Entries by Jay Ruud

Julie’s Sweet Shoppe & Bakery

Review No. 134: Julie’s Sweet Shoppe & Bakery 201 Skyline Drive, #39 (501) 205-4301 60.9 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation He Said: It was my birthday, dang it, and I deserved something sweet. We had just been to the movie and, by golly, look how handy it was to buy just such […]

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody Bryan Singer (2018) Queen’s epic six-minute “Bohemian Rhapsody” first topped the UK singles charts for nine weeks in 1975, but most Americans these days, if they remember the song fondly, remember it from the classic scene in Mike Myers’ film Wayne’s World in which Wayne and his friend Garth (Dana Carvey) bang their heads […]

Twisted Taco

Review No. 133: Twisted Taco 250 Donaghey Avenue (501) 852-0254 60.6 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said: We had some errands to do around Conway, and when they were finished we decided to try this new restaurant on the UCA campus, as it had recently opened and replaced the original tenant, […]

The Old Man and the Gun

The Old Man and the Gun David Lowery (2018) Imagine for a moment that Butch and Sundance survived that deadly shootout in Bolivia in 1908, and went to prison instead. Then imagine that Sundance escapes from prison 73 years later and ends up in Texas, where he continues to make a living the only way […]

Pizza Ranch

Review No. 132: Pizza Ranch 955 Covington Way (501) 329-1688 60.1 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation He Said: The western-theme atmosphere might make you think that Pizza Ranch has roots in Texas (there are lone stars on the chairs), but in fact the franchise was born in Iowa in 1981. It has […]

Bad Times at the El Royale

Bad Times at the El Royale Drew Goddard (2018) You can be excused if, a few minutes into Bad Times at the El Royale, you start having flashbacks and think you’ve wandered into a 1960s version of The Hateful Eight as you see seven strangers coming together apparently at random at a once-ritzy lodge on […]

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Review No. 131: Moe’s Southwest Grill 625 Salem Road 501-336-6500 59.6 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation She Said:I was on Day Six of Surgery Recuperation, my fourth at home, and each day I found myself wanting something from one of Conway’s many restaurants: things like ramen, or chicken salad on a croissant. […]