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---- Welcome ---The Northwest Arkansas Top 10 welcomes you to the 2018 Spring issue. We are happy to announce that the magazine continues to grow at an exciting rate. Our social media network and our weekly Things To Do list published on our blog and several other locations keep our readers up-to-date and informed of the many happenings including live music, theatre, special events and much more throughout all of Northwest Arkansas. Our Things To Do list is a handy place to reference before scheduling your weekend’s activities.

BEST of Northwest Arkansas. It is a known fact that people will tell others either about a very good experience or a bad one. Whether it’s dining out, playing or staying, we want our residents, newcomers and some five million visitors to tell others about the outstanding experiences they’ve had in NWA. Word of mouth is still the best way to spread the word about anything. Our magazine and the people who read it help tell the Northwest Arkansas story as the wonderful story that it is.

Without fail, people want to know how we come up with our Top 10 lists. For obvious reasons, the actual formula is proprietary, however, our algorithm is based on literally thousands of online reviews, select reader polls and the covert experiences of the NWATravelGuide.com’s street team. Members of our street team could be thought of as mystery shoppers. This formula, with its three pronged approach, is extremely good at yielding the Top 10 in any particular category.

We’re proud to include our 36 Hours In Bentonville, Rogers, Fayetteville and Eureka Springs in this issue. These are short, sample itineraries, and are meant to guide anyone through a 36-hour trip to one of these growing Northwest Arkansas cities. These initial 36 Hour articles are just the beginning of the wonderful plans we have for the Top 10 this year.

Although we do allow a minimum amount of advertising, no business can pay to be on one of our Top 10 lists! This practice together with our proprietary selection process avoids even a hint of impropriety. Our readers can be sure that if a business appears on one of our Top 10 lists, it has gone through a rigorous selection process, and truly is one of the very best in all of NWA in its particular category.

We are both humbled and inspired by the continued support of our faithful and new readers. Thank you so very much!

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Kids copy Kids Eat Free Bentonville...........................................................6 Fayetteville..........................................................7 Rogers.................................................................8 Springdale...........................................................6 Indoor Activities.......................................................9 Outdoor Activities............................................ 10-11

16. Pizza......................................................... 42-43 17. Pubs.......................................................... 44-45 18. Rogers Restaurants..................................... 46-47 19. Seafood.................................................... 48-49 20. Springdale Restaurants............................... 50-51

36 Hours in... 21. Bentonville................................................. 52-53 22. Eureka Springs.......................................... 54-55

Restaurants 1. BBQ........................................................... 12-13 2. Bentonville Restaurants................................ 14-15

23. Fayetteville................................................ 56-57 24. Rogers....................................................... 58-59

3. Breakfast.................................................... 16-17

Things to Do

4. Brunch....................................................... 18-19

25. Farmers Markets........................................ 62-63

5. Burgers...................................................... 20-21

26. Fishing Resorts........................................... 64-65

6. Coffee........................................................ 22-23

27. Flea Markets.............................................. 66-67

7. Eureka Springs Restaurants.......................... 24-25

28. Golf.......................................................... 68-69

8. Fayetteville Restaurants................................ 26-27

29. Microbreweries.......................................... 70-71

9. Food Trucks - North.................................... 28-29

30. Mountain Bike Trails.................................. 72-73

10. Food Trucks - South................................... 30-31

31. Multi-use Trails.......................................... 74-75

11. Ice Cream................................................. 32-33

32. Museums................................................... 76-77

12. International.............................................. 34-35

33. Wine Bars.................................................. 78-79

13. Late Night................................................. 36-37 14. Mexican.................................................... 38-39

Accomodations

15. New Restaurants........................................ 40-41

34. Unique Hotels..................................................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 scheduled stops). Additionally, many hotels offer shuttle and chartered bus service. 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! Everyday

Ron’s Hamburgers:

Bentonville Butcher & Pint:

All day, every day. (1 kid’s meal per adult meal purchase).

1 kid’s meal per paid adult meal, includes drink, after 3pm

Village Inn:

Monday free kid’s meal with paid adult entree.

Thai Basil:

1 free kid’s meal per adult meal purchase, after 5pm, dine-in only.

Monday

Angus Jack:

Tuesday

The Flying Burrito Company:

After 3 PM: kids meals are $1.99 with adult entree purchase. 1 kid’s meal per paid adult meal, includes drink,

Big Whiskey’s

after 3pm

an adult entree, 4 pm - 1:00 am

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

to 7:30 PM.

Gusano’s Pizzeria:

Buffalo Wild Wings:

Ron’s Hamburgers:

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

purchased at regular price.

Kids Eat FREE after 4 PM.

One FREE kid’s meal per adult meal purchase.

Chick-fil-A:

Kids Eat FREE - Two kids per adult entree

Firehouse Subs:

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s:

1 free kids’ meal and drink with the purchase of

4 - close. One free kids meal per adult combo.

Wednesday

The Flying Burrito Company: Whole Hog cafe:

Kids eat FREE with a purchase of an adult meal.

Denny’s:

Thursday

Gusano’s Pizzeria:

Ron’s Hamburgers:

Kids Night (kids 12 yrs & under) 8” Cheese or

1 kid’s meal per paid adult meal, includes drink,

5pm to close-children 12 and under get a free

Pepperoni Pizza - $1.99, 5 PM to close

after 3pm

kid’s meal per adult entrée

Pizza Hut:

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

Las Palmas:

Mama Fu’s (Bentonville):

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

McAlisters Deli

1 kid’s meal per paid adult meal, includes drink, after 4 pm

Natural Muse

Buy 1 get one Free. 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kids eat free 4-10 PM

All-you-can-eat buffet and salad bar (1 kid’s meal per paid adult meal, drink included 5 -

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.

Denny’s:

7:30 pm.

Kids eat free 4-10 PM

Ron’s Hamburgers:

Thai Cuisine:

1 kid’s meal per paid adult meal, includes drink,

Kids eat free all day 11 AM - 9 PM

after 3pm

Thai Basil:

The Flying Burrito Company:

Kids eat free during dinner and weekends.

purchased at regular price.

Sunday

Kids Eat FREE - Two kids per adult entree

Panda Express:

Saturday

Mama Fu’s Asian House:

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

Thai Basil:

Kids eat free during dinner and weekends.

Every Day

Kids Eat Free - Springdale

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.

Fratelli’s Italian Grill:

Tuesday

Wednesday

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

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

Applebee’s:

AQ Chicken House:

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

Kids Eat Free.

Denny’s:

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

Monday

Flying Burrito:

Angus Jack:

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

Flying Burrito:

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

Rib Crib:

Loafin Joe’s:

Wagon Wheel Country Cafe:

Pizza Hut:

4 - close. One free kids meal per adult combo 2 free kid’s meals per adult meal purchase. All day. Kids eat FREE afer 4:00 PM - 2 free kid’s meals per adult meal

4:00 PM - close - Kids under 12 eat free with each adult meal Tuesday Kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult buffet.

Kids eat FREE per one adult meal

The Venesian Inn:

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

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Flying Burrito:

Jose’s Springdale:

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

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.

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.


Kids Eat Free - Fayetteville Everyday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Kids eat free all the time (one kid’s meal per adult entree) 12 & under. The Catfish Hole, all day (kids 4 and under)

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

Kids eat free w/purchase of adult meal 4-10 PM. Flying Burrito: Kids eat free all day (quesadilla or taco, chips & small drink) w/purchase of adult meal.

Boar’s Nest BBQ:

Cici’s Pizza:

Applebee’s:

Atlanta Bread Company:

Firehouse Subs on MLK:

Kids under 3 eat Free. Grub’s Bar & Grille: One FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase.

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

JJ’s Grill:

Chick-fil-A:

Sassy’s Redhouse:

Denny’s:

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

East Side Grill:

Noodles Italian Kitchen:

1 kid’s meal per adult meal, with purchase of a kid’s drink, all day for kids 12 and under 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.

Kids eat free with each adult purchase, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Kids eat free 4-10 PM. One child per paid adult.

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:

Kids Eat Free, 4 PM to close. Firehouse Subs (MLK location): 5 - 9 PM: one FREE kid’s meal per adult meal purchase!

4 PM - close: kids eat FREE!

Flying Burrito:

Free kid’s entree with purchase of adult meal.

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.

Panda Express:

Free kid’s meal with an adult purchase all day.

Quiznos:

Whole Hog Cafe:

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

Thursday

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.

Golden Corral:

Hog Haus:

Gusano’s Pizzeria:

IHOP:

Hog Haus Brewing Company:

Hog Haus:

Las Palmas:

Steak ‘n Shake:

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

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

Las Palmas:

Lucky Luke’s BBQ:

Saturday

Kids eat free 5-9 PM kids under 10 eat free with adult meal purchase. Kid’s Night (kids 12 yrs & under) 8’’ Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza only $1.99 (5 PM to close) M-F 3-7 PM 1 free kids meal per paid adult. 2nd child 1/2 price off kids menu.

M-F 3-7 PM 1 free kids meal per paid adult. 2nd child 1/2 price off kid’s menu. Kids 12 and under eat free from 4-8 PM. One kid’s menu item per adult entree. Drinks not included.

Friday

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

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

Kids Eat FREE with the purchase of adult entree.

McAlisters:

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

Kids eat free 4-10 PM.

Pizza Hut (North College/South School):

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

1 kid’s meal per paid adult meal, includes drink, after 4 pm

Mojitos:

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

Slim Chickens:

1 kid’s meal per adult meal - All day Arvest Ballpark, during home games, Kids eat free with Naturals Kids Club membership

Quiznos:

Free kid’s entree with purchase of adult meal.

Village Inn:

Monday free kid’s meal with adult entree.

Mojito’s Fayetteville:

All-you-can-eat buffet and salad bar (1 kid’s meal per paid adult meal, drink included 5 7:30 pm

Red Robin:

Kids eat free when you buy one adult entrée.

Quiznos:

Free kid’s entree with purchase of adult meal.

Denny’s:

Golden Corral:

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.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit:

12 and under, 1 kid’s meal per adult meal, All day

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 meal with an adult purchase all day.

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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:

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.

MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company: Kids eat free with each adult Entree Kids Margherita Pizza 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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:

Pinnacle Bar and Grill:

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

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

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

Steak ‘n Shake:

Monday

Pizza Hut:

Colton’s Steakhouse: one FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase.

Golden Corral:

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

All-you-can-eat buffet and salad bar (1 kid’s meal per paid adult meal, drink included 5 - 7:30 pm.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza:

Zaxby’s:

One FREE 6” Pizza only with 1 topping (with a purchase

kids 12 and under for FREE.

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

of one 9” pizza or larger)

Flying Burrito:

Wednesday

Sunday

Kids eat Free

Firehouse Subs:

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit:

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

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

Flying Burrito:

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit:

Kids eat Free.

12 and under, 1 kid’s meal per adult meal, All day

Golden Corral:

Slim Chickens:

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

1 kid’s meal per adult meal - All day

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

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

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: Kids eat Free

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.

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

Thursday 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

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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

lowell

Bentonville Library Bentonville Community Center Great Day Skate Place - Skating Rink Trike Theatre  - Theatre for Youth Painting With A Twist - Painting fun

Fast Lane Entertainment - A Family Entertainment Center that includes 32 bowling lanes, Lazer Tag, video games, arcarde and indoor roller coaster!

INDOOR ACTIVITIES

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.

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.

fayetteville 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. TheatreSquared - A professional theatre that is locally produced and provides nationally acclaimed production. Walton Arts Center - Arkansas’ premier center for performing arts and entertainment.

INDOOR ACTIVITIES 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. Rogers Towne Cinema - Malco Theatre showing first run movies.

MUSEUMS

Daisy Airgun Museum - The Daisy museum displays an expanded collection of air guns, antique furnishings, posters, postcards, photos, letters, advertisements, catalogs, promotional materials, and World War II items.

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.

springdale 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.

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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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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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

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

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.

A summertime splash pad, and then in mid Nov - Jan it turns into an outdoor ice rink

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Walking/Cycling Trails

A 12-mile cruise on Beaver Lake.

Belle of the Ozarks

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

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

Eureka Springs Garden

City park with playground equipment and a cement skate park.

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

Lake Leatherwood Park

Eureka Springs Trolley Service

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.

Trolley service to various locations throughout town.

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

Onyx Cave Park

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

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

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Snake World

Stand-up Paddle-boarding on Beaver Lake.

Live educational reptile exhibit including 50 plus snakes

Withrow Springs State Park

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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 fun time for the entire family. There is a 4-mile drive-through 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.

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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

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

A park filled with woodland hiking and biking trails.

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

Pea Ridge National Military Park

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

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

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

War Eagle Mill A working grist mill that grinds corn and wheat daily.

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.

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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.

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Top 10 BBQ Restaurants in NWA BBQ is, without a doubt, some of

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in the region. People young and old love barbecue. It is typically a slowsmoked or grilled meat finished off with a delicious sauce. Northwest Arkansas has many outstanding barb-cue joints to choose from and this list features the very best:

1721 Forest Hills Blvd, (479) 268-6858 Rhythm and Q reopened on March 2nd with scheduled signature Friday night seafood or alternately BBQ buffets. Call for reservations for these wildly popular buffets. There’ a an expanded menu of BBQ the rest of the week featuring the famous flavors the region has come to expect from Rhythm and Q. All the staff bends over backwards to make sure your meal with them is a memorable culinary delight.

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. 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.

. Smokin Joe’s $$

2504 E Central Ave, (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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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!

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2039 E Van Buren, (479) 363-6248 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. photo courtesy of Rockin’ Pig Saloon

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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.

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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, 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.

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. Wrights Barbecue $$ 2212 Main Dr, (479) 633-7229 Offering handcrafted, 100% wood-fired pit barbecue, large portions, friendly service and reasonable prices. The brisket is so tender, you can cut it with a fork. The sides, including their amazing baked beans are full of substance and lip-smackin’ flavor. Wright’s is also available for catering, tailgate parties and special events. You’re missing out if you haven’t tried this delicious smoked meat.

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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.

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(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.

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. Pop’s BBQ $

121 E Poplar St, Rogers, AR, (479) 633-8150 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.

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109 N Arkansas St, Rogers, 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.

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Top 10 bentonville restaurants The best restaurants in Bentonville rival Top Text the best in the world as the city has been able to attract award-winning chefs from across the country. Steak, Seafood, Farm-To-Table, Latin, Pizza and Refined Country Cooking are all represented in the Top Ten List:

. Blu 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.

. Doe’s Eat Place $$$

2806 S Walton Blvd, (479) 254-8081 Anyone would be hard pressed to find a better steak than those on the 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.

. Eleven at Crystal Bridges

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600 Museum Way, (479) 418-5700 Dining at Eleven is an experience long to be remembered. The dining area has floor to ceiling windows, which overlook Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s ponds and woods. Lunch is a quick-service affair, but dinner is an exquisite fine dining experience including some of the most delicious High South cuisine you will find in the Ozarks.

. 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.

. Preacher’s Son $$

201 NW A St, (479) 445-6065

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. 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 four-course 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.

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110 SE A St, (479) 268-4494 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.

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. Fred’s Hickory Inn $$

1502 N Walton Blvd, (479) 273-3303 Fred’s has been a Bentonville favorite for eons for a very good reason. It’s the unforgettable flavor of its famous hickory-smoked BBQ, steaks and Italian pasta dishes. In addition its bar, The Cabin, has become a popular venue for drinks and live music on specified evenings.

. Yeyo’s El Alma de Mexico $

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 $$

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801 SE 8th Street Suite 41, (479) 657-6954 Serving flavorful authentic Mexican food, Yeyo’s on 8th Street has a bustling, lively environment that promises to be one of the bright spots of the city. Only the freshest of Rios family farm ingredients are used, and the seasoning, oh my, it is spot on. A meal at Yeyo’s El alma de Mexico is a happy memorable event, and one that your family will want to repeat often.

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Top 10 restaurants for breakfast in NWA Not everyone enjoys breakfast, but for those who do, the morning meal is the one that gets the day started on the right track. Fortunately, Northwest Arkansas has an amazing selection of places to eat breakfast, and the ones listed on the Top Ten list below offer breakfasts fit for a king:

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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.

. Ozark Bagel Company $

3600 Guess Who Blvd, (479) 319-6688 Not everyone enjoys a traditional breakfast, some prefer to start the day with a flavorful NY bagel. Ozark Bagel Company has many different types of bagels, and they are all on point. Don’t be afraid to try different types, they are all delicious.

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. 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.

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. Arsaga’s at the Depot 548 W Dickson St, (479) 443-9900 Arsaga’s is immersed in the community and serves excellent coffee, drinks, breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee & drinks. Breakfast crepes including a variety of sweet ones are a specialty as are the breakfast plates and the Saturday and Sunday brunch. You may have to wait a short time, but the wait will be well worth it. Some people think of Arsaga’s as their 3rd home.

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. 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.

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. 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.

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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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. 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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. Neal’s $

806 N Thompson St, (479) 751-9996

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. 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.

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. 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?

. Prelude Breakfast Bar

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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.

. Tater’s Fresh Grill $

109 S Bloomington, Lowell, AR, (479) 361-8800 One of the secrets to Tater’s success is that its food is cooked with love. The staff is friendly and efficient, and they food, no matter what you order, is delicious. The staff is friendly and efficient. You feel like an honored guest rather than a customer. If you haven’t tried Tater’s yet, stop in for lunch or breakfast. You’ll be so glad you did.

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Top 10 restaurants for brunch in NWA Brunch is a popular weekend meal for those that want to indulge themselves with amazing food offerings in a laid back, unhurried atmosphere. Northwest Arkansas boasts many exceptional restaurants that all offer a magnificent brunch. Check the list below to find a Top Ten brunch restaurant near you:

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. 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 worldclass 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

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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 can accommodate business people, families, and even the most sophisticated traveler.


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71 S Main St, (479) 253-9522

1079 S School Ave, (479) 966-4125

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.

Free range eggs, Animal Welfare Approved bacon, buttermilk biscuits (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.

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. 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.

. 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.

. 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.

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. 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.

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. Arsaga’s $$

548 W Dickson St, Fayetteville, AR, (479) 443-9900 Offering a wide selection of beer and wine plus a full coffee menu, Arsaga’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, and also serves a delicious brunch on the weekends. Arsaga’s is popular with locals as well as visitors to the area. Either come early, or be prepared to wait for a table. Any wait will be well worth your trouble.

. Mockingbird Kitchen $$

1466 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR, (479) 435-6333 Mockingbird Kitchen, partnering with local and regional artisans, is wildly popular for its fresh and freshly made mostly farm-to-table cuisine. If Brioche French Toast, Chicken & Waffle, Shrimp Cake Benedict and Breakfast Tacos tickle your taste buds, then Mockingbird Kitchen is a place you simply must check out. You won’t be disappointed!

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. The Natural Muse $ 6380, 1500 S Walton Blvd, (479) 319-6357

It seems there’s a burger joint on every Northwest Arkansas corner, but not all of them specialize in big, juicy delicious burgers that make your mouth water. The Top Ten list contains the best burger joints in all of NWA:

Fresh, never frozen, organic burger and chicken and sensational seasonings make this place a healthy meal option. Fries are to die for, service is efficient and friendly, portions are ample and the place is clean. Great place to feed yourself and your family a healthy burger option.

. 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.

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. 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 open fire, are nothing short 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.

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. Hugo’s $$

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A Fayetteville institution, this basement located burger joint, in business since 1977, offers delicious burgers and a truly dif-


TopTop 10 10 burgers Topic ininNWA NWA Top Text ferent 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.

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. 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.

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. Big Orange $$ 2203 S Promenade Blvd Ste. 3100, Rogers, AR, (479) 202-5339 Big Orange serves one of the best examples of the traditional big, old fashioned, juicy hamburger. You won’t find a better tasting burger in all of Northwest Arkansas. The buns are homemade delicious from Dempsey bakery, and GF is also available.

