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First Home Game - Sept 6th - What are the must do things?

Posted: 7/21/2014 12:15 PM

First Home Game - Sept 6th - What are the must do things? 


Hello All, 

Long story short ... I'm taking my dad to his first Razorbacks home game in Fayetteville for his 60th birthday.  He grew up in Memphis and has been a die hard fan of the Hogs his entire adult life but for some reason never made it to a home game.

I wanted to reach out to everyone in the know to find out what things we should definitely check out while in town.  Any suggestions?  Also, does anyone know of a way for us to get in on the tailgating even though we're flying in from California?

Thanks in advance for any help you guys can provide!!!
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Posted: 7/21/2014 5:48 PM

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Since dad is only 60, I would start the night before on Dixon Street. Lots of pre game imbibing. On the day if the game, I like to park at Foghorns. Great wings and an awesome place to. "Table gate". The walk up to the stadium is full of people tailgating. If it were me, I would go from party to party telling everyone it's your dad's birthday and first Hog game. Ask them to call the Hogs with him. Chances are you will call the Hogs , then enjoy a rib or chicken leg, burger or brat. Maybe even a cold frosty. There are parties and live music all on the way to the stadium. You might get there early to visit the Broyles Center. Make sure he gets there in time for the pre game festivities. 80000 something people pointing their fingers to the sky at the end of the Alma Mater gives chills. Have fun and WPS.

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Last edited 7/21/2014 5:49 PM by HogLaw91

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Posted: 7/21/2014 5:56 PM

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"Since dad is only 60, I would start the night before on Dixon Street. "

If you can't find Dixon street on your Nav program, you might want to check out Dickson Street. 
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Posted: 7/21/2014 6:43 PM

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Catfish Hole on Wedington is a must! Hush Puppies are worth the drive over from Memphis !!
Happy Birthday Dad!!!!!
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Posted: 7/22/2014 2:49 PM

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hogs4life wrote: Hello All, 

Long story short ... I'm taking my dad to his first Razorbacks home game in Fayetteville for his 60th birthday.  He grew up in Memphis and has been a die hard fan of the Hogs his entire adult life but for some reason never made it to a home game.

I wanted to reach out to everyone in the know to find out what things we should definitely check out while in town.  Any suggestions?  Also, does anyone know of a way for us to get in on the tailgating even though we're flying in from California?

Thanks in advance for any help you guys can provide!!!
He`s not gonna` want to go back to the hood after being in Hog Heaven!
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Posted: 7/22/2014 3:21 PM

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Since I'm closer in age to your dad than you, I would go with catfish hole!!!
My Dickson days are long past.
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Posted: 7/22/2014 3:35 PM

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i thought the first game was in jordan hair in auburn.owned.gif
hes a brat
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Posted: 7/23/2014 2:40 PM

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slowBOB wrote: i thought the first game was in jordan hair in auburn.owned.gif

Now Bob, you know Jordan ain't got no hair.   they shaved it off when he went into the army.
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Posted: 7/24/2014 5:36 AM

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Thanks to everyone for the responses.  I had heard so much about the catfish hole in articles over the years that it was definitely on our list.  

Definitely looking forward to getting some southern food into the system.  You just can't find fried okra or hush puppies out here in California.

Any other restaurants worth mentioning in the area?  We're planning on being in town for a few nights.
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Posted: 7/24/2014 6:09 AM

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Bordinos on Dickson Street and Vectro 1925 are two restaurants on Wine Spectator's list, but I've been to neither of them.   I'm with you, I'd be searching for fried okra, collard/turnip greens, fried chicken and barbecue!   Sounds like the Catfish Hole will be long lines that weekend.  Herman's Rib House has been in operation for 50 years now, but I haven't been there in over 40 years.  
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Posted: 7/24/2014 8:17 AM

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I wanted to go to the Catfish Hole but I read they didn't serve alcohol (true?)...who can eat Southern food without a beer?  I still think I will hit it up one day just because that's where they take all the recruits, but I prefer a nice cold beverage (beer) with my dinner.  Have fun!
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Posted: 7/24/2014 11:43 AM

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It is true that the Catfish Hole does not serve any alcohol. My Daddy used to say that was the only thing wrong with the Catfish Hole.

Bordino's has wonderful food. It is very popular and you need reservations on football weekends.

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Posted: 7/24/2014 12:34 PM

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I wanted to go to the Catfish Hole but I read they didn't serve alcohol (true?)...who can eat Southern food without a beer?  I still think I will hit it up one day just because that's where they take all the recruits, but I prefer a nice cold beverage (beer) with my dinner.  Have fun!

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Sweet Tea washes fried food down nicely!! Of course I'm cheap I always just order water.
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