It’s breakfast for lunch week again at Eat Arkansas… and we start out the week with a place a good distance from Little Rock. But don’t worry — if you don’t make it this morning they’ll still be serving breakfast this afternoon, this evening, and even overnight.

The South Fork Restaurant is a popular place for truckers and for locals in the Gurdon area. Located right off Exit 63, it’s connected to a gas station and is right down from a little hotel. I’ve been passing by the place for years, and never realized what was inside.

That anytime breakfast can include a whole lot of things. There are a lot of big breakfasts that feature pork chops, chicken fried steak, a breakfast ribeye and even fried bologna. There’s a nice selection of omelets, a handful of breakfast sandwiches and the de rigueur biscuits and gravy.

But I need to talk to you about the hotcakes. Day I came though I was there close to nine in the morning, on my way to points much further south and west. I needed a good filling meal, and I was craving grits. So I ordered up cheese grits ($1.45, 50 cents more for the cheese) and threw in a short stack of hotcakes ($3.75).