I don’t need to post another review of Big Orange since we’ve been here about 5 times now, this time around was excellent as usual! Check these beautiful burgers out (on gluten free buns of course).
So we’ve tried the other Sushi places in town first because their menu contains +gf notations and certain items, avoided here for awhile until I found out they carry gluten-free soy sauce. Enter Sky Modern
Sky service was excellent, the appetizers were tasty (edamame was cold) but I don’t knock off for that, and the miso soup was very tasty and warm. The interior is super cool, cloud lights, a silver tree, pretty awesome place can’t believe waited so long to try this spot.
Been to a few other sushi spots in town and Sky by far had the best sushi, it was fresh, tasted great and was assembled like a pro. The Shrimp Ebi did have wasabi in it which I didn’t know and it didn’t say that so I avoided it eek! However I will be back soon to dive into some more sushi! Also great prices.
Last trip to Izzy’s Meal, probably be the last for awhile. While the aspect of this place having a large gluten free menu’s initial draw has died down it was time to judge it on quality and so far I can honestly say I haven’t had one meal that was “epic”. It’s also mediocre food which lacks any flavor to be honest. It’ll be awhile before I go back!
Gluten Free Review
+server had to check with chef on any item if it was gluten free
+eh no dedicated gluten free menu
I’ve wanted to back here to give this place another chance maybe a better waiter so I will do that soon to try and get it 5 stars. We were seated at the bar and then the bar had a light that was like a strobe light so had to move chairs next to another table next the back bar.
The service was good however he had no any of any gluten free options nor what contained soy sauce, etc so probably the reason wasn’t as pleasant. We got a bottle of Sake which was excellent (he did know his Sake) and we got some Robota appetizer I think? Was like filet beef sticks and also some roasted pork belly appetizer which was excellent, the apps were great. The sushi however was 3/5, it didn’t taste fully fresh and the rice as soon as you picked it up with the chopsticks fell apart, the sushi chef that night was terrible. I’ll be back soon though because it’s def a hot spot and got real busy bar side before we left.
Cool hidden gem in Hillcrest area of Little Rock, it’s an old house across from the Krogers there and has cool lit candles on the way up like your in someones backyard.
They have have multiple gluten-free options, great service, and somewhat friendly bartenders. We also got a bucket mixed drink for 2 which was like malibu/sprite seemed like but was tasty and got us a good buzz none the less. Had a filet strip with mash potatoes and greens and did the job, I’d check out other places in the area before coming back but a solid choice none the less.
605 Beechwood St
Little Rock, AR 72205
So Starbucks recently dropped these Gluten Free Sous Vide Egg Bites which are LIT. I can’t tell you how many times I went to Star Bucks saying if any drive through had gluten free stuff it would be Star Bucks, so finally they introduced these little nomnoms of joy.
They have two varieties: Bacon & Gruyere which are my favorite are cage-free eggs with aged Gruyere and Monterey Jack cheese, and topped with applewood smoked bacon. 310 Calories. The other ones are Egg White & Roasted Red Pepper (170 Calories) which I dislike because I hate red peppers. The Gruyere ones have this creamy texture to them that just melts in your mouth. Go try em!
Gluten Free Review
+gluten free crust
Zaza Fine Salad & Wood Oven Pizza I found while driving around the Heights, Little Rock. I called and asked if they had gluten free pizza and they did, so I was super syked. Now it’s a cool place hidden away behind a shopping center but it’s very cozy, perfect spot to relax on a cold day. You walk in, order through a assembly line type of thing. I chose the Potato and Tomato & a Prosciutto and Arugula pizza. Thought they would be an awesome choice and tastyness, also with a glass of Prosecco.
So I sat at the (mini) bar next to the gelato side, went to the bathroom and came back with my number. I waited about 20 minutes and then I had to pick up my friend and the lady overheard me say I’m waiting on my pizza, she grabbed it from the heated section and apologized. I guess it had been sitting there for 10 minutes.. nobody brought the pizza to me, so if it wasn’t for my phone call I would have ended up waiting forever? Number was useless.
The pizza itself, eh, maybe it was the gluten free crust that sucked but delivery pizza is better, at least on the day I went and the choices I made, it was dry, no real flavor, and lacked any actual pizza qualities. The prosecco was awesome.
So Arkansas unlike Texas actually has real season’s when it’s fall shit actually falls to the ground and covers everything. I had a yard man then realized the next day when the yard looked the same again covered in leaves I shouldn’t hire a yard man until after winter, ha.
This is for the Layla’s on Cantrell which doesn’t have a YELP after being there for over a year or so what the guy told me. However this hidden gem I just found by driving by and going wow where did that come from. Decided to turn around and pull it, wasn’t that busy. Simple chill cafe nothing fancy but does the job with food quality and taste. Was pretty decent and I’ll def be back soon to try a different dish. Mostly everything is gluten free besides all the bread but tasty!
Gluten Free Review
+gluten free tasting menu
+gluten free accommodations
+no gluten free bread however
So I’ve done around 11 tasting menus all over the country now and most of them are all about being trendy and hip, and trying to use foam and all this crap to get you to enjoy their food. While that’s an awesome experience it’s always leaving quality lacking.
Enter Artisans, a modern downtown Houston restaurant that is by far one of the best restaurants I’ve been to in awhile. The tasting menu is not only eye candy, it’s actually good food and great quality. Not to mention you get to sit at basically the “prep” area chefs table which is quite enjoyable.
The Chef’s table isn’t actually a chefs table since no one is actually cooking anything out there, mostly final touches to dishes at least on the Tuesday night we went. The service was excellent, the price was reasonable, and the food quality was amazing and for them to accommodate gluten free status was beyond there duty and explained each dish perfectly. I’ll post pictures of my dishes instead of explaining each dish.
The only downside? Artisans cocktails were lacking, even though your suppose to enjoy wine pairing, I’d figure a place of this caliber would have a lot more choices of custom craft cocktails to be enjoyed, however it doesn’t change the quality of restaurant Artisans is. If your looking for an enjoyable foodie night out with great food, this is the place.
If your in Texas, or Houston please check out Artisans, that was amazing.