Where to Eat & Drink in Little Rock, Arkansas | #LoveLittleRock #VisitArkansas Tuesday 12 November, 2019

This post was hosted by Arkansas CVB & Love Little Rock. All opinions are my own. 

The third #SavorArkansas adventure where we ate and drank our way through Arkansas, we took a trip to Little Rock, AR. Little Rock is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arkansas. Little Rock derives its name from a small rock formation on the south bank of the Arkansas River called the “Little Rock” (French: La Petite Roche). The Little Rock was used by early river traffic as a landmark and became a well-known river crossing.

My trip to Arkansas was a really great one. For my first time traveling to this place, I sure did do a lot of eating. When most people think of Arkansas, they think of the main city which is Little Rock. Little Rock has so many food gems and very excited to share with you a few places to eat and drink when you come to this amazing growing foodie city!

TABLE 28

Located inside The Burgundy Hotel, Table 28 offers modern American cuisine with a twist. Award-winning Executive Chef Scott Rains delivers dynamic cuisine made from locally grown produce cooked with a decidedly Southern flair.

CHARRED OCTOPUS black mole + butter beans + malt vinegar powder

POBLANO MAC + CHEESE CASSEROLE green tomato relish + crispy chicken skin

FISH & GRITS blackened redfish + greens + smoked chile butter + chow chow

FRIED BRUSSELS bacon vin + parmesan + croutons

CARROT CAKE MAPLE GLAZE + CREAM CHEESE CREMEUX + ROASTED BABY CARROT

S’MORES Graham cake + salted caramel ganache + honey chocolate mousse + chocolate ice cream + cookie crumbs + the marshmallow

ONE ELEVEN

One Eleven brings an intriguing obsession with sourcing and presentation. It is hardly a menu one would expect in Little Rock but once diners realize that they are enjoying the handiwork of a man who has devoted his life to food preparation using the finest and freshest available ingredients from tiny suppliers locally, regionally and nationally; it falls into place.

Course One

Course Two ; Oyster Rockerfeller

Course 3

Course 4

Course Five

PETIT KEET

Petit Keet is a polished casual restaurant and bar for Little Rock. This culinary-driven restaurant offers a variety of menu items including dishes crafted by renowned local chefs and use as many local products and ingredients as possible. Petit & Keet features a full bar with specialty drinks, cocktails and a signature bar menu. With a fresh redesign guests can enjoy an outdoor patio and bar. We indulged her for their famous Sunday Brunch!

Hot Pimento Cheese Skillet Pimento cheese, chive, choice or lavash or seasonal vegetable

Waffled Lobster Grilled Cheese fresh butter-poached Maine Lobster, white American cheese, tarragon, chive, Texas toast

Beet-Cured Salmon & Avocado Toast beet cured salmon on Boulevard ‘everything’ toast

Blood Orange Mimosa

Tiki Punch

Cowboy Breakfast drink

Crab Cake Eggs Benedict duck fat potatoes, poached egg, hot sauce hollandaise, spinach, English muffin, Louis’ famous crab cake

FOLD

The Fold is a modern taco spot that give you a mix of 90s flair and a mix of 50s soda pop energy. In 2012 they purchased what used to be a filling station, built in 1960, in the heart of Little Rock. The mission was to take that experience and mold it with inspiration from cantinas in Mexico. Its a hipster taco dream here!

Hipster Please Cocktail

Grilled Mexican Street Corn (sharable)

3 TACO PLATE : two diablo shrimp tacos & heat of palm taco

FLYAWAY BREWERY

Grapefruit Beer

Flyway is a ten barrel microbrewery near the banks of the Arkansas River, in the heart of the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock, Arkansas. Flyaway stayed true to the ingredients found in their own backyard, and remaining small and personal. The Flyway experience is much more than brewing beer. It’s about using the land and resources given, and crafting something truly special.

ROCKTOWN DISTILLERY

Rock Town Distillery, located in downtown Little Rock, is the first legal distillery of any kind in Arkansas since prohibition.  They are an artisan craft distillery that uses grains from Arkansas to distill award winning spirits.  Rock Town is a true grain-to-glass distillery, our spirits are carefully distilled from corn, wheat and rye that are grown within a 125 miles of the distillery.

Founded in 2010 by Phil Brandon, Rock Town Distillery has won numerous international awards for its spirits and can be found in numerous states, the UK and Canada.

It was a great distillery, and some interesting spirits. They have all spirits from whiskey, to vodka and more! They are creative and definitely a place where you get one of a kind spirits.

ARKANSAS CORNBREAD FEST

Honorable mention is the attendance of the Arkansas Cornbread Fest! Yes they have an entire festival dedicated to corn bread and local professional and amateur chef competition as the backdrop of this fest.

We all got a chance to enjoy plenty of different version of cornbread and pairings, which was really interesting. Someone even made red velvet cornbread, to which I thought it was brilliant! We got to sample several cornbread flavor, and the press trip group as a collective decided that Arkansas needs to be named the Cornbread captial of the USA and even have an official National Cornbread Day, and Arkansas should officiate the date in their honor!

Arkansas as a whole love their cornbread, so this festival was very fitting and fun!

Which place would you like to try to eat in Little Rock?

 

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Kiwi is the free spirited blogger and content creator of KiwiTheBeauty.com. As a digital influencer, she produces creative inspiration around beauty, lifestyle, media and travel leisure. Her life mantra is to make manifesting fun! When she’s not blogging, she is eating trendy hipster food, carrying crystals, making it rain at her local farmer's market and binge brunching. Follow her on her blog and social media at kiwithebeauty.com + @kiwithebeauty


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