- KAT ROBINSON
- CHOCOLATE BOMB: CBG's Chocolate Silk Tart
To each his own, as the motto goes. Some folks love themselves some fresh fruit pies, while others will sacrifice everything for a taste of chocolate. Such a dilemma means I cannot in good conscience choose between these two offerings currently on the menu at Capital Bar and Grill in Little Rock's Capital Hotel.
- KAT ROBINSON
- SIMPLE: CBG's Strawberry Fried Pie
Not that they'll for certain be there today — part of CBGs charm is that it utilizes whatever comes through the doors from farmers and producers at that time. So while I just rather enjoyed a delicious strawberry pie made from locally harvested strawberries, less than a week ago — there may be something more pressing, pertinent and recently produced going into that pastry this week — perhaps fresh Arkansas peaches, just-picked blackberries or even a green tomato pie, for all I know.
See, CBG is one of those places I go when Im looking for a good dessert on its own. That's because if I eat dinner there, I don't have room for dessert. Never fails. I think out of all the times Ive had dinner there Ive eaten dessert twice — and it about finished me off. Had a burger there back on New Years Eve that I finished off with the bread pudding. It was incredible. And of course, I did once go in and have my sloppy wet roast beef sandwich with a house-made Moon Pie.
Ah, I digress.
Checked in on the CBG pie offerings the other day whilst in the building on other business. There were two fried pies on the menu — apple and strawberry — and the mention of a chocolate silk tart. Yeah, it was time for dessert.
Pardon me, I need to wipe the saliva off my keyboard.
Heaven knows what the pie will be today. I could call up and ask, sure. But if its strawberry, dont tell me. Id have to come back for more, and I have very packed schedule today.
You'll find Capital Bar and Grill inside the Capital Hotel. Its open every day of the year and there's always some awesome dessert. And a great burger. And well, you should discover some of the secrets of the CBG yourself. (501) 374-7474 or check out the website.