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---- Welcome ---Welcome to the 7th issue of the Best of Northwest Arkansas Top 10, the list you can’t pay to be on. The magazine is growing by leaps and bounds and currently reaches more than 250,000 each month in print, online and across all our social media outlets. We are so thankful to all our readers and social media followers for your continued support. Fans tell us that they can’t wait for each new issue so they can find out about all the great places to eat, play and stay in NWA. The number one question we are asked is, how are the winners chosen for your Top 10 lists? We use a proprietary algorithm, which is based on thousands of online reviews, select reader polls and the undercover experiences of members of the NWATravelGuide.com’s street team. You could liken members of the street team to mystery shoppers. Based on these three different research methods, we are able to select, with great accuracy, the Top 10 in any given category. The Top 10 magazine is a free to the consumer publication, however, while we do sell advertising, no business can pay to be on one of our lists. This practice keeps the lists pure and integras, and allows us to spotlight the truly deserving businesses whether they are small independents or members of a large chain. Being recognized on one of our Top 10 lists is an honor that cannot be purchased, and one to be proud of.

back, and they’re also likely to shout to the roof tops about the awesome merits of our wonderful part of the country. This issue showcases restaurants, seasonal things to do and terrific places to stay. If you are a visitor, newcomer or resident you can use this magazine as a handy reference guide to help you pick the best places throughout Northwest Arkansas. Many readers keep a copy in their cars so they can spot at a glance where to go for a good experience. We’ve updated all categories in this issue, and we’ve also added some new ones: Bakeries Gluten Free Wings Consignment Clothing Stores Experience Dickson Street Sports Bars Hidden Treasures Once again, thank you for your continued support. If you have a category suggestion, we’d like to hear from you. After all, this magazine was created for your use and enjoyment.

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Showcasing only the best in this way lets our residents, newcomers and visitors to the area be assured of good experiences when they frequent the Top 10 businesses on our lists. When people have good experiences, they are likely to come Cover: Amazeum photo courtesy of Arkansas Dept. of Parks and Tourism; Chihuly photo credit to Becky Welty; Brisket photo credit to Wright’s Barbecue.

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KIDS Kids Eat FREE Bentonville.................................................. 6

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Kids Eat FREE Fayetteville.................................................. 7 Kids Eat FREE Rogers........................................................ 8 Kids Eat FREE Springdale.................................................. 9

29. Springdale Restaurants.......................................... 44 30. Steak.................................................................... 45 31. Sushi.................................................................... 46 32. Tacos................................................................... 47 33. Wings.................................................................. 48

Indoor Kids Things to Do........................................... 10-11 Outdoor Kids Things to Do........................................ 12-13

restaurants 1. Bakeries................................................................... 14 2. BBQ......................................................................... 15 3. Bentonville Restaurants.............................................. 16 4. Breakfast.................................................................. 17 5. Brunch................................................................ 18-19 6. Burgers.................................................................... 20 7. Catfish..................................................................... 21 8. Chicken.................................................................... 22 9. Coffee...................................................................... 23 10. Eureka Springs Restaurants...................................... 24 12. Farm To Table........................................................ 25 13. Fayetteville Restaurants............................................ 26 14. Food Trucks – North............................................... 27 15. Food Trucks – South................................................ 28 11. Gluten Free............................................................ 29 16. Hidden Treasures.................................................... 30 17. Ice Cream.............................................................. 31 18. International........................................................... 32

things to do 34. Consignment Clothing Stores................................ 49 35. Creative Things To Do...................................... 50-51 36. Experience Dickson Street...................................... 52 37. Experience Rogers................................................. 53 38. Farmers Markets................................................... 54 39. Flea Markets – North............................................. 56 40. Flea Markets – South............................................. 55 41. Golf..................................................................... 58 42. Live Music – Small Venues..................................... 59 43. Microbreweries................................................ 60-61 44. Mountain Bike Trails.............................................. 62 45. Multi-Use Trails..................................................... 63 46. Museums......................................................... 64-65 47. Sports Bars........................................................... 68 48. Swimming....................................................... 66-67 49. Things To Do in Northwest Arkansas...................... 69 50. Thrift Stores.......................................................... 70 51. Weekend Getaways.............................................. 71 52. Wine Bars............................................................. 72

19. Italian.................................................................... 33 20. Late Night.............................................................. 34

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21. Mexican................................................................. 35

53. B & B’s................................................................. 73

22. New Restaurants..................................................... 36

54. Camping.............................................................. 74

23. Pizza...................................................................... 37

55. Extended Stay Hotels............................................. 75

24. Rogers Restaurants.................................................. 39

56. Fishing Resorts...................................................... 76

25. Pubs....................................................................... 38

57. Hotels with Great Bars........................................... 77

26. Sandwiches............................................................ 40

58. Pet Friendly Hotels................................................ 78

27. Smoothie and Juice Bars......................................... 41

59. Unique Accommodations...................................... 79

28. Southern........................................................... 42-43

60. World Class Accommodations............................... 80

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Northwest Arkansas Approximately 4 million visitors per year make the trip to Northwest Arkansas, and there are no signs that traffic is slowing down. If you are asking why, you’ve probably never been to this booming area! There are tons of amazing restaurants, things to do and places to stay in Northwest Arkansas. The Northwest corner of Arkansas is home to a number of towns and smaller communities, which together are commonly referred to as Northwest Arkansas or NWA. Bentonville, Bella Vista, Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Lowell, Rogers, Siloam Springs and Springdale are the cities covered in this recently researched and up-to-date Top 10 NWA Travel Guide. Long known for its natural beauty and clean Ozark Mountain air, Northwest Arkansas has morphed into a cultural and business center rivaling the best in the world. The recently completed 36-mile Razorback Greenway, a primarily offroad trail system, links together six NWA cities and many community destinations including Walmart, J.B. Hunt, and Tyson Foods corporate headquarters. Additionally, the trail system also links to Arts and entertainment districts, historic sites, parks, residential communities and shopping areas. NWA invites its visitors to enjoy: • Awe-inspiring Museums Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a dazzling, world-class 1.2 billion dollar museum. • Breathtaking Natural and Manmade Wonders Beaver Lake, Ozark Mountains, Hiking & Biking Paradise • Championship Level Cycling Walking & Hiking trails Award-winning bicycle friendly communities, Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville

• Award-winning Chefs and Culinary Districts Bentonville, Fayetteville, Eureka Springs, Siloam Springs, Local & eclectic food • Vibrant Entertainment Districts Downtown & Dickson St. in Fayetteville, Downtown in Eureka Springs • Metropolitan Level Upscale Shopping Downtown Rogers, Fayetteville, Eureka Springs • Countless Unique Boutiques and Little Out-Of-The-Way shops Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Springdale • Antiquing at Its best Fayetteville, Siloam Springs, Springdale, Eureka Springs • America’s Favorite Farmer’s Markets Fayetteville, Bentonville, Bella Vista, Rogers, Eureka Springs, Siloam Springs and Springdale Transportation Once in NWA: NWA is still in its infancy as far as mass transit is concerned. A rental car is the most efficient way to travel around town and from city to city. Executive car services and taxicabs are available as is the Ozark Regional Transit bus (app and Internet users can check RouteShout for Restaurant scheduled stops). Additionally, many hotels offer shuttle and chartered bus service. Price Key Check out our website at NWATravelguide.com or our Facebook page for the latest information.

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Kids Eat Free - Bentonville Some have said this Kids Eat Free list is the new parents’ bible. We don’t know about that, but we do know that many readers across NWA have told us over and over how much they love having this handy reference so they can take the entire family out for a delicious meal, but at a greatly reduced price.

It’s like subtracting one or two meals off the bill. Enjoy!

Monday

Wednesday

The Flying Burrito Company:

Firehouse Subs:

Gusano’s Pizzeria:

Buffalo Wild Wings:

Kids Eat FREE - Two kids per adult entree purchased at regular price.

Kids Night (kids 12 yrs & under) 8” Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza - $1.99, 5 PM to close.

Las Palmas:

5pm to close-children 12 and under get a free kid’s meal per adult entrée

Mama Fu’s (Bentonville):

One child’s meal free with the purchase of adult entrée

Panda Express:

Free kid’s meal with an adult purchase from 5-8 p.m. Plus each location will have fun activities for the kids to enjoy during this time.

Ron’s Hamburgers: Kids eat free after 3 PM

Kids Eat FREE after 4 PM.

After 3 PM: kids meals are $1.99 with adult entree purchase.

Ron’s Hamburgers: Kids eat free after 3 PM

The Flying Burrito Company:

Kids eat free all day (quesadilla or taco, chips & small drink) w/ purchase of adult meal

Whole Hog cafe:

Village Inn:

Monday free kid’s meal with paid adult entree.

Kids eat FREE with a purchase of an adult meal.

Thursday

Tuesday Beef ‘O’ Brady’s:

One FREE kid’s meal per adult meal purchase.

Chick-fil-A:

Kids eat free with each adult purchase, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

Denny’s:

Ron’s Hamburgers:

Kids eat free after 3 PM

Saturday Denny’s:

Kids eat free 4-10 PM

Kids eat free 4-10 PM

Thai Cuisine:

Gusano’s Pizzeria:

Kids eat free all day 11 AM - 9 PM

Kids Night (kids 12 yrs & under) 8” Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza - $1.99, 5 PM to close

Pizza Hut:

Kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult buffet.

Ron’s Hamburgers:

Thai Basil:

Kids eat free during dinner and weekends.

Sunday Mama Fu’s Asian House:

Kids eat free after 3 PM

One FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase. Dine-in only.

The Flying Burrito Company:

Thai Basil:

Kids Eat FREE - Two kids per adult entree purchased at regular price.

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Kids eat free during dinner and weekends.


Kids Eat Free - Fayetteville Everyday:

Tuesday

Boar’s Nest BBQ:

Applebee’s:

Kids eat free all the time (one kid’s meal per adult entree) 12 & under.

Kids ages 12 and under eat free when an adult purchases a full price meal. (5 -9 PM)

Cici’s Pizza:

Atlanta Bread Company:

Kids under 3 eat Free.

& small drink) w/purchase of adult meal.

Golden Corral:

Kids eat free 5-9 PM. Kids under 10 eat free with adult meal purchase. Children 3 and under eat FREE from the buffet with the purchase of an adult meal.

La Huerta Mexican Restaurant:

Grub’s Bar & Grille:

Fayetteville & Rogers locations. Kids 12 & under eat free 4 PM until close. 1 per adult meal purchase. Fayetteville location offers free balloons & face painting.

Kids 10 & under get one FREE kid’s meal per adult meal purchase!

JJ’s Grill:

Chick-fil-A:

4 PM - close: kids eat FREE!

One FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase. One kid 12 and under eats FREE from the kid’s menu with each adult meal purchase.

Sassy’s Redhouse:

All $3.99 kids meals are marked down to 99 cents every day with purchase of adult meal.

The Catfish Hole:

Every day kids ages 4 and under eat FREE with adult purchase.

Monday Bliss Cupcake Café:

For children 10 and under - one free mini cupcake, frosting shot, or candy pretzel with purchase of a cupcake or cookie sandwich.

Colton’s Steakhouse:

Kids eat free after 4 pm. 2 per paid adult. Includes child’s drink.

Flying Burrito:

Kids 12 & under eat free all day. (quesadilla or taco, chips & small drink) Up to 2 kids per paid adult meal.

Golden Corral:

Kids eat free 5-9 PM kids under 10 eat free with adult meal purchase.

Gusano’s Pizzeria:

Kid’s Night (kids 12 yrs & under) 8’’ Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza only $1.99 (5 PM to close)

Hog Haus:

M-F 3-7 PM 1 free kids meal per paid adult. 2nd child 1/2 price off kids menu.

Las Palmas:

5 PM to close-children 12 and under get a free kids’ meal per adult entrée.

McAlisters:

Kids eat free after 4 PM. 1 per paid adult. Ages 12 and under.

Mojitos:

Kids 12 and under eat free all day - one per adult meal.

Slim Chickens:

Kids 12 & under eat FREE with purchase of adult entrée.

Quiznos:

Free kid’s entree with purchase of adult meal.

Village Inn:

Monday free kid’s meal with adult entree.

Kids eat free with each adult purchase, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM.

Denny’s:

Kids eat free 4-10 PM. One child per paid adult.

East Side Grill:

Kids Eat Free, 4 PM to close.

Noodles Italian Kitchen:

Panda Express:

Free kid’s meal with an adult purchase from 5-8 PM. Plus each location will have fun activities for the kids to enjoy during this time.

Quiznos:

Free kid’s entree with purchase of adult meal.

Whole Hog Cafe:

Firehouse Subs:

Kids Eat free w purchase of adult entree. One kid’s meal per adult meal.

Flying Burrito:

Thursday

5 - 9 PM: one FREE kid’s meal per adult meal purchase! Kids 12 & under eat free all day. (quesadilla or taco, chips & small drink) Up to 2 kids per paid adult meal.

Genghis Grill:

Kids 11 and under eat free. One free kid’s meal per adult bowl purchased. Dine in only. Includes one free soft drink.

Golden Corral:

Kids eat free 5-9 PM. Kids under 10 eat free with adult meal purchase. Children 3 and under eat FREE from buffet with purchase of adult meal.

Hog Haus:

M-F 3-7 PM 1 free kids meal per paid adult. 2nd child 1/2 price off kid’s menu.

IHOP:

Kids 12 and under eat free from 4-8 PM. One kid’s menu item per adult entree. Drinks not included.

Las Palmas:

5pm to close-children 12 and under get a free kids’ meal per adult entrée

Lucky Luke’s BBQ:

Kids Eat FREE with the purchase of adult entree.

Mojito’s Fayetteville:

Kids eat free, one child per paid adult all day Mon & Tues.

Pizza Hut:

Kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult buffet.

Red Robin:

Kids eat free when you buy one adult entrée.

Quiznos:

Free kid’s entree with purchase of adult meal.

Wednesday

Bariola’s Pizzeria:

after 4 PM: kids eat FREE off the kid’s menu with adult meal purchase. Dine-in only.

Mariachi’s Grill & Cantina:

One FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase.

Quiznos:

Free kid’s entree with purchase of adult meal.

Friday Hog Haus Brewing Company:

Friday 3-7 PM: kids eat FREE with adult entree purchase.

Steak ‘n Shake:

Kids Eat Free all weekend. One free kid’s plate for every $8 spent. Dine-In only.

Saturday Denny’s:

Kids eat free 4-10 PM.

Golden Corral:

Children 3 and under eat FREE from the buffet with the purchase of an adult meal.

Steak ‘n Shake:

Kids Eat Free all weekend. One free kid’s plate for every $8 spent. Dine-In only.

Quiznos:

Free kid’s entree with purchase of adult meal.

Sunday Buffalo Wild Wings:

until 9 PM: kid’s meals are $1.99 with adult entree purchase. Dine-in only.

Golden Corral:

Children 3 and under eat FREE from the buffet with the purchase of an adult meal.

Steak ‘n Shake:

Firehouse Subs on MLK:

Kids eat free w/purchase of adult meal 4-10 PM.

Kids Eat Free all weekend. One free kid’s plate for every $8 spent. Dine-In only.

Flying Burrito:

Quiznos:

Kids eat free all day (quesadilla or taco, chips

Free kid’s entree with purchase of adult meal.

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Kids Eat Free - rogers Everyday Boar’s Nest BBQ:

Kids eat free all the time (one kid’s meal per adult entree) 12 & under.

Grub’s Bar & Grille:

One FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase

JJ’s Grill:

One kid 12 and under eats FREE from the kid’s menu with each adult meal purchase.

On the Border:

Free sundae with kid’s meal purchase.

Quiznos:

Free kid’s entree with purchase of an adult meal.

Monday Colton’s Steakhouse:

one FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase.

Golden Corral:

Kids eat free 5 - 9 PM. Kids under 10 eat free with adult meal purchase.

Flying Burrito:

Pinnacle Bar and Grill:

Kids Eat Free 4-9 PM. Dine in only, limit of three free kids meals per one adult entree

Pizza Hut:

Kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult buffet.

Zaxby’s:

Kids eat Free

Mojitos Modern Mexican Grill: One FREE kid’s meal per adult meal purchase.

Kids eat for 99 cents from 5 - 8 PM w/adult purchase.

Wednesday Firehouse Subs:

Kids eat free w/ purchase of adult sandwich after 4:00 PM.

Tuesday Atlanta Bread Company:

Fayetteville & Rogers locations. Kids 12 & under eat free 4 PM until close. 1 per adult meal purchase.

Applebees:

5-9 PM - kids 12 & under eat free with the purchase of a full price adult entree.

Chick-fil-A:

Kids eat free with each adult purchase, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

Flying Burrito:

Flying Burrito: Kids eat Free.

Golden Corral:

Kids eat free 5 - 9 PM. Kids under 10 eat free with adult meal purchase.

Jason’s Deli:

Kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of adult meal. Two kid’s meals per adult meal purchased. Call ahead for participating locations.

Thursday

Kids eat Free

Genghis Grill:

Kids eat free all day- any kid’s meal w/ drink, age 12 and under

Golden Corral:

Kids eat free 5-9 PM Kids under 10 eat free with adult meal purchase.

IHOP:

Kids 12 and under eat free from 4-8 PM. One kid’s menu item per adult entree. Drinks not included.

Moes Southwest Grill: Kids eat Free (open to close)

Pinnacle Bar and Grill:

Kids Eat Free 4-9 PM. Dine in only, limit of three free kid’s meals per one adult entree

Saturday On the Border:

Free sundae with kid’s meal purchase.

Panda Express:

Free kid’s meal with an adult purchase from 5-8 PM. Plus each location will have fun activities for the kids to enjoy during this time.

The Dixie Café:

11 AM – 4 PM: kids meals are only $1.99 with adult meal purchase. Kids also receive a FREE 8oz milkshake. Limited time only.

Quiznos:

Free kid’s entree with the purchase of an adult meal.

Steak ‘n Shake:

Kids Eat Free all weekend. One free kid’s plate for every $8 spent. Dine-In only

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza:

Order a 9” pizza or larger & kids get a free 6” pizza of their own.

Sunday Dickey’s Barbecue Pit:

FREE a serving of soft vanilla ice cream in a crisp, crunchy wafer cone with meal purchase. Dine-in only.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit:

Kids Eat FREE at Dickey’s. Kids 12 and under can choose any item on the kid’s menu, each served with one of our delicious sides and a drink. One free kid’s meal for every adult meal purchased. Dine-in only.

Slim Chickens:

Kids 12 and under eat FREE with adult entree purchase!

Steak ‘n Shake:

Kids Eat Free all weekend. One free kid’s plate for every $8 spent. Dine-In only.

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Kids Eat Free - Springdale Every Day Big Tony’s Pizzeria:

One child’s meal free with every $10 spent. Age 10 & under. Kid’s meal is Mini Cheese Pizza, Spaghetti, or Mac & Cheese with a drink and Cookie.

Monday Flying Burrito:

2 free kid’s meals per adult meal purchase. All day.

Rib Crib:

Kids eat FREE afer 4:00 PM - 2 free kid’s meals per adult meal

Wagon Wheel Country Cafe: Kids eat FREE per one adult meal

The Venesian Inn:

Monday after 5 PM: one FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase.

Tuesday Applebee’s:

Las Palmas:

5 PM to close-children 12 and under get a free kids’ meal per adult entrée

Loafin Joe’s:

4:00 PM - close - Kids under 12 eat free with each adult meal

Pizza Hut:

Tuesday Kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult buffet.

The Steam:

Kids Eat Free at dinner with purchase of adult entree

Wednesday Flying Burrito:

Thursday AQ Chicken House:

Kids eat FREE in the PM with purchase of adult meal.

Jose’s Southwest Grille:

One FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase.

The Steam:

Kids Eat Free at dinner with purchase of adult entree

Sunday Buffalo Wild Wings:

$1.99 kid’s meal with adult meal purchase.

Jose’s Southwest Grille:

One FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase.

2 free kid’s meals per adult meal purchase. All day.

Jose’s Springdale:

Kids eat free 11 AM-10 PM, One kid’s meal per adult meal.

The Steam:

Kids Eat Free at dinner with purchase of adult entree

Kids ages 12 and under eat free when an adult purchases a full price meal (4 PM - 10 PM)

AQ Chicken House:

Kids eat FREE in the PM with purchase of adult meal.

Denny’s:

Kids eat free 4 - 10 PM, Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Flying Burrito:

2 free kid’s meals per adult meal purchase. All day.

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Top Indoor Activities for Kids Although Northwest Arkansas is known for its natural beauty and its many fresh air activities for kids, it is also well known for its amazing indoor activities for children. From the world-class Amazeum in Bentonville to Quigley’s Castle in Eureka Springs and all sorts of exciting activities in between, NWA offers kids the opportunity to stay indoors and have a blast. Check out the list of fun indoor activities for kids below:

bentonville

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INDOOR ACTIVITIES

Bentonville Library Bentonville Community Center Great Day Skate Place - Skating Rink Jump! Zone - Bouncing zone for kids Trike Theatre  - Theatre for Youth Painting With A Twist - Painting fun MUSEUMS

Crystal Bridges Museum of American - Art - World-class art

museum (free admission)

Museum of Native American History - Incredible collection of

Indian art (free admission)

1875 Peel Mansion & Historic Gardens - Museum and gardens Walmart Museum - World-class exhibit gallery highlighting the history of Walmart The Spark Café Soda Fountain is next door. The Amazeum - Hands-on, interactive museum for children and families.

eureka springs

INDOOR ACTIVITIES Intrigue Theater - Magical demonstrations, feats of astonishing mental capabilities, and other inexplicable mysteries. Ghost Tours - The Crescent Hotel hosts popular Ghost Tours.

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MUSEUMS

Eureka Springs Historical Museum - Rich history of Eureka Springs Quigley’s Castle  - Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Quigley’s Castle is completely made from stone, out of a woman’s desire to have her own home. The gardens are credited with approximately 30 species of flowers.

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INDOOR ACTIVITIES Arkadia Retrocade - Nearly 130 vintage arcade games that feature an array of classic games like Pac Man as well as newer games like Mortal Kombat. The arcade offers unlimited play for a set price.

La Casa Pollo Rock Climbing Malco Razorback Cinema - A movie multiplex that screens primarily first-run Hollywood movies.

Modern Mission - Outdoor Laser Tag - Indoor Battlefield  - Modern

Mission brings tactical and outdoor laser tag combat to a whole new level Ozark Bowling - A bowling alley with 40 synthetic bowling lanes. Regal Fiesta Square 16 - A movie multiplex that screens primarily first-run Hollywood movies. Starlight Skatium - A 10,000 square-foot, hardwood skating rink, snack bar and plenty of seating. Terra Studios - A glass art studio and gallery that is famous for its handcrafted glass Bluebirds of Happiness.


Top Indoor Activities for Kids (cont.)

Photo Courtesy Arkansas Dept of Parks and Tourism

fa y e t t e v i l l e ( c o n t . ) TheatreSquared - A professional theatre that is locally produced

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Rogers Towne Cinema - Malco Theatre showing first run movies.

and provides nationally acclaimed production.

MUSEUMS

and entertainment.

collection of air guns, antique furnishings, posters, postcards, photos, letters, advertisements, catalogs, promotional materials, and World War II items.

Walton Arts Center - Arkansas’ premier center for performing arts MUSEUMS

Arkansas Air and Military Museum  - Colorful history of aviation in Arkansas through numerous displays of original artifacts and aviation memorabilia. Clinton House Museum - Fayetteville’s first home of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Headquarters House Museum - Civil War home offering living history tours. (appointment only)

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INDOOR ACTIVITIES

Fast Lane Entertainment - A family entertainment center, that

includes 22 bowling lanes, a laser tag arena, go-karts, arcade and a ball blaster system. MUSEUM

Lowell Historical Museum - Rich history of Lowell.

rogers INDOOR ACTIVITIES

Rogers Bowling Center - Offers 28 lanes of bowling with shoe

rental.

High Rise Extreme Air Sports - Ultimate Trampoline Park and

Extreme Air Sports Center. Opry Glow Golf - WOW your kids with this amazing miniature golf activity. Glo Mini Golf is a glow in the dark mini golf course that will have your kiddos jumping for joy. Pinnacle Hills Cinema - Malco Theatres - 12 screen theatre showing first run movies.

Daisy Airgun Museum - The Daisy museum displays an expanded

siloam springs

INDOOR ACTIVITIES Community Bowl  - A bowling alley with 16 different lanes, an arcade and a snack bar. Siloam Springs 6 - A six screen movie theatre that shows primarily first run Hollywood movies. MUSEUMS

Siloam Springs Museum Society - A historical museum that seeks to educate visitors about the history of the local area.

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INDOOR ACTIVITIES Jones Center - Premier facility for recreation, learning, community events, and parties. Kyya Chocolate - Bean to bar chocolate factory. Tours are Mon Fri by appointment and 4-day Camp Kyya in the summer for kids 6 - 16. Kids learn how to make chocolate from scratch.

Ozark Climbing Gym Springdale Bowling Center - Bowling alley that offers full service

dinner too.

Sunset Cinema 9 - A 9 screen theatre discount movie theater, that shows second-run movies. MUSEUMS

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History - A regional history museum focusing on the Northwest Arkansas Ozarks.

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Top Outdoor Activities For Kids There are a multitude of outdoor activities for in Northwest Arkansas for kids. Weather permitting, they could enjoy being outside the majority of the year. There’s sports activities, water related activities, fairs, festivals, parks and so much more. Your youngsters will enjoy playing outside in NWA. Use the list below to plan exciting outdoor activities for your kids:

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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Compton Gardens The 6.5-acre gardens and conference center are named for Dr. Neal compton, who led the effort to protect the Buffalo River. Today it has been developed into native woodland gardens and is used as a public park and special events venue. There are walking trails throughout, and a guided tour may also be scheduled. Lawrence Plaza A summertime splash pad, and then in mid Nov - Jan it turns into an outdoor ice rink

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Turpentine Creek is a non-profit organization that provides lifetime refuge for abandoned, abused, and neglected “Big Cats”.

Promised Land Zoo

A drive-through wildlife adventure. Home to hundreds of rare and endangered animals from all over the world.

LAKES/PARKS Belle of the Ozarks

A 12-mile cruise on Beaver Lake.

Cosmic Cavern

View two underground lakes in one of the Ozarks prettiest caves.

Walking/Cycling Trails

Harmon Park

Bentonville has a number of very pleasant parks with beautiful walking trails and playgrounds for the kiddos.

City park with playground equipment and a cement skate park.

Lake Leatherwood Park

1,600 beautiful acres of Ozark mountain countryside with something for everyone to enjoy. Includes an 85-acre lake to swim, fish, paddle or simply to sit and gaze upon; and there are 20 plus miles of maintained trails for cycling or hiking.

eureka springs OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Eureka Springs Garden

One mile of garden trails at the Blue Spring Heritage Center.

Onyx Cave Park

Take a 30-minute self-guided tour of Onyx Cave.

Eureka Springs Trolley Service

Trolley service to various locations throughout town.

SUP Outfitters

Stand-up Paddle-boarding on Beaver Lake.

Ozarks Mountain Zipline

A 2-hour canopy tour, billed as the largest zipline with the highest cables in Arkansas.

The New Great Passion Play

Outdoor drama of the last days of Christ’s life.

Snake World

Live educational reptile exhibit including 50 plus snakes

Dinner Bell Ranch and Resort

Guided tours from a one-hour ride to an all-day excursion on horseback. In addition a Saddle and Paddle adventure is available, an hour-long ride followed by a seven-mile canoe float.

Steve’s Stable at Pond Mountain Lodge

One-hour guided trail tour with six riders or less.

Hidden Valley Ranch Stables

Horseback riding on the 650 wilderness acres of this guest ranch. Rent a horse or bring your own.

Bear Mountain Riding Stable

Hour-long rides with incredible views of the surrounding hills.

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Withrow Springs State Park

Features a spring flowing from a small cave, and a creek that runs through the park. Picnic areas, swimming pool, campsites, and hiking trails are available.

elkins  OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES White River Creamery

fayetteville OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES 112 Drive-In Theatre

A drive-in movie theatre that offers first-run Hollywood movies and a delightful concession stand. Open late spring and summer months with show times over the weekend evenings.


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A fun miniature golf course nestled in the hills with a helpful staff attending to your every need.

fun time for the entire family. There is a 4-mile drivethrough where animals can be seen as you might see them in nature, and there is also a wonderful petting zoo area where baby exotic and domestic animals can be petted. It is not unusual to see a baby white tiger in the petting area. While there is a coin-operated snack area provided, many families bring their lunch and eat on the provided picnic tables.

Gator Golf

Lokomotion Fun Park

A family-fun entertainment park that includes bumper boats, arcade, go karts, miniature golf and laser tag.

LAKES/PARKS Buffalo River

The First National River is located 119 miles out of Fayetteville; it is a popular camping, canoeing, swimming, hiking and fishing destination.

Devil’s Den

A picturesque Arkansas State Park nestled in Lee Creek Valley. Camping, fishing, canoeing, hiking kayaking, mountain biking and paddle boating are available.

Lake Fayetteville

A 640-acre city park that offers many recreational opportunities including boating, fishing, softball, volleyball, hiking, mountain biking and picnicking.

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

The park is located on 86 acres adjoining Lake Fayetteville. It includes 12 themed gardens and a butterfly house.

Lake Wedington

rogers LAKES/PARK Beaver Lake

The man-made lake has approximately 487 scenic miles of shoreline, with campsites, picnic sites, swimming areas, trails, and several other activities for the entire family to enjoy. Glowgolf Located next to the Old Navy Store, Glowgolf offer an exciting new twist on mini golf. Great for families, parties or a group of friends.

Hobbs State Park

A park filled with woodland hiking and biking trails.

A 102-acre lake and 424-acre red area are popular for swimming, canoeing, picnicking, hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

Pea Ridge National Military Park

39 miles from Fayetteville, Mulberry Mountain offers cabins, campgrounds, ATV trails, canoeing, hiking, fishing, and more in the beautiful Arkansas Ozark Mountains.

A working grist mill that grinds corn and wheat daily.

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Wilson Park

A park that features a small castle and a gazebo. This popular park can be used for baseball, basketball, tennis and volleyball and has a swimming pool, walking trail and playground.

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The business offers 36 miniature golf holes with friendly owners and facilities for grilling and party pavillions. There is also a seasonal snow cone stand on site with a great selection of flavors.

Civil War battlefield that includes self-guided tours and a bookstore.

War Eagle Mill

War Eagle Cavern

Spectacular cavern located between Rogers and Eureka Springs. Visitors enjoy guided tours, panning for gems, scenic picnic spots, and miles of hiking trails.

siloam springs OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Dogwood Junction

Unique bike shop that rents bikes and surrey bikes (covered, four wheeled type). Be sure to order a surrey ride with picnic in the park, and they provide the table cloth/blanket, picnic basket and food from local eateries.

Wild Wilderness Safari  - Located in Gentry

The Safari has 80 different species of animals. From farm animals to exotic animals, many of which are on the endangered list, a visit to this Safari promises to be a

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Top 10 Bakeries in NWA Who doesn’t smile when they recall the delicious aromas wafting from a bakery? They are places that produce wonderful breads, pies and cakes and other scrumptious baked goods. Without even knowing why, we automatically feel all warm and fuzzy inside, we feel nostalgic. They bakeries we’ve listed below all have that ability to return us to a happier time, and besides that they all have the very best bakery items in NWA:

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Bentonville Baking Company $ 406 SE 5th St, (479) 250-9973

Little Bread Company $ 116 N Block Ave, (479) 527-0622

Bentonville Baking Company offers delicious artisan baked goods, custom cookies and cakes and more. Have a special occasion on the horizon? Just name the theme, and the helpful staff will come up with a delightful creation to make your celebration perfect. They also offer private baking lessons and decorating parties for those interested in learning how to bake like an expert.

Rick’s Bakery $$ 1220 N College Ave, (479) 442-2166

eureka springs Oscars $ 17 White St, (479) 981-1436

Open for breakfast, brunch and lunch. A visit to Oscars is a delight whenever you choose to go. Unique, delicious homemade treats like all sorts of quiche, breakfast bagels, biscuits and baguettes are served and the service is both friendly and efficient. Situated on famous White Street in Eureka Springs, it’s an eclectic spot with an interesting clientele.

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Briar Rose Bakery & Deli $ 28 E Main St, (479) 300-6027

If dining in an old fashioned cottage, and feasting on fresh baked goods including European-style pastries like cinnamon rolls, scones, cupcakes, custom cakes and fresh made sandwiches and soups appeals to you, then you must make plans to visit Briar Rose Bakery and Deli. Sample the lemon cheesecake while you’re there. Your taste buds will thank you.

fayetteville Dirty Apron BakeHouse $ 245 North Church Ave

At the Dirty Apron BakeHouse, a breakfast, brunch and lunch eatery tucked away just off Dickson and close to Fayettechill, small batch, naturally leavened sourdough is made. Specialties like the ham and cheese croissants, sourdough bread and rotating pastries are the talk of the town.

Golden Kolache Bakery $ 3327 W Wedington Dr, (479) 439-0835

Serving breakfast and brunch, Golden Kolache Bakery turns out some of the best Kolache items you will ever put in your mouth. What the heck is a Kolache anyway? It is a warm, slightly sweet fresh-baked pastry that has been filed with fruit, meat or cheese. Works great as a delightfully different handheld for people on the go.

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A community bakery/restaurant offering dozens of different fresh homemade items each day. Choose from a wide selection of delicious fresh baked goods including 9 varieties of bread, muffins, cookies, croissants, danishes, biscotti, cream puffs, Bavarian cream tarts, brownies, pinwheels and more. Open for breakfast and lunch. Great neighborhood spot!

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Rick’s is a full service bakery that is also open for breakfast, brunch and sandwiches. While Rick’s specializes in amazingly beautiful wedding cakes and many other unique shaped cakes for special occasions, that is just the beginning of their large and varied baked goods menu selection. They also offer doughnuts, pastries, cookies, muffins, bagels, cupcakes and petit fours.

The Fayetteville Pastry Shop $$ 6315 W Wedington Dr STE#1, (479) 530-3349

This delightful little find in Fayetteville caters to dietary restrictions, and it also specializes in gourmet edible art, hand crafted chocolates and fresh gelato. Anything you try will be delicious, but do give the Orange Cinnamon Rolls a try. They have just the right amount of icing and they literally melt-in-yourmouth. If you’re there for lunch, the Carrot Ginger is delish.

Rockin’ Baker $ 3761 N Mall Ave, (479) 313-6767

The Rockin’ Baker is a social enterprise that not only makes homemade, naturally leavened bread and European-style pastries, but also helps transform lives by offering immersive entrepreneurial education and on-the-job skills training to deserving people on the path to self-sufficiency. Bread choices include Frisco, Grateful Bread, Betta Chedda, Dark Side, Not-Your-Nana’s Banana, Sun Kissed, Don’t Rye for Me Venezuela and Wholey Wheaty Sourdough.

p r ai r i e g r o v e Fat Rolls $$ 116 N Mock St, (479) 846-0846

Fat Rolls is a from-scratch bakery featuring such tasty items as bready cinnamon rolls, orange rolls, fresh baked breads, scrumptious sugar cookies, lemon loaf, oatmeal cream cookies and much, much more. Fat Rolls also has regularly scheduled live music, wonderful owners and friendly service.


