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26. Tacos............................................................... 40

1. Kids Eat FREE Bentonville....................................... 6

27. Tex Mex............................................................ 41

2.copy Kids Eat FREE Fayetteville..................................6 - 7

28. Vietnamese....................................................... 42 29. Wings.............................................................. 43

3. Kids Eat FREE Rogers............................................. 8 4. Kids Eat FREE Springdale....................................... 9 5. Kids Activities – Indoor.................................10 - 11

Things To Do

6. Kids Activities – Outdoor..............................12 - 13

1. Art Galleries................................................44 - 45 2. Boutiques - Top 8 Classic.................................... 46

Restaurants

3. Boutiques - Trendy.............................................. 47

1. BBQ................................................................... 14

4. Christmas Events..........................................48 - 51

2. Bentonville Restaurants........................................ 15

5. Cycling Shop...............................................52 - 53

3. Breakfast............................................................ 16

6. Farmer’s Markets.........................................54 - 55

4. Brunch........................................................17 - 18

7. Flea Markets – North.......................................... 56 .

5. Burgers.............................................................. 19.

8. Flea Markets – South........................................... 58.

6. Catfish............................................................... 20.

9. Guys Night......................................................... 59

7. Chicken.............................................................. 21

10. Ladies Night..............................................60 - 61

8. Coffee................................................................ 22.

11. Live Music........................................................ 62

9. Decadent Desserts.............................................. 23 10. Eureka Springs Restaurants................................ 24

. 12. Microbreweries..........................................63 - 64 13. Mountain Bike Trails......................................... 65 .

11. Farm To Table.................................................. 25

14. Multi-Use Trails................................................. 66.

12. Fayetteville Restaurants...................................... 26

15. Museums...................................................67 - 68

13. Food Trucks - North.......................................... 27

16. Top 5 Outdoor Adventure Stores........................ 69

14. Food Trucks - South.......................................... 28

17. Resale Stores.................................................... 70

15. Healthy............................................................ 29

18. Specialty Shops................................................. 71.

16. Hidden Food Treasures..................................... 30

19. Sports Bars....................................................... 72 .

17. Italian.............................................................. 31.

20. Thrift Stores...................................................... 73

18. Late Night........................................................ 32

21. Weekend Getaways.......................................... 74 .

19. Mexican........................................................... 33

22. Wine Bars......................................................... 75

20. New Restaurants............................................... 34 21. Pizza................................................................ 35 .

Accommodations

22. Rogers Restaurants............................................ 36

1. B & B’s............................................................... 76

23. Southern.......................................................... 37

2. Pet Friendly Hotels.............................................. 77

24. Steak................................................................ 38

3. Unique Accommodations.................................... 78

25. Sushi................................................................ 39.

4. World Class Accommodations............................. 79

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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 Restaurant Regional Transit bus (app and Internet users can check RouteShout for scheduled stops). Price Key Additionally, many hotels offer shuttle and chartered bus service. $ Budget Check out our website at NWATravelguide.com or our Facebook page for the latest information.

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Kids Eat Free - Bentonville & Fayetteville 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!

bentonville Monday

Chick-fil-A:

The Flying Burrito Company:

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

Gusano’s Pizzeria:

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

Las Palmas:

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

Mama Fu’s (Bentonville):

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

Panda Express:

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

Ron’s Hamburgers:

Kids eat free after 3 PM

Village Inn:

Monday free kids meal with paid adult entree.

Tuesday

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

Denny’s:

Kids eat free 4-10 PM

Gusano’s Pizzeria:

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

Pizza Hut:

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

Ron’s Hamburgers:

Kids eat free after 3 PM

The Flying Burrito Company:

One FREE kid’s meal per adult meal purchase.

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

Whole Hog cafe:

Kids eat FREE with a purchase of an adult meal.

Thursday Ron’s Hamburgers:

Kids eat free after 3 PM

Saturday Denny’s:

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

Kids eat free 4-10 PM

Wednesday

Sunday

Boneheads:

Thai Cuisine:

Kids eat free all day 11 am - 9 PM

Boneheads:

Kids Eat FREE

Kids Eat FREE

Firehouse Subs:

Havana Tropical Grill:

Kids Eat FREE after 4 PM.

Buffalo Wild Wings:

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

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s:

The Flying Burrito Company:

Ron’s Hamburgers:

Sunday 11 am - 3 PM: kids eat FREE with adult meal purchase.

Mama Fu’s Asian House:

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

Kids eat free after 3 PM

fayetteville Everyday:

Monday

Boar’s Nest BBQ:

Bliss Cupcake Café:

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

Cici’s Pizza:

Kids under 3 eat Free.

Chilli’s:

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.

Sassy’s Redhouse:

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

The Catfish Hole:

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

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

Top Ten

Gusano’s Pizzeria:

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

Hog Haus:

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

Two free children’s entrees per adult meal purchase.

Las Palmas:

Colton’s Steakhouse:

free kids’ meal per adult entrée

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

5pm to close-children 12 and under get a

McAlisters:

Flying Burrito:

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

kids per paid adult meal.

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

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

Golden Corral:

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

Mojitos:


Kids Eat Free - Fayetteville (Cont.) Slim Chickens:

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

Quiznos:

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

Village Inn:

Monday free kids meal with paid adult entree.

Tuesday Applebee’s:

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

Atlanta Bread Company:

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

Chick-fil-A:

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

Mojito’s Fayetteville:

Kids eat free 4-10 PM.

Pizza Hut:

Golden Corral:

Red Robin:

Steak ‘n Shake:

Kids 10 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult buffet. Kids eat free when you buy one adult entrée.

Quiznos:

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

Wednesday Firehouse Subs on MLK:

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

Golden Corral:

Denny’s:

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.

East Side Grill:

La Huerta Mexican Restaurant:

Kids eat free 4-10 PM. One child per paid adult Kids Eat Free, 4 PM to close

Firehouse Subs:

5 - 9 PM: one FREE kid’s meal per adult meal purchase!

Flying Burrito:

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:

Lucy’s Diner:

Fayetteville kids eat free all day. Child’s drink included. One child per paid adult.

Sunday Buffalo Wild Wings:

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

Golden Corral:

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

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 the purchase of an adult meal.

Quiznos:

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

Whole Hog Cafe:

IHOP:

Kids Eat FREE with the purchase of an adult entree.

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

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.

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

Lucky Luke’s BBQ:

Quiznos:

Panda Express:

Thursday

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.

4 PM - close: kids eat FREE!

Hog Haus:

Las Palmas:

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

Noodles Italian Kitchen:

Kids Eat free w purchase of adult entree. One kids meal per adult meal.

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

Denny’s:

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

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

Saturday

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

Bariola’s Pizzeria:

Mariachi’s Grill & Cantina:

One FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase.

Quiznos:

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

Friday Hog Haus Brewing Company:

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

Steak ‘n Shake:

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

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Kids Eat Free - rogers rogers Everyday

Flying Burrito: Kids eat Free

Boar’s Nest BBQ:

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

Grub’s Bar & Grille:

One FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase

JJ’s Grill:

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

On the Border:

Free sundae with kid’s meal purchase.

Quiznos:

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

Monday

Genghis Grill:

Kids eat free all day- any kids 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.

Lucy’s Diner:

Kids eat free all day with each adult meal and drink purchase.

Pinnacle Bar and Grill:

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

Pizza Hut:

Chilli’s:

Two free children’s entrees per adult meal purchase.

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

Zaxby’s:

Colton’s Steakhouse:

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

Golden Corral:

Wednesday

one FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase. Kids eat free 5 - 9 PM. Kids under 10 eat free with adult meal purchase.

Flying Burrito: Kids eat Free

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

Flying Burrito:

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 4pm until close. 1 per adult meal purchase.

Applebees:

5-9pm- 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.

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Firehouse Subs:

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Kids eat Free.

Golden Corral:

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

Jason’s Deli:

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

Thursday 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 kids meals per one adult entree

Saturday On the Border:

Free sundae with kid’s meal purchase.

Panda Express:

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

The Dixie Café:

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

Quiznos:

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

Steak ‘n Shake:

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

Thai Basil:

Kids eat free during dinner and weekends.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza:

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

Sunday Dickey’s Barbecue Pit:

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

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit:

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

Slim Chickens:

Kids 12 and under eat FREE with adult entree purchase!

Steak ‘n Shake:

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

Thai Basil:

Kids eat free during dinner and weekends.


Kids Eat Free - Rogers & Springdale (cont.) s p r i n g da l e Every Day

Wednesday

Jose’s Southwest Grille:

Big Tony’s Pizzeria:

Flying Burrito:

The Steam:

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

Monday Flying Burrito:

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

Rib Crib:

Kids eat FREE afer 4:00 PM - 2 free kids meals per adult meal

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

Jose’s Springdale:

Kids eat free 11am-10pm, One kids meal per adult meal.

The Steam:

Kids Eat Free at dinner with purchase of adult entree

Thursday

One FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase. Kids Eat Free at dinner with purchase of adult entree

Sunday Buffalo Wild Wings:

$1.99 kid’s meal with adult meal purchase.

Jose’s Southwest Grille:

One FREE kid’s meal per adult entree purchase.

AQ Chicken House:

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

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

The Venesian Inn:

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

Tuesday Applebee’s:

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

AQ Chicken House:

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

Denny’s:

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

Flying Burrito:

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

Las Palmas:

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

Loafin Joe’s:

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

Pizza Hut:

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

The Steam:

Kids Eat Free at dinner with purchase of adult entree

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

bentonville

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INDOOR ACTIVITIES

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

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.

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

Starlight Skatium - A 10,000 square-foot, hardwood skating rink,

Museum of Native American History - Incredible collection of

Terra Studios - A glass art studio and gallery that is famous for its

museum (free admission)

Indian art (free admission)

1875 Peel Mansion & Historic Gardens - Museum and gardens Walmart Museum - World-class exhibit gallery highlighting the

history of Walmart -

snack bar and plenty of seating.

handcrafted glass Bluebirds of Happiness.

TheatreSquared - A professional theatre that is locally produced and provides nationally acclaimed production.

Walton Arts Center

The Spark Café Soda Fountain is next door. The Amazeum -

- Arkansas’ premier center for performing arts and entertainment. MUSEUMS

Hands-on, interactive museum for children and families.

Arkansas Air and Military Museum  -

Colorful history of aviation in Arkansas through numerous displays of original artifacts and aviation memorabilia.

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.

Clinton House Museum - Fayetteville’s

first home of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Headquarters House Museum - Civil

War home offering living history tours. (appointment only)

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 75 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.

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Fast Lane Entertainment - A family entertainment center, that

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

Lowell Historical Museum - Rich history of Lowell.


Top Indoor Activities for Kids (cont.) 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.

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

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

dinner too.

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

MUSEUMS

MUSEUMS

Daisy Airgun Museum - The Daisy museum displays an expanded

focusing on the Northwest Arkansas Ozarks.

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

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History - A regional history museum

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INDOOR ACTIVITIES Community Bowl  - A bowling alley with 16 different lanes, an arcade and a snack bar. Siloam Springs 6 - A six screen movie theatre that shows primarily first run Hollywood movies. MUSEUMS Siloam Springs Museum Society - A historical museum that seeks to educate visitors about the history of the local area.

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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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Promised Land Zoo - A drive-through wildlife adventure.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Lawrence Plaza- A summertime splash pad and then in

all over the world.

mid Nov - Jan it turns into an outdoor ice rink Walking/Cycling Trails - Bentonville has a number of very pleasant parks with beautiful walking trails and playgrounds for the kiddos.

Home to hundreds of rare and endangered animals from

LAKES/PARKS Belle of the Ozarks - A 12-mile cruise on Beaver Lake. Cosmic Cavern - View two underground lakes in one of

the Ozarks prettiest caves.

with playground equipment and a cement skate park.

