Paddy Wagon opens Jailhouse kitchen at Rambling House Soda
There's one thing to know about Zach James-he's committed to his pun game. When James was opening Jailhouse | Rock inside Little Rock Bar this time last year, he assured us the kitchen's naming convention was all part of the plan behind Paddy Wagon, his law enforcement-themed food truck of nearly five years.
Tomorrow, June 3, the self-proclaimed sheriff follows through on his word by opening Jailhouse | Roots, the truck's second satellite kitchen, inside Rambling House Soda's bluegrass-y Old North bar. But don't expect a watered-down version of the truck menu when you visit. James credits sous chef Eddie Stoddard (or, you guessed it, "the warden") with crafting dishes that would look and taste right at home inside Rambling House-or, say, while sipping a house-made Sarsaparilla soda and listening to fiddles. Stoddard, who has been running Jailhouse | Rock, will now oversee Jailhouse | Roots.
"We wanted to do more small plates as we adapted and grew at Little Rock," James says. "For this menu, we're calling it Appalachian-inspired cuisine. We'll have crawdads and corncobs, smoked oysters and changing dinner specials, in addition to Paddy Wagon's 'Most Wanted' cuisine."
Jailhouse | Roots is open 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Take a peek at the opening menu below.
HOUSEMADE CRACKER JACKS with a prize inside
DATE & CHILI CHUTNEY served with a cheese and cracker plate
PICKLE JARS with green beans, cauliflower, eggs and beets
CBC IPA BEER CHEESE
BLOODY MARY RELISH with SMOKED OYSTERS
BOILED CRAWDADS and CORN COBS
BRISKET TAQUITOS Flour tortillas rolled with brisket and cheddar, served with sour cream and salsa
SAVORY TART Weekly specials
NACHOS Your choice of our signature brisket, seasoned chicken, buffalo chicken, Italian sausage, or vegetarian chili. Topped with cheddar cheese, salsa, leaf lettuce, Sriracha sour cream, loaded down on fresh corn tortilla chips
OHIO HONEY HAM, EGG & CHEESE SANDWICH
PADDY WAGON BLT Applewood bacon, crisp lettuce, tomato and 5OH! sauce
PRISONER'S PIEROGI Handmade, lightly fried in butter and served with your choice of two toppings, or try one of Sheriff's specials
TOSSED SALAD Organic mixed greens, goat cheese, beets, sliced almonds, dried cherries
OPEN & SHUT CASE-ADILLA
PADDY WAGON'S MOST WANTED
15-TO-LIFE ANGUS BRISKET 15-hour-slow-roasted Angus brisket, pulled to order and sauced to perfection, topped with homemade slaw enforcement, on a butter-toasted hoagie. Served with a side of kettle-cooked chips, and crinkle-cut dill pickles
3RD DEGREE GRILLED CHEESE American Grilled Cheese on Texas toast with sauteed portabella mushrooms, caramelized onions and 5OH! sauce
BOURBON GLAZED BRISKET TACOS A pair of fusion tacos, with Kentucky Straight Bourbon-Braised Angus Brisket, green chili slaw, truck-made mango pico de gallo, topped with Sriracha sour cream
BILLY CLUB Seasoned chicken breast, Applewood-smoked bacon, cheese, fresh greens, onion, Roma tomato, and 5OH! sauce
HOT PURSUIT Buffalo-style chicken breast, cheese, onion, fresh greens, and buttermilk ranch.
PORT AUTHORITY PINEAPPLE SANDWICH A grilled and seasoned portabella cap, topped with glazed pineapple slices, caramelized onions, cheese, leaf lettuce, and barbecue sauce.
1ST DEGREE HUMMUSCIDE A lethal dose of Paddy Wagon garlic hummus with fresh veggies and a side of pita chips