Local Lime, Little Rock

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Me, Debbie Meyer (who saved the day and gave us a ride
home from the wedding reception since we had a nail in our
tire), LaRand Thomas and Elise Barry at Brett Thomas' wedding
in Little Rock Saturday.  

This isn't a great photo of the Second Presbyterian Church
in Little Rock.  It is a beautiful church for a wedding. 

When we got to Little Rock Friday there was a tandem bike
convention at the Capital Hotel and those folks were
all over town riding.  This is at Chenal Parkway Shops

This is the bridge over to the wetlands
at the Clinton Library in Little Rock.
Jackie and I needed to get in 6 miles
before our local 10K and we ran along
 the Arkansas River Trail to Burns Park

It was a beautiful day Saturday, this is the Clinton
Library.  If you haven't been to see it you must get it on
your calendar.  It's a fantastic museum and you must make
a note to self and spend time in the oval office, it's set up
exactly as it was during Clinton's term.  An outstanding
history trip for the kids too :)

I'm such a tool but I took this inside the Capital Hotel at
the tandem bike festival...that's a lot of bikes :)

Jackie took this shot of me and
Randy Thomas, brother of the
groom after the rehearsal dinner
to send to Jackie's cousin since
she's single living in Nashville.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Oh la la...Jackie and I stumbled upon Local Lime via Urbanspoon on Saturday in Little Rock.  We were there for my local Wynne mom, LaRand Thomas' son's wedding.  Brett's wedding was fantastic at the Second Presbyterian Church (this church is outstanding and does such wonderful things in the community).  After a prep run downtown Little Rock, we went shopping at the Promenade at Chenal Shopping Center and had lunch at Local Lime.  It was outstanding.

Here's what their website said about Local Lime: Welcome to Local Lime. Join us for flavor-packed dishes inspired by  Mexican street fare, Latin American flavors with a hint of  Tex-Mex flare and delicious handcrafted cocktails made with premium tequila, mezcal, and juices. Each menu item served at Local Lime is crafted by our chefs, from scratch, using original recipes and prepared with premium ingredients (sourced locally whenever possible).  Every cocktail at Local Lime is hand crafted with just-squeezed juices, house-made syrups, and premium tequilas and liquors. Whether you're enjoying a bit of sunshine and a few street-style tacos on our year-round patio, enjoying a night with friends and frozen margaritas in our oversized booths or seated in the middle of the mezmorizing cocktail crafting experience at our bar while dining on a sizzling plate of Pescado Vera Cruz, every seat at Local Lime is great seat – and yours is waiting.

We grabbed a table at the bar since the place was packed and were delighted to have great service.  One thing I did notice, it being Kentucky Derby Saturday, that there weren't any televisions.  Jackie commented that that was a sign of a good bar.  I loved that response.  For an appetizer (yes, I know, I never do that but I was glad we did), we ordered the Tres Salsas and Chips.  We picked the Tres Chiles, Verde Tomatillo and Chipotle.  Each salsa had it's own special quality.  The Tres Chiles featured charred chiles, tomato and onion.  It was rich and sweet.  The Verde Tomatillo was fresh but bland in my opinion.  The hottest, and my favorite of course, was the Chipotle which featured bell peppers, carrots, raisins and pineapple.  We wiped them out.  Lunch was the most fun.  I ordered the Beans and Greens tacos and our great waitress asked, "Do you like hot food?", my mouth watered and I replied, "Bring it!".  Well dang it, I didn't add the side of fresh jalapeƱos that I had planned on and later realized that it needed.  The tacos were served on homemade corn tortillas with guacamole, black beans, green cabbage and their Uno-Dos sauce.  They were outstanding and small which is appreciated in this world of HUGE plates.  The side of pickled vegetables were refreshing with cauliflower, carrot, and pearl onions.  I wiped it out even though my tacos needed a better kick than that sauce.  It really wasn't spicy at all.  Jackie had the Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos with the lime rice and hot (not spicy) black beans.  He went on and on about the tacos and that rice and the hot beans.  He quickly wiped it out too.  I loved that we had an authentic, small plate lunch since I had to try on clothes next.  I surely didn't need anything weighing me down more than the pounds on my back!

When you're in west Little Rock, check out Local Lime.  (I checked out the ladies room too and it was in fine shape.  You all know I say that if that's true, the kitchen is prime shape too)  Local Lime, 17815 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, 501-448-2226 http://www.locallimetaco.com/
My Beans and Greens Tacos with Pickled Vegetables

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