3/52: Explore the River Market

One of Little Rock's most prominent hot spots is the River Market District. While we had spent quite a few evenings in the area, hubs and I had never devoted many daylight hours to it. 

Photo by @danieljroda

Photo by @danieljroda

Of course, we decided to do this on one of those days that the icy wind was whipping off the Arkansas River, but we forged onward.

First things first: food. We have sampled our fair share of River Market eats (hello, Gus's, Stickyz and Flying Fish!), so we actually started a few blocks away at Vino's Brewpub. Curt enjoyed his first Vino's calzone with an in-house brew and I was reunited with my beloved margherita pizza. 

We proceeded downtown and had our first encounter with one of those new parking meters. No comment.

Our first stop was Paper Scissors Little Rock. Shop girl Macy Madison put out the all-call for unused coats to donate to some folks who are down on their luck, and we had a bag full. I took the opportunity to point out all the gifts I’d be happy to receive (Curt: I still have my eye on one of those super soft T-shirts from Populus Clothing. Nudge nudge.).

Since Curt was indulging my girly side, we stopped by Fringe Clothing for a little window shopping (Curt: I’ll take anything.).

Next up, the Cox Creative Center. I knew Curt would love this place, and I was right. We warmed up with some coffee while we perused River Market Books and Gifts. We spent about an hour looking at the gently used books and were on our way.

(I still regret that we didn't pick up the coffee table book on lady bodybuilders. It was quite a find and I knew exactly who to gift it to.)

And this is where I admit to being a weenie. I had promised Curt a pint (or three) at the Flying Saucer, but it was sooo cold (and I needed my Saturday nap…and it’s not like we don’t have beer at home, right?). We headed home with excellent intentions of making another River Market date on a much warmer day. It’s gonna happen, y’all. I've really got to get that coffee table book!

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