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Lake Leatherwood Park - 1,600 beautiful acres of

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Eureka Springs Garden -

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

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

Eureka Springs Trolley Service - 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. The New Great Passion Play - Outdoor drama of the last days of Christ’s life. Snake World  - Live educational reptile exhibit including 50 plus snakes Dinner Bell Ranch and Resort - Guided tours from a one-hour ride to an all-day excursion on horseback. In addition a Saddle and Paddle adventure is available, an hour-long ride followed by a seven-mile canoe float. Steve’s Stable at Pond Mountain Lodge  - One-hour guided trail tour with six riders or less. Hidden Valley Ranch Stables - Horseback riding on the 650 wilderness acres of this guest ranch. Rent a horse or bring your own. Bear Mountain Riding Stable - Hour-long rides with incredible views of the surrounding hills. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge - Turpentine Creek is a non-profit organization that provides lifetime refuge for abandoned, abused, and neglected “Big Cats”.

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Harmon Park - City park

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SUP Outfitters - Stand-up Paddle-boarding on Beaver Lake.

Withrow Springs State Park - Features a spring flowing

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

elkins  OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES White River Creamery

fayetteville OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES 112 Drive-In Theatre - A drive-in movie theatre that

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


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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. Botanical Garden of the Ozarks - The park is located on 86 acres adjoining Lake Fayetteville. It includes 12 themed gardens and a butterfly house. Lake Wedington - 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.

l o we l l OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Golf Mountain - 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 drivethrough where animals can be seen as you might see them in nature, and there is also a wonderful petting zoo area where baby exotic and domestic animals can be petted. It is not unusual to see a baby white tiger in the petting area. While there is a coin-operated snack area provided, many families bring their lunch and eat on the provided picnic tables.

rogers LAKES/PARK Beaver Lake- The man-made lake has approximately

487 scenic miles of shoreline, with campsites, picnic sites, swimming areas, trails, and several other activities for the entire family to enjoy Hobbs State Park  - A park filled with woodland hiking and biking trails. Pea Ridge National Military Park - 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.

siloam springs OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Dogwood Junction - Unique

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

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Top 10 BBQ Restaurants in NWA Northwest Arkansas is indeed hog heaven from its famous and beloved Razorbacks to the many top rated BBQ joints located in this beautiful corner of the state. Since bar-b-cue is so popular, it seems there’s a BBQ joint on every corner, making it doubly difficult to limit our list to the Top 10 Rated BBQ joints in NWA and a couple of Honorable Mentions. One thing is for sure, using the list below will give your taste buds a memorable sensation:

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fay e t t e v i l l e ( c o n t. ) Lucky Luke’s BBQ $$

Rhythm and Q $

1220 N Garland Ave, (479) 521-7550

1721 Forest Hills Blvd, (479) 268-6858

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

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

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.

Whole Hog Cafe $$

1400 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 271-6566

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

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

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22754 Raymond St, (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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Herman’s $$ 2901 N. College Rd, (479) 442-9671

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

Sassy’s Red House $$

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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Big rub is one of the more established food trucks in NWA. It offers some of the best BBQ and other unique side items in the region. Big Rub’s food is simply out-of-this-world delicious. Try the Jordan or the Sabroso, both are popular menu items, and ones you are sure to enjoy.

Tyler’s Craft BBQ $

2039 E Van Buren, (479) 363-6248

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The Big Rub Urban Eatery $ inside Walmart SuperCenter 4208 South Pleasant Crossing, (479) 282-1405

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Rockin’ Pig Saloon $$

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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.

Smokin’ Joe’s Ribhouse $$

1204 S. Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR, (479) 273-1685

Genuine Pit Barbecue, known as one of the best BBQ catering services for all of NWA. Ribs are smoked all the way through and the meat literally falls off the bone.

FireStation 29 Pub and Grill $ 116 Main St NE, Gravette, AR, (479) 344-6148

The BBQ is exceptional, from their pulled pork and chicken to their brisket and smoked sausage. Their sandwiches and BBQ plates are so mouthwatering that their customers keep coming back time after time. The patio has a great atmosphere, and is a great place to hang out with friends and meet new ones. The staff is welcoming and efficient. Big screened TV’s, popular with sports enthusiasts, are tuned to the popular games.

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Top 10 Bentonville Restaurants Chef driven restaurants dominate the list of Bentonville’s top rated restaurants. Talent abounds and the competition for customers is stiff. With a focus on high quality, fresh and typically locally sourced ingredients, these restaurant, whether fine dining or more casual serve amazing delicious dishes.

Steak houses, farm-to-table, French, fish and Italian restaurants are all included in the list below:

Eleven $$

Table Mesa $$

Eleven, located within Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, is especially noted for its modern American comfort food with a focus on traditional food of the Ozarks. A delicious meal at Eleven includes stunning scenery, impeccable service and world-class art. Open for lunch and dinner with occasional live music. Lunch is served cafeteria style, and dinner is reserved seating.

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 the Bananas Foster a la Mesa. Located right on the famous Bentonville Downtown Square, a meal at Table Mesa is not to be missed.

600 Museum Way (479) 418-5700

Fred’s Hickory Inn $$

108 E Central Ave, (479) 715-6706

The Hive $$

200 NE A St, (479) 286-6575

1502 N Walton Blvd, (479) 273-3303

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

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

Oven and Tap $$

Tusk & Trotter $$

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.

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.

215 South Main St, (479) 871-2542

River Grille $$$

1003 McClain Rd, (479) 271-4141

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

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

110 SE A St, (479) 268-4494

Tavola Trattoria $$

108 SE A St, (479) 715-4738

Craving superb Italian food, but in a casual setting? You must try Tavola Trattoria, located right off Bentonville’s Historic Downtown Square. Have the delicious Crocque Monsieur, a classic French ham and cheese sandwich, or enjoy the Tiramisu a taste-sensation you’ll want to repeat often. Delicious Italian and Mediterranean dishes, signature cocktails and reasonably priced wines are the standard at this upscale casual restaurant where locals flock by the droves.

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Blu Fresh Fish Marketplace $$

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 Chef Micheal Robertshaw’s delicious creations, and locals find the Pressroom the perfect place to gather with friends for coffee or drinks. Though relatively new to Bentonville, the Pressroom is fast becoming the unofficial welcoming center for the city and NWA.

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

Sushi House $$

Petit Bistro Restaurant & Lounge $$$

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

Located in a rustic, restored, historic rock home, Petit Bistro Restaurant & Lounge serves dinner only and offers refined French/Mediterranean food, wine and cocktails. Excellent friendly service, the back patio’s relaxed atmosphere, its unique pasta dishes and “petit plates” and its elegant wines and beautiful cocktails all combine to make this a gathering place for locals.

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

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.

2702 N Walton Blvd, (479) 464-9278

Bentonville Glass Inc. 507 S. Main Street Bentonville, AR

www.bentonvilleglass.com

479-273-5545

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Top 10 Breakfasts to Wake Up for in NWA Most people enjoy a good breakfast, and most people also enjoy eating breakfast out on occasion. When you wake up hungry for a tasty and satisfying breakfast, there’s nothing better than knowing there is a breakfast eatery that will suit your taste right here in NWA. Many are famous for big down home country breakfasts, some are known for serving scrumptious gourmet breakfast fare, and others are known for breakfast on the run. The list below will surely include the breakfast you’re looking for:

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Station Café $ 111 North Main St, (479) 273-0553 The Station Cafe, located on Bentonville’s Historic Downtown Square, specializes in humongous breakfasts including biscuits and gravy, killer omelettes, pancakes and skillets. The restaurant is fitted out comfortably retro, but, weather permitting, you can also choose to eat outside. They are also famous for their mouthwatering steak burgers, fries and onion rings. Try it once, and you’ll be hooked for life.

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

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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.

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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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. Arsaga’s Depot $$ 548 W Dickson St, (479) 443-9900 Found in five different locations throughout Fayetteville, Arsaga’s gives you one of the area’s best all-around breakfast’s. Arsaga’s Depot, one of the newest Arsaga’s locations, is based in an old freight train right off of Dickson Street. Good service, excellent crepes, and even better coffee are the talk of the region. Prelude Breakfast Bar $$ 509 W Spring St #210, (479) 435-6435 Open from 8 a.m - 2:30 p.m., Prelude Breakfast Bar offers a refreshing departure from traditional restaurants. Literally everything is amazing including the Pancake Flight, the Huevos Rancheros, the Omelets, the Scrambles, and the fresh squeezed mimosas and the Bloodys. Come early if possible as the place starts to get really busy before mid morning.

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

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rogers Lucy’s Diner $ 511 W Walnut St, (479) 230-5829 Lucy’s Diner is open 24 hours each day and breakfast is served anytime. Home-style cooking is their specialty whether you’re stopping by for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Check out their free pie, and kid’s and senior’s specials. They are known for turning new customers into regulars. Lucy’s Ultimate Breakfast is a local favorite, give it a try.

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honorable mention Duffers Cafe 638 W Lancashire Blvd, Bella Vista, AR, (479) 855-60

A neighborhood, golf themed, downhome cafe specializing in serving you a breakfast like your grandma used to dish up. The portions are good, the hashbrowns are done to a turn, and the sausage is uniquely tasty, and we haven’t even talked about the homemade breads which are simply out-of-this-world. It’s the kind of place where you can get to be a regular fast, and regulars are called by name.

The Egg and I $ 5206 Village Pkwy, (479) 657-6630 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?


Top 10 Restaurants for Brunch in NWA In NWA, you’ll find plenty of outstanding restaurants that cater to the brunch crowd. If you like to sleep in a bit and ease into the day, you’ll love the brunch hot spots we’ve found. Upscale and chic, farm-to-table, New Orleans inspired and more are represented in the Top 10 Brunch list this quarter. Whatever your palate, you’ll enjoy your brunch when you select from the list below:

bentonville The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel $$ 200 NE A St, (479) 286-6500

The Hive is an upscale restaurant where culinary creativity thrives under the direction of Chef Matthew McClure and his professional team. Featuring a brunch made fresh from locally sourced ingredients, the menu includes The Hive Benedict and the 25-minute egg, Pan-Seared Catfish with Basmati rice. Also delicious are the Belgium Waffles with roasted bananas, raisin butter and whipped cream. Housed within the beautiful world-class 21c Museum Hotel, The Hive is the perfect place to enjoy a truly delicious and unique brunch and see great art from around the world.

Pressroom $$ 100 NW 2nd St, Ste 100, (479) 657-2905 This casual chic restaurant is a place to relax with friends, family or guests, and enjoy some of Pressroom’s delicious menu offerings including an array of creative dishes and drinks. The menu sports a wide variety including starters like the “Big Sticky” Roll, a killer juice bar, breakfast bowls and grains, a healthy list of egg offerings and a nice list of brunch cocktails including the Pressroom Mimosa. Weather permitting, try the patio seating. Table Mesa $$ 108 E Central Ave, (479) 715-6706

A favorite Sunday brunch hot spot, Table Mesa serves fabulous food and beverages from 10 -2. The Fajita Bar has 15 delicious items including pulled pork, chicken, salmon, and beef fajitas. The Emporium Table features seasonal fruit and scrumptious gluten free desserts. The Brunch Platos include items like Prime Rib and Eggs, Table Mesa Huevos Rancheros, and Mesa Pancakes. The Bloody Mary Bar and the La Lola 6 make the Breakfast Liquids the talk of the town. The staff is knowledgeable and gifted with the ability to make your Brunch a memorable event. Try Table Mesa for Brunch, you’ll be glad you did.

Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie $$ 200 NE A St, (479) 286-6500

A high point in Bentonville’s burgeoning culinary scene, Chef Rob Nelson has designed a delightful brunch menu that makes addicts out of brand new customers. You can expect perfect Eggs Benedict, delicious High South Breakfast Casserole, and Tasty Carrot Cake Waffles on the Sunday Brunch Menu. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere and space design can accommodate business people, families, and even the most sophisticated traveler.

eureka springs Local Flavor Café $$ 71 S Main St, (479) 2539522 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, and Traditional Omelets Country Breakfast. The staff is friendly and efficient and the atmosphere, largely due to the use of vintage lamps, is a wonderful departure from the typical restaurant. Ingredients are locally sourced and fresh. Gluten free is available. Don’t miss this one.

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

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

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Emelia’s Kitchen $$ 309 W. Dickson St, (479) 527-9800 Delicious food, warm, outgoing staff, and a delightful ambiance characterize this restaurant. Sunday Brunch features tasty Bloody Mary’s and menu items like the Blue Crab Benedict, Mediterranean Omelet and Belgian Waffles. The Farmer’s Table Café $$ 1079 S School Ave, (479) 966-4125 Free range eggs, Animal Welfare Approved bacon, buttermilk biscuits (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.