. Big Sexy Food $

623 W Walnut, (479) 222-1675 Brent Hale, owner and chef brings the concept of fine dining to the food truck scene. Fourteen different, outlandish and delicious burger creations are served. Inspired burgers like the Bacon Mac, Wellington and The Oinker offer amazing, unique flavors to tickle the taste buds while satisfying your deepest hunger pangs. Expect the extraordinary when you sample Big Sexy’s burgers, they are filled with scrumptiousness to rival the best in the world.

. 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 photo courtesy of a couple of cold ones.

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. Angus Jack $$

2638 W Sunset Ave, (479) 717-2940 Angus Jack is an independent doing it right in Northwest Arkansas. Offering made-to-order hamburgers, made from hand-pressed Angus meat. Also serving wraps, sandwiches including a B.L.T. made from Applewood bacon. On the sweeter side, there’s 22 different flavors of shakes made from hand dipped ice cream, frosties and a special menu for the kids. Their buns are GF too. For your convenience, there’s also a new Angus Jack location in Bentonville.

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. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers $

4300 W Walnut St, Rogers, AR, (479) 936-9797 What makes Red Robin Gourmet Burgers so great? When you have people driving from miles around just to eat here, there has to be some very good reasons. The burgers are beyond delicious, they are simply mouthwatering, food allergies are accommodated without it being a big deal (the entire restaurant is GF), the service is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. In addition, it’s a kid friendly spot where table games are provided for the little ones. All good reasons to make the extra drive to eat where the entire family can enjoy a delightful experience.

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Top 10 indie coffee spots in NWA bentonville One of the first things most folks want and need is a great cup of coffee to get

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

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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.

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is important, it is just as important to be acknowledged when you’re ordering your java. The list below contains coffee houses that offer delicious coffee and a friendly, warm atmosphere:

. ONYX Coffee Lab

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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.

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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

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22 S Main St, (479) 253-6732 Located in “Unique Underground Eureka Springs.” Serves award-winning 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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. Mama Carmen’s Espresso Cafe

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2850 N College Ave, (479) 521-6262 Based in Fayetteville, Mama Carmen’s is a small qualityroaster, which produces amazing coffee and offers the perfect atmosphere to visit with friends.

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. Puritan Coffee & Beer $

205 W Dickson St, (479) 301-2365 Puritan offers delicious teas, amazing craft beer and specialty coffee every day of the week. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the staff could not be friendlier. Bingo and Trivia nights are also scheduled.

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. 7 Brew Coffee 2101 S. 52nd Street Offering double windowed service, iced, hot, blended coffee, real fruit smoothies, infused energy drinks, Italian sodas, teas and light bites including a delicious oatmeal creation. Open only a few short months and already an integral part of the community, 7 Brew’s magic is in its people. You’ve seen the bright new building, stop in and give them a chance to WOW you.

. Bolder Coffee $

4200 W Green Acres Rd, (479) 621-6300 Bolder Coffee has fresh, flavorful delicious coffee, various teas, smoothies and hot chocolate. Don’t see what you like on the menu, tell your server, they’ll be happen to whip something similar up for you. Bolder’s also serves bagels and pastries. Ambiance is inviting with a good vibe and service is both friendly and efficient.

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. Pour Jon’s $

516 E Main 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 loose-leaf 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.

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. 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.

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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.

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Top 10 eureka springs restaurants This little Victorian village has many incredible chef driven restaurants to choose from. The Top Ten list below contains some of the finest Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Mexican, Steak, Fine Dining, Thai and Farm-ToTable restaurants to be found in all of Northwest Arkansas:

. 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.

. Cottage Inn $$

450 W Van Buren, (479) 253-5282 A peaceful country setting is the backdrop for this enchanting, chef driven Mediterranean restaurant. If you enjoy a romantic, cozy ambiance, you will love the Cottage Inn where Chef Linda Hager and her outstanding staff make every effort to give you a memorable experience. Appetizers and main dishes are filled with delicious blended flavors, and the desserts are nothing short of amazing. This is a restaurant that you can be comfortable recommending to anyone.

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. 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 award-winning 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.

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Top 10 eureka springs in restaurants Top 10 NWA Top Text . 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.

. 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

bodyleave copytown 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.

honorable mention Bombaldil’s Cafe $$ 580 West Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR, (479) 363-6024 Featuring amazing food prepared from fresh locally sourced ingredients, Bombaldil’s Cafe also offers a relaxing, atmosphere and brilliant attentive service. Menu items do change with the seasons as ingredients become available. Sunday brunch features such items as Spicy Shrimp Benedict and Biscuits with Wild Mushroom Gravy. Go out of your way to treat yourself to the cuisine at Bombaldil’s Cafe. You’ll be glad you did.

. 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.

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Top 10 fayetteville restaurants Being a popular college town, Fayetteville attracts students from across the country, which may help account for the variety of outstanding restaurants found in Fayetteville. The Top Ten list below contains the very best restaurants to be found in hog country:

. Bocca Italian Eatery & Pizzeria $$$ 2036 N College Ave, (479) 301-2688 Characterized by fresh housemade pastas, breads, salads and sauces, wood-fired pizzas, friendly professional service, upscale casual atmosphere, a comfortable patio and an amazing bar; Bocca is a favorite dining destination for those looking for a premier dining experience in Fayetteville. This is a great place for date nights, out-of-town guests or a group of friends. Expect to have fun and a memorable meal when you dine at Bocca.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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. Mockingbird Kitchen $$

1466 North College Ave, (479) 435-6333 Specializes in a seasonal menu of New American food and family-inspired 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.

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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 housemade 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.

. 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

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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

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. Theo’s

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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.

. Vetro 1925

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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.

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. Thep Thai

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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.

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Top 10 food trucks (north) in NWA bentonville

The food trucks in this section offer amazing, memorable food. You can expect chef driven food delivered with a friendly smile and in record time. Choose from the exciting Top Ten food trucks below for cuisine that will absolutely tickle your taste buds:

. Crazy Pear $

903 SW A St, (479) 445-2103 Crazy Pear has delicious, real food creations including a daily quiche special, 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 regular and GF 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.

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This delightful, little food truck specializes in delicious, flavorful, filling tacos that are bursting with just the right amount of seasonings that will win over even the most stubborn of appetites. The owners are friendly and helpful, and will even dash out to your car in foul weather. Can’t say enough good things about Tandem Tacos!

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.

. 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 southof- the-border food, you will be a rabid fan of Yeyo’s. Everything is delicious!

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. Big Sexy Food Truck $$ 623 W Walnut, (479) 222-1675 Located at the City Pump, where downtown Rogers begins, Big Sexy Food Truck designs, creates and serves some of the tastiest and most exciting cuisine to ever come from a food truck. With a focus on outlandish burgers and fresh made cuisine, Chef, Brent Hale, dishes up food that will keep you coming back time after time.

. Persephone on Wheels $

321 S Arkansas St, (479) 715-9032 If you enjoy falafel and Mediterranean street food, you will love this delightful food truck where Chef Michael Robertshaw is at the helm. Delicious flavors, large portions and reasonable prices make this a Rogers favorite eating destination. Try the light, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth Loukoumades (donuts), they are available on Saturdays and Sundays and are a taste of Heaven.

. 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 Rub BBQ $$

801 SE 8th St, Bentonville, AR, (479) 282 -1405 Visit Big Rub, and treat your taste buds to a taste-treatdelight that you won’t soon forget. Big Rub features 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 great place where you can make new friends. In addition to the Big Rub food truck, catering is available for any event, party, dinner or celebration.

. Purple Banana $

900 S Main St, (479) 770-9969 Open 11 - 2 Tues - Fri, the Purple Banana is a food truck specializing in amazing, fresh Mexican and latin flavors including its signature deep-fried tacos. If you enjoy sweets, try the Banana Chimi, it will knock your socks off. Check FB or Instagram for weekly location.

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Top 10 food trucks (south) in NWA The food trucks in this section offer amazing, memorable food. You can expect chef driven food delivered with a friendly smile and in record time. Choose from the exciting Top Ten food trucks below for cuisine that will absolutely tickle your taste buds:

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. Burton’s Comfort Creamery $ 372 W Dickson St. From signature cones to spicy sundaes, customers love this beautiful little food truck. Burton’s has soft serve ice cream, sundaes and cones. Serving up spicy, sweet and salty, Burton’s has your sweet tooth covered. With 10% butterfat, these sweet treats are beyond addictive.

. Dot’s Nashville Hot Chicken $ 617 N College Ave, (615) 594-6172

If you like your chicken spicy, then you simply must stop by Dot’s where you can get some of the most delicious hot chicken you’ve ever put in your mouth. Spiciness ranges from mild to hot, and the medium will bring you to tears. The breading is flavorful and the chicken on the inside is moist and tender. Dining at Dot’s is bound to be an experience you’ll repeat often.

. 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 - so good, so very tasty! 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.

. Green Goat $

583 South Wood Avenue, (479) 310-5444 Offering a lively patio complete with deck and umbrellas, 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 taste buds have a ball. For dessert, try The Banana Heath Crepe.

. Punjabi Kitchen $

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Great place to get fresh, authentic Indian food in Fayetteville. Customer service is excellent, and owner is friendly and accommodating. Try the Palak Paneer and the Chicken Tikka Masala. Try it once and you’re bound to become a regular.


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693 W North St, (479) 236-8322 As you might expect, South In Your Mouth serves up amazing southern and west Texas food that will tickle your taste buds and have them begging for more. The Southern Poutine is every so tasty as are the Hickory Smoked Spare Ribs. If you haven’t tried this food truck yet, do yourself a favor and plan to stop by soon.

. 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.

. Zuppa Zuppa Soup Kitchen $

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412 Government Street, (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 served from this popular food truck.

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. Andouille $

758 W. North Street Andouille is a cajun and creole food truck that offers fresh food with just the right amount of authentic spicy. Even Louisiana natives rate it as top notch. Service is efficient and friendly too. Please check FB page for weekly locations.

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

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. La Carreta Food Truck $

515 S Bloomington St, Lowell, AR, (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.

. Harvest Moon Pies $

418 South Government Ave., Fayetteville, AR This is pie crust like your Granny used to make, and it is nothing short of perfect. You won’t find crust like this anywhere. Harvest Moon Pies is a new food truck in Fayetteville, and one that is gaining in popularity by the second. They make both savory and sweet pies that are melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. The only thing wrong with these pies is you can’t leave them alone. They are that yummy!

