SMOKY BURGER:  And excellent home fries

We’ve talked about griddle-smashed and kitchen char-grilled burgers a lot here. But what about a smoked burger?

That’s what you get when you order one of the burgers on the menu at Fred’s Country Cooking in Boles, AR — that’s north of Mena and south of Waldron on US Highway 71. Yes, it’s way the heck out there. But it’s got good eats — like catfish, fried pies, barbecue and, well, burgers.