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

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

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

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


Top 10 Burgers in NWA

There’s not a doubt in the world that burgers are a favorite food for people across the nation, and NWA residents, newcomers and visitors will all agree that burgers are a regular staple in their diets as well. Big fat juicy mouthwatering burgers, gourmet burgers stacked high, old fashioned burgers and to go burgers suited for a day at the lake are all to be found on this quarter’s edition of Top 10 Burgers. You’ll find exactly they type of burger you’re looking for listed below.

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Ron’s Burgers and Chili $ 1702 S Walton Blvd #12, (479) 464-4420

An all-around terrific burger experience for the entire family, Ron’s is one of the very best choices in the area. The surprisingly different Spanish fries are not just flavored fries, they are typical fries with fried onions and jalapenos mixed in. Vegetarians will be happy with the tasty veggie burger, and everyone should try the root beer served in an ice cold mug.

Station Café $ 111 N Main St, (479) 273-0553 Located only two doors down from the Wal-Mart Museum on the Bentonville Downtown Square, this primarily burger cafe is frequently sought after for tasty comfort food. Locals, people from miles around in the region and many visitors from around the world have happily sampled the Station Café burgers. They are cooked as you order them, from real Angus beef, and their French fries are simply awesome. Some sidewalk seating lets you enjoy your burger while you are watching all the interesting people go by. Don’t miss this one; it definitely is a fun place to eat.

eureka springs 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.

fayetteville Art’s Place $ 2530 N College Ave, (479) 443-7113

In business for more than 20 years, Art’s Place is a great place to kickback, have a couple brews, watch sports, play some pool, and hang with old and new friends. And for those burger lovers out there, Art’s Place makes a burger to rival some of the best in NWA. The people that run the place don’t know a stranger, and they make you feel welcome

and right at home. For all these reasons and more, it’s one of those places that gets under your skin. Once you’ve experienced Art’s Place, you’ll be back again and again.

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

For amazing burgers on the patio, delicious sweet potato fries and onion rings, blueberry lemonade and a full-service bar, visit Deluxe Burger on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. This place is addictive.

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

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

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

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

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

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

s p r i n g da l e Angus Jack $$ 2638 W Sunset Ave, (479) 717-2940

Don’t let the outside facade fool you, Angus Jack is an indie doing it right in NWA. Offering made-to-order hamburgers make from handpressed Angus meat, wraps, sandwiches including a B.L.T. made from Apple wood bacon, 22 different flavors of shake combinations made from hand dipped ice cream, frosties and a special menu for the kids.

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Top 10 Restaurants That Serve Delicious Catfish in NWA Catfish ranks right up there at the top of the list for favorite food in NWA. Truthfully, it would be very difficult to find someone that doesn’t like it. Catfish eateries abound in Northwest Arkansas, and you can typically take your pick of fried or grilled with fried being more popular. Some restaurants also offer blackened catfish for those with a more discriminating taste.

Armed with the list below, you’re sure to enjoy a delicious catfish meal in NWA:

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

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

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

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

Angler’s Grill & Pub $$ 14581 US-62, (479) 253-4004

The Angler’s Grill & Pub has all you can eat “hand breaded” fried catfish, and it is delicious. Patrons also rave about the fried catfish club sandwich, the catfish basket, the catfish 3 pc. dinner and the senior catfish meal. As you can see, this is a great place to eat if you love catfish. Also, the deck is an awesome place to have a great time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lucy’s Diner $ 511 W Walnut St, (479) 230-5829

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

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

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

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

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

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Top 10 Heavenly Chicken Restaurants in NWA There are entire cookbooks devoted to the preparation and cooking of chicken, and almost every restaurant offers at least one or two versions of the popular fowl. You may order it fried, baked, boiled, roasted, barbecued or cooked in a crock pot. Fried chicken is the most popular, and there’s a combination of fried chicken and waffles that is also quickly winning fans. Use the list below to find one of the Top 10 chicken restaurants in Northwest Arkansas:

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Boneheads $$ 1403 SE Moberly Ln,(479) 715-6699

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

At Boneheads, experience serious tasting Piri Piri chicken in a relaxed atmosphere. The small chain started in Atlanta, but is now in five states. If you haven’t tried it, you’re in for a real treat.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

s p r i n g da l e AQ Chicken $$ 1207 N Thompson St, (479) 751-4633 In business since 1947, this famous chicken house serves a variety of Southern-style chicken recipes in an oldfashioned setting. Chicken lovers! You must sample some of this chicken.

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

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

honorable mention Slim Chickens $ 2120 N. College, Fayetteville, AR 72703 (479) 935-4444

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

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

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

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Top 10 irresistible indie coffee spots in NWA Due to their enormous popularity, indie coffee spots are popping up all over Northwest Arkansas. People love fresh, flavorful coffee, and they also love the atmosphere their favorite house provides. There’s not much better than enjoying a cup of tasty espresso and a chat with a friend is there? NWA’s trained baristas are at your service when you visit any of the Top 10 Indie Coffee Spots below:

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

Baba Boudan’s Espresso $ 701 College Ave, (479) 582-9540

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

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

Onyx Coffee Lab in Bentonville is actively pursuing its stated mission to create the perfect cup of coffee through scientific and Artisan methods. It delivers a cup that is satisfying in every way. The aroma is tantalizing, the taste is smooth, full-flavored and rich, the atmosphere is welcoming, and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Locals love this espresso coffee bar and restaurant for its wonderful coffee, friendly service and welcoming atmosphere. If you want to feel right at home the first time you walk in, give Baba’s a try. Besides their coffee and food items, they sell coffee by the pound (great gift items), and you can purchase gift cards for your friends.

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

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

211 Cafe $ 106 SW 2nd St (479) 544-7478

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

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

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

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.

You’ll love the atmosphere at Pour Jon’s. You know when locals rave about a place, it must be top-drawer. The shop has many varieties of exceptional coffee and more than 20 varieties of loose-leaf teas. Trained baristas strive to bring out the “coffee purist” in every guest. Many claim this is the best place in Siloam Springs to gather with friends over a cup of java.

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

ONYX Coffee Lab $ 7058 W Sunset Ave, (479) 419-5739

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

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

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With fantastic espresso and warm, friendly service, the ONYX Coffee Lab specialize in roasting hand-crafted, small batches and serves a brew that will keep you coming back time after time. Try their dark roast!


Top 10 Restaurants with Decadent Desserts Many believe a meal isn’t complete unless you have finished it off with a decadent dessert. Thankfully, there are numerous made from scratch divine desserts in Northwest Arkansas. We have pies, pastries, cakes, cookies, cupcakes and even a gluten free bakery to enjoy. Below are restaurants that serve the most decadent desserts in Northwest Arkansas:

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

Chunky Dunk: A Milk and Cookies Truck $ 201 N Block Ave, (903) 941-0808

Looking for an unusual yet heavenly indulgence? Look no more, Crepes Paulette makes sweet crepes that literally melt in your mouth. Try the The Turtle or The Nutty Monkey for a sweet treat that will make your taste buds dance. GooseBerry Pies $ 2210 S Walton Blvd, Ste 12, (479) 224-1318

Hands down, this place makes some of the most delicious pies in the NWA region, the state, and probably the world. Even though they are a small bakery with just one oven, they will make any of their pies for you with advance notice. Many people make GooseBerry Pies a regular weekly stop. Try the Chocolate Pecan and the Rhubarb Pie for a taste sensation.

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

Oscars has luscious homemade sweet treats like their Success Cake, Homemade Ice Cream and Hummingbird Cake. Stop in for a flavorful cup of coffee, and try one of their amazing decadent desserts.

Chunky Dunk, A Milk and Cookies Truck, makes a large variety of fresh baked yummo cookies. They specialize in their signature cookies, sandwich cookies and build your own cookies, and they also have a catering service ready to make your event a happy One. Try the Happy Camper cookie.

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

Open Mon - Fri, 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM and open for Fri dinner 5 PM - 9 PM. Mouthwatering scratch-made desserts of every description are created at the Wooden Spoon. 6-layer cakes, cheesecake, bread pudding, a tantalizing array of cream and berry pies, cookies, cobblers and fudge brownies are all part of the rotating dessert menu. These pies literally melt in your mouth. Well worth the drive from Bentonville or other NWA communities.

rogers Fork & Crust $ 5208 Village Pkwy, Ste 11, (479) 268-6634

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

Located on Main Street in Farmington, features European-style pastries, custom cakes, true Artisan breads, wood-fired pizzas and deli sandwiches and soups. Try the amazing Lemon Cheese Cake, your taste buds will scream for joy.

fayetteville Rick’s Bakery $ 1220 N College Ave Across From the Veteran’s Hospital, (479) 442-2166

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

Bliss Cupcake Café $ 14 S Block Ave Downtown, (479) 575-0575

Fork and Crust Pie Co. bakes delectable pies of every description including their berry, pecan and cream pies. These pies are worth driving across the county for, guaranteed! Place your order for a special event, holiday or just because you want to serve one to your family. Whatever the occasion, you won’t be disappointed.

springdale Spring Street Grill $ 101 Spring St, (479) 751-0323

Spring Street Grill’s true claim to fame is their famous, fresh baked,homemade pies. Come for lunch, but save room for a piece of pie. The pie menu rotates, but you might get lucky and find Chocolate Pecan Pie or fresh Strawberry Pie on the menu the day you come.

Locally owned Bliss Cupcake Cafe uses fresh ingredients to bake its yummy, baked-from-scratch cupcakes and other baked goodies including special occasion cakes Best sellers are Red Velvet and Chocolate Milkshake cupcakes. They also make a Bliss for Pups, which is very popular with dog owners, and they bake a gluten free and vegan cupcake.

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Top 10 Eureka Springs Restuarants Beautiful Eureka Springs is home to many delightfully different upmarket fine dining restaurants. Many are owned by trained chefs transplanted from other parts of the country and from around the world, making this small Alpine-like village a virtual hotbed for brilliant restaurants. These restaurants take pride in serving only the freshest, finest food, giving impeccable service, and providing a unique soothing environment. Guests leave impressed. Their expectations have been greatly exceeded, and they are determined to return soon. The Top 10 restaurants listed below offer a winning combination of amazing food, friendly, high quality service and a clean comfortable atmosphere:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Set to 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.

Le Stick Nouveau $$$ 63 Spring St, (479) 981-3123

Located below the Historic New Orleans Hotel, Le Stick provides a fine dining experience that’s likely stay with you forever. Atmosphere is terrific, food is notedly amazing and the service is both efficient and charming. The Beef Wellingon, French Onion Soup and the escargot are all highly recommended.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Top 10 farm-to-Table restaurants in Nwa Title copy in NWA. Focused on healthy eating, people increasingly look for restaurants that Farm-to-table restaurants are all the rage across the land, and they are especially plentiful specialize in farm-to-table food. Dishes are loaded with fresh, locally grown food, and flavor is definitely not sacrificed, in fact, menu items made with fresh, local food are likely to be full of flavor and make for healthy eating. Below are the top 10 Farm-to-table restaurants in Northwest Arkansas:

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

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

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

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

contemporary and American flavors utilizing fresh local ingredients when available. Try the local warm goat cheese salad with Yukon gold potatoes, Arkansas peppered bacon and warm frisse.

fay e t t e v i l l e ( c o n t. ) Greenhouse Grille $$ 481 S School Ave, (479) 444-8909

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

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

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

Tusk & Trotter $$ 110 Southeast A St, (479) 2684494

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

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Oven and Tap $$ 215 South Main St, (479) 8712542

Oven and Tap prides itself on serving amazing wood-fired pizzas and sandwiches and other southern and Italian fare in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Menu items use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. The staff is attentive and friendly, and are always willing to take time to make a stranger feel welcome. 16 brews are on the tap wall and cocktails and wine are also available.

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

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

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

Located between Springdale and Fayetteville, AR in a stunning setting, the restaurant features hand crafted beverages, a rotisserie oven and a wood-burning grill. Chef Miles James offers a delightful mix of

RELOCATING 113 S 2nd St, (479) 936-8083

Located in historic downtown Rogers, the cafe specializes in natural foods and delicious wines. The menu is unique, fresh, and yummy. Ambiance is small, quaint, and chic with an intimate feel.