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Top 10 ice cream places in NWA Ice Cream remains one of the top desserts in the country, and most people enjoy a dip or cone on a regular basis. When you’re craving ice cream, turn to the list below for the Top Ten ice cream specialty shops in the area:

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. Spark Cafe’ Soda Fountain 105 N Main St, (479) 273-1329 Located on the Downtown Square in Bentonville, Spark Cafe’ is part of The Walmart Museum experience. With its round bar stools, old-time 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 indeed a very special treat. For a truly fun experience, take your kids, their friends or team to Spark’s.

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. Big Dipper

2049 E Van Buren, (479) 253-5357 A great place to enjoy hand-dipped 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.

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. Burton’s Comfort Creamery 3959 N Steele Blvd #101 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 your hands clean while you enjoy delicious combinations of ice cream toppings. Their food truck is on Dickson St.

. 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 it also offers an iPad bar and a comfortable lounge. Your kids will beg to go back to 3 Crazy Berries.

. Smudgies Dessert Lab

241 N College Ave #1, (479) 249-8716 Smudgies offers an endless variety of ice cream dessert treats. The options are limited only by your imagination. This is a great place to take the team for after the game

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Top 10 ice cream places in NWA treats, and it’s a super fun place to take the whole family too. The staff is clean and kind and good with children. You’re going to love this wonderful Fayetteville dessert establishment.

burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and amazing Susie 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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. Shake’s Frozen Custard

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? Shake’s does catering too.

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. 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. Note:the pee-wee or baby size ice cream cones are not small sizes.

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. Andy’s Frozen Custard 2205 W Walnut St, (479) 636-2639 Be prepared for a fun experience when you frequent Andy’s in Rogers. The staff is friendly and determined to make your experience with them a happy one. The frozen custard is uniquely different, and promises to have you returning again and again. For your convenience, open until 11:00 p.m on weekdays and until midnight on the weekends.

. Susie Q Malt Shop $

612 N 2nd St, (479) 631-6258 If it is made with ice cream, Susie Q Malt Shop makes it including malts, sundaes, banana splits, ice cream cones, ice cream sodas, floats and freezes. They also make tasty

. Barnett’s Dairyette

111 W Tulsa St, (479) 524-3211 Started in 1957, this ice cream popular spot 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 many years ago.

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. Roll Up Creamery and Tea 1039 S. Gutensohn Rd D, (479) 365-2555 Roll Up features rolled up ice cream in many flavors. many different toppings options and teas. The concept is fun for the entire family, and the staff is friendly and helpful.

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. Sweet Dream Creamery $ 211 NE A St, Bentonville, AR

Specializing in unique flavors and a wide variety of locally-sourced toppings ingredients, Sweet Dream is an ice cream parlor on wheels. Non-traditional flavors are the specialty of their fun-filled menu.

. Freddy’s Frozen Custard

4507 W Walnut, Rogers, AR, (479) 903-7197 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, sports 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. Try a Turtle, you’ll be hooked for life!

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Top 10 international restaurants in NWA Restaurants specializing in international cuisine are all up and down Northwest Arkansas. Whether you enjoy Mexican, Thai, Japanese, Salvadoran, Indian, Mediterranean, Korean, Latin or Sushi, you’ll find it your favorite cuisine listed in the Top Ten International restaurants below:

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. Sushi House - Japanese

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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

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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.

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. Rolando’s Restaurante - Latin

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509 W Spring St, (479) 251-1650 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.

. Petra Cafe - Mediterranean

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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.

. KJ Sushi & Korean BBQ - Japanese/Korean

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3223 N College Ave, (479) 301-2008 Great spot for authentic Sushi and Korean BBQ. Beer menu is also offered. Try the Babinbop, Crab Rangoons and Chicken Teriyaki.

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. Khana Indian Grill - Indian

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2101 N College Ave, (479) 287-4736 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.

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. China Cafe - Chinese

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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

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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

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

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. Punjab Kitchen $$ 2576 W Sunset Ave, Ste C 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.

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1100 SE 14th St, Bentonville, AR, (479) 544-9392 A Salvadorian and Mexican restaurant that serves everything from scratch. Imagine homemade everything including the breads, enchiladas, pupusas, tamales, you name it and it authentically prepared and fresh. The food is reasonable and the staff is friendly and efficient. Don’t miss this one.

. Pattaya Thai and Sushi $$

3600 W Walnut St, Rogers, AR, (479) 899-6222 Sushi, curry dishes, spring rolls, drunken noodles and everything else on the menu are authentic and carefully prepared to exacting standards. Restaurant expectations for freshness, service and cleanliness are all extremely high. New customers become regular customers quickly, and the entire staff is dedicated to making sure that your experience with them is superb.

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Top 10 late night establishments in NWA As a matter of course, many people enjoy dining at a later hour, and to meet this growing preference, many excellent restaurants offer extended hours. Below are the Top Ten Northwest Arkansas restaurants with late night hours:

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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

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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.

. Scotch and Soda $$

121 W Central Ave, (479) 319-6874 Ambience is exceptional, Scotch selection is impressive, craft cocktails are practically limitless, and burgers are really good as is the black bean hummus. Front wall opens up for street side patio service, making this a popular late night spot.

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. 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.

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. 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.

. Frickin Chicken

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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.

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318 N Campbell Ave Known for excellent food including delicious appetizers, and fantastic mixed drinks whipped up by highly skilled bartenders. Wait staff is 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.

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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.

Open from 11:00 am - 2:00 am Monday - Saturday, JJ’s offers a varied, made-from-scratch 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.

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Top 10 mexican restaurants in NWA Mexican food is extremely popular in Northwest Arkansas, with many people needing a Mexican food fix at least one

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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.

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in Northwest Arkansas, with many people needing a Mexican food fix at least one night of the week. If you’re one of those people, you won’t be disappointed with the fine selection of Mexican food restaurants represented in the Top Ten list below:

. Yeyo’s El Alma de Mexico $ 801 SE 8th Street Suite 41, (479) 657-6954 Beautiful restaurant with a large open kitchen, fun ambience and terrific service. Food is authentic Mexican street fare and so delicious. Rios family is committed to farmto-table fresh. Staff is friendly and goes the extra mile to ensure that your experience with them is first rate. The homemade tortillas, the Grilled Burritos, the Steak Milanessa, just everything is simply sumptuous. Go there tonight!

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. Rincon Garibaldi $ 401 W Centerton Blvd, (479) 224-4623 This hidden gem in Centerton offers freshly made, delicious, authentic Mexican food. The owners are eager to please, and are present on the floor to ensure your experience with them is a great one. Staff is welcoming and quick to attend to your needs. Try them once, and you’ll be back.

. 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. 38 NWA Travel Guide l

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. 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.

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. 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

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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.

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. Azul Tequila Mexican Cuisine

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1000 SE Walton Blvd #22, Bentonville, AR, (479) 876-8788 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.

. El Burrito Loco

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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.

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Top new restaurants in NWA New restaurants of every description are constantly opening in Northwest Arkansas. While NWA offers a perfect opportunity for new restaurants to thrive, it is still of utmost importance that residents, newcomers and visitors know where to find these fledgeling eateries. Every restaurant needs a steady stream of customers, without them it will fail. Check out the Top Ten restaurants below and plan now to eat at one of these new spots soon:

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. BV Bar & Grill

98 Club House Dr, (479) 855-5117 Open seven days a week, Bella Vista’s newest sports bar and grill features daily happy hour specials, tasty bar grub, comfort food and many tvs for catching your sporting event from every angle. The staff is friendly, the service is excellent and fast and the atmosphere is comfortable. It’s located at the newly renovated Bella Vista Country Club. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out.

. Mai Chinese Food Truck

13472-13482 Lookout Dr, (417) 291-4625 The next time you’re craving Chinese food, drive over to Mai Chinese Food Truck. Offering delicious Chinese favorites, the service is friendly and efficient, the portions are huge and the prices are very reasonable. The orange chicken is to die for, but unless you’re a big eater, just order one portion and split it.

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. Tandem Tacos

406 Razorback Dr, (479) 599-9917 Tandem Tacos serves scrumptious tacos for breakfast and lunch Monday - Friday. The service is friendly and efficient, and the owners will even bring your order to your car when the weather is foul. A huge departure from the run of the mill taco, the tacos at Tandem Tacos are bursting with flavor and rival the very best anywhere. If you haven’t given them a try yet, do yourself and your family a favor and stop by this delightful new food truck.

. Yeyo’s El Alma de Mexico $

801 SE 8th Street Suite 41, (479) 657-6954 Located in the popular 8th St Market district, Yeyo’s, the brick and mortar counterpart to the fabulously successful Yeyo’s

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food truck in downtown Bentonville, serves authentic fresh, Mexican food. The perfectly seasoned, grilled breakfast burritos are on another level good. The ambience is bright and welcoming, and the staff is friendly, helpful and efficient. Take your family out to Yeyo’s once, and you’ll find them begging to come back on a regular basis.

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. Crisis Brewing

210 South Archibald Yell Blvd, (479) 582-2337 Great little beer pub option in South Fayetteville featuring a fun, laid back atmosphere, friendly staff, and great beer. Named after a mid-life crisis, it’s a great place to relax with friends and enjoy a cold one or two.

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. Neighbor’s Mill Bakery and Cafe 2090 W Pleasant Grove Rd, (479) 282-3488 Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and specializing in soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, hand-crafted Americanhearth style breads, coffee and espresso drinks, Neighbor’s Mill Bakery and Cafe is a handy answer for all your baking and light meal needs. The Honey Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich is to-die-for, and the soups are tasty and filling.

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. Springdale Roll Up Creamery and Tea 1039 S. Gutensohn Rd D, (479) 365-2555 Offers uniquely different rolled up ice cream, served with an almost limitless variety of topping combination. Ice cream creations are beautiful, but the real fun comes in eating them. Your kids will love this delightful place.


