The National WWII Museum a world-class trip

We were lucky enough to make it down to the New Orleans area a few months back and were able to see the Superdome, Bourbon Streets, and the French Quarter. Something we were not tremendously familiar with before our trip was the National WWII Museum. We were lucky enough to be invited into the museum before we began our trip back to SW Arkansas.

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Tacos 4 Life – Jonesboro, AR


During a trip up to Jonesboro, Arkansas for a conference, we were lucky enough to be invited to Tacos 4 Life. We had noticed a few of their locations during our travels but had not had the opportunity to visit. What we were immediately impressed by was how rapidly visitors had their orders taken. This quick turn-around continued into the dining portion of their trip, which had workers bring out tacos a few minutes after the order was taken.

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Old Chicago (Little Rock, AR)

During each of our trips to Little Rock, it seems as if we always make it over to the same side of the city, centered around the McCain Mall. This time around, we stopped at Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom to taste a few of their numerous options. Workers opened the doors to the restaurant for us, a gracious gesture when one is trying to corral a toddler inside a building. We were sat and served immediately. Continue reading “Old Chicago (Little Rock, AR)”

Chuy’s – North Little Rock

While we had driven by the Chuy’s in Columbus, Ohio a number of times over the last few years, it was not until we moved to Arkansas to have a chance to stop in and see what the restaurant had to offer. We were immediately seated and given a run through about the menus. Our basket of tortilla chips was refreshed with fresh fare a few times through the meal.

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Jerry Lawler’s Memphis BBQ Company (Cordova, TN)

It’s pretty common knowledge that Jerry “The King” Lawler is a Memphis, Tennessee institution. As a child of the 1980s, I was familiar with Lawler’s work initially as an announcer with the WWF (WWE). Eventually, I learned a bit more through the classic 1999 film Man on the Moon, which discussed Lawler’s feud with Andy Kaufman. As I delved through the Wrestlecrap forums in the mid-2000s and Youtube came online, I started to see more of the matches that made Lawler a star.

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Mooyah Burgers and Fries (Metairie, LA)

It had been a number of years since the last time I was in the New Orleans area,,but we were on the same road (Veterans Boulevard) that the wife and I ate for our honeymoon about a decade ago. Tonight, we were visiting the Metairie location of Mooyah Burgers and Fries. We were immediately greeting in line and were helped through our order, since we were novices to the chain. We chose a number of the restaurant’s numerous entree and milkshake options. I chose the the Double Diablo burger. This two-patty effort is topped with succulent bacon, pepper jack, Cholula and a heaping helping of jalapenos. Where I am usually able to power through spicy things, I continually had to go to the milkshake or eat a few fries before I could come back. Everything worked well together, with portion sizes that could easily be halved and taken back for a second pass. Continue reading “Mooyah Burgers and Fries (Metairie, LA)”

Bavarian Bierhaus (Nashville, Tennessee)

The Bavarian Bierhaus in Nashville, Tennessee is an inviting restaurant that creates some downright tasty food with traditional German beers. Creating a friendly aura in his restaurant, owner Brian Kehl brings a bit of Bavaria next to the Grand Ole Opry. Continue reading “Bavarian Bierhaus (Nashville, Tennessee)”

The Loews Vanderbilt Hotel makes a Nashville stay memorable

Throughout all of our journeys on the east of the Mississippi, we can honestly say that we were never lucky enough to visit Nashville, Tennessee. The Loews Vanderbilt invited us in for a stay before Christmas, and we were astonished at the level of service and amenities that the property and its employees provided. The hotel offers a number of distinct suites as well of rooms which all include free WiFi and flat screen TVs, coupled with modern design and one of the comfiest beds that we have experienced while out on the road. Heck, even the elevators were able to ferry us up multiple stories in an expeditious fashion well beyond what we’ve typically experienced in our travels for NeuFutur. Continue reading “The Loews Vanderbilt Hotel makes a Nashville stay memorable”

Applebee’s Grill & Bar – El Dorado, AR

A few months back, we moved from Akron, Ohio down south to a spot in southern Arkansas. To say that the food in our little city (Magnolia) is a bit lacking is somewhat of an understatement. Luckily for us, there’s a town about thirty miles up the road in El Dorado, Arkansas. We’ve been looking for a reason to go to the Applebee’s as it is the one store that our toddler continually calls out when we drive by. Continue reading “Applebee’s Grill & Bar – El Dorado, AR”