Monthly Archives: February 2011

Truffled Hamburgers

Truffle butter is a fun ingredient to work with, because it lets a home cook get the rich, earthy flavor of truffles into a dish without breaking the bank on buying truffles whole.  We’ve been shopping quite a bit at … Continue reading

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Garlic-Parmesan Salad Dressing

On our recent trip to Eureka Springs, Jess and I fell in love with the salad dressing at Local Flavor Cafe, a cool, rich blend of garlic and Parmesan cheese.  When we got home, I decided to try and make … Continue reading

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Review: Brave New Restaurant

When Jess and I first started Arkansas Foodies, Brave New Restaurant was tops on our list of places to visit.  I’ve been reading about the quality food that Chef Peter Brave has been making in Little Rock for years, but … Continue reading

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Review: Henri’s Just One More

I like bars that can be different things. A bar that is always rowdy and crowded isn’t fun, while a bar is only quaint and quiet can be a bore. A good bar should be a living thing, changing and … Continue reading

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Review: Local Flavor Cafe

We’d heard good things about the Local Flavor Cafe in Eureka Springs, and we were excited to see that the restaurant had just reopened after a winter break. Eureka is, of course, a very seasonal town – and the recent … Continue reading

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Seventh Annual Eureka Springs Chocolate Festival

It’s been a tough winter here in Arkansas, and last week’s statewide snowstorm had Jess and me scared that we weren’t going to be able to take our long-planned, much-anticipated (and much-needed) Valentine’s Day trip to Eureka Springs to attend … Continue reading

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Penne alla Vodka

We’re big fans of pasta, and one of our favorite dishes is penne alla vodka – penne noodles coated in a cream-enriched tomato sauce (spiked, of course, with a little vodka).  Although adding vodka to pasta sauce might seem a … Continue reading

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Review: Bleu Monkey Grill

Jess and I both grew up in the Hot Springs area, so we’ve got a real soft spot for restaurants in the Spa City.  Bleu Monkey Grill opened up just around the time we moved to Little Rock and we … Continue reading

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Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Tarts

Anyone who is familiar with Nutella or candies such as Ferrero Rocher knows that chocolate and hazelnuts were made for each other. This tart recipe from Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook takes that flavor combination to a rich and decadent … Continue reading

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Steak and Eggs Mornay

Some of the most fun Jess and I have in the kitchen is taking classic recipes and changing them around in order to come up with something new but still recognizable. For our Steak and Eggs Mornay, we’ve taken the … Continue reading

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