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Top 10 pizza joints in NWA Pizza is the go to food when a meal

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for a Friday night at the end of a long week. Most pizza joints offer delivery service, which provides you the amazing convenience of a great meal without having to leave your home. Check out the Top Ten pizza spots below for pizza you won’t soon forget.

. Pedaler’s Pub

410 SW A St, (479) 268-3285 Wood fired pizza to write home about. Located in downtown Bentonville, and killing it with their delicious pizzas. Definitely give them a try.

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. 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.

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. Cafe Amore

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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.

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. Z’s Brick Oven

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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

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. Wicked Wood Fired Pizza

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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.

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. The Rail – A Pizza Company

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218 S 1st St, (479) 633-8808 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.

. Uncle Maddio’s Pizza

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2012 S Promenade Blvd, (479) 636-1880 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.

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. 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.

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. Guido’s

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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.

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. Chelsea’s Corner Cafe & Bar

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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.

. Johnny Brusco’s New York Style Pizza $$

700 SE Walton Blvd #10, Bentonville, AR, (479) 268-6748 If you’re not from New York, you might be wondering what is different about a New York-style pizza? Basically, it’s a hand-tossed pizza with a thin pliable crust except on the edge where it is wide and crisp. It typically can be folded over and eaten with one hand. Johnny Brusco’s also has delicious calzones, strombolis and craft beer. The atmosphere is fun and the service is friendly and efficient. Great place to take the family for pizza. NWA Travel Guide l Top Ten 43


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Game night is the perfect time to enjoy one of the awesome pubs in Northwest Arkansas. Grab a craft beer, get some pub grub and kick back with your friends at one of the Top Ten pubs:

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

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. 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.

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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 Gastropub

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2001 South Bellview Road Suite 2, (479) 621-0093

body copy 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.

. Bentonville Butcher & Pint

7880, 1201 S Walton Blvd #105, Bentonville, AR (479) 464-9933 Lively atmosphere, cold beer & other delicious libations and fresh meat and scrumptious sides are the standard at Bentonville Butcher & Pint. If you’re a stranger in town, you won’t be for long after you’re first visit to this unique restaurant and sports bar. There’s a great patio where you can relax with friends plus there’s tvs inside for watching the games.

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.

. 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-to-order 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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. Saddlebock Brewery 18244 Habberton Rd, (479) 419-9969 Offers a wide range of beers including ales, lagers, porters, photo courtesy of

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Top 10 rogers restaurants . Bonefish Grill $$ Rogers does not disappoint as far as restaurants go. Italian, Seafood, Cuban, Steak, Chicken, Vietnamese and more can be found in Rogers. You can find a great restaurant in almost every category on The Top Ten restaurants:

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. photo courtesy of Levi’s Gastrolounge

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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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. Big Orange: Rogers

2203 S Promenade Blvd, (479) 202-5339 Your talking big, juicy burgers, crispy hand-cut fries, hand-crafted cocktails, ice cold beer and hand-whipped when you talk about Big Orange. Diners ooh and ahh when the food comes out. Everything looks spectacular and fortunately it tastes as good as it looks. You’ll love Big Orange.

. Bocca Italian Eatery & Pizzeria $$$

2011 S. Promenade Blvd. Ste. 440, (479) 899-6646 Bocca is a popular Italian eatery featuring its famous woodfired pizzas, housemade pastas, sauces, breads and fresh salads. Its full service bar talent can whip up any cocktail your heart desires, and the wine and local brews list is ample. .Service is both friendly and impeccable, and the atmosphere is fun and relaxing. Your out-of-town guests will love Bocca.

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Top 10 seafood restaurants in NWA bentonville Most would agree that the the key to excellent seafood is freshness, and fortunately for Northwest Arkansas, Blu Fresh Fish Marketplace in Bentonville offers fresh caught fish on a daily basis to seafood restaurants in the area. Do yourself a favor and choose to dine at one of the fine seafood restaurants listed on the Top Ten list below:

. Blu Marketplace Fish $$ 607 SE 5th St, (479) 273-5400 Blu is your place for the absolute freshest seafood in the area. The fish is flown in daily and has that just-caught flavor. Blu is a fish market where you can select your seafood from ice filled cases or large live fish tanks, and you may also dine in or order takeout. This is fun place to visit with out-of-town guests or the kids.

. Flying Fish $$

109 NW 2nd St, (479) 657-6300 If you enjoy fine fish, catfish or ocean fish, in a laid back lakefront atmosphere, you will love the Flying Fish. Selections include catfish, shrimp, oysters, crab, gumbo, Po’ Boys, shrimp cocktail, salmon, trout, and tilapia. Baskets include hush puppies and fries. The main selections are fresh fried catfish and shrimp and oysters, though the restaurant also offers a wide selection of grilled fish, shrimp cocktail, snow crab legs, burgers, chicken and crawfish. Beer, margaritas and wine also are served.

. River Grille $$$

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Upscale, and well worth the price. Features steaks grilled to perfection, chicken and a good selection of seafood including halibut, a fresh catch (flown in daily), fresh Atlantic Salmon and Alaskan King Crab Legs. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and wine pairings. You can expect a great time every time at the River Grille.

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. Local Flavor Cafe

71 S Main St, (479) 253-9522 Appreciated for its outstanding food, drinks and service. Seafood is prepared and cooked to perfection including the Crab Cakes, shrimp Diablo and Salmon are all delicious. You can expect a terrific experience when you choose to dine at the Local Flavor.

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. Cafe Rue Orleans - Cajun & Seafood $$

1800 S 52nd St, (479) 273-0222

1150 N College Ave, (479) 443-2777 Casual restaurant offering classic New Orleans-style seafood dishes including such favorites as Shrimp Pontchartrain, Crawfish Etouffee and Eggplant Napoleon. Easy laid-back atmosphere, authentic flavors and impeccable service make this an area favorite. Make it a point to go there for Sunday brunch, your tastebuds will thank you for it.

. Mermaids Seafood $$

Elegant ambiance, fresh seafood and fantastic drinks make this Rogers restaurant a great choice for a romantic evening or a fine dining experience for anyone. Chef insists on only the freshest of ingredients whether he is grilling scallops and shrimp to perfection or creating a colorful, crisp salad. This excellent restaurant consistently delivers flavorful, perfectly cooked seafood based food.

. Fish City Grill $$

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2217 College Ave, (479) 443-3737

2203 South Promenade Blvd #3110, (479) 636-8833

Upscale restaurant, known for its whimsical decor and Chef Todd’s expertly prepared and superb seafood cuisine featuring many seafood items including salmon, shrimp, fish of the day and scallops. A full bar run by experienced, creative mixologists, ensures that your beverages taste delightful every time. Live music provides a relaxing, entertaining atmosphere.

Prides itself on being your neighborhood seafood joint. Specializing in great food and friendly, attentive wait staff, Fish City Grill offers NWA residents and visitors from around the world some of the best tasting seafood to be found anywhere. Even Florida Gulf folks love this eatery. Try the Shrimpapalooza, if it is available, or the try the Serafin’s Fish Tacos.

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1721 Forest Hills Blvd, Bella Vista, AR

Outstanding Rogers seafood restaurant featuring marketfresh seafood cooked over a wood-burning grill. Enjoys rave reviews from many repeat patrons stemming from excellent, top of the line service and excellent food. Seafood items include Chilean Seabass, Atlantic Salmon, Coldwater Lobster Tails and so much more. Try the Bang Bang Shrimp Appetizer.

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. Rhythm And Q

. Bonefish Grill $$

Great seafood is hard to come by in Northwest Arkansas, and that’s why the by monthly seafood buffets at Rhythm And Q are such an overwhelming success. Get there early for the crab legs, they go quickly. If you’ve been waiting to sample really good seafood in NWA, this is a must for you. You won’t be disappointed.

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Top 10 springdale restaurants Springdale has a selection of restaurants offering excellent cuisine from top notch sandwiches, amazing Italian, taste-tempting Indian/ Pakistani, Home Cooking, delicious Mexican and more. Use the list below to pick a Springdale restaurant that strikes your fancy:

. 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 Southern-style, you’ll love AQ.

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1008 W Sunset Ave, (479) 347-7562 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.

. Natural State Sandwiches $

107 E Emma Ave, Springdale, AR, (479) 225-1103 Oh my! Are you ever in for a treat when you visit Natural State Sandwiches on E Emma. The owners/chef knows exactly how to blend flavors to create a mouthwatering sandwich that will give your taste buds a deliciously different sensation. When you’ve once had a Natural State Sandwich, it will be the standard by which you judge every other sandwich you eat.

. Neal’s Cafe $

806 N Thompson St, (479) 751-9996 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.

. 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.

. Punjab Kitchen $$

2576 W Sunset Ave #C, (479) 717-6500

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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.


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1440 W Sunset Ave, (479) 751-1445 Susan’s is another longtime Springdale restaurant serving Southern-

style 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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103 N Thompson St, (479) 750-194 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.

. 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.

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. Las Margaritas

2313 W Sunset, (479) 756-1088 Serves fresh traditional homemade Mexican food along with delicious Margaritas and cold beer. Wait staff is both friendly and efficient, making sure your meal moves along at an even pace. Restaurant is clean with ample seating. Try one of the tasty fruit-flavored monster margaritas.

. 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 of served. Everything on the menu is andphoto pastacourtesy are also fresh and freshly made. Great place to take the family.

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36 Hours in: bentonville Bentonville is a delightful mix of culture, business, shopping and chef driven restaurant options. Your 36-hour stay will be packed with exciting things to do and see, as well as delightful dining options.

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4:00 p.m. DOWNTOWN SQUARE

If you’re up for a bit of adventure, rent a bike at Phat Tire right off the square. Rentals include all you will need for a safe, comfortable ride, or you can BYOB (Bike). Take a ride around some of the amazing trails around the city proper.

or... If biking is not your thing, visit the recently restored Meteor Guitar Gallery or shop the wonderful little art galleries, specialty stores & trendy boutiques around the square including Remedy Road, In Season, Label and many others. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy Bleachers (right on the square), the place to find sports memorabilia of every conceivable sort.

