asparagus and lemon vinaigrette — was included in the March 2011 issue (and is now available online in the recipe archive at aymag[...]

Dining Spotlight: Cheers to Samantha’s

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Fans of Little Rock favorite Cheers Restaurant will be delighted by what its owner has on tap for the capitol city’s Main Street. Photography by Ashlee Nobel   revitalization plan for downtown Little Rock’s Main Street is well underway. New construction and renovations as well as the newest additions — rain gardens and permeable paving — add to th[...]

Healthier Super Bowl Recipes

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Little Rock personal trainer shares healthier super bowl recipes to cut thousands of calories come kickoff!   Super Bowl Sunday just around the corner, the time is now to start prepping for the smorgasbord of goodies for your football party. However, why not make a couple tweaks to some of your favorite party food recipes to make them healthier and[...]

Brunching in the Rock: B-side

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best kind of indecision inevitably involves food. Little Rockians are lucky enough to have this welcomed problem when looking to eat out for lunch, dinner and even breakfast — but what about those Saturday and Sunday mornings that may require a little hair of the dog? Luckily, brunch options in the capital city have been growing, and this upcoming “Brunchin[...]