Eureka Springs has a wonderful array of restaurants for every celebration. On Valentine's Day, most of those restaurants were filled to capacity with reservation-fulfilling couples ready to dine lushly.
Grav and I were not one of those couples. We both had the same idea - to enjoy a reasonably priced local flavor that would undoubtably lack the two-hour wait we saw elsewhere.
We weren't the only ones to have this idea.
|This is a view from a previous visit. The wall to|
the right is now lined with green booths.
So we chose a small selection of dishes -- combination Pad Thai with chicken, beef and shrimp; beef Pad See Ew (a favorite of mine); and General Chicken. Not General Tso's... General Chicken. Not to be confused with Colonel Chicken or even Private Beef.
The wonton soup, we hadn't tried before. Here it was light but completely inundated with scallion flavor, its meatless noodles substantial within.
We actually ordered more to go to sustain us through the snow to come... which it has. Our dinner and our take-out altogether was less than $50.
But the dishes are always
Don't wait for Valentine's Day. Get yours next time you head up to Eureka Springs.
One more thing. Mei Li has started to offer fried chicken and catfish. I don't know what to think of this. Haven't ordered it yet. Not sure I will, since the Asian dishes are so good.
Mei Li Cuisine
3094 E. Van Buren
Eureka Springs, AR 72632