What you see is what you get

Story by Johnny Sain

Photo by Liz Chrisman

The Falcon’s Nest

(479) 754-9732 | 400 Oak Court, Clarksville, AR

Simple is often underrated. It’s easy to get caught up in fancy presentations and complexities in taste. My favorite part of the process in researching (read as “eating”) food for Valley Vittles columns are the often pretentious conversations with Liz about just what specific seasonings or cooking methods were used by chefs to arrive at the expressions of flavor in every bite. We’re looking for a surprise, a unique take that we may not have experienced in other interpretations of the dish.

But there’s something to be said for food that tastes exactly like you expect it to taste, too. It’s comforting.

At the Falcon’s Nest (named for the Special Olympics mascot), simplicity is part of the menu. It’s soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts with a daily special of combos and a daily dose of delectability.

We sampled a wide array of The Falcon’s Nest sandwiches and desserts, but I was especially smitten with the chicken/bacon/ranch grilled cheese sandwich accompanied by potato salad and polished off with vintage brownie cake.

The sandwich is simply savory, cheesy, comfort-food supremacy. The potato salad is full of traditional flavors with a subtle nod to innovative twists of taste. The vintage brownie cake… well, it’s just a forkful of heaven with every bite.

What you see is what you get at The Falcon’s Nest. And what you get is fresh, scrumptious food at an incredible value.l