The Country Rooster is a hub of activity in Green Forest. Sitting on the town square, the old storefront hosts a consignment shop that contains everything from furniture to old albums, silverware and toys and of all thing, pie. See, it's also a lunchroom.
That's right. Amidst the old TV cabinets, the shelves of lamps, the antique brasswear and the occasional taxidermied deer head, you'll find a cordoned off section of mismatched tables and chairs, at which you dine on mismatched TV trays with mismatched silverware The meatloaf is phenomenally good, and the cookie bars shine. Sandwiches are usually an option as well.
You'll find a review of it here on Eat Arkansas. And the restaurant has a website, which includes a review from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
101 Phillips Avenue
Green Forest, AR 72638
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
We dropped in twice in the summer of 2011 to sample the coconut caramel pie, but both times there was none to be had. On our second visit, another pie
called out to us -- this one, the Turtle brownie pie. An awesome truffle-like filling of chocolate laced with pecans and caramel in a blind-baked flour crust, it's a lick-the-plate confection that's both light and rich, best shared with someone marvelous. A light beverage such as the house strawberry lemonade is a great accompaniment.
This pie was named one of the Best Pies in Arkansas in the November 23, 2011 issue of the Arkansas Times and ninth in Kat's Top 10 of Pie on ArkansasMatters.com. Check out the menu for Cafe 1217 here.
1217 Malvern Avenue #B
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Monday, October 29, 2012
Also, you need to try the fried chicken if it's offered when you stop in. Kat blogged about the experience here.
813 East Michigan
Stuttgart, AR 72160
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Learn more about the DeVito family and their restaurant over at Tie Dye Travels.
DeVito’s Family Restaurant
350 DeVitos Loop
Harrison, AR 72601