Eat Local: BBQ & Hipster Style

Eat Local: BBQ & Hipster Style

Introducing a new series on Chic Little Honey!  Shop/Eat Local will highlight local boutiques, coffee shops, and eateries in Arkansas that I love.  Stay tuned for amazing dishes, delectable coffee, and clothes that are to die for!  For the first post of the series, I’m taking y’all to the famous McClard’s BBQ.  See my preppy take on grunge hipster style and the history of this family owned restaurant below!

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Top: Aeropostale | Bottoms: Abercrombie and Fitch | Plaid shirt: Aeropostale (similar) | Shoes: Adidas | Bag: Henri Bendel | Hat: Polo Ralph Lauren


I’m sure we’ve all seen, or maybe even worn, this homage to 90’s grunge style.  I honestly haven’t worn a shirt around my waist since middle school, so this is a definite throwback for me.  And I don’t hate it.  The outfit is simple and incredibly easy going.  Mix together a t-shirt, jean short, sneakers, and a plaid shirt you’re done!  This outfit is perfect for summer errand running on the go.

Eat Local: BBQ & Hipster Style

McClard’s has been serving up it’s famous BBQ with a secret recipe sauce (of course) since 1928 and Hot Springs, as well as the rest of the US, has been gobbling it up ever since.  What makes McClard’s unique is it’s cozy, down-home atmosphere.  The building has never been expanded so seating is limited (incoming customers just stand by the door, waiting to claim the next available table).  The walls are covered with newspaper features and signed photographs of famous people who have visited the restaurant over the years.

One of the celebrities includes President Bill Clinton, who called Hot Springs, Arkansas his home before he became a political superpower.  Bill loved McClard’s so much that he had the BBQ flown on Air Force One to him in Washington.  Right??  If you’re looking for amazing hot sauce and great local vibes, McClard’s is your place.

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