50: Meet Sam Carrasquillo

An open letter to Sam Carrasquillo: Dear Sam, Thank you for reminding me about Zaffino's. It's been way too long. Sincerely, ilovelittlerockAR.com.


1. Name, occupation, years in LR, neighborhood: Sam Carrasquillo; President of SC Home; 13 years in Little Rock.

2. If you could only eat at one local restaurant for a month, what would it be?  Boulevard Bread Company in the Heights for lunch. Zaffino's in Sherwood for Dinner. My favorites include Boulevard's Whole Smoked Turkey Sandwich with a cup of their daily soup, and Zaffino's Chicken Marsalla plus Bruchetta for appetizer and Creme Brule for dessert.

3. It's a random Saturday -- what's on your agenda? Big Orange for lunch and a movie at Chenal 9.

4. Where do you make sure to take out-of-town guests when they visit?  Boulevard's for lunch, Pinnacle, Big Dam Bridge, Clinton Library and Zaffino's in Sherwood for dinner.

5. What do you think is LR's best kept secret? I think the best kept secret is actually living here!! There is a perception that Little Rock is behind the times, but it is quite a fun city were people are still approachable with a unique charm only seen in the south.