Smoked Manhattans @ Pontotoc Lounge

When I was in high school, there was this park called Reservoir Park in west Little Rock where we would all gather. There was a fireplace and during the cold months they’d let us build a fire as long as we put it out before we left. I have never smelled anything quite like the smell of that smoke.

… Until yesterday. There was a celebration of a 30-year FedEx anniversary at Pontotoc Lounge brunch yesterday and B-RAD made Smoky Manhattans. He had special pieces of wood he burned over the cocktails to give them that smoky flavor, and it smelled so good.

If that sounds appealing, give one a try next time you’re in Pontotoc. Brad is there from 11 to 4 every Sunday.

She thinks she found another troll.

Let’s see what Brad’s regular customer Rahul has been up to lately.

If you’re not friends with Rahul on Facebook and Instagram, you’re missing out on this and the other 106 memes he posts daily.

I found Zambodian greetings in my email today. Prince Mongo has an apartment for rent near the trolley stop at Main and Butler. It’s a 1 bedroom for $950 a month, all utilities included, all appliances furnished. It’s a quiet and secure location and the neighbors are good people. Shoot me an email at if interested and I will put you in touch.

The Flying Saucer is having a seafood boil On Wednesday, July 4 from 4 to 7 PM. For $15 you can have crab legs, shrimp, clams, and crawfish. There will be canned beer specials and $4 drafts as well. If you’re coming, they ask that you get on the Facebook event listing and mark yourself as “Going,” so they can get an idea of how much seafood to prepare.

State Senator Lee Harris will be the featured speaker at the monthly Downtown Neighborhood Association meeting. It will be held at Sleep Out Louie’s tomorrow, Tuesday, June 26 at Sleep Out Louie’s. 6 PM social, program at 6:30. Sleep Out’s will provide light appetizers, and they will have happy hour prices on drinks.

We’ve made it to the finals of the College World Series. #5 Arkansas plays #3 Oregon State at 6 PM tonight, tomorrow night, and if necessary, Wednesday night. After work I will make the journey south to Max’s Sports Bar to watch my Hogs. Back tomorrow with more news.