The red-and-white shack a block from Interstate 40 welcomes all comers
A Foursquare user even says if you mention it's your first time there, they'll tack a dollar bill to the wall in your honor. Well, we didn't do that. We ordered our lunch and had a seat.
There weren't many people in or through, which was strange, since it was noon on a Friday. We'd noted the Hot Tamale signs when we pulled up, Grav lamented forgetting that fact. He had asked for barbecue pork instead. We sat across from each other checking messages we'd missed while we were on the road, the hum of a high-powered shop heater being the only music in the air. The lovely woman who'd taken our order brought us oversized Styrofoam cups of iced tea.
A bell rung, and our tray was ready, two clamshell boxes, two forks and a handful of brown paper napkins. Grav claimed it and brought it to the table.
I had a completely different experience. From the moment I opened my box I was smiling. I had spotted an
My pile of beef brisket was similarly drizzled, but here it worked. Unlike what I've encountered at other places, the fat was obviously not trimmed before smoking, and the flavors from the fatty crust blended throughout the meat. I was very satisfied, even having it on a toasted buttered bun without even a hint of coleslaw.
196 Arkansas 147 (one block south of Interstate 40)
Proctor, AR 72376