Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Reece's Peanut Butter Cup at Red Rooster Bistro.

Our latest trip back to the Red Rooster Bistro in Alma surprised us... sadly, not in a good way.  The pies are still there, still remarkable and still as plentiful -- but the slices have now gone from a six-to-a-pie size to an eight-to-a-pie size.

However, we're loving on the Reece's Peanut Butter Cup pie.  Sweet cream and peanut butter cups with chocolate shavings is pretty awesome -- but the true secret is the peanut butter infused bottom crust.  Excellent.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Possum Pucker at Top of the Hill Cafe.

One of the restaurants named in both Arkansas Pie: A Delicious Slice of the Natural State and in Classic Eateries of the Ozarks and Arkansas River Valley -- has moved on. The Chuck Wagon Restaurant in Bee Branch has been sold, and is now operating as the Top of the Hill Cafe. Opened just two weeks ago, this place is promising.

Each day you can get a burger or one of the day's lunch specials (Saturday's barbecue) on a hot line. And every day there are desserts -- bundt cakes, cupcakes, layer cakes and of course pie.

The pie recently experienced at the Top of the Hill Cafe is the Possum Pucker Pie. This is a dessert entirely different from the better known Possum Pie. This dessert consists of tart lemon curd over a sweetened condensed milk cream base and a sweet cookie crust -- for a good combination of both sweet and tart.