Monday, September 22, 2014

Thai Taste in Jacksonville, Arkansas

We have been going to Thai Taste for about a year now. We ate from the buffet the first time and were not that impressed. What can you say about a Chinese/Thai buffet. Nothing really good, nothing really bad. Then we got the bright idea of returning and ordering from the menu. WOW! Of course we always seem to get the same things...Thai Taste Appetizer Plate, Tom Yom Soup with rice, and an order of Fried Tofu with peanut sauce. All these things are simply wonderful. The appetizers are perfectly fried and never greasy. The soup is a delightful, light and tasty veggie type broth with seafood if you like. Watch out for the bay leaves and lemongrass seasonings which make this soup perfectly spiced. Service is excellent and the homey, family atmosphere makes this place a comfortable night out. You must try Thai Taste if you have not, and please order from the menu. You will not be disappointed!

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Fun at the River Valley Log-A-Load For Kids Arkansas 2014

If you are living in the fine state of Arkansas and have not been involved with the Log-A-Load for Kids Arkansas benefiting Arkansas Children's Hospital, then shame on you. You and your family are certainly missing out on loads of logging fun and a wonderful way to support Arkansas' finest children's hospital. 

Log-A-Load for Kids started years ago when the logging community and the forestry people came together to sponsor various events all over the beautiful Natural State. Thank you Arkansas Forestry Association and Arkansas Timber Producers Association for helping raise over $6.85 million dollars since 1993! 

These pics were taken last Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the River Valley Log-A-Load for Kids event in Russellville, Arkansas. The event sold tickets and tables to lots of happy campers. Fried catfish dinner, silent and live auctions, kiddie fun zones, chances for fabulous prizes and a photo opp with Smokey the Bear...could not get any better.

Still time to catch another Log-A-Load event before years end. Check this link for dates and contact information 2014 Event Calendar  BTW, the Italian Cream Cake (pic below) donated by Dee's Designs (479)747-6349 was my purchase at the Silent Auction. Absolutely the best I've ever eaten. Promise. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Local Luna Brunch...

Always fun at the Loca Luna (just off Old Cantrell Road in the Rebsamen Park Road area of Little Rock) Sunday brunch. Especially if you start your meal with a Bottle of Champagne $22 and a Carafe of Oange Juice $2.50. Much better deal instead of Mimosas by the Glass $6.75

Brunch Migas $9.95 was tasty with a generous portion of scrambled eggs, crispy tortilla strips, warmed tomato flour tortilla, grilled veggies, fruit, black beans, and herbed potatoes. As usual, the potatoes were dry and a bit tough. Had to scoop the potato out of the skin, just a slight annoyance. Our second dish was pretty good, as well. The Grilled Salmon & Scrambled Eggs with Pepper Dill Sour Cream $12.95. But, I LOVE the Migas! 

Check out the laughing lady at the front entrance, she use to live at Rebsamen Park/Little Rock Zoo area in the 50s and 60s. Scary, but you know, she's certainly aged well. 

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Cashe in Little Rock...

Such an impressive atmosphere at Cashe in the downtown River Market area of greater Little Rock the other night.  Especially for entertaining the delightful customers and successful sales team of TriState Truck Center. All food and staff, once again, impeccable. Our server was asked to bring the finest of the appetizers and presto, two large trays of delicacies, Charcuterie and Cheese $21,were presented on each end of our table loaded with candied nuts, cheeses, breads, crackers, and pickled veggies. The Fried Shrimp $13 was also a huge hit. Drinks before dinner were cold and refreshing and certainly set the mood for fine conversation (Will Hillary run???) and scrumptious entrees that followed. The Lamb Rack $34, Scallops $39, Herb Roasted Half Chicken $21, House Filet $34, and Molten Lava Cake were all spectacular.

If you have not been so fortunate to have experienced this fine dining experience on the Presidential Boulevard, you must work a bit harder on getting there. I recommend a very dry Grey Goose Martini, the Scallops, and whatever the dessert is for the evening...2Di4. 

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Roaming Thru the Hayes Center...

Lots of things to see and do at the Hays Center in North Little Rock. Have you checked it out lately? 401 West Pershing Blvd...maybe you'll blend right in somewhere. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Legend of the Buckeye Nut...

The legend of the buckeye nut from the buckeye tree has been around forever. My Nannie gave me one one time telling me to carry it in my pocket for good luck.  Others believe this brown pod containing three nuts brings the owner sexual favors and a pocketful of money. In fact, nine months later I had a baby and found a dime on the street. 

Whatever the case may be, these gorgeous dark clusters, resembling the eye of a deer, are beginning to ripen and should not be picked from the tree until the husk starts to open. I've got a bumper crop this year...luck is on my way! I don't think there will be another baby, but I sure could use another dime and BTW, these husks and nuts are slightly poisonous, so handle with care if you're lucky enough to have a buckeye tree.