Good art? Bad art? Just a postcard of Beebe Arkansas's old Anderson Grill.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

Most postcards are as realistic as can be.

This one must have been done by a true artist who used artist's license to create this junction in his own way.

Anderson's Grill Beebe AR

Having been trained as an artist and teaching art for many years, I find this one interesting.  It's almost like folk art. 

The subject?  It is the Junction of U.S. Highway 64-67 Beebe Arkansas probably 40 or 50 years ago.  Anderson's Grill was a great place to eat.  Folks from all over congregated there for excellent steaks and salads.  I remember the salad dressing was REAL Roquefort dressing, not blue cheese.

I think the Grill finally burned but we'll have to ask the experts whether that is right.  Everyone who liked fine food mourned when it ceased to serve.

Comments (19)

Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

At first glance it looked like something from the cartoon movie "Cars."  I have a real like for animation...maybe it is my personality. Have a great day!

Oct 01, 2009 12:50 AM
Richard Shuman
The Only B.S. I Have is from the University of Massachusetts - Lake Mary, FL
Real Estate Broker - Orlando Area - Love Referrals

I agree with Gary, it does look like a scene from the movie 'Cars'

My wife has many postcards that she's saved with the intention of framing.

This, I'm sure, would be one of them.

Oct 01, 2009 01:08 AM
Anonymous
Anita Fuller

The first thing I see is the ESSO sign at the service station, where they did give real service!!!!   My dad was a distributor for Esso, so I'm partial.  Next:  I ate at Anderson's Grill many a time, their fried chicken livers with cream gravy were to die for.  My best friend, Judy Rice, was a first cousin to Bruce Anderson whose father owned it, then Bruce took it over until it burned.     I think I have seen earlier postcards of the Grill, that looked "real".....

Anita Fuller

Oct 01, 2009 01:52 AM
#3
Kate Kate
San Diego, CA

The postcard reminded me of a modern version of Primitive Americana art. Is that an oxymoron?

Oct 01, 2009 01:58 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Gary, I haven't seen that movie.  I need to check it out.

Richard, who would have ever thought post cards would be collectible.  Your wife is smart.

Anita, I knew you'd remember Andersons.  Anyone who could consistently prepare good liver had a great cook in the kitchen.  I've seen earlier pictures, too, but this one is so different. 

Kate, yep, it might be.

Oct 01, 2009 02:03 AM
Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

You know I would have to go searching on the Internet. I found this eBay listing. Must be Polish.

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Oct 01, 2009 02:41 AM
Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Anderson Grill was a favorite of Paulas also. She was partial to their breakfasts. She said that Anderson had the restaurant that is now known as Cajuns on the Wharf here in Little Rock for a while after the grill burned. No luck on postcards yet.

Oct 01, 2009 03:15 AM
Anonymous
Anita Fuller

Now who in Poland would want a postcard of Anderson's Grill, Beebe, Arkansas?

Nothing is safe when Don goes searching.   Good job, Don.

Anita Fuller

Oct 01, 2009 03:15 AM
#8
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

OK, Barbara!  It's almost lunch time and I'm getting a huge urge for a salad with iceberg lettuce and roquefort dressing.  It's all your fault!  And I love the postcard.

Oct 01, 2009 03:52 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don, I agree with Paula.  Who would have done this from Poland?  Can you tell if the artist is famous?  What's on the back of the card?  I believe you are right about Cajuns in LR being owned by a Bruce Anderson.  Whether it was the very same one I'm not sure.

Anita, he's something, isn't he!  Don, I mean....

Patricia, I think I'm going to shop for some roquefort dressing today.  You've made me hungry too.

 

Oct 01, 2009 04:08 AM
Anonymous
Anita Fuller

Yes, it is the Anderson's Grill Bruce Anderson who owns (or did own)  Cajun's Wharf, NOT Cajuns on the Wharf, Don.    Yes, Barbara, he is something else, but we won't say what else!

anita fuller

Oct 01, 2009 05:59 AM
#11
Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

I did find one postcard with Anderson and Del Mar.

Anderson - Del Mar

Oct 01, 2009 08:04 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don, that's a neat one but I believe I prefer the artsy one.  What about you?  Look at that old white truck beside the grill.

Oct 01, 2009 08:17 AM
Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Definately the artsy one. This one features the Del Mar (Great Western) more.

Oct 01, 2009 10:54 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Thanks for agreeing, Don!

Oct 01, 2009 01:02 PM
Anonymous
Anita Fuller

Don needs to put his glasses on, or perhaps get them changed:  It is Bel-Mar, NOT Del-Mar.   He's thinking about something out in California, where he used to live.

Anita Fuller

Oct 02, 2009 12:31 AM
#16
Don Thompson
Donthomp Associates - Sunnyvale, CA

Hey, maybe that's why I can't get a hit on Google. You're right, Del Mar is Spanish for "of the sea" or "by the sea", because it is located near the Pacific Ocean in San Diego County. It also has the distiction of being one of two locations in which the Torrey Pine tree grows. The Torrey Pine is the rarest pine in the United States and only two populations of this endangered species exist.

 

Oct 02, 2009 02:00 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don and Anita, I love it when you two start a disagreement!

Oct 02, 2009 02:18 AM
Anonymous
Janet Lenderman
I grew up sitting behind my Mom behind the cash register. Her name was Alpha Lenderman and she worked there for over 20 years. If you wanted to see people from all over the world all you had to do is go to Anderson's. The food was the best around anywhere!
Sep 20, 2011 12:35 PM
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