Top 10 BBQ Restaurants in NWA

BBQ, one of the best loved foods in Northwest Arkansas, is widely represented throughout the area. Slow, perfectly cooked, smoked beef, chicken, pork and sausages are served up practically everywhere. Regardless of how you like your barbecue, you’ll find a favorite spot from the Top 10 list below.

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Rhythm and Q $ 1721 Forest Hills Blvd, (479) 268-6858

very casual, BBQ joint that specializes in good food and knowledgeable, efficient service. A favorite with the U of A crowd, it is also a good choice for your catering needs. Try the rib or pulled pork sandwich once, and you’ll be hooked.

Many customers drive from miles around just to enjoy the unique barbecue served at the local chef owned and operated Rhythm and Q. This place has a loyal and rabid fan base. Diners love the perfectly smoked meats, delicious sides and flavorful sauces. The Baby Back Ribs are meaty, tender and tasty. For you music lovers, there’s live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Note: The hours are a little tricky.

bentonville Fred’s Hickory Inn $$ 1502 N Walton Blvd, (479) 273-3303

If you are craving a memorable Pit Bar B-Q experience in NWA, take your family, friends and visitors to Fred’s. You just can’t get better friendly service, atmosphere or real pit BBQ. They are also known for their mouthwatering steaks and authentic Italian food.

rogers Pit Master’s BBQ $ Frisco Station Mall 100 N Dixieland, (479) 202-5344

The entire menu is made fresh daily, and no smoked meats are precooked, frozen and eventually thawed out. Pit Master’s BBQ maintains the integrity and just smoked flavor of meats by slow smoking every morning. Don’t miss the all-you-can-eat ribs deal on Thursdays, and get there early as folks begin to line up early for this tasty special.

The Big Rub Urban Eatery $ (inside Walmart SuperCenter)

4208 South Pleasant Crossing, (479) 282-1405

Delicious urban BBQ, sandwiches, homemade sides, and street tacos made from the freshest ingredients to be found anywhere. Smokehouse and Brisket taco are awesome as is the Jordan (large portion) sandwich. Great tasting barbecue, convenient location and reasonable prices make this a regional favorite.

Whole Hog Cafe $$ 1400 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 271-6566

Award-winning, World Champion BBQ - Menu includes some of the best pork, chicken and beef BBQ. Try the jumbo pulled pork sandwich, which is always a hit!

eureka springs Rockin’ Pig Saloon $$ 2039 E Van Buren, (479) 3636248

A full service dining, drinking and entertainment establishment serving BBQ, burgers and wood-fired pizzas in a fun atmosphere. Try the pork ribs and baked beans.

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springdale Tyler’s Craft BBQ $ 109 N Arkansas St, Springdale, AR, (479) 409-7423

If your idea of BBQ is tender, moist pork with a light pecan smoked flavor, you simply must try one of the handcrafted BBQ sandwiches served out of this local food truck. Slaw lovers, this is your chance to try some of the most delicious Wasabi slaw you will ever put in your mouth.

Herman’s $$ 2901 N. College Rd, (479) 442-9671

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Get ready to be WOWED when you first taste the BBQ ribs from Pop’s. These are ribs that make you feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven. Pop’s is operating as a food truck directly across the street from the Rogers Chamber. If you haven’t yet sampled Pop’s BBQ, you absolutely must give it a try.

Everything at Herman’s is fresh and handmade. The ribs are juicy and tender, the kind that fall off the bone and melt in your mouth. The steaks are hand-cut and aged to perfection, and Nick’s Shrimp Remoulade with homemade sauce is delicious beyond words. Open for both lunch and dinner with a deck where you can watch the BBQ being grilled, Herman’s has 45 years of experience cooking and serving up delicious BBQ. 708 N College Ave, (479) 856-6366

Known far and wide for having the perfect BBQ sauce. Try the barbecue nachos as an entree instead of an appetizer. Service is terrific too.

Lucky Luke’s BBQ $$

1220 N Garland Ave, (479) 521-7550

Stoked for a really good BBQ sandwich? Some say this is the best pulled pork in the region. Their pork, kielbasa sausage and chicken is premium quality and smoked right on the premises. Lucky Luke’s is a friendly,

Pop’s BBQ $ 318 W Walnut St, Rogers, AR, (479) 633-8150

Smokin Joe’s $$ 2504 E Central Ave, Bentonville, AR, (479) 621-0181

Particularly known for its award-winning genuine pit barbecue, Smokin Joe’s Ribhouse offers specialty sandwiches, burgers, ribs, pulled pork, BBQ plates and classic sides. This is BBQ at its best, taste it once and you’ll be hooked for life.

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Title Restaurants Top 10 Bentonville

Bentonville is a hotspot for outstanding restaurants. Some are chef driven fine dining copy restaurants and some are not, but the ones on the Top 10 list below all have one thing in common, and that is amazing food. Many are located on or right off the famous Bentonville Square. Be sure to check them out, you’ll be glad you did. Doe’s Eat Place $$$

Sushi House $$

copy would be hard pressed to find a better steak than those on the Anyone menu at Doe’s. Thick, juicy, flavorful, tender and cooked to perfection just the way you like them. These steaks are enormous, and most will feed two. Once you try one of Doe’s mouthwatering steaks, you’ll be hooked for life.

Let your taste buds be delighted, Sushi House offers premier Japanese cuisine that is sure to make your taste buds dance for joy. Once you place your order, the staff often brings out other menu items for you to try on the house. What a great way to expand Sushi House business and your palate at the same time. If you enjoy Sushi, you’ll love Sushi House.

2806 S Walton Blvd, (479) 254-8081

Fred’s Hickory Inn $$

1502 N Walton Blvd, (479) 273-3303

Mouthwatering award-winning, hickory smoked Pit Bar B-Q, expertly cooked steaks and amazing Italian food are the daily fare at locally owned Fred’s. Fred’s has a wonderful patio, just the natural setting to enjoy drinks before your meal. The staff is attentive, friendly and strives to make your meal a memorable one.

MOD Restaurant & Social $$$

110 2nd Street Suite 110, (479) 544-9455

Experts in the art of mixing favorite Ozarks foods with modern cooking techniques the chef led team at MOD’s produces some of the most unusual and delicious dishes to be found in all of NWA. The menu rotates weekly and makes use of seasonal local ingredients. For a set rate of $39 per person, MOD features an unusual concept with starter options, a main course, Artisan bread and fabulous dessert. Cocktails are creative, hand mixed delightful experiences.

2501 SE 14th St #5, (479) 271-0370

Table Mesa $$

108 E Central Ave, (479) 715-6706

An upscale Latin American style bistro offering a full range of unique menu items including entrees, burgers, starters and desserts. Try the Steak Madagascar or the Kiki’s Burrito and for dessert try the Bananas Foster a la Mesa. Located right on the famous Bentonville Downtown Square, a meal at Table Mesa is not to be missed. The Hive $$

200 NE A St, (479) 286-6575

Located in Bentonville’s 21C Museum Hotel, the Hive, under the direction of award-winning Chef Matthew McClure, offers refined country cooking with a focus on the traditional foods of Arkansas. Chef McClure makes use of locally sourced produce in his signature dishes. You’re sure to have a memorable meal when you choose The Hive.

Preacher’s Son $$

Tusk & Trotter $$

Amazing food, drinks, service and atmosphere characterize this beautiful Bentonville restaurant housed in a former church building complete with stained glass windows. Gluten free menu has many incredible dishes from which to choose including a scrumptious crab fritter appetizer. For an intimate yet friendly setting, don’t miss the cozy bar downstairs. Great place for special occasions and date nights.

Rustic, but chic and located only a block off the Bentonville Downtown Square, this award-winning restaurant is designed to accommodate families, traveling gourmets or a group of friends wanting a place to be together. Owner/chef, Rob Nelson, offers seasonal menus inspired by local fresh produce and other local ingredients. Even picky eaters will be delighted as the menu is filled with options for everyone to enjoy. Try the Fried Chicken and Waffles for a taste-treat you won’t soon forget.

201 NW A St, (479) 445-6065

Pressroom $$

100 NW 2nd St #100, (479) 657-2905

Located just off Bentonville’s Historic Downtown Square, Pressroom is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and late night dining. It pulls together, under a delightful modern space, the atmosphere of a hip coffeehouse, amazing cocktail bar and smart restaurant. Foodies from across the country flock to the Pressroom for a chance to sample some of the delicious creations, and locals find the Pressroom the perfect place to gather with friends for coffee or drinks. River Grille $$$

1003 McClain Rd, (479) 271-4141

Fine dining at its best can be found at the River Grille in Bentonville. Relax in masterfully upholstered chairs while you enjoy an expertly prepared meal of steaks, chops, seafood or poultry. You won’t find a more relaxed setting anywhere. The dining room features a warm fireplace, elegant wood paneling and dark wood floors. While you’re there, check out their schedule of Special Events including a fourcourse date night, Dining in the Dark, Brewmaster Dinner and wine tastings. A meal at the River Grille is the stuff of which memories are made.

110 SE A St, (479) 268-4494

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Blu Fresh Fish Marketplace $$

607 S. E. Fifth St, (479) 925-5300

A unique fish house, restaurant and raw sushi bar with an upbeat atmosphere that is conveniently located in the Market District of Downtown Bentonville, Blu offers the freshest fish and other seafood to be found in all of NWA. Shipments of shrimp, lobster, crab, salmon, halibut are flown in daily. Imagine eating seafood so fresh that it is only hours off the dock. Customers may dine in, order takeout, or buy fresh to cook at home. Blu also features a good selection of wine and beer. Oven and Tap $$

215 South Main St, (479) 871-2542

Open for weekend brunch, lunch and dinner, and located just a block off the famous Bentonville Downtown Square, Oven and Tap sports a custom built wood-fired oven for turning out scrumptious pizza and pasta fare and a unique tap wall, which pours forth cold craft beer and other delicious libations. A quality meal can be expected as Oven and Tap prides itself on attention to detail throughout including its atmosphere, service, food and drink. Reservations are advised.

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Top 10 Breakfasts to Wake Up for in NWA Not everyone eats breakfast, but for those that do, there are a host of great choices all around Northwest Arkansas. You can get toast and coffee almost anywhere, but if you want a mouthwatering, down home breakfast, you owe it to yourself to try some of the great breakfast spots we’ve listed below:

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The Buttered Biscuit $$ 1403 SE Moberly Ln, (479) 319-4822 This is one of the very best breakfast restaurants in all of Northwest Arkansas. The biscuits are huge and just like grandma used to make. The biscuits and sausage gravy are delicious as are the Old Orchard Omelette and the Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes. Owners and staff are super friendly, and really do care about your experience with them. Additionally, GF options are available. Station Café $ 111 North Main St, (479) 273-0553 The Station Cafe, located on Bentonville’s Historic Downtown Square, specializes in humongous breakfasts including biscuits and gravy, killer omelettes, pancakes and skillets. The restaurant is fitted out comfortably retro, but, weather permitting, you can also choose to eat outside. They are also famous for their mouthwatering steak burgers, fries and onion rings. Try it once, and you’ll be hooked for life.

Wesner’s $ 117 W Chestnut St. (479) 636-9723 This local restaurant with a small town feel is the classic breakfast spot for you and your friends and family. Reasonable prices, attentive staff, large cinnamon rolls, and country-style ham are just some of the things that keep luring the customers of this favorite breakfast joint back.

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Neal’s $ 806 N Thompson St, (479) 751-9996 Are you searching for one of the best homemade meals in the area? Known for its sweet, southern hospitality, Neal’s Cafe’ has been serving some of the finest home-cooked meals for more than 65 years. Being more than just a breakfast cafe, Neal’s is also known for their catfish, fried chicken, and chicken and dumplings. Their homemade pies and rolls are pretty special too. Susan’s $$ 1440 W Sunset Ave, (479) 751-1445 A Northwest Arkansas favorite, this local business is known for their friendly staff and delicious breakfast meals. If you are craving food to satisfy your sweet tooth, Susan’s delights you with their large cinnamon rolls. However, if you’re searching for a filling breakfast that will also keep you satisfied without all of the sugar, the chicken fried steak and Pig Sooie omelet are two meal choices that will fulfill your heart’s desires.

Mudstreet $$ 22 S Main St, (479) 253-6732 Open for breakfast and lunch, the Mud Street Café is located in a basement in downtown Eureka Springs. With self-serve coffee and cheesy garlic grits, locals find themselves longing to go back for more just as soon as they leave.

fayetteville The Farmers Table Cafe $ 1079 S School Ave, (479) 966-4125 The Farmer’s Table Cafe uses local ingredients, and is known for helping local farmers. If you are looking for a quaint brunch cafe, their hearty meals are the ideal factor that you may be looking for. Prelude Breakfast Bar $$ 509 W Spring St #210, (479) 435-6435 Open from 8 a.m - 2:30 p.m., Prelude Breakfast Bar offers a refreshing departure from traditional restaurants. Literally everything is amazing including the Pancake Flight, the Huevos Rancheros, the Omelets, the Scrambles, and the fresh squeezed mimosas and the Bloodys. Come early if possible as the place starts to get really busy before mid morning.

rogers Sams Olde Tyme Hamburgers $ 223 E Locust St, (479) 986-9191 Specializing in a variety of 3-egg omelets, and many other traditional breakfast delights, Sam’s goes out of its way to make sure that every customer leaves happy. The service is consistently top notch too. Convenient place to stop for Beaver Lake traffic.

siloam springs Cathy’s Corner $ 1910 US-412, (479) 524-4475 Don’t let this small yellow building fool you. Although it seems small from the outside, the inside delivers satisfaction for anyone passing through. With its friendly, superior service, Cathy’s Corner is a favorite for anyone who is craving both a yummy breakfast and a laid back atmosphere. Go in and try any item from the menu. You’re sure to be back.

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honorable mention Golden Kolache Bakery $ 3327 W Wedington Dr, (479) 439-0835, Fayetteville, AR Serving breakfast and brunch, Golden Kolache Bakery turns out some of the best Kolache items you will ever put in your mouth. What the heck is a Kolache anyway? It is a warm, slightly sweet fresh-baked pastry that has been filed with fruit, meat, and cheese. Works great as a delightfully different handheld for people on the go. The Egg and I $ 5206 Village Pkwy, (479) 657-6630, Rogers, AR Locals love to come and indulge in their famous strawberry banana waffles or their Texas skillet. The fun atmosphere adds all the more to the excitement. With a name like “The Egg and I”, who wouldn’t want this restaurant to be their new daily breakfast spot?

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Top 10 Restaurants for Brunch in NWA There is nothing like a scrumptious brunch after waking up a little late on a lazy weekend morning. New Orleans has nothing on Northwest Arkansas when it comes to brunch menus, and that’s for certain. Be prepared to have your tastebuds do a dance when you sample some of the brunch food served at our spotlighted restaurants. On the Top 10 list below, you can find some of the very best brunch menus to be had in the land. can accommodate business people, families, and even the most sophisticated traveler.

bentonville The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel $$ 200 NE A St, (479) 286-6500 The Hive is an upscale restaurant where culinary creativity thrives under the direction of Chef Matthew McClure and his professional team. Featuring a brunch made fresh from locally sourced ingredients, the menu includes The Hive Benedict and the 25-minute egg, Pan-Seared Catfish with Basmati rice. Also delicious are the Belgium Waffles with roasted bananas, raisin butter and whipped cream. Housed within the beautiful world-class 21c Museum Hotel, The Hive is the perfect place to enjoy a truly delicious and unique brunch and see great art from around the world. Pressroom $$ 100 NW 2nd St, Ste 100, (479) 657-2905 This casual chic restaurant is a place to relax with friends, family or guests, and enjoy some of Pressroom’s delicious menu offerings including an array of creative dishes and drinks. The menu sports a wide variety including starters like the “Big Sticky” Roll, a killer juice bar, breakfast bowls and grains, a healthy list of egg offerings and a nice list of brunch cocktails including the Pressroom Mimosa. Weather permitting, try the patio seating. Table Mesa $$ 108 E Central Ave, (479) 715-6706 A favorite Sunday brunch hot spot, Table Mesa serves fabulous food and beverages from 10 -2. The Fajita Bar has 15 delicious items including pulled pork, chicken, salmon, and beef fajitas. The Emporium Table features seasonal fruit and scrumptious gluten free desserts. The Brunch Platos include items like Prime Rib and Eggs, Table Mesa Huevos Rancheros, and Mesa Pancakes. The Bloody Mary Bar and the La Lola 6 make the Breakfast Liquids the talk of the town. The staff is knowledgeable and gifted with the ability to make your Brunch a memorable event. Try Table Mesa for Brunch, you’ll be glad you did. Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie $$ 200 NE A St, (479) 286-6500 A high point in Bentonville’s burgeoning culinary scene, Chef Rob Nelson has designed a delightful brunch menu that makes addicts out of brand new customers. You can expect perfect Eggs Benedict, delicious High South Breakfast Casserole, and Tasty Carrot Cake Waffles on the Sunday Brunch Menu. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere and space design

eureka springs Local Flavor Café $$ 71 S Main St, (479) 253-9522 You don’t have to have a reason to go out for brunch, but there is a perfectly good reason you’ll want to eat brunch at the Local Flavor Cafe in Eureka Springs. Chef Owner, Britt Evans, has created a loyal following for his fabulous Sunday Brunch featuring items like Eggs Benedict, Mexican Scram, Pan Seared Salmon, Omelets and Traditional Country Breakfast. The staff is friendly and efficient and the atmosphere, largely due to the use of vintage lamps, is a wonderful departure from the typical restaurant. Ingredients are locally sourced and fresh. Gluten free is available. Don’t miss this one.

fayetteville Bordinos Restaurant and Wine Bar $$$ 310 W Dickson St, (479) 527-6795

This chic restaurant draws crowds looking for an exceptional weekend brunch. Bordinos is the spirit of Fayetteville. It offers wonderful atmosphere, outstanding food, brilliant cocktail and wine selections and terrific staff. Menu items change seasonally and you can always expect to find wonderful dining for any occasion. Reservations are recommended.

fa y e t t e v i l l e ( c o n t . ) Emelia’s Kitchen $$ 309 W. Dickson St, (479) 527-9800 Delicious food, warm, outgoing staff, and a delightful ambiance characterize this restaurant. Sunday Brunch features tasty Bloody Mary’s and menu items like the Blue Crab Benedict, Mediterranean Omelet and Belgian Waffles. The Farmer’s Table Café $$ 1079 S School Ave, (479) 966-4125 Free range eggs, Animal Welfare Approved bacon, buttermilk biscuits

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Top 10 Restaurants for Brunch in NWA (Cont.) (made from scratch), and locally sourced fresh ingredients are the makings for their truly wholesome tasty brunch meals. The service is friendly, efficient and knowledgeable, and the prices are reasonable.

rogers Copeland’s of New Orleans $$ 463 N 46th St, (479) 246-9455 Looking for New Orleans inspired food? Copeland’s, true to their mission, is committed to the idea that all of their menu items are founded on the culinary traditions of New Orleans. Brunch features dishes like the Arkansawyer made with local free-range eggs, Animal Welfare Approved meat, handmade biscuit topped with either sausage or vegetarian gravy and local sauteed greens. Staff is friendly, efficient and helpful. Fans rave about this restaurant.

springdale The Steam Gastropub $ 107 E Emma Ave, (479) 717-6090

The Steam, located approximately at the halfway point of the 36-mile Razorback Greenway, offers an exquisite brunch on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The menu is packed with fresh housemade selections like the Apple, Fig & Brie Sandwich, which is French Toasted; and the Chicken & Waffles, which are lightly dusted with powdered sugar and drizzled with honey. Yum! Try a hand crafted Bloody Mary, Mimosa or other specialty drink while you’re there.

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honorable mention Café Rue Orleans $$ 1150 N College Ave, (479) 443-2777 A little taste of New Orleans right here in Fayetteville, AR. Café Rue Orleans is the perfect place to enjoy brunch with friends, family or out of town guests. Sunday Brunch specials include dishes like Creole Shrimp and Grits, Eggs Des Amis and Eggs Pontchartrain. Brunch House Specials include menu items with names like Crawfish Ettouffee and Catfish Tchoupitoulas. With award-winning food and a menu like this, it’s easy to see why Café Rue Orleans is the restaurant of choice for authentic New Orleans Style Cuisine in the region. Fresh $$ 179 N. Main, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, (479) 253-9300 Delicious Sunday Brunch features dishes made from fresh ingredients that are organic and locally sourced whenever possible. The Benedicts are served on freshly made English Muffins, their omelet menu features items like the Greek Veggie and the Crab Fritatta, and their scrumptious French Toast is made from house made baked Cinnamon Swirl Bread.


Top 10 Burgers in NWA Northwest Arkansas has many, many burger joints. Some offer burgers as a menu item, but many specialize in the all-American tasty sensation. You can order your burger with cheese, bacon, barbecue, macaroni, and even beetroot, and that is just for starters. Have dietary issues, you can find GF and vegetarian burgers at many specialty eateries.

Check out the Top 10 list below for an amazing burger.

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Station Café $ 111 N Main St, (479) 273-0553

Located only two doors down from the Wal-Mart Visitor’s Center and Museum on the Bentonville Downtown Square, Station Cafe draws locals, people from miles around, and visitors from across the globe. Their burgers are cooked to order, from real Angus beef, and their french fries are incredible. Don’t miss this one; it is a fun place to eat.

Tusk & Trotter $$ 110 SE A St, (479) 268-4494

An American Brasserie housed in rustic-chic digs, Tusk & Trotter has a seasonal menu built around locally sourced produce whenever possible. The TNT Burger made with Creekstone Black Angus Beef is a mouthwatering treat that you will return to time and again. Awesome restaurant located right off the Historic Bentonville Downtown Square.

eureka springs The Rockin’ Pig Saloon $$ 2039 E Van Buren, (479) 363-6248

Visitors and Eureka Springs locals alike all rave about the burgers at The Rockin’ Pig Saloon. Starting with 100% fresh ingredients and all natural raised Wagyu beef, the burgers, grilled over an photo courtesy of Angus Jack in open fire, are nothing short Springdale of sensational. People drive from miles around just to get one of their mouthwatering burgers. The staff is friendly and efficient, and they are genuinely interested in making sure that you have a good experience in their popular restaurant.

Sparky’s Cafe $$ 147 E Van Buren, (479) 253-6001

From their tasty burgers cooked from freshly ground meat, to their huge list of beers to their friendly outdoor patio service, this burger joint in Eureka aims to please. The cooks are uncanny in their ability to cook your burger just the way you like it. If you are a picky eater, just tell your server exactly what you want.

onion rings, blueberry lemonade and a full-service bar, visit Deluxe Burger on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. This place is addictive.

Hugo’s $$ 25 1/2 North Block Ave, (479) 521- 7585

A Fayetteville institution, this basement located burger joint, in business since 1977, offers delicious burgers and a truly different assortment of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The French fries are homemade and should be ordered even though the burgers come with chips (order is big enough for two). Try the Bleu Moon cheeseburger, it will send you over the Moon! Hugo’s is a local, regional and international favorite.

Smitty’s Garage Burgers and Beer $$ 100 E Joyce Blvd Suite 102, (479) 301-2046

With over 15 TV’s, Smitty’s Garage is a place for fun while you are chowing down on one of the area’s truly great burgers. When reasonable prices, great service, awesome atmosphere and 17 burgers plus a build-your-own come together under one roof, you have a winning combination that is really hard to beat. Try the bacon avocado ranch burger for a real treat.

rogers ParkSide Public $$ 112 S 1st St, (479) 636-7275

Creative burgers and local microbrews on tap, who could ask for more? There are no less than 15 different burgers on the menu including a peanut butter version and a gluten free burger that is actually delicious. Great casual place to hang out, chow down on a really good burger and toss back a couple of cold ones.

springdale Angus Jack $$ 2638 W Sunset Ave, (479) 717-2940

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Don’t let the outside facade fool you, Angus Jack is an indie doing it right in NWA. Offering made-to-order hamburgers made from hand-pressed Angus meat, wraps, sandwiches including a B.L.T. made from Applewood bacon, 22 different flavors of shakes made from hand dipped ice cream, frosties and a special menu for the kids. Their buns are GF too.

Feltner Brothers $ 2768 N College Ave

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Offering terrific, friendly service and truly delicious burgers and fries, Feltner Brothers loves to treat their customers right. Try the double cheeseburger for a mouthwatering delight. Grilled and fried chicken and franks are also on the menu as are killer onion rings. All in all, Feltner’s is a great burger destination.

Deluxe Burger $ 550 W Dickson St, (479) 445-6086

For amazing burgers on the patio, delicious sweet potato fries and

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Patrick’s $ 3976 Elm Springs Rd, Springdale, AR, (479) 751-9245

Patrick’s specializes in delicious old fashioned burgers. While they do serve other food, their burgers are really something special. Get a great burger at a reasonable price at this Springdale burger joint.


Top 10 Restaurants That Serve Delicious Catfish in NWA Most people love catfish, and for those folks, Northwest Arkansas is a haven. Fried, grilled, blackened the catfish restaurants we’ve found will have you coming back for more time after time. Check out the Top 10 catfish holes below for some lip-smackin’ tenders and fillets.

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Blu Fresh Fish Market $$ 607 SE 5th St, (479) 273-5400

Catfish House 2102 1/2 South 8th Street, (479) 935-9211

Bentonville’s newest fish restaurant and fresh fish market with a focus on delivering fish that is so fresh they can be caught and on your dinner plate some eleven or twelve hours later. Patterned after fresh fish markets on the coasts, Blu is able to lay claim to the freshest fish in NWA. Their catfish is brought in live, and can be prepared fried, grilled or blackened.

Flying Fish $$ 109 NW 2nd St, (479) 657-6300

The atmosphere is relaxing and reminiscent of lakefront restaurants. It specializes in fresh fried catfish, crab, crawfish, chicken, and burgers. Business people flock there during weekday lunch, but don’t let that stop you, the line moves very quickly and the food comes out done to a turn within a few minutes. Just thinking about their fried catfish makes your mouth water.

Eureka springs Catfish Cabin $$ 3085 E Van Buren, (479) 253-7933

In business for more than 19 years, Catfish Cabin serves farm raised Channel catfish prepared as fish tacos, fiddlers (whole fish) and fillets. They offer family style, allyou-can-eat and they welcome large parties.

If all-you-can-eat catfish and crab bites and all the fixins appeals to you, you will love the Rogers Catfish House. They also serve burgers, chicken, beer, wine and lots of friendly smiles. This place is quickly becoming the new favorite catfish restaurant for catfish lovers of all ages.

Fish City Grill $$ Pinnacle Hills Promenade, 2203 South Promenade Blvd #3110, (479) 636-8833

Grilled, fried or blackened catfish are some of their specialties. Regular customers say that any food item on the menu is delicious every single time. The staff and management are friendly, and seem to actually care that your every dining experience with them is a good one.

Lucy’s Diner $ 511 W Walnut St, (479) 230-5829 Lucy’s does fried catfish right.

Try Lucy’s Catfish Dinner complete with farm raised cornmeal breaded catfish filets, hushpuppies, fresh-cut fries, brown beans, coleslaw and green tomato relish. Hold on to your hats, this is great catfish eating.

siloam springs Siloam Café $ 906 E Main St, (479) 549-9987

fayetteville Catfish Hole $$ 4127 W Wedington Dr, (479) 521-7008

Specializes in fried catfish dinners with all the fixins’ from 3 pcs. to 8 pcs. Customers rave about the hushpuppies and the friendly service. They also have a non-fried dinner side of the menu. Their operating philosophy is ‘get it right every time.’

gentry Wooden Spoon $$ 1000 S Gentry Blvd, (479) 736-3030

Known around the region for their homemade menu items including their delightful desserts, they are also widely known for their delicious light and crispy fried catfish and hushpuppies. Some folks would eat fried catfish at no other restaurant.

rogers Catfish John’s $$ 601 W Hudson Rd, (479) 631-6908

Siloam Café is known locally for their down-home cooking and reasonable prices, but not everyone knows they also serve up some of the very best fried catfish, hush puppies and fries to be found in the region. Some folks won’t go anywhere else for fried catfish.

honorable mention Rolling Pin Cafe $$ 2565 E Huntsville Rd, Fayetteville, AR

In business since 1993, the Rolling Pin Cafe features made from scratch meals including delicious omelettes, pancakes and french toast for breakfast and plate lunches including the catfish that are as close to what your grandma used to dish up as you can get. Do yourself a big favor and stop in at the Rolling Pin.

In business since 1989 and heralded as one of America’s finest catfish eateries, Catfish John’s specializes in farm-raised fried catfish. They do have other items on the menu, but the catfish and the homemade hushpuppies are the main focus. It is one of those places where you could eat fried catfish until you popped. Some people say it is simply to-die-for. The staff is friendly, efficient and helpful.

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Top 10 Heavenly Chicken Restaurants in NWA Chicken is a mainstay dish for almost everyone. Who doesn’t have a meal or two each week of chicken? It can be fried, baked, grilled, barbecued and boiled as a main dish, or it is frequently added to other dishes. The chicken houses we’ve listed below specialize in chicken that delivers your taste buds a treat they haven’t had often.

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The Hive $$$ 200 NE A St, (479) 286-6575

Monte Ne Inn Chicken $$ 13843 Hwy 94, (479) 636-5511

Starting with locally sourced chickens, the brunch menu at the Hive at 21c, a premier boutique hotel in Bentonville, AR features BMF (buttermilk fried) Chicken on a biscuit. Delicious beyond description if you’re a fried chicken devotee and to be tried at least once if you’re not.

This restaurant features only one menu, served family style, and includes all you can eat fried chicken, delicious bean soup, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, coleslaw, home-made rolls and apple-butter. Monte Ne Inn Chicken is as close to grandma’s country chicken dinners as you can get.

Tusk & Trotter $$ 110 SE A St, (479) 268-4494

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The menu features a wide variety of perfectly cooked meats, however, customers rave about the fried chicken and waffles. Try it once and you’ll be hooked.

eureka springs Myrtie Mae’s $$ 207 W Van Buren, (479) 253-9768

This little roadside diner serves some of the best home-style chicken you will find in the country. Staff is friendly and efficient and the place has top-notch management that makes sure you get treated right every visit.

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You haven’t eaten chicken until you’ve tried Myrtie Mae’s famous Ozark Fried Chicken. People drive from all across the state to eat this delicious chicken. Try it, you’ll love it.

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Best Frickin Chicken (Food Truck) $ 372 W Dickson St, (479) 966-4667

Customers love this chicken known for its flavorful breading. According to their regulars, they have some of the best bone-in fried chicken in NWA, bar none. Other menu favorites are the fresh-cut fries, and ham hocks and beans.

Sassy’s $$ 708 N. College Rd, (479) 856-6366

Their awesome smoked chicken speaks for itself. From their sliced smoked chicken dinners to their delicious smoked chicken sandwiches, they do chicken right.

Slim Chickens $ 2120 N. College, (479) 935-4444

With a variety of chicken tender baskets served with Texas toast, fries and a medium drink, and their chicken and waffles dinner, they’ve pretty much got chicken covered. Their dipping sauces will make a fan out of you.

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Cathy’s Corner $ 1910 U.S. 412, (479) 524-4475

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AQ Chicken $$ 1207 N Thompson St, (479) 751-4633

In business since 1947, this famous chicken house serves a variety of Southern-style chicken recipes in an old-fashioned setting. Chicken lovers! You must sample some of this chicken.

Neal’s Cafe $ 806 N Thompson St, (479) 751-9996

In the famous pink building, the chicken is still fried in the old iron skillets of years gone by. In 2004, Southern Living recognized Neal’s as one of the top spots in the U.S. to eat fried chicken.

honorable mention Venesian Inn $$ 582 West Henri De Tonti Boulevard, Springdale, AR (479) 361-2562

A Tontitown tradition since 1947, the restaurant mainly serves Italian-styled food, but it is also known far and wide for its southern fried chicken items. If you enjoy chicken, you must taste the flavorful chicken at Venesian Inn.


Top 10 irresistible indie coffee spots in NWA While coffee lovers debate almost endlessly about the merits of their favorite coffee, the fact is that the coffee labs and espresso cafes in Northwest Arkansas offer an amazing array of coffee experiences that will be on point for whatever you favorite coffee drink happens to be.

Just check out the Top 10 list below to find a coffee specialty spot near you.

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Kennedy Coffee Roasting Company $$ 2501 SE Moberly Ln, (479) 464-9015

Terrific local coffee roaster! Many think this is one of the best neighborhood coffee shops in Bentonville. Their specialty coffees are roasted on site and the staff is efficient and friendly. Try their frozen mochas and fruit blended smoothies.

ONYX Coffee Lab $ 100 NW 2nd St, (479) 715-6492

With locations in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale and Rogers, Onyx Coffee Lab has got your coffee craving covered wherever you happen to be in Northwest Arkansas. It specializes in brewing the perfect cup of Artisan made coffee. Looking for great service from friendly, efficient people and superb coffee, check out Onyx.

211 Cafe $ 106 SW 2nd St, (479) 544-7478 211 Cafe aims to use its pure, rich tasting coffee as a catalyst for enhancing community life in Bentonville. It’s a charming brightly colored coffee shop with art covered walls, plenty of comfortable seating and owners who know their coffee beans. It’s a place where Tyler and Mauricio make you feel valued and welcome. A policy of being in direct contact with the farmers who grow their distinctive coffee beans gives the owners the opportunity to know much more about their beans whether they are from Guatemala or elsewhere.

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Mud Street Cafe $$ 22 S Main St, (479) 253-6732

Located in “Unique Underground Eureka Springs.” Serves awardwinning coffee and tasty espresso drinks. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Has a full bar and is locally appreciated for their coffee drinks and fresh delicious food.

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Arsaga’s depot $$ 548 W Dickson St, (479) 443-9900

Arsaga’s roasts only the highest quality Arabic beans. Taste the difference in exceptional coffee beans roasted in small batches. The people at Arsaga’s strive to serve a memorable cup of coffee every time you come in.

fa y e t t e v i l l e ( C o n t . ) Puritan Coffee & Beer 205 W Dickson St, (479) 301-2365

A bi-level coffeehouse with excellent craft brews, flavorful fresh brewed coffee and delicious sandwiches. Has a great atmosphere for studying or relaxing with friends, and is a favorite spot in Fayetteville.

rogers IHCC (Iron Horse Coffee Co) $ 220 S 1st St, (479) 631-9977

The atmosphere makes it the perfect place to chat the afternoon away with good friends. Everything they serve is exceptional including the coffee, espresso, refined coffee drinks, bagels and gourmet sandwiches.

siloam springs Pour Jon’s $ 223 N Wright St, (918) 221-8747

You’ll love the atmosphere at Pour Jon’s. You know when locals rave about a place, it must be top-drawer, and locals rave about the many varieties of coffee, selection of looseleaf teas, trained baristas and friendly energy in this popular coffee house. When in Siloam Springs, treat yourself with a cup of this very special java.

springdale Trailside Coffee Company 101 W. Johnson Ave. Suite B, (479) 236-2421

Located inside Phat Tire Bike Shop in Springdale, this coffee shop is right off the Razorback Greenway. Besides delicious coffee, it serves teas, smoothies and handmade pastries. Great place to talk, hang out, talk bikes and listen to jazz.

honorable mention Wings Coffee Co. 3307 SW 14th St, Bentonville, AR

A wonderful little coffee drive-thru offering some of the tastiest coffee to be found in all of NWA. Dillanos Coffee Roasters out of Washington is their main source for their truly great tasting coffee. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and always willing to make something special for you.

