Entries by Jay Ruud

Patrón Mexican Grill

Review No. 79: Patrón Mexican Grill 1475 Hogan Lane, Ste. 123 (501) 328-3265 40 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation He Said: We were running errands on a Wednesday mid-day, and She Said raised the possibility of breaking up these drearisome errands with a bite of lunch? And why not make it someplace […]

Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (2017) What I remember about the much-hyped tennis match between the remarkable Billie Jean King, then the top women’s player in the world, and the 55-year-old former men’s Wimbledon champ Bobby Riggs, was that we all thought it was a joke. Riggs had won Wimbledon in […]

Stoby’s Restaurant

Review No. 78: Stoby’s Restaurant 805 Donaghey Avenue (501) 327-6161 39.1 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said: I was hungry after my weekly Pilates session, so I instructed He Said to meet me at Stoby’s afterwards, and, eager to try out the new dog-friendly patio, he scooped up our Cavalier King […]

American Made

American Made Doug Liman (2017) In real life, Barry Seal was a drug smuggler turned DEA informant and, ultimately, a CIA tool (on one assignment) involved in the Reagan White House’s obsession with ridding Nicaragua of the communist Sandinistas by any means necessary. So when Doug Liman’s new film American Made says that it is […]

Panera Bread

Review No. 77: Panera Bread 1050 Ellis Ave (501) 764-1623 39 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation He Said: We were off to a movie so we thought why not have a light supper on the way someplace not far from Cinemark. Panera Bread in Conway is actually in Hendrix Village on the […]

Stronger

Stronger David Gordon Green (2017) Well, you won’t find this movie in Conway, and you’ll have to look pretty closely to find it anywhere in central Arkansas, I suppose because movie houses around here were committed for reasons known only to them to provide as many screens as possible for the less-than-favorably reviewed Kingsman 2 […]

Layla’s Gyros and Pizzeria

Review No. 76: Layla’s Gyros and Pizzeria 2755 Dave Ward Drive (501) 205-8224 38.7 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said: I developed a healthy obsession with Middle Eastern food when I lived in suburban Detroit for the summer of 1990: With its large Arabic population, the region has Middle Eastern restaurants […]