Chuck Haralson and Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism
MIKE'S PLACE Shrimp etoufee perfectly spiced and generously shrimped, a table on a brick terrace with a fountain and a big fig plant with its very own tree frog jumping about — what could be a better dining experience on a Sunday evening in Conway? We started with an order of fried green tomatoes, a dozen thin slices in a spicy and lemony batter, excellent. Companions had the homemade gumbo, and exclaimed over the freshness of the ingredients ("Look at this okra!"). The menu at this three-dining-room New Orleans-inspired bistro is enormous and the service excellent. The staff didn't raise an eyebrow when we brought in our own birthday cake for our dessert, graciously putting it in a cooler and serving it when it was time. And of course, there was singing. The frog kept quiet. 808 Front St., 501-269-6453. LD daily. $$. Full bar (requires free membership).