Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, Lindsey's fires up the grills and layers on its very own signature Bar-B-Q Sauce for all gracious guests. Diners who desire a down-home flight of flavor can soar across a "Bar B Q Dinner," which pairs a two-pack punch of sides such as coleslaw, fried okra, black-eyed peas, and more, with featured helpings of tender beef ($7.95), ribs ($8.50), or catfish ($7.00), among others. Bread is nature's napkin, but it's also a superb soaking complement to a juicy, jumbo chopped-pork sandwich ($3.95). As barbecued bliss takes over the table, guests can casually converse and contemplate topped-off treats such as pecan pie, fried peach pie, or cheesecake ($1.75/slice).
Curry in a Hurry's servers whisk out fresh Indian fare to waiting mouths within a newly remodeled space, beginning with appetizers such as potato bhajiya, thinly sliced tubers tossed in chickpea batter and fried, and sheekh kabab rolls, which conceal exotically spiced, grilled meat within a piece of naan. Curries, like Santa's Christmas lists, are divided into meat-free and meat-filled columns, making it easy for vegetarians to track down matter paneer, a dish of homemade cheese cubes and peas cooked in a tomato, butter, and cream sauce. Curry shrimp perform slip 'n' slide routines into a buttery sauce, and rice specialties fill tongue-garages with steamed basmati rice, flavorful spices, and an array of meats and veggies.
Nestled in the heart of the bustling downtown River Market District, The Peabody Little Rock borders a host of political, historical, and cultural attractions. After a day of exploring exhibits on global issues and green initiatives at Heifer Village or playing president in a detailed recreation of the Oval Office at the Clinton Presidential Center, visitors can grab a bench in MacArthur Park, one of the city's oldest municipal parks. Brick promenades on the scenic grounds wind toward tranquil Contemplation Gardens, the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, and the Arkansas Art Center, an aesthetic enclave celebrating contemporary modes of expression. One block from The Peabody Little Rock, the Old State House Museum's sturdy, whitewashed columns buttress the structure's stature as one of the oldest standing state capitol buildings west of the Mississippi River. Within its chambers, history buffs can view local treasures including a collection of Arkansas first ladies' gowns and the original 1836 House of Representatives Chamber. The Greek Revival–style structure falls within Quapaw Quarter, a 9-square-mile architectural hub encompassing more than 250 National Register properties. During regular home tours, visitors can explore residential interiors, including that of the famed Villa Marre, an 1881 Victorian Home featured on the television series Designing Women.
Sonny Williams’ Steak Room slings savory steaks, cut from aged Angus beef, and fresh seafood in a classy but comfortable environment. Stomach-surf through the seasonally changing menu to find a steak slab that tempts your taste buds, whether it be the 12 oz. fillet ($44.95), the bone-in cowboy rib eye ($45.95), or the New York strip ($44.95). Steaks are primarily cooked medium, medium rare, and 12-leaf-clover rare, and each is paired with the chef’s choice of veggies plus your choice of potato or wild rice with walnuts. Those boycotting beef for personal never-to-be- revealed reasons can nosh on Sonny’s cioppino ($34.95), a mixture of shrimp, clams, scallops, mussels, and fresh fish in a piquant champagne-tomato broth. To finish off the last modicum of hunger, Sonny’s serves a decadent dark-chocolate crème brûlée ($6.50) and Frangelico and vanilla-bean cheesecake ($6.75).
Amid the eclectic shops of the River Market District’s Ottenheimer Market Hall, Rivershore Eatery owner Sam Kassees keeps busy behind the little shop’s counter, slicing up local and seasonal ingredients. Sam joins forces with his brother Omar as the duo pulls from its combined years of experience in the deli and restaurant industry to craft a menu of fresh sandwiches, salads, and soups that has won praise from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Much like the socks of any responsible bowler, hot entrees and soups change throughout the week.