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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: “An open line, plus an endorsement

"The Clarke Tucker for Congress campaign announced today the endorsement of three pioneers in the Civil Rights Movement . . ."

I very much regret I can't vote for Clarke on Tuesday. That's because I voted for him last week.

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Posted by Durango on 05/20/2018 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Little Rock to settle for half a pig at War Memorial Stadium — a Hog game every other year

". . . Little Rock games were a staple of Hog football that helped build a statewide fan base . . ."

That "statewide" base is a thing of the past, thanks in great measure to all the meaningful games being moved to Fayetteville.

The Hogs had an average attendance of only 63,000 fans at their home games last season, down 9% from 2016. And I've lost count of folks I know who no longer even bother to watch Hog football on TV.

Not a good sign, given all those new seats in the newly-expanded stadium on the hill. The UofA brass better hope there will be enough fans in northwest Arkansas to fill it.

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Posted by Durango on 05/17/2018 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Your headlines and open line for Tuesday

"A northwest Arkansas judge who ordered that attack ads critical of Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson be taken off the air this week reported receiving income, through his wife, from the law firm of Goodson's husband." ~ ArkansasOnline

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/ma…

I'm pleased as punch that I voted for Hixon last week. The best of three poor choices.

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Posted by Durango on 05/15/2018 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Thursday's headlines and your open line

"Please give us a link where we can find a sample ballot. Thanks." ~ Pavel Korchagin (last night's open line.)

Pavel, if you live in Little Rock (and I believe you do):

1. Click onto http://www.votepulaski.net
2. Look up your voter registration by name and DOB.
3. Your registration will appear.
4. Click on your FIRST name.
5. Select your ballot.

On another note, Jay Barth knocks it out of the park in his May 10 Arkansas Times column, "Ways to serve." His contrast of the late Jim Argue's legislative service to that of the disgraced former state Sen. Jon Woods (and then-Sen. Shawn Womack) is a prize winner.

An excerpt:

"The moment in Argue's public life that I remember most fondly, however, was an exchange with then-Sen. (and current state Supreme Court Justice) Shawn Womack as Womack presented his legislation to bar gays and lesbians from serving as foster or adoptive parents in 2007. I watched from the state Senate gallery. Below on the Senate floor, Argue -- who knew he'd lose the vote -- asked Womack, 'Are you gay or are you heterosexual?' A startled Womack replied, 'Excuse me?'"

https://www.arktimes.com/arkansas/ways-to-…

Check it out. Argue's political brilliance shines.

Book recommendation: "The Hellfire Club" by Jake Tapper. I read it in a day; stayed up till 3 a.m. to finish it. Couldn't put the danged thang down.

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Posted by Durango on 05/10/2018 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Money talks: Rot in Little Rock, rot in D.C.

Thanks, David. Must say, though, that you had my hopes up, if only for a few minutes.

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Posted by Durango on 04/26/2018 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Money talks: Rot in Little Rock, rot in D.C.

Former state Sen. Bart Hester said . . .

Former?

Been outta town a lot. Have I missed something?

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Posted by Durango on 04/26/2018 at 2:03 PM

Re: “The Rep suspends operations, canceling final production of season

This is a stunner and a downer. We've always enjoyed two or three performances a year. Hadn't noticed any drop in attendance and hadn't heard a word about a shortage of funds.

Why hasn't the community been advised of problems before today?

Surely, this sad situation can be turned around.

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Posted by Durango on 04/24/2018 at 7:11 PM

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