By: Matt Kerouac | Money Inc | January 10, 2019
Just because Hot Springs is filled with longstanding restaurants and old-school haunts doesn’t mean there isn’t room for newcomers. Case in point: The Avenue Restaurant is a sleek stunner inside the hottest hotel in Hot Springs. Chef Casey Copeland mans a menu of locally sourced cuisine, with a penchant for innovation and crafty contrast in color, texture and flavor. Right now, that means carbonara lasagna laced with pancetta and egg yolk cream, scallops over carrot-pecan risotto, bourbon-splashed pimento cheese with pea tendril chimichurri, bone-in pork chops with raspberry guajillo and rabbit pot pie. The restaurant also boasts a killer cocktail list and wine program, not to mention its enviable Sunday brunch.