They're breaking ground on a new McDonald's at The Promenade at Chenal tomorrow, with the CEO of the construction company handing the build saying the outlet will be "the nicest designed McDonald's in the State," with stained wood walls and modern decor.
Burger Mama's, the Little Rock burger joint that had been at the corner of Shackleford and Kanis until a move to a strip mall near the corner of Cantrell and Mississippi in mid-January, was closed Thursday and Friday last week due to unpaid taxes.
Burger Mama's, the big-and-sloppy burger, fries and onion-rings joint that has been out at 10721 Kanis Road in West Little Rock for several years, is pulling up stakes and moving to a new location at 7710 Cantrell Road, near the intersection of Cantrell and Mississippi.
Little Rock diners already know Red Door for great brunches on the weekends, amazing baby back ribs, the place to get your old Bene Vita kicks and some Blue Mesa cheese dip. But how does its "Really Good Burger" measure up?
To call The Root Café a burger joint kinda cuts it short. The idea of a “joint” for burgers conjures up the idea of quickly smashed patties on a grill and a certain quantity of grease and gumption. The Root has gumption, but not the grease.
Once again exploring the idea of “how far would you go for a good burger?” — I stopped in to the little restaurant at Viola’s major intersection (where Highway 62/412 and Highway 223 meet) with friends to grab some vittles Sunday.
Appearances count. I was struck by a single sentence over the weekend in a full page of coverage in The New York Times devoted to the killing spree in Arkansas, beginning with a front-page account of the recent flurry of legal filings on pending executions and continuing inside with an interview with Damien Echols, the former death row inmate.
The strongest, most enduring calls for the death penalty come from those who feel deeply the moral righteousness of "eye-for-an-eye" justice, or retribution. From the depths of pain and the heights of moral offense comes the cry, "The suffering you cause is the suffering you shall receive!" From the true moral insight that punishment should fit the crime, cool logic concludes, "Killers should be killed." Yet I say: retribution yes; death penalty no.
Arkansas Times contributor Jacob Rosenberg is at the Cummins Unit in Grady filing dispatches tonight in advance of the expected execution of Ledell Lee, who was sentenced to death for the Feb. 9, 1993, murder of Debra Reese, 26, who was beaten to death in the bedroom of her home in Jacksonville.