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7:00 p.m. LIBATIONS EXTRAORDINAIRE

Scotch and Soda, Pressroom, Oven & Tap, Pedaler’s Pub and the Undercroft located below The Preacher’s Son are all places to sample the delightful creations of the area’s top mixologists. If beer is your thing, make a pit stop at Bike Rack Brewing located in the 8th Street Market. They have an excellent selection of craft brews, and the customers and staff are welcoming and helpful.

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8:00 p.m. CULINARY HEAVEN

The Hive at 21C, Oven & Tap, Preacher’s Son, Tusk & Trotter (on the square or just off the square) are all favorite places to experience the unique chef driven cuisine found only in Northwest Arkansas.

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Head on over to Scotch and Soda serving with open wall, sidewalk seating or The Undercroft with its speakeasy atmosphere and friendly, knowledgeable bartenders and creative delicious libations.

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Saturday Farmers’ Market has coffee, sweet rolls, every sort of organic produce you might want, live music and a lively, fun atmosphere. Or you could start your morning off with a short bike ride, run, walk or jog through nearby Compton Gardens, a 6.5acre stunningly beautiful nature/woodland. If you’ve worked up an appetite, the Pressroom is the place to go for breakfast. Just want a coffee? Onyx Coffee, just off the square, delights in creating the coffee of your dreams.

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11:00 a.m. ART MECCA

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the 1.2 billion dollar museum founded by Alice Walton, youngest of Sam Walton’s children, is the crown jewel of art in NWA. Save time to visit this breathtaking museum and its beautiful surrounding grounds with its many lovely landscaped trails and amazing sculptures. 21C Museum Hotel also displays awesome art on a rotating basis.

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8:30 p.m. MODERN LATIN CUISINE

Foodies, treat yourself to some of the most amazing food to be found in Northwest Arkansas. Table Mesa Bistro, a boutique style restaurant, features multicultural offerings that include the perfect blend of delicious seasonal ingredients. Regardless of which dish you order, your tastebuds will rejoice and thank you for it. Table Mesa is a great place to relax with friends after enjoying a fabulous meal. The drinks are out-of-this-world, and the service is friendly and efficient.

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10:30 p.m. HANGING COOL

The Undercroft, the speakeasy-like bar in the basement of the Preacher’s Son or Scotch & Soda are the places to finish off your evening. Both are lively local favorites.

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1:00 p.m. LUNCH FOR FOODIES

While you’re at Crystal Bridges, enjoy a farm-to-table fresh lunch at Eleven, or wait until you get back to the square and stop by Crepes Paulette, a food truck across the street from 21c, and sample the best crepe you’ve ever put in your mouth. Yeyo’s, a new brick and mortar restaurant in the 8th Street Market, has delicious authentic Mexican flavors made from only farm fresh ingredients.

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Shop the wonderful art galleries and specialty stores and boutiques on the square and up and down the adjoining side streets. Remedy Road specializes in gifts that give back. You’ll find clothing, purses, exoitic gifts and more at this delightful boutique located just off the square. The Cannery at 2606 E Central has a delightful selection of unique vintage and vintage-style furniture and gifts.

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36 Hours in: eureka springs If you haven’t been to Eureka Springs, you absolutely must make time to visit this marvelous Victorian-like village. The historic streets are lined with chefdriven restaurants, unusual eateries and small, unique shops and galleries of every description. This is the place to shop until you drop.

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4:00 p.m. HISTORIC DISTRICT

The Downtown District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and Eureka Springs has the largest collection of Victorian architecture in the central U.S. The Eureka Springs Historical Museum, located in the 1889 California building, is the place to learn about the colorful past of this beautiful little Ozarks Mountains city. Make sure to visit the old Crescent Hotel and the Downtown Cornerstone Bank where you’ll see a bank operating much as it did in yesteryear. You can see the old brass teller cages, pot-bellied stove, original business machines and much more.

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A favorite watering hole is Grotto Wood-Fired Grill and Wine Cave. Yes, it is a restaurant set into a cave, and the ambiance is welcoming, warm and intimate. The beautiful crafted cocktails are fresh, smooth and amazingly delicious.

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8:00 p.m. CULINARY DELIGHTS

Ermillio’s Italian Home Cooking serves fine Italian food in a delightful charming atmosphere. Be prepared to wait a bit, but there’s a small bar upstairs that will make your wait more enjoyable.

or... Grand Taverne Restaurant & Lounge offers fine dining extraordinaire including Stuffed Portobello Mushroom, Roasted Rack of Lamb and several steak choices. Service is impeccable. or... Chef Katherine Zeller is at the helm of Cafe Amore, which is located on E Van Buren just a short drive from downtown. Chef Zeller creates some of the very best Italian food to be found in the region. The atmosphere is intimate, warm and inviting and the service is outstanding.

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9:30 a.m. MORNING IN EUREKA

No trip to Eureka would be complete without checking out Basin Park and the old Basin Park Hotel in the heart of downtown, and Thorncrown Chapel located just a short drive out on Hwy 62 West. After you’ve stretched your legs a bit, head on over to Local Flavor Cafe, a fabulous farm-to-table restaurant with indoor and balcony seating. The food is always fresh, tasty and good for you. Mud Street Cafe, an oldfashioned street level restaurant, is the place to go for fabulous coffee, desserts and breakfast.

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11:00 a.m. ART MECCA

There are more than 20 art galleries in Eureka, which taken together support in excess of 400 artists. You’ll find award-winning painters, sculptors, potters, jewelers, weavers, woodworkers, wood carvers, scrimshanders and tole painters. You may be lucky enough to catch a few of the artists at work when you visit the Art Colony on N Main St. The Great Passion Play, America’s #1 attended outdoor drama out on Passion Play Rd has 150 Biblically costumed actors.

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Try the Cottage Inn on W. Van Buren for a delightful Mediterranean lunch, or if you’re in the mood for Mexican food, try the Pescado Fish Tacos at Aquarius Taqueria. Other smashing lunch options are Oscars Cafe and the Sweet and Savory Cafe. Oscar’s offers homemade treats like waffles with lemon curd, bacon and brie quiche and a killer chicken salad sandwich. The Sweet and Savory Cafe specializes in an varied menu and impressive array of baked goods.

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3:00 p.m. SHOPPING, SPAS, REFUGE

Eureka Springs Historic Downtown Shopping District has more than 100 unique specialty stores and boutique shops including a family-owned candy factory, antique shops, jewelry stores featuring the work of local artists, a nut store and much, much more. Visit Caroline’s Collectibles to see live bunnies actually working. They give you a receipt and change. You may need to drop your purchases off and rest for a few minutes before you start the evening.

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or... If you’re not into shopping, treat yourself to one of Eureka’s premier state-of-the-art spas. Spa 1905, located on the second floor of the Basin Park Hotel specializes in Duet Massage, Traditional Massage, Stress Fix Massage and more. or... For those who enjoy adventure and inspiration, tour the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. You’ll see a huge and modern refuge for abandoned, abused and neglected ‘Big Cats’ including Tigers, Lions, Leopards and Cougars. Unique lodging opportunities are also available on the refuge. Does water recreation appeal to you, Beaver Lake a huge man-made reservoir has some of the best fishing and water related activities in the country.

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Along with specialty stores and boutiques, Eureka’s cobblestone streets are also lined with restaurants offering fun streetside patio seating and balconies. Aquarius Taqueria has a wide range of craft-cocktails along with heavenly, smooth margaritas made with 100% Blue Agave tequila & Patron’s Citronge Liqueur. They are delicious but strong - best to set your limit on these.

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11:30 p.m HANGING COOL

Nightlife in Eureka includes Henri’s, a great little downstairs bar offering craft cocktails, beer and pub grub; The Cat House, specializes in cold beer, friendly service and has a great vibe.

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36 Hours in: fayetteville Fayetteville is a beautiful college town situated in the Boston Mountains, a subset of the Ozark Mountains. It’s the main campus of the University of Arkansas, which is home to the famous Razorbacks. Shopping consists of trendy, upscale boutiques and also national chain stores. The city is known for its unique restaurants and bangin’ night spots.

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4:00 p.m. DICKSON STREET SURPRISE

Calling all book lovers! Dickson Street Bookshop, one of the best and most loved independent bookshops in the country and located on Dickson St & N School has more than 100 thousand hard-to-find books. Its floor to ceiling shelves are overflowing with books on every conceivable subject, but it’s heavy in books of literature, poetry, Irish studies and Americana poetry.

or... Alternately, begin to explore Dickson Street or hop on one of the many beautiful trails that run through and around the city. If you’re into nature, stop by Fayettechill on W Dickson St, where you’ll find comfortable, cozy and long-lasting clothing for all that are inspired by the outdoors. Good Things Boutique also features organic clothing and activewear.

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7:00 p.m. DRINKS ANYONE?

While you’re on Dickson Street, stop in at Cannibal & Craft, Fayetteville’s handcrafted cocktail and Tiki bar. Prepare yourself to taste an amazing, perfectly mixed cocktail. Only you’re imagination limits your choices. These creations are beyond delicious. Beer is also available and the environment is smoke free.

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8:00 p.m. CULINARY PARADISE

Bordinos, a Dickson St tradition, is the place to go for refined Italian dining, wine flights, desserts and impeccable service. Mockingbird Kitchen on North College offers a seasonal menu created from Ozarks fresh ingredients. The mouthwatering, chef-made desserts are addictive, as are the signature cocktails. Theo’s is an upscale restaurant with a chic lounge and lively patio. Theo’s specializes in exquisite Contemporary American style food including their sumptuous main plates, salads and popular share plates.

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10:30 p.m. LATE NIGHT

Dickson Street Entertainment District, the high energy heartbeat of Fayetteville is literally filled with galleries, boutiques, restaurants, bars, bistros, comedy clubs and the Walton Arts Center. Bar hopping, dancing, comedy and pool are available every night of the week. Willy D’s, C4 Nightclub & Lounge, Infusion Bar, Sideways, 21st Amendment, Ryleigh’s and Cork & Keg are just some of the many places to have a fun night in Fayetteville. If you’re hungry, stop by Shulertown, a group fantastic food trucks located in the heart of Dickson Street.

