Chuck Haralson and Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism
Of course, it’s not fancy. I will eat the Cheeseburger Omelet ($6.99) even though it has American cheese slices on it — because it’s unashamed of that fact. I mean, a big fat fluffy three egg omelet packed with ground beef and cheese is a good hearty breakfast. The gluey cheese on top just makes it seem a bit more like a chain cheeseburger. Maybe they should add pickles and ketchup. Then it would be a dead ringer. I kid you not. And I’m not being mean about it. Sometimes you just want to eat some cheap comfort food, right? Maybe? Served up with four wedges of toast and some hash browns, it’s good late night fare a mite cheaper than what you’ll get for something similar at IHOP.
It’s not fluffy and tall. It’s not uber magnificent. What it is, is creamy and a little sweet on a salty crust. And sometimes that’s all you need.
Better yet, it’s a good coffee pie, and I can respect that. It’s only available until it runs out. There’s no running down to the store to pick up another out of a case — you are only going to get it when it’s been fresh made. And from my experience, that’s not all the time.
Another blogger I know would brag on the sweet potato pie there. Haven’t had it yet. Maybe someday when they’re out of coconut cream. We’ll see.
You’ll find Lucy’s Diner on Towson in Fort Smith, half a block north of Phoenix and next to Wing King (which fries candy bars, btw). (479) 646-1001. There’s also one in the old Hi-De-Ho Restaurant location in Rogers. (479) 230-5829.