In 1978, Pat and Fred Janssen moved from St. Louis to Edgemont, AR to buy a motel with a leased restaurant attached. The next year, the couple who ran the restaurant didn’t renew their lease, so the Janssen’s decided to run the restaurant themselves which meant their three children (Julie, Tim & Fred, Jr.) “got” to work there too.
Pat and Fred shared cooking duties with comfort foods like fried fish, meatloaf w/ mashed potatoes and burgers. However, every Sunday, Fred cooked his famous fried chicken and no one ever knew what option he might offer with it. Quail, squirrel or pheasant, whatever he had shot the day before! The guests loved it!READ MORE
“A great restaurant is one that just makes you feel like you’re not sure whether you went out or you came home and confuses you. If it can do both of those things at the same time, you’re hooked.”