17815 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR 72223
Last Friday, Warren and I drove the monkeys (Satchel, 13, and Jiro, 11) to Little Rock to see Star Wars on an IMAX screen. The Chenal Theater is part of a larger shopping center, similar to Carriage Crossing. Directly across from the theater is a place called Local Lime. We'd heard good things, so we decided to check it out.
It's really cute on the inside. I especially liked the bar. It felt hip, and not at all like we were in a mall.
We were the first customers of the day at 10:50ish, but it soon filled up.
The menu is amazing. I wanted to eat everything.
We started with a trio of salsas--Zucchini (zucchini, green chilis, pumpkin seeds, cilantro, Mexican crema & lime juice), Caribbean Mango (mango, papaya, pineapple, habaneros, roasted tomatoes, jalapenos, onion, cilantro, lime) and the House Tomato.
They came with housemade tortilla chips.
Each one was delicious, but I have to say that zucchini salsa was a show stopper! Damn!
We also tried the cheese dip which was on point.
Since the chip & dip were blowing me away I decided I needed to try the house made margaritas. It proved to be a smart move.
We were all quite happy.
Our main dishes came out soon after. Satchel had the tamales, which were a special. Black bean & spinach, I think.
Jiro had a trio of grilled chicken tacos.
Warren had local carnitas with a really delicious side of pickled veggies.
I had the Coastal Citrus salad with salmon. It was the freshest, best salad I have ever eaten. EVER. Seriously. And I eat a lot of salad.
We all loved what we ordered and none of us could finish. Thumbs up on the delicious and generous portions. I might have stayed a little longer to polish off the cheese dip entirely, but the boys (all 3) were anxious to get in line for the movie. So we paid ($75 plus tip), hit the bathrooms (very nice!), and then walked across the street.
I highly recommend a road trip the next time there's a really exciting movie you want to see on the big screen.