After a couple years of celebrating our anniversary in fancypants restaurants, we decided to go Mara's Homemade, a relaxed mom and pop place that specializes in New Orleans style seafood and Arkansas BBQ.
Nestled in Indian Row on 6th Street, Mara's Homemade is real homemade deliciousness in a quaint simple space which opens its front wall to the street on pleasant evenings. We both opted for BBQ but plan on trying the clams, crabs, etc that grace their seafood menu soon.
Jim had the St. Louis style while I opted for Baby Back, both were distinctly different but equally yummy, served with excellent sauces (Arkansas and Texas) and amazing sides that didn't feel like an afterthought.
Mara herself was accommodating (bringing us beads and a candle with our dessert to help celebrate) without being too in your face. The prices are comparable, even less, than most BBQ in the city and to my shock the ice tea had FREE refills!
To end the evening you must try the blueberry cobbler a la mode. Perfect food for the end of summer.