Durango 
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Updated on February 28, 2011 at 10:18 AM

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Re: “Brave New Restaurant

Ever try to tell somebody from out of town (or here in town, for that matter) how to get to Brave’s? It’s almost impossible, so usually we just take them. Getting there is well worth the effort, though, since we’ve never met a Brave entree we didn’t like, be it veal, tenderloin, or sole. Splendid sauces and great salads, too, and a wide variety of wines. Wait service? Excellent. We especially enjoy dining out on the balcony which overlooks the river. It’s fun to watch the birds (even saw an eagle once), rabbits, raccoons, turtles, and other riverbank wildlife while dining, and there’s a nice view of the downtown skyline, too, which is quite spectacular after dark. Bottom line: This is one of our all-time favorite LR restaurants. We’re what Peter Brave would call “frequent repeats.”

Posted by Durango on 07/12/2010 at 12:34 PM

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Recent Comments

Re: “Internet sales may not be the whole story on local tax collections

I love Little Rock. Wouldn't live anywhere else. Like Fayetteville, Hot Springs, Fort Smith, Jonesboro or any other city in Arkansas and beyond, we've got our problems, sure.

But as is the case in those communities, the good in Little Rock FAR outweighs the bad. Always has.

I don't think its ever been reported here on the blog, but readers of USA Today (the nation's 1st or 2nd largest newspaper in circulation) voted Little Rock the nation's 3rd most travel-worthy capital city last year, and Forbes Travel Guide named it one of its five Secret Foodie Cities in 2014.

Lots more positive things, than negative, are often published from afar about the city, and you can look those things up if you're so inclined.

As for the future, an article about St. Louis in today's paper may portend, IMO, what we can expect for Little Rock.

From the article:

"St. Louis was the nation's fourth-largest city in 1904, the year it hosted both the Olympics and the Worlds Fair. Since then, a half-million in population has been lost to the suburbs, with the remaining 320,000 residents putting it at 60th in population."

Bottom line: For whatever their reasons, people like living in the suburbs. That's not likely to change.

Posted by Durango on 01/17/2017 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Tuesday's open line and the news roundup

Lordy. Who knew till now?

A recently-published study in the Journal of Public Economics, along with various other pieces of "research," have found that Republicans tend to be better-looking than those of us who are on the Left.

Good-looking people (Republicans and conservatives) often are treated better and earn more, the researchers theorized, and . . . oh, well, that's just the way it is.

And who am I to argue with research on who's good-lookin' when there's proof like THIS?

https://jennilaidman.files.wordpress.com/2…

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Posted by Durango on 01/17/2017 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Will Arkansas legislature go wobbly on ending the King-Lee holiday?

"Will Arkansas legislature go wobbly on ending the King-Lee holiday?"

How unfortunate and regrettable, still, that Bill Clinton went wobbly and signed the legislation that created it.

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Posted by Durango on 01/13/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Thursday: Open line and daily news report

Excellent clip, NVR. I'm sending it to every Trump (and third-party) voter I know. And there are many of them. In Arkansas and far beyond. Strange, interesting thing: lots of 'em, particularly the Trumpsters, have become very quiet in the past two or three weeks. I wonder why.

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Posted by Durango on 01/13/2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “CALS podcast features Times publisher Alan Leveritt

Wow!

This is a thoroughly-enjoyable 50-minute podcast with fascinating stories about people, places, and Arkansas journalism -- its past, present and future. And told only as an ad salesman and tomato/strawberry/lettuce farmer can tell it.

Viva Alan Leveritt, Max Brantley, and all the others who make the Arkansas Times the treasure it is.

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Posted by Durango on 01/12/2017 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Arkansas Democrat-Gazette cuts eight jobs as print advertising continues decline

"The public likes to criticize the press now, but it will miss newspapers when it realizes that the social media contacts to which it has flocked are giving them nothing but largely fake news." ~ plainjim

Very true, Jim. And very well-said. Not just the quoted lines above, but your entire post.

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Posted by Durango on 01/10/2017 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Monday's open line, plus the news roundup

A friend sent this today. Can't imagine somebody hasn't already posted it here, but it was new to me; maybe to you, too. Snopes says it's a true quote:

"As democracy is perfected the office of President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a down right fool and a complete narcissistic moron."

H. L. Mencken
Baltimore Evening Star
July 26, 1920

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Posted by Durango on 01/09/2017 at 5:43 PM

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