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Let’s Eat: Woods Place catfish is ‘off-the-hook’

James and Patty Woods opened Woods Place in Camden in 1984, after James had worked in the restaurant business for many years. Today, their restaurant is an institution for catfish lovers across the nation. The Woodses, having moved to Camden for James to manage a chain restaurant, were presented with…

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It’s true love at Peggy Sue’s Place

Peggy Sue Baad has worked in the restaurant business for more than 40 years. So, when she put her name on Peggy Sue’s Place about seven years ago, success was practically guaranteed. Today her charming Heber Springs establishment is a bustling restaurant, serving about 400 customers each day. The…

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At 50, Monte Ne Inn is still a spring chicken

Fried chicken is a Southern staple, and I have great memories of my family enjoying many meals of my grandma’s fried chicken, and all of the fixings, as we sat around several tables. When I recently visited the Monte Ne Inn in Rogers, I felt like my aunts, uncles and…

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The Grumpy Rabbit in Lonoke: Hop to it!

Jim and Gina Wiertelak opened The Grumpy Rabbit earlier this year as part of an effort to revitalize the downtown area of Lonoke. Receiving rave reviews from a growing fan base, the two enjoy watching their dream materialize. Gina has fond memories of growing up in Lonoke. When she and…