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The trails in and around Fayetteville are second to none. Take advantage of them, and then take in the award-winning Fayetteville Farmers Market held on the Fayetteville Square. Fresh fruits and vegetables, plants flowers, live music, crafts, art and more are displayed for purchase. From there grab some breakfast and some coffee at Arsaga’s at the Depot. The crepes (the sweet ones are wonderful) are to-die-for as are their breakfast plates. The Farmers Table Cafe features locally-sourced breakfast plates served in a warm friendly atmosphere.

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11:00 ART SURPRISE

Terra Studios is not only the home of the original Bluebird of Happiness, it is also a fabulous wonderland of art. Bring the family and stroll through six acres of sculpture gardens, murals, sparkling glass, fantasy creatures and fountains. Hundreds of artists have worked to make Terra Studios possible. Alternately, the Botanical Gardens are simply amazing.

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1:00 p.m. FUN FOR FOODIES

Foodies will delight at the wide variety of restaurant choices available in Fayetteville. Hugos located downtown and downstairs has one of the best tasting old fashioned burgers you’re likely to find anywhere. The atmosphere is lively, especially on game days. Hammontrees Grilled Cheese on W West Ave is wildly popular, and serves vegan and vegetarian gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. There are more than 19 different varieties of cheese to choose from and you may select from the menu or build your own. Thep Thai creates and serves authentic Thai food. Everything is fresh and freshly made, the service is stellar and the staff is informative, helpful and friendly.

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3:00 p.m. TRENDY SHOPPING

Riffraff is a comfortable, cozy boutique offering a unique selection of clothing, shoes, accessories, home goods and gifts with a unique Southern flair. You’ll find the newest trends at Riffraff. Masons is another upscale boutique featuring clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry. Whether you’re looking for game day, casual-chic or a stunning formal outfit, you’ll leave feeling and looking like a woman of style.

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or... Walker Brothers, a specialty store for welldressed men, offers service beyond compare including its made-to-measure program. You’ll find brands like Vineyard Vines, State Traditions, Patagonia, Peter Millar and many more.

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8:30 p.m. FAVORITE FAYETTEVILLE CUISINE

Bocca Italian Eatery & Pizzeria has a casual, upscale atmosphere and is the place to go for housemade pastas, breads, salads, sauces and wood-fired pizza. You can taste the freshness in every bite. There’s a comfortable patio and an amazing bar too where you can relax with friends or your date. Rolando’s Nuevo Latino Restaurante specializes in delicious, unique Latin inspired food including Quesadillas de Chivo (filled with goat cheese), Pollo Bohemio, Tenchas Taquitos, El Plato Cubano and much more. Service is friendly and attentive. Pesto Cafe is a small, but fun and funky Italian restaurant offering delicious dishes like amazing Shrimp Scampi and a Caesar salad that is to-die-for.

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11:30 p.m. HANGING COOL

George’s Majestic Lounge, in business since 1927, is the longest running club in Arkansas. It’s a favorite live music venue, and attracts popular as well as rising regional talent. There’s lots of dance area, the drinks are amazing and the service is great too. No trip to Fayetteville is complete without a night at George’s.

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36 Hours in: rogers With its cobblestone streets and charm of yesteryear, Rogers has a plethora of quaint shops and amazing restaurants in the downtown area. However if big city shopping is more to your liking, drive on over to Pinnacle Hills Promenade where you’ll find upscale retail chains one right after the other. Are you a nature hound? Having 487 miles of shoreline, Beaver Lake is one of the many attractions to Rogers. Fishing, camping, hiking, kayaking, boating and more are all available on and around this stunningly beautiful man-made reservoir.

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4:00 p.m. LAKE ATALANTA

Start your stay with a quick visit to Rogers Historical Museum at 322 S 2nd St, and then head on over to the newly renovated Lake Atalanta, located just East of the city of Roger. It’s a beautiful public park and reservoir along Prairie Creek in Rogers. Surrounded by nature, Lake Atalanta has a paved walking trail, 2 children’s playgrounds, 6 fishing piers, numerous benches, 5 pavilions and 3 bathroom facilities. This park is a wonderful place to relax and have fun with friends and family.

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Hapa’s Hawaiian Bar & Grill over on S 3rd St has a full bar and offers Tiki inspired cocktails and some of the best music to be found in the country, however, live music doesn’t start until 8:00 p.m. Happy hours are 3 - 7, and there’s a $1 off during happy hour. The most popular Hawaiian cocktails are Blue Hawaiian and Freaki Tiki. Give Hapa’s a whirl!

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For a fun time and a unique dining experience, head on over to Levi’s Gastrolounge on S 2nd St. Located in the basement of the historic Poplar Plaza Building in downtown Rogers, Levi’s is the place to go for gourmet bar food (especially the burgers), delicious cocktails, cold craft beer. The ambiance is funky, and festive. You’ll have a great time at Levi’s.

or... Rogers food trucks in the downtown area have some of the tastiest gourmet food ever created, and there are also several exceptional microbreweries in the Rogers area. Plan to try some of this flavorful food and delicious cold craft beer while you’re in the downtown area. or... Mister B’s over on W Walnut is a fine dining destination specializing in perfectly cooked steaks and seafood, impeccable service and a lovely intimate setting. From the moment you walk through the door, you’re treated like royalty.

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Club Frisco offers a chill atmosphere, great Hawaiian grill, inventive drinks, good selection of craft beer, friendly service and awesome customers. Great place to play board games or darts and hang out with friends. With 104 taps, Growlers USA on J. B. Hunt Drive has the largest selection of craft beer on tap in Arkansas. Staff is friendly and welcoming. Open ‘til 12 midnight on Fri - Sat.

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Rogers has two distinctly different farmers markets: Downtown Rogers Farmers Market on Cherry St is much more than a market with fruit, produce and countryside bounty, it is also a place to connect with others. If you enjoy a cozy, friendly market, you’ll love this delightful gem in the heart of downtown Rogers. The Rogers Farmers Market, located at 100 Dixieland Rd has fresh veggies, fruits, jams, art and crafts. You’ll enjoy either of these wonderful markets.

or... If you’re up for a great downhome-style breakfast, stop in at Wesner’s on W Chestnut St. It has been a thriving local restaurant for many years. JB Hunt of JB Hunt Transport used to drop by this breakfast joint on a regular basis. The cinnamon rolls are fabulous, but get there early, they do run out.

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If you enjoy cooking or know someone who does, you will love Honeycomb Kitchen where you can find literally everything you’ve ever wanted for the kitchen. There’s a full kitchen in the back of the store where you might catch area chefs demonstrating cooking techniques and handy shortcuts. Phat Tire Bike Shop has everything from bikes to racing gear, and clothing for the biking enthusiast. A. G. Russell Knives, off I-49 has an enormous selection of excellent cutlery including its own A. G. Russell brand, which is made shopmade right in the Rogers store.

LUNCH FOR FOODIES

For a deliciously different burger, try Parkside Public at 112 S 1st St. The burgers are amazing and the staff is too. The Rail-A Pizza Company in downtown Rogers at 218 S 1st Street serves up great pies and cold, very cold craft beer. The vibe is upbeat and the servers are friendly and attentive.

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Rogers has an abundance of wonderful clean, well laid out indoor flea markets and antique malls to choose from. An afternoon at these delightful shopping destinations can quickly slip away as you look for that certain something that you’ve not been able to find elsewhere. Abundant Treasures, The Rose Antique Mall and Somewhere In Time are all on W Walnut. Imagine, finding that special one-of-akind item that you’ve been looking for!

or... Alternately, The Daisy Airgun Museum, located in downtown Rogers at 2nd & Walnut has the world’s largest collection of antique airguns, BB guns and commemorative rifles.

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For a one-of-kind catfish experience, take yourself and your appetite to Catfish John’s. This place is downhome and friendly. It specializes in Southernfried catfish and hushpuppies like your grandma used to make. Catfish is crispy on the outside and piping hot on the inside. Consistency is key in the restaurant business, and Catfish John’s strives to do it right every time. Experience this amazing catfish once and you’ll be coming back time after time.

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Houlihan’s, located in the Pinnacle Hills Promenade has exciting cocktails, delicious craft beer, amazing late night bites including some of the tastiest Stuffed ‘Shrooms you’ve ever put in your mouth, friendly servers and a comfortable place to relax and wind down for the day. Houlihan’s is a chain, but the regulars and the staff make you feel like family. NWA Travel Guide l Top Ten 59


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Top farmers markets in NWA Literally every city in Northwest Arkansas offers a Saturday or Sunday farmers market, and some of them also offer a mid-week or evening opportunity to sample some of the bounty of the area. If you haven’t yet been to one, do yourself a favor and head on down to one of the Top Ten farmers markets listed below:

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. Event: Bella Vista Farmers Market (479) 685-4965 Date: Beginning April 22rd - Sundays Time: 9 AM - 2 PM Location: 10 Sugar Creek Center

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. Event: Bentonville Farmers Market (479) 222-0946 Date: Beginning April 21st - Oct 27th Saturdays Time: 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Downtown Square, Bentonville, AR

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Date: April 26th Saturdays, Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 8 AM - 1:00 PM Location: 44 Kingshighway, Eureka Springs AR 72632

(Eureka Springs Community Center)

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. Event: Fayetteville Farmers Market (479) 871-2036 Date: Beginning Mar 31st - Saturdays Time: 7 AM - 2 PM Date: Beginning April 3rd - Tuesdays and Thursdays Time: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Outdoors Historic Downtown Fayetteville Square 101 W. Mountain St Open year-round Winter Indoor Market begins Dec 1st

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. Event: Rogers Farmers Market (479) 246-8383 Dates: Beginning April 28th, Wednesdays and Saturdays Time: 7 AM - 1 PM Location: 100 N Dixieland Rd, Rogers, Arkansas 72756

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Top farmers markets in NWA . Event: Downtown Rogers Farmers Market (479) 936-5487 Date: Beginning May 5th - Saturdays Time: 8 am -1:00 pm Location: 101 E. Cherry St, Cherry & Arkansas Has online market ordering too

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. Event: Siloam Springs Farmers Market Date: Beginning April 14 - Oct 13th - Saturdays Time: 8 AM - 1 PM Location: City Park by the Gazebo in downtown Siloam Springs. Kid’s Days this year will be April 14th Siloam Springs also offers a convenient online service, place your order by 5 p.m. on Wednesday and pick it up on Saturday morning at the open air market between 9 a.m. and 11 am.

