Bushie, enjoyed so reading of the remainder of your trip and particularly of your LIttle Rock adventures. I will have to try Cajun Wharf sometime. Was living in Ala. during its original heyday but heard it so raved about during that period when visiting back home. Then since my return to Ark. its been closed a while, chain owned a while, owned by someone else a while, during which periods it received less than stellar reviews by critics and the public. Now, though, it seems to be back on track, and all I’ve heard are good reports on it. Just haven’t gotten it tried but will have to do so. I can second your recommendation of Doe’s in Little Rock. Though I’ve never had their steak (usually there alone or with only 1 person, and I’m not man enough to do what I saw one guy do there one day at noon; sit down at counter by himself and eat a dozen tamales and one of their steaks (which is normally served to feed, what, 3 or 4 people), but I can vouch for their cheeseburgers, fries, sandwiches, chicken spaghetti, and tamales as lunch choices. Then glad you got to do Ed & Kay’s for breakfast. I’ve still not gotten to try a breakfast there (which want to do even tho I’m not a breakfast person), but did not too long ago get there a second time, for lunch, and like at my first dinner visit there, this time of year with all their fresh vegetables, I just had to go again for their veggie plate (forget the meat for now) which I put at the top of my list of great restaurant home cooked vegetables. As good as all these restaurants are, it sounds to me that the best of all places to be recently in Little Rock was around your aunt’s breakfast table. Like said, I’m not a breakfast person, but do believe that her breakfast spread could have readily converted even me. It all, particularly the french toast and orange syrup, sounded wonderful.
Know you all so enjoyed and hope you’ve gotten recovered from the entire trip. Your comments on and photos of so many great places and plates along the way inspired me yesterday to stop for late lunch at Roy Fisher’s on Broadway in North Little Rock. Been there in same building since I was a kid. One of the prize photos they have displayed is of Mr. Fisher and Elvis, when he stopped by there on way from Fort Chaffee to Memphis, back in his Army days. Anyway, I love their plate lunches (and should have mentioned their pies in earlier post), but yesterday I skipped pie and chose roast pork with gravy and (cornbread) dressing, purple hull peas, boiled cabbage, and potato salad. Plate reminded me of some of those you’d photographed. Did learn they open early for breakfast and stay open thru lunch and till 4 PM. I was mistaken in thinking they closed at 2 PM and reopened at 5 PM or so. Recommend Roy Fisher’s for a "meat and three" if in that part of town. Again, Bushie, so enjoyed story of your trip and all your photos.