Entries by Jay Ruud


Review No. 106: Quiznos 2850 Prince St., Ste. 9 (501) 329-7827 52.9 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation He Said: Quiznos was founded in Denver in 1981, so it’s been around for quite some time. I had never heard of them, however, until their2004 advertising campaign that featured the very strange rodent-like cartoon […]

I Feel Pretty

I Feel Pretty Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein (2018) Early in Amy Schumer’s new movie I Feel Pretty, when her character Renee Bennett is at a particularly low point self-esteem-wise, she happens to be watching Penny Marshall’s Bigon television, and is transfixed by the scene in which the young protagonist makes a wish with the […]

Starbucks on Dave Ward

Review No. 105: Bonus! Check-In at Starbucks on Dave Ward 2125 Dave Ward Drive (501) 428-9935 51.9 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   Note: We post bonus reviews as we check in to various chain restaurants around Conway for which we have already done an initial review. We reviewed Starbucks on Oak Streetin December 2016, […]

Zen Rice and Ramen

Review No. 105: Zen Rice and Ramen 605 Salem Road 52.4 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants (501) 504-6926   The Situation She Said: I was eating down a cold, and the perfect prescription seemed to be a tasty, fresh, noodle-y soup like ramen. So, we went to see what Zen Rice and Ramen could do […]

Church’s Chicken

Review No. 104: Church’s Chicken 500 W. Oak St. (501) 513-4700 51.9 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants   The Situation He Said: I know I like to harp on how many Mexican restaurants there are in Conway. It’s no secret that there are a lot of pizza places and a lot of barbecue places as […]


Beirut Brad Anderson (2018) Let’s deal first with the elephant in the room: Brad Anderson’s new film Beirut has received a good deal of negative advance publicity, including a condemnation from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, which called the portrayal of Arabs in the film “racist” and the movie’s depiction of Middle Eastern politics “simplistic.” They also […]

Taqueria Gonzalez

Review No. 103: Taqueria Gonzalez 505 Dave Ward Drive 51.6 percent finished reviewing Conway restaurants (501) 358-5875   The Situation She Said: After a morning of conference calls, I wanted to get out of my home office and eat something delicious for lunch. We’d been hearing about Taqueria Gonzalez for a little while, so off […]

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place John Krasinski (2018) John Krasinski’s new film A Quiet Paceis making a lot of noise at the box office this week, and scoring a big buzz among critics, who are nearly unanimous in their admiration of the movie. Krasinski, probably best known to most viewers for his seasons on TV’s The Office, […]