Mama Carmen’s Espresso Cafe $ 2850 N College Ave, (479) 521-6262

Based in Fayetteville, Mama Carmen’s is a small quality-roaster, which produces amazing coffee and offers the perfect atmosphere to visit with friends.

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Top 10 Eureka Springs Restuarants Picture a quaint Victorian-like village situated in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, and then picture yourself having the meal of a lifetime in one of the many chef driven restaurants of Eureka Springs. Everything including fine dining, farm-to-table, Italian, Thai, Mexican, French and fine steak houses are represented in the Top 10 list we have for you below:

Aquarius Taqueria $$ 91 South Main, (479) 253-6888

Fabulous fresh Mexican food, delicious drinks, great service and friendly people all combine to make Aquarius a top choice. The Pescado Fish Tacos and the Asade Steak Tacos made with homemade corn tortillas are mouthwateringly delicious. Aquarius Taqueria has a great location for people watching.

Café Amore $$ 2070 East Van Buren (Hwy 62E), (479) 253-7192

Looking for authentic and superb Italian food, impeccable professional service and an intimate, yet friendly setting? Look no more, Chef Katherine and her staff are determined that every guest leave determined to return again and again. Try a pizza from the large and varied pizza selection.

Devito’s of Eureka Springs $$ 5 Center St, (479) 253-6807

A long-standing Eureka Italian restaurant, Devito’s specializes in trout direct from their family owned trout ranch. You may choose to dine intimate street-side dining, a glassed in porch overlooking East Mountain or the #2 rated sky dining deck in the state. Food is excellent. Try the Trout Italiano made from a National awardwinning recipe.

Ermillios Italian Home Cooking $$ 26 White St, (479) 253-8806

Ermillios offers fine Italian food in a charming atmosphere. Unless you get there early, be prepared to wait a bit, but there’s a cute little bar upstairs where you can play board games and have a drink while you wait. Service is both friendly and efficient. The roasted garlic is amazing as is the Ravioli with the gorgonzola cheese sauce.

Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse $$$ 2883 AR-23, (479) 253-5466

Rustic restaurant in a historic restored log cabin serves amazing flame broiled hand-cut perfectly aged steaks, a variety of delicious sides, salad, soup and homemade bread. Gaskins is the go to place for prime rib and steaks in NWA.

Grand Taverne Restaurant & Lounge $$$ 37 N Main St, (479) 253-6756

Unforgettable aptly describes the fine dining experience at the Grand Taverne Restaurant.& Lounge. Every menu item is prepared and cooked to perfection including, just to name a few, the amazing Grilled Filet of Beef, Roasted Rack of Lamb, Stuffed Portobello Mushroom and Pan Seared Scallops. Presentations are a work of art from start to finish, service is impeccable, and the atmosphere is warm and intimate. This restaurant is not just a cut above the rest, it is fine dining at the highest level.

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Grotto Wood-Fired Grill and Wine Cave $$$ 10 Center Street, (479) 363-6431

Set into a cave spring, Grotto’s unique atmosphere is delightfully different. The ambiance is warm and cozy, the service is friendly and knowledgable and the food is nothing short of amazing. Chef Rodney strives for perfection every time. Prepare to be wowed when you cut into your steak cooked over a wood fired grill. Additionally, Grotto sports a full bar including a large selection of wines and beers.

Local Flavor Café $$ 71 S Main St, (479) 253-9522

Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Eureka Springs, this delightful restaurant offers fresh delicious food for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. There are so many outstanding dishes to try that it is hard to pick just one, but before you leave town try one of their scrumptious burgers. Additionally, the pork tenderloin is to-die-for as are the crab cakes, and drinks including their homemade Sangria are all simply amazing.

Mud Street Cafe $$ 22 S Main St G, (479) 253-6732

Serving award-winning coffee, food, and taste-trippin’ desserts, Mud Street Cafe is located in quaint Underground Eureka Springs. Open for breakfast and lunch everyday except for Tuesdays and Wednesdays, this unique restaurant offers veggie grits and hashbrowns as a specialty. You won’t find a better place to chow down on a delicious, filling breakfast.

Nibbles $ 79 Spring St, (479) 253-7722

Located in Historic Downtown Eureka this charming eatery with a friendly atmosphere offers a stunning array of creative dishes including a Quiche Platter, eggs benedict and awesome french toast. You may have to wait a bit for a seat, but it will be worth the wait.

honorable mention Sweet & Savory Cafe $$ 2076 E Van Buren, (479) 253-7151

An open and airy dining room, decorated with local art, invite guests to come in and enjoy amazing bakery creations and fantastic breakfast fare. All menu items are made from scratch using only the freshest of ingredients. Service is efficient and friendly too. If you are there for breakfast, you have to have one of the homemade biscuits.

Thai House $$ 2059 E Van Buren, (479) 363-6632

Open for lunch and dinner the Thai House specializes in the authentic flavors of Thailand. The Pad Thai is amazing as is the Evil Jungle Prince Vegetables. You really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, and the service is friendly and efficient.


Top 10 farm-to-Table restaurants in Nwa Today, more than ever before, diners are educated about the foods they are consuming, and many of them are choosing to eat at farm-to-table restaurants where they can eat fresh off the farm produce, dairy products and meats. Check out the outstanding Top 10 list of farm-to-table restaurants we’ve found for you below:

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Eleven $$ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 600 Museum Way, (479) 418-5700

Located in the beautiful Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the restaurant specializes in modern American comfort food with an emphasis on paying tribute to local food culture and featuring fresh ingredients from the Bentonville Farmers’ Market and other food artisans in the Ozarks.

The Hive $$$ 200 NE A St, (479) 286-6575

Located in the 21c Hotel, the restaurant, under the direction of Chef Matthew McClure, features menus that pay tribute to the High South, using ingredients from regional farmers and producers. Menu items could include freshly milled corn meal, hickory smoked hams, and black walnuts.

oven and a wood-burning grill. Chef Miles James offers a delightful mix of contemporary and American flavors utilizing fresh local ingredients when available. Try the local warm goat cheese salad with Yukon gold potatoes, Arkansas peppered bacon and warm frisse.

Greenhouse Grille $$ 481 S School Ave, (479) 444-8909

The Greenhouse Grille serves organic food year round and has an on-site organic garden. They have been Creating Conscious Food since 2006. It is their daily practice to select menu items that use organic, locally sourced ingredients. Try the House Bean Burger for a uniquely delicious treat.

Mockingbird Kitchen 1466 N College Ave, (479) 435-6333

Preachers Son $$ 201 NW A St, (479) 445-6065

Elegant farm-to-table restaurant, featuring creative Glutin Free dishes by Chef Matt Cooper. The ambiance is breathtaking, the service is impeccable, and the food is simply amazing from the first bite. Chef Cooper enjoys connecting with and working alongside local farmers. His menu purposely uses ingredients from the farms in NWA. Don’t miss the speakeasy-styled bar down below, it’s the perfect place for a drink with friends or a nightcap.

Features a menu based on local and seasonal ingredients. Soups, salads, sandwiches, blue plates and other house specialties are the main fare, and there’s also a delicious array of homemade desserts including homemade ice cream.

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Tusk & Trotter $$ 110 Southeast A St, (479) 268-4494

Located a block off “The Square” in downtown Bentonville, a gastropub featuring a rustic-chic setting with locally sourced menu items. Owner Executive Chef Rob Nelson, designed the space for wide appeal. From families to friends gathering for an afternoon of fun to the most sophisticated traveling gourmet, all are comfortable at Tusk and Trotter.

eureka springs FRESH $$ 179 N Main St, (479) 253-9300

Located in the Alpine-like village of Eureka Springs, Fresh features produce from local farmers’ markets and co-ops. Their wraps and sandwiches are made daily from only the freshest veggies are simply delicious.

fayetteville James at the Mill $$$ 3906 Johnson Mill Blvd, (479) 443-1400

The Farmer’s Table Cafe’ $$ 1079 S School Ave, (479) 966-4125

The Farmer’s Table Cafe, open for breakfast and lunch, has a kind staff, a lovely quaint environment, and an exciting menu of locally grown, healthy food. Travelers and locals alike rave about the locally sourced organic and home-made menu items. Breakfast meats are Choice Animal Welfare Approved, and eggs are local pastured.

siloam springs 28 Springs $$ 100 East University St, (479) 524-2828

Located in downtown Siloam Springs, AR, this trendy hipster restaurant offers honest food and drinks made from real ingredients.

honorable mention Cookery 309 W Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR, (479) 244-0599

Inviting and friendly ambiance, fresh and beautifully presented food, excellent service, delicious food choices and quick counter service.

Located between Springdale and Fayetteville, AR in a stunning setting, the restaurant features hand crafted beverages, a rotisserie

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Top 10 Fayetteville Restaurants You would be hard pressed to think of a particular dining experience that cannot be found in Fayetteville. You’ll find famous steak houses, seafood, Thai, fine dining, Latino, farm-to-table, a basement burger joint, Italian and much, much more in Fayetteville. College students and professors from all over the world insist on a wide variety of restaurants. The dining experience you have in mind, can most likely be met in one of the Top 10 restaurants we’ve listed below. Bordinos $$$ 310 W Dickson St, (479) 527-6795

Located on famed Dickson Street in the heart of Fayetteville’s entertainment district, this exquisite restaurant is the very spirit of Fayetteville. It offers an exquisite fine dining experience, featuring distinctive, delicious food and drinks, efficient and friendly service and a gorgeous atmosphere. Menu items do change with the seasons, and there is a full bar and an expanded wine list. Want to celebrate a special occasion? Bordinos is very good at making your occasion a memorable experience. Weekday lunch is available Tuesday - Friday and brunch is served Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are recommended.

Greenhouse Grille $$ 481 S School Ave, (479) 444-8909

Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks, Greenhouse Grille’s mission is to foster a conscious community through example. It’s guests have an opportunity to sample the delicious bounty of the region through its program of sourcing food locally. Some ingredients and menu items are sourced directly from its own onsite garden. Diet sensitivities are routinely accommodated, and it’s entire operation practices sustainability. If you want to enjoy a savory meal, and not worry about where your food came from, Greenhouse Grille is an excellent choice.

Hammontrees Grilled Cheese $ 326 N West Ave #8, (479) 521-1669

Dine-in or take out, this wildly popular Fayetteville vegan, vegetarian gourmet grilled cheese sandwich joint creates amazing grilled cheese sandwiches (19 different types of cheese), scratch-made daily soups and fresh locally sourced salads. Only the highest quality ingredients are used, ensuring that you have a top-notch experience with them.

Hugos $$ 25 1/2 North Block Avenue, (479) 521-7585

Located just off the Historic Fayetteville Square in the basement, Hugo’s offers an amazing burger experience, famous homemade fries, and a wide selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. The staff is both cordial and efficient. Taste just one burger from Hugos and you’ll be hooked for life.

Mockingbird Kitchen $$ 1466 North College Ave, (479) 435-6333

Specializes in a seasonal menu of New American food and familyinspired recipes created from local Ozarks ingredients. Housemade soups, hot sandwiches, fresh crisp salads, chef created desserts and a full beverage menu including wines, local brews and signature cocktails combine to make this a top-notch restaurant.

Pesto Cafe $$ 1830 N College Ave, (479) 582-3330

A small Italian restaurant with a fun, funky atmosphere serving huge portions of authentic Italian dishes accompanied by their delish Caesar salad and house-made light Caesar dressing. You can’t go wrong with any dish on the menu, but be sure to try the shrimp scampi on one of your visits. The wait-staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive as your meal moves along.. This is another restaurant that will have you coming back even if you move out of town.

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Rolando’s Nuevo Latino Restaurante $$ 509 W Spring St, (479) 251-1650

At Rolando’s you’ll be impressed with the amazing food, service and drinks. Whether you’re a party of one or of twenty, every effort will be made to make sure you leave a happy, satisfied customer. The staff is practiced and attentive, and the unique decor is just plain fun. Try the Cuban sandwich for a delicious departure from typical sandwiches.

The Farmer’s Table $$ 1079 S School Ave, (479) 966-4125

Endeavoring to source organically and locally wherever possible, The Farmer’s Table, a breakfast and brunch cafe is typically hopping with folks craving a signature Arkansawyer, hash skillet or a stack of the sweet potato pancakes (seasonal). When you step through the door at The Farmer’s Table, you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time to the days when your grandmother used to sit you down to a nice breakfast. If there is a wait, there’s self-serve coffee in the corner.

Theo’s $$$ 318 N Campbell Ave, (479) 527-0086

Theo’s is a chic, upscale dining destination and bar with a smart lounge and delightful patio. A place to eat, drink and socialize, Theo’s treats every customer as a welcome invited guest. Elegant food in the Contemporary American style including their fresh made selection of delicious share plates, fresh salads and amazing main plates is their specialty. Happy hour, Mon - Fri, 5 - 7 PM. Martini Night - Thursday.

Thep Thai $ 1525 S School Ave, (479) 443-0029

Guests native to Thailand all agree that Thep Thai creates the most authentic Thai natural food to be found in NWA. You can taste the freshness in everything from their soups to their delicious curries and noodle dishes. The atmosphere is beautiful and the wait staff and owners are pleasant and efficient. You’ll love your visit to Thep Thai.

honorable mention Vetro 1925 $$$ 17 E Center St, (479) 966-4649

Vetro 1925 is fast becoming the restaurant of choice for NWA residents and visitors passing through. Executive Chef Alan Dierks leads the culinary team in mixing classic technique with fresh seasonal ingredients sourced locally whenever possible. Fresh made breads, savory grass fed beef and veal, line caught seafood and made-from-scratch ravioli and malfatti are all daily fare. Service is impeccable from start to finish.


Top 10 Food Trucks north In a hurry, but don’t want to settle for fast food? The amazing food trucks - North offer taste tempting food that rival the best in brick and mortar restaurants. Many are chef driven, and post a menu to please even the most discriminating taste.

Check out the Top 10 list below to find a food truck near your home or workspace.

bella vista Main Bite $ 13467 Lookout Drive

Serves excitingly different breakfast burritos and tacos. Place your order before you leave home for work and your breakfast will be ready for pick up when you get there. Consistent, delicious food and champion service characterize this Ozark jewel.

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Visit Big Rub, and treat your taste buds to a taste-treat-delight that you won’t soon forget. They have awesome BBQ, sandwiches, tacos, and subs. The outdoor seating area is a place where you can enjoy eating your meal in the open-air, but it is also a place to make new friends. In addition to the Big Rub food truck, catering is available for any event, party, dinner or celebration.

Claudette’s Blue Plate Special $ 2501 SE J Street, (479) 899-1771

Open Monday – Friday, you don’t want to miss this amazing Southern-style cooking. Among the plate choices are chicken fried steak and chicken, meatloaf, barbecue chicken breast, mashed potatoes, corn and green beans. If you love hearty, filling down home cooking, you’ll love these Blue Plate Specials.

Crazy Pear $ 903 SW A St, (479) 445-2103

Crazy Pear has delicious, real food creations including amazing wraps, adult grilled cheese, fresh wholesome salads, fresh healthful smoothies and Gourmet Mac & Cheese. Looking for a catering service for your next event? Look no more, Crazy Pear’s chef, Randy McGuffin, a Graduate of Culinary Arts School has over 30 years experience. Leave your next catering event to Chef Randy.

Crepes Paulette $ 213 NE A St, (479) 250-1110

What could be better than authentic French Crepes served in an open-air setting? A warm, cozy canopy wall provides comfortable seating unless the weather turns really foul. The delicious crepe menu is varied, and offers something for everyone. While Crepes Paulette is a food truck, don’t expect typical fast food, you can look forward to gourmet crepes made to perfection. Try the Spicy Piggy and for a sweet crepe, try the La Foster.

Dough Zone $ 715 SW A St, (479) 790-2988

This Bentonville food truck specializes in Asian cuisine with street food specialties from many cities in Asia. With a commitment to using only the freshest of ingredients, the truck dishes up flavorful food consistently. The Dan Dan noodles and the Satay Chicken are highly recommended.

Priato Pizzaria $ 213 NE A St

Open 7 days a week, Priato Pizzaria specializes in artisan crafted, Neopolitan-style pizzas with delicious crust. Create your own or choose from 13 menu pizzas. These folks definitely know how to make pizza crust, their crusts both gluten free and regular are what pizza dreams are made of. They also offer kid’s 5-inch pizzas, and 5-inch sweet pizzas. For a lovely pizza meal, you can’t beat Priato Pizzaria.

Yeyo’s Mexican Grill $ 122 W Central Ave, (479) 381-1726

Yeyo’s is the home of authentic Mexican food including awesome street tacos. Produce used in the food is grown locally at the the Rios Family Farm. If you love south-ofthe-border food, you will be a rabid fan of Yeyo’s.

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In the food truck industry, it is difficult to maintain consistency, but Pop’s is one food truck that has met and conquered that challenge. The BBQ at Pop’s is raving good every time, the sides are delicious, and the service is both friendly and professional. Stop by and enjoy eating a meal on their cool patio. You’ll become a regular after just one visit.

Tyler’s Craft BBQ $ 109 N Arkansas St, (479) 409-7423

Located at Ozark Beer Company and with a goal to provide Northwest Arkansas its best BBQ, Tyler’s Craft BBQ, a local family owned food truck, has their work cut out for them, but it seems they are up to the task. Many NWA BBQ enthusiasts have already gone out on the limb to proclaim that Tyler’s makes the best BBQ sandwich in the region. The meats are tender and moist, the accompanying slaw is heavenly and the service is friendly and efficient.

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Big Sexy Food Truck $ 617 N College Ave, (479) 222-1675

What exactly is the meaning behind Bix Sexy Food Truck? How does 5 star dining from truck to table sound? All food is made from scratch using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients to be found. Chef Brent Hales consistently amazes. Try the Bacon Blue, no one does it better.

Chunky Dunk: A Milk and Cookies Truck $ 693 W North St, (479) 841-3269

Open Thurs - Sun, Chunky Dunk sets the bar for what delicious cookies should taste like. Fayetteville folks and customers throughout the region flock to this most unusual milk and cookies truck to sample their cookie creations and various types of milk. Stop by the truck once, and your kids will make sure you are hooked for life!

Zuppa Zuppa Soup Kitchen $ 412 South Government Avenue, (479) 595-4898

Handcrafted, scrumptious gastric creations including original recipe soups, fresh made salads and crostini are the backbone of Zuppa Zuppa. Only the freshest of ingredients are used from local growers and producers. The menu flexes from day to day, giving you a chance to sample more of the many culinary savory creations coming out of this popular food truck.

Wrights BBQ $ Block St, (479) 633-7229

If you like your BBQ sandwiches piled high with award winning BBQ, you must make it a point to visit Wrights BBQ in its wood fired pit and trailer. On Saturday’s, you can find the trailer at the Fayetteville Farmers Market. Thursdays, JB Hunt Tower in Pinnacle and Friday’s in Fayetteville at the corner of Joyce and Crossover. Try the Brisket and the Brisket Baked Beans for a taste sensation you won’t soon forget.

Frickin Chicken $ 372 W Dickson St, (479) 571-0008

Located in Shulertown (off Dickson) in Fayetteville, Frickin Chicken is the finest piping hot fried chicken on the bone you’re likely to find in NWA. Hot fried chicken and waffles - umm sooo good! They are open until 3 AM Thurs - Sat., perfect for late night bites. The owners dish out friendly hospitality regardless of the hour, and for every adult meal they offer one free kid’s meal.

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Green Goat $ 617 N College Ave, (479) 310-5444

Offering a lively patio complete with deck and umbrella’s, and some of the very best Cuban, vegan and vegetarian food you’ll find anywhere. Everything on the menu is a taste sensation, but try the Classic Cuban and the Monster Veggie Sandwich and let your tastebuds have a ball. For dessert, try The Banana Heath Crepe.

Natural State Sandwiches $ 693 W North St, (479) 225-1103

They fulfill your heavenly sandwich dreams. Enjoy the outdoor seating area while you’re eating your freshly made sandwich creation. The menu changes daily to make use of local seasonal ingredients. You can literally taste the freshness in every bite.

Wicked Wood Fired Pizza $ 372 W Dickson St, (479) 466-2759

Open until 3 AM Wed - Sat, Wicked Wood Fired Pizza, located right down on Dickson Street, puts out delicious crispy pies baked in an Italian made oven, which fires to over 700 degrees. These signature pizzas will keep your taste buds popping and begging for more. Try the Wicked Supreme first and then try all the rest.

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Ying’s Chang Hmong & Chinese Hot Food $ 4782 N College, (479) 966-7789

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Especially known for its large portions and hot, fresh, delicious Asian food, this little food truck in Springdale is quickly becoming a favorite stop for residents, newcomers and visitors to NWA. If you enjoy Asian fusion at reasonable prices you’ll love Ying’s Chang Hmong & Chinese Hot Food.

l o we l l La Carreta Food Truck $ 515 S Bloomington St, (479) 502-4868

This local taco truck has tasty tacos at very reasonable prices. Five bucks buys you a huge burrito or quesadilla. Close to J.B. Hunt, it has outdoor seating and takeout.


Top 10 gluten-free restaurants in Nwa Title copytogether, and it is found in many foods we regularly consume. Many people today are Gluten is the general term for the proteins found in wheat. It is the glue that holds food gluten intolerant, and to accommodate their dietary restrictions, many restaurants have added a section of GF items to their menus. The restaurants on the Top 10 list below offer GF menu selections:

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Crepes Paulette 213 NE A St (Foodtruck); 100 SW 8th St, Suite 4 (Storefront) (479) 250-1110

Mockingbird Kitchen 1466 North College Ave, (479) 435-6333

Crepes Paulette makes their scrumptious crepes from buckwheat, which is really not a wheat at all, but is, instead, related to sorrel, knotweed and rhubarb. All the crepes at Crepes Paulette are made from naturally gluten-free 100% organic buckwheat, giving the gluten intolerant a wide variety of crepes to choose from.

Preacher’s Son 201 NW A St, (479) 445-6065

Matthew Cooper, Executive Chef, has a Celiac condition, which has prompted him to learn how to cook gluten free. The entire menu is 100% GF. Matthew’s signature dishes are beautifully presented, and taste divine. Try the Pork Shank, a popular favorite, or if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, try the Spiced Strip Steak.

Snack Lab 102 SE 28th St Suite 2, (479) 268-5353

Snack Lab has a fantastic selection of grab-and-go GF bowls and smoothies. Pick up something for breakfast, lunch or breaks.

Wild Grains for Baking 1111 S Walton Blvd, (479) 640-6090

Imagine an entire bakery devoted to creating delicious Gluten Free breads, pastries and more. Wild Grains for Baking does just that without losing any of the flavor typically associated with quality breads, muffins, cakes and scones. Everything they make is GF, flavorful and moist. They also have vegan options, and they will take special orders for any occasion.

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Mockingbird Kitchen in Fayetteville offers many GF, vegan and vegetarian options on its rotating seasonal menu. It works with local suppliers to procure ingredients for its amazing dishes. Save room for dessert, Mockingbird’s pies are to-die-for.

Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe 95 E Joyce Blvd, (479) 521-8291

Taziki’s makes over 100 items fresh daily. It is committed to bringing the freshest and the tastiest Mediterranean-inspired food possible to NWA, and surrounding communities. Menu selections include many GF, vegan and vegetarian items. You will love this place.

rogers PF Chang’s 2203 S Promenade, Ste 13100, (479) 621-0491

PF Chang’s offers Asian-inspired flavors in a clean, modern setting. The menu is littered with GF items. Do tell the restaurant manager about your food allergy when you are first seated, so arrangements can be made in the kitchen to accommodate your needs.

springdale Angus Jack 2638 W Sunset Ave, (479) 717-2940

Angus Jack’s looks like a fast food spot, but it definitely is not, it just serves good food fast. The buns are gluten free, and so very delicious. There are many burger options to choose from, and they also have a chicken and grilled cheese option. People drive many miles just to have an Angus Jack’s burger..

Black Apple Crossing 321 E Emma Ave, (479) 751-0337

This is a Mexican food spot where the entire menu is gluten free. Tortillas are made fresh as you order, and the food is simply marvelous regardless of what you choose. This Eureka Springs hotspot is also a great place to meet with friends over some delicious margaritas.

Black Apple Crossing is the state’s first cidery. It produces naturally gluten free hard apple cider. This cider is beyond delicious, it is awesome. Stop by soon and have a flight of this amazing cider.

honorable mention Buttered Biscuit 1403 SE Moberly Ln, Bentonville, AR, (479) 319-4822

The Buttered Biscuit’s menu caters to patrons with dietary restrictions including those that need to eat Gluten Free. For a list of GF items, just ask your server.

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Top 10 Hidden Treasures in NWA Looking for the unique, the hidden treasures of NWA? Want to experience something so special that you’ll remember being there for a lifetime? Many different types of experiences are on the Top 10 list below, check out one or all of them:

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The Crumpet Tea Room & RestaurantBentonville 1140 N Walton Blvd, Ste 3, (479) 273-3813

Purr Catfe 1641 W 15th St #15, (479) 301-0993

Famous for delicious orange rolls baked fresh every morning, fresh fruit and delicious chicken salad. For a perfect light lunch try the SSS (salad, soup, ½ sandwich). Open from 11 - 2 weekdays only.. Service is friendly and efficient and informative about the area.

elkins Pig Trail Bypass Country Cafe 4223 Highway 16, (479) 643-3307

Oh my, being on the Pig Trail is a terrific experience, but chowing down on a Hoosh Burger along the way makes it a fantastic experience. This place is a cafe, general store and gas station combo, and the food, including the burgers, Mexican food and pizzas, is made and served with love. Stop in long enough to chat with Hoosh, the owner, who is full of all sorts of information about the area.

Purr Catfe partners with local shelters to help facilitate socialization and successful placement of homeless felines in the area. If you think you might see a feline in your future, you can visit Purr Catfe’s lounge where for a small fee, you can watch many homeless kittens and cats at play. It also provides delicious beverages including Cold Pressed Coffee, tea and cold drinks.

hiwassee Hiwassee Store 13471 W Highway 72, (479) 787-9661

For awesome food, big portions, cold beer, excellent customer service and a friendly patio, you just can’t beat the Hiwassee Store, which is also a gas station and convenience store. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the place is always busy, an excellent indication of how good the food is. Burgers, sandwiches, salads and dinners are served, and the prices are very reasonable.

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Backdoor Club & Grill $ 1190 S Highway 59, (479) 752-3592

Cellar Creekside Sulfur Springs 134 Wood Ave, (479) 298-0009

Located behind TNT Express in Decatur, AR, Backdoor features great food and brews. Appetizers, salads, wings, wraps, sides, sandwiches, burgers (killer burgers), baked potatoes, dinners and a kid’s menu are all available. The staff is neighborly and efficient and will help you celebrate almost any occasion. Karaoke is happening on Thursdays and some Saturdays.

Open Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 6:00 pm, the Cellar Creekside offers the tranquility and romance of a meandering stream, rich history, excellent food, impeccable service and great local entertainment. Make reservations early, as they do book out.

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gentry Little Debbie Company Store 105 AR-59, (479) 736-8720

Euro Bistro 115 N Dixieland Rd #4, (479) 282-2060

Little Debbie Company Stores have been around long enough that we all get a little nostalgic just thinking about getting our hands on some of those tasty Swiss rolls, Oatmeal Cream Pies, Mini Frosted Donuts, Chocolate Cupcakes, Fruit Pies and more. Many people make a regular run to the friendly Little Debbie Company Store to stock up on snacks for the family. If you have a powerful sweet tooth, do yourself a favor and visit Little Debbie’s.

Euro Bistro specializes in authentic European food including German Cuisine like Wiener Schnitzel , Currywurst, Bratwurst and Strudel. Additionally they also serve up some great pizzas and German beers. The atmosphere is fun, more like a disco, and there are games to play. Great place for a date night!

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Rose Stop International Delicacy $ 1003 S Pleasant, (479) 750-0400

Sit & Spin 737 N. Leverett Ave, (479) 249-6570

Laundry day can be a bummer, but not when you head on over to the Sit & Spin, a 24-hour, eco friendly, self-serve laundromat and restaurant that serves up scrumptious donuts, sliders and local beers in a funky, fun atmosphere. Complimentary laundry soap and fabric softener are provided, the machines take cards and there’s music too.

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springdale You’re in for a real treat when you visit this unique International grocery, bakery, and gas station. This is a great place to find Mediterranean, Persian and South American food items. Specialties include homemade felafel sandwiches, hamburgers, pie, freshly made Gyros, Baklava, and frozen Middle Eastern meals.


Top 10 restaurants for ice cream in NWA Hot weather is here to stay for a while and what better way to lower the temperature than to sample some of the delicious ice cream, frozen custard, and frozen yogurt that Northwest Arkansas has to offer. Check out some of the wonderful Top 10 ice cream shops we’ve found for you below:

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Spark Cafe’ Soda Fountain $ 105 N Main St, (479) 273-1329

Shake’s Frozen Custard $ 2797 N College Ave, (479) 444-9777

Located on the Downtown Square in Bentonville, Spark Cafe’ is part of The Walmart Museum experience. With its round bar stools, soda fountain, uniformed soda jerks, vinyl covered booths and 1960’s memorabilia, you’re transported back more than 50 years when an ice cream cone was a very special treat. For a truly fun experience, take your kids and their friends to Spark’s for the Supercenter Sundae Challenge. It’s 16 scoops of ice cream and toppings of choice in one large bowl. Give them some spoons and let them dive in.

bella vista DQ Grill and Chill $ 1 Riordan Rd, (479) 855-2362

Long known for its sundaes, shakes, ice cream cakes, blizzards and burgers, this is the place to go in Bella Vista when nothing but a DQ will do. This DQ is a terrific place to host a special event too.

Shake’s serves super premium frozen custard made from only the highest quality ingredients. Their award-winning ice cream experience including their classic sundaes, cakes, concretes, and frozen custard will keep you coming back time after time. Need to have an event catered? They do catering too.

garfield The Short Stop $ 18440 Marshall St, (479) 359-1303

Known for their humongous ice cream cones and big fresh cooked and juicy burgers, The Short Stop is staffed by friendly folks who go out of their way to make your experience with them a winner. Located close to Beaver Lake, the gas station/grill is swamped in warm weather, but don’t let that stop you, the line inside moves quickly.

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Big Dipper $ 2049 E Van Buren, (479) 253-5357

Freddy’s Frozen Custard $ 4507 W Walnut, (479) 903-7197

A great place to enjoy handdipped ice cream, sugar-free ice cream, malts, low-fat yogurt, banana splits, shakes, old fashioned sodas, fresh squeezed lemonade, chili dogs, hot dogs, and nachos. Known for their friendly, consistent service and ice cream parlor atmosphere.

The first time you try a Freddy’s Frozen Custard Turtle, you’ll think you’ve died and gone straight to heaven (they are that yummy). Bring the entire family, sport’s team or club into this retro-style shop for a delicious steak burger, crisp cup of fries, drink and frozen custard dessert. You’ll hit a homerun when you take the gang to Freddy’s.

fayetteville Andy’s Frozen Custard $ 1513 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, (479) 582-9404

Andy’s serves exception frozen custard in a fun atmosphere. In business since 1986, the key to their continuing popularity is the fresh ingredients they use to make their uniquely delicious frozen custard. In addition, they hire only people who are friendly and enjoy serving, ensuring that you have a fun experience every time you walk through their door.

Burton’s Comfort Creamery $ 372 W Dickson St

If you love soft ice cream cones, but hate the mess, you’re going to love Burton’s, a food truck and ice cream parlor featuring the buddy system, a cone system that keeps you hands clean while you enjoy delicious combinations of ice cream toppings.

3 Crazy Berries (Frozen Yogurt) $ 1826 N Crossover Road #1, (479) 287-4489

This frozen yogurt, some of the very best in NWA, contains active and live cultures, making it not only yummy, but good for you too. A popular family-friendly dessert place that not only offers high quality yogurt, but also offers an iPad bar and a comfortable lounge. Your kids will beg to go to 3 Crazy Berries.

siloam springs Barnett’s Dairyette $ 111 W Tulsa St, (479) 524-3211

Started in 1957, this place is a Siloam Springs institution. It specializes in delicious ice cream, old fashioned burgers, hand cut fries, cones, and hand mixed shakes. Some folks have been coming to Barnett’s for more than 50 years. It’s ice cream is just as delicious now as it was all those years ago.

honorable mention Susie Q Malt Shop $ 612 N 2nd St, Rogers, AR

If it has to do with ice cream, Susie Qu Malt Shop makes it including malts, sundaes, banana splits, ice cream cones, ice cream sodas, floats and freezes. They also make tasty burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and amazing Susic Q Fries. Great place to stop if you’re on your way to Beaver Lake. This is a drive up and go to the window to order place, and although it has been there for years, it still turns out some of the best food in all of NWA.

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Top 10 international Restaurants in NWA Northwest Arkansas is fast becoming a melting pot of people from all over the world, and hence the demand for more restaurants that offer the flavors of countries beyond our borders. Sushi, Thai, French, Latin, Indian, Laotian, Salvadorean, Chinese, Mediterranean and much more can all be found in NWA. Choose to experience the food from foreign from the Top 10 list below:

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Sushi House - Japanese $$ 2501 SE 14th St #5, (479) 271-0370

Sushi House is known for its fresh and delicious sushi. Owners and staff are very friendly and efficient. Typically, free samples other than the dish you’ve ordered, are brought to your table just to see if you might like to try something different. These people work extra hard to see that you have a fantastic experience with them.

Thai Basil - Thai $$ 3301 S Walton Blvd, (479) 273-3955

At Thai Basil, only the freshest of ingredients are used and everything is cooked to your order. Be prepared to wait a couple of minutes longer in order for your food to be prepared. If you enjoy Thai food, don’t hesitate to give this restaurant a try. From the first moment you walk through the door, you’ll be treated like royalty.

fayetteville Rolando’s Restaurante - Latin $$ 509 W Spring St, (479) 251-1650

This Salvadorean and Mexican restaurants serves fresh, authentic, delicious food, and the service is friendly and exceptional. Try the yummy fried avocado appetizer and the homemade natural waters for a truly different culinary experience. Live is good when you eat at the Cabañas.

