Wednesday, July 01, 2009


With standard fare such as red beans and rice, jambalaya, and crawfish etoufee, Fatsam's flogs itself as the originators of zydeco style cuisine. I don't know what that means, but if it means perfectly spiced, and as good as I've had this side of New Orleans, then I'm down with that.

Today I had the daily special which was Pasta Atachafalaya. What is that, you ask? It was a superbly flavored, cajun style marinara sauce with just the right amount of shrimp, chicken and sausage in it, slathered over al dente spaghetti noodles, a side of exquisite green beans and hot water corn bread. All this with a glass of southern style sweet tea for only $7.95.

I have to admit, when I first walked up, I saw on the chalk board, right on top, "wings." I was immediately turned off by that, thinking why in the world would I go to someone named Fatsam for wings? I can get wings on any street corner in Little Rock. I seriously considered something from the Thai kiosk. The line was too long. Then I looked longingly at the hot dogs at Masons - I hear they're very good. But when it came down to it, I wound up going back to Fatsam's and giving it a try. I'm glad I did.

The only disappointment was that the portions were really skimpy. I was still hungry when I left. If they could fix that, it would be perfect. I will be back!

River Market, Little Rock Arkansas


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