August 16th will mark the 34th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. The legacy of Elvis is felt by many far and wide, but that legacy runs deep here in the River Valley. It was here at Fort Chaffee, that Elvis was inducted into the United States Army and received his first Army haircut. One restaurant has chosen to honor the memory of the King of Rock and Roll with a semi-annual performance by one of the area’s premiere Elvis impersonators and a buffet featuring dishes Elvis would have loved: Sister’s Gourmet Bistro.
Sister’s showcases Wes Turner, one of the area’s best loved Elvis impersonators, on January 8th (Elvis’ birthday) and August 16th (the date of his death). This year’s show will have a new addition: Mr. Turner’s wife Hope will appear as Patsy Cline. Mrs. Turner is herself a long time fan of the late country singer and has been singing Patsy Cline’s songs for years. Along with the two music legends Sister’s will offer an Elvis-themed buffet. The menu includes Fried Chicken, BBQ Maple Spare Ribs, Mustard Greens, Potato Salad, Mississippi Mud Pie, and of course Elvis’ favorite Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches.
The show will be held this coming Tuesday. The staff will start serving the buffet at 6 PM and the show will start at 7 PM. This event costs 20.00 per person and diners are encouraged to call ahead for reservations.