China Cafe - Chinese $$ 2600 W Pleasant Crossing Dr #80, (479) 246-0888

Specializing in a wide variety of Chinese food including fried rice, noodles, soups and more. Try the Orange Flavor Chicken, the Seafood Delight or the House Special Soup. They also have a menu of Szechuan cuisine. This is a great place for delicious, yet reasonably priced Chinese.

Havana Tropical Grill Restaurant - Cuban $$ 1207 W Walnut St, (479) 899-6334 A fun, lively bar and eatery featuring delicious authentic Cuban cuisine, amazing mojitos, Latin music and dancing. Great place to relax with friends or to enjoy a date night.

Saiwok Vietnamese Street Food Vietnamese $$ 2882 W Walnut St, (479) 202-5961

A Neuvo Latino restaurant offering excellent Cuban food including dishes like Pollo Chuchaqui and Tencha’s Taquitos. Also features a full bar with beer, wine and cocktails. Great place for a date night or to gather with friends.

From the moment you walk through the doors, all the staff makes you feel welcome to this beautiful modern Vietnamese restaurant. Everything on the menu is fresh and so very delicious, The staff is knowledgeable and efficient and is very willing to take the time to explain the menu. The soups are out of this world. Try Saiwok once and it will become one of your favorites.

Petra Cafe Mediterranean $$ 31 E Center St, (479) 443-3090

Serving lunch only Monday Saturday, Petra features superb Mediterranean food including raving good falafil, hummus and specialty platters and sandwiches. Turkish coffee is served. Excellent spot for authentic Mediterranean food. Atmosphere is warm and friendly and service fast and efficient.

springdale R and R Curry Express $$ 2576 W Sunset Ave, Ste C

KJ Sushi & Korean BBQ - Japanese/Korean $$ 3223 N College Ave, (479) 301-2008

Springdale has a terrific North Indian restaurant featuring the finest of flavorful Indian curry dishes. Expect consistently delicious Punjabi food whenever you visit, and you can also expect friendly, knowledgeable service too.

Khana Indian Grill - Indian $$ 2101 N College Ave, (479) 287-4736

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If you enjoy authentic Salvadorian food, you will love the food at Pupuseria Salvadorena. The list of pupusas is long and varied. Don’t let the basic restaurant look put you off, the food really is delicious. In general, be prepared to wait a bit for your food, but your wait will be worth it.

Great spot for authentic Sushi and Korean BBQ. Beer menu is also offered. Try the Babinbop, Crab Rangoons and Chicken Teriyaki.

Super spot for authentic Indian flavors including dishes from various parts of India. The Balsmati rice dishes are excellent as are the curries and Naan bread. Also has a good selection of cocktails with Bombay Sapphire and Titos Vodka.

Cabañas Restuarant $$ Salvadoran & Mexican Restaurant 609 S 8th St, (479) 340-1140

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Pupuseria Salvadorena $$ 1400 W Walnut St, Rogers, AR (479) 631-8911


Top 10 Savory Italian Restaurants in NWA Italian food is very popular in Northwest Arkansas, and there are many excellent choices in NWA. Hand-made pastas and fresh, delicious pestos and sauces from old family recipes characterize many of these fine restaurants. Experience a meal you won’t soon forget at any of the Top 10 restaurants we’ve listed below:

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Tavola Trattoria $$ 108 Southeast A St, (479) 715-4738

The Pesto Café $$ 1830 College Ave, (479) 582-3330

If you are craving American Italian with Mediterranean influences, take your family and your taste buds to trendy Tavola Trattoria, a terrific little family-style Italian bistro located just off the Historic Bentonville Downtown Square on Southeast A. St. Customers rave about the Buratta and the Ravioli Tavola.

eureka springs Devito’s of Eureka Springs $$ 5 Center St, (479) 253-6807

Located in Historic Downtown Eureka Springs, Devito’s of Eureka Springs, in business for 27 years, offers farm-raised trout and Italian specialties. Dine overlooking East Mountain in their glassed-in porch, choose intimate street-side dining, or try their newest addition, sky-view dining on the roof-top. Trout are obtained from their own family-owned trout farm making it a true farm-totable restaurant. The trout gets a huge nod, but so does the seafood fettuccine.

Ermilio’s $ 26 White St, (479) 253-8806

Located on the upper Historic Loop in an old Victorian home, Ermilio’s has long been a Northwest Arkansas favorite for quality Italian food. The restaurant features a hearty pasta menu. Salmon, a hard item to do just right, is done perfectly.

Café Amore’ $$ 2070 East Van Buren, (479) 253-7192

Chef Katherine Zeller creates delicious Italian cuisine at Cafe Amore located on East Van Buren. Popular menu items are the pizza, the lasagna and the creme brulee. One patron describes it as “a little treasure hidden in the hills of Eureka Springs.”

fayetteville Bocca Italian Eatery & Pizzeria 2036 N College Ave, (479) 301-2688

At Bocca’s you’ll find delicious hand-made pastas, wood-fired pizzas and sauces made from fresh locally grown ingredients. Salads are fresh and scrumptious as are the house-made dressings. Delivers consistently awesome food and service each and every time you visit. Gluten free options are also available.

Bordinos $$$ 310 West Dickson St, (479) 527-6795

Located on West Dickson St., Bordinos is an upscale restaurant offering refined Italian menu items, delicious deserts, wine flights and a weekend brunch. A great romantic dinner venue, it is also appealing to parties. Try the steak, and even if you are not eating bread, taste the profiteroles. Make reservations as they do tend to get crowded.

With pestos made from the freshest ingredients including, the finest extra virgin olive oil, farm fresh herbs, pine nuts, hazelnuts, and walnuts, The Pesto Cafe’ located on College Ave, specializes in amazing Italian creations guaranteed to tempt your appetite. Enjoy relaxing to fun live acoustic music on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Try the Eggplant Parmesan, you will be glad you did.

rogers Napoli’s Italian Restaurant $$ 4408 West Walnut Street #5, (479) 270-5320

Located on West Walnut St, Napoli’s Italian Restaurant serves some of the best Neapolitan style pizza in NWA. Even people from NYC rave about it. Try the Sausage Pizzaioa once, you’ll be hooked for life. Known in the region for its authentic Italian food, their pasta is amazing as is their Alfredo sauce.

springdale Venesian Inn $$ 582 West Henri De Tonti Boulevard, (479) 361-2562

In business for more than 60 years and located in Tontitown, the Venesian Inn prides itself on serving only authentic Italian food, homemade rolls, Southern fried chicken and delicious steak entrées. Its diverse menu has something for everyone. Experience a little taste of Italy when you choose to dine at the Venesian Inn. Bring a friend and a very healthy appetite and try the spaghetti and fried chicken combination.

Venezia’s Italian Kitchen 2009 N Thompson St, (479) 419-9499

The food at this charming Springdale Italian restaurant rivals the food in Italy. Delicious bread and marinara sauce are at your table as soon as you are seated. The menu offers authentic New York style pizza, amazing pasta, and heavenly cheesecake. The owner is friendly, and determined that all customers have an excellent experience from the moment they walk through the door. Atmosphere is cozy, service is attentive and portions are large. Try the Chicken Tuscany.

honorable mention Vetro 1925 $$$ 17 East Center St, Fayetteville, AR, (479) 966-4649

Vetro 1925 Ristorante, located on East Center Street in a charming old renovated building with exposed brick, offers classic Italian flavors & wine in a classy atmosphere. The presentation and service are excellent. Try the cannelloni or the Spaghetti Carbonara made in the Roman way.

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Top 10 Late Night Restaurants in NWA Late night diners are becoming more prevalent in Northwest Arkansas, and to accommodate these patrons, many NWA restaurants have extended their hours. Choose to experience late night dining at its best when you enjoy a meal at any of the Top 10 restaurants we’ve listed below:

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The Hive $ 200 NE A St, (479) 286-6575

Located inside the beautiful 21c Boutique Hotel, The Hive offers late night dining surrounded by spectacular art. Chef Matthew McClure, an award winning chef, is in command of the kitchen and the food is totally amazing. Try the fried chicken, it may be the best in the country. Open until 12:00 am.

Pedaler’s Pub $ 410 SW A St, (479) 268-3285

Has delicious brick oven pizza, burgers and sandwiches, local craft beer, wine and mixed drinks. Casual, friendly atmosphere with top notch service, make this a favorite late night pick. Open until 11:00 pm.

Pressroom $ 100 NW 2nd St, Ste 100, (479) 657-2905

Bustling, friendly restaurant that can be counted on for delicious food and fabulous drinks. Coffee is amazing too. Open until 10 ish, but will stay open later if busy.

eureka springs Pied Piper Pub & Inn $ 82 Armstrong St, (479) 363-9976

The Pied Piper is a bar and grill, late night restaurant and nightclub featuring excellent food, great drinks, friendly service and live music. Try the fish and chips with housemade tartar sauce. Open until 12:00 am.

fayetteville Con Queso’s $ 2016 M.L.K. Jr Blvd #8, (479) 249-8495

A casual fusion taco restaurant featuring an array of traditional and fusion tacos and specialty dips. Try the Los Cobos or Gameday and give the Cozumel queso a whirl.

Frickin Chicken $ 372 W Dickson St

Frickin Chicken is a food truck serving some of the best fried chicken on the bone you will ever taste. From the first bite you take, this chicken will knock your socks off. Stop in on your way home from a fun time down on Dickson Street. Open until 3:00 am.

Theos $ 318 N Campbell Ave

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knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Patio is inviting, laid back and casual. Theo’s is also a top choice for a late night romantic dinner. Open until 1:00 am.

Wicked Wood Fired Pizza $ 372 W Dickson St

Expect fast, fresh and scrumptious late night wood fired pizza from this Dickson Street food truck. Patrons love this little food truck. Open until 3:00 am.

rogers Hapa’s Hawaiian Bar & Grill $ 105 S 3rd St, (479) 633-8213

Looking for a late night spot that offers a fun atmosphere, cold brews and creative cocktails, excellent food and live music? Hapa’s in downtown Rogers is just the place you’re looking for. This Hawaiian Grill and Tiki bar has Hawaiian comfort foot and Tiki-style drinks. It’s open til 12:00 am.

Lucy’s Diner $ 511 W Walnut St, (479) 2305829

Lucy’s Diner is open 24 hours a day. Breakfast is served 24 hours a day, and the food is always fresh and hot. Great little place to stop by after a party or late night on the town.

honorable mention JJ’s Grill $ 1271 N Steamboat Dr, Fayetteville, AR, (479) 443-0700

Open from 11:00 am - 2:00 am Monday - Saturday, JJ’s offers a varied, made-fromscratch menu including killer burgers and sandwiches. Live music is provided free of charge, and JJ’s is a good choice for kicking back and having fun with family and friends.

Farrell’s Lounge, Bar and Grill $ 311 W Dickson St Ste 101, Fayetteville, AR

Farrell’s Lounge, Bar and Grill, GastroPub and Sports Bar is open late every day of the week including Sunday’s. From wild Alaskan Salmon to mouthwatering cheeseburgers, Farrell’s chef-driven kitchen turns out excellent perfectly cooked food. Open until 1:00 am.


Top 10 Authentic Mexican Restaurants in NWA Most people like Mexican food, but some people are almost addicted to the wonderful food originating south of the border. Authentic Mexican food is different from Tex-Mex, it offers the unadulterated flavors of Mexico. If you love Mexican food, experience for yourself the aromas and the taste of real Mexican food from any of the Top 10 restaurants on the list below:

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Azul Tequila Mexican Cuisine $$ 1000 SE Walton Blvd #22, (479) 876-8788

Don Pedros Carnitas $ 1612 S. 8th St, (479) 361-8686

Touted as some of the best Mexican food in NWA especially the enchiladas mole. Azul’s also has a large variety of top-notch tequilas on hand to make their famous and fabulous drinks. The food is delicious, the service is friendly and impeccable and their bar is amazing. Catering and parties are welcome, and there is an outdoor seating area.

bella vista El Pueblito $ 1705 Forest Hills Blvd, (479) 855-2324

This is authentic Mexican food at its best. The owners are on the floor and are anxious to see that your meal is satisfactory in every way. There is a large menu with a variety of selections in every category. Once, we had a table of nine, and every one enjoyed their meal. For the restaurant business, that is considered a home run. From personal experience, the beef enchiladas and the burritos were a hit. Try the different sauces, just to get an idea of what they taste like. Locals love the place and typically try to eat there at least once a month or more.

eureka springs Aquarius Taqueria $$ 91 South Main, (479) 253-6888

This amazing taqueria serves uniquely flavored food and fabulous margaritas in a friendly atmosphere. All tortillas are made fresh with each order and are scrumptious, tacos are perfect and so are the carnitas. Try the blue corn tortillas, you’ll be hooked. The entire food menu is gluten free.

fayetteville La Media Luna $$ 2135 Main Dr, (479) 316-8008

Delicious, authentic Mexican food is served at La Media Luna. Beautiful presentations, friendly service and and excellent menu selection including dishes that are beyond the typical Mexican restaurant offerings. If you are looking for authentic Mexican flavors, you will find it here.

Mr Taco Loco $ 1701 S School Ave, (479) 249-9462

Offering fresh, authentic Mexican food including delicious tacos, enchiladas, beer, killer margaritas and much more. Place is upbeat, clean and friendly from the moment you walk through the doors. Don’t miss these tasty tacos.

Sabor Guacamole 1120 N Lindell Ave, (479) 316-8383

Home of delicious homemade Mexican food platters and some of the very best gaucamole you’ll ever eat anywhere, Sabor Guacamole has a super friendly patio, and is the place to go for beer and margaritas under $5.

Serving some of the very best fresh tacos and carnitas to be found in all of NWA, Don Pedro’s has an inviting, fun atmosphere, superb food and wonderful friendly staff. Great place for Mexican food in NWA.

siloam springs Taqueria El Rancho 715 E Jefferson St, (479) 524-0083

Fans say it’s the best old fashioned Mexican food in NWA. Laid back atmosphere, reasonable prices and just good food.

springdale Don Pedro $ 300 W Sunset Ave, (479) 361-8686

This is authentic Mexican food regardless of which menu item you choose. Don Pedro’s buys their pigs whole and cuts them on the premises, so you can be assured that you are getting the freshest carnitas in the region when you dine at Don Pedro’s. Of course, try the Carnitas Tacos, which are heavenly, but also give the delicious tortas and the soups a try. Terrific place to take the entire family!

Taqueria Guanajuato (tacos) $ 103 N Thompson St, (479) 750-1949

Excellent tortas, tacos and other authentic Mexican food. Enjoys a wonderful reputation. Carnitas, asada and corn tortillas are exceptional, as are the burritos. For those of you with big appetites, the portion size will definitely satisfy you. The meat quality rocks, and the quesadillas are also tasty and filling. Everything is delish according to their loyal patrons.

honorable mention El Burrito Loco $ 2155 W 6th St, Fayetteville, AR (479) 527-9577

Burrito Loco specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine including tasty burritos and grilled tortas. Chicken and beef are grilled outside these days.

Victoria’s Mexican Restaurant $ 150 Lee Town Rd, Pea Ridge, AR, (479) 451-0780

Serves excellent Mexican food including nachos, enchiladas, tacos, burritos, fajitas and flautas. Although these dishes sound like typical Mexican restaurant menu items, the food is definitely not average, it is fresh, hot and consistently delicious. Be pleasantly surprised from the moment you take your first bite until you find yourself scraping your plate clean.

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Top new Restaurants in NWA New restaurants are popping up all over NWA. It is wonderful to see the variety of new dining experiences now available. Check out the Top 10 list of new restaurants below:

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Natural Muse $ 1500 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 319-6357

Southern Food Company $$ 3575 W Wedington Dr, (479) 313-7646

Into organic and grass fed eating? Feel guilty when you stop by your typical fast food joint for lunch or dinner? Feel guilty no more. Natural Muse is a fast food eatery that specializes in grass fed beef burgers and organic chicken sandwiches. They don’t even have a freezer in the place, which means the meat is always fresh, plus the meat is hormone and antibiotic free. They also feature non-greasy, fresh-cut fries. This busy spot is terrific for healthy eaters that want something on the fly that is also good for you.

Fiamma 1873 Ristorante $$$ 101 W Central Ave, (479) 966-4649

Fiamma Ristorante, Bentonville’s Italian, Mediterranean-inspired, farm-to-table restaurant offers an extensive wine selection, and some of the most tantalizingly delicious cuisine in the region. Everything is fresh, straight from the farms of the surrounding countryside. The flavors reflect the freshness of the ingredients. Try the roast lamb shoulder or the grilled quail.

Ozark Mountain Bagel Company $ 3600 Guess Who Blvd, (479) 319-6688

Ozark Mountain Bagel Company offers hand-crafted, made from scratch, water boiled and baked bagels to the people of NWA, and people just passing through. It you’re a transplant to Northwest Arkansas, you’re going to love these delicious New York-style bagels. Oh, and did I mention that the cream cheese is hand made. You’re going to love these bagels!

Wok the Wok $ 405 SW A St, (479) 366-7971

Wok the Wok is the place to go for quick, but scrumptious Asian street food. This is a food truck in Bentonville, but the food is so much more than what you would expect from a simple food truck operation. The owners are super friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Try the chicken wings with spicy dipping sauce or the out-ofthis-world basil chicken.

fayetteville Hurts Donuts $ 1641 West 15th Street

Hurts Donuts are known for their oversized specialty donuts. This is definitely the spot to get your donut on! This place is open 25 hours a day and 8 days a week, you can’t get there when they’re not open. They serve every kind of donut you can imagine, and they are friendly to boot. Take yourself, take your friends, take your family, but whatever you do, get you some Hurts.

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Southern Food Company in Fayetteville specializes in down home cooking just like your grandma used to make. From its scrumptious biscuits to it’s melt in your mouth cornbread, they are doing it right. They are open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, and they love to cook and serve their pure goodness to their many hungry customers. From the minute you walk through the door, you’re made to feel welcome and special whether it’s a busy brunch day or an evening meal. Everything is fresh made everyday, and just waiting to tempt your tastebuds.

The JJ’s Beer Garden & Brewing Co (JBGB) $ 3615 N. Steele Blvd, (479) 435-6502

An American food restaurant, bar and live music venue specializing in delicious food, craft beer, a fun outdoors area where you can play games like sand volleyball and shuffleboard and relax with friends, super summer concert series featuring well-known bands, excellent service and a friendly atmosphere. A great place for a night on the town or date night.

Cantina 1836 $ 617 N. College Ave, (479) 222-1675

Chef Brent Hale turns his considerable talent and attention to creating Tex Mex food for the people of NWA. His Cantina 1836 food truck features a simple menu of tasty tacos, enchiladas, fajitas and tostadas. Everything is fresh made and so delish. If you’re into Tex Mex at all, you must give Cantina 1836 a whirl. I’m betting you’ll be back time after time once you sample some of these signature Tex Mex flavors from Chef Hale.

rogers 7 Brews $$ 2101 S. 52nd St

WOW! The coffee and smoothies are simply amazing, and the service is consistently efficient and friendly. If mornings aren’t your best time of day, you owe it to yourself to frequent this wonderful drive through coffee and smoothies establishment.

springdale Fratelli’s Italian Grill Springdale $$ 1008 W Sunset Ave, Springdale, AR 72764, (479) 347-7562

Owned by a local husband and wife team, Fratelli’s Italian Grill is the place to go for fabulous authentic Italian food. Every delicious dish comes out with beautiful presentation, so much so that you actually hate to dig in.. If you enjoy lobster, check out the Lobster Ravioli. Words cannot convey how divine it is.


Top 10 Pizza joints in NWA Pizza joints are a dime a dozen, but authentic pizza with fresh toppings and delicious crust, well, that’s an entirely different thing entirely. Whether you like wood fired, Chicago-style, gluten free or Italian-style hand tossed pies, you’ll find them all in the Top 10 list below:

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Pedaler’s Pub $$ 410 SW A St, (479) 268-3285

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza $ 2012 S Promenade Blvd, (479) 636-1880

Wood fired pizza to write home about. Located in downtown Bentonville, and killing it with their delicious pizzas. Definitely give them a try.

bella vista Gusano’s Pizza $$ Chicago Style Pizzeria since 2004 19 Cunningham Corner, (479) 876-6969

Gusano’s has some of the best authentic Chicago-style pizza outside of Chicago. Has flakey crust and perfectly blended flavors. Enjoys a premier sports bar reputation.

eureka springs Cafe Amore $$ 2070 East Van Buren (Hwy 62E), (479) 253-7192

Cafe Amore serves delicious, fine Italian cuisine. The menu devotes an entire page to mouthwatering pizzas including a gluten free option, but the pizza is not all that is superb, the pasta dishes are equally as varied and scrumptious. Date night or any night, this place will win over your tummies and your hearts.

fayetteville Z’s Brick Oven $$ 2730 N College Ave, (479) 935-4299

Said to be Z best pizza around. The Z Bread is very, very tasty. Try the Margherita pizza and the Bruschetta. They are both out of sight.

Wood Stone Craft Pizza $$ 557 S School Ave, (479) 444-1947

“Absolutely the best pizza I have ever eaten” is echoed over and over when Wood Stone is mentioned. The salads are out-of-thisworld too. You’ll be doing yourself a favor by checking them out Here’s where you find out what real pizza is all about.

Wicked Wood Fired Pizza $ 372 W Dickson St, (479) 466-2759

For pizza that is cooked in an Italian made wood fired oven, you must try the pies served up at Wicked Wood Fired Pizza, a food truck, conveniently located right on Dickson Street. Deliciously unique, their pizzas will keep you coming back time after time. The Tuscan Chicken Pizza is to-die-for.

rogers The Rail – A Pizza Company $$ 218 S 1st St, (479) 633-8808

If the sound of 3 types of crust, 6 homemade sauces, 7 cheeses, 15 meat options, and 48 toppings appeals to you, then you will likely become a fan of Uncle Maddio’s. They also offer made-to-order gourmet salads and yummy warm cookies in their family friendly eatery. There is something different in the air at Maddio’s, the staff is genuinely friendly and keenly focused on making your experience with them something you’ll want to repeat often.

siloam springs Fratelli’s $ 118 S Broadway St, (479) 599-9197

Fratelli’s has true Italian-style, hand-tossed pizza made from flour imported from Italy. They make authentic wood-fired pizza providing a pizza experience you won’t forget.

springdale Guido’s $ 363 W Henri De Tonti Blvd, (479) 361-9101 Locals consider Guido’s a staple. The pizza is good and filling and large enough for a small family. The service is friendly and efficient. Make your own party with the jukebox in the corner. You’ll have a good time at Guido’s.

honorable mention Chelsea’s Corner Cafe & Bar $$ 10 Mountain St, Eureka Springs, AR, (479) 253-6723

Great place to kick back with friends. Has a welcoming atmosphere, a wide variety of pizzas, friendly efficient service, full bar, good beer selection, and live music. Both locals and visitors to Eureka Springs love to frequent this unique establishment.

Ye Olde King Pizza $ 3162 W Martin Luther King Blvd, Fayetteville, AR, (479) 442-5464 (Also Located in Bentonville)

You may dine in or carry out at Ye Olde King Pizza. From their tasty starters, including Cheese Sticks (seasoned with garlic butter and covered with provolone and mozzarella cheeses and served with their homemade marinara) and The Kings Flat Bread to their wonderful salads to their unique pizzas, everything on the menu is a winner. They make their dough and pizza sauce fresh daily from old family recipes. The owners and the staff are focused on providing you with the best experience possible each time you visit. Try the Buffalo Chicken, for a great tasting pizza that just might hook you for life.

The Pig Wings are very good here. Order a variety of pizzas, all will be delish. This place probably has one of the best Caesar Salad’s in town. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and great atmosphere ensure a terrific experience each time you stop in.

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Top 10 Pubs (with food) in NWA Pubs offer the atmosphere of a friendly neighborhood bar, yet most of them serve tasty pub fare, and some of them have full service kitchens that offer extended menus. Most offer plenty of TVs for relaxing with friends around a sporting event. Northwest Arkansas has many pubs, but when you select from the Top 10 list below, you’ll be choosing one of NWA’s very best:

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Beef ‘O’ Brady’s $$ 2500 SW 14th St #108, (479) 268-4545

Foster’s Gastropub $$ 2001 South Bellview Road Suite 2, (479) 621-0093

Beef’s is a family-friendly neighborhood pub and sports bar. There are plenty of TVs throughout for viewing games and hanging with friends. The wings are simply delicious, and the rest of the food is pretty darn good too. You’ll love Beef’s!

Scotch and Soda $$ 121 W Central Ave, (479) 319-6874

Scotch and Soda has over 300 different whiskeys including a wide variety of bourbon, scotch and other whiskeys. They also have craft beer with one or two local brews on tap. The eats menu is limited, but you can still find something for everyone. A beautiful new addition to downtown Bentonville.

The Forge $$ 407 SW A St, (479) 254-3699

This is an Irish restaurant and pub. Beautiful decor, and furnishings are uniquely hand forged by owners. Authentic Irish food is beyond delicious, especially the White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Shepherds Pie and Reuben Rolls. Draft beer is cold, really cold with a good selection on tap. Terrific place to gather with family and friends. Service is exceptional, and there is a kid’s menu.

Pedalers Pub $$ 410 SW A St, (479) 268-3285

Growler USA $$ 4204 S JB Hunt Dr #40, (479) 633-8233

With 100+ taps of local, regional and specialized microbrews, you’ll be sure to find several beers that suite your taste buds at Growler’s. Has a full-service kitchen which turns out exceptional food including a variety of beer bites, salads, handhelds and main dishes. Also has outdoor seating.

Levi’s Gastropub $$ 224 S 2nd St, (479) 372-6640

Located in the basement, Levi’s has gourmet bar food including appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, steaks and made-toorder donuts for dessert. It provides a truly different bar experience in a fun atmosphere and has live music on the weekends. Terrific place to enjoy a night out with friends and family.

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Has screaming good wood fired pizzas, salads and sandwiches, indoor and dog friendly patio seating, cold brews and friendly, helpful service. All around great atmosphere and a good place to enjoy an outing with friends.

fayetteville Apple Blossom Brewing Company $$ 1550 E Zion Rd, Ste 1, (479) 287-4344

With seating for 250, this is the largest brewpub in Arkansas. Produces 12 different brews including the flagship beer, Armstrong American Pale Ale, Mockingbird Black IPA, Sturdy Hippie IPA and others. Serves soups, salads and sandwiches. Bread is baked fresh every day.

Cork & Keg $$ 509 W Spring St, (479) 966-4383

Located next to Walton Arts Center Parking lot. This is a terrific spot for dinner and drinks before a show and happy hour through the week. Wine, cocktails and draft beer are served, and the menu consists of light pub fare. Atmosphere is relaxing and intimate, and the service is excellent. Try the spinach artichoke dip for a taste sensation.

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Foster’s is a lively, modern upscale gastropub sporting 84 taps of craft brew. They pride themselves on flatbreads and handhelds made from only the freshest of ingredients, including organic meats, vegetables and cheeses. Catch the live music on the patio, but get there early to save your spot.

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Saddlebock Brewery 18244 Habberton Rd, (479) 419-9969

Offers a wide range of beers including ales, lagers, porters, stouts and bocks. Steaks prime rib and burgers are simply out of this world, and are made from the grain fed beef raised right on the owner’s land. Service is friendly and efficient. Housed in a barn, it’s a fun atmosphere.

honorable mention Big Whiskeys $$ 214 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 250-9244

Solid food menu including amazing steaks, chops, chicken, fish tacos, quesadillas, BBQ, appetizers and desserts. The drink menu is seemingly limitless and includes wines, whiskey’s, cocktails and beer. It’s a fun atmosphere for any age group, and they do have a kid’s menu.


Top 10 rogers restaurants Rogers offers a wide variety of excellent restaurants including steak, Italian, chicken, seafood, Vietnamese, Cuban, and catfish. Every restaurant on the Top 10 list below offers an exceptional dining experience. Bonefish Grill $$ 3201 S Market St, (479) 273-0916

Enjoy great tasting seafood cooked to perfection when you choose to dine at Bonefish Grill in Rogers. Amazing food is not all Bonefish has to crow about, the bar is manned by experienced mixologists capable of producing unique thirst quenching flavors just for your drinking pleasure.

Catfish John’s $$ 601 W Hudson Rd, (479) 631-6908

Catfish John’s specializes in Southern-fried catfish and hushpuppies. The fish comes out piping hot and the hushpuppies are tasty and cooked to perfection - crispy on the outside, but done in the middle. Consistency is key in the restaurant business, and at this catfish house, you can count on great food whenever you choose to visit.

Crabby’s $$ 1800 S 52nd St, (479) 273-0222

An upscale fresh seafood and steak restaurant with an amazing bar. Staff is friendly and efficient and knowledgeable regarding the menus. Has a romantic ambiance that is perfect for commemorating an anniversary or for a date night or for any special occasion.

Havana Tropical Grill Restaurant $$ 1207 W Walnut St, (479) 899-6334

Ever been to Havana? This restaurant is the closest bit of Havana you’ll find this side of Florida. The Cuban food is awesome and authentic down to the smallest detail, and the bar creations, especially their famous mojitos, are both colorful and tasty . At the Havana, you can also enjoy Latin music and dancing. A can’t miss spot in Rogers.

Levi’s Gastrolounge $$ 224 S 2nd St, (479) 372-6640

For a unique dining experience in a fun atmosphere, visit Levi’s in the basement of the Poplar Plaza Building in downtown Rogers. Treat yourself and your friends to gourmet bar food, beverages from the full service bar, live music and TV’s.

Mister B’s $$$ 1043 W Walnut St, (479) 636-3122

The home of consistently perfectly cooked steaks and fresh seafood, Mister B’s is a fine dining destination extraordinaire. Dine in a cozy, romantic atmosphere where all steaks are cooked to order. Have a glass of wine from Mister B’s extensive wine list while you wait the extra few minutes it takes to cook your steak just the way you like it. Excellent restaurant for a special occasion or date night.

Monte Ne Inn Chicken $$ 13843 AR-94, (479) 636-5511

A legendary restaurant with just one menu served family style, but don’t let the limited menu put you off, this is some of the best eating you will ever put in your mouth. Menu includes Southern-fried chicken, bean soup starter, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, cole slaw, homemade rolls and apple butter, and then, if you have room, and for an extra charge, decadent desserts like homemade cobblers and scrumptious pies.

Napoli’s $$ 4408 W Walnut St Suite 5, (479) 270-5320

Authentic Italian flavors, great service, friendly staff and reasonable prices, who could ask for more. The menu is loaded with savory traditional Italian fare; you won’t find better tasting Italian food in the area.

Ruth Chris $$$ 3529 S Pinnacle Hills Pkwy, (479) 633-8331

Widely known as a premier steakhouse, Ruth Chris serves sizzling butter-topped steaks in an upscale setting. Great for a romantic, intimate dinner for two or for special celebrations. Delicious, mouthwatering steaks and excellent service are the rule at this upmarket restaurant.

Saiwok Vietnamese Street Food $$ 2882 W Walnut St, (479) 202-5961

If you enjoy Vietnamese food, you will love Saiwok where you are treated as though you were the most important person in the world. The food is beyond exceptional, it may well be the best Vietnamese food in the country. Try the divine Vietnamese egg rolls and at least one of the Pho’s.

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Top 10 sandwiches in NWA Man! Who doesn’t love a great sandwich? Notice that I said ‘great’ sandwich. When you want a super sandwich, made with fresh ingredients and piled high with meat and cheese, choose from one of the premier sandwich spots on the Top 10 list below:

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Bentonville Butcher and Pint $$ 1201 S Walton Blvd # 105, (479) 464-9933

Known for their signature sandwiches like the Po’ Boy, Reuben and their Surf and Turf, this Bentonville butcher and deli does an excellent job putting out delicious sandwiches. They also have exceptional plate lunches, killer burgers, mouthwatering steaks, TVs for watching the game and great service. Place features a unique concept with the butcher shop and deli on one side and restaurant on the other.

eureka springs Nibbles $ 79 Spring St, (479) 253-7722

Serves breakfast and lunch in a delightful, quaint space. sandwiches, soups, salads, quiche, desserts, smoothies and breakfast fare are served. Although the space is small, the service is efficient and friendly. Try the French Toast for an unforgettable culinary experience.

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fayetteville Hammontree’s Grilled Cheese $ 326 N West Ave (479) 521-1669

IDK Cafe $$ 4301 S Pleasant Crossing Blvd

Uses fresh ingredients, and has excellent selection of delectable burgers, delicious flatbreads build your own sandwiches. out-of-this-world signature sandwiches, clubs and wraps and oh soooo good smoothies. Great spot for a quick nourishing meal. Also has a wonderful catering service.

siloam springs Fatiga’s Sub Station $ 811 S Mt Olive St (479) 524-6277

One of the very best sub places in NWA. Bread is made in-house, and the ingredients are fresh. Travelers love this place and so do the locals.

springdale Spring Creek Amish Market and Deli $ 501 E Emma Ave (479) 756-6000

A sandwich shop. Fayetteville’s original grilled cheese joint has innovative variations of the grilled cheese sandwich and the dog. Try the Italian Stallion or the Caprese Melt for a taste you won’t soon forget. There’s also a convenient location in downtown Rogers.

Little Bread Company $ 116 N Block Ave, (479) 527-0622

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This is an Artisan bakery, coffee, and sandwich shop where everyone is welcome. They specialize in many made-from-scratch items including a variety of hot, cold, and veggie sandwiches. They also offer an efficient catering service. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and efficient.

Natural State Sandwiches $$ 617 N College Ave, (479) 225-1103

A food truck specializing in a menu that changes daily. Check FaceBook to see what is being served each day. The sandwiches are stacked high, and man are they filling and delicious. Customers love this place. Some days are sold out in an hour and a half, so get there early.

Stone Mill Bread Cafe $ 2600 N. Gregg Ave, (479) -571-2295

Fresh ingredients, sourced from many different local farms, and in-house ground flour baked in their breads makes for a delicious sandwich right off the bat. They also have crisp salads and delicious homemade soups. Locals love this place! New location in Bentonville.

rogers Iron Horse $ 220 S 1st St, (479) 631-9977

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Located in downtown Rogers, this is an incredible sandwich and coffee shop with a super atmosphere. There’s a wide variety of sandwiches to choose from, and some great soups too. Come alone or with friends and family, you’re promised a terrific experience. The staff is knowledgeable and very attentive.

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Visiting the Spring Creek Amish Market and Deli is much more than hurriedly grabbing a quick sandwich for lunch, it is a pleasant memorable event, and one that you’ll want to repeat often. Their delicious sandwiches including the scrumptious chicken salad are made with fresh homemade bread, and served with kindness and a smile. NWA has a gem in this unique Amish market that also serves plate lunches, Amish butter, cheeses, meats, and homemade pies. If you haven’t tried it yet, you must drop by for lunch soon. Open Mon - Sat, 11 AM - 3 PM.

honorable mention Foster’s Pint & Plate $$ 2001 South Bellview Road Suite 2, Rogers, AR, (479) 621-0093 Foster’s is a lively, modern upscale gastropub with 84 taps of craft brew. They pride themselves on flatbreads and hand held’s made from only the freshest of ingredients, including organic meat, vegetables and cheeses. Catch the live music on the patio, but get there early to save your spot.

