A short update on an earlier post: The Facebook group Fans of Browning’s Mexican Grill (which had 1,225 members when I checked it this morning) is reporting that the Heights institution will reopen in late October.
Steve Davis posted this on the site last week: “Browning’s is officially coming back in late October — stronger than ever — with the best of the past and the goal of serving the best Mexican food and drink in Arkansas.”
As noted in our earlier post, we never really considered what was served at Browning’s as Mexican food.
It was Ark-Mex, but we often craved it.
At any rate, Davis came back on Saturday with a message that he’s trying to locate old photos of the Heights from the 1920s through the 1970s. He says these photos will be “professionally digitized, enlarged, framed and permanently featured on the walls of Browning’s at the reopening date in late October. Check with your family and friends and pick some neat photos you want to submit. All originals will be returned to the owners.”
Photos can be mailed to Steve Davis at 1001 W. Markham Street in Little Rock, 72201.
It will be interesting to see if the restaurant really does reopen in late October and what form this version of Browning’s will take.
If you have any additional information, please post it in the comments section.
One of the things I’ve heard is that it will be italian. Another is that they will “reinvent” the restaurant. They’ve reinvented themselves right out of business. Keep it up and it may well turn into one of those restaurant locations that turns over every couple of years. Its amazing to watch a product that’s been successful for over 60 years be “improved”. Not.
How can you reinvent “brown glop with cheese on top”? The previous owners, the Three Amigos, were headed in the right direction with the addition of a new bar, TV’s etc. Their only fault was that they didn’t change the menu. Some of the worst chili being served anywhere, as were many of their selections. They did excel in a few things. Their fried chicken was awesome as were the chicken livers. Notice that neither of those are Tex-Mex, Ark-Mex, or Mex-Mex. I hope the new owners (if in fact they are NEW), will bring that iconic location into the 21st century.
Amen on the fried chicken.
I was a judge for a fried chicken contest at KABZ-FM, 103.7, a couple of years ago.
Browning’s won — Rex