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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Mara's Homemade

Like Southern cooking?  Try Mara's Homemade.

We'd previously tried, and loved, Mara's Too , so we felt we should try the original. 

Located in a strip mall, the long, narrow space is dominated by the bar, and the seating area is a bit cramped. 

But the food?

Loved it. We started with fried pickles  --dill pickles dusted with seasoned cornmeal, fried crisp and served with a thick remoulade. 

For my entrée I selected something from the Arkansas BBQ menu -- food is dry rubbed and smoked, then served with two different barbecue sauces at the table.  I chose a combo of St. Louis ribs and chicken -- the ribs were "falling off the bone" tender, the chicken moist and juicy.  The sides I chose were sweet potato casserole (which was seasoned with bourbon and topped with a marshmallow) and red beans and rice.  The jalapeno cornbread has just enough kick to be tasty but not overwhelming. 

Overall a satisfying meal.  Too full for dessert, as always. 

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