Arkansas angler and fishing expert Billy Murray shares his extensive knowledge of the Diamond Lakes of Arkansas
1950s fare — cheeseburgers, chili dogs, thick milk shakes — in a '50s setting at today's prices.
The griddle-fried patties at Purple Cow are substantial enough to satisfy the burger-and-a-shake craving. Green iceberg lettuce, tomato, purple onion and hamburger dill pickles are served on the side and the bun is seedless and dry toasted.
When Central Arkansas thinks of ice cream, this is the destination. Malts, shakes, sodas, sundaes and even ice cream pie are on the menu; in addition to the restaurant's classic Banana Split, parents can look forward to a selection of (alcohol added) adult shakes. Burgers, Petit Jean hot dogs and a weekend brunch are also good bets.