It has been a long four years now since downtown Little Rock had a quality herb and spice shop serving residents and restaurants alike. That is set to change this fall with Fennel and Fire opening their “Flavor Crafting House” at 402 East 3rd Street, across from Dugan’s Pub.
Fennel and Fire started off as a set of spice blends put together by owner Tay Stratton. The spices are found at several locations currently including across the street at Stratton’s Market (her sister Tasha’s store), Me & McGee Market, The Bramble Market, Stratton’s Market, The Main St Station, and The Olde Crow General Store.
In addition to their spice blends, Fennel and Fire will offer common spices, authentic certified world salts, infused salts, berries, dried mushrooms, seeds, cocktail rimmers, honey, oils, organic teas, and more. They will also work with local restaurants and chefs to develop custom blends unique to their business.
The shop plans to open sometime this fall, we will follow up with an exact date and a first look when available.
Full release below:
Excite Your Taste Buds at the Fennel and Fire Flavor Crafting House
Fennel and Fire is opening its first storefront this fall in downtown Little Rock. The location will be at The Garage Shops, 402 East 3rd Street, just across from Dugan’s Pub and next to the 404 Segway Tour Co.
Fennel and Fire has created a line of unique organic spice blends that are designed to make cooking simple and tasty. These all-natural artisan blends will be crafted on-site. There is a permanent collection that is available year-round and a seasonal collection that will only be available for limited times. You may find Fennel and Fire Spice Blends within the Flavor Crafting House as well as various locations around the region: Me & McGee Market, The Bramble Market, Stratton’s Market, The Main St Station, The Olde Crow General Store, and The Green Corner Store. Fennel and Fire plans to expand their availability this year into different markets around the state.
In addition to spice blends, you will find common spices, authentic certified world salts, infused salts, berries, dried mushrooms, seeds, cocktail rimmers, honey, oils, organic teas, accessories and gifts available at this location.
Owner Tay Stratton envisions Fennel and Fire as a community-driven spot that will service not only individuals seeking new and exciting taste but will service local food manufacturers, and restaurants/private chefs/caterers needs to develop unique flavor profiles with quality products. Tay also has plans for additional products that are crafted with spice as the dominant feature.
Tay is excited to become part of such a vibrant, supportive community and looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm for flavors and blending skills.