Posts Tagged ‘Mud St. Cafe’

Bridgeford House Bed & Breakfast Facebook Deals

April 10th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

When you’re coming to stay with us here in Eureka Springs, AR, be sure to check your Smart phone for any Facebook or Yelp.com Deals we may be offering. For the rest of April, it’s a $20 lunch certificate for Mud St. Cafe upon check-in here at the bed and breakfast.

We love to Facebook and post a lot of information about what is happening in town and what might be happening here at the inn, from discounts, to last-minute specials, to great restaurants in town and festivals coming up, to what Sophie’s doing that’s too cute to pass up…

"I've never met a guest I didn't love!"

Just Like Us on Facebook and we’ll keep you up-to-date! That’s usually the best place to find the latest info and dates on the next upcoming Murder Mystery weekend, too.

 

The Sure Pop Oil Well Scandal

We hope to see you online!

Warmest regards,

 

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Unique Eating: Mud St. Cafe

March 14th, 2010 by Sam Feldman

Ask anybody, they’ll tell you – Jeff and I love to eat! One of our favorite places to eat is Mud St. Cafe. Nestled right downtown at Main and Spring, we can walk there from Bridgeford House in about ten minutes – assuming we don’t end up stopping and talking to half a dozen people along the way – that happens here in Eureka…a lot.

Anyway, besides just fantastic food, Mud St. provides an atmosphere found nowhere else in Eureka – that of the underground. One of the very few places where you can see the underground (and actually DO something besides tour it), Mud St. Cafe provides an eclectic coffee house-type atmosphere that allows for complete relaxation and fun.

They have a gorgeous turn of the century oak bar with beveled mirrors and lots of local art on the walls. Throw in some oak tables and chairs, Victorian carpet and a cozy sitting area with magazines and newspapers and you’ve got a place where a lot of the locals plant their feet. There are two things I just love about Mud St.:  their cheeseburgers and the Trivial Pursuit cards on each of the tables!

Mud St. Cafe Dining Rooms

Mud St. Cafe does have a full bar and a wide selection of fresh, ground roast coffees. While I cannot speak for the taste of the coffee (I am NOT a coffee person), I have seen lots of happy sippers sitting among the tables.  I can speak of their lovely loose teas, served in nice hot tea pots with strainers – no teas bags here!

They are also very famous for their huge muffins and delectable desserts. So, since we know everyone that comes to Eureka Springs is planning on eating as many calories as possible because of our many fabulous restaurants (remember, you can walk it all off just by going up Mountain St. or Howell St. one time!), you might as well indulge in dessert at Mud St. after their wonderful lunch.

If you book a package with us that includes lunch in the historic downtown, it will be at Mud St. Cafe. Ask any local or any frequent visitor, and they’ll tell you how to find it. We’ll see you there…

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too! (except in the restaurant – haven’t been able to sneak her in…)

Eureka Springs AR Secret Underground

February 28th, 2010 by Sam Feldman

Long awaited, it appears that the Eureka Springs Underground will finally be opening in March 2010. For those of you that have never visited Eureka Springs before – or maybe even for some of you that have – you may not know that we have a hidden level of tunnels, abandoned storefronts and passages under Main St. and Spring St.

The story goes that in the late 1800′s, when the town was growing by leaps and bounds and folks were cutting down the trees right and left, Main Street would flood with mud runoff every time it rained (and would eventually became known as “Mud Street”). The solution to this at the time was to build up the street one level, which created a whole level of shops underneath the current level of shops, which have been mostly abandoned all this time. One place you can see a good example of the stonework and beams that are underground is at the Mud St. Cafe, one of our favorite places in town to eat. It is located at the intersection of Main St. and Spring St. and has a plaque outside their entrance that tells of the building up of the street. It is one of very few places that is accessible. (Little known fact, there is also a very active creek that runs under Mud St. Cafe, the auditorium and the courthouse on that side – so it’s under the sub-basement, which is under the underground part, which is under the shops and restaurants…we go deep in Eureka Springs!)

On Upper Spring St., where Bridgeford House is located, you can see all along our side of the street the wall that currently holds up Spring St. We believe the street was built up even this far up on Spring St., which makes the layout of the Bridgeford House make more sense. Our garden is a full level below the street and the door that now opens into our dining room from that garden level we believe must have been the original front door to the original parlor (that dining room has one of only two original fireplaces and the other one is covered up). Our current front door is just a few steps up from the modern level of the street and opens up to our current parlor. Two of the five B&B guest rooms, which were the original bedrooms in the house, open up right off that parlor. We don’t believe the original front door would have been right near the bedrooms! Victorians were way too uptight for that!

Come to Eureka this season and take a tour of this brand-new Eureka-scape! We’ll make sure you get tickets!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) – and Sophie, too!

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