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Pahd Kra Pow With Barbecue Duck

Zangna Thai Cuisine, Little Rock

After spotting Buffalo duck wings on the menu at a tired old bar, we were beginning to think the flavorful fowl was played out. Good thing, then, that an order of this pahd kra pow, which sees the bird paired with asparagus, sweet basil, peppers and a perfectly spicy house-made chili sauce, was there to set us straight. (2604 S. Shackleford Road; (501) 227-7785)

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Assorted Microbatch Chocolate Bars

Izard Chocolate, Little Rock

Move over farm-to-table, there’s a new game in town: bean-to-bar. And now that Izard Chocolate, the microbatch chocolatier and longtime Hillcrest Farmers’ Market fixture, has gone brick and mortar, you no longer have to wait until Saturday for your artisan chocolate fix. (623 Beechwood St.; izardchocolate.com)

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Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

Chunky Dunk, Fayetteville

While you can grab a glass of milk at Chunky Dunk, Arkansas’ first milk-and-cookies food truck, the dairy here usually comes frozen. Served up between two of owner Sara Slimp’s signature ooey-gooey cookies, said goodness comes topped with everything from strawberries and cinnamon (seen here) to candy bar crumbles, pretzels—and even potato chips. (201 N. Block Ave.; facebook.com/eatchunkydunk)