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

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

honorable mention Four Corners Kitchen $$

1214 Garland Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703 (479) 301-2801 Four Corners Kitchen is a farm-to-table restaurant featuring a seasonally rotating menu depending on the ingredients that can be sourced from local farmers. As you might expect, the largely American cuisine, is about as fresh as you can find anywhere, and Chef/Owner, Wesley, makes sure that every dish he serves is flavorful and delicious. There’s also a wonderful bar with tasty

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Top 10 Fayetteville Restaurants Fayetteville has many outstanding restaurants, and we won’t deny how difficult it was to select the Top 10 and accompanying Honorable Mentions, nevertheless, and with much agonizing, we finally arrived at our Top 10 Fayetteville Restaurants list. Chic, upscale, farm-to-table, French, grille, sandwich, Thai, Italian and catfish are all represented.

Visit the restaurants on the list below for a delicious meal prepared and cooked to perfection:

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

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

Bouchée $$ Suite 160, 1 E Center St, (479) 409-0509

Open for breakfast and lunch Tues - Sat, Bouchée’s is a French Bistro serving classic French food including lucious authentic French quiche, croissants and crepes and the most delicious French baked goodies you’ve ever put in your mouth.

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

Open for lunch and dinner, this ever popular seafood, steak and family style restaurant makes our Top 10 list for its consistent, tantalizingly delicious catfish and hushpuppies; bottomless fixin’s and efficient, friendly service. Eat there once, and you’ll develop a craving for their unique brand of catfish and hushpuppies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Top Food Trucks-NORTH (Bella Vista, Bentonville, Rogers) The ranks of top-notch food trucks are growing by leaps and bounds. In fact there are so many really good ones that we thought we would break the category into North and South to give more trucks an opportunity to be listed as winners. Food trucks in Bentonville, Bella Vista and Rogers are in the North section, and those in Fayetteville, Lowell and Springdale are in the South.

Those listed below are in the “Top 10 North” category:

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Street Ninja $ 13467 Look Out Drive, (479) 306-2221

The Big Rub Urban Eatery $ inside Walmart SuperCenter 4208 South Pleasant Crossing, (479) 282-1405

Street Ninja serves a variety of Asian Fusion including Thai and Chinese traditional dishes. Patrons rave about the food, the service and the convenience of eating delicious, fresh, healthy food at a moment’s notice. Shaded tables are provided.

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

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

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

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

TrickDilly $ 216 N Main, (479) 276-1391

TrickDilly is farm-to-taco at its best. Fresh, local ingredients are used whenever possible to create an array of deliciously different tacos not seen before in NWA. Tacos with names like TrickPea, PorkDilly and Thai Chicken are regulars. The potato salad is truly a work of art, and not to be missed. In addition to the permanent location, TrickDilly has a truck which is available for special events, parties and such.

Señor Hogg’s $ 405 SW A St, (479) 544-9440

Whether you stop by for breakfast, lunch or late night bites on the weekends, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu since everything they serve is so flavorful and filling. The chefs are knowledgeable about all menu items, and they’re happy to chat a bit if they’re not too busy. Their tacos are unlike anything you’ve ever tasted, and they are sure to have you coming back time after time.

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 th Rios Family Farm. If you love south-of-the-border food, you will be a rabid fan of Yeyo’s.

Big rub is one of the more established food trucks in NWA. It offers some of the best BBQ and other unique side items in the region. Big Rub’s food is simply out-of-this-world delicious. Try the Jordan or the Sabroso, both are popular menu items, and ones you are sure to enjoy.

Johnny V’s $ 4601 W Walnut St, (479) 426-2900

Johnny V’s does not make just good sandwiches, they make killer sandwiches that rival ones made in the cities where they are famous. For example, the meat used in the Pastrami sandwich, which is widely celebrated in the Bronx, is cured and prepared in the old way, making the taste authentic and delicious. If you are from a large city, check out Johnny V’s. to satisfy your craving for a hometown sandwich.

Pit Masters $ Frisco Station Mall, 100 N Dixieland Rd, (479) 202-5344

Out-of-this-world BBQ, outstanding homemade sides, and worldclass desserts characterize this amazing BBQ food truck. The meats are smoked daily to maintain that fresh smoked flavor, so they do close early when the meat runs out, so get there early. Catering options are available as is delivery service, and there’s all you can eat ribs on Thursday.

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

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.

honorable mention Priato Pizzaria $ 213 NE A St

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

Street Dogs $ 809 SW A St, (479) 268-8630

Not your average hot dog, no, not by a longshot, these are amazing street dogs that will made your taste buds stand up and whistle. You must try the Memphis Dog and Fried Black Eyed Peas. They have a vegetarian option for you vegetarians out there, and, for the kid’s there’s even a Puppy Dog. They’ve thought of everything - in inclement weather, there’s a Drive-Through. This is one little food truck that you that you don’t want to miss.

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Top Food Trucks-SOUTH (fayetteville,lowell, springdale) Food trucks in NWA are no longer a novelty, they have become part of our culture. They are fun, convenient and offer exceptional food, and some offer the expertise of trained chefs capable of designing and cooking some of the best gourmet food you’ll find anywhere. The food truck industry is totally booming in Northwest Arkansas, so much so that we’ve divided the category into North and South to give more trucks and opportunity to be on the winner’s list.

The food trucks listed below are the Top 10 for Food Trucks South including Fayetteville, Lowell and Springdale:

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Big Sexy Food Truck $ 617 N College Ave, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 (479) 222-1675

Zuppa Zuppa Soup Kitchen $ 617 N College Ave, (479) 595-4898

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

Chunky Dunk: A Milk and Cookies Truck $ 693 W North St, (903) -941-0808

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

s p r i n g da l e Tyler’s Craft BBQ $ 22754 Raymond St, (479) 409-7423

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. Check their FB page to see where they will be daily.

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

Nomad ’s Natural Plate $$ 205 W Dickson St, Fayetteville, AR, (479) 435-5312

Soup Shack $ 2903 Zion Rd, (479) 306-0061

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

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

If you are a soup aficionado, you’ll love this food truck. Stop by for a spoon (bowl of soup), fork (salad), or finger (sandwich) the next time you’re in the mood for a truly unique soup, terrific sandwich or crisp salad. The Soup shack has a huge fan base, and for a good reason, everything is made from scratch and made fresh daily. You can’t go wrong with anything you choose.

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

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

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One of Fayetteville’s most popular food trucks, Nomad’s offers delicious falafel, mouthwatering gyros, and they are conveniently located right on famed Dickson Street. Their hours are convenient too, staying open until 1 AM on Fri and Sat.

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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Healthy Restaurants in nwa

With the epidemic of obesity in America, people are paying more attention to what and how they are eating. Eating healthy is now talked about on TV, in our schools, in small and large groups, and, in many cases, has filtered down to family conversations. Increasingly, people are looking for healthy eating options when they go out to eat.

The restaurants and food trucks below specialize in serving delicious, nourishing food:

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

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

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Crazy Pear offers exceptionally delicious salads, wraps, real fruit smoothies and adult grilled cheese sandwiches. The salads are huge and packed with a wide variety of fresh greens and other fresh ingredients that make for truly healthy eating.

Eleven $$$ 600 Museum Way, (479) 418-5700

If you enjoy robust yet healthy food, amazing presentation, a beautiful setting and excellent service, you will love eating at Eleven, located within Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Ingredients for dishes are fresh and locally sourced whenever possible. You can be well nourished and appreciate fine art all at the same time when you choose to dine at Eleven.

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

Sushi House offers a typical Sushi of rolls, beer, wine and sake. With an emphasis on fresh ingredients, the top notch Sushi House can be counted on for delicious healthy Japanese cuisine. The varied menu offers something to please anyone’s taste.

Vivace Mediterranean Cuisine $$ 1100 SE 14th St, (479) 273-5500

Providing a unique dining experience to the people of NWA, Vivace offers beautiful, delicious Mediterranean food, excellent service, and a quiet ambiance for your dining pleasure. The Vivace Signature for two is highly recommended.

The Greenhouse Grill is so green that it even has a garden out front, which is used to procure produce for the kitchen. Locally sourced organic ingredients are used in every case possible for all the menu items. The food is amazing, the environment is lively, and the service is terrific. Local craft beer is available as are cocktails. Great date night place.

Meiji $$ 3878 N Crossover Rd #8, (479) 521-5919

Meiji, a Japanese restaurant, specializes in fresh sushi and other fresh Japanese inspired food, sake and wines. Offering a wide variety of Sushi, soups, Appetizers, Sashimi, Rolls, Salads, Teriyaki, Katsu, Bento Boxes and much more. You’ll love Meiji.

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Heirloom $$ --- RELOCATING 113 S 2nd St, (479) 936-8083

Using fresh local ingredients and with a weekly rotating menu, Heirloom, a small seasonal restaurant in downtown Rogers, designs and serves awesome food that is both delicious and good for you.

springdale So Pho Real Restaurant $$ 909 S Pleasant St, (479) 717-2024

Springdale Asian fusion restaurant featuring an ample menu with appetizers, wings, Pho, Fusion, rice plates, weekend specials and a kids menu. Everything is fresh and delish, but do try some of the Pho for an amazing taste sensation.

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

A popular regional restaurant, offering a wide variety of amazing fresh food for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. For Chef and owner Britt Evans, the emphasis is always on freshness. Many beautiful and creative dishes fill the menus and there’s also a gluten free menu.

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

A unique and charming restaurant offering scrumptious food, the opportunity to be treated like family, and great service from the moment you walk through the door. The desserts are heavenly, the breakfasts are awesome. Give the Belgian Waffle with Lemon Curd a try...Yummy.

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honorable mention Chennai Cafe $$ 2850 W Walnut St, Rogers, AR, (479) 899-6215

Serving South Indian fare, Chennai Cafe offers an opportunity to eat foods like biriyani, tikkla masala, and Indian curries. South Indian food, healthy due to its spices like turmeric, red chilies, ginger and garam masala, is great for you and great tasting too.

Petra Cafe $ 31 E Center St #101, Fayetteville, AR, (479) 443-3090

Open for lunch only, Petra is a casual cafe serving Mediterranean fare and Turkish coffee. Food is fresh, salads are amazing, soups are full of flavor and delicious, platters are tasty and filling. Try the Petra Platter, a vegetarian platter with hummus, falafel with tahini, baba ghanouge & tabbouleh.

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Top 10 hidden food treasures in NWA Tucked away in a most unexpected location, experience the magic of trying one of our little hidden food treasures. For example, how about driving up to a gas station to fill your tank only to discover some of the best fried chicken you will ever put in your mouth. Or try walking into a bakery, and also finding delicious, fresh, handmade tamales. Only the early birds get these fabulous tamales, so if you enjoy tamales, get there early. Do yourself a favor, and use the list below to discover one of our Top 10 Hidden Food Treasures:

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American Legion Post 341 $ 1889 Bella Vista Way, (479) 268-5090

Blackboard grocery & Eatery $$ 644 W Dickson St #101, (479) 443-1479

The best kept secret in NWA is the food at American Legion Post 341 on Fridays and Tuesdays. Post 341 puts on a killer fish fry on Friday nights from 8 - 10 p.m., for $5.00, and you can get get 3 wholesome filling tacos with beans and rice on Taco Tuesdays from 8 - 10 p.m., also for $5.00. The post has a fabulous group of vets, but you don’t have to be a vet to enjoy these events.

Grand Central Station $ 1806 Forest Hills Blvd, (479) 855-9214

A gas station that serves some of the best fried chicken, soups, sandwiches, and burgers to be found in the country. They also serve breakfast including killer cinnamon rolls and three-egg omelettes. The folks that run the place are really nice and go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Try the place once, and you’ll be hooked!

Yazzetti’s Italian Restaurant $ 519 W Dickson St, (479) 442-4226

Located inside George’s Majestic Lounge, Yazzetti’s serves homemade pasta, salads and awesome hand tossed pizza with their own special marinara. Stop in for a delicious lunch if you’re down on Dickson Street, and be sure to save room for one of their daily rotated amazing homemade desserts.

