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ABOUT

Our Story

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  Dutch & Rio comfort cuisine was birthed out of our grandparents kitchen. Their modest home on W. 22nd Street in North Little Rock, AR served as the hub for close friends and relatives to enjoy a replenishing and delicious meal. Most anyone could pull up a seat at the dining room table, on the kitchen stool, or under a TV tray in the den. Pot-dipping, plate serving, lively conversation, and continuous laughter swirled throughout the home—stimulating the senses and comforting the soul. 

Our influence for cooking started with our grandma, Zerita, whom everybody affectionately called “Rio.” An accomplished cook, she taught us how to cook with heart and soul. Our granddaddy, affectionately nick-named “Dutch,” taught us how to cook with culinary skill and finesse. He “cheffed” for Winthrop “Win” Rockefeller of THE Rockefeller family. Our dining experiences ranged from soulful smothered chicken to a masterfully-executed standing rib. Despite their modest earnings, "Uncle Dutch" and "Aunt Rio", managed to feed and comfort all who stopped in on any given day. 

 

For us, those were the best of times. If  your best memories and most comforting experiences revolve around family and food, let  “Dutch and Rio” help you recreate those memories or start creating your own memories today. 

 

~The Harrison Family