Last week my friend Alexis and I tried out Piro, a new pizza place in SOMA. This week we ate at a place called South On Main, that happens to be next door to Piro. South On Main is a unique experience as it is a great restaurant, as well as performance venue, featuring the best of southern cuisine and culture. Wednesday night, when we went, there was a jazz band performing. Our table was close to the band, so we started with wine and appetizers while listening to the music.
Unfortantly after I snapped a photo of the wine and the really pretty chandeliers above the host stand, my phone decided to quit working.
I did however gather some photos online of menu items, and will do my best to describe our meal haha.
We started with the skillet break appetizer. It is a soft bread, similar to pita that is cooked in a cast iron skillet, hence the name. Its served with different dips, spreads, or toppings, and the night we were there, it was a delicious smoked trout spread. Our waitress brought us a second appetizer on the house, since it was our first time dining there... thanks again! She picked her favorite, the trotters, made from pork and a cornbread served over brown beans. So yummy!
For our main course, my friend ordered the pasta, and I the fish.
The pasta was wonderful with butternut squash, brussel sprouts, and sage. My striped bass was delicious with the fennel salad and clams.
For desert we had the cookies, which a is basically two homemade cookies with a scope of ice cream in between. The ice cream is from Loblolly, a local ice cream place. Below is the chocolate chip version, while the one we had was snicker-doodle cookies with carrot cake ice cream in the middle. Awesome!
South on Main was a great place. The atmosphere with the live music combined with the delicious food was so awesome, especially on a Wednesday night! I would definitely go back. The music always changes, as well as different variations of menu items, so you could have a totally different experience every time.
Will you be trying South on Main?
Until next week, Zac.
I consider myself very fortunate to have close friends who enjoy trying new things, especially food! haha.
We recently tried Piro Brick Oven & Barroom, which just opened in SOMA here in Little Rock, and we loved it! It is all around a great restaurant. The atmosphere, the staff, the interior design, and of course the food, all excellent.
They were packed considering it was a Saturday night, so the energy in the room was great. Between the two of us we recognized a few other diners, as well as a waitress, who we went to high school with!
We ended up sitting at the bar for some awesome drinks, and catching up with our friend from high school.
Next we ordered pizzas! My friend ordered the H.A.M.cetta, which is a restaurant favorite, and I had the Funghi.
They both were so delicious! We will definitely be back, and recommend you give it a try.
What do you think? Anyone else been there?
Until next week, Zac.
Mona came up with the idea to post on things, just for fun. She envisions them to be anything from restaurant reviews, to travel destinations, to the latest gadgets out there. I will be writing the posts in an attmept to bring her vision to light.
My name is Zac Woodiel and I have the pleasure to work for "The Sisters". Providence Design couldn't be a more perfect place to work, and I have such a great time working with the girls and learning from them. Thats why Im so excited that I will be doing the Just For Fun posts, and what a better day to have some fun than a Saturday? Saturdays are supposed to be a day for us to take time away from work and just have fun, right?
Wednesday night I had dinner at a new restaurant in downtown Little Rock called Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Company. They just opened this month and feature handmade dumplings, freshly steamed buns, and great noodles. They are located on Center Street... inside an old bank, where the original safe is still visible.
My three friends and I were totally impressed! The menu is small but once you taste the food you don't mind. It is so good!
We tried the dumplings and the noodles, and I cant say I have a favorite. They both were equally delicious. You have the option to add traditional asian condiments so we opted for spicy. Great decision! The dumplings are made fresh daily filled with your choice of chicken, pork, or vegetarian, and the noodles have the same protein option.
You must try the Taro Chips! They were a real standout. They fall somewhere between salty and sweet, and we found ourselves finishing two bags!
If you enjoy asian noodles and dumplings I definitely recommend Three Fold. So delicious and just the kind of place Little Rock needed. Great lunch spot as well.
I am super excited about the Just For Fun posts and really look forward to feedback from the followers.
Hope you enjoy them, after all it is Just For Fun!
What do you think? Until next week, Zac
This Sunday who is in the mood for breakfast for dinner?
We have found four delicious looking recipes we would love to try, we just can't decide what to make first. Let us know what you think.
Lets start with some yummy blueberry biscuits with cinnamon butter!
We stumbled across this recipe on SHEKNOWS. Check out this recipe and others by clicking here.
For the blueberry biscuits
- 2 cups flour
- 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup butter, chilled
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/3 cup dried blueberries
- 2 teaspoons flour (for the cutting board when rolling the dough)
- 2 teaspoons butter (for greasing the pan)
- 3-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter
For the cinnamon butter
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 pinches ground nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons sugar
For the blueberry biscuits
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
- Into a medium-size bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Use a grater to shred the butter just as you would cheese. Add the butter to the flour mixture.
- Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or fork. Use a fork to roughly mix the ingredients together. Then use your hands to knead the dough.
- Sprinkle a little bit of flour onto a large cookie sheet or cutting board, and lay the dough on it. Roll the dough with a rolling pin until it's about 1 inch thick.
- Use a biscuit or large cookie cutter to cut out 6 biscuits. You might need to start with cutting 4 biscuits, and then roll out the dough again to cut the remaining 2 biscuits.
- Lay the biscuits side by side, leaning up against one another in a large, greased, iron skillet.
- Bake in the oven until the tops are a light golden brown (about 15 minutes).
- Serve warm with cinnamon butter.
For the cinnamon butter
- Add all the ingredients to small food processor, and mix them together until incorporated.
- Spoon the cinnamon butter into small, individual-size bowls, and chill them in the refrigerator.
- Serve with warm biscuits.
What if we made a batch of Vanilla Ricotta Pancakes?
So Sweet like Sarah has the full recipe and directions.... you only need seven ingredients.
Cant wait to try these!
This dish has our mouthwatering already, spinach, tomatoes, sausage, YUM! Below is Lexi's recipe.
- 1 yellow onion, sliced
- 1 cup fresh organic spinach
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 can organic diced tomatoes
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- Optional: 2 gluten-free chicken sausages (I use spicy), sliced down the middle or cut into pieces
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt
- Optional: 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, more as desired
- Optional: 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 4 fresh organic, pasture-raised eggs
- Chopped parsley, for garnish
- 1. Heat oil in a skillet
- 2. Add sliced onions and red bell pepper, sauté for 5 minutes until translucent
- 3. Add in sausage and spinach, let sausage cook and spinach wilt
- 4. Add in diced tomatoes, chili powder, sea salt, cumin, and cayenne; mix to combine
- 5. Gently spread an area and crack an egg in, continue with remaining eggs
- 6. Let cook until egg whites are opaque
- *For quicker cooking, cover your skillet
- 7. Garnish with parsley, additional cayenne pepper, and freshly cracked black pepper
What recipes will you be trying?
Its your turn. Lets talk!