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bentonville Bentonville Library Café – Cycle Path Café $ 405 S Main St, (479) 586-3940

Not the kind of eatery you would expect to find in a library, it specializes in quality coffee and delicious sandwiches and wraps. Try the fresh homemade chicken salad on Cranberry Pecan bread. It’s the kind of sandwich that keeps you coming back time after time. They also offer an amazing catering menu for all your catering needs.

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

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

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

If you’ve ever craved a tall, perfectly flavored, giant ice cream cone, then you must visit The Short Stop in Garfield, the home of the giant cone. Not far from Beaver Lake, folks stop by to grab one of these commercial sized ice cream cones. When you first see your cone, you may think you’ll never be able to eat all of it, but they are so yummy, you’ll have it all eaten before you know it. Besides the giant cones they also have burgers (cooked to perfection and juicy) and plate lunches. The Short Stop also sells Phillips 66 gas.

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Located on Dickson Street in the heart of Fayetteville, this eatery is an upscale urban market offering one-stop shopping and featuring select groceries, produce, coffee, delicious soups, sandwiches served on Apple Blossom Sourdough bread, crisp salads, and that’s just for starters.

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Gaby’s Bakery $ 1803 S 8th St, (479) 621-0063

Although Gaby’s is primarily a bakery turning out delicious breads and pastries, if you get there early enough, you can get some of the best tamales you’ve ever put in your mouth. For all you tamale lovers out there, get up early and get you body over there to see what all the fuss is about.

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

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

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

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


Top 10 Savory Italian Restaurants in NWA Are you in the mood for some delicious Italian food? If you are in Northwest Arkansas or plan to be, then you are in luck, this area has some of the best Italian food in the country. Below, are the top rated savory Italian restaurants in Bentonville, Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Rogers and Springdale. Some of the restaurants are considered fine dining establishments, and others not so much, but they do have one thing in common, delicious Italian food. Enjoy!!

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

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

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

fa y e t t e v i l l e ( C o n t . ) amazing Italian creations guaranteed to tempt your appetite. Enjoy relaxing to fun live acoustic music on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Try the Eggplant Parmesan, you will be glad you did.

Vetro 1925 $$$ 17 East Center St, (479) 966-4649

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With pestos made from the freshest ingredients including, the finest extra virgin olive oil, farm fresh herbs, pine nuts, hazelnuts, and walnuts, The Pesto Cafe’ located on College Ave, specializes in

s p r i n g da l e Venesian Inn $$ 582 West Henri De Tonti Boulevard, (479) 361-2562

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

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

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

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Top 10 Late Night Restaurants in NWA Most restaurants do close at 9 p.m or before in NWA, but there are also some excellent ones that do stay open for late night dining. In fact, we were pleasantly surprised when our research revealed that late night dining is plentiful - you just need to know where to go. Use the convenient list below to find a restaurant that stays open late for your dining pleasure:

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

Theos $ 318 N Campbell Ave

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

Wicked Wood Fired Pizza $ 372 W Dickson St

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 is 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.

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 1:00am.

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.

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

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

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Bustling, friendly restaurant that can be counted on for delicious food and fabulous drinks. Coffee is amazing too. Open until 12:00 am.

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

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

Lucy’s Diner $ 511 W Walnut St, (479) 230-5829

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

s p r i n g da l e The Steam $ 107 E Emma Ave, (479) 717-6090

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Open for late night dining and drinks Friday and Saturday nights. The Steam has excellent, fresh food, mixed drinks and a good selection of beer too. They also have a new 800 sq. ft. patio. Try the Death By Chocolate Cake if you’re craving something sweet. Open until 12:00 am Friday and Saturday.

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

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

Frickin Chicken $ 372 W Dickson St

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

Providing private offices, meeting rooms & virtual offices.

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

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

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

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.

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Top 10 Authentic Mexican Restaurants in NWA Amazing authentic Mexican restaurants are located throughout NWA. On the list are some newer indie and chain restaurants as well as favorite restaurants that have stood the test of time. Some people absolutely must have their Mexican food fix at least once a week, and it’s lucky for them that there are many excellent restaurants to choose from in Northwest Arkansas. Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine at any of the Top Mexican restaurants we’ve listed below:

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

Taqueria Vega $ 1553 W Hudson Rd, (479) 936-8801

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

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

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

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

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

fayetteville El Burrito Loco $ 2155 W 6th St, (479) 527-9577 Burrito Loco specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine including tasty burritos and grilled tortas. Chicken and beef are grilled outside these days. 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.

San Miguel Mexican Grill & Bar 3722 N Front St, (479) 966-4680

Great punch packing margaritas, high quality Mexican food for breakfast, lunch and dinner and reasonable prices make San Miguel’s an area favorite. Open for breakfast at 7:00 a.m. every day of the week.

Excellent place for authentic Mexican food, and terrific service. The salsa served with chips is tasty enough to make you come back again and again. If you happen to be there on Saturday night, try the goat soup. Great for groups, kids, private parties and take out.

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

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

s p r i n g da l e Charly’s Taqueria $ 1830 S Pleasant St, (479) 751-7888 Amazing authentic Mexican food and friendly knowledgeable staff, it’s hard to beat this winning combination in NWA. Regulars make it a weekly lunch stop. They are well-known for their beef tacos with chopped onion and fresh cilantro, and their whole fish is also quite tasty. Taqueria Guanajuato (tacos) $ 103 N Thompson St, (479) 750-1949

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

honorable mention La Hacienda $$ 2901 E Zion Rd #20, Fayetteville, AR, (479) 444-0821

Known for their terrific freshly prepared gourmet Mexican food, fair prices and excellent service. Try the Tostada Compuesta, a gourmet tostada filled with olla beans, cheese, guacamole, lettuce, sour cream, salsa fresca and your choice of chicken or beef machaca or carnitas. Their steak fajitas are also terrific.

Victoria’s Mexican Restaurant $ 150 S Curtis Ave, Pea Ridge, AR, (479) 451-0780

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

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Top 10 new Restaurants in NWA Do you ever catch yourself eating the same food at the same restaurants week after week? We’re creatures of habit, and it’s really easy to fall into the rut of frequenting the same old standbys time after time. New restaurants, even though they may have outrageously good food, often have to battle to lure customers into their eateries for this reason. Make it a habit to give the new restaurants a whirl. You’ll most likely be happy you did, and doing so will ensure that new top notch restaurants have a chance to get a foothold and flourish. Below are the best new restaurants in NWA:

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Street Ninja $ 13467 Look Out Dr, (479) 306-2221

Bocca Italian eatery & pizzeria $$ 2036 N College Ave, (479) 301-2688

Looking for authentic Asian mobile cuisine? You’ll find made-toorder delicious food done right every time regardless of how many menu items you select. Owners are friendly, accommodating and happy to adjust recipes to suit your special needs. Customers rave about the Drunken Noodles, Pad Thai and Garlic Pepper.

bentonville Bentonville Butcher & Pint $$ 1201 S Walton Blvd Ste 105, (479) 464-9933

Amazing meats, superior burgers and other menu items, great brews and plenty of TV’s make for a creative new concept to chow down with friends and watch the games. Raves are coming in loud and clear. This place promises to be an ongoing hotspot in the Bentonville area.

The Forge $$ 407 SW A St

Located right next door to the Farmer’s Exchange, The Forge is an Irish Pub specializing in burgers, Irish Fare including Shepherd’s Pie, Fresh Irish Soda Bread (baked daily), Fish & Chips and other Irish menu items. Brews are varied and plentiful.

Ramo d’Olivo Deli & Bentonville Baking $ 217 S Main St

Both located within Ramo d’Olivo. The Deli serves delicious, fresh, piled high sandwiches, salads, cheeses and sliced meats, and the bakery has incredible cookies, pastries, scrumptious cakes madeto-order and wonderful breads.

Con Quesos $ 2016 W Martin Luther King Blvd, # 8, (479) 249-8495

Offering fusion tacos and fabulous tasting cheese dips, Con Quesos is a popular new Fayetteville restaurant keeping pace with Fayetteville’s busy citizens. The food is prepared quickly and comes out fresh and tasty.

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

The Mockingbird Kitchen is a favorite for many NWA foodies. Open for lunch and dinner, the food is fresh and prepared to perfection. The Cobb Salad, Tomato Soup, and Meatloaf will all capture your taste buds, and are easily enough to make a regular out of you, but the wines, beers, hard ciders and cocktails and taste-tempting desserts will also grab your attention.

Pieology Pizzeria $$ 1777 Martin Luther King Blvd, Ste 2, (479) 249-9466

A build your own pizza place, offering what seems to be an endless assortment of fresh ingredients, house-made delicious crusts, and 7 sauces, The stone-fired pizzas are typically at your table in 5 minutes or less.

rogers Saiwok Vietnamese Street Food $$ 2882 W Walnut St, Ste 5, (479) 202-5961

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

Chef Brent Hale brings a beautiful new food truck concept to NWA featuring Big Sexy Food including a huge $40 hamburger challenge. Exciting popups all around Northwest Arkansas are featured as is first class catering for your family and small groups. Delicious, fresh, gourmet food is the daily fare for Big Sexy Food Truck Give it a try. You’ll be delighted.

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Bocca serves Italian food including awesome wood-fired pizzas made with only the freshest of ingredients. They also offer many house-made items including their unique pastas, sauces breads and cheeses. Try the Chicken Picatta and the House-Made Pappardella.

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Saiwok Vietnamese Street Food welcomes you to Asian Fusion, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi Bars and Vietnamese food. Great food and drinks served by friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff make this a wise choice if you’re in or near the Northwest corner of the state.


Top 10 Rated Pizza joints in NWA If you love pizza, you’ll be happy to know that NWA has many excellent pizza joints to choose from. In fact, pizza is one of the most popular types of food available in the Northwest corner of the state. Wood Fired, Chicago Style, Italian Style are all represented in the Top 10 pizza joints appearing on our list for this issue. Satisfy your pizza craving when you visit one of the pizza joints on the list below:

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

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

Priato Pizzeria $ 211 NE A St

ensure a terrific experience each time you stop in.

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

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

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

Craving some Neapolitan pizza? Enjoy the convenience of amazingly delicious thin crust pies at Priato’s in downtown Bentonville located across from the 21c Hotel. Try the Margherita, the Vegan, or the BBQ Chicken and then try the rest of their 13 signature pizzas. Don’t see what you like, build your own. Gluten-free crust is available.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

s p r i n g da l e Guido’s $ 363 W Henri De Tonti Blvd, (479) 361-9101

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Top 10 rogers restaurants There are numerous hip restaurants in Rogers, Arkansas. Where to go and which type of restaurant to choose? Sometimes you want a hot new restaurant, one that serves quality food in a unique environment.

Below you will find ones that do just that.

Hammontree’s Grilled Cheese $ 113 W Walnut, (479) 202-5977

With 15 different grilled cheese sandwiches to choose from, you’re sure to be able to satisfy your grilled cheese graving at Hammontree’s Grilled Cheese in Rogers. And if you don’t like what you see on the menu, you can also elect to build your own from their 26 different cheese options. For all you grilled cheese hounds out there, this place is a must try.

Levi’s Gastro Lounge & Bar $$ 224 S 2nd St, (479) 372-6640

Welcome to Levi’s Gastro Lounge & Bar, a hipster place if there ever was one. Located in the basement of the Plaza Building in historic downtown Rogers, AR., this is the place where life, love and great food and beverages come together for fun and laughter. The appetizers, cheeseburgers and cheese fries are awesome, and the entrees are to-die-for. Live music is scheduled on a regular basis. You can’t beat this place for fun and great food.

Social Taco $ 2882 W Walnut St #1, (479) 633-8055

Social Taco is the home of outrageously tasty gourmet tacos, fresh made-on-site corn tortillas, great Guacamole and cheese dip, house-made Sangria, yummy margaritas and local craft beer. They also have live music, do catering, and have a warm welcoming atmosphere.

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

Known for their delish food including their mouthwatering burgers and tasty hot sandwiches. And with a dozen or so beers on tap, you’re sure to find one or a few that hit the spot. The ambiance is friendly and laid back; they’ve even played hop scotch on the floor from time to time. Great place for a good time!

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

Don’t let the name fool you, the Iron Horse has fresh-made food for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner; fabulous drinks; and, of course, honest full-flavored coffee. The atmosphere is laid back, and the staff is efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. Great place to gather with friends for a catch-up and drinks.

