Monthly Archives: December 2010

Smothered Chicken and Creamed Spinach

It’s the day after Christmas, and although I love turkey and dressing, ham, and all those other holiday dishes – I don’t want to look at them again until next year. What I want now is something savory and good, … Continue reading

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Review: Nom Noms Mexican Grill-n-Chill

Ice cream is one of those things that I really enjoy but don’t eat very often. Other than the occasional pint of Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia or rare trip to Coldstone Creamery, I don’t even think about ice cream … Continue reading

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Moules Mariniere (Mussels Steamed in Wine)

One of my favorite things to eat is moules mariniere, mussels steamed with butter and white wine, but it isn’t a dish that’s easily made here in Arkansas. Or at least that’s what I thought before two very fortuitous things … Continue reading

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Braised Venison

The opening day of deer season is one of the Southern High Holy Days (up there with Christmas, Easter, and Super Bowl Sunday), but there doesn’t seem to be very much variety in how folks cook their meat: either thin … Continue reading

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Review: Igibon Japanese Restaurant

Sushi was a rarity when I was growing up in southern Arkansas, but these days it’s commonly found in area grocery stores and as standard fare on most Chinese buffets. What’s less common is the high quality and variety served … Continue reading

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Review: Larry’s Pizza (Bryant)

There’s a lot of bad pizza out there, mostly made by national restaurant chains who care more about their bottom lines than they do quality products (Domino’s recent claims otherwise notwithstanding). Far rarer are the truly great pizza places, places … Continue reading

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