We’re not sure why we thought of this today, but does anyone remember the Northwest Arkansas Mall before it was expanded? Specifically, do you remember the “food court?”
It’s been a while, but we remember it as just a mess of tables and chairs in the middle of a fairly narrow mall hall.
Securing an empty table was a total pain, especially on a weekend afternoon. There were no aisles, just a clump of furniture and a mob of people holding trays of cooling food. Your best bet was to get in the Chick-fil-A line and cross your fingers for one of their four or five mini booths which were the only non-hallway options in existence.
We’re having a hard time picturing it, and an even harder time remembering what the food options were. All we can think of are Chick-fil-A, Acropolis, and possibly a pizza place.
Tonight’s calendar is short, but that’s how it usually goes this early in the week. There’s a Metal Monday showdown at Rogue with Potions, Oracle, and Scorned, some blues and acoustic jams, karaoke, and a couple of singer-songwriters set to play around town.
Happy new week.
Locals: Bryan Hembree, Gordon Buchanan, Blythe Bower, Debbie Carpenter Tuttle, Christine N David Keller, Brian Parish, Mikel Lolley, Shawna Holman, Jason Ivester, Sidney Stevens, Alan Ostner, James Hunt, Jennifer Dunn
Others: Actor Matt LeBlanc is 44, Broadway star Tony Vincent is 38, and the first test tube baby Louise Brown is 33. Also: Actress Estelle Getty of The Golden Girls (1923-2008).
- JJ’s Grill: Vikki Cunningham
- The Perk: Open acoustic jam
- Pesto Cafe: Darren Ray
- Powerhouse Seafood: Karaoke
- Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Blues Dudes
- Rogue Pizza Co.: ORACLE / Potions / Scorned
* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel are indicated with an asterisk