ZaZa's, Little Rock

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I loved eating lunch on the patio (even with the flies)
Saturday, August 13, 2011

Can I say how fabulous this find was today? Good lord, Kara and I went back and forth on finding a "great" Little Rock restaurant like we did last year on our way to an overnight girls weekend.  We were in the car on Urbanspoon and so forth trying to find a good place.  Because we knew we were going to have pizza for dinner, we didn't want pizza for lunch, so we went to Loca Luna, a favorite of Kara's from her days in Little Rock.  It was closed for lunch and the owner sent us next door to an unknown place that we all quickly left from.  We ended up at this fabulous find from Ashley Boeckmann King's recommendation.  The place was packed when we got there and packed when we left.  They are known for the ZaZa salad, that I had, and the wood oven pizzas that I can report is great and thin like I like it.  Once I ordered, Kara suggested that we all split salads and pizzas, which is a great idea since the ZaZa salad was HUGE and features romaine lettuce, candied pecans, blueberries, strawberries and your choice of light or heavy EVOO and Balsamic vinegar (I substituted for the pecans for tomatoes).  The salad was divine and I loved having some college age boys make that salad, they loved "catering" to each guest.  I loved that he asked me if I wanted that salad dressing light, heck yes, is what I think I said.  I loved that salad and I did share with fabulous Ashley, who arrived just after us.  Jessica also showed up late getting the Sirloin Salad and she loved it, as she is a gluten free patron.

One of Kara's favorite things in all the land is Gelato.  ZaZa's had 15 different flavors of Gelato.  I went to calorie king on the phone and figured out that one cup has 120 calories and 3 grams of fat.  Once I announced that we all got up and had a dish of it.  My Butterfinger and cookies and cream was divine.

We all loved ZaZa's and loved the ride over to Jessica's fabulous mother's condo on Lake Hamilton.  It was a Saturday afternoon of laughs, wine and good late night talk, what else could you ask for?  A shout out goes to Jessica's parents, the Bass' from Arkadelphia...they rock for giving us a night away to talk, shop and everything else inbetween.  No gossip of course.

During research for ZaZa's I found this on the website:

Co-owned by chefs John Beachboard and Scott McGehee, ZAZA is a salad lover's dream come true. Choose from one of 10 menu salads or mix your own creation from a long list of imported cheeses, roasted meats and toppings. Add a Napoli-style wood-fired pizza, and you've got a feast. For dessert or just for fun, you must try one of the many flavors of house-made gelato.  
Fresh Ideas,
Fresh Ingredients
Whether it’s taking advantage of seasonally-available ingredients or exploring a new pizza, salad, soup or gelato concept, ZAZA brings something new to the table every week!

ZaZa's rocked.  I loved the feel of ordering that dang salad like I WANTED with light dressing.  It was divine and I hope to be back.  You'll love it too!

ZaZa's, 5600 Kavenaugh Blvd, Little Rock, 501-661-9292

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