Ramo d’Olivo 217 S Main St, Bentonville, AR, (479) 715-6053

A unique deli with killer sandwiches, soups and salads, wine bar, olive oils and fruit balsamics shop, and live music venue. Wine bar offers small plates, wine, local craft beer and cocktails. The deli sandwiches are over the top delicious.. Try the Avocado Turkey Cheese for a sensational break from the norm. The cool deck out back is a local favorite. It’s a great place to listen to some local and regional music and have a few glasses of wine or enjoy your favorite beer.


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Smoothie Bars/Juice Bars and More in NWA Health conscious consumers are always looking for an amazing smoothie or juice bar that they can count on for a quick, yet healthy meal replacement. These establishments are not always easy to spot from the road, but some of the really good ones, the ones that make from the freshest of ingredients are on the Top 10 list below

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Native Nectar $$ 3406 SE J St, 479-268-6678

Tropical Smoothie $ 3878 N Crossover Rd, Ste 10, (479) 582-4444

A superior place to get the highest quality 100% organic vegetable and fruit juices. The nutritious juices infuse your body with living nutrients that are non-pasteurized and cold pressed. Native Nectar juices are designed to provide your body with vital vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, minerals, antioxidants and chlorophyll. They also offer a limited menu of ‘clean’ food.

Smoothie King $$ 3410 SE. J St, (479) 268-6300

Smoothie King offers a wide variety of smoothies including fitness blends, wellness blends, take a break blends and kid’s cups. Flavorful and nutritious, these smoothies can quickly become addictive. They also offer a variety of protein supplements. Try the healthy snacks too.

Snack Lab $ 102 SE 28th St Suite 2, (479) 268-5353

Offers real fruit smoothies, wonderful wraps, flat breads, salads and sandwiches in five locations including two in Fayetteville, one in Rogers, one in Bentonville and one in Springdale. You may order online for pick up later. Staff is friendly and efficient.

rogers Envision Nutrition $ 204 W. Walnut St, (479) 225-5742

Experience nutritional shakes and participate in dance classes for fun and fitness.

Magpie Bridge Apothecary Cafe $ 105 W Walnut St, (479) 636-1990

Magpie is open Wednesday thru Sunday 8am - 3:30pm in downtown Rogers. This fun spot specializes in warm elixirs, frozen elixirs, lattes, green smoothies, kefir and juice. Also offers healthy raw, vegan dishes including raw pizza and delicious desserts. Try the Rose Glow for a very special treat.

The Snack Lab offers many healthy food options including delicious wraps, salads and good for you snacks and smoothies. Their smoothies are full of premium ingredients including fresh fruit. Open for breakfast too.

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Berry Natural $$ 3059 N College Ave

Berry Natural is a family owned operation that specializes in 100% raw organic juices, juice cleanses and dairy-free smoothies. Everything is fresh and locally sourced whenever possible. The owners and staff are both friendly and knowledgeable. Try the raw brownies for a delicious snack.

Nutrition Blast NWA 3277 Sunset Ave, Suite C

With more than 50 nutritious meal shakes and teas, Nutrition Blast is a great place to hang out with people interested in health and well-being. Fabulous spot to grab a healthy, filling, energizing lunch.

Inta Juice | Fayetteville, AR $$ 1137 W Martin Luther King Blvd, (479) 445-6692

The place that turns fruit ‘inta’ juice. Convenient, popular spot for smoothies in Fayetteville.

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Southern Food Restaurants in NWA What constitutes Southern food? Simply put, it’s food with its origins in the Southern United States. Grits, hushpuppies, country ham, chicken fried steak, deep-pit barbecue, buttermilk biscuits, chicken, (fried or baked), catfish, squash, corn, black eyed peas, rice, gravy, mashed potatoes and the like. NWA has no shortage of these wonderful down-home restaurants. Pick from any of the Top 10 list below to experience what it means to chow down on Southern food.

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Cracker Barrel $$ 2307 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 268-5907

Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is known for their country cooking and gracious, friendly service. The Cracker Barrel offers traditional country food like biscuits and gravy. Each restaurant has an on-site general store. Try their Buttermilk Fried Chicken Plate, you’ll be hooked.

bakery items including, breads, cobblers, pies, cookies, cinnamon rolls, and cakes are made-from-scratch fresh daily. The chocolate Bread Pudding and the Red Velvet Cake are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The plain fact is, you can’t go wrong with any item on the menu

fayetteville Lucy’s Diner $ 3120 W MLK Blvd, (479) 455-LUCY

Willliams Soul Food $$ 3404 SE Macy Rd, (479) 273-3922

Open 24 hours a day. Breakfast is served anytime, and specials include homemade pies and kid’s, senior’s and daily specials. Locals love Lucy’s Diner.

Locally known for their delicious chicken and sides. The owners, the Williams family, are friendly and are usually there to ensure their customers experience real down-home food. Try their award-winning wings for a real tastetreat-delight and don’t forget the amazing desserts like the scrumptious Sweet Potato Pie, Pecan Pie, Buttermilk Pie or Coconut Cream Pie.

rogers Monte Ne Chicken Inn $$ 13843 AR-94, (479) 636-5511

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Favorite for all-you-caneat fried chicken, bean soup, country mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, coleslaw, green beans, home-made rolls and apple butter served family style. In business for forty years, loyal customers keep coming back year after year. This is the only menu that is served. Reservations are encouraged.

Gallery Cafe $ 167 N Main St, (479) 752-3577

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Gallery Cafe in Decatur specializes in home-style cooking and friendly service. The menu is packed with down-home selections including juicy burgers, chicken fried steak, biscuits and gravy, sandwiches, veggie dinner plates and cream and berry pies.

gentry Wooden Spoon $ 1000 S Gentry Blvd, (479) 736-3030

Cathy’s Corner $ 1910 US-412, (479) 524-4475

The management and staff at Cathy’s corner know how to ensure you have a terrific dining experience. The food is marvelous regardless of what you order, and the service is friendly and efficient. The burgers are awesome and the fries are perfectly cooked. Good food, good service and good prices can be expected at Cathy’s Corner.

You may have to wait a minute or two to be seated, but the amazing down-home food will more than make up for the wait. Located on HWY 59 in Gentry, the Wooden Spoon specializes in excellent, taste-tripping food whether you’ve ordered their signature chicken salad, excellent meatloaf, or fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs. Their

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AQ Chicken House $$ 1207 N Thompson St, (479) 751-4633

The Mason Jar $ Bobcat Plaza 804 W Freeman Ave, Berryville, AR, (870) 423-2100

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Dishes up a variety of chicken recipes including delicious chicken and dumplings, classic pan-fried, BBQ, and charcoal-cooked chicken. It’s all served in a warm, down-home setting. Dessert is fried peaches. Yum! They have been at the top of the chicken favorite’s list for many years. Did you know that AQ stands for Arkansas Quality. Try it once, you’ll be back.

Neal’s Cafe $ 806 N Thompson St, (479) 751-9996

Since 1944 Neal’s Cafe has been specializing in delicious homemade meals including fried chicken cooked in the old iron skillets. Other standard southern dishes on the menu are catfish, chicken and dumplings, meatloaf, chicken pot pie, smothered steaks and homemade pies and rolls. And they may have some of the best fried pickles in the NWA area. Look for the familiar pink building.

If you enjoy great southern food, exceptional service and an inviting atmosphere you will love The Mason Jar. The Country Fried Hand Battered Chicken Sandwich is delicious, as are the Fried Pickles, the Shrimp Po Boy, the Gumbo and the Chicken Fried Steak. The sweet tea, served in a mason jar, is really something to write home about. In fact, the food is so good that people have been known to eat there for both lunch and dinner.

Wagon Wheel Restaurant $$ 4080 N Thompson St, Springdale, (479) 927-1510

Fans think it is the best family restaurant in town. Homemade rolls, real mashed potatoes, country fried chicken are just a few of the favorite menu items. The owners do their very best to ensure that you have a good dining experience each and every time you come in.

Susan’s $ 1440 W Sunset Ave, (479) 751-1445

You can expect home cooking, great prices and a friendly, efficient staff at Susan’s. The cinnamon rolls are out of this world, so say their loyal customers. The pecan waffles can’t be beat, and are a local favorite. Open 7 days a week from 6 AM to 2 PM; breakfast is served until 2 PM.

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Top 10 springdale restaurants Springdale, as one of the blossoming cities of Northwest Arkansas, has a good selection of outstanding restaurants. Some are relatively new, but others have been in existence for many years. Choose your next Springdale restaurant outing from the Top 10 list below:

AQ Chicken $$ 1207 N Thompson St, (479) 751-4633

A long-standing Springdale restaurant, AQ Chicken is famous for its mouthwatering pan fried chicken. If you love chicken cooked Southernstyle, you’ll love AQ.

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Craving authentic Italian food, and not just the run of the mill old stand bys? You owe it to yourself and your family to visit Fratelli’s just as soon as you can. The fresh rolls with marinara dipping sauce are out-of-this-world, the Chicken Picatta is to-die-for, the salad comes out cold, crisp and clean, just as it is meant to be served and the staff is both friendly and professional. You’ll love this place. Neal’s Cafe $ 806 N Thompson St, (479) 751-9996 photo courtesy of Known far and wide for its wonderful home cooking and mouthwatering homemade pies and other desserts, Neal’s captures the down home cooking feel to a tee. Try the Chicken Fried Steak. It is so tender you can cut it with a fork.

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A small roadside hole-in-the-wall serving excellent Mexican food including tacos, tortas, tamales, quesadillas, burritos and house specials. Service is friendly, quick and efficient, and prices are surprisingly inexpensive for the ample portions served.

The Steam $$ 107 E Emma Ave, (479) 717-6090

The Steam buys fresh ingredients locally whenever possible. The menu features many high quality hand crafted options including soups, sandwiches, burgers, pasta and desserts are the daily fare. Try the half-pound Angus sirloin burger and hash browns for treat never to be forgotten.

Venesian Inn $$ 582 W Henri De Tonti Blvd, (479) 361-2562

Serving homemade Italian food for more than 60 years, the Venesian Inn serves delicious spaghetti, chicken alfredo, lasagna, fettuccine, steaks and much more. Try the melt-in-your-mouth homemade rolls for a taste treat delight.

Venezia’s $$ 2009 N Thompson St, (479) 419-9499

Serves phenomenal Italian food including New York-style pizza in a friendly, delightful atmosphere. Venezia’s is also known for their large portions and reasonable prices.

Patricks $ 3976 Elm Springs Rd, (479) 751-9245

A Springdale burger eatery, Patrick’s is home to the Old Fashion Hamburger, soft ice cream treats, homemade fried pies, reasonable prices and great friendly service. Patrick’s is a welcome departure from fast food chain fare.

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R & R’s Curry Express $$ 2576 W Sunset Ave #C, (479) 717-6500

A casual Indian/Pakistani restaurant featuring vegan, vegetarian and traditional Indian Curry dishes made with the freshest of ingredients including an array of flavorful spices. Known for its excellent, Punjabi food, patrons make it a regular weekly stop.

Susan’s $ 1440 W Sunset Ave, (479) 751-1445

Susan’s is another longtime Springdale restaurant serving Southernstyle food and lots of it. Bring your appetite and leave satisfied whether you’re there for breakfast or lunch. Susan’s serves great omelets that are jam packed with delicious fresh ingredients, and burgers, lunch specials, and sandwiches that are prepared just right.

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Taqueria Guanajuato $ 103 N Thompson St, (479) 750-194

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Marketplace Grill $$ 1636 S 48th St, (479) 750-5200

A family style restaurant featuring typical American food including soups, steaks, seafood, salads (large selection), baked potatoes, sandwiches and burgers. Pizza, tacos and pasta are also served. Everything on the menu is fresh and freshly made. Great place to take the family.


Top 10 Sizzling Steak restaurants in NWA Almost everyone likes to sink their teeth into a fine, juicy perfectly cooked steak on a regular basis. It’s one of those sizzling foods that keeps bubbling to the surface of your mind until you give in and take your family to one of the fine steak houses located throughout Northwest Arkansas. You can’t go wrong when you choose one of the steak houses on the Top 10 list below:

bentonville River Grille Steakhouse $$$ 1003 McClain Rd, (479) 271-4141

The River Grille, an upscale restaurant, has an impressive steak menu, intimate, quiet setting, and live piano music. Chef Lonnie Lynch turns out some of the best steaks you will find in the area. The restaurant is somewhat formal, so many visit the River Grille to celebrate special occasions.

Doe’s Eat Place $$$ 2806 S Walton Blvd, (479) 254-8081

Besides having some of the best steaks and tamales in NWA, the dedicated owner is almost always roaming around making sure every meal turns out as ordered. The casual atmosphere lends itself to meeting friends and having fun as you enjoy a cold one. Doe’s has more than 175 types of beer, a good selection of whiskies, and a good collection of fine scotch.

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LongHorn Steakhouse $$ 2206 S Promenade Blvd, (479) 246-0911

Offers delicious fresh, aged, and hand-trimmed mouthwatering steaks. Other menu items include starters, soups, salads, chicken, desserts, burgers, sandwiches, lamb chops, salmon, fresh baked honey wheat bread and tasty sides. All steaks are expertly grilled and seasoned to perfection. These are steaks you won’t soon forget. Try the legendary thirst-quenching strawberry margarita.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House $$$ 3529 S Pinnacle Hills Pkwy, (479) 633-8331

Ruth’s has an excellent selection of USDA Prime steaks from which to pick. Regardless of the cut you choose, you can be assured of a delicious steak cooked just the way you like it. The friendly, helpful wait staff is attentive and bent on every customer having a great experience each time they walk through the door.

eureka springs Grotto $$$ 10 Center St, (479) 363-6431

Grotto offers a unique, intimate setting and simply marvelous steaks cooked over a wood-fired grill. The Black Angus beef comes from Creekstone known for their humane treatment of cattle. Try the melt-in-your-mouth boneless ribeye or the mouthwatering filet mignon. Oh my, you’re in for a treat.

fayetteville Ella’s $$$ The Inn at Carnall Hall, 465 Arkansas Ave, (479) 582-0400

Located in the Inn at Carnall Hall, Ella’s is an opportunity to experience fine dining in a historical environment. Sit back in the elegant dining room’s upholstered chairs, take in the exquisite ambiance, and look forward to a flavorful, cooked to perfection, Ribeye or Beef Tenderloin Filet.

Herman’s Ribhouse $$ 2901 College Ave, (479) 442-9671

As the name suggests, they are widely known for their ribs, but their steaks are equally as good. Eat in a cozy atmosphere where the friendly wait staff knows how to anticipate your needs as your meal moves along. You won’t be disappointed here. Give the 16 oz. Ribeye a try.

rogers Mister B’s $$$ 1043 W Walnut St, (479) 636-3122

People love this place for its cozy atmosphere, friendly wait staff, terrific owners, and consistently fantastic food. The Filet of

Theo’s $$$ 3300 Market St #100, (479) 657-6720

You’ll love the atmosphere, delicious food, amazing drinks, and friendly, efficient service at Theo’s. Regulars reserve a table for special occasions, and are not disappointed as the staff goes above and beyond to ensure that you have a memorable experience.

siloam springs Callahan’s Steakhouse $$ 210 US-412 East, (479) 524-4674

Callahan’s has consistent delicious food, terrific service, and a warm inviting family atmosphere. Steaks are juicy, tender and mesquite grilled to your specifications. No alcoholic beverages are served.

honorable mention Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse $$$ 2883 AR-23, Eureka Springs, AR (479) 253-5466

This restaurant enjoys rave reviews from around the region. Fans drive from Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas just to eat here, even savvy steak connoisseurs recommend Gaskins highly. The owners, Bert and Lisa, are fantastic people who really enjoy seeing their guests have a terrific dining experience. The mushroom soup is flavorful beyond description, and the Ribeye and Prime Rib are heavenly.

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Top 10 sushi Restaurants in NWA People either like sushi or they don’t, but for those that enjoy the dish, there is really nothing like authentic, hand-crafted sushi. The common perception of sushi is a blob of rice with a slice of fish in the middle, but quality sushi has so much more to offer in taste, texture and variety. The restaurants on the Top 10 list below all serve excellent sushi:

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Blu Fresh Fish Marketplace $$ 607 S. E. Fifth St, (479) 925-5300

Mandalay Asian Cuisine $$ 8 Brown St, (479) 267-9494 Experience Asian food at its best at this Farmington restaurant. The emphasis is always on fresh, delicious food at the Mandalay. Try the Orange Chicken for a scrumptious treat.

Looking for the absolute freshest sushi in NWA, look no more! Patrons of Blu have come to expect fish so fresh it tastes like it was just off the pier. Continuing to meet their customer’s expectations of bringing only the freshest of fish to NWA, the Raw Bar at Blu offers fresh, out-of-this-world sushi. The Sushi is so succulent that it will make your taste buds scream for more.

Gold Town Sushi & Korean BBQ $$ 1100 SE 14th St, (479) 273-1000

fayetteville KJ Sushi & Korean BBQ $$ 3223 College Ave, (479) 301-2008

This is Authentic Korean and Japanese fine dining at its best. The food can be favorably compared to the best in Koreatown in LA. Once you eat here, you will return time after time. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and very eager to please. Try the Dolsat Bibimbap, Tuna or Fire Roll, and the Shumai

Excellent Korean BBQ and first-rate sushi are the staples of this incredible restaurant. Connoisseurs of truly authentic Korean BBQ and amazing sushi love this beautiful restaurant not only for its excellent food and friendly, impeccable service, but also for its consistency. Try the kimchee and the bibimbap.

Meiji Japanese Cuisine $$ 3878 N Crossover Rd, (479) 5215919

Meiji specializes in authentic sushi using only the freshest of ingredients. The fish is flown in twice a week and the vegetables and herbs are sourced from local farmers. Enjoy the intimate dining room, sake lounge, bar, or patio. The menu also offers fresh oysters and tantalizing desserts. Service is friendly and efficient, and gluten free items are offered. Try the Teryaki Chicken.

Kobe Sushi & Grill $$ 1702 S Walton Blvd, (479) 254-7899

Enjoy choosing from fifty fresh sushi recipes. Chef J. Kuma leads a team of experienced chefs who are trained in Japanese cuisine concepts. Many photo courtesy of lunch specials are Blu Fresh Fish Marketplace offered like the Tuna Bowl and Bento Boxes. New customers quickly become regulars due to the consistent, excellent food and the friendly, efficient service. The fish is fresh, light, and flavorful. Try the Ahi Tuna Tower.

Sushi House $$ 2501 SE 14th St #5, (479) 271-0370

Serves fresh, excellent sushi in a clean inviting atmosphere. Staff is friendly and very attentive. On-the-house samples are offered along with your regular order. Gluten and dairy free options are also available. Try the Fuji roll.

rogers Pattaya Thai Sushi Rogers $$ 3600 W Walnut St, (479) 899-6222

Pattaya is a family owned and operated Thai food restaurant specializing in authentic Thai flavors and delectable Sushi. Service is friendly and efficient, and staff is happy to take the time to explain the menu.

Wasabi $$ 1023 S 8th St, (479) 636-6363

Phenomenal food, excellent friendly service, clean and pleasant atmosphere all combine to make Wasabi a top choice for sushi in NWA. People return again and again to this delightful sushi house.

springdale Blue Fin $$ 4276 W Sunset Ave, Ste B, (479) 717-2877

The Blue Fin Sushi Bar and Grill has a good sized menu offering taste-tempting sushi of every description. At least one person at your table should try the BBQ Roll, which is delicious beyond compare. The service is friendly and attentive, and there’s also a full bar.

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Top 10 tacos in NWA From huge cities to the smallest communities, tacos can be found almost everywhere. From coast to coast, tacos are getting to be almost as popular as burgers and pizza. There are at least a bazillion ways to make and serve tacos, but authentic tacos have one thing in common. They are flavorful and delicious! Get your taco on at any of the Top 10 taco hotspots we’ve listed below:

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Table Mesa 108 E Central Ave, (479) 715-6706

Sarita’s Tacos 3980 W. Wedington Dr.

Table Mesa, a boutique style bistro, and the home of delectable dining creations with a Latin flair. The Tacos, including the Mahi Mahi and lobster tacos are scrumptious. They simply take gourmet tacos to a new level, and they have the capacity to get you hooked for life.

Yeyo’s Mexican Grill $ 122 W Central Ave, (479) 381-1726

Yeyo’s offers the best of authentic Mexican street tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas and more from their brightly painted yellow food truck situated in downtown Bentonville. The produce used to make Yeyo’s delicious food is grown just a few miles away on the owner’s farm. Outdoor seating is provided and the service is efficient and friendly.

Outside appearances withstanding, this little family owned restaurant has superb athentic Mexican food including delicious tacos. Try the Tacos El Pastor (marinated pork) or the Tacos de Lenqua (beef tongue). Both are tender and full of authentic flavors.

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Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 4204 S JB Hunt Dr, (479) 8998226

Fuzzy’s specializes in Baja-style tacos, both soft and crispy, including more than a dozen different varieties. Want to spice up your breakfast? Try the Huevos Rancheros or the Breakfast Tacos. Everything is fresh, delicious and addictive. Counter-service only, but orders come out quickly.

eureka springs Aquarius Taqueria $$ 91 S Main St, (479) 253-6888

This amazing taqueria serves uniquely flavored margaritas, made with fresh juice, in a friendly atmosphere. All drinks are made fresh with each order, and are extraordinarily delish. All of their tortillas are handmade to order, helping to make their tacos and carnitas perfect. Try the blue corn tortillas, and I’m certain you’ll be hooked. To cap it off, the menu is gluten free to accommodate those with restricted diets.

fayetteville Con Quesos Fusion Tacos $ 2016 W Martin Luther King Blvd, # 8, (479) 249-8495

Flavor is the name of the game at Con Queso’s. Fusion tacos and tasty cheese dips are their specialties. Choose from a wide variety of tacos including fish, beef, several different types of chicken and portobello.

Los Bobos Taqueria 404 W Dickson St, (479) 799-8687

Only open Thursday – Saturday from 6 a.m. – 3 a.m, this is a good place to get your taco on late night in Fayetteville. Featuring a limited menu of scrumptious beef, marinated pork, chicken and Mexican sausage tacos and tortas, Los Bobos is an authentic Mexican Taqueria and a welcome addition to famed Dickson Street. A cash only establishment that serves authentic Mexican tacos and tortas (Mexican sandwiches). Try their scrumptious fish tacos, people drive from all over the region to eat them.

Mangos Gourmet Taco Shop 2050 W Martin Luther King Blvd, (479) 301-2793

Social Taco $$ 2882 W Walnut Ste 1, (479) 633-8055

Can’t say enough good things about the Social Taco. It’s a chef-driven restaurant specializing in flavorful artisan tacos made with only the freshest of ingredients. The Margaritas are top shelf, the Sangria is housemade, and the local craft beer is cold.

springdale Taquería Don Güero 332 E Emma Ave, (479) 361-8073

Amazing authentic Mexican food, including some of the best tacos you will ever taste is the daily fare at this conveniently located restaurant on E. Emma Ave. You can definitely get your taco on at this spot.

honorable mention Mr. Taco Loco $ 1701 S School Ave, Fayetteville, AR, (479) 249-9462

It’s not often that you find amazing tasting tacos and beautiful presentations at the same time. Not only these tacos tasty, they are also colorful and appetizing too. It’s a fact, Mr. Taco makes some of the very best tacos you’ll find anywhere. You can taste the freshness and awesome flavors in every delightful bite.

Taqueria Guanajuato $ 103 N Thompson St, (479) 750-1949

Terrific friendly service, delicious authentic Mexican food and very reasonable prices are the rule here. Who could ask for more? Try them for Taco Tuesdays, you’ll be pleased.

Ingredients are fresh. Flavorful tacos that are out-of-this-world delicious are served. Their only problem is they get busy and stay busy, so you might have to wait a few minutes to taste these taste tempting tacos.

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Top 10 wings Title in NWA “The wings are the thing” is a saying on a vintage building in Memphis, but it could alsocopy be true for Northwest Arkansas where wing lovers converge on their favorite wings joint or restaurant regularly. If you love wings, you won’t be disappointed with the wide variety of places to get excellent wings in NWA, and that’s for sure. Below is the list of Top 10 wing spots in the Northwest corner of the state. copy

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JJ’s $ 12 Cunningham Corner, (479) 802-6455

JJ’s has a variety of flavorful wings. You can choose from BBQ, Nuclear, Edwin, Buffalo or Jasmine, which are spun in sweet ‘n sour and topped with spicy sriracha. They also feature wraps, salads, killer burgers, samaches, soups, tacos and serious meals. The live music featuring local and regional artists, is phenomenal. JJ’s is an all around great place to kick back and have fun with friends and family.

Frickin Chicken $ 372 W Dickson St, (479) 571-0008

Frickin Chicken stays open late for you night owls, and their chicken, including their wings, is sensational. Give your taste buds that delightful surprise they’ve been waiting for, and head on down to Dickson Street for some of the very best chicken wings you’ve ever tasted.

Lucky Luke’s $ 1220 N Garland Ave, Ste 1, (479) 521-7550

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If award winning wings, hickory smoked meats and local craft beer sound good to you, then make it your business to visit Lucky Luke’s soon. Wings come naked, BBQ or Buffalo and are about a buck a piece.

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s $ 2500 SW 14th St #108, (479) 268-4545

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s serves some mighty fine wings with 11 different sauces to choose from. They really are a taste sensation that must be tried .Beef’s is a community oriented sports bar with 33 TV’s, a patio and a fun atmosphere.

Pedaler’s Pub $ 410 SW A St, (479) 268-3285

Popular and busy local restaurant primarily highly lauded for their wood-fired pizza, but also gets kudos for their amazing reasonably priced wings, served either fiery hot or garlic parmesan with your choice of two different dippin’ sauces.

fayetteville Art’s Place $ 2530 N College Ave, (479) 443-7113

Art’s has killer mild, medium and hot grilled wings. These marvelous wings take a few minutes to come out, but they are truly a taste blast that is worth the short wait. It’s also a terrific place to hang out with friends, eat a mouthwatering burger and some fries, knock back a cold one or two and watch a game. The staff is friendly and so are the other patrons. This is a place where new people are welcomed right off the bat.

Foghorn’s $ 1545 W 15th St

Foghorns is a full-service sports bar with an awesome TV setup wherever you choose to sit including the patio. There’s live music, friendly staff, burgers, and award-winning wings with 50 flavors to select from. If you love wings, you’ve got to check this place out.

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Penguin Ed’s $ 230 S East Ave, (479) 521-3663

How about some freshly smoked BBQ wings from Penguin Ed’s. photo courtesy of These wings are the bomb. Beef ‘O’ Brady’s They’re tossed in BBQ buffalo sauce and have a ranch or bleu cheese dippin’ sauce. Delish! Try some!

rogers Levi’s Gastrolounge $ 224 S 2nd St, (479) 372-6640

Say hello to awesome Duck Wings when you order wings from Levi’s Gastropub. You may have your choice of Dry Rub, Hot Creamy Parmesan, or Hoisin Miso. The place has atmosphere, friendly waitstaff and bartenders, and excellent food all the way around.

The Rail $$ 218 S 1st St, (479) 633-8808

Their wings are outstanding. Flavors include Parmesan Marinara, Louisiana Hot Sauce, Alfredo, Garlic Parmesan, Spicy BBQ and Thai. They rival the best in NWA, and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. This is a super place to hang out and have a brew or two while you’re enjoying you’re delicious wings.


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Consignment clothing stores also offer purses, accessories and shoes. They are a convenient, inexpensive and smart way to keep your wardrobe up-to-date so that you can feel and look your best for any occasion. While most items are gently used, with no flaws or spots, you can also find items that are brand new. In the Top 10 list of clothing consignment stores below, you’ll be sure to find many of the items you’re looking for at a tremendous savings.

bentonville Little Darlings Children’s Store 401 SW 24th St, (479) 464-8492

Beautiful baby and kid’s furniture and other kindly and only slightly used kid’s items can be found at Little Darlings. This is a really cool place to find everything you need to clothe your baby or child, to deck out the new baby’s room or to completely redecorate an existing child’s room. You’ll enjoy shopping at this children’s consignment store as there is so much to choose from.

fayetteville A-Line Consignment Boutique 200 E Poplar St, (479) 4422251

Clothes Mentor 4200 W Green Acres Rd #302, (479) 633-8322

Looking for some of the hottest trends? You’ll find like new designer women’s clothing, shoes and purses at the Clothes Mentor. Featured brands include favorite upscale brands like Banana Republic, White House Black Market and Coach. Their selection is very good and the stock fluctuates constantly. The Clothes Mentor is a great place to expand your wardrobe in the most cost-effective way.

Once Upon A Child 4404 W Walnut St, Ste 10, (479) 372-4006

Pays cash on the spot for gently used kid’s items. This is a bustling resale shop where you can find kid’s clothing, shoes and other kid related items at deep discounts. Inventory turns quickly, so shop often. Open 7 days a week for your convenience.

Pink Bag 1500 W Walnut St, (479) 936-7465

A-Line specializes in gently used clothing, purses, shoes and accessories. Want to update your wardrobe for a fraction of buying new? A-Line is just the place to help you replenish your closet in style. Everything from casual to formal wear is on the floor.

Pink Bag is an upscale consignment store featuring clothing, purses, shoes and accessories including little girls and infant items. Consignments are regularly taken on Mon - Weds from 10 - 5, and on Thurs and Fri by appointment only. If you want to look like a million, but have a limited budget, this is a terrific place to shop.

CeCe’s Closet Women’s Consignment Boutique 246 E Sunbridge Dr, (479) 316-8141

CeCe’s is an upscale consignment boutique for women offering clothing, accessories, shoes, jewelry and purses. The beautiful boutique is a store that you will return to time and again for just that perfect item you need to complete an ensemble. Especially noted for their wide selection and awesome service, you’re sure to find some delightful treasures at CeCe’s. Why pay more when you can shop at CeCe’s?

Plato’s Closet 3108 College Ave, (479) 251-1778

Smart spot to find trendy clothes for teens and young adult women and men at up to 70% off what you would pay in the Mall. Plato’s buys, sells and trades gently used clothing suitable for their clientele. Adorable outfits for any occasion are on the racks now. You’ll enjoy your shopping excursion to Plato’s.

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springdale Midtown Downtown 315 W Emma Ave, (479) 751-3840

Luxury guys and gals women clothing, accessories, shoes and purses boutique. They also have a variety of home decor and small furniture. Great place to drop off your gently used clothing and other items, and to shop for items to spice up your wardrobe.

siloam springs Cari’s Closet 205 A Main E, (479) 238-0009

Conveniently located in downtown Siloam Springs, and offering designer clothing and accessories for women of all ages including teens and twentysomethings. Has large inventory of prom and wedding dresses and also offers TUXEDO Rentals. If staying in style is important to you, shop Cari’s Closet before you even consider retail. You won’t find a funkier or more fun place to ship in NWA.

Clothing Connection 1001 W Hudson Rd, (479) 636-6122

Clothing Connection has more than 5000 consignors, and consigns more than 1000 items each week. It resales clothing for all ages, and also has a good assortment of jewelry, formals, prom dresses and other accessories to suite every occasion, and they’re open every day of the week. Chicos, Coldwater Creek, Hollister, Ann Taylor, Jones New York, Gap, Ralph Lauren, American Eagle, and Abercrombie are just some of the name brands you’ll find.

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Interested in being a little adventurous? Looking for something out of the ordinary to do? Why spend time whiling away the day doing something ho-hum or by doing nothing at all? Get up, get out and about, and experience some of the many creative ways to spend your day. The Top 10 list below has many different, fun ways to spend your time.

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Painting Classes

Bentonville Baking Company 406 SE 5th St, (479) 250-9973

Ever wondered how to bake perfect bread or beautiful cookies like the pros? Bentonville Baking Company baking classes take the mystery out of baking these and other types of baked goods. Take a class with a friend, or take it alone and make some friends. Either way you’ll have tons of fun learning how to bake. Sign up for classes via facebook, email or phone.

Crystal Bridges 600 Museum Way, (479) 418-5700

NWA is very fortunate to have Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. In addition to free admission provided by Walmart for its permanent collection, Crystal Bridges offers many additional educational programs to the people of NWA including artmaking classes and workshops for the entire family, Drop In Fun in the Experience Art Studio, and guided art-making and drawing sessions with artist-educators. In addition, adults 21 and older can experience WOW - Crystal Bridges. WOW (Wednesday over Water) is a monthly tasting event led by Case Dighero, the museum’s Culinary Director. Call 479.657.2335 for information on WOW. Check the museum website under Education for classes.

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There are several different places in NWA where you can go to learn to paint in a casual, fun atmosphere. While all offer the opportunity to learn to paint, some also offer wine and, painting on pottery and canvas. Check out Painting With a Twist in Bentonville and Fayetteville, and Imagine Studios in Rogers.

eureka springs Eureka Springs School of the Arts 15751 Highway 62 W, (479) 253-5384

Offering art education opportunities in Eureka Springs in the heart of the stunningly beautiful Ozark Mountains, the school provides students of all ages the space and instruction to explore and evolve their creativity in many mediums including glass, painting, photography, acrylic, leather and jewelry.

farmington Cutting Edge Glass and Frame 12458 W Hwy 62, (479) 595-0535

Ever been intrigued by how stained glass is made? Cutting Edge Glass and Frame offers beginner, advanced, and specialty workshops in the art of stained glass. Classes teach three different ways to decorate with glass. Mosaic, fused and stained glass.

fayetteville Walton Arts Center 495 W. Dickson St, (479) 443-5600

Being the primary center for the arts in NWA, Walton Arts Center offers theater, music and dance and also plays host to Symphony of Northwest Arkansas and TheatreSquared. The Community Creative Center located at the Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios also offers art classes for adults and children.

Terra Studios 12103 Hazel Valley Rd, (479) 643-3185

Terra Studios offers both children and adults fun mini workshops across many mediums including clay, wire, and dyed silk. Each workshop is finished in no more than one day, and yields a treasure to take home.

rogers Arkansas Public Theatre 116 S. 2nd St, (479) 631-8988

Being NWA’s only all-volunteer community theatre, it produces classic, cutting-edge and fresh from Broadway musicals, plays and special events. If you’ve always wanted to know more about the theatre, join the 1000 strong volunteer base at APT, and help with the next performance. You won’t find a friendlier group of people.

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Cooking Classes in Downtown Rogers

The Cooking Studio of Downtown Rogers offers catering and monthly cooking classes where you can watch while food is being prepared and cooked, and then you can take the recipe home copy where you can prepare the featured dish for yourself. Lunch is offered from 11 - 2 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and the space can also be rented for special occasions and more. Honeycomb Cooking Shop has high quality cooking supplies and cookware from A to Z, and it also offers frequent creative cooking classes in its full kitchen located right in the shop. This is a super place to learn cooking tips and tricks from the professional chefs and bakers in the area.

