Judging from the rather light crowds the couple of times we were there, the lunch buffet at Cafe 201 isn't getting as much attention as it deserves. The Italian sausage with peppers and onions was as good as similar dishes we've had in places that purported to be fulltime Italian restaurants, and we liked the sautéed zucchini too. The roasted potatoes were OK. There's a good salad selection. The fruit salad (melons, pineapples, strawberries, etc.) was just the thing for a hot summer day. Add iced tea, a roll and bread pudding for dessert, and the total was $13.09. Not bad, for a hotel restaurant, and the café is in the Crowne Plaza. Chicken parmesan and beef lasagna are other entrees we've noticed. 201 S. Shackleford Road. Wine and beer CC $$ 223-3000 BLD daily.
Sheila Kennedy, a professor of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder of Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd., will give the June Freeman lecture tonight at the Arkansas Arts Center, part of the Architecture + Design Network series at the Arkansas Arts Center.
A former mental health agency director has won a default judgment worth $358,000 over a claim for unpaid retirement pay and Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson is apparently to blame for failure to respond to pleadings in the case.
Sen. Tom Cotton, cordial to a fault, appeared before a capacity crowd at the 2,200 seat Pat Walker Performing Arts Center at Springdale High tonight to a mixed chorus of clapping and boos. Other than polite applause when he introduced his mom and dad and a still moment as he led the crowd in a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance — his night didn't get much better from there.