Chillin Trail Series: Ranch North Woods Preserve

So this quick video of my next trail Ranch North Woods Preserve on the Little Maumelle River must have once been an epic trail. However the people who donated it or maintaining it have done a complete shit job, this trail is over run with forrests, trees, mud, and no clear paths. Plus a million swarms of bugs, etc, this trail needs ALOT of love before I ever step foot back in here. However walking in and out of the trail has some beautiful scene views. Quick photo/video below of the experience.

Chillin Trail Series: Connor Park + Built shelf in garage.

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As you can see it’s right off the main thoroughfare.

This park is confusing, it has a pond that you can walk around and hang out (mostly for HS kids to get drunk at I’m sure but also a trail that leads you to a mountain of climbing. We had to opt to turn back because it ended up being downed trees and very uncleaned pathways. However did spot a cool rock formation along the way. However I will attempt Connor Park again soon as they hopefully clean it up a bit.

Any clue what this is?

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Check out this dope action! Shout out to Youtube for helping me build my own shelf in my garage, it’s legit yo!

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Chillin Trail Series: River Mountain Park Trail

    Another trail down, this one the River Mountain Park Trail… by far the most treacherous of the trails I’ve done so far because it was in the middle of a neighborhood. You park on the side of the road and bam all of a sudden your in the forest.

It was an amazing sight thought to find this beautiful trail in the middle of suburbia. It’s a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail. Has a river that runs through in and a dope ass waterfall pond. I only made it half way and turned back, but during winter time I want to take this trail on all the way and back. River mountain was a 3 on 1-5.

 

Beautiful pond along the way, also check out some raw footage below.

 

The Butcher Shop in Little Rock, AR

Found this place on Yelp and was super curious as to what it’s image exactly was. Wasn’t boasting it self as a high-end steak house, nor a low end so had to give it a whirl.

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Front of Butcher Shop

Butcher Shop is a huge building, with an open floor plan, kind of retro 90’s style which is cool, a lot of the older crowd enjoying themselves and an open kitchen towards the back.

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Butcher Shop Menu

Our waitress at Butcher Shop was excellent, our food was decent, and a classic type place to enjoy a meal. This is a family restaurant that you could enjoy 5-6 days a week if you lived in the area and just wanted to enjoy some decent food and great service. Had the prime roasted beef which was tasty, and adding the sauce on top with a house salad and fully loaded baked potato. Tasty.

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Prime Rib, Au Jus, Loaded Baked Potato NOM

I’ll be back. (Been back few times now)

Paninis & Company, LR. New sandwich shop.

Panini’s & Company menu board. Same as Juice store before.

Tasty Gluten Free Review
+gluten free bread (not sure by who)
+gluten free snacks by Dempsey Bakery

So I was going to hit up the Juice shop here and when I got here they it said Paninis & Company so I’m assuming they closed down and remodeled as P&C, however they still do offer juices, shots of booch, etc so it’s still a healthy place to grab juice!

chillin wooden foresty type vibe

The service the first time was real slow for one sandwich and I was the only customer, however the second time I went with full kitchen staff was SUPER fast, even for the smoothies. The bread they use (not sure if it’s Dempsey’s) but when you order a Panini it’s got that grill press marks on it and makes it so darn good. I’ve tried the Pesto Sandwich (which I did not like) and the something + something which actually was amazing and so darn good with a bag of regular chips.

tastyness at Paninis & Company

Go check this place out, right next to Container Store area.

Paninis & Company
207 N University Ave
Ste 210A
Little Rock, AR 72205
paninisandcompany.com

 

Nada Moo!, La Madeline’s, and Homemade Fish Dish

First week of April was pretty good, tried this new ice cream called Nada Moo and it has 0 Dairy, 0 Corn, 0 Corn Syrup, and it was Cookies & Cream. This is the only Cookies & Cream gluten free ice cream I’m aware of and it is EXCELLENT! Also hit up the chain La Madeline’s for an Omelette (took the bread off) and you dip it in the tomato basil soup, wow guacamole it’s good.

Also lady was trying those Sunkiss meals where they pre-package the ingredients and you cook them, most are super spicy and way to long to cook, this fish one however was pretty darn good.

Table 28, Little Rock, Arkansas

Table28 is located inside the Burgundy Hotel

Wanted to try Table 28 for awhile and knew that could accommodate gluten free patrons from a previous review, we tried one Friday night but was booked so came back on a slow night and got right in. It’s inside the Burgundy Hotel which is a hip/posh hotel or at least tries to be,located near West Little Rock.

We got sat by the hostess then a guy filled our water and we waited for 7 minutes (we almost got up and left). Finally the bartender came over and said our waiter was late and he had to take our order. Classy.

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Table 28 Spread, all the “modern” except the “quality”

Told us the Artichoke was gluten free, how ever not the pita but did bring out some carrot slices instead which didn’t pair at all but still was a thoughtful gesture, the artichoke dip itself was very good. I chose the Beef Filet Tenderloin which came with carrot fries and parsnip. It was tasty, nothing super special however was a decent piece of beef.

 

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Chic-eh.. interior at Table 28

Lady had the Meatloaf and enjoyed hers as well. I’d prob order something different next time since the steak quality for $38 is not justified in the quality of beef that was served. We had a few cocktails, nothing to rave about.

I’d come back here after exploring the rest of Little Rock’s culinary scene, maybe we went on an off night, however the atmosphere was awesome.

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