Food Review: The Rogue Roundabout in Conway

I’ve been wanting to try this place every since I heard they have Scotch Eggs! I LOVE a good Scotch Egg, but that egg yolk had better be runny to be a great one! (Spoiler alert: the egg was cooked perfectly!)

My husband and I ran in here after we topped by for Sourdough at BMB Creations- I didn’t realize it was right next door!

We got the Scotch eggs ($13) to split as well as the Eggplant sandwich with sweet potato fries ($12) to split.

The two Scotch eggs came on top of dijon mustard and blackberry merlot sauce. Once I cut one open, I knew it was cooked PERFECTLY. Just look at that egg!
While this Scotch egg was wonderful, I have never had one with chorizo sausage instead of breakfast sausage, and the flavor of the chorizo was very strong. It overpowered the rest with its spice and paprika taste. The mustard and blackberry sauce added a little flavor variety, though it was hard to taste the blackberry sauce through the chorizo.
Overall, you should definitely try this. Where else around here can you get a Scotch egg?

I was happily surprised to find the real star of our lunch was the Eggplant sandwich. With grilled eggplant, squash and zucchini, peppadew olive tempenade, arugula, and basil pistachio pesto on sourdough, this sandwich was massive and very hearty. It was stuffed full of grilled veggies, which needed more/some salt, but the pesto gave it a nice fresh flavor. I am so glad we split it because one Scotch egg and half of this sandwich had me FULL.
The sweet potato fries were thin and crispy, just how I like them! They came with a large side of curried ketchup as well.

Overall, I loved this meal. The place itself looks fantastic, with a major Lost Forty vibe. You share tables at this brewery where you get really good food. There’s even a coffee bar that is open from 7-11 I’ll have to try at some point. If there’s a dish here I MUST try next time, let me know!

Food Review: El Sur in SOMA

I’ve been wanting to try El Sur for a while now, and I finally got to around lunch time on Sunday. Here’s the breakdown:


El Sur has a great clean and open space. You walk in and order at the counter, then they bring your food to the table or seat at the bar you choose. Water and cups are available for free at the bar, as well as some sauces you can put in cups to bring to your table. My favorite thing, however, was the fresh flowers cutely vased at each table.

Menu and Food

Their menu is found here on their website. Full of many different Honduran and other Latin American foods that you can’t find in many places around central Arkansas, it was hard to pick! I really wanted to try the fried yucca (I know I love that), pupusas, and the pollo chuco.

However, it was brunch time and I felt like I should try something I can only get once a week there. So, we ordered the Torrejas, Honduran French toasts simmered in syprup from dulce de caña, topped with orange zest and choice of two eggs.

The chorizo and eggs we chose were perfect- flavorful, but not too greasy. You can’t go wrong here. The French toast was plentiful and smelled amazing with citrus. If you like your french toast soggy, you’re going to love this. Unfortunately, I do not. So, this wasn’t my favorite dish and I had big regrets not ordering the Pollo Chuco.

On the specials board, the Salpicon sounded amazing and a lighter dish would help level out our meal of French toast. So, the decision was made.

In all honesty, I was a little disappointed when the dish was placed at my table. It looked pretty bland. However, I poured the sauce it came with over it all, as well as a mild and hot sauce from the front counter and everything was pretty good! There’s a great citrus flavor in the beef, though the texture is more like canned tuna, so it threw me off a little. While I enjoyed this, I was still deeply regretting not getting one of the items on the menu I know will be good, like the pupusas.

Overall, I think I need to give this place a second chance with its most popular dishes rather than trying ones that are only available that day. So, if you’ve had any dish there that I MUST try because it is so good, please comment and let me know!