Good food in Texarkana
What would you recommend?
I have ate lunch a couple of times at the Big Jakes Smokehouse location on New Boston Rd. Having years of experiance of eating bbq in the Kansas City area, I thought Big Jakes was a well managed establishment that served good Texas style bbq. I especially enjoyed the brisket and sausage. The barbeque joints around KC tend to be overpriced, but you can get a good feed at Big Jakes for ten bucks.
August, 2004 I was stuck in Texarkana for 3 days waiting for parts so my car could be repaired and when I asked locals what I should check out in town, all answered "Guy's Orange Stand". I asked what it was and they all said I had to see it to believe it. I'll save you that part and give you a short version.
My recollection is that a man named Guy Glover opened it years ago (I believe after he returned from WWII in the 40's) and his come-on was a homemade orange drink served with shelled peanuts he roasted himself, all for 5¢! He ran it for over 40 years before selling out but the buyer eventually wore himself out and Glover re-opened it at 85-90 years of age.
The prices were amazing (hamburgers for $1!) but I don't know if it's still open. If it is, do us both a favor and check it out and PLEASE report back.