Offbeat: White House

By Bob Snell - bio | email feedback

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A trip to our nation's capital is not complete until you make a visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  What you might not realize is that you can see The White House without ever leaving Region 8. It's not quite the same, but I'll bet the food is better at the one in Jonesboro.

W.C. Scales opened The White House Restaurant on Huntington back in 2008 and wanted to do something presidential, so he created an area dedicated to the America and her presidents.

"I just new when I saw it, that's what I had to do," said Scales. "You just look around and you feel patriotic. I've got a picture of all the presidents, plus lots of Americana. Everybody that comes in here, just loves it and wants to know how I got the idea."

While the presidential room is something to see it, it's the food that keeps folks coming back again and again.

"We got soul food," said Scales. "They call it soul food, we just call it good food. It's just good home cooking, from the heart. One momma passes it on to her daughter, and she passes it on to her daughter, and so forth."

Everyday, The White House puts out a different buffet, with all the trimmings. The restaurant is also known for its hamburgers, big hamburgers."

"We cook one burger so big, that if you can eat it in an hour, it's free," said Scales.

The White House is open for breakfast and lunch. On Wednesday's W.C. will pull down a presidential picture and if you can name the president before and after then you're meal is free.

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