Podcast: Rex and Paul Go on a Western Arkansas Sojourn

Rex and Paul chew the fat about their sojourn in western Arkansas (part one), starting at Texarkana and heading north. And admiring four beautiful lakes, checking out the museum at Ashdown, pondering the origins of the name De Queen and admiring cool things going on there, humoring Rex’s sore feelings about a football state championship of long ago, looking for Tom Cruise around Mena, not finding him but finding Ouachita Baptist University people everywhere, considering the uniqueness of border towns, and—of course—finding some great places to eat all along the way, especially Cattleman’s Steak House and Johnny B’s Grill in Texarkana and Stillwell’s Restaurant in De Queen.

Chewing the Fat with Rex & Paul features Rex Nelson, Senior Editor at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and author of the food blog, Southern Fried, and Paul Austin, former Executive Director of the Arkansas Humanities Council. Rex and Paul get together each week to talk about Arkansas food, festivals, and folks.



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