Those Ed & Kay breakfasts surely looked good this morn, Bushie, even to me with breakfast being my least favorite meal, and everyone interviewed had high praise for them. I’ve just got to try breakfast there sometime. From experience I can surely recommend it for lunch or dinner anytime, and especially so during seasons when fresh vegetables are available, for those are what they serve when possible.
Thanks, Liketoeat! I appreciate the thought! And, I can attest that those breakfasts ARE good! [:p]
Bushie, thinking of you a bit earlier this morn when watching Little Rock’s Channel 7 current early morn news feature of Thursday visits to/telecasts from local roadfood restaurants.This morn they were at Ed & Kay’s in Benton, talking with the staff and some early morn breakfast eaters. Despite my not being a breakfast person, those breakfasts surely looked good, and really got turned on when watching the pie maker topping coconut pie with that mile high meringue and putting same in oven (and a bit later removing it all browned and beautiful). Not a good program for starting off the day, for now I’ll be hungry and eating all day long.
Thought of earlier posts (see above) to Bushie re great "meat & 3", home cooking, roadfood type restaurants in the Little Rock, AR, area – this when saw this morn on one of the Little Rock TV station’s early morn news/features program the first of ten weekly visits it’s making to with broadcasts from such restaurants in central Ark. The first visit this morn is to Homer’s in Little Rock. Quite interesting; a good job of getting over the message of the work that goes on at and what a meal at Homer’s is like. Am certain other restaurants featured in this series will be Roy Fisher’s in North Little Rock, Ed & Kay’s in Benton, and Ma Jones in Pine Bluff, but will be interesting to see what the other featured restaurants will be. Hopefully will learn of some good such spots to try of which am now unaware.
Thank you Lovie. [:)]
Take a trip up the Ohio River to meet us in Owensboro and we will be happy to "Share Sheep" with you anytime.![:o)]
Bushie I liked you before I’m in love with you now!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to document your trip for us all to enjoy. And enjoying it I am. I was excited to even learn there was such of a thing as pulled mutton, but now you have shown actual proof. And it looks good!![8D] The neon sign, the food pictures, the family meals, all overwelmingly great. Bravo!
If truth betold, take off the facial hair and ad a little hair to the top and if I were in the photo of Bushie the chef and the Mayor you might think I was their cousin.[:X]
Bushie and Al……….thank you…..I will take you up on the invite!
Once again, thanks Liketoeat. Looks like instead of planning another visit, I’ll have to just move there! [:)] I’m looking forward to trying all your recommendations. [:p]
That’s 6 now, Mr. Mayor. [8D]
Bushie, another place in Little Rock similar to Ed & Kay’s and Roy Fisher’s is Homer’s at 2001 E. Roosevelt Rd., in industrial district out toward airport. Think they are open for breakfast, another place which is super busy and big on plate lunches at noon, and which know closes at 2 PM because I’ve just sneaked in there several times as they were closing (as at most places best to get there earlier if you can). I’ve not yet tried any meats at Ed & Kay’s, but would put it a little above Roy Fisher’s and Homer’s when it comes to the vegetables, but really like all three as "meat and three" places. Also if you ever get down Pine Bluff way, definitely do Ma Jones (Jones Cafe) for plate lunches. Whole Hog is my favorite barbecue place in the state now, but do try Craig’s out at DeVall’s Bluff if you are headed on to Memphis.
7 more to the big 500, buddy, Keep Going….
Liketoeat, thanks. Now I’ve added Roy Fisher’s and Whole Hog that you mentioned on another thread. Looks like my next stay in LR will have to be an extended one!
My main question is, "Why the h-ll hasn’t my aunt and uncle taken me to those places before!!??" [:D] I’m going to have to have a word with them…
Whoops, CheeseWit snuck one in there while I was typing. Thanks, CW!
Bushie: GREAT pics, great descriptions, GREAT TRIP!!!!! Thanks it was a treat to get a peek at your trip.
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.
One MAJOR place I forgot to mention was in Springfield, MO. Andy’s Frozen Custard is a locally-owned business that has 4 or 5 places around town. There is always a wait in the drive-thru at all locations.
I’m mentioning this because they started their business in the tradition of Ted Drewe’s, and they made me a Root Beer Malt without question. "That’s what I like about the South…" [:D]
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