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child to the world of performing art. The performances are near professional in quality, do yourself a favor and attend one of the theater productions or musical performances.

honorable mention Creative Corner on Broadway 122 S Broadway St, (479) 228-1236

If you enjoy or have ever wanted to scrapbook, Creative Corner on Broadway is just the place where you can learn how to scrapbook and meet other scrapbookers in the process. Just bring your pictures, they’ll have all the rest. Classes are offered each month, and they also offer an all day crop on each.

Junque 2 Jewels 210 W New Hope Rd, (479) 877-3188

Arts Center of the Ozarks 214 S Main St, (479) 751-5441

Offers classes in handmade and vintage, painting, creating things like door hangers and frames. Great for a birthday event, girls night out, or other special occasion. Come, create and have fun!

Arts Center of the Ozarks provides NWA with art education, cultural arts opportunities including musical performances, theatre productions and visual arts education. This is a terrific place to introduce your

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Top Dickson street experiences With its many eclectic shops, stores and restaurants, world-famous Dickson Street in Fayetteville AR is an awesome place to relax and have fun. Dickson street rocks at night with clubs offering live entertainment and amazing music, but during the day it’s a great place to shop and have a bite to eat. Funky little shops line the sidewalks, and excellent restaurants are open for lunch and dinner. Dickson Street & Surrounding Area

Dickson Street, Block Street and the Downtown Square are considered the heart of Downtown Fayetteville. The downtown area is located near the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and is a popular spot for students, locals and tourists. Block Street connects Dickson Street and the Downtown Fayetteville Square. Below are suggestions for top places to dine, shop and enjoy Dickson Street nightlife.

Dining

There are many exceptional options when eating on Dickson Street or nearby. You can choose a Fine Dining experience such as Theos, Bordinos or nearby Vetro 1925. If unique coffee shops are your thing, then be sure to check out Puritan Brew or Arsaga’s (serves incredible food). Less formal, but still top-shelf restaurants include Hammontree’s Grilled Cheese, Deluxe Burger, US Pizza, Wasabi, Emelia’s Kitchen and Doe’s Eat Place. As if that isn’t enough diversity, there is a food truck court (Shulertown) that also offers a variety of topnotch foods and stays open until after midnight.

Bars

Dickson street is famous for its nightlife, which includes, pubs, lounges, bars and other terrific places catering to the nightlife crowd. The nightlife on Dickson Street is like no other. You can enjoy concerts at George’s Majestic Lounge, unwind at Farrell’s Lounge Bar & Grill, or even participate in the social gatherings and live music that Willy D’s Rock & Roll Piano Bar. Each pub/bar is within walking distance of the others, and you are sure have a good time no matter where you end up. In addition, to the places listed above, you can’t go wrong by checking out Sideways, Brewskis, You know, Uno!, Cork & Keg, Grubbs, Kingfish, Dickson Street Pub, Smoke & Barrel, 21st Amendment, and Ryleigh’s.

Performing Art

Dickson Street is the home of The Walton Arts Center, which offers numerous performances and events for all ages throughout the year. These include art classes, theatrical acts, studio theaters, galleries, concerts, and festivals. Entertainers and artists are brought to the center from around the world to give the residents, newcomers and visitors to the area a unique and memorable experience.

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Shopping

There is quite an eclectic assortment of shopping options available on Dickson Street. Local boutiques like Something Urban, which offers one-of-kind fashion; Underwood’s Fine Jewelers, an amazing family owned jewelry store; Fayettechill Clothing Company, which stocks Ozark Mountain inspired clothing & technical apparel for outdoor lovers. If you love books, of any kind, be sure to stop and check out the Dickson Street Bookshop for unique, quality used books, but if new books are your thing, then check out Nightbird Books.

Block Street

This innocent looking connecting street to downtown Fayetteville has all kinds of fascinating places to shop and eat including Hugo’s, one of the best places to get a cheeseburger in NWA or perhaps in America. A few doors down, get your vinyl music fix at Block Street Records. Other Block Street notables include, The HandleBar Bike Shop, Shindig Paperie, The Mustache, Fox Trot Boutique and French Quarter Antiques. Enjoy a fabulous cocktail at Maxine’s Tap Room, and, if hungry, drop into Little Bread Company to experience some baked heaven.

Downtown Fayetteville Square

The historic downtown square is home to one of the best Farmer’s Markets in the state, and it is also the location for multiple festivals throughout the year. On the first Thursday of each month, you can experience First Thursdays, which includes 40 visual artists, an outdoor art walk, live music, street performers, food and drink, children’s activities and a local craft beer garden. If you are looking for that special something then be sure to shop The Town and Country Boutique, Riff Raff, or The Mustache. Maybe a salad, sandwich, pizza or craft beer, appeals to you, then be sure to stop in Tiny Tim’s Pizza. The Fayetteville Town Center is the location of the bronze sphere that displays the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in over 100 different languages, weighs 8,000 pounds, and was designed to be turned by hand like a prayer wheel. You can top off the stroll with a Bliss Cupcake, which is true BLISS right in the middle of the square


Top rogers experiences The face of Rogers is changing rapidly. Once a sleepy little town reminiscent of days gone by, today, it is a booming city full of life and full of exciting things to do. Plan to do lunch downtown one day soon, and be amazed by all the different ways to experience this bustling city. The Top 10 list below features a wide variety of ways to experience today’s Rogers. Camping, Hiking, Boating, Swimming, and Spelunking

There are many outdoor recreational opportunities in or nearby Rogers including Beaver Lake, Hobbs State Park, War Eagle Caverns, Rogers Aquatic Center and Lake Atalanta Park. Beaver Lake all water related activities. War Eagle Caverns is a large cave with wide pathways and storytelling guides. Rogers Aquatic Center features every water activity imaginable. Lake Atalanta Park has a biking trail, a springfed lake and many outdoor activities.

Culinary

Rogers is a happening culinary destination. In addition to its outstanding restaurant and beverage scene, Rogers offers two first class cooking shops: Honeycomb Kitchen Shop and Cooking Studio of Downtown Rogers. If you’ve been wanting to learn to cook, you must check out these two delightful shops. Be sure to check out the top 10 Rogers Restaurants on page 39

Farmers Markets

Rogers boasts two separate farmers markets. One is the Rogers Farmers Market, located at 100 Dixieland Mall, and held on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 - 1 pm. The other is the Downtown Rogers Farmers Market, located at 101 E. Cherry St and open on Saturdays only from 8 - 1 pm.

Museums

Rogers has two very interesting, but entirely different museums. They are both a great way to spend time with your kids while you learn together: One is The Rogers Daisy Airgun Museum and the other is the Rogers Historical Museum.

Cycling

Cycling is huge in Rogers and includes both smooth surface and mountain biking trails. Lake Atalanta Trail, The Railyard Bike Park, the 36-mile Razorback Greenway are all quickly accessible from downtown Rogers and the Hobbs State Park trail system is just a few minutes away.

Museums

Rogers has two very interesting, but entirely different museums. They are both a great way to spend time with your kids while you learn together: One is The Rogers Daisy Airgun Museum and the other is the Rogers Historical Museum

Live Music

Live music can be found at many different restaurants, brew establishments and outdoor venues throughout the Rogers area. They include Hapa’s Hawaiian Bar and Grill, Levi’s Gastrolounge & Bar, Brick Street Brews in the downtown area, and the AMP, Growler USA, JJ’s Grill, After 5 Bar & Grill, Foghorn’s Wings, The Grove, Foster’s Pint and Plate, Twin Peaks and Havana Tropical Grill are all nearby.

Microbreweries

Like the rest of the Northwest Arkansas area, Rogers has a flourishing microbrewery industry including Ozark Beer Company, New Province Brewing Company, and the Bentonville Brewing Company.

Shopping

Shopping in Rogers ranges from quaint specialty shops to large popular chain stores. There are six distinct districts including Dixieland, Downtown, Pinnacle Hills, Village on the Creeks, Scottsdale & Kingston Centre and Pleasant Grove Crossing. Also be sure to shop the many delightful flea markets in Rogers.

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VISIT ROGERS There’s always plenty to do in Rogers. Stroll Historic Downtown Rogers to explore unique shops and specialty boutiques, and enjoy a leisurely dining experience in one of our many gourmet restaurants helmed by talented local chefs. Come for special events, arts, culture and music, and the great outdoors. Visit Rogers – a great place to live, work and play. For help with your trip call or visit us at: 1-800-364-1240 | VisitRogersArkansas.com

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Top Farmers Markets in NWA Literally every city in Northwest Arkansas has at the very least one Farmer’s Market, and some of them have two. Make it a point to check out your local farmer’s market this coming week to see the bounty of Northwest Arkansas including fresh grown vegetables, flowers, plants, meats, baked goods and so much more. Below, you’ll find the Top 10 Farmer’s Markets in NWA:

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Event: Bella Vista Farmers Market

Event: Springdale Farmers Market

Date: Beginning April 23rd - Sundays Time: 9 AM - 2 PM Location: Mercy Bella Vista campus, 1 Mercy Way

bentonville Event: Bentonville Farmers Market Date: Beginning April 22nd - Saturdays Time: 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Downtown Square, Bentonville, AR

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Date: Beginning May 6th - Tues, Thur and Saturdays Time: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm Location: Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma Ave, Springdale, Arkansas 72764, Corner of East Emma & Hwy 265 on the Memorial Walk (more information 479-466-1265). al growers, crafters and artists.

Event: Mill Street Market

Date: Beginning April 29th - Saturdays Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Location: Historic Downtown Springdale, adjacent to The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History on the Razorback Trail

Event: Eureka Springs Farmer’s Market Date: April 20th Saturdays, Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 8 AM - 1:00 PM Location: 44 Kingshighway, Eureka Springs AR 72632

fayetteville Event: fayetteville Farmers Market

Date: Beginning April 1st - Saturdays Time: 7 AM - 2 PM Date: Beginning April 4th - Tuesdays and Thursdays Time: 7:00 AM- 1:00 PM Location: Outdoors Historic Downtown Fayetteville Square 101 W. Mountain St

rogers Event: Rogers Farmers Market

Dates: Beginning April 29th, Wednesdays and Saturdays Time: 7 AM - 1 PM Location: 100 N Dixieland Rd, Rogers, Arkansas 72756

Event: Downtown Rogers Farmers Market Date: Beginning May 6th - Saturdays Time: 8 am -1:00 pm Location: 101 E. Cherry St, Cherry & Arkansas

siloam springs Event: Siloam Springs Farmers Market

Date : Beginning April 15 - Saturdays Time: 8 AM - 1 PM Location: City Park by the Gazebo in downtown Siloam Springs

Kid’s Days this year will be Aug 12th and Sept 9th. Siloam Springs also offers a convenient online service, place your order by 5 pm on Wednesday and pick it up on Saturday morning at the open air market between 9 am and 11 am.

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Farmers’ Market TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS Open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

May - October Jones Center Memorial Walk Highway 265 & East Emma Avenue - Springdale, AR

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Top 10 Flea Markets in NWA - South What is there about flea markets that makes them so much fun to visit? They are a great way to spend time with friends or family, strolling through the stalls looking for treasures, you can often discover a genuine hidden treasure, you can save money on much needed items, you can make a hobby of it, you can get ideas for handcrafted products and that’s just a start. Check out the Top 10 list for Flea Markets - South below:

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Fayetteville’s Funky Yardsale 693 W North St, # 1, (479) 445-6545

The Summit Hill Cottage Shoppe 124 E Buchanan St, (479) 846-7777

If you are in search of an awesome flea market, then you have to check out Fayetteville’s Funky Yardsale. With over 10,600 sq. ft. and 150 booths to shop, you will find an affordable option and find that special item you may be looking for.

410 Vintage Market 410 N College Ave, (479) 521-2444

If you are looking for unique items, then be sure to check out 410 Vintage Market. Everything is laid out in an orderly fashion so you can see what they have without being overwhelmed. Offerings include quality furniture, clothing, dishes, knick knacks and unique gifts.

Summit Hill Cottage focuses on Shabby Chic furnishings and furniture. They offer a wide variety of antiques, distressed pieces and one-of-a-kind small pieces.

The Locals Flea Market 128 E Buchanan St, (479) 846-6416

The Locals is an Antiques and Crafts Flea Market on the Historic downtown main street in Prairie Grove, AR. Offering antiques, retro, handmade crafts, re-purposed and upcycled items, there is a little something for every member of your family.

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In Retrospect 10 E Township St, (479) 521-2100

Sassafras 4985 Highway 412 E, (479) 238-4340

In Retrospect is a cool vintage mall that offers a wide range of unique, used and vintage items sold by a variety of vendors. This place has it all, they even sell free range eggs.

Lizzie B’s Vintage Shoppe Fayetteville 208 N College Ave ~ Warehouse, (479) 966-4022

Lizzie B’s now has two locations, both are on College. Enjoy an upscale vintage boutique that includes dishes, jewelry, unique furniture, decorations, gifts and more.

lincoln Back In The Day antiques 405 W. Pridemore, (479) 824-2661

Stop in to Back in the Day and step back in time to yesteryear. This unusual flea market has collectibles, dishes, musical instruments, furniture and more.

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Daisies & Olives Antiques, Vintage, Flea Market 129 East Buchanan (Business 62 - 62B), (479) 846-1800

Open 7 days a week and with over 250 vendors, Sassafras, is a fun and friendly boutique and flea market. You will find new, old, used, repurposed and everything else including typical flea market finds, boutique clothing and jewelry.

springdale Midtown Eclectic 308 S Thompson St, (479) 750-2987

Home to approximately 300 consignors, and about 50 vendors at any given time, Midtown Eclectic is a very popular flea market. It sells furniture, home decor, handcrafted one-of-a-kind items and re-crafted, up-cycled merchandise. Don’t delay your visit. What is there today may very well be gone tomorrow.

honorable mention 2 Gals Junk 120 S Broadway St, Siloam Springs, AR 72761 (479) 228-1289

2 Gals Junk is located in downtown Siloam Springs. This delightful shop offers vintage and antique finds including jewelry, art, home décor, furniture, toys and more.

Daisies & Olives is located in the historic Beverly Theater building in downtown Prairie Grove, Arkansas. Antiques, collectibles, furniture, primitives, gifts and other intriguing flea market items are sold.

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Top 10 Flea Markets in NWA - North If you’ve never visited a flea market before, you’re in for a surprise. They are typically a series of rooms or stalls filled to the brim with all kinds of things including tools, clothing, furniture, kitchen ware, collection items, toys and so much more. They are a fun way to spend a couple hours or even an afternoon. You’ll typically find the exact thing you’ve been looking for, and at a greatly reduced price. Check out the Top 10 Flea Markets - North for a list of outstanding flea markets:

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True Treasures 10770 AR-72, (479) 795-9396

On the hunt for vintage home and garden items? Don’t miss the seemingly countless hidden treasures to be found among the constantly fluctuating inventory of vintage, shabby to nearly new furniture, gift items, holiday decor and so much more at True Treasures.

The Cannery 2606 E Central Ave, (479) 225-1808

The Cannery has over 4,100 sq. ft. of indoor display, more than 1,600 of covered porch display and an acre and a half of ever-changing outdoor displays. You are sure to find just what you need or want as it specializes in hard-to-find cool stuff including an appealing mix of re-purposed, furniture, gifts, vintage, decor, antiques and much, much more.

l o we l l Belle’s 1005 N. Bloomington, (479) 659 - 8875

Be sure to stop in and check out this 10,000+ sq. ft. flea market with over 80 vendors. Belle’s is stocked with unique items ranging from antique furniture, glassware and collectibles to decorator items, toys and a great selection of original art.

rogers Abundant Treasures 1140 W Walnut St, (479) 936-7200

Abundant Treasures is filled with over 8,000 sq. ft. of exciting finds. Treasures include antiques, one-of-a-kind, DIY pieces, vintage, jewelry, tools and much, much more. Home, garden and personal use items are all there to be discovered.

Betty’s Attic & Jen’s Jewels 2511 N. 2nd St., Rogers, AR 72756

Awesome Northwest Arkansas Flea Market with more than 60 quality vendors including Angie June’s Cottage Gifts, Mattorries Boutique, Shabby Paints, and Snap On Jewelry.

Rose Antique Mall 2875 W Walnut St # A, (479) 631-8940

Open 7 days a week, this 14,000 sq. ft. NWA flea market shopping jewel offers everything including shabby, rusty relics, retro, vintage, glassware, upscale furniture and much more.

Rusty Chair - Rogers 109 W Walnut St, (479) 586-2568

The Rusty Chair specializes in unique, hard-to-find items like military collectibles, antiques with attitude, retro, primitive, repurposed, old signs and more. Check them out, you’ll be happy you did.

Somewhere in Time 719 W Walnut St, (479) 636-0474

Welcome to a treasure hunter’s heaven. Located just steps from downtown Rogers, Somewhere in Time offers 13,500 sq. ft. of antiques, collectibles, primitives, shabby chic, vintage, repurposed, handsome crafts and more.

The Rusted Rooster 1029 W Walnut St, (479) 631-0009

Collectibles, antiques, furniture, local handmade artisan works, vintage and more are housed within the Rusted Rooster. Whatever

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your shopping pleasure, you’re sure to be successful when you browse this longstanding Rogers antique mall.

The Cottage at the Barn 121 E Poplar St, (479) 621-0333

If it is an unusual antique, vintage or even contemporary item, you are searching for, you will more than likely uncover it at The Cottage at the Barn. From the moment you walk through its doors, you’ll be impressed with its wide selection of insane, funky, fun, mishmash of curiosities.

honorable mention Homestead Antique Mall 3223 W Hudson Rd, Rogers, AR, (479) 631-9003

Clean, well-lit, open 7 days a week, 100 + vendors, plenty of parking for RV’s and buses and friendly people at this Rogers Mall. You’ll find antiques, collectibles, furniture glassware, pottery, jewelry and much more.

Outside The Box 1225 W. Hudson Rd., Rogers, AR, (479) 631-8974

Outside The Box is a really cool, clean, well organized store with amazing buys on furniture, home decor, collectibles, brand new “as seen on TV” items, bikes, clothing including children’s clothing, toys, tools and much, much more.. You could spend your entire day there looking through 150 rooms of wonderful treasures. If you can’t find it at Outside The Box, you’re just not shopping!


Monday–Thursday 10am-5pm Friday–Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 12pm-6pm

(Extended hours during craft fair)

2. BELLE’S ANTIQUE MALL

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 12pm-5pm Closed Monday

Monday–Thursday 10am-5pm Friday–Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 12pm-6pm

9. THE ROSE ANTIQUE MALL & FLEA MARKET 2875 W. Walnut St., Rogers, AR 479.631.8940 Open 7 Days a Week 10am-6pm

109 W. Walnut St., Downtown Rogers, AR 479.586.2568 HOURS

10. THE RUSTY CHAIR

2511 North Second St., Suite 5 & 6, Rogers, AR 479.633.8311 HOURS

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1225 W. Hudson Rd., Rogers, AR 479.631.8974

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David Hamilton 479.225.3372 Eric Bruggeman 479.466.1538

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2606 E. Central Ave., Bentonville, AR 479.225.1808 Wednesday–Saturday 10am-5:30pm Sunday 12pm-4:30pm

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3223 W. Hudson Rd., Rogers, AR 479.631.9003 Monday–Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 12pm-5pm

1029 W. Walnut St., Rogers, AR 479.631.0009 Monday 10am-6pm Closed Tuesday Wednesday–Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 11am-5pm

12. SOMEWHERE IN TIME ANTIQUE MALL 719 W. Walnut St., Rogers, AR 479.636.0474

Monday–Wednesday 10am-5pm Thursday–Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 12pm-5pm

13. THE SPOTTED GOAT RESALE STORE 112 E. Monroe Ave., Lowell, AR 479.715.9554 Monday–Saturday 9am-5:30pm Sunday Closed

10770 Hwy 72 W., Bentonville, AR 479.795.9396

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14. TRUE TREASURES

2660 W. Walnut St., Rogers, AR 479.633.8386 HOURS

7. HOME TOWN FLEA MARKET

Tuesday–Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday (by chance) 12pm-3pm

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4. BELLA VISTA ESTATE SALES AND SERVICE

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Monday–Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 12pm-5pm

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Antique Mall

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Belle’s

1005 N. Bloomington, Lowell AR 479.659.8875

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1140 W Walnut St., Suite 1, Rogers, AR 479.936.7200

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1. ABUNDANT TREASURES FLEA MARKET

Open 7 Days a Week 9am-6pm

Tuesday–Saturday 9:30am-5pm Sunday 12pm-4pm

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Top 10 places to golf in NWA No doubt about it, Northwest Arkansas is a natural haven for golfers. With its many, beautiful courses and mild weather, many vacation or move to NWA for its superb golfing opportunities. Whether you are a novice, or a near professional, you will find courses to both delight and challenge you in NWA. Check the list of Top 10 courses below for a course that will match your skill level:

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Pinnacle Country Club Pinnacle Course (Private) 3 S Clubhouse Dr, (479) 273-0500

The Village offers members and guests one executive, 9-hole golf course (Brittany) and six regulation, 18-hole golf courses (Bella Vista Country Club, Berksdale, Dogwood Hills, Highlands, Kingswood and Scottsdale). In addition, driving ranges and golf shops are also available. Contact the Bella Vista POA for more information at 479-855-5079.

Green Fees: $48 for non members, $44 for paper POA cards, $39 for photo ID members Cart Fee: Included Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Bermuda

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Green Fees: $93 Weekdays, $128 Weekends Cart Fee: Included Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Zoysia Prairie Creek Country Club Prairie Creek Course (Public) 1585 Roundtree Dr, (479) 925-2414

18 holes over 6,574 yards with a par of 72

Blessings Golf Club Blessings Golf Course (Private) 5826 Clear Creek Blvd, (479) 444-6330 18 holes over 7,590 yards with a par of 72

Green Fees: Members only Cart Fee: Members only Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Cavalier Zoysia Fayetteville Country Club Fayetteville Golf Course (Private) 3335 S Country Club Dr, (479) 442-5112 18 holes over 6,220 yards with a par of 70

Green Fees: Members only Cart Fee: Members only Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Bermuda Paradise Valley Athletic Club Paradise Valley Golf Course (Private) 3728 N Old Missouri Rd, (479) 521-5841 18 holes over 6,934 yards with a par of 71

Green Fees: $52.50 Mon - Thur, $62.50 Fri - Sun Weekend Cart Fee: Included Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Bermuda Stonebridge Meadows Golf Club Stonebridge Meadows Golf Course (Public) 3495 E Goff Farm Rd, (479) 571-3673 18 holes over 7,150 yards with a par of 72

Green Fees: $40 Mon - Thur, $50 - $55 Fri - Sun Weekend Cart Fee: Included Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Bermuda

pea ridge Big Sugar Golf Club Big Sugar Course (Public) 1101 Sugar Creek Rd, (479) 451-9550

18 holes over 7,201 yards with a par of 72

Green Fees: $25 Mon, $34 Tue - Thur, $39 Fri - Sun Cart Fee: Included Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Zoysia

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Green Fees: $21 Weekdays, $25 Weekends Weekend Cart Fee: $13.50 Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Bermuda Shadow Valley Country Club Shadow Valley Course (Private) 7001 W Shadow Valley Rd, (479) 203-0000

18 holes over 7,100 yards with a par of 72

Green Fees: $65 Weekdays, $65 Weekends Cart Fee: Included Greens: Bent Grass, Fairways: Zoysia

springdale Springdale Country Club Springdale Course (Private) 608 W Lakeview Dr Springdale, AR 72764 (479) 751-5185 18 holes over 6,673 yards with a par of 72

Green Fees:$65 Weekdays, $65 Weekends Weekends Cart Fee: Included Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Bermuda

honorable mention The Lindsey Group

The Links, owned and managed by The Lindsey Group, offer the biggest bang for your buck. There are several courses to choose from:

- Links At Bentonville Golf & Athletic Club, Links at Bentonville Course - The Links At Rainbow Curve, Links at Rainbow Course - The Links At Springdale, The Links at Springdale Course - The Links At Fayetteville, Links Golf Course


Live Music - Small Venues in NWA Almost everyone enjoys the sounds and the energy of live music. There’s just a different vibe when the music is live, isn’t there? Northwest Arkansas is attracting live music acts from all over the country, and festivals like the I’ll Fly Away Festival are only adding the stature of NWA as a music destination. Local small venues provide talent stages and the opportunity to hone and perfect their performances. Check the Top 10 live venues on the list below for a terrific live music experience:

bentonville Meteor Guitar 128 W Central Ave, (479) 268-1500 Only one block west of the Downtown Square, this unique venue, a revamped movie theater, has national, regional and local acts. Meteor also has a huge selection of vintage and new guitars, and Les Keys, one of the owners is happy to answer your questions and give you a short tour if he’s around.

bella vista JJ’s Grill 12 Cunningham Corner, (479) 802-6455 JJ’s Grill supports local talent by providing them a venue where they can play most nights during the week. Check the schedule at JJsgrill.com/live-music. This down-home bar has happy hour from 3 - 6 PM, Mon - Fri. The varied menu features appetizers, salads, soups, wraps, sandwiches, grilled burgers, tacos, sides, and serious meals. A cool place to enjoy local music, visit with friends and chow down on some great food. JJ’s Grill also has locations in Rogers and Fayetteville.

eureka springs Chelsea’s Corner Café 10 Mountain St, (479) 253-6723 It’s easy to see why Chelsea’s has remained one of NWA’s best loved waterin’ holes for 20+ years. With live music, an enormous selection of beer, a full bar, great food including some of the best pizza to be found anywhere, and an awesome atmosphere and staff, Chelsea’s has all the elements of a great local music venue.

fayetteville George’s Majestic Lounge 519 W Dickson St, (479) 527-6618 Being the oldest and longest running music club in Arkansas, George’s has heard many music acts perform on its stages including Little River Band, Cate Brother, Oteil Burbridge, and many more. The popular night spot has a full bar, and Yazzetti’s Homemade Pizza Pasta Salads is located within the club. MOJO’S Pints & Pies 1200 N. Garland Ave #7, (479) 935-3459

This is a great place to get your mojo working. The wait people are friendly and efficient and are eager to serve you their amazing food including their creative gourmet pies, paninis, hoagies and delectable salads. Get $1 off all bottles, drafts, wells during happy hour from 3 PM - 6 PM Tuesday - Friday. Don’t miss their daily specials like their $4 house margaritas on Thursdays and their $3 Bloody Mary’s on Sundays. Live music takes the stage Wed, Fri, and Sat, and flat screened TV’s line the walls.

Nomads Music Lounge 1431 S School Ave, (479) 443-1832 Featuring a great combination of rotating live, mostly local music; 19 beers on tap; wicked drinks whipped up by talented mixologists; laid back, friendly atmosphere; and fresh, healthy food; this place is a one-of-a-kind music lounge experience. People drive from miles around just to enjoy a night at Nomad’s Music Lounge.

fa y e t t e v i l l e ( c o n t . ) Ryleigh’s on Dickson 313 W Dickson St, Ste 204, (479) 444-7324 Located in the entertainment district of Fayetteville, Ryleigh’s has 4 pool tables, dart boards, friendly efficient bartenders, a comedy night on Thursdays and live music on Friday’s and Saturdays. Great place to kick back and relax with friends.

Ok l ah o ma ( W es t S i l o am S p r in g s ) Cherokee Casino 2416 US-412, (800) 754-4111 Cherokee Casino is located on US - 412, just over the Arkansas/ Oklahoma line in West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma. The Casino always has a great lineup of regional as well as nationally recognized entertainment Thur - Sat in their Seven Lounge, which features a full bar and one of the largest dance floors in the region. Great place to dance, gamble and have fun.

rogers Hapa’s Hawaiian Bar & Grill 105 S. 3rd St, (479) 633-8213 A Hawaiian Tiki bar and grill offering tasty island comfort food, cold brews, delicious, colorful Tiki cocktails and some of the best upbeat music in the region. For a fun evening, go with a group of friends and enjoy this outstanding new addition to the downtown Rogers scene. They are open until 1:00 a.m.

springdale Foghorn’s 1100 48th Pl, (479) 717-2020

Foghorns is a lively sports bar with great burgers, wings, fabulous drink specials and a friendly staff. Live music from Wednesday - Saturday makes this a terrific spot to relax and watch the game with friends. Foghorn’s also has locations in Rogers and Fayetteville.

honorable mention JJ’s Beer Garden & Brewing Co. (JBGB) $ 3615 N. Steele Blvd, Fayetteville, AR, (479) 435-6502

Located in the uptown District of Fayetteville, JJ’s, a lively 12,000 sq ft beer garden, brewery and unique culinary destination, provides a one-of-a-kind experience for the people of NWA. The summer concert series happens on Thursday nights when JJ’s has live music featuring popular local and regional talent at no cost to the public.

Tontitown Winery $$ 335 N Barrington Rd, Springdale, AR, (479) 361-8700

Tontitown Winery makes wine from the recipes of the original Italians who first populated Tontitown and caused it to prosper. Sip and Sing musical events are regularly scheduled, and fun is had by all. This is a unique place to meet friends, relax with a glass or two of wine and listen to some terrific music.

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Top Microbreweries in NWA Like the rest of the country, Northwest Arkansas has a healthy microbrewery industry. Tasty craft beer is now available in the tasting rooms of the microbreweries themselves, and also at many local eateries, pubs and bars throughout the region. Locally inspired ales, IPAs, Stouts and more can all be found at these NWA breweries. Interested in how your favorite cold one is made? Some breweries offer tours of the brew room. Check out the Top 10 list below for a brewery near you: Fossil Cove Brewing Co. 1946 N. Birch Ave, (479) 445-6050

bentonville Bike Rack Brewing Company  410 SW A St, (479) 268-6648

Food Available: No Tours Available: Yes Brewery Hours: Mon. CLOSED, Tues & Wed 4pm – 9pm, Thurs & Fri 3:30pm – 11pm, Sat 11am – 11pm, Sun 11am – 7pm Bike Rack Brewing, recently moved to 8th Street Market, and named for the propensity of the community to be involved in cycling, was the first microbrewery in Bentonville. Using local inspiration for it’s flavorful craft beers, the brewpub also has live music in its tap room, and plenty of room to hang with friends. The original location 410 SW A Street is still open and going strong.

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Food Available: Nomad’s Natural Plate on Wednesday, occasionally other days Tours Available: Yes, if master brewer is available Brewery Hours: Tues – Thu: 4-10pm, Fri: 4pm–11pm, Sat: 2-11pm, Sun: 2–10pm If you are looking for high-quality, locally-made beer, Fossil Cove Brewing Co. won’t disappoint you. Make it a point to sample some of their brews even if you have to go out of your way to try one. It’s a craft beer so flavorful that you’ll be coming back time after time. Ben Mills, the owner and brew master, brews some of the most flavorful beer in NWA. Curious customers can watch the brew room through the large windows. Great place to kick back and relax with friends. Try the Coffee IPA, available on tap and six-packs.

Tiny Tim’s Pizza & West Mountain Brewing 21 West Mountain St, (479) 442-9090

Apple Blossom Brewing Company 1550 East Zion Rd, (479) 287-4344

Food Available: Yes Tours Available: Yes Brewery Hours: Mon -Thurs: 11am - 9:30pm, Fri-Sat: 11am - 10:30pm, Sun: 12 - 9pm The 250 seat brew/ restaurant enjoys rave reviews about both the beer and the food. Whether you’re there to share a unique beer, an appetizer, a salad or a full meal, Apple Blossom Brewing Company serves up some of the very best in all categories. Their beer selection runs from favorite great pale ales and ESB’s to beers trending from the west and east coasts and Colorado. Food specials are created from the freshest ingredients to be found locally. Try the French Dip sandwich, which is said to be one of the very as the best in town.

Columbus House Brewery 701 N. West St, (479) 935-3752

Food Available: No Tours Available: Yes Brewery Hours: Mon - Thurs 6 pm - 10 pm, Fri 5 pm - 12 am, Sat 12 pm - 12 am, Sun 1 pm - 8 pm Owned and operated by loyal Fayetteville residents, Columbus House Brewery, located next to the trail on North Street, makes it easy for folks engaged in an active life style to stop by to enjoy one of their delicious cold ones. It’s one of the popular go-to places for locals wanting to enjoy excellent local brews, a terrific atmosphere and friendly bartenders. Experienced beer drinkers will enjoy the IPA and the Stout, and for the smoothest brew around, try the Brown. The place is Fido friendly too.

Food Available: Yes Tours Available: No Brewery Hours: Mon -Thurs: 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat: 11-12am, Sun: 10am-10pm Located in the downtown area of Fayetteville, this pizza/pub has terrific pizza and some of the best craft brews in the area. Try the Meat Head Pizza and wash it down with one of their house brews or choose another locally brewed beer.

rogers Bentonville Brewing Company

1700 S. 1st St, (479) 903-7330 Mon - Wed Closed Thur - 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Friday - 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sat - 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm Sun - 1 pm -7:00 pm With a solid core of five delicious beers, Bentonville Brewing Company is keen on morphing average light lager beer and non-beer drinkers into craft beer lovers. Bottles are available now, and you can also find the production brewery’s beer in their tasting room and on draft in outstanding bars and restaurants throughout Benton and Washington Counties. Live music is available for special events only. Tours available on Friday and Saturday only.

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Top Microbreweries in NWA (cont.) Ozark Beer Company 109 N Arkansas St, (479) 636-2337

Food Available: No Tours Available: Yes Brewery Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-5:30pm Sat: 1pm-7pm, Sun: 2pm-6pm *Open for growler fills and tastings seven days a week, with pints available only on the weekends. These people pride themselves on producing some of the very best beer in NWA. You can bring your own food and relax in the sitting area with one of their excellent house beers. Nice and efficient folks make up the management and wait staff team, and your satisfaction is their primary concern. Even on Sunday’s, the tasting room and Tyler’s craft BBQ is open to serve you. Current patrons love this place and you will too.

New Province Brewing Company 1310 W Hudson Rd, (479) 246-0479

Food Available:Fri-Saturday nights and Wednesday night Tours Available: Upon request Brewery Hours: Mon - Fri 3 pm-10 pm Sat 12 - 10 pm, Sun 12 - 9 pm Stemming from the operating philosophy that brewing is a delicate balance between science and art, you could easily say that at New Province crafting the perfect brew is a drop by drop obsession. They are keen to have you, their customers, experience the taste sensation created by their perfectly crafted beers. Visit their taproom soon to sample the Philosopher IPA and the Yeoman Porter.

springdale Core Brewing and Distilling    2470 Lowell Rd, (479) 372-7780

Food Available: No Tours Available: Yes Brewery Hours: Mon-Fri: 3-9pm, Sat-Sun: 12-9pm An award-winning brewery featuring some of Arkansas’ most flavorful beer, Core Brewing now produces more than 500 barrels of beer sales per month, and it can be found in more than 500 locations. Stop by the tap room soon to try the Leg Hound Marzen-style lager or the American Wheat. Both are great beers with amazing flavors. “Core Brewing has multiple pub locations in Northwest Arkansas including Fayetteville, Rogers, XNA, Bentonville and 3 Springdale locations including the main distilling location, HarBer and the Emma location.

