|The original location on 4th Street. (Kat Robinson)|
Russellville has always been the midway point, the place to stop and stretch your legs between Little Rock and Fort Smith along I-40. And for many of us, it was home for a while. It became my home for nearly four years beginning in the fall of 1991, when I began college at Arkansas Tech University.
There are four things everyone who goes to Tech learned quickly at that time: you can stay all night at the Old South if you buy a honeybun; Food4Less is open 24 hours; kite-flying is generally frowned upon in the quad and you can’t get a better taco salad than the big one over at Taco Villa.
These days, the Old South closes at 8 p.m., Food4Less is long gone, the quad is now full of buildings and the new library – but Taco Villa still serves a mean taco salad. Doesn’t matter which one, either.
|The counter service hasn't changed a lick.|
A second location was purchased a short time later to take advantage of the great load of Tech students – over on the south side of campus. Boys and girls, you may not know this, but that location started out as the second location for Feltner’s Whatta-Burger. Really!
|Nachos fill the entire box.|
|The soft taco, exposed.|
You can still get a Super BS (it’s that two handed Burrito Supreme) after all these years, and you can still feed anyone for under $10 – and I do mean anyone. When you’re in town next time, check it out.
|The menu, circa 2009.|