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Re: “Capital Bar and Grill

Outstanding in every respect, the perfect mix of upscale tavern food perfectly prepared and the best power watering hole in town. Daily specials are great value for quality and attention to detail - fried chicken never tasted this good, even at Grandma's. Warm, personable service.

Posted by Arkansist on 06/09/2010 at 8:03 PM

Recent Comments

Re: “Go tell Ms. Rhoda

I learned of Rhoda's through Michael Stern's He has said hers are the very best Delta tamales in the country, and I agree. And her pies, especially pecan and sweet potato, are as good, if not better, than the tamales. Plus she is one of the sweetest souls you'll ever meet. We ususally stop on the way to Florida, but it is worth a Saturday trip just for lunch (and go furniture shopping at Paul Michael's). She and her modest cafe with awesome food should be considered a state treasure, in my opinion. If anyone regularly travels there, I'd pay you handsomely for a monthly delivery.

Michael Stern has some good pics with his review (love! her T-shirt).…

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Posted by Arkansist on 02/14/2011 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Ark. Times bus to Jazz fest

Durgano, I also had the joy of seeing Sweet Emma with Preservation Hall in the 70's, thought not at Jazz Fest. My favorite JF moment was in early 90's. I randomly walked into a tent and saw (unknown to me before) Blue Lu Parker and her legendary husband Danny and his band. Blue Lu was in a muumuu, close to 80 years old and pushing 250 lbs. But when she sang "Don't You Feel My Leg," it was, as they say, an epic moment. She sold it with all the humor, irony and sultry overtones it deserved. Older British chap sitting next to me kept slapping my leg and repeating "Saucy ole bitch," which was obviously a compliment in context. For those who don't know, that song was one of a number of risque songs that played in African-American community in 1930's (I thinke "You Got the Right Key but the Wrong Keyhole" was another.) Here's the original song:…

Posted by Arkansist on 02/14/2011 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Breakfast observations

Haystack Cafe is definitiely worth a try. They have chicken and waffles, but only on dinner menu. (Based on my initial experience, I'd say it's worth the drive -- the post-millenial roadtrip counterpart to the late, lamented Bread Basket Cafe on Hiway 10 -- still miss their spinach enchiladas.)

After reading about Wagon Wheel's biscuits and chocolate gravy, I recently tried it. Not bad at all. Sort of warm chocolate puddin'. Got a picture on my Iphone if you'd like to see it.

KAT: Sure, send it my way -

I love Hayestack Cafe's homemade light biscuits. Very refreshing. And what they put on French toast should be a good primer to anyone who wants to go beyond the idea of maple-flavored syrup.

Posted by Arkansist on 06/09/2010 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Changes out there

I thought it was Fu King Buffet, not Fu Xing. As is "You want some Fu King Buffett" 'Hell, no, I don't want no Fu King Buffet." Wonder if common ownership the famous Sofa King Store?

Posted by Arkansist on 06/07/2010 at 3:00 PM


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