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Selected restaurants

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published May 1, 2014 at 2:17 a.m.


Paninis and salads are menu staples at Panera Bread.

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UPDATE! BOULEVARD BREAD CO. 1417 Main St., Little Rock, (501) 375-5100; 1920 N. Grant St., Little Rock, (501) 663-5951; University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Public Health, 4301 W. Markham St., Little Rock, (501) 526-6661; Ottenheimer Market Hall, River Market, 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, (501) 374-1232 Freshly baked breads and the generous use of fresh herbs help make the panini and other sandwiches a couple of cuts above the ordinary, also with first-rate soups and salads, plus a new breakfast menu in the Heights, which is bursting into the next-door storefront and plans to offer later hours and an expanded menus.

Heights: Breakfast, lunch, Sun-Sat, dinner Mon-Sat. Beer, wine.

Main Street: breakfast, lunch only Sun-Sat. River Market: Breakfast, lunch, dinner Mon-Sat, breakfast, lunch Sun. UAMS: breakfast, lunch, Mon-Fri, no alcohol. Bargain-moderate.

DELICIOUS TEMPTATIONS 11220 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock, (501) 225-6893 The extensive menu at this clean, bright, family-friendly bistro features a variety of breakfast items, including several Benedicts, served into midafternoon alongside stylish sandwiches.

Breakfast, lunch daily. No alcohol. Reservations weekdays.


EJ’S EATS & DRINKS 523 Center St., Little Rock, (501) 666-3700 This one-time big hit in a tiny storefront in Hillcrest has blossomed into a full-service eatery/ bar downtown, offering nearly three dozen specialty sandwiches and wraps (plus a build-your-own option and half a dozen burgers) accompanied by house-made chips, plus appetizers, salads, soups and even a limited list of entrees.

Lunch, dinner Mon-Fri. Full bar.


JIMMY’S SERIOUS SANDWICHES 5116 W. Markham St., Little Rock, (501) 666-3354 Sandwich savant Jimmy Weisman takes seriously indeed his crusted creations, including the national-award-winning The Garden: fresh spinach spread, mushrooms, sunflower seeds and three kinds of melted cheese on pumpernickel.

Lunch, dinner Mon-Sat. No alcohol. Moderate.

OLD MILL BREAD AND FLOUR CO. 12111 W. Markham St., Little Rock, (501) 228-4677 Old Mill is a firmly established stop for the roving band of Ladies Who Lunch - thanks to a sunny interior and the scrumptious breads baked for its small but superior sandwich selection.

Breakfast, lunch Mon-Sat. No alcohol. Bargain.

PANERA BREAD Pleasant Ridge Town Center, 11525 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, (501) 227-0222; Park Avenue Shopping Center, 314 S. University Ave., Little Rock, (501) 664-6878; 10701 Kanis Road, Little Rock, (501) 954-7773; 2812 Lakewood Village Drive, North Little Rock, (501) 771-0168; 1050 Ellis Ave., Conway, (501) 764-1623 This popular chain offers fine specialty soups and breakfast and lunch sandwiches, eye-catching baked goods and friendly service.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily.


PURPLE COW 8026 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, (501) 221-3555; 11602 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, (501) 224-4433 Best known for its burgers and ice cream (the return of Yarnell’s makes its purple shakes possible once again) and nostalgic soda-fountain feel, the family-friendly Purple Cow surprises with sophisticated salads, like the generous, zippy Santa Fe Salad, and gourmet sandwiches like the bitey, balsamic-dressed Portabella Mushroom.

Lunch, dinner daily, brunch Sat-Sun. Beer, wine, limited liquor.


Weekend, Pages 38 on 05/01/2014

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