STILL LIFE WITH BURGER: Root Cafe’s locally made food art.
To call The Root Café a burger joint kinda cuts it short. The idea of a “joint” for burgers conjures up the idea of quickly smashed patties on a grill and a certain quantity of grease and gumption. While The Root has a lot of gumption, it is not of the diner variety.
In fact, I can forsee sometime in our near future when there will be people who come to Little Rock to make a pilgrimage to visit the place, a last bastion of early 20th Century Arkansaw with an emphasis on all things local. I can certainly forsee a lack of days where there’s a free seat anywhere in the place.