Dizzy’s Gypsy Bistro

Dizzy’s Gypsy Bistro – 200 River Market Ave. Ste. 150, Little Rock, Arkansas

If you find yourself in Little Rock, you must eat at Dizzy’s Gypsy Bistro  – it really is that good! Dizzy’s is an independently owned restaurant in the River Market district and they have a great eclectic atmosphere with the best cheese dip (it’s award-winning) and the best Philly cheesesteak I’ve ever eaten.

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The black walls/ceiling paired with the bright table settings, chandeliers, art, and music from the 60’s to 90’s make the atmosphere really fun, but still nice for intimate conversation.

Pictured: Award Winning Le Petite Roche Cheese Dip & Philly Cheesesteak

Their cheese dip is bechemel-based with three cheeses, four pepper varieties and salsa, topped with pico de gallo, sour cream, and scallions. Their Philly Cheesesteak (which was the day’s special) was topped with alfredo sauce, fresh tomatoes and lettuce on a brioche bun. I was slightly skeptical about the alfredo sauce, but it really made the dish!  Just looking at these pictures makes me want to drive the five hours to get back there!

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Scenes from Little Rock’s River Market

Last week I took advantage of a few warm and sunny January days to get away and combat the winter blues. I’d never been to Little Rock, so I didn’t know what it had in store, but I have to say it was a pleasantly surprising city!

The River Market is situated along the Arkansas River in downtown Little Rock. In warmer months it features their farmer’s market, but is also home to shopping, dining, the Museum of Discovery, the Clinton Presidential Library Center, and miles of very walkable/bikeable trails. I’ll be sharing a few specific sights over the next few days, but for now here are some scenes from River Market.

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Harry Potter at the Symphony

My Harry Potter loving heart is so full because last night I went to see Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone in concert with the Nashville Symphony; it was simply incredible! This is part of a cinema series where you actually watch the movie while the full Symphony Orchestra plays the score live. Hearing the opening notes to Hedwig’s Theme as the movie began gave me chills, and I was so mesmerized just watching each instrument and section play their part of John Williams’ genius score. My seat was behind the orchestra, and I think it ended up being so much more amazing than watching the movie on the larger screen in the front of house because it brought the score to the forefront, and as many times as I’ve listened to it over the years, this was a completely new experience because, not only was I hearing it scored live, but I was watching the intricacies of the music as it happened. If you ever get the chance to watch any of the movies like this – do it! The Symphony is doing Chamber of Secrets in May and I’ve got my fingers crossed that I get to watch that one, too. #always