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. Event: Springdale Farmers Market (479) 751-3352 Date: Beginning May 5th - 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.

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Top fishing resorts in NWA Northwest Arkansas is a fisherman’s paradise. Lakes, rivers, streams are everywhere, but it you want to sample

. Copper John’s Resort 469 River Rd, Lakeview, AR (877) 828-7688

service resorts on the Top Ten list below:

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.

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. Gaston’s White River Resort

some of the best trout or bass fishing in the world, book a trip at one of the full

NWA, but staying at one of these top rated resorts, will be well worth your drive.

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, 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.

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. Lost Bridge Marina

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12861 Marina Rd, Garfield, AR

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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.

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.

. 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,

. Sportsman’s 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.

. Spider Creek Resort

. White Buffalo Resort and RV Park

8179 AR-187, Eureka Springs, AR

418 White Buffalo Trail, Mountain Home, AR

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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.

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.

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Top 10 flea markets in NWA body copy Northwest Arkansastext is a flea market meca. If you enjoy shopping at bargain basement prices, you’ll be happy to know that the flea markets on the list below offer a friendly, clean, well organized atmosphere, and also the lowest prices you’ll find in the country:

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. The Cannery

1225 W. Hudson Rd, (479) 631-8974

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.

. 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.

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!

. 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 Rose Antique Mall

2875 W Walnut St # A, (479) 631-8940

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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.

693 W North St, # 1, (479) 445-6545

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. Fayetteville’s Funky Yardsale 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 to find that special item you may be looking for.

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. Daisies & Olives Antiques, Vintage, Flea Market 129 East Buchanan (Business 62 - 62B), (479) 846-1800 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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. 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.

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. Me & The Flea

4388 N Thompson St, (479) 756-3532 There’s so much to love about Me & The Flea. The owners and staff are friendly and helpful, the merchandise is varied, clean and displayed so you can see everything. If you’re looking for a hard-to-find item, there’s a very good chance you’ll be able to pick it up at a very reasonable price when you shop at this outstanding flea market.

. 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. They sell furniture, home decor, handcrafted one-of-a-kind items and re-crafted, up-cycled merchandise. Don’t delay your visit.

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. Homestead

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.


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Top golf courses in NWA Golf enthusiasts think they’ve died and gone to heaven when they land in Northwest Arkansas. There are so many amazing courses in beautiful Northwest Arkansas that it is hard to decide on a favorite. Mild climate, wide variety and level of difficulty, stunning scenery are just some of the elements that make NWA courses so popular. The Top Ten golf courses listed below all qualify as the some of the very best in NWA.

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. Bella Vista Village 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: $50 for non members, $46 for paper POA cards, $41 for photo ID members Cart Fee: Included Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Bermuda

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. 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: Contact each course for specific pricing. - 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

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. 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

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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


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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 ($35 after 1:00 PM) Mon - Thur, $50 - $55 Fri - Sun Weekend Cart Fee: Included Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Bermuda

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. 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, $35 Tue - Thur, $40 Fri - Sun Cart Fee: Included Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Zoysia

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

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. Pinnacle Country Club

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Pinnacle Course (Private) 3 S Clubhouse Dr, (479) 418-7466 18 holes over 7,001 yards with a par of 71 Green Fees: $93 Tue - Thur, $128 Fri - Sun Unaccompanied Guest: $193 Tue - Sun 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 Green Fees: $21 Weekdays, $25 Weekends Cart Fee: $13.50 Cash or Check Only Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Bermuda

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. 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, $35 for 9 holes Cart Fee: Included Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Bermuda

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. 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


Top 10 microbreweries in NWA Microbreweries are all the rage across the country, and Northwest Arkansas is no exception. Some have just a tasting room where you can hang with friends, others offer grub pub snacks and still others not only offer delicious ice cold brews, but they also offer full service restaurants. Check out the Top Ten list below to find a microbrewery near you:

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. 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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. 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 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.

. Fossil Cove Brewing Co.

1946 N. Birch Ave, (479) 445-6050

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Food Available: Nomad’s Natural Plate on Wed. 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


Top 10 microbreweries Top 10 Topic in NWA in NWA fayetteville (cont.) Top Text 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 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.

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. 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.

. Ozark Beer Company

109 N Arkansas St, (479) 636-2337 Food Available: No Tours Available: Yes Brewery Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-5:30pm, Sat: 1-7pm, Sun: 2-6pm

*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

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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.

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. 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.

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. 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 non-alcoholic 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 Mountain biking is a very popular

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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 year-round.

trails not only attract local enthusiasts, but they also lure cyclists from across the country. Some people choose Northwest Arkansas as a vacation destination strictly for the many mountain biking opportunities in the area. NWA trails are being built constantly, and all skill levels can find trails to ride. Check out the Top Ten trails below fo a trail near you:

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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.

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. 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.

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. Trail: Lake Leatherwood Location: 1303 Co Rd 204, Eureka Springs, AR 72632 Description: Lake Leatherwood has over 21 miles of low impact multi-use 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 photo courtesy of Jeremy Scott

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. 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.

. Trail: Mt. Sequoyah

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.

. 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 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.

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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 world-class 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

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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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Top 10 multi-use trails in NWA For those who don’t mountain bike, but do enjoy being outdoors, the plentiful multiuse trails were built for your pleasure. Bicyclists, joggers, runners, walkers, pedestrians and skaters have miles and miles of multi-use trails to choose from in NWA. The Top Ten trails below offer a wide variety of amazingly beautiful, yet well-maintained and useful off road trails:

. 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/.

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. Tanyard Creek Nature Trail 2.2 Miles 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 1.75-mile 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.

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. 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.

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. Lake Leatherwood Trail (1 Mile)

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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!


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. 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 multiuse trails including Frisco Trail, Meadow Valley Trail, Mud Creek Trail and Clear Creek Trail. These trails together provide a continuous route throughout Fayetteville.

. Gulley Park Trail (1.5 Miles) 1850 E. Township

Gulley Park is one of Fayetteville’s most popular parks. The 1.5-mile 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.

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. Lake Fayetteville Trail

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1350 East Zion Lake Fayetteville is a 194-acre 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.

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. 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.

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. 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.


Top 10 museums in NWA Northwest Arkansas is home to a wide variety of museums including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a 1.2 billion dollar museum founded by Alice Walton, Museum of Native American History, The Walmart Museum, Clinton House, Daisy Airgun Museum and many more. If you’re a museum buff, you’ll be delighted to visit some of the museums on the list below:

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. 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.

. 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. 76 NWA Travel Guide l

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. 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.

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. 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.

. Arkansas Air & Military Museum 4290 S School Ave, (479) 521-4947

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 Vietnam-era Army helicopters and a Navy carrier fighter.

. Clinton House Museum

930 W Clinton Dr, (479) 444-0066

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. 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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. 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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. NWA Reptile Museum

809 East Emma Ave #B, (479) 544-4170

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.

Visit the 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.

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. Headquarters House

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.

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. Daisy Airgun Museum

202 W Walnut St, (479) 986-6873

. Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

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.

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Top 10 wine bars in NWA There is nothing like a really good wine bar where you can choose from a large selection of wines sold by the glass, and where there’s a comfortable atmosphere for relaxing and catching up with friends. The list below features top rated wine bars in the area:

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. 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.

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. 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 Wood-Fired Grill and Wine Cave 10 Center St, (479) 363-6431

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 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.

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. 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.

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509 W Spring St, Fayetteville, AR, (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.

. Vetro 1925 Ristorante

17 E Center St, (479) 966-9649 Vetro 1925 offers refined Italian food and fine wines from around the world. More than 95 wines are available at any given time, making it easy for your server to suggest just the right one for your particular meal. If you enjoy exceptional Italian food paired with an excellent wine, Vetro 1925 is a must for you. Reservations are available via opentable.com.

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. 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.

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. 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.

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. 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

photo courtesy of Rockin’ Pig Saloon

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.

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. The Preacher’s Son

201 NW A St, Bentonville, AR, (479) 445-6065 The Preacher’s Son in Bentonville offers an extensive wine list and includes wines on tap, by the glass or by the bottle. Your server is pleased to suggest wine pairings for your meal selection. Being housed in a restored church, the restaurant’s ambiance is characterized by beauty and serenity. Reservations are available via opentable.com.

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Top unique hotels in NWA Whether on vacation or a frequent traveler, it’s always fun to stay at a place that is uniquely different from the typical hotel. Treehouses, museum hotel, haunted hotel, castle, cave, wildlife refuge and train caboose are all available for lodging in beautiful Northwest Arkansas. Treat yourself to one of these unusual, but comfortable places to stay listed below:

. The Grand Tree House Resort

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. 21c Museum Hotel

350 W Van Buren, (479) 253-8733

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!

. Treehouse Cottages

165 W Van Buren, (479) 253-8667

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. Cedar Lodge

18 Mason Ln, (479) 250-3124 Featured in USA Today’s 50 Awesome Vacation Rentals, Cedar Lodge is a stunning lakefront property with 7 bedrooms that sleeps 21. Venue is perfect for reunions and business planning meetings. Decor is rustic yet elegant, and every amenity imaginable is provided. This is a great place to step out of your hectic life and into peace and tranquility.

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. 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.

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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.

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These beautiful hand-built cottages are nestled in the treetops less than a mile from Eureka’s historic district with its many shopping 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.

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. 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, FlatScreen 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.

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. 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, FlatScreen 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. 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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Best of Northwest Arkansas, Top 10, Issue 10  

The Northwest Arkansas Top 10 welcomes you to the 2018 Spring issue. We are happy to announce that the magazine continues to grow at an exc...

Best of Northwest Arkansas, Top 10, Issue 10  

The Northwest Arkansas Top 10 welcomes you to the 2018 Spring issue. We are happy to announce that the magazine continues to grow at an exc...