22 Mar Vintage Kitchen like eating at home
These delightful ladies have done it all! The Melmac china was collected from garage sales, much of the furniture is from the backyard patio set, and
it’s all tied together with the loving atmosphere that makes you feel you are truly at home. When I asked the ladies why the eatery is named
“Vintage Kitchen,” the response was unanimous — “because we’re old!”
Don’t let the good times and “tom-foolery” trick you — these girls can cook! They are most proud of their homemade desserts — pies, cakes, cheesecakes — by the slice or whole; and don’t miss the chicken salad — it’s from scratch, as well.
“It’s all really good food, homestyle cooking,” said Iris.
Upon entering, the atmosphere is fun and entertaining — it would have to be, with four ladies who are doing this for fun. They will even bake in your own dishes, if you prefer.
There are four dining rooms — it’s hard to tell this from first glance, but the pie-shop atmosphere has several enjoyable dining spaces, each decorated by one of the owners with their own personal “homey” touch. The place can actually accommodate a crowd of 41 guests.
The girls have hosted birthday parties, made desserts for hundreds, and greet each guest with their own personal “red-neck crackers.” The day I visited, a table of six burly men “chowed down” on pinto beans and jalapeno cornbread.
There are three soups made daily, specialty sandwiches, chicken wraps, hot dogs, bratwurst, salads and desserts — too many to mention — all made
in a small kitchen, from scratch! All the recipes are family loved and proven!
The ladies have a following of college students, downtown merchants and shoppers, and even construction crews. All love the relaxed atmosphere —
it’s more of a pie shop than a tea room — and there’s plenty of good food and good times!
Vintage Kitchen is located at 1022 Main St. in Downtown Conway. For more information, please call 501.205.0706 or visit www.conwaysvintagekitchen.com.
Vintage Kitchen is a fun treat — they’ll even take reservations. 501 LIFE welcomes Vintage Kitchen to our list of fine and fun dining!