Monthly Archives: April 2017

A Fishing Tail

The morning’s hunt in the Ozark National Forest had ended with four fat gray squirrels riding home in my truck. As I cleaned the squirrels, readying them for a simmering pot of potatoes, carrots, onion, celery and a blend of …

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Wilson Cafe

Hours:

Sun. – Tues., 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.;

Wed. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Recommended dishes:

Strawberry Fields salad, good ol’ burger, “steak and eggs,” scampi and grits, and pie. All. Of.

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Craig’s Bar-B-Q

Hours:

10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., daily

Recommended dishes:

Pork with medium sauce, grilled cheese (seriously) and the slaw.

On the south side of U.S. Highway 70, just before the quarter-mile strip of downtown De Valls Bluff, is Craig’s Bar-B-Q. …

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Pig Trail Bypass Country Cafe

Hours:

6 a.m. – 9 p.m., daily

Recommended dishes:

Fried mushrooms, fried pickles, Hooshburger with home fries, chicken-fried steak, chicken enchiladas.

Hooshang Nazarali, proprietor of the Pig Trail Bypass Country Cafe, won’t divulge the combination of Persian spices he mixes …

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Low Gap Cafe

Peak-season hours:

(now through Nov. 5):

Wed. – Thurs., 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.;
Fri. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Recommended dishes:

Spinach-artichoke dip, pan-seared scallops, red snapper, salmon and chicken francese. Desserts alternate, but our four-berry Chambord

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Taylor’s Steakhouse

Hours:

Thurs., 5:30 p.m – 9 p.m.;

Fri. – Sat., 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Recommended dishes:

Prime dry-aged T-bone, bone-in filet, blackened  duck breast with raspberry-chipotle sauce, cheese dip.

The farther you get from Little Rock, the less developed …

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Off the Eaten Path

It’s not always so easy breaking from the well-trod foodie path. Habits are tough to break. Fast-food and interstate-abutting chains, with their neon and promises of easy appetite fixes, are tough to pass by. But as anyone with a heart …

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Maiden Voyage

The story is held in the dark at an even 71 degrees in a warehouse just across the road from where the piglets and alpacas live. Inside, there are hundreds of boxes stacked on metal shelves in rows across the …

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Last Word

The light was the gray before the orange of full dawn, enough to see outlines and objects, potholes and gravel, but not yet enough to make out the details of things. It was a Sunday morning. I was on my …

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Good Tasting

Brunch

Baja Grill, Little Rock

We love brunch as much as the next guy, but sometimes, you just reach peak hollandaise. Enter Baja Grill’s new Saturday brunch, which puts a clever twist on the usual suspects, like the Scott’s OMG: …

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The Root Cafe

To be honest, there’s really no rush. It’s the end of the work week, and I’m sitting on the patio of The Root Cafe with my wife, each of us relaxing with a much-deserved libation: her, a Sangiovese, and myself, …

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