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Re: “Arkansas starts Food Hall of Fame

What about classic restaurants no longer with us? Roy Fisher's in North Little Rock was always a favorite growing up. To this day, no one can compete with their pies or their onion rings. Of the three you mentioned, I agree with Sims BBQ the most. They are all good.

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Posted by Bob Edwards on 09/09/2016 at 9:40 PM

Re: “High on Skye's

Had lunch here today, based on the Times article. It was excellent! Definitely worth a try.

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Posted by Bob Edwards on 07/14/2016 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Sen. Eddie Joe Williams faces challenge from private option foe R.D. Hopper, who is confused about health care policy

No worries Olphart,

It gave me an opportunity to brag about some of the Lonoke's elected, both past and present! I like your comments!

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Posted by Bob Edwards on 02/14/2016 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Sen. Eddie Joe Williams faces challenge from private option foe R.D. Hopper, who is confused about health care policy

Dear Olphart,

I am sorry you had such a bad experience in my home county. Lonoke has produced it's fair share of state and national elected leaders. Joe T. Robinson may very well be our greatest son, as he served in several offices, including U.S. House of Representatives, Governor, and U.S. Senator. As Governor, he was a progressive, creating the State Health Commission, the State Highway Commission, and the State Banking Board. As a U.S. Senator, he took on the Ku Klux Klan, worked to create stronger laws that outlawed child labor and pushed for religious tolerance. He was the majority leader of the United States Senate and helped President Franklin Roosevelt secure passage of the New Deal through the U.S. Senate. Another great from Lonoke was Representative Bill Foster, who did much to improve the quality of life in Lonoke County and the rest of the state. We currently have Rep. Camille Bennett who serves southern Lonoke County, including my hometown of England. Camille is an attorney who is bright, hard working, and has done a great job following in the footsteps of Robinson and Foster. Granted, nobody bats a thousand, but overall, I would put Lonoke's list of legislators and their accomplishments over the history of this state up against any other counties.

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Posted by Bob Edwards on 02/14/2016 at 5:59 PM

Re: “Remembering Dale Bumpers: What a wonderful world it was

Actually, Senator Boozman, Congressman Westerman, and Congressman French Hill attended the service, as did Governor Hutchinson. Also in attendance were former Governors Beebe, Huckabee, and Tucker. Also in attendance were Blanche Lincoln and Tim Hutchinson (with his son Jeremy). Senators Mark Pryor, Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Joe Donnelly, and four or five more. Dustin McDaniel and Bill Halter were also present. It was a magnificent service.

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Posted by Bob Edwards on 01/10/2016 at 8:29 PM

Re: “Tamales: Great food, or greatest food?

Izzy's makes excellent tamales. As does HT&T. Pasquale's are also superb. I have enjoyed Doe's for years and always do my best to grab some Rhoda's when I am in Lake Village. Does anyone remember a place in North Little Rock called Sullivan's tamales? I may have the name wrong, but if memory serves me, it DP rang up in NLR during the Great Depression and was there through the 90's. I think the family just didn't have anyone left to run it. That place was fantastic! Keep writing about tamales, Michael. I love em!

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Posted by Bob Edwards on 12/02/2015 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Cornbread Festival returns to SoMa

I was late getting to the cornbread festival this year. It was advertised as lasting til 4:00. My family got there at 2:30 and by that time, it was over. By over, I mean that all the cornbread vendors had already packed up and left. There were still arts and crafts there. Maybe next year, they should just have it from 11:00-2:00. At least we didn't buy our tickets in advance. It is a great festival. Hate that I missed it.

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Posted by Bob Edwards on 11/08/2015 at 9:45 AM

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