Good Tasting

What we're eating & sipping this month

The Cowboy

At the Corner, Little Rock

Sure, you might be faced with a crowd upon arriving at this downtown diner in time for weekend brunch. But do yourself a favor: Add your name to the list and take a stroll through the River Market. Because these buttermilk biscuits smothered in house-ground-sausage gravy, and then topped with—wait for it—fried chicken and a sunny-side-up egg? They’re, like, far more than worth the wait. (201 E. Markham St.;

Barnyard Burger

David’s Burgers, Little Rock

As denizens of downtown Little Rock, we were quite enthused to see one of our favorite hometown burger joints setting up shop in the neighborhood. Which is why we’ve been celebrating on the reg with this off-the-menu special that combines both chicken and beef patties into one glorious creation. Because, really—why should you have to choose? (400 President Clinton Ave.;

Lucie’s Shake

Big Orange, Little Rock

With a spectrum-spanning piece of cake tucked inside for good measure, Big Orange’s shake-of-the-month is a tribute to (and a fundraiser for) Lucie’s Place, a local shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth. Last year, the eatery’s inaugural Lucie’s Shake promotion raised over $5,500 for the local nonprofit—we’ll slurp to that! (Full disclosure: We contributed more than our fair share—and it was very worth it.) (Multiple locations;