Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Front Porch Family Diner - Springdale, AR

My buddy Jack and I heard about this place out on Robinson Avenue in Springdale. We headed there for lunch last week. It's in the former Catfish John's location. We arrived and waited 10 minutes for someone to take our drink order. Of course after 10 minutes of waiting we were ready to order as well since we had 10 MINUTES to study the menu. :)

Ordered the hand battered tenders and fresh cut fries and here is what they set before me..........

What in the?????  Jack and I just kind of looked at each other. I've never seen batter like this before. Caked on and very tough. Also the fries. They looked undercooked and by darn they tasted undercooked. I think the cook dropped them in the fryer for like 60 seconds. So we sent them back.

Tenders were actually not bad but not great. Had a good taste to them but not good enough. Just a very odd texture. Jack thinks they were just dropped in flour without anything else and a little overcooked. I agree. We actually saw other tenders on customers plates on the way out and they all looked different. Weird. So I guess the cook is still learning how to cook. Not a good thing since they had only been open a few weeks. And you only get one first impression.

5 out of 10 clucks

Now onto the fries.............

The fries actually redeemed themselves It's amazing how much better they can taste when they are actually cooked properly. These were cooked perfectly. Fresh cut again with a good amount of seasoning. Great comeback.

7.5 fries out of 10

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Krazy Mike's Shrimp N Wings - Little Rock, AR

Well someone needs to get better at actual blogging. Sorry it's been a month. I've come to find out when you have a pregnant wife, work, dj business, and Hog football every weekend there is not alot of time. :)
I'm going to do better I promise.

So........... Krazy Mike's in the Rock. I visited this establishment back in early September when the Hogs were playing down there. I went with Robyn, my mom, and Rich my step dad. Had seen a story in the Arkansas Times about it and on KATV.com. It had gotten fantastic review.

Come with a empty stomach because they give you a TON of food. Not even kidding. It was little too much for a lunch.

The Tenders:

 First I was taken back by the price. $11.50 for the meal. But you got 5 large tenders and a enormous amount of fries. Plus coleslaw, garlic bread, and hushpuppies. So it was worth the $11.50.
Tenders were hand battered. Not heavy but lightly battered. They had a nice dusting of seasoning and spice.

7 out of 10 clucks

French Fries:

I hit the mother load on the fries.  Probably 150 fires. I'm not joking. They were just about perfect. Fresh cut fries(my favorite) cooked to almost perfection. Not too crispy and not too jellowy. There's a new word jellowy. You know what I'm talking about. Sometimes you get those fries that look like they are cooked on the outside but when you bite in to it they are undercooked. JELLOWY. These were heaven.

9 fries out of 10 (I can't give a ten yet can I?) Too early. :)

Krazy Mike's Shirmp N Wings is on Bowman Curve in Little Rock. No website that I can find.