We didn’t know what to expect when we started Valley Vittles here at ABOUT. We had a few dishes in mind to feature when the idea first bubbled up, but how far could we go? How soon would we run out of good food to write about and photograph? I mean, there’s only so many options, right? Wrong. Turns out that all we had to do to find unique and scrumptious food in the River Valley was look for it. It’s everywhere. Take this month’s Valley Vittles for example. You can find it at C&D Drugstore in downtown Russellville.
That’s right, C&D.
Nestled in the back of C&D, you’ll find the C&D Snack Bar, but it’s way more than a snack bar. It’s more like a deli where fresh ingredients along with caring and creative people come together. One warm day, we sampled the cool and aptly named C&D salad. My ideas about what a salad should be were officially altered. My salad bar was forever raised.
Picture this: crumbled bacon, dried cranberries, tomato, lettuce, smoked turkey (Petit Jean, of course) avocados, chives, toasted pecans, crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (a type of creamier bleu cheese) and all of this drizzled with a made-from-scratch red wine vinaigrette house dressing. Can you picture it? Of course you can, there’s a gorgeous photo right on the adjacent page.
Now go taste it.