Above is the first course/munching tray Katherine made for my birthday while we grilled the steaks and deep fried the potatoes. It featured some homemade pickles, deli favorites like pimento cheese and excellent pates and cold cuts from a new butcher in town called Butcher and Public. I for one am very excited to see what they continue to offer in charcuterie.
Speaking of relatively new businesses to open in Little Rock there are quite a few breweries offering up craft beer. Of the three new ones to open I like Blue Canoe’s range of offerings and quality of beers the best. Lost Forty and Stone’s Throw also offer strong options and all three have their storefronts open and taps flowing. With the new tap rooms open and about to open downtown and the classic breweries like Vino’s going strong, one could say the craft beer scene has exploded. Now if only we could get rid of the dry counties all over the state.
The oven-crisped potato wedges were a side to go with a simple meat stew. I like how red potatoes roast in the oven the best.
Below is an example of how even a simple dish can require a ton of cleanup.
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