About a year ago when I launched Haley’s Kitchen I had just moved to Little Rock, Arkansas for a new adventure. Within my year here I’ve launched this website, bought a house, made a bunch of friends and of course, I’ve eaten a lot of great food.
Also within my first year my writing voice has changed, I’ve found my brand and my content has become geared towards answering questions the internet has and solving problems we home cooks often run into.
One other thing I’ve been wanting to include is reviews for local restaurants! As my circle of readers grows I want to be able to give feedback on the best places to hit up in Little Rock (or wherever I’m traveling!). Whether you live here or are just passing through. Doing this I hope to spread the word of local businesses and put all of my pictures and food videos to good use. ?
So for my first post out of this new series, let me introduce you to Maw Maw’s House.
Food Truck Fanatic
Food trucks are one of my favorite things that exist on this planet. When you order at a food truck you’re always greeted by kind, friendly people and you know the food is going to be made with love. At Maw Maw’s, also known as, La Casa De Mi Abuelita, their most popular item is probably their birria tacos.
Birria tacos have been booming on TikTok and Instagram recently, but even though they were a new concept to me, it’s not a new concept to the world. I googled it just to see and they’ve been around since the 16th century! We’ve all just been sleeping on something great.
For weeks I was drooling over their Instagram stories of delicious looking tacos being dipped into the consome. I kept begging my partner saying we had to go soon. Luckily one Saturday afternoon we hadn’t been to the grocery store and we had nothing for lunch so I said let’s get up, get dressed and we’re going to Maw Maw’s.
On Saturdays, Maw Maw’s is parked at The Rail Yard from 11am – 3pm. Their giant outdoor patio is perfect for hosting food trucks. They’ve got seating on the patio under fans, umbrella’d picnic tables and Adirondack chairs for hanging out.
There it was, bright yellow and calling my name. I was so excited I’m pretty sure I looked like a kid meeting mall santa eager to list everything I wanted for Christmas. Except I was wanting to order every single thing off the menu.
So here’s what I got.
A few birria tacos and a couple of quesabirria tacos. One bite and I was in heaven.
I’ll have to admit the quesabirria were my favorite.
If you’re not familiar with quesabirria tacos are let me enlighten you. Traditionally corn, but can also be flour, tortillas dipped into the consome and then thrown on the grill. This flavors the taco shell and gives it beautiful hues of burnt orange goodness. Then throw in meat of choice, Maw Maw’s uses shredded beef, onions and cilantro and gobs of melty cheesy deliciousness.