Our visit to Little Rock, Arkansas required a little more driving than some of our downtown destinations, but there was still a large portion that was within walking distance of our hotel. The River Market District offered us a chance to mingle with locals, while shopping and dining in some unique spots like Stickyz Rock-n-Roll Chicken Shack. Home to a vibrant music scene, Stickyz is a locally grown business that has a fun vibe.
We want to thank the Little Rock CVB for their hospitality. Rest assured that all opinions are our own.
Stickyz Unique Decor
Even before we entered, we could already see this place wasn’t afraid to use a lot of color in their decor. This certainly adds a cheerful feel to the place and increased our desire to see the interior. Once we stepped through the door we found that it didn’t disappoint. The vibrant colors are repeated in artwork hanging along the walls. Open spaces are filled with unusual artifacts that catch the eye at every turn.
The seating options are just as interesting as the decor. Diners can find themselves ushered to a variety of options. Booths, tables, and even couches serve as seating choices at Stickyz. From room to room the fun decor continues. Even the bar area has a fun flair. While we were tempted to sit in the bar section, we decided to grab a high-top instead.
Unwinding A Bit
It was an early dinner time for us, but that is usual when we travel, since it leaves us ready for a dessert bite later in the evening. To whet our whistles, we decided to order a starter off of their cocktail menu. The Bob Marley sounded interesting, as it included a mix of fruit juices with spiced rum. This colorful drink really hit the spot on a warm summer afternoon. We sipped while scouring the menu for our dinner choices.
What? No Chicken!
Who goes to a chicken restaurant, but doesn’t order chicken? Well, evidently it is us. Crystal chose the STP Wrap, which features smoked turkey and Swiss cheese. (At least it’s in the fowl family!) Toss in some lettuce and a basil pesto mayo, then fold it all inside a honey wheat wrap and you have a delicious sandwich alternative. The sammies are all accompanied by a side of their house-made Potato Chips, which have a delightful crunch. I did take a bite to test it out and discovered she made a good choice.
My Gotta Try!
Time for me to fess up about this visit. I had previewed the menu and saw they offer a Mr Cubano sandwich, and you all know I have trouble passing these unique sammies up. Obviously, since I already knew about it, the deck was stacked for us to visit this eatery. Like many places, Stickyz offers their take on the Cuban sandwich by using house smoked pulled pork. Of course, they had to add in ham, pickles, Swiss cheese, and mustard to complete the ingredient requirements for this particular treat. They do have another twist, as they serve it all up on toasted jalapeno cornbread for that extra zest. Oh my was it good! Since Crystal had ordered the chips, I substituted the seasoned French Fries for my side. It didn’t take long for us to demolish our baskets. With music scheduled almost every night, we wished that we would have planned for a return later in the evening. Unfortunately, we had already made other plans for entertainment, but you may want to check out their show schedule for your visit. Looks fun, don’t it?
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