Good news, pastry lovers: there’s a new pie shop in town!
In honor of it being Pi Day, we thought it was only right to share the news of the newest sweet shop in Little Rock.
The Pie Shop at Terry’s, which is located inside Terry’s Finer Foods, 5018 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, opened Monday and owner Jacquelyn Pittman says business has been great in the first week.
The Pie Shop currently has eight varieties — all-American, nut, chocolate, fruit, seasonal, savory, quiche and special — in addition to some that are always available out of the freezer, including sausage egg and cheese, key lime, southwestern shepherd’s and chocolate peanut butter.
Whole pies are available for between $20-$32 and all slices are $3.99.
The Pie Shop is open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., except Sunday when hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pittman said workers will be there stocking and interacting with customers between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. during regular business hour days.
Right now, the shop is not dine-in, but Pittman said she and her husband, Jeremy, have plans to make the area more of a shop with tables and chairs. The Pittmans, of Palette Catering and Event Planning, also run Pizzeria Santa Lucia.
The photos shown here were provided by Steve Shuler's LR Foodcast.
Lunch time has passed and you want to have a late-afternoon meeting with clients or staff. So, where do you go?
Here are four hot spots around downtown Little Rock that offer delicious treats in a great environment:
Here are some other options:
Who doesn't love a cookie to satisfy their sweet tooth?
In this month's issue of Little Rock Soiree, Editor-In-Chief Sandra McGrew highlights nine of the best cookies around town and let's just say, my mouth is already watering!
Here they are:
See what McGrew had to say about each cookie here!
Did your favorite cookie make the list? Tell us in the comment box below!
Just in time for your lunch break Friday (March 14), the Clinton School of Public Service, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, is hosting a free lecture showcasing the barbecue tradition in the South with James Veteto, anthropologist and author of “The Slaw and the Slow Cooked: Culture and Barbecue in the Mid-South.”
The book attempts to provide a deeper understanding of the larger experience of the legendary American culinary tradition known as barbecue. The book casts a wide net for divergent approaches and includes Jones Bar-B-Q Diner in Marianna, Ark., possibly a century-old restaurant serving top-notch pork and simultaneously challenging race and class boundaries.
James Veteto is an environmental anthropologist specializing in ethnoecology, agrobiodiversity studies, sustainable agricultural systems, sustainable development, food and culture, and alternative political ecologies. He is the director of the Laboratory of Environmental Anthropology and the Southern Seed Legacy project at University of North Texas and the executive director of the Appalachian Institute for Mountain Studies.
The lecture will start at 12 p.m. and is free to the public. A book signing will follow. Reserve your seats by emailing email@example.com or by calling (501) 683-5239.
For all you craft beer lovers out there, there are a few spots around Little Rock offering special brewski events this week just before St. Patrick's Day takes over the capital city.
Here is the roundup:
Check back for a listing for places to celebrate the greenest holiday of them all, St. Patty's Day!
Along with the NCAA Tournament’s annual rite of spring, there’s a new type of bracket to fill out this year.
Colonial Wines and Spirits, 11200 W. Markham, Little Rock, is hosting the first ever Brew Bracket, and central Arkansas beer fans and suds aficionados are encouraged to join the celebration. Four styles of craft beer will square off in this tournament style elimination contest whose winner will be determined by popular taste test.
Beer tastings-- which will be held at its in-store bar-- will take place on consecutive Saturdays from 1-4 p.m., beginning March 8, with the champion crowned on April 5.
The contestants are:
Keep up with the Colonial Brew Bracket action online here.
It's amazing what can happen when a foodie paradise/dive bar partners with Little Rock's ice cream connoisser.
Pick your shot at the bar and head over to the milkshake station to pick your ice cream. Non-dairy and of course, non-boozy options are available for all of the designated drivers and vegans. Check back here for the full menu for the special event! It may be Mardi Gras-themed, spring-themed or is it too early for green St. Patrick's Day milkshakes? Of course, some French fries from the kitchen, which will be open all night.
And it's not the last time this will be happening.
The mash up will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the bar, 2500 W. 7th St., Little Rock.
Admission is free.
Get more information about the collaboration here.
Cooking classes are in full swing at Eggshells Kitchen Co., 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock.
The spring, a couple of the best chefs (and mixologists) around will take over the store's kitchen for nights of foodie fun. Restauranteur and chef Mark Abernathy (Loca Luna, Red Door, Blue Mesa Grill, Juanita's and Bene Vita) will make a stop on Thursday, March 27, while Scott McGehee (Boulevard Bread Co., Big Orange, ZAZA Fine Salad + Wood Oven Pizza Co. and Local Lime) and renowned bartender and drink partner Lee Edwards will join forces for a special class on Friday, April 11.
You'll be welcomed upon arrival with a glass of wine or beer, learn a ton about food and leave with a head full of knowledge and a satisfied tummy.
You are welcome to bring your own choice of beverage for the meal. McGehee and Edwards are coming together for a Friday night class in April, exploring the secrets of the perfect pickles and pâté and what adult beverages pair best with each. Check back here for updates on what Abernathy will be serving up!
Reservations are required and seats are extremely limited. Cost is $50 for Abernathy's cooking classes and $65 per person for the McGehee and Edwards cooking class.
Contact Eggshells Kitchen Co. to reserve your spot today for the classes on March 27 and April 11 here or by calling (501) 664-6900.