Rendezvous. Hard to spell! Great restaurant. Searcy AR.

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Rendezvous Searcy AR restaurant match book cover

The Rendezvous Cafe

Who would have believed that the old give-away match book covers from years ago when almost everyone smoked would be somewhat collectible today?  Well, evidently they are.  This one from Searcy AR's beloved Rendezvous Cafe is now on ebay with a sales price of $4.99.  It is historic in giving its phone number of 223 and saying it had 24 years of service already!

So what year might this have been?  It was probably before we had the abbreviation AR for Arkansas instead of ARK.  Zip codes started in the early 1960's.   The old Rendezvous building is still there  but you'd never recognize it.  One of my favorite pictures of it is found here.

Another thing is a little bit puzzling.  How did that hard-to-spell name come about in a little-bitty town like Searcy AR?  Quickly,  look away and try to spell it!!!  

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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Here's a picture made in the mid (probably) 50's of three young guys at a prom that was being held in the upstairs of the Rendezvous.  Name them if you can!  Moonlight and Roses must have been a very popular theme for proms.

Rendezvous.  White sports coat pink carnation guys

Mar 02, 2019 05:59 AM #1
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Barbara. That is a tough word to spell and an odd name for a simple place. Love the matches though.

Mar 02, 2019 08:20 AM #2
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Don Thompson
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Paula and I had lunch at the Rendezvous over 20 years ago and here are some pictures I took.

The founders

 

Old Menu

  

The lunch menu when we were there.

Mar 02, 2019 11:28 AM #3
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Don, those are wonderful pictures.  I hope lots of people will see them.  Thanks so much!

Mar 02, 2019 11:44 AM #4
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Jim McInturff

My Aunt Ethel Vanderford, wife of my Uncle Frank, was a waitress at the Rendezvous. Great memories.

Mar 03, 2019 03:06 PM #5
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Barbara S. Duncan
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GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Jim, thanks for the comment.  Bet she loved all the ones who came to the restaurant.

Mar 04, 2019 05:03 AM #6
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