Foster’s Pint & Plate $$ 2001 S Bellview Rd #2, (479) 621-0093

Foster’s is a trendy upscale Southern brasserie and microbrewery featuring live music, fresh farm-to-table food, fun atmosphere, beer (82 on tap), cocktails, and a fantastic selection of wines for your enjoyment. Relax on their beautiful patio featuring an oversized fire pit.

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

A top-notch Cuban restaurant for NWA! You don’t have to have a passport to sample some of most authentic Cuban food to be found outside of Cuba. The lunch specials are delicious and filling. Try the Papas Rellenas appitizer, Hot Pressed Cuban Sandwiches, and the Havana Fish Tacos. Drop by for happy hour from 5 -7 PM, Tues – Fri, to sample one of their cocktail specials, $5 Mojitos, or $1 draft beer (Bud Light and Dos XX). Cuban food is not all that is going on at the Havana Tropical Grill Restaurant, on Saturday evenings, the restaurant hosts some of the best Salsa Dancing in Northwest Arkansas.

Heirloom $$ --- RELOCATING 113 S 2nd St, (479) 936-8083

Noted especially for its unique modern food experience and impeccable service, Heirloom is also recognized in the region for its beautiful presentations, fresh food, and extensive wine selection. The menu rotates weekly, giving patrons an opportunity to sample more of the fabulous food created by chef/owner, Jason Paul. Heirloom prides itself on giving its customers an exceptional dining experience like no other. Reservations are required on Friday and Saturday nights.

The Rail $$ 218 S 1st St, (479) 633-8808

Located is Historic Downtown Rogers and locally owned, The Rail is primarily a pizza company serving pizza with creative toppings, appetizers, salads, super wings, craft beer and wine. Try the Dumpster and the Cheeseburger pizza, and be sure to use the complimentary honey on the pizza crust for dessert. Dine in or enjoy the outdoor seating.

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

There are so many pizza joints in the NWA area that it is really difficult to be successful at serving a truly different pizza, and, yet, Uncle Maddio’s has done just that, it offers 4 pizza sizes, 3 types of crust, 6 cheeses, 6 homemade sauces, 15 meat choices and 48 toppings. They also feature made-to-order salads, warm cookies, gluten free crust, sauce and toppings, and take-and-bake. If you can’t find a pizza you like at Uncle Maddio’s, it’s your own darn fault.


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Southern Food Restaurants in NWA A traditional Southern meal is pan-fried chicken, some type of field peas, mashed potatoes, some type of greens, cornbread, sweet tea and dessert. If that sounds good to you, then you can pick from several different NWA restaurants that all specialize in Southern food. Be warned, it is difficult to push away from the table after eating one of these stick-to-your-ribs meals. Enjoy some good ole Southern food when you visit the restaurants listed below:

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

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

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

Willliams Soul Food $$ 3404 SE Macy Rd, (479) 372-4835

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

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

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

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

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

s p r i n g da l e AQ Chicken House $$ 1207 N Thompson St, (479) 751-4633

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

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

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

You may have to wait a minute or two to be seated, but the amazing down-home food will more than make up for the wait. Located on HWY 59 in Gentry, the Wooden Spoon specializes in excellent, taste-tripping food whether you’ve ordered their signature chicken salad, excellent meatloaf, or fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs. Their bakery items including, breads, cobblers, pies, cookies, cinnamon rolls, and cakes are made-from-scratch fresh daily. The chocolate Bread Pudding and the Red Velvet Cake are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The plain fact is, you can’t go wrong with any item on the menu.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Top 10 Sizzling Steak restaurants in NWA For true steak lovers, chicken, fish, or pasta just isn’t going to do the job. Thankfully, we have chefs in Northwest Arkansas that have mastered the art of preparing the perfect steak. Below is our list of Top Restaurants where you can savor the perfect steak.

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

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

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

Theo’s $$$ 3300 Market St #100, (479) 657-6720

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

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

eureka springs Grotto $$$ 10 Center St, (479) 363-6431

Grotto offers a unique, intimate setting and simply marvelous steaks cooked over a wood-fired grill. The Black Angus beef comes from Creekstone known for their humane treatment of cattle. Try the melt-in-you- mouth boneless ribeye or the mouthwatering filet mignon. Oh my, you’re in for a treat.

You’ll love the atmosphere, delicious food, amazing drinks, and friendly, efficient service at Theo’s. Regulars reserve a table for special occasions, and are not disappointed as the staff goes above and beyond to ensure that you have a memorable experience.

siloam springs Callahan’s Steakhouse $$ 210 US-412 East, (479) 524-4674

Callahan’s has consistent delicious food, terrific service, and a warm inviting family atmosphere. Steaks are juicy, tender and mesquite grilled to your specifications. No alcoholic beverages are served.

s p r i n g da l e Outback $$ 4808 S Thompson St, (479) 872-2800

fayetteville Ella’s $$$ The Inn at Carnall Hall, 465 Arkansas Ave, (479) 582-0400

Located in the Inn at Carnall Hall, Ella’s is an opportunity to experience fine dining in a historical environment. Sit back in the elegant dining room’s upholstered chairs, take in the exquisite ambiance, and look forward to a flavorful, cooked to perfection, Ribeye or Beef Tenderloin Filet.

Herman’s Ribhouse $$ 2901 College Ave, (479) 442-9671

As the name suggests, they are widely known for their ribs, but their steaks are equally as good. Eat in a cozy atmosphere where the friendly wait staff knows how to anticipate your needs as your meal moves along. You won’t be disappointed here. Give the 16 oz. Ribeye a try.

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

People love this place for its cozy atmosphere, friendly wait staff, terrific owners, and consistently fantastic food. The Filet of Tenderloin is available in 6, 8, or 10 oz. Portions are fork tender and cooked to your order every time.

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Ruth’s has an excellent selection of USDA Prime steaks from which to pick. Regardless of the cut you choose, you can be assured of a delicious steak cooked just the way you like it. The friendly, helpful wait staff is attentive and bent on every customer having a great experience each time they walk through the door.

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Continuing to serve award-winning steaks is the goal of every Outback in the country, and the Springdale location does just that, delivering mouthwatering steaks and scrumptious Bloomin’ Onions along with an entire menu created from fresh ingredients.

honorable mention Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse $$$ 2883 AR-23, Eureka Springs, AR (479) 253-5466

This restaurant enjoys rave reviews from around the region. Fans drive from Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas just to eat here; even savvy steak connoisseurs recommend Gaskins highly. The owners, Bert and Lisa, are fantastic people who really enjoy seeing their guests have a terrific dining experience. The mushroom soup is flavorful beyond description, and the Ribeye and Prime Rib are heavenly.


Top 10 sushi Restaurants in NWA Sushi is a Japanese concoction made of small rolls of vinegar-flavored cold rice that has been topped with raw fish and vegetables.

NWA has many exciting Sushi bars to choose from; below are the Top 10 for your eating pleasure.

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Blu Fresh Fish Marketplace $$ 607 S. E. Fifth St, (479) 925-5300

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

Looking for the absolute freshest sushi in NWA, look no more! Patrons of Blu have come to expect fish so fresh it tastes like it was just off the pier. Continuing to meet their customer’s expectations of bringing only the freshest of fish to NWA, the Raw Bar at Blu offers fresh, out-of-this-world sushi. The Sushi is so succulent that it will make your taste buds scream for more.

This is Authentic Korean and Japanese fine dining at its best. The food can be favorably compared to the best in Koreatown in LA. Once you eat here, you will return time after time. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and very eager to please. Try the Dolsat Bibimbap, Tuna or Fire Roll, and the Shumai

Gold Town Sushi & Korean BBQ $$ 1100 SE 14th St, (479) 273-1000

Meiji Japanese Cuisine $$ 3878 N Crossover Rd, (479) 521-5919

Excellent Korean BBQ and first-rate sushi are the staples of this incredible restaurant. Connoisseurs of truly authentic Korean BBQ and amazing sushi love this beautiful restaurant not only for its excellent food and friendly, impeccable service, but also for its consistency. Try the kimchee and the bibimbap.

Meiji specializes in authentic sushi using only the freshest of ingredients. The fish is flown in twice a week and the vegetables and herbs are sourced from local farmers. Enjoy the intimate dining room, sake lounge, bar, or patio. The menu also offers fresh oysters and tantalizing desserts. Service is friendly and efficient, and gluten free items are offered. Try the Teryaki Chicken.

Kobe Sushi & Grill $$ 1702 S Walton Blvd, (479) 254-7899

Enjoy choosing from fifty fresh sushi recipes. Chef J. Kuma leads a team of experienced chefs who are trained in Japanese cuisine concepts. Many lunch specials are offered like the Tuna Bowl and Bento Boxes. New customers quickly become regulars due to the consistent, excellent food and the friendly, efficient service. The fish is fresh, light, and flavorful. Try the Ahi Tuna Tower.

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

Serves fresh, excellent sushi in a clean inviting atmosphere. Staff is friendly and very attentive. On-the-house samples are offered along with your regular order. Gluten and dairy free options are also available. Try the Fuji roll.

farmington Mandalay Asian Cuisine $$ 8 Brown St, (479) 267-9494 Experience Asian food at its best at this Farmington restaurant. The emphasis is always on fresh, delicious food at the Mandalay. Try the Orange Chicken for a scrumptious treat.

rogers Asian & Sushi $$ 2603 Pleasant Grove, (479) 633-9875

This restaurant has an ample lunch menu as well as a huge all day menu. Praised for friendly, efficient service, great food and a clean facility. Kick back and take time to enjoy your meal, no one will rush you here. Try the Unagi.

Hello Ninja $$ 3000 S Pinnacle Hills Pkwy, (479) 268-5630

Hello Ninja has a very large and varied sushi menu to satisfy even the most discriminating palate. If you enjoy sushi, you will love this delightful Rogers restaurant. Try the Bento Box which comes with miso soup, salad, edamame and steamed or brown rice.

s p r i n g da l e Blue Fin $$ 4276 W Sunset Ave, Ste B, (479) 717-2877

The Blue Fin Sushi Bar and Grill has a good sized menu offering taste-tempting sushi of every description. At least one person at your table should try the BBQ Roll, which is delicious beyond compare. The service is friendly and attentive, and there’s also a full bar.

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Top 10 tacos in NWA Almost everyone loves and enjoys tacos. From gourmet tacos to street tacos, it’s hard to beat a great taco that has been seasoned and cooked to perfection. NWA has its fair share of taco restaurants and taco themed food trucks that are conveniently dotted across the region.

Below are taco spots extraordinaire, places where you can get your taco on.

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TrickDilly $ 216 N Main St, (479) 276-1391

Mangos Gourmet Taco Shop 2050 W Martin Luther King Blvd, (479) 301-2793

TrickDilly serves a variety of delicious gourmet tacos that even foodies rave about. For many the ingredients may seem a little unusual, but believe you me, the finished taco is amazing. Try the Asian Beef Taco for a sensational taste. Prices are on point, and catering is available..

Ingredients are fresh, flavorful tacos that are out-of-this-world delicious are served. Their only problem is they get busy and stay busy, so you might have to wait a few minutes to taste these taste tempting tacos.

Señor Hogg’s $ 405 SW A St, (479) 544-9440

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This nifty food truck specializes in Austin styled street tacos. Choose from Al Pastor, jerk chicken, beer battered cod or Caribbean grilled steak. The owner chefs are friendly and knowledgeable about all menu items. This is a terrific place to grab a taco and relax with a friend

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

Can’t say enough good things about the Social Taco. It’s a chefdriven restaurant specializing in flavorful artisan tacos made with only the freshest of ingredients. The Margaritas are top shelf, the Sangria is housemade, and the local craft beer is cold.

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Fresh produce, grown locally at the Rio’s Family Farm tops off their truly different tasting tacos, tacos that transport you to the bohemian streets of old Mexico. Local patrons rave about their delicious brand of tacos, and visitors can’t wait to get back for more. Catering is available.

