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Re: “Say what? No Arkansas burgers on Food & Wine's Top 25 Burgers in the U.S.

Arkansas Burger Company makes a fine hamburger as well.

CBG's bacon cheeseburger is pretty close to the top of my list for best burger as well.

I get pimento dip as an appetizer and then spread the leftovers on the bun, to get a double cheese effect.

Posted by CrashDavis on 03/18/2011 at 4:05 PM

Re: “The best of Bobby Ampezzan

He was also the guy who wrote the review of Buffalo Wild Wings where he didn't review the restaurant but instead got into the economicv plight of another nearby sports bar that was going out of business.

I'd wager all the money in my pocket he's got an MFA in creative writing hanging on the wall and the ability to do much better, but he likely sees something as lowly as writing a restaurant review as a class exercise. Something where he can show off his writing chops.

KAT: Which is a shame, since there are so many writers out there who'd chew off their own leg for that job.

Posted by CrashDavis on 01/24/2011 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Airport's 11th-hour response lacking UPDATE

Putting in astroturf costs about $600,000 if you include the dirt work, prep work and the fake grass. The turf will be good for about 15 years, so if you break it down it goes to about $2,600 a year for the ad.

That's not a bad investment and other high school stadiums have done similar things. LR Central being the first one that pops to mind and they have turf ads.

Posted by CrashDavis on 11/12/2010 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Gay Republicans present ...

Everytime I see Ann Coulter, I think of this


Posted by CrashDavis on 08/06/2010 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Worst Band Ever to play Verizon

Quote -- "We're an alt weekly. We never shy away from interjecting opinion into whatever we're writing," -- Lindsey Miller

I can go along with that, but by the same token, you can't suddenly flip and say "take us serious, we're professionals here."

You won't it both ways and you guys kinda suck for it. On one side you want to be these flippant, off-the-cuff alt-weekly observers, but then you also want to be viewed as serious journalists, who have massive takeouts on Obama's health care plan as cover stories.

Readers can see the disconnect and when it is noted, you can't seem to explain it outside of a shrug. You can trot out the tired old argument of it being different sections with different standards but that doesn't really fly.

The Times's brand is one of serious reporting and also as Little Rock's city paper, since the D-G doesn't seem to get to involved in neighborhood reporting.

So from an advertising perspective, you get high-end shopping places, real estate and the like because the Times is viewed with a certain amount of respect amongst the rich and powerful.

But then you toss out proverbial dick joke, and pass it off as "alt-weekly" nonsense, you lose just a little bit of standing and prestige.

That and you guys make a ton of fucking mistakes and yeah, I'm still a little pissed I missed Dave Eggers when you couldn't bother getting an article right about an appearance here he did some time back.

Posted by CrashDavis on 07/11/2010 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Blanche Lincoln wins!

Ya'll understand that Lincoln didn't cut Halter off, right?
It was the TV stations that changed up the signal.
For a blog that claims to be progressive, many of the posters sure hate the female of the species.

Posted by CrashDavis on 06/08/2010 at 10:44 PM

Re: “Wingding

Wait, wait a restaurant review of Buffalo Wild Wings where the food was actually addressed?
That's odd.
After reading Thursday's D-G, I thought restaurant reviews were no longer supposed to cover the quality of the food and instead talk about the sports bar across the street that closed down or something.
That single article was about the oddest thing, and that's saying a lot, I've read in the D-G.
Like a creative writing assignment gone horribly, horribly wrong.
Or as the lovely Annie Savoy said, "did you read that hot mess?"

Posted by CrashDavis on 06/04/2010 at 4:47 PM

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