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Showing posts with label Olio. Show all posts

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Tiny Tidbit for Today

1 Cup Crisco + 2 TBS Water 
equals
1 Cup Butter or Margarine

(Probably doesn't taste as delicious?
   ...just saying:)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Maddie's Place Thumbs Up!

Friends called..."Let's Get Together"!....which means let's eat out so no one has to cook.  "You decide where to go since you eat out more in Little Rock than we do."


We went through our lists: West Little Rock, Midtowne, Downtown, "Riverside" area.  Chuck had been to Maddie's Place in the "Riverside" area...foot of Cantrell Hill...for lunch.  He came home bragging about the Shrimp Po-Boy...best shrimp I have had in a long time.  He picked up a menu and we went with his choice.  We were not sorry.  


See a side note below...
The weather was nice so we sat outside on the patio.  We had a delightful waitress...thanks, Jennifer!  The food was superb: Grilled Shrimp Salad: 1/2 order Cornmeal Crusted Chicken Tenders w/Shoestring Fries (yes, 1/2 orders are available for a lot of the selections); Crawfish Po-Boy; Crawfish/Shrimp Po-Boy.


We were not disappointed.  We don't won't to over sell, but I think you won't be disappointed either.


Maddies_Place on UrbanspoonBTW...this building was the old "Faded Rose" in the 70's/80's.  They moved in a renovated building next door.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Playing Catch-up!

We have been negligent in our efforts to keep you updated on our "Eating In or Out or About".  We find that if we don't post immediately, we lose the spontaneity of the experience.  
I am going to catch us up and start the new year with a clean slate.  As you can see we were not idle in our "Eating", just lax about our posting.


Purple Cow on Cantrell:
Love their Chicken Salad Plate with Olive Salad








Daddy's by Breckenridge Theater:
I had a French Dip sandwich which was delicious. I don't remember having anything I didn't like.  However, there is never anyone in there when I go.  I think they do more catering than serving?




YaYa's for a birthday party...we love YaYa's.
Never ordered anything we didn't like!
Try the Roasted Chicken...enough for a 
take-home a box...also the Angel Hair Pasta is delicious!






Five Guy's
We did not like Five Guy's with its "fast food" decor and serving style.  I didn't mind standing in line but didn't like getting it packed in a bag to take to our table to open like I was at home.  It's Arkansas Burger on Cantrell for us!





US Pizza:
If you have time to dine, this is the place and pizza for you.  It takes a while for them to bake it, but it is good pizza.  They are also known for their salad...get the dressing on the side.  We like the ham on ours and light on the cheese. (They are a little heavy handed on the dressing and the cheese.)
Shotgun Dan's:
We like their pizza.  It has a lot of "gooey" cheese...that would be for me!  The atmosphere leave something to be desired...a real family place...that reads "a lot of kids".  The salad bar is also lacking, but not expensive...you get what you pay for!






H.B.'s Bar B. Q. North off of 65th Street on Lancaster:
A really small place but the best bar-b-que!  
It is rumored that it is the original "Shack" BBQ.  I ate one time at The Shack on the NW Corner of Markham and Pulaski...back in the "good ole days"!


We have the following recipe in our family archives...it labeled The Shack's Barbeque Sauce...no guarantees or claims...


2 Bottles Catsup*
2 Catsup Bottles of Water
1/2 pt. Vinegar
4 oz. Chili Powder
6 oz. Mustard
2 oz. Garlic Salt
1 small can Black Pepper
1/3 Bottle Louisiana Hot Sauce (Average)


Mix dry ingredients with Mustard.  Add liquids.  Bring to a rolling boil.  Simmer 30 to 45 minutes.


*Note:  The Catsup bottle is probably the 8 to 10 oz. size.
You can experiment to see which tastes best.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Capers! Always A Favorite

Our friends were here from Hot Springs.  We decided to visit over a nice dinner.  Neither of us had been to Capers in a while.  She and I like to have lunch there as it was the favorite place to lunch for her and her Mom.  It is also a great place to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries.  Capers has discovered a secret that keeps people coming back for more: friendly wait staff, great service and best of all great food.  We tried to think if we had ever been disappointed.  We could not.


We took advantage of a bottle of wine for 1/2 price offered Monday through Thursday.  Our selection of an Italian Wine, Sartori Pinot Grigio, was enough for all of us to share a couple of glasses each. Two of us ordered Chicken Picatta; one, a Shrimp Cocktail and House Salad with the House Dressing, a Champagne Vinaigrette and lastly one, Scallops on the Savor the City menu.  All reported their choices were excellent.  We shared the Lemonade Pie that came with the Savor the City menu order.  We remembered it as the Icebox Lemon Pie made with Eagle Brand Milk. It was a good ending to a nice evening.


Bon Appetite
Capers on Urbanspoon

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bar Louie - Little Rock - Arkansas

Bar Louie new to Little Rock...


We like to try new places and decided to meet a friend last Monday Night.  She's moving away so we wanted to say goodbye for now and have a nice dinner.  Not the place to have a visit.  The acoustics are not good for hearing what you are thinking let alone what you or your guests are saying.  In fact, for us it was too loud for anything.  I call it "noise pollution".


We ordered the beer-battered fish and chips, chicken nachos and philli-steak sliders.  I would rate those dishes a 5 on a scale from 1 to 10...10 being excellent...5 being "fair to middlin".  (fair to middlin...a good Southern expression).  The price was a little on the high side for what we ordered.  We know places where we can eat about the same thing for a little less.  There was a lot of food, but not what I would order next time.  That is to say, if there is a next time.  Too many restaurants-too little time.Bar Louie on Urbanspoon