Charly’s Taqueria $ 1830 S Pleasant St, (479) 751-7888

Amazing authentic Mexican food and friendly knowledgeable staff, it’s hard to beat this winning combination in NWA. Regulars make it a weekly lunch stop. They are well-known for their beef tacos with chopped onion and fresh cilantro, and their whole fish is also quite Tasty.

eureka springs Aquarius Taqueria 91 S Main St, (479) 253-6888

Entire food menu is gluten free. Serves a variety of scrumptious tacos including chicken, steak, pork, veggie, shrimp and fish. Great place to relax, kick back and enjoy a cerveza.

fayetteville Con Quesos Fusion Tacos $ 2016 W Martin Luther King Blvd, # 8, (479) 249-8495

Flavor is the name of the game at Con Queso’s. Fusion tacos and tasty cheese dips are their specialties. Choose from a wide variety of tacos including fish, beef, several different types of chicken and portobello.

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

Though a food truck primarily specializing in Cuban food including medianoche and empanadas, the Green Goat is also one of our top taco contenders for their to-die-for mojo pork tacos with house salsa, queso fresco, signature cilantro sauce and green onions.

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Social Taco $$ 2882 W Walnut Ste 1, (479) 633-8055

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Don Pedro’s Tacos $ 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 carves 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!

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

Terrific friendly service, delicious authentic Mexican food and very reasonable prices are the rule here. Who could ask for more? Try them for Taco Tuesdays, you’ll be pleased.

Taqueria El Rancho $ 715 E Jefferson St, Siloam Springs, AR, (479) 524-0083

According to their customers, they have the best Mexican and Salvadorian food in town. The portions are large. The burritos are big enough for two or you can take the left-overs home for another delicious meal. Their tacos are to-die-for. Not one person has anything negative to say about this place


Top 10 Tex-mex Restaurants in NWA Tex-Mex is Americanized Mexican food usually containing Mexican-style tortillas, some form of meat like beef or pork, black or pinto beans, and tons of shredded cheese. Common examples are Texas-style chili con carne and fajitas are both Tex-Mex foods.

NWA’s Top 10 Tex-Mex options are listed below:

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Maria’s Mexican Restaurant $$ 2503 S Walton Blvd, (479) 271-0920

Acambaro Mexican Restaurant $$ 2605 College Ave, (479) 442-3454

With seating room for 150, this is a family owned Tex-Mex restaurant offering a large variety of menu items including tasty appetizers, salads, dips, seafood, beef, chicken and pork dishes. Quesadillas, nachos, fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, combination plates, and tacos are popular. Groups from 50 to 500 can be catered. In the NWA area since 1999, two new stores have opened in Rogers and Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

Glasgow’s $ 411 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 273-9958

A long standing Tex Mex restaurant, specializing in traditional Tex Mex cuisine including enchiladas, tacos, beans, guacamole and rice. Glasgow’s also has some American food including burgers.

Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant $$ 301 N Walton Blvd, (479) 254-8801

In business since 2012, Las Palmas serves a variety of delicious Tex-Mex food. The food is made from the freshest of ingredients, and good Mexican beer is on tap. Owners, the Reyes family, are determined to see that your meal is more than satisfactory each time you come in. They also do catering and have a terrific outdoor seating area.

Open seven days a week from 11 AM - 9 PM, but on the weekends they stay open until 10 PM. Many of their fans believe they make the best margarita in town. This could be because they stock a wide variety of tequilas. It is a friendly, casual restaurant featuring a large selection of all your Tex-Mex favorites. Parties and catering are welcome.

Mojito’s Mexican Grill $$ 100 E Joyce Blvd, (479) 527-9200

Open until 10 PM Mon - Thu; open until 11 PM Fri - Sat. This is a great place for mojitos (traditional Cuban highballs), beer, margaritas (there’s a good selection), and delicious Tex-Mex food with a Cuban twist. Menu items include Cabo Style Fish Tacos, Glazed Salmon, Fajitas, Chorizo Quesadillas and Tacos Carne Asada. Atmosphere is perfect for both a business lunch or a romantic date. Parties are welcome.

rogers Abuelo’s $$ 4005 W Walnut St, (479) 621-0428 Open from 11 AM – 10 PM Sun - Thu; and until 11 PM Fri Sat. Abuelo’s has a large menu featuring made-from-scratch food including handrolled enchiladas, traditional TexMex, and family recipe house specialties.

bella vista Las Fajita’s $ Sugar Creek Shopping Center, 42 Sugar Creek Center, (479) 855-7048

Las Fajitas located in the Sugar Creek Shopping Center in Bella Vista enjoys rave reviews from its loyal customers. The portions are generous, their specials are terrific, and the service is great too. They have a varied menu selection. Try their fabulous house margaritas, and ask for the spicy sauce instead of their regular one. If you like Tex-Mex, you’ll love this sauce.

eureka springs Oasis $ 37 Spring Street, 479-253-0886

The Oasis has Ark-Mex rather than Tex-Mex, and the menu items include lots of meat dishes as well as their vegetarian and vegan options. The food is reasonably priced. Everything is fresh and tasty. The salsa is sold by the bottle, and people travel to Eureka just to stock up. The place is small, but cozy, and enjoys many great reviews.

Chuy’s $$ 4889 W Pauline Whitaker Pkwy, (479) 254-2489

Open 11 AM - 10 PM Thurs - Sun and open until 1 1 PM Fri & Sat. Serves fresh, authentic Tex-Mex and other authentic flavors from the border towns and south Texas area. Service is impeccable, ambiance is fun, food portions are large and delicious. You simply cannot go wrong by taking your family, friends or business associates here. Also check out the happy hour and large comfortable patio.

s p r i n g da l e Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant $$ 2313 W Sunset Ave, (479) 756-1088

Offers a varied menu of Tex-Mex food including appetizers, soups and salads, fajitas, quesadillas, tacos, burritos, enchiladas and more.

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Top 7 Vietnamese restaurants in NWA Vietnamese food is fast catching on across the country and NWA is no exception. The mainstay of most vietnamese dishes is rice in a variety of forms including steamed, sticky, noodles, porridge and pancakes. Other common ingredients include fish sauce, herbs and meats like pork, beef, chicken, and fruit.

Below are the Top 7 Vietnamese restaurants in NWA.

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Miss Saigon Pho $ 310 S Walton Blvd, (479) 268-4663

Huong Que Cafe $ 115 N Dixieland Rd #16, (479) 633-8793

What’s not to like about this delightful Vietnamese restaurant? The food is fresh, delicious, inexpensive and the people are wonderful. You’re certain to find a personal favorite at Miss Saigon Pho’s. There’s plenty of parking and an outdoor seating area.

Pho Thanh $$ 206 S Walton Blvd, (479) 254-9127

Not a fancy spot, but one that has top notch food all the same. In addition to the Pho (beef noodle soup), you can also get banh mi sandwiches and stir-fried dishes. Great place to take the family for a fresh, nutritious meal. Plenty of parking available.

fayetteville Typhoon Authentic Vietnamese Cuisine $ 2612 w Martin Luther King Blvd suite 2, (479) 442-2789

This nicely located Vietnamese restaurant has a new twist on Pho (fuh), you may build your own, but there’s also a number of standard recipes on the menu. The Pho Typhoon is to-die-for as is the Banh Mi bread.

rogers SaiWok $$ 2882 W Walnut St, (479) 202-5961

SaiWok does an awesome job of serving only the freshest of fresh food regardless of the menu items you choose. Traditional Vietnamese food is delivered with an urban flare, the atmosphere is great, the staff is knowledgeable and friendly and the food is delectable by anyone’s standards. Try the Edamame and the Urban Street Corn.

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You many dine-in or carry-out. The food is fresh, authentic homemade Vietnamese food including Pho and delicious spring rolls. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere is fun. Pool tables and karaoke are provided for your enjoyment. A terrific place for a fun evening with family and friends.

s p r i n g da l e So Pho Real $$ 909 S Pleasant St, (479) 717-2024

Terrific clean family restaurant serving ridiculously delicious Vietnamese food including Pho. The Seafood Pho is so very good as are the stir fries and egg rolls, do give them a try. Also noted for their friendly service and karaoki night.

Pho And More $$ 1200 S Thompson St, (479) 717-2868

Offering tasty, fresh and hot food with a large menu selection, which includes Pho. Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable and the prices are very reasonable. Try the General Tso’s Chicken, and the Pot Stickers.


Top 10 Places for wings in NWA Wings are the thing all across NWA. It’s easy to get addicted to this small part ofcopy the chicken. Many restaurants offer wings for appetizers and on their happy hour menu. If you’re crazy about wings, you’ll love the list of wing restaurants we’ve created for you. Make it your business to check out the wing restaurants below:

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

Lucky Luke’s $ 1220 N Garland Ave, Ste 1, (479) 521-7550

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

Penguin Ed’s $ 230 S East Ave, (479) 521-3663

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s serves some mighty fine wings with 11 different sauces to choose from. They really are a taste sensation that must be tried .Beef’s is a community oriented sports bar with 33 TV’s, a patio and a fun atmosphere.

Popular and busy local restaurant primarily highly lauded for their wood-fired pizza, but also gets kudos for their amazing reasonably priced wings, served either fiery hot or garlic parmesan with your choice of two different dippin’ sauces.

If award winning wings, hickory smoked meats and local craft beer sound good to you, then make it your business to visit Lucky Luke’s soon. Wings come naked, BBQ or Buffalo and are about a buck a piece.

How about some freshly smoked BBQ wings from Penguin Ed’s. These wings are the bomb. They’re tossed in BBQ buffalo sauce and have a ranch or bleu cheese dippin’ sauce. Delish! Try some!

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JJ’s $ 12 Cunningham Corner, (479) 802-6455

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

JJ’s has a variety of flavorful wings. You can choose from BBQ, Nuclear, Edwin, Buffalo or Jasmine, which are spun in sweet ‘n sour and topped with spicy siracha. They also have live music and killer cheeseburgers.

fayetteville Buffalo Wild Wings $ 32 W Joyce Blvd, (479) 251-9464

With 16 signature sauces and 5 seasonings, you can pretty much create your dream wings and this wildly popular wing spot. Excellent top pick for watching sports, relaxing with friends and family and chowing down on some mouthwatering wings. Service is consistently above and beyond.

Say hello to awesome Duck Wings when you order wings from Levi’s Gastropub. You may have your choice of Dry Rub, Hot Creamy Parmesan, or Hoisin Miso. The place has atmosphere, friendly waitstaff and bartenders, and excellent food all the way around.

The Rail $ 218 S 1st St, (479) 633-8808

Their wings are outstanding, coming in Parmesan Marinara, Louisiana Hot Sauce, Alfredo, Garlic Parmesan, Spicy BBQ and Thai. They rival the best in NWA.

Foghorn’s $ 1545 W 15th St,

Foghorns is a full-service sports bar with an awesome TV setup wherever you choose to sit including the patio. There’s live music, friendly staff, burgers, and award-winning wings with 50 flavors to select from. If you love wings, you’ve got to check this place out.

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

Frickin Chicken stays open late for you night owls, and their chicken including their wings is sensational. Give your taste buds that delightful surprise they’ve been waiting for, and head on down to Dickson Street for some of the very best chicken you’ve ever tasted.

honorable mention Art’s Place $ 2530 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR, (479) 443-7113

Art’s has killer mild, medium and hot grilled wings. These marvelous wings take a few minutes to come out, but they are truly a taste sensation that is worth the short wait. It’s also a terrific place to hang out with friends, eat a mouthwatering burger and some fries, knock back a cold one or two and watch a game. The staff is friendly and so are the other patrons. This is a place where new people are welcomed right off the bat.

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Top 10 Art Galleries in NWA Representing the talented artists of the region, NWA has many exciting and beautiful art galleries. Northwest Arkansas is fast becoming an art mecca due, in large part, to the opening of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. After visiting this world-class museum, who wouldn’t be in the mood to see and shop for art? Our galleries are popular with visitors and residents alike, luring shoppers to return again and again to see what is new since their last visit. Assuming that they are too expensive, many people avoid art galleries, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, a good portion of the art on display in our galleries is affordable for the average person. If you are interested in art, you owe it to yourself to check out the galleries we’ve listed below:

bentonville Two25 Gallery & Wine Bar 225 S Main St, (479) 464-9463

Has a good selection of wine, beer and appetizers. Actively promotes all types of regional artists including some of our regional musicians. Operating out of a home built in 1900, this cozy gallery will meet your shopping, entertainment and food related needs.

bella vista Wishing Springs 8862 W McNelly Rd, (479) 273-1798

Sponsored by the Village Art Club of Bella Vista, Wishing Springs Gallery features original works by local and regional artists and craftsmen including works by stained glass artist, Don Modica, decorative paintings by Ruth Klotz, pastels by Sally Scott and Phyllis Van Holdt, pottery by Norie Allen, and many more. They are constantly changing their inventory, adding something new every day. Stop in and check them out.

eureka springs The Bird Cage Art Gallery 1 Basin Spring Ave, (479) 633-1406

The Bird Cage is a working studio and fine art gallery that reflects the art of many artists living in Eureka and the rest of NWA. There is a nice selection of art representing many different mediums.