Saddlebock Brewery 18244 Habberton Rd, (479) 419-9969

Food Available: Seasonal food carts Tours Available: Yes Brewery Hours: Mon-Thurs: 2-9pm Fri-Sat: 12-9pm, Sun: 1-8pm Located on the beautiful White River, Saddlebock was the first production brewery in NWA. For great brews by people who are particular about the kind of beers they produce, drop by Saddlebock Brewey to enjoy the view, unwind, relax and feast your taste buds on some of the most flavorful beer you will find in the Ozarks. The brewery features a unique design with a triple deck. Try the delicious flight of four, which has 4 oz. portions.

honorable mention Black Apple Crossing 321 E Emma Ave, Springdale, AR (479) 751-0337

Black Apple Crossing is the first cidery to open its doors in Arkansas. For those of you who don’t know, there are alcoholic and non-alcoholic ciders. Alcoholic ciders are called hard ciders and are fermented, while nonalcoholic ciders are called soft ciders or sweet ciders and are not fermented. Black Apple Crossing brews delicious, hard ciders. These ciders offer a completely different taste in adult beverages, and may actually convert some beer drinkers as they are gluten-free. The place is fast becoming a favorite for date nights, and it is also a great place to hang out with friends. They have a killer patio, a beautiful wooden bar, and there’s also an intimate space. You may order the cider in flights or by the glass. While no food is served, a food truck is typically nearby. Great new addition to Emma Street!

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Top 10 Mountain Bike Trails in NWA

Northwest Arkansas is fortunate to have miles and miles of beautiful Ozark Mountains bike trails. There are trails for every skill level and every age group. Beginning bikers are encouraged and experienced cyclists are challenged as they ride these scenic mountain trails. Look at the amazing list of Top 10 mountain bike trails below and pick one that suites your skill level.

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Trail: Slaughter Pen Hollow Trail is a 30-mile loop trail located near Bentonville, Arkansas and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking and is accessible yearround. Directions/Location: Take Interstate 540 and exit at U.S. 71B in Bentonville. Follow U.S. 71B south for one mile to the parking lot on the left. Bike north on the concrete trail for one-half mile to the Slaughter Pen Hollow trail head. Description: Slaughter Pen trails are fast and have flow with enough technical stuff to make it hard. Note: Slaughter Pen plays host to the Slaughter Pen Jam, a three day festival with trials exhibition, rides, races, music, and food.

Trail: Mt. Sequoyah

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Trail: Mount Kessler

Location/Parking: Take exit 60 off I-49 and go south about one-half mile on Cato Springs Road, and turn right on Judge Cummings Road (WC 200). The parking will be on your right. Description: Mount Kessler is a lot like Sequoyah (unique and rocky trail) but a little more technical with some great scenery as well.

Trail: Devils Den State Park

Trail: Back 40

Directions/Parking: When you park at Lake Ann, you’ll be in the middle of this fantastic trail system. Regardless of where you start, you’ll end your ride with a great downhill back to the parking area. Description: A world-class and favorite cross country single track with awesome berms and some great downhills with some tech stuff and a little bit of everything else.

Trail: Blowing Springs

Directions/Parking: (from Town Center on Arkansas 340/Lancashire Boulevard): Take U.S. 71 south. Turn left on Dartmoor Road. Parking is off Blowing Springs Road before you get to the guard shack for the RV Park. Description: Blowing Springs trails are fast and have flow to make room for the new Back 40 Trail: Officially opening Oct. 15th. Access via Blowing Springs Park, it’s 40 miles of soft surface trails featuring bluffs, ravines, caves and rock outcroppings.

eureka springs Trail: Lake Leatherwood

Location: 1303 Co Rd 204, Eureka Springs, AR 72632 Description: Lake Leatherwood has over 21 miles of low impact multiuse trails. Note: Lake Leatherwood plays host to the annual Fat Tire Festival in Eureka Springs each July with 3 days of mountain bike racing and social rides

Location/Parking: 11333 West Arkansas Highway 74 West Fork 72774. South of Fayetteville, Parking is available at the campground across Lee Creek from the Visitor Center. Description: Devils Den State Park has one of the oldest mountain bike trails in the State of Arkansas. The park also offers scenic hiking trails and camping and fishing. Note: Devil’s Den park plays hosts to the annual Northwest Arkansas Championship mountain bike race in the fall and a mountain bike festival each spring.

rogers Trail: Hobbs State Park

Location: 20201 AR-12, Rogers, AR 72756 Description: Hobbs State Park trail system is really smooth with a lot of climbing.

Trail: The Railyard Bike Park at the Lake Atalanta Trail Location: 120 Lake Atalanta Rd, Rogers, AR 72756

Description: Lake Atalanta Trail circles the springfed lake, and takes you through some Ozark forest. The Railyard Bike Park has worldclass dirt jumps, wood ramps, 20-foot gaps and even railroad cars. Cyclists of every skill level can enjoy this park.

honorable mention Bentonville Trail: Coler Creek - Opening Soon

fayetteville Trail: Lake Fayetteville

Location/Parking: 71B take Zion road to Veterans Memorial Park. The trail loops around Lake Fayetteville, starting and ending there. Description: Lake Fayetteville is located on the north side of Fayetteville. It has a 5.50-mile loop that is family-friendly and is a good place to get a quick ride. It includes a hardwood forest, waterfall, wild flowers and is primarily used for mountain biking and trail running and is also accessible year-round.

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Location/Parking: Parking is available at the intersection of Happy Hollow Road and East Paddock Road. Description: This popular 10-mile natural-surface trail is situated above downtown Fayetteville and winds its way through the forested hillside of Mount Sequoyah. It is considered technical with lots of rocks but the scenery is well worth it.

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Built for skilled mountain bikers, the Coler Creek Trail features 8 different lines, all starting from a central hub. Whether you want rocks, flows or jumps, you’ll be able to enjoy them all at the new Coler Creek Trail.


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Whether your mode of transportation is walking, running, biking, skateboarding or rollerblading, Northwest Arkansas has a multi-use trail for you. Besides the 36-mile Razorback Greenway, there are many miles of trails to accommodate your particular way of exercising or just getting from one place to the other. copy

Razorback Regional Greenway Trail System (36 Miles)

Razorback Regional Greenway Trail System is a 36-mile, mostly off-road shared use biking, hiking and pedestrian trail meandering from Bentonville, Rogers, Lowell and Springdale to Fayetteville. The popular shared-use 36-mile Razorback Greenway Trail system is the heart of the trail system in Northwest Arkansas. For easy access, see interactive map showing multiple trail heads at: nwatrails.org/map/.

fayetteville Scull Creek Trail (4.4 Miles) 2800 N. Gregg

Considered the backbone of the city’s growing trail system, Scull Creek Trail is a 12-foot wide paved surface lined with mature trees and lighting. The trail features a 650-ft. pedestrian tunnel, which happens to be the longest in the state. Scull Creek Trail also connects several other multi-use trails including Frisco Trail, Meadow Valley Trail, Mud Creek Trail and Clear Creek Trail. These trails together provide a continuous route throughout Fayetteville.

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Gulley Park Trail (1.5 Miles) 1850 E. Township

Tanyard Creek Nature Trail 2.2 Miles

Gulley Park is one of Fayetteville’s most popular parks. The 1.5mile Gulley Park Trail is a lighted hard-surface trail that is perfect for an easy jog or a leisurely walk and is also suitable for baby strollers. The park has a creek, sand volleyball court, gazebo, picnic tables, a large playground and large open areas that are great for picnics or playing with your dog.

The Tanyard Creek Nature Trail features a 2.2-mile loop complete with a swinging bridge and a view from above the Lake Windsor waterfall. It is located approximately 1.5 miles west of U.S. 71 on Highway 340 in Bella Vista.

Lake Bella Vista Trail (1.75 Miles)

This marked, paved 1.75mile trail features benches, picnic tables, a playground and a Disc Golf Course. The lake covers 22 surface acres and is approximately 8 feet deep. Located adjacent to U.S. 71, Lake Bella Vista Trail is perfect for bikers, walkers and dog walkers.

bentonville Crystal Bridges Trails and Grounds

Crystal Bridges 120-acre property has numerous, beautiful shaded multi-use trails. Be immersed in natural beauty, and be amazed by stunning sculpture gardens all along the trail including an overlook to Crystal Bridges, and a trail that takes you to Crystal Springs, the spring for which the museum derived its name.

eureka springs Lake Leatherwood Trail ( 1 Mile)

Lake Leatherwood Trail, one mile trail, is mostly flat and is perfect for the light hiker, runner or beginning cyclist. Lake Leatherwood City Park offers visitors 1,600 acres of beautiful Ozark Mountain countryside, an 85-acre spring-fed lake, hiking, picnicking, walking trails, mountain bike trails, camping, fishing, cabins and a small marina for boating, canoes and paddle boats, all of which add up to fun for the entire family!

Lake Fayetteville Trail (5.9 miles) 1350 East Zion

Lake Fayetteville is a 194acre lake on the northern edge of Fayetteville. The trail is a 5.5-mile paved and soft surface multi use trail that features a pedestrian bridge and a waterfall. The park itself is 640 acres, and offers many recreational opportunities including hiking, picnicking, softball and other sports, as well as boating and fishing.

rogers Lake Atalanta

Lake Atalanta trails and park opened October, 2016. The park includes the RailYard, 2000 ft. of boardwalk, 4 miles of hard surface trails, 10 miles of soft surface trails, nature area, serenity garden, 5 pavilions and restrooms.

springdale Lake Springdale Trail (.79 mile) Corner of W Pump Station road and Silent Grove road This asphalt trail is administered as part of the JB Hunt park. It is a collection of conjoining trails that encircle Lake Springdale.

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Top Museums in NWA Museums ignite the imagination as no other form of entertainment. NWA’s Crystal Bridges of American Art located in Bentonville houses one of the best collections of American art in the world. The Museum of Native American History, also located in Bentonville offers its viewers a look at relics from 14,000 years ago to recent times. Take a look at the Top 10 list below and choose a museum that suites your fancy:

bentonville 21 C Musuem Hotel Bentonville 200 NE A St, (479) 286-6500

This 104-room upscale boutique hotel is also the home of a contemporary art museum. It consists of curated rotating exhibitions, dynamic installations and live art events.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 600 Museum Way, (479) 418-5700

Crystal Bridges is a world-class museum of American art that combines the power of art with the beauty of nature. The museum is actively involved in collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, and preserving outstanding works of American art spanning five centuries. Many famous works including Rosie The Riveter by Norman Rockwell and Kindred Spirits by Asher B. Durand can be observed in the free-to-view permanent collection. Even if you are not into art, you will enjoy the stunning natural setting with amazing architecture that lends a great view to the beautiful trails that surround the museum complex. The icing on the cake is that general admission is free to the permanent collection.

Museum of Native American History 202 SW O St, (479) 273-2456

Walk through America’s past as you visit the exhibits in the museum and gift shop. Divided into five different time periods including the Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian, Historic and the Pre Columbian, there are relics from every time period. On display are relics dating back from over 14,000 years old to historic times. Great for the family and educational for the kids.

The Scott Family Amazeum 1009 Museum Way, (479) 696-9280

The Scott Family Amazeum, a hands-on museum for children and families. The dream of the Amazeum founders is to educate and engage the entire family in exploration, learning and fun to help prepare youngsters for their future years.

The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens 400 S Walton Blvd, (479) 254-3870

The Peel Mansion, built in 1875, as well as the gardens are a living display of that time period. Furnished with authentic artifacts and antiquities on loan from the Old State House and the Historic Arkansas Museum, it is a landmark of that era. It welcomes people to enjoy a look at historic Bentonville.

b e n t o n v i l l e ( c o n t. ) Walmart Museum 105 N Main St, (479) 273-1329

Located on the Downtown Square in Bentonville, the museum is in three parts, a museum, a working 5 & 10, and The Spark Cafe. Trace the origin and growth of Walmart, the world’s leading retailer. Experience the working 5 & 10. Enjoy interactives for all ages. Visit the 50’s themed Spark Cafe where the entire family can enjoy a delicious ice cream treat for under $5.

eureka springs Eureka Springs Historical Museum 95 S Main St, (479) 253-9417

See photographs & art exploring the town of Eureka Springs when the healing waters were discovered. Current exhibits feature pieces from the Museum’s collection and loans from individual artists, including work by David Zimmerman, Elsie Freund, Catherine Osterhage, and Charlie Stehm. Also work by Gary Eagan, and four of his former apprentices, Stephen Beacham, Karen Foster, Sally Williams Gorrell and Jane Tucker are on display.

Fa y e t t e v i l l e Arkansas Country Doctor Museum 107 N Starr Ave, Lincoln, AR, (479) 824-4307

The fascinating museum was the former private home and clinic of three country doctors who lived in the space from 1926 to 1978. There is only one other country doctor museum in the United States. Exhibits include an antique horse buggy, medical instruments, a vintage car, and memorabilia.

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Top Museums in NWA (cont.) Fay e t t e v i l l e ( c o n t. )

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Arkansas Air & Military Museum 4290 S School Ave, (479) 521-4947

NWA Reptile Museum 809 East Emma Ave #B, (479) 544-4170

Housed in an all-wood hanger that is almost as famous as the aircraft, the exhibits and memorabilia it contains, tells the colorful story of Arkansas aviation. It also has on display aircraft ranging from the golden age of aviation to the jet age, including Vietnamera Army helicopters and a Navy carrier fighter.

Visit their live animals. Bring your camera and take pictures as you see and touch a variety of live reptiles. See a very large Boa Constrictor, some little milk snakes or even a giant tree frog. A reptile lover’s paradise.

Clinton House Museum 930 W Clinton Dr, (479) 444-0066

The first home of the 42nd president of the U.S. offers a photographic and memorabilia peek into the Clinton’s life when they were proud residents of Fayetteville. You will also see campaign materials from his run for office.

Headquarters House 118 E Dickson St, (479) 521-2970

During the Civil War, this home was the headquarters for both the Union and Confederate armies. Today it is the headquarters for the Washington County Historical Society. Arrange for a tour of the home by calling 479-521-2970.

rogers Daisy Airgun Museum 202 W Walnut St, (479) 986-6873

The Rogers Daisy Airgun Museum is home to both the Daisy Air Rifle and the Daisy BB Gun. People of all ages enjoy this amazing collection. Older visitors can enjoy the Daisy models they used when they were younger, and youths get to see the latest in fascinating air guns, ammo and accessories. The gift shop has a limited selection of items that can only be purchased from the museum gift shop.

Rogers Historical Museum 322 South Second St, (479) 621-1154

This is a small museum with lots of history of the area. It is a super way to educate your kids about how things were done during the time of the city’s beginning, and up to and including the present. There are fun, hands on stations for the kids to learn and enjoy themselves. Great family, educational fun. Staff is patient and friendly.

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Shiloh Museum of Ozark History 118 W Johnson Ave, (479) 750-8165

The museum tells the history of NWA. It got its name from the pioneer community of Shiloh, which later became Springdale. The museum facilitates a research library, which houses a collection of over 500 thousand pictures. Also on the grounds are six buildings that highlight the lives of ordinary people who lived in the rural communities of the Ozarks. Additionally, there are also many permanent exhibits portraying the lives of these everyday NWA people.

Hindman Hall Museum (479) 846-2990

Museum and visitor center located on the grounds of the Battle of Prairie Grove State Park bring the history to life using interactive exhibits that interpret and detail the Battle of Prairie Grove. Learn stories about the battle, understand what part the landscape had to play, and hear about the devastating aftermath of the Civil War on the local community. Drive through the battle field, or walk the hallowed ground where more than 2700 men were killed.

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Bentonville Community Center 1101 S.W. Citizens Circle, (479) 696-0200

Kingsdale Swimming Pool 2 Riordan Rd, (479) 273-9206

Bentonville’s aquatics facilities are open to everyone, residents and visitors alike although the fees are a little higher for nonresidents. Bentonville Community Center has an indoor 25 yd. competitive pool, and an indoor zero-depth entry, family leisure pool with a slide and other aquatics play equipment. Daily rates are $5 for residents and $6 for non residents. There is also a multiple day package (20 admissions), a monthly membership and yearly membership. Lockers and locks are provided free of charge with ID (either a membership card or some other form of ID). Bring your own towel unless you are visiting the fitness center.

Melvin Ford Aquatic Center 2000 Memorial Park Square, (479) 273-9206

This outdoor facility is for people of all ages and swimming abilities. There is a 1-foot deep wading pool with a raindrop fountain, and a competitive pool from 3 to 8 ft. deep, and a 13 ft. diving well featuring two 1 meter spring diving boards and a 12 ft. high water slide. Daily fees are minimal. Swimming classes are available.

Splash Park NE Blake St, (479) 464-7275

Located at the corner of NE “A” St. and Blake St. next to the 21c Hotel, the Lawrence Plaza Splash park is a multi-purpose, interactive water park for people of all ages. Open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. except on First Friday’s (closes at 4:00 pm). It features more than 80 fun water jets, has seating around the park for parents and grandparents, and has top-notch food trucks nearby for your enjoyment. There will be an attendant on duty Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day. The Splash Park is Free of charge.

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BranchWood Recreation Center 222 Glasgow Rd, (479) 855-8181

Located on Bella Vista village’s west side, the indoor heated pool is a 15-meter pool running from 3 ft. deep at the shallow end to 5 ft. at the deep end. Activities include water walking, lap swimming, open swimming for children and families and water aerobic classes are also available. The pool may be rented for private swim parties. Fees are minimal and vary according to age and membership status.

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Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily beginning the Friday before Memorial Day and closing the Sunday after Labor Day. There are 3 pools consisting of a 23-meter swimming pool for swimming lessons and general swimming for kids and adults, a 17-meter adult pool, and a 10-meter wading pool for young children. Fees are minimal whether a POA member or a non-member. Monthly and seasonal passes are available as are pool parties.

Metfield Swimming Pool Hilltop Dr, (479) 855-8164

Open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., this is a 23-meter outdoor multiuse swimming pool, ranging in depth from 3 ft. to 5 ft. Pool features a slide. There is also a 9 meter wading pool with zero depth entry, ranging in depth from 1 ft. to 2 ft. Fees are the same as the Kingsdale swimming facility. You may also reserve this facility for parties.

fayetteville The Fayetteville Athletic Club 2920 E Zion Rd, (479) 587-0500

This facility is primarily for members only, but non-members can purchase a Day Pass. Additionally, non-members, for a fee, can register for swimming lessons from Diaper to Dolphins to adults and every age group in between. The Club features two swimming pools. One is a six-lane lap pool for lap swimming, swim team practice, swim conditioning, swim lessons, stroke clinics and water fitness classes. The 2nd pool is family leisure pool that has a fun fountain and two water slides. There is also a poolside cafe. Pool party rental is available.

Mount Sequoyah Retreat & Conference Center 150 N Skyline Drive, (479) 443-4531

The pool is open daily from 5 a.m. to 12 midnight except for swim events. This outdoor facility is located above downtown Fayetteville and within a couple miles of Fayetteville’s shopping and restaurants. The Marlins are the swim team, and swim meets are held at this facility.


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Prairie Grove Aquatic Park 311 W Butler St, (479) 846-4421

Siloam Springs Family Aquatic 1600 N Mt Olive St, (479) 524-2936

Summerhill Racquet Club (Indoor Pool) 3480 N Summerhill Dr, (479) 521-8241

Siloam Springs Kayak Park 19253 Fisher Ford Rd, (479) 524-5779

Outdoor facility, open early for Memorial Day weekend, and then from May 27th to August 13th. Offers swim lessons to all ages, gives participants a certificate after completion of class, offers pool parties, and has reasonable daily rates of $4 per day age 6 and up and $3 per day for age 5 and under and seniors (55+). After 5 p.m., adults get in for $2 and seniors and children get in for $1. Season passes are also available.

Outdoor pool facility is great for family swimming, lap swimming and pool parties. You must be a member to use pool with one exception, you may take swimming lessons without being a member. Contact Elise Meyer at the Summerhill Racquet Club for more information about swimming lessons. Summer membership plans are available, contact club for pricing.

Wilson Park Pool 675 N Park Ave, (479) 442-2641

Offering recreational swimming, swimming lessons, and family leisure swimming, this is Fayetteville’s only public pool. It is operated by Fayetteville Parks and Recreation and everyone is welcome to use this beautifully landscaped aquatic facility. Admission is $3 for adults 15 and up and $2 for those under 15. The 50-meter by 20-meter pool is open from early June through mid August. It runs from 3 ft. at the shallow end to 9 ft. at the deep end where there are two diving boards. About midway, there are also two water slides. The separate kiddie pool runs about 1-ft. Deep. Be sure to check out the Dive-in Movies series.

rogers Rogers Aquatic Center 1707 S 26th St, (479) 936-5482

This is a beautiful, innovative 3-acre water park filled with fun opportunities for the entire family. Tower slides, competition pool, lazy river, diving board, leisure pool, shallow play pools, pavilions – you name it, this unique water park has it. The fees are based on height, 48” and above range from $12 to $15. Below 36” is free, and below 48” to above 36” range from $8 – $10. Rogers residents get the lower rates. People love the park, but some users think the prices are a bit too steep and the no rain check policy is irksome.

This facility is open to all, and has 3 pool areas. The main pool is zero depth to 6 feet with 6 lanes and a 12 ft. diving well. The 2nd pool is a catch pool, and the base for 2 enormous slides. The 3rd pool is the baby pool and features a mushroom in the center with a water sprinkler coming out. Admission is age 4 and up $4, and age 3 and under $3. Memberships and swim lessons are available, and so are large pool parties.

springdale Jones Center For Families (Indoor Pool) 922 E Emma Ave, (479) 756-8090

This indoor pool facility is open to all. It has a leisure pool with a wrap-around slide, and a Junior Olympic size lap pool. The facility is used for swim meets, swim lessons, swimming parties and water aerobics. Additionally, there is an outdoor patio deck with tables. The fee is $3 per session.

Springdale Aquatic Center 1100 Watson Ave, 479-750-SWIM

The Springdale Aquatic Center is open to all. It has a total of 4 pools, a wading pool, a shallow pool, an Olympic sized pool, and a 3 ft. leisure pool. Admission is $3 for 4 and under and $4 for 5 and older. There are 4 slides in the facility and 2 diving boards. Pavilion and private party rentals are available. Swim lessons are available throughout the summer. C.L. “Charlie” and Willie George Park Splash Pad 4023 Hylton Rd

City of Springdale splash pad is a fun water activity for children. Kids seven and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Lakes with a beach area for swimming Beaver Lake Lake Leatherwood Lake Wedington Shores Lake Spring Lake Table Rock Lake

Rivers Buffalo River Mulberry River Kings River White River

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Top 10 Sports Bars in NWA Sports Bars are places to knock back a few ice cold ones, sample some pub fare and enjoy hanging out with friends to watch a game, play some bar games like pool or shuffleboard, listen to live music and, in general, have a good time. Northwest Arkansas has a good many sports bars, and you can expect to rock at any of the Top 10 we’ve listed below:

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Beef ‘O’ Brady’s $$ 2500 SW 14th St, (479) 268-4545

On the MARK Sports Bar & Grill $$ 2588 N Gregg Ave, (479) 575-0123

Beef’s is a chain, family-friendly sports bar/restaurant that offers good food including their pizzas, flatbreads, burgers and more. It also has drinks to satisfy anyone’s preference, plenty of TVs, friendly and knowledgeable wait staff, menu to go, and catering. This is a great place to meet to watch the game with friends or to take the family after the game.

One Eyed Jack’s 2308 SE 28th St, (479) 876-8898

With 55 TVs, this sports bar and grill pretty much has all the sporting events covered regardless of which game or other sporting event you are interested in. There is a full bar with great daily specials and a terrific happy hour. The food menu is typical sports bar fare including delicious burgers and fries. With pool tables and darts, this is a great place to take in a game with friends. The energy in the place is fantastic. You’ll have a good time here.

Customer service is a top priority at this unique cigar and spirits spot. Everyone is welcome, and every effort is made to answer your questions regarding cigars or drinks. There’s a 360 sq. ft. walk in humidor stocked with choice cigars, spirits include cocktails, scotches, premium bourbons, local craft beers and wines. Share a cigar and drink with friends in the comfortable lounge or sit on the spacious patio.

gravette Fire Station 29 Pub and Grill $ 116 Main St NE

The BBQ is exceptional, from their pulled pork and chicken to their brisket and smoked sausage. Their sandwiches and BBQ plates are so mouthwatering that their customers keep coming back time after time. The patio has a great atmosphere, and is a great place to hang out with friends and meet new ones. The staff is welcoming and efficient. Big screened TV’s, popular with sports enthusiasts, are tuned to the popular games.

fayetteville Foghorns $$ 1815 N Green Acres Rd, (479) 527-9464

Enjoy great atmosphere, beer, killer wings, music, and a cordial staff at Foghorns in Fayetteville. TVs are everywhere; you’ll be sure to catch your game or event here. Open mic is on Wednesday nights. 50 different sauces for the wings. Very popular spot.

Smitty’s Garage Burgers and Beer $$ 100 E Joyce Blvd, (479) 301-2046

For drinks, beer, fabulous burgers (try the Big G and the Sticky Finger), really good fries, fish tacos, and a terrific game day atmosphere, you can’t go wrong when you choose Smitty’s. If beef is not your thing, Smitty’s has several other kinds of proteins you can choose from for your burger. Great place to kick back, relax and watch the game with friends.

Farrell’s Lounge Bar & Grill $$ 311 W Dickson St #101, (479) 301-2220

This is an upscale sports bar and gastropub featuring 20 TVs, chef driven food, and full bar with more than 35 beers on tap. Farrell’s provides the perfect setting to have fun with friends.

rogers Growler USA Rogers $$ 4204 S JB Hunt Dr #40, (479) 633-8233

Has a great selection of craft beer on tap including both local and regional varieties. This cool concept is a terrific way to sample from around 90 micro-brews and find your new favorite.

JJ’s Bar and Grill 4500 W Walnut St #3,m(479) 372-4460

JJ’s features a full menu including burgers, fries, sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, tacos and complete meals and desserts. Cold craft beers, well-mixed cocktails and top notch bartenders characterize the bar. Local bands get a chance to play during Friday and Saturday nights, and there’s a terrific patio too.

springdale Buffalo Wild Wings $$ 6938 W Sunset Ave, (479) 419-5374

It is a well-known chain featuring many TVs, cold beer, awesome wings and other food, and a great place to gather with friends to watch the Hogs play. Try the Mango Habanero Wings.

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Top 10 things to do in NWA The secret is out. Northwest Arkansas has some of the most amazing things to do on earth. People are flocking here from all over the globe to experience the unique opportunities of NWA including Crystal Bridges, the Amazeum, Walmart Museum, Walton Art Center, Dickson Street, world-class cycling and much more. The Top 10 list below showcases the best of the region: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Considered the top attraction of Northwest Arkansas, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a stunning 1.2 billion dollar wonder founded by Alice Walton, daughter of Sam Walton, founder of Walmart. Five centuries of American art are on display in the museum proper. Additionally, the beautiful rolling woodlands of the surrounding grounds also feature other American art.

Scott Family Amazeum

The amazeum is an exciting interactive museum for children, the young at heart and families. Children of all ages are inspired to learn as they engage with the various exhibits. Learn while playing is the idea. Kids love this place and beg to return again and again.

Walmart Museum

Located on the historic downtown Bentonville square, the Walmart Museum combines a working 5 & 10 store, a museum about the history of Walmart and its founder, Sam Walton and the Sparks Cafe, an old-time soda fountain. Prices are reasonable and the ice cream is yummy.

Walton Arts Center

See and hear world-class artists from around the world in this premier performing arts center. Located on famed Dickson Street in Fayetteville and close to the University of Arkansas campus, the Walton Art Center is the epicenter for the arts in Northwest Arkansas..

Dickson Street

Considered one of the top two entertainment districts in Arkansas, Dickson Street is not only home to the Walton Arts Center, but it is also home to a diverse collection of delightful bars, unique shops and excellent restaurants.

Cycling

NWA is home to hundreds of miles of single track, multi-use and paved trails including some IMBA sanctioned trails. Trails like Slaughter Pen, Mount Kessler, Lake Bella Vista, Thunder Chicken, Lake Atalanta, Mount Sequoyah Woods, The Back Forty and the 36-mile Razorback Greenway offer riding opportunities for every skill level. Experience the amazing beauty of the Ozarks as you ride with the wind on your skin and through your hair. Good bike shops are plentiful and most rent bikes.

Sports

If you enjoy sports, you’ll be in hog heaven watching the worldfamous Razorbacks play football and basketball, but if baseball is more to your liking, be sure to catch the Arkansas Naturals, a Minor League team based in Springdale.

Passion Play 935 Passion Play Rd, Eureka Springs, AR, (479) 253-9200

Situated in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, the Passion Play has had more than 7.7 million visitors since its beginning in 1968. With over 150 actors, live birds and animals, it is the largest attended outdoor drama in the U.S. People come from all over the world to watch as the life, death and resurrection of Jesus is enacted. The 7-story Christ of the Ozarks statue is also on the Passion Play premises.

World-class Shopping

Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers offers upscale shopping, The Historic Downtown District in Eureka Springs is characterized by many unusual shops, art galleries, unique restaurants and delightful B&B’s and historic hotels. Fayetteville is home to the Northwest Arkansas Mall with more than 100 specialty stores. Boutiques both trendy and classic are scattered throughout the region as are fine antique stores and huge well organized flea markets and resale stores.

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Culinary Opportunities Extraordinaire

You don’t have to be a foodie to enjoy all the culinary opportunities in NWA. Bentonville, Eureka Springs, and Fayetteville all have world-class chefs busy turning out signature dishes at premier dining destinations. In addition, the recently opened 8th Market District and the NWACC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program will support and enhance the exploding food scene in Northwest Arkansas.

honorable mention The Jones Center

A 220,000 sq. ft. indoor recreational facility which includes an ice rink, two pools, fitness center and gym and soccer court. All are welcome.

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This modern 459-acre retreat for wildlife gives refuge to more than 130 big cats and other large animals, most of them victems of the exoitic pet animal trade. Turpentine gives a lifetime home to the animals is rescues. Guided tours are available every hour, and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can stay in one of the Safari lodges located on the premises. Great family fun!

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Top 10 thrift stores in NWA Are you a bargain shopper? Do you enjoy saving on necessities like clothing, accessories, shoes, furniture, home decor and more? You’ll love shopping the wellstocked and friendly stores of Northwest Arkansas. Check out the amazing Top 10 list below for a thrift store near you:

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DEB Project Deserving Enriched & Blessed- Thrift Boutique 1140 N Walton, (479) 544-9397

Goodwill in Rogers 4301 Pleasant Crossing Blvd, (479) 636-0257

A wonderful non-profit that supports the children of Northwest Arkansas with clothing and accessories. Want to shop for top quality clothing at bargain basement prices and have the proceeds go towards helping NWA children in need, shop this spotless, well organized thrift store.

Helping Hands 320 Airport Rd, (479) 273-2511

Helping Hands of Bentonville sells good to new quality clothing, shoes, jewelry and other accessories, household items and more. This store helps Benton County residents in need and its sister project, the Food Pantry Garden, helps feed some 900 families each month. Great cause and really good items at reasonable prices.

Goodwill in Rogers is a huge, clean, well laid out store. You can find clothing for men, women and children, household goods, home decor, furniture and more at this fantastic new store.

Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter, Thrift Store 1622 S 8th St, (479) 621-6116

This thrift store benefits the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter, which provides many services and shelter to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Items sold are clean women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, shoes, furniture, household goods and appliances.

Samaritan House Rogers 2115 W. Walnut in Rogers

The Samaritan Shop benefits the hurting and hungry of Northwest Arkansas. You’ll find bargains almost every single time you come in. Items sold are clean clothing, furniture, appliances, seasonal decor, books, exercise equipment, framed art work and much more.

eureka springs The Good Shepherd Humane Society Thrift Shop 124 W. Van Buren, (479) 253-9115

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Another quality thrift shop that benefits the Good Shepherd Humane Society, a non-profit, no kill dog and cat shelter dedicated to saving the lives of every adoptable dog and cat in the Eureka Springs area. Clothing, furniture, jewelry, art, collectibles and other seasonal items are currently being sold. If you love animals, why not shop here first?

fayetteville Beautiful Lives Boutique 1108 N. College Ave, (479) 601-7277

Beautiful Lives Boutique in Fayetteville is a nonprofit women’s thrift shop & and upscale boutique benefiting hurting women and children near, and as far away as Kenya. Lovely, gently worn clothing, shoes and accessories can found here.

Peace at Home Family Shelter 1200 North Garland Ave., (479) 973-9571

Peace at Home Family Thrift shop benefits the Peace at Home Family Shelter, which provides emergency shelter and supportive services to those fleeing domestic violence and their children. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, furniture, clean linens, household items, accent pieces, books, working small appliances and seasonal items are sold.

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Arkansas Council of the Blind Thrift Store 419 E Robinson Ave, (479) 756-3908

This thrift store benefits the Arkansas Council of the Blind. Items sold are varied and include clothing, shoes, tools, furniture and more.

Compassion NWA 2407 S Thompson St, (479) 717-5662

Sponsored by Cross Church, Compassion NWA’s, a 501c3 non profit, mission is to give 100% of its proceeds after operational expenses back to the community through various impact programs including its Free 2 Be program. Sale items are donated by individuals as well as companies, and many are new.

honorable mention Potter’s House 2101 Highway 412 E, Siloam Springs, AR, (479) 373-6373

Great place to find deep discounts on furniture, mattresses, clothing, home decor, hats, framed artwork, books, seasonal items and more. Sales are held often and inventory turns over quickly.


Top weekend getaways Who doesn’t enjoy a four-day or weekend getaway? Luckily there are many weekend getaway opportunities within an hour or two drive from NWA. Whether it’s an intimate outing with the one you love or a mini family vacation, you’ll find them all close by. Below is a Top 10 list of Northwest Arkansas getaways.

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Located just 49 miles from Eureka Springs and nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, Branson, Missouri offers top notch, family friendly entertainment. Enjoy more than 100 live shows, and take the family to famed Silver Dollar City.

Beautiful Hot Springs, located in the stunning Quachita Mountains is set among several natural springs. Activities for every member of the family are available including museums, shopping, history, fine art, spas and baths, sports, gaming, theatre, outdoors, nightlife, dining and Lake Hamilton activities. For a fun weekend getaway for families, couples, groups, nature lovers and history buffs, visit Hot Springs.

e u r eka s p r in g s , A r kansas Eureka’s Historic Downtown Shopping District offers more than 100 specialty shops where you can literally shop til you drop, rest a few minutes, and then stroll the cobble-stoned streets and learn about the history and architecture of this beautiful, little Alpine-like village. Stay at one of the many B & B’s, tree houses, cabins or historic hotels. Conveniently located less than an hour’s drive from Bentonville, there are several gourmet restaurants to satisfy even the most sophisticated palate.

t u l sa , o k l ah o ma Located only an hour-and-a-half from Bentonville, Tulsa is particularly known for its fine Entertainment District offering nine blocks of trendy pubs and nightspots, unique shopping opportunities and superb eating establishments. Additionally, the Gilcrease museum, Tulsa Zoo and Indian casinos are located in the area..

c A S S V I LL E , m I S S OUR I Roaring River State Park 12716 FR 1090, Cassville, MO (479) 847-2539

With one of the premier trout fisheries in the country, the park offers some of the most stunning scenery and amazing trout fishing to be found in the region. Trails, lodging options and campsites are all offered. The park offers fun for people of all ages.

l i t t l e r o c k , a r kasas Little Rock is home to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. Even if you think your kids won’t enjoy it, take them anyway, they will have fun while they are learning. Additionally, the Little Rock Zoo is highly acclaimed and has a large selection of animals. Before you leave the city, take a ride on one of the vintage replica electric cars in the River Rail system.

a l t u s , a r kansas Located just an hour-and-a-half from Rogers and in the foothills of the spectacular Ozarks, Altus is the heart of the state’s wine country. Explore and taste the wine of four different wineries on this scenic weekend getaway. Each one offers a free tour and wine tasting opportunities. Some offer additional amenities including a restaurant, B&B, museum, RV parking, wedding package, and gift shop.

wes t si l o am s p r in g s , o k l ah o ma Home to the Cherokee Casino and Hotel, one of the best Indian casinos in Oklahoma, where you may try your hand at Texas Hold ‘Em, Blackjack, Omaha Poker, Seven-Card Stud and Poker, but if cards are not your thing, there are the slots. Ninety percent of the casino floor is devoted to slots. The casino also has a business center, Internet, restaurant, nightclub and it’s pet friendly.

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Top 10 Wine Bars in NWA

Looking for a place that serves new wines and old favorites plus has bar snacks that actually taste good? Northwest Arkansas has a wine bar that will suite your taste and personality. Whether meeting friends or stepping out with the one you love, you’ll enjoy the uniquely different wine bars of Northwest Arkansas. The Top 10 list below showcases the best of NWA wine bars:

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Two25 Gallery and Wine Bar 225 S Main St, (479) 464-9463

Grotto Wood-Fired Grill and Wine Cave 10 Center St, (479) 363-6431

This lively Bentonville spot offers a delightful mix of local and regional art, wine, live music, comedy, culinary art, Broadway sing a longs, friendly staff, “Nosh” boards and a wonderful welcoming environment. Have a glass of wine, a bite to eat and Friday and Saturday night live music on the deck. Excellent choice for a date night or an evening relaxing with friends. Two25 may be reserved for special events, parties, business meetings or other events.

Ramo d’Olivo 217 S Main St, (479) 715-6053

This New York-like trendy spot features specialty olive oils and balsamics, an extensive list of wines, local craft beers, a fun outdoor deck and patio, live music, tasty bites, amazing owners and friendly knowledgeable staff, outstanding deli and great location. Wine down Wednesdays offers wine by the glass for $1.00 off. Spaghetti night is on Mondays. There’s live music on the patio (check our Things To Do List for schedule). Ramo’s may be reserved for get togethers, weddings, meetings or other events. A must visit place for so many reasons.

eureka springs The Stone House 89 S Main St, (479) 363-6411

Looking for a fantastic little wine and cheese bar? Owners, Rob and Amanda, feature amazing wines with cheese pairings, and good music on Friday nights at The Stone House. This is a terrific place to gather with friends.

Grotto features a seasonally inspired food menu, and an amazing wine, beer and cocktail selection with some wines being on tap. Professional Mixologists enjoy whipping up some drinks including their Moscow Mules served in copper mugs, and their Fresh Mint Mojitos. Some Gluten Free beer is available. This place is top-notch from the ambiance to the food to the libations to the professional and impeccable service.

fayetteville Bordinos Restaurant & Wine Bar 310 W Dickson St, (479) 527-6795

Bordinos, an award-winning restaurant, is known for its chic environment, delicious classic and eclectic menu, wine, mixed drinks, beer, and weekend brunch. Their wine selection is beyond extensive, it is almost limitless, and you may buy it by the glass, flight, half bottle and full bottle.

Cork & Keg 509 W Spring St, (479) 966-4383

Located adjacent to the Walton Arts Center Parking Lot on the corner of West and Spring, the Cork and Keg is a favorite place to enjoy food and drinks before or after a show, and it’s a terrific place for happy hour every night of the week. Wines are available by the half glass, glass or bottle. Vintage cocktails and craft beer are also available. Wine connoisseurs of all ages gather here to talk wine.

rogers Brick Street Brews 208 W Walnut St, (479) 633-8483

This is a wonderful place to enjoy craft beer from some of our awesome NWA breweries and fine wines from around the world while watching a game or listening to live music when there’s someone there to play (call ahead to see about the music). Cozy, convenient and fun downtown Rogers establishment. Food is bring-your-own.

siloam springs Creekside Taproom 100-2 East Alpine St, (479) 549-4000

Serving beer and wine from breweries and wineries in the NWA area, the Creekside Taproom is a fantastic place to kick back and relax with family and friends. No food is served, but you can bring your own.

springdale Sassafras Springs Vineyard 6461 E Guy Terry Rd, (479) 419-4999

Away from the busy energy of the cities, Sassafras Springs Vineyard has a fabulous wooded event venue, wonderful tasting room featuring wines and beer from the region and wines from around the world. Wine tasting flights are offered daily. This is a great place to meet with friends for a glass of wine and some great conversation. Staff is very efficient and friendly.

Tontitown Winery 335 N Barrington Rd, (479) 361-8700

The Tontitown Winery is located in an old 1917 home called the Taldo House. The wine tasting room is open 7 days a week and offers local wines made from Tontitown grown grapes. There is also a History Room devoted to the winemaking traditions of the Italians who founded the city of Tontitown.

honorable mention Black Apple Crossing 321 E Emma Ave, Springdale, AR, (479) 751-0337

Entrance is around the backside of the building off Meadow St. Black Apple Crossing is Arkansas’ first cidery. It makes and serves several different hard ciders. For a truly different taste, stop by their cidery and try a flight. Some of you beer drinkers may convert to this gluten free delicious new taste.

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Top 10 B & B’s in NWA From the elegant Victoria Bed & Breakfast in Bentonville to a quaint B&B in Eureka Springs, you’ll be please with the wide variety of B&B’s in Northwest Arkansas. Typically, breakfast at one of our named B&B’s is nothing short of fabulous. The owners are friendly and knowledgeable and the rooms offer quiet and comfort. If you’ve never stayed at one, you owe it to yourself to give it try. The Top 10 list below offers the best of NWA’s B&B’s:

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The Victoria Bed & Breakfast

Mount Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn

Just as the name states, The Victoria Bed & Breakfast exudes a Victorian charm for each person who enters. Not only is it spacious, but it also adjoins the opening of Bentonville’s famous Crystal Bridges Art Museum. With a delightful breakfast and endless coffee, The Victoria Bed & Breakfast is a wise choice for anyone who is in need of a comfortable break.

Located on the historic loop in Eureka Springs, this award-winning bed and breakfast is one that offers luxury suites and concierge service. The hosts, Chris and Lisa, make everyone feel welcome by providing a delightful breakfast and arranging accommodations in every way possible. This 1904 Colonial-like inn is the ideal place for anyone searching for a comfortable escape not far from the one-of-a-kind shopping experiences in Eureka Springs.

306 N Main St, (479) 273-3232

bella vista The Inn at Bella Vista

101 Chelsea Rd, (479) 876-5645

At 9,000 square feet, The Inn at Bella Vista offers a considerable amount of peace and tranquility and provides a view that overlooks the gorgeous mountains of Bella Vista. Its cordial hosts and location, a short distance from all of Bella Vista’s amenities, make it a great place to stay.

fayetteville The Dickson Street Inn

301 W Dickson St, (479) 6952100

Located on famed Dickson Street in the heartbeat of Fayetteville’s entertainment district and within walking distance of some of the city’s most highly acclaimed attractions including the U of A, Walton Arts Center, and the Fayetteville square, The Dickson Street Inn is a top choice for visitors. The inn offers it’s guests warm comfortable rooms, a friendly accommodating staff, delicious plentiful continental breakfasts, a full service concierge service, and a lounge and decks for unwinding and many other outstanding amenities. Whether visiting Fayetteville for business or pleasure, you’ll be pleased that you booked your stay at this charming little 10-room boutique hotel.

Pratt Place Inn & Barn

2231 W Markham Rd, (479) 966-4441

Whether you are in need of a rustic barn wedding, an outstanding place to tailgate during football season, or simply just a weekend break, Pratt Place Inn & Barn is the place for you. With multiple guest rooms and an intimate cottage, this elegant inn is stretched across 140 acres and offers easy access to rivers, parks, festivals, museums, and more!

eureka springs Cliff Cottage Inn

42 Armstrong, (479) 253-7409

Cozy and quiet but still in walking distance to your favorite places to shop and dine, this getaway cottage is located in the heart of downtown Eureka Springs. With a gourmet breakfast delivered right to your suite, your choice of an individual cottage or an artist’s studio, and a complimentary beverage bar that features teas, coffees, or hot chocolate, your stay at Cliff Cottage Inn will undoubtedly be one to remember.

28 Fairmont, (479) 253-7979

Heartstone Inn B&B & Cottages

35 Kings Highway, (479) 253-8916

Heartstone Inn B & B has various rooms and suites for you to choose from, along with a gracious welcome from the hosts who provide you with a gourmet breakfast each morning. Rooms offer chocolates, wine, and a private balcony that allows you time to unwind.

All Seasons Luxury Properties

156 Spring St, (479) 253-2001

Located just a block from all the shopping action in Historic Downtown Eureka Springs, All Seasons Luxury Properties offers an assortment of delightful accommodations including the All Seasons Inn, Daffodil Cottage, Briarwood Lodge, Piedmont House and Tree House Village. Breakfasts are out-of-this-world delicious, hosts, Pat and Jay, are warm and welcoming, knowledgeable about the area and make you feel right at home. Repeat customers wouldn’t stay anywhere else.

Rock Cottage Gardens Bed & Breakfast Inn

10 Eugenia St, (479) 253-8659

Wonderful warm and cozy rock cottages, delicious accommodating breakfasts, delightful thoughtful hosts, wedding chapel and arrangements and so much more characterize this award winning B & B. Situated in a garden-like setting and close to downtown Eureka, Springs shopping, this is perfect for celebrating any occasion. Stay once, and you’re likely to make it a habit.

siloam springs Inn at the Springs

201 W University St, (479) 373-1897

Located in downtown Siloam Springs, this lovely Bed and Breakfast is within walking distance to John Brown University and delightful dining and shopping. Radiating old world charm from every room including the Sweetwater Tavern, a restaurant and full bar, this enchanting B & B features balconies off all rooms with views of the springs. It’s the perfect setting for weddings and other events.

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Top 10 CAmping Sites in nWA Camping in Northwest Arkansas is plentiful. There are many wonderful campgrounds scattered throughout the area. Camping offers one of the best ways to really connect with friends and family. Below are the Top 10 camping opportunities in NWA.

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Dam Site at Beaver Lake

Horseshoe Bend

Campsites: 48 RV/Tent with electricity Location: Nine miles west of Eureka Springs on U.S. Highway 62, then 2 1/2 miles South on paved access road State 187. Facilities: Flush toilets, water, boat ramp, showers, trailer dump station, overlook, pavilion, swimming. Day user fee charged. Fee: 30-amp Site $20.00, 50-amp site $21.00 Peak Season April 1- Oct 31st $20.00 - $23.00 Contact: (479) - 253-5828

Eureka Springs KOA

15020 AR-187, Eureka Springs, AR 72631 Campsites: 21 Full RV, 17 Tent with Water and Electric and 20 Primitive Tent Sites Directions: 4 miles west of Eureka Springs on Hwy 62, Left at 187 S, then 1 mile on left. From I-49 (Rogers) take Exit 86 (Hwy 62) go approximately 37 miles to Hwy 187 S at Exxon then 1 mile on left. Facilities: Firepits/grills - All Sites, game room, hiking trail, kamp K9, basketball, swimming pool, playground, WiFi Hotspot in game room and a stationary RV rental, Fee: Rv $36 - $41, Tent $20 - $22, Cabins $55 - $70, Stationary Rv $75 - $83 Contact: (479) 253-8036

Lost Bridge North Beaver Lake

Campsites: 48 RV/Tent with electricity Directions: 5 miles southeast of Garfield on Hwy. 127. From Rogers, Arkansas, take Highway 62 east for about 13 miles to Garfield. Turn right on Highway 127 and continue for 6 miles. Turn left on Marina Road and follow signs to the park. Facilities: Vault and flush toilets, heated showers, water, boat dock and launching ramp, trailer dump station, fire rings, picnic areas, drinking water, youth group camp area, playground and 2 hiking trails. Fee: Peak Season April 1 - Sept 29th $20.00 - 25.00 Contact: (479) 359-3312

Dam Site Below Beaver Lake on White River

Campsites: 55 RV/Tent with electricity Location: 9 miles west of Eureka Springs on U.S. 62, then 2.5 miles south on paved access road Hwy. 187 to dam. Facilities: Vault and flush toilets, water, boat ramp, heated showers, trailer dump station, swimming, picnic area and playground. Fee: Peak Season April 1-Oct 31 $20-23.00 Contact: (479) 253-5866

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Monte Ne Family Campground RV Park & Cabins

Campsites: 70 RV sites 12 tent sites and 5 cabins Location: From Jct I-49 & Exit 83 (New Hope Rd/Hwy 94E), E 7 mi on New Hope Rd/Hwy 94E, E 2 mi on Hwy 94E (Do not take 94S) Facilities: This park has a cove on the lake and offers wifi to its guests. All sites have city water, sewer and electric hookups. There are shaded tent sites with water and electric available. The restroom facilities include hot showers. There are climate-controlled laundry facilities. Fees: $25.00 Nightly RV full hook up open year round. Tent Fee 20.00 water and electric. Cabin rental for $75.00 + tax (2 night minimum) Contact: Site Information: (479) 925-1265

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Campsites: 111 RV/Tent with electricity and water Location: 4 miles east of Rogers on Hwy. 12, then 1 mile on Park Road. Facilities: Vault and flush toilets, water, heated showers, boat dock and ramp, trailer and marine dump stations, swimming, picnic area, 2 pavilions, playground, hiking trail. (Open April 1 -Oct. 31) Day user fee charged. Fees: $4 per vehicle day use fee, Campsites: $20 for 30 amp, $23 for 50 amp. 50% off with America The Beautiful card. Contact: Reservations: (877)444-6777, Site Information: (479)925-3957

Beaver Lake Hide-A-Way

Campsites: 60 RV and 80 tent sites Location: From Interstate I-49, take exit #86. Follow Hwy 12 East through Rogers and across the bridge over Beaver Lake about 10 miles, then turn left on Hwy 303 North to the Rocky Branch community and go 3.3 miles. The park will be on the east (right) side of the road. Facilities: Full service RV hookups, tent sites near restrooms and hot showers, laundry facilities, swimming pool (in season), general store, covered pavilion, playground, hiking trails and a boat dock. This is a family owned camping ground. Fees: Campsites $20, RV Hookups $24 for 30 amp and $26 for 50 amp. Contact: Reservations & Information: (479) 925-1333

Buffalo River Camping

Devil’s Den

Campsites: 150 camping sites – many have electrical, water and sewer hook ups Location: 11333 W. AR Hwy. 74 West Fork, AR Facilities: Flush toilets, water, showers, dump station, swimming, picnic area, park cafe, horse camp, hiking trails, caves, group tent camping, park store, canoe rentals, pedal boat rental, pool and a laundry facility. Fee: Camping rates start at $12.00 - $32.00 per day Contact: (479) 761-3325

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Campsites: East & West 187 campsites, RV/Tent Location: Eight miles east of Rogers on State 94, Take Ext. 83 off Interstate 49 and go as far as you can go. Facilities: Electrical hookups, boat dock and ramp, water, restrooms, swimming, showers, dump station, playground, fire rings, picnic areas, drinking water and flush toilets Fees: $4 per vehicle for day use, Campsites $20 - $23 depending on amp and water Contact: Reservations: (877) 444-6777; Horseshoe Bend Information: (479) 925-2561

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Beautiful Buffalo River Camping is also nearby with multiple camp locations. For more information contact: http://www.buffaloriver.com/buffalo-rivercamping/ , and the Corps of Engineers at 479-636-1210 or log onto www. Recreation.gov to check campsite availability.

honorable mention Blanchard Springs

Campsites: 31 tent sites Location: Ark. 14 West, Fifty Six, AR 72533 Facilities: Grills and tables, flush toilets and hot showers, waste station and potable water. Swimming and wading allowed in Sylamore Creek. Hiking and biking trails. Fees: Camping rates start at $10 per day. Contact: (479) 359-3312


Top 10 extended stay hotels in nWA Extended stay hotels offer a home away from home, a place to meet other travelers on a regular basis, and a place that becomes familiar and comfortable. Below are the Top 10 extended stay hotels in NWA:

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Comfort Inn Crystal Bridges Bentonville 3001 NE 11th St, (479) 254-7800 South Walton Suites 1120 S Walton Blvd, (479) 845-4600 Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Bentonville 911 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 271-6699

Homewood Suites 4302 W. Walnut St, (479) 636-5656 Staybridge Suites Bentonville - Rogers 1801 S 52nd St, (479) 845-5701 Mainstay Suites 301 S 45th St, Rogers, AR 72758 (479) 636-3232 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson 4304 W Walnut St, (479) 633-0055

fayetteville Candlewood Suites Fayetteville-Univ of Arkansas 2270 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, (479) 856-6262

springdale TownePlace Suites by Marriott Fayetteville North/Springdale 5437 S 48th St, (479) 966-4400 Residence Inn by Marriott Springdale 1740 S 48th St, (479) 872-9100

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Top fishing resorts in nWA Fishing Resorts can be just a one room cabin with a Long John boart, or it can be a full service fishing resort offering every amenity imaginable. Some offer chef driven restaurants, catered meals, world-class fishing, guides and massage for those that are weary from casting all day. Below are the Top 10 fishing resorts in Northwest Arkansas.

Rainbow Drive Resort 669 Rainbow Landing Dr, Cotter, AR, (870) 430-5217

Located on the famous “Rainbow Hole” just 12 miles downstream from Bull Shoals Dam, Rainbow Drive Resort provides easy access to some of the best fishing spots on the Bull Shoals tailwaters. Rainbow Drive Resort is a full service resort, offering everything from basic accommodations and a campground all the way up to cabins and luxury lodging with catered meals, trout fishing guides and massage. If it is amazing trout fishing, incredible scenery and a wide range of accommodations and services you’re after, Rainbow Drive Resort could very well become your all time favorite.

Copper John’s Resort 469 River Rd, Lakeview, AR, (877) 828-7688

Located on the world famous White River and offering unequaled pristine waterfront fishing Copper John’s Resort, is the perfect place to relax in beautiful surroundings, catch big fish and getaway with family and friends. With 5 camper cabins, 5 larger completely furnished cabins, 26 full hookup RV sites, fishing tackle fly shop and fishing guide service, Copper John’s has thought of everything to make your trip an incredible one.

Spider Creek Resort 8179 AR-187, Eureka Springs, AR, (479) 253-9241

Situated on 50 acres and offering 19 cabins and 1 large RV pad, Spider Creek offers Rainbow, Brown and Cutthroat fishing at its best in the Spider Creek Pool. Great for families and both large and small groups and even for those that are not fond of fishing. For those folks, there is a resort shuttle service for floating the White River and Eureka Springs shopping, sightseeing and restaurants. You simply cannot beat Spider Creek Resort for the best all around getaway experience.

Gaston’s White River Resort 1777 River Rd, Lakeview, AR, (870) 431-5202

World famous Gaston’s White River Resort is the consummate fishing resort, offering 2 miles of White River frontage, 79 cottages, 125-seat conference lodge, 70 boats, airstrip, tennis court, swimming pool, private club, gift shop, 2 nature trails, playground, game room, duck pond and a restaurant. Because the water stays the same temperature all year round, the trout are always active, making it easy to catch your limit regardless of when you plan your trip. Like many before you, stay at Gaston’s once and you’re likely to return year after year.

Gene’s Trout Fishing Resort 324 River Acres Dr, Mountain Home, AR, (870) 499-5381

Located on the North Fork River just fifteen minutes south of Mountain Home, Arkansas and offering excellent trout fishing,

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relaxing atmosphere, guided trout fishing, riverfront cabins and lodging, office/retail store, 2 marine docks, cleaning stations, trophy kid’s fishing stream near by, boat rentals and free Wifi in every room. A terrific place to fish, enjoy the scenery and replenish your soul.

Lost Bridge Marina 12861 Marina Rd, Garfield, AR, (479) 359-3222

While not a full blown fishing resort, Lost Bridge Marina is conveniently located between Rogers and Eureka Springs, AR on Beaver Lake (487 miles of natural shore line and 28,000 surface acres) close to the Beaver Lake Dam Site Campground. Boat rentals and fishing guides are available, and The Inn at Lost Bridge is only 1 mile away. Besides fishing, every conceivable fresh water activity is available from Lost Bridge Marina.

Stetson’s On the White 906 Marion County 7002, Flippin, AR, (870) 453-8066

Located along the White River, Stetson’s On the White Resort offers amazing fishing, stunning scenery, 23 cabins of varying sizes, White River trout fishing packages for families, small groups, reunions and corporate groups. On site amenities include guided fishing trips, bait and tackle shop, boat rentals, boat ramp, riverside pool, satelite/Wifi, easy river access, fully equipped kitchen, fishing licenses, wade fishing and option of home-cooked meals. Additionally, excellent Bull Shoals family attractions are only 6 miles away.

White Buffalo Resort and RV Park 418 White Buffalo Trail, Mountain Home, AR, (870) 425-8555 The camper cabins, deluxe cabins, deluxe lodge RV and tent camping are situated along the ½ mile White River frontage at the mouth of the Buffalo River. Vistas are among some of the most scenic in the stunningly beautiful Ozarks. Recreational opportunities include guided and day fishing, lunch on the river or on the shore, camp store, bait shop, swimming pool, playground, picnicking, canoe and kayak rentals and nearby Ozark attractions.

Sportsmans White River Resort 458 Marion County 7004, Flippin, AR, (870) 453-2424

Sportsman’s White River Resort offers 22 units on the White River, docks and boat rentals, incredible trophy trout fishing, best guides on the White River, exceptional service, delicious food from the Sportsman’s own restaurant, pet friendly policy, swimming pool and game room, on site snack and tackle shop and beautiful riverside park. This is the perfect place to kick back and relax with family, friends and groups.


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Hotels with great bars are not on every corner, but there are some excellent ones in NWA. Most sales people and regular travelers like to come off the road, check in and have dinner and a drink or two before settling in. These bars are great places to meet with friends and make new friends too. Check out the Top 10 list below to find a hotel with a great bar near in the town where you are staying: copy

bentonville - 21 C - Courtyard Bentonville - DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Bentonville - Four Points By Sheraton - Hilton Garden Inn - South Walton Suites

eureka springs - The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa - Basin Park Magnuson Grand - Grand Central Hotel & Spa

fayetteville - Chancellor - Staybridge Suites Fayetteville/Univ Of Arkansas - The Inn at Carnall Hall - Hilton Garden Inn Fayetteville

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Aloft Embassy Suites Holiday Inn & Suites Homewood Suites Hyatt Place

springdale - DoubleTree Club by Hilton Hotel Springdale - Holiday Inn Springdale/Fayetteville Area

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Pet Friendly Hotels in NWA Many people today want their pets with them when they travel, and having a pet friendly place to stay can be a God-send. The best practice is to call ahead to make sure your chosen lodging allows your pet. Know the specifics of the pet policy. Some require a pet deposit and others have a weight limit. Below are the Top 10 pet friendly hotels in NWA.

bentonville 21 C Comfort Suites Courtyard Days Inn Econo Lodge Inn & Suites La Quinta Inn & Suites Microtel Inn Motel 6 Simmons Suites Home-Towne Suites Super 8 TownPlace Suites Value Place Wingate by Wyndham

bella vista The Inn at Bella Vista

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5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast Arsenic and Old Lace Basin Park Magnuson Grand Best Western Eureka Inn Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Kettle Campground & Cabins Main Street Inn Motel 62 Eureka Springs Pond Mountain Lodge & Resort Quality Inn of Eureka Springs Stone Meadow Resort The Retreat at Sky Ridge The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa Travelodge Eureka Springs

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Aloft Candlewood Suites Country Inn & Suites Embassy Suites Homewood Suites Horseshoe Bend Campground Hyatt Place Lost Bridge North Campground Microtel Inn & Suites Prairie Creek Campground Residence Inn by Marriott Staybridge Suites

fayetteville Candlewood Suites Comfort Inn & Suites Econo Lodge Laquinta Inn and Suites Motel 6 Sleep Inn Southgate RV Park Staybridge Suites The Chancellor Hotel Towneplace Suites

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Extended Stay America Hampton Inn Holiday Inn La Quinta Inn Residence Inn

THE BEST CARE FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND

(479) 273-7100 2301 Oakwood Ave. l Bentonville, AR 72712

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top Unique Accommodations in NWA Wouldn’t it be fun to stay in a wildlife refuge, treehouse, castle, haunted hotel or some other unique accommodation? You can stay at all of these and more when you choose to stay at lodging on the Top 10 list below:

bentonville 21c Museum Hotel 200 Northeast A Street, (479) 286-6500 This is an elite 104-room boutique hotel. It houses a contemporary art museum, a cultural civic center, and a world class restaurant, The Hive. Relatively new, it offers some of the finest accommodations in the world. 21c is located on the northeast corner of the Historic Bentonville Square and is within walking distance to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Definitely a hot hotel for hip people!

eureka springs Eureka Springs Treehouses, Caves, Castles & hOBBITS 526 W Van Buren, (479) 253-9493 Located only 1.8 miles from Eureka Springs’ Historic District, this lodging is an exciting change from the chain accommodations you’ve stayed in before. These offer romance, fun and adventure. Be sure to check out their romantic packages. The Treehouses - Are surrounded by trees and are situated on top of cedar logs. Whichever theme you choose from Venice to New York, a visit to your deck will seem like you are in a forest. The Hobbit Caves - Whisk you away to a magical time when you will feel you’re in a romantic magical cocoon. The Castles - Designed after a 1600 century Castle, you’ll be transported to the time of romantic fairytales and secret passage ways that take you to the romantic jacuzzi tower. Livingston Junction Cabooses 1 Stonehaven Lane, (479) 253-7143 Recently restored and renovated, staying in one of the cabooses takes you back to yesteryear when traveling by rail was a common way to travel. Each caboose has its own private driveway, an outdoor hot tub on the large deck with hammock, grill and outdoor furniture. Mini-fridge, sink and microwave are included. They are cozy and comfortable and are surprisingly roomy. The Crescent (Haunted) 75 Prospect Ave, (800) 342-9766 Known as America’s most haunted hotel, The Crescent is located only 1 mile from Eureka Springs’ Shopping and Historic District. There are nightly ghost tours and videos. Amenities include spa, sky bar, seasonal pool and year-round hot tub. Things to do include trails that connect to the city trails, mountain biking, walking the promenade of the Elite neighborhood, visiting Harmon Park, which offers skate boarding, picnic area, kid’s playground and hiking. On the 4th floor there are archives of the hotel’s history. The Grand Tree House Resort 350 W Van Buren, (479) 253-8733 Located just 1 mile from Eureka Springs’ Historic District and only 2.1 miles from the Pine Mountain Theater, The Grand Tree House Resort is an upscale resort. The treehouses are built on stilts. They all come complete with kitchenettes equipped with toasters, mini-fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. In addition, they have flat-screen TVs, DVD players, stereo systems and whirlpool tubs. Parking is free. Trolley stop is across the street. Treehouse Cottages 165 W Van Buren, (479) 253-8667 These beautiful hand-built cottages are nestled in the treetops less than a mile from Eureka’s historic district with its many shopping

e u r eka s p r in g s ( C o n t . ) opportunities and unique restaurants. There is also a 2nd location about a mile away. The cottages feature whirlpool tubs, hardwood floors, Persian rugs, handmade tiles, fireplaces, HDTVs and Wifi, and kitchenettes. One location has a stone terrace with a garden and waterfall that would be perfect for weddings, and the other location offers a private hiking trail. Guests rave about this place, saying the attention to detail is refreshing. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge 239 Turpentine Creek Lane, (479) 253-5841 Sleep with the sounds of big cats roaring in the night. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge offers one of the most unique lodging opportunities in the country. Lodges have exotic names like Congo, Safari Lodge and Kalahari – Safari Lodge, and each lodge is decorated to reflect its name. The Refuge not only rescues big cats and other large animals from all over the country, they are busy educating the public about the conservation of these wonderful animals. Once you visit the Refuge, you will be committed to helping this non-profit organization in its rescue and education efforts.

fayetteville Inn at Carnall Hall 465 N. Arkansas Ave, 479) 582-0400 This is a unique boutique inn located on the campus of the University of Arkansas. It was the first women’s dormitory on campus. The Inn at Carnall Hall is located about a mile from downtown Fayetteville and just a short walk from famed Dickson Street nightlife. The rooms feature traditional decor, Flat-Screen HDTVs, and WiFi access. Some rooms also offer Jacuzzi tubs, work desks and sitting areas. Additionally, some offer spectacular views of the Old Main lawn with examples of every type of tree known to grow in Arkansas. The Inn at Carnall Hall strives to give every guest a taste of the best of Southern Hospitality. Ella’s restaurant features award-winning cuisine and serves 3 meals a day. Lambeth Lounge serves the Inn’s own private label wine, and the porches have relaxing rockers. The entire facility is smoke-free.

springdale Inn at the Mill 3906 Johnson Mill Blvd, (479) 443-1800 Described as a delightful mix of a comfortable hotel and a B & B, this is an Ascend Collection Hotel with 46 recently renovated rooms. Not far off Interstate 49, it is a modern wood-framed structure attached to a 19th-century water mill. Located less than 10 minutes from Fayetteville and about 15 minutes from Stonebridge Meadows Golf Club, amenities include sitting areas, Flat-Screen TVs and free WiFi. Each room is individually-decorated and may include marble bathrooms, antique furnishings, Jacuzzis, lofts and balconies, depending on the room. A contemporary, award-winning restaurant serves modern international cuisine. The continental breakfast is free, and there is also a cocktail bar. The staff is friendly, efficient, and helpful. During football season this place is booked solid, some people even book rooms a year in advance.

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Top 10 World Class Accommodations in NWA Traveling to the Northwest Arkansas area, and looking for luxury accommodations in beautiful surroundings? This area offers boutique hotels like the 21c Museum hotel in Bentonville and the Inn at the Mill in Springdale/Fayetteville. These outstanding hotels are known for their outstanding comfortability, service, friendliness and relaxing atmosphere. Victorian-styled B&Bs like the Victoria B&B in Bentonville, the Angel at Rose Hall Bed and Breakfast in Eureka Springs offer luxurious comfort, impeccable service and southern hospitality extraordinaire.

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21c Art Museum Hotel 200 NE A St, (479) 286-6500

Chancellor Hotel 70 N East Ave, (479) 442-5555

Located within walking distance to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 21c is a 104-room elite boutique hotel with a contemporary art museum, cultural civic center, and a world-class restaurant.

Doubletree Suites 301 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 845-7770

Home of a warm welcome and a tasty chocolate chip cookie. This is a beautiful all-suite hotel offering many amenities including restaurant, lounge, bar, pool, gift shop and fitness room.

The Victoria B and B 306 N Main St, (479) 273-3232

Exuding Victorian era charm, this spacious B&B offers a comfortable stay in gorgeous Bentonville surroundings. You can expect to be treated like royalty when you choose to stay at The Victoria, which adjoins the pedestrian entrance to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The breakfasts are fabulous, and include hand squeezed orange juice, fresh seasonal fruit, waffles, omelets, and endless hot flavorful coffee.

bella vista Cedar Lodge 18 Mason Ln, (479) 250-3124

Boasting 7 comfortable beautifully decorated bedrooms, this rustic but luxurious Lake Loch Lomond lakefront lodge is perfect for business retreats and family reunions, gatherings and other events. Tastefully furnished with many antiques and collectibles, the lodge has many desirable amenities including a fabulous boat dock and deck, kayaks & canoes, a picturesque living, dining and bar area, several decks, covered cabana, pool table, Foosball, 120” home theater projection system, game room, hot tub and sauna. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is only 20 minutes away.

eureka springs 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa 75 Prospect Ave, (800) 342-9766

The Crescent is said to be America’s most haunted hotel. Situated on 15 acres of beautiful Ozark Mountain woodlands, and built in 1886, this Victorian hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America. Beautiful, comfortable guest rooms, spa, pool, The Crystal Dining Room, Sky Bar Gourmet Pizza, Champagne Sunday Brunch, Crescent Confections, hiking trails, and Ghost Tours make this wonderful restored hotel a top choice.

Angel at Rose Hall Bed and Breakfast 46 Hillside Ave, (479) 253-5405

Located only 1.2 miles from the historic district of Eureka Springs, this plush modern Victorian-style B&B offers luxury suites, stunning balcony views, grand gourmet breakfasts in the communal dining room, warm knowledgeable hosts, and hot tubs. Wedding, elopement and getaway packages are available.

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Fayetteville’s newest luxury hotel in downtown Fayetteville and adjacent to the U of A offers stylish, modern, comfortable accommodations and amenities to rival the best anywhere. The rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed. Amenities include modern furnishings with pillow-top beds, complimentary highspeed wireless Internet access, business center, indoor/outdoor swimming pool, casual dining at the 6494 Bistro & Lounge, modern fitness center, concierge and room service. Be sure to check their incredible luxury suites.

Pratt Place Inn & Barn 2231 W Markham Rd, (479) 966-4441

Stretched across 140 acres, and offering easy access to rivers, parks, festivals, museums, Arkansas Razorback tailgating and more, the Pratt Place Inn has seven luxury suites featuring pillow-top beds, Persian rugs, Qing dynasty wedding chests, private verandas and marble bathrooms with walk-in showers. The inn also offers a concierge service to satisfy your every whim, three parlors, a cigar room and a lounge. The Barn has a 400-person capacity and provides the ideal setting for a wedding or other special gathering or event.

rogers Embassy Suites 3303 S Pinnacle Hills Pkwy, (479) 254-8400

Adjoining the John Q. Hammons Convention Center, this upscale, modern all-suite hotel offers every convenience imaginable including complimentary cooked-to-order breakfasts, appetizers and beverages (served at the nightly Evening Reception). There’s also a fitness room, indoor and outdoor pools, snack and gift shop, concierge and valet service, bistro, 7-room spa, and full-service business center. Terrific place to stay or to host an event!

springdale/fayetteville Inn at the Mill 3906 Great House Springs Rd, (479) 443-1800

This beautiful boutique hotel located just off I-49 in Springdale is attached to a 19th century water mill and has 46 recently renovated smoke free rooms. In addition, there’s a free continental breakfast, an award-winning restaurant, and a cocktail bar where locals love to relax and talk. Only 10 minutes from Fayetteville, the hotel is popular with visiting Arkansas Razorback fans.


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