Quicksilver Fine Art Gallery 73 Spring St, (479) 253-7679

With works from more than 120 artisans from NWA and nationally, you’ll find wall-hangings, wood art, metal art, music instruments, watercolor, and much more. You’ll be sure to find that unique something you’re looking for here.

Zarks Fine Design Gallery 67 Spring St, (479) 253-2626

Zarks features American blown art glass, fine silver and gold jewelry, sculpture, and two-dimensional works. In addition, the gallery is a showcase for Spring Street Pottery Studios, which is one of Eureka’s oldest working studios.

fayetteville Joy Pratt Markham Gallery 495 W Dickson St, (479) 443-5600

This gallery is located inside the Walton Arts Center and is used as an exhibition gallery space for temporary displays that are related to performing arts events. Both emerging and accomplished artists work can be seen here.

Terra Studios 12103 Hazel Valley Rd, (479) 643-3185

Featuring works of more than 100 regional artists, including sculpture gardens, murals, fountains, galleries, and a cafe, Terra Studios is also the home of the Bluebird of Happiness. Terra Studios is a wonderful place to visit for the entire family.

siloam springs Windgate Visual Arts Galleries At John Brown University 2000 W. University St, (479) 524-9500

The Windgate galley is comprised of two sections, the east and west buildings. The Windgate west building offers generous space for hosting a variety of shows including many local fine artists, John Brown University (JBU) faculty and students. The east building is just right for a one-person show but is also large enough for some group events and focuses on JBU students.

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s p r i n g da l e Art Exchange Gallery 126 W Emma Ave, (479) 751-3003

The Art Exchange Gallery offers many different ways to help the art community. It represents and promotes NWA artists, helps raise awareness of the arts, helps secure venues for artists, provides a space where artists and buyers of art may come together, and it also offers art classes.

Art Center of the Ozarks 214 S Main St, (479) 751-5441

With a mission to create a place where people of all ages can come to be entertained as well as create art, the Art Center of the Ozarks features a hands-on approach to creativity, providing a place where people can be inspired to get in touch with their creative side and have fun.

Eureka Springs Fine Art Gallery 2 Pine St, Ste. C, Eureka Springs, AR (479) 363-6000

This gallery features art by artists who have worked and made Eureka Springs their home for many years including artists from the hippie movement who helped bring Eureka back to life. As the gallery is run by the artists, this is a terrific place to visit.

Fayetteville Underground 101 W Mountain, Suite 222, Fayetteville, AR (479) 871-2722

Fayetteville Underground both supports local artists and helps educate and engage the community through the arts. NWA artists donate their time to help run the non-profit gallery, and they also donate the works that are on display. Many mediums can be seen including painting, sculpting, photography, pottery, and mixedmedia art.

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Top 8 Classic Boutiques in NWA While there is a lot of overlapping, being in style means dressing from the inside out, and being on trend means dressing from the outside in. Classic or stylish clothing has been popular for a long time, while trendy clothing’s popularity is typically short lived.

The boutiques in this section are classic and reflect time honored elegance, taste and refinement.

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In Season 220 N Main St, Ste 110, (479) 273– 6685

Lola Ice House, 339 N West Ave, (479) 443-5535

Located only a block or so off the Bentonville City Square on N. Main St., In Season Clothing features upscale, unique and amazing women’s clothing. Clothing items are handpicked at market by Debbie Matteri, the owner, who is adept at bringing quality and stylish women’s apparel to the NWA community. Whether you’re looking for an outfit for a special occasion, or your wardrobe needs updating, this lovely boutique is at your service.

The Independent Denim & Essentials - Bentonville 110 2nd St, Ste 106, (479) 544-9337

Specializing in clothing and accessories for the well-heeled man, this men’s boutique is a must-visit for the modern man wishing to be in style without sacrificing taste.

Lola’s is a high-end boutique offering personal styling by experienced stylists, and quality looks that may be trend setting but also stand the test of style.

Town and Country Shop 9 S Block Ave, (479) 442-5561

Featuring career suiting, weekend casuals, coats and unique accessories including brands like Simpli, Clara Sunwoo, Elliott Lauren, Brighton, Conrad C. and Joseph Ribkoff, the Town and Country Shop is a favorite regional women’s specialty store. Shop here once, and it just may become a habit.

Walker Brothers 577 Millsap Rd #6, (479) 521-0077

Walker Brothers, independently owned and in business dating back to 1903, features clothing and accessories for the well-dressed man. This top notch men’s boutique prides itself on offering comfortable, functional and good-looking apparel. Drop by their Fayetteville store and let the knowledgeable staff help you enhance your personal style.

rogers Miss Judi’s Wisteria Lane 103 W Walnut St, (479) 372-4437

Boutique offers quality clothing and accessories for NWA’s women. They also have gifts, vintage, and unique accent pieces for both you and your home.

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Village on the Creeks, 5204 W Village Pkwy #9, (479) 271-8453 Boutique offering a large variety of designer casual to formal women’s and men’s clothing and expert personal help in selecting those items that not only look good, but also look good on you. It’s the perfect combination of a high quality boutique and a premier department store.

springdale Beyond Urban 1094 E Henri de Tonti Blvd, (479) 361-8797

Make this your stop for unique boutique, vintage, gifts and more. Featuring a beautiful store, unparalleled service, and a fabulous selection of jewelry, gifts, and women’s clothing, this store is the hidden gem of Springdale. People drive from miles around just to shop Beyond Urban, the store with a friendly atmosphere and terrific sales associates. They also have some guy stuff for that special man in your life.

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copySome of them also offer clothing and accessories for the more professional look. NWA is Chic boutiques offering apparel and accessory fashions straight from the latest markets. lucky to have many such boutiques that easily compare with the best in the country.

In addition, many of Northwest Arkansas boutiques carry the latest in home decor and hand-painted furniture, and all of them offer amazing deals.

bcopy entonville Elysian Boutique 106 SE A St, Ste. 4, (479) 464-9261

If your desire is wear the latest fashion, then you must visit Elysian Boutique, a trendy, yet affordable boutique for ladies of all ages. Elysian has a collection of clothing, accessories and shoes that will keep any woman, regardless of her age, in style for any and all occasions. The store also has a friendly, knowledgeable personal style service available to help you decide the items that look best on you.

Klothe 203 NE A St, (479) 254-1125

Presenting classic chic with a burst of contemporary detail to NWA women shoppers, this Bentonville boutique offers many superior clothing options. With a goal of making each of its customers feel unique, only a few of each item is available, ensuring that you will probably not meet yourself on the street.

fayetteville Maude Boutique 704 N College Ave, (479) 935-4700

Maude’s has a first class team of sales professionals that are honestly there to serve you. The apparel, footwear and accessories are on trend, ensuring that you look your best regardless of the occasion. Online as well as in store shopping is available.

Masons 1350 E Joyce Blvd, (479) 571-0100

Masons has the most up-to-date trends in fashion apparel and accessories at prices that are affordable. Personal stylists stand ready to help you find the items that are not only fashionable, but also look good on you.

Skye on The Town 620 N College, Suite 103, (479) 251-1404

A popular and can’t miss Fayetteville women’s clothing and formal wear shop, Skye on The Town offers NWA women quality apparel appropriate for the office, school, or special occasion. The staff is cordial and helpful, and they make every effort to make your shopping experience with them fun and productive.

Wit & Whimsy 528 N College Ave, (479) 935-3420

to accomplish just the fashion statement you’re looking for.

rogers The Haley Boutique 2011 S Promenade Blvd, (479) 936-7000

Looking for the latest way to stay fashionable at a reasonable price? You are sure to find exactly the look you are looking for at The Haley Boutique! The friendly associates are eager to help assist you from the moment you walk through the door. Helping you leave their shop satisfied is their constant goal. Don’t miss this opportunity to find unique, contemporary fashions at affordable prices.

Haute Pink Boutique 4204 W Green Acres Rd., #130

A chic boutique offering the latest in fashionable women’s clothing, hand-bags, jewelry, gifts and much more. Atmosphere is comfortable, and sales associates are knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.

siloam springs CG Boutique 4985 Highway 412 E

Chic Gypsy has cute clothes at great prices, and they offer plus sizes too. Fans rave about the apparel, the fashionable accessories, and their wonderful staff.

s p r i n g da l e Whimsy Whoo 1350 S Gutensohn Rd, (479) 3618845

Whimsy Whoo is a gift shop, jewelry store and women’s clothing boutique. Clothes are on-trend and preppy with many styles to choose from. Don’t leave Springdale without shopping this super cool store.

honorable mention Impressions Boutique 1856 N Crossover Rd #1, (479) 442-2044

The cordial workers of Impressions are always looking for ways to help you achieve the look that you are searching for. Being more than just a clothing boutique, Impressions also offers various decorative items for your home or unique gifts for any occasion. This all-around boutique is a must-see in Fayetteville!

Wit & Whimsy orders only six of each item ensuring that your wardrobe is unique to you alone. With an almost uncanny ability to help its clientele look stylish regardless of their body type or age, it’s helpful associates take pride in suggesting just the right accessories

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Christmas events in NWA Beginning in early November and going through the month of December, Christmas activities are in full swing in NWA. There’s plenty of fun for every age group including parades, lighting of the squares, winter markets, tree lightings, Christmas movies, ballet, concerts, symphonies a Christmas train and so much more.

Check the list below and start planning early to attend some of these fabulous holiday events and things to do:

bentonville Event: Toyland First Friday

Date: Friday, Nov 4th Time: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Location: Bentonville Square More Information: Downtown Bentonville Inc

Event: Ice Rink Opens

Date: Sat, Nov 19th Time: 12:00 Noon Location: Bentonville Square More Information: Bentonville Parks and Rec

Event: Lighting of the Square Date: Sat, Nov 19th Time: Approximately 6:00 pm Location: Bentonville Square More Information: Downtown Bentonville Inc

Event: Lighting Of the Tree at Lawrence Plaza and Skate Show then Open Skate Date: Saturday, November 19th Time: Approximately 6:30 pm Location: Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink More Information: Bentonville Parks and Rec

Event: Skate –A-Long: Frozen Date: Saturday, Nov 26th Time: 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm Location: Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink More Information: Bentonville Parks and Rec

Event: Frosty Flicks - Frozen Date: Saturday, Nov 26th Time: 6:30 pm More Information: Bentonville Parks and Rec

Event: Winter Market Date: Saturday, Dec 3rd Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Location: Bentonville Square More Information: Downtown Bentonville Inc

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Christmas events in NWA (cont.) copy Event: Ice Skate Shows

Event: Frosty Flicks -The Grinch

Date: Saturday, Dec 3rd Time: 8:30 am (takes places at the start of the Frosty 5k Race) Location: Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink

Date: Saturday, Dec 17th Time: 6:30 pm Location: Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink More Information: Bentonville Parks and Rec

Event: Frosty Flicks -Elf

Event: Christmas with Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra (APO)

Date: Saturday, Dec 3rd Time: 6:30 pm Location: Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink More Information: Bentonville Parks and Rec

Event: The 2016 Nutcracker presented by NWA Conservatory of Classical Ballet

Date: Saturday, December 17th Time: 7:30 pm Location: Arend Arts Center More Information: Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra

Photo Coutesy of Arkansas.com

Date: Saturday, December 4th and December 13th Time: Saturday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 13 at 2:00 p.m. Location: Arend Arts Center More Information: NWA Conservatory of Classical Ballet

Event: Bentonville Christmas Parade Date: Saturday, December 10th Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Location: Bentonville Square More Information: Downtown Bentonville Inc

Event: Winter Market

Date: Saturday, Dec 10th Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Location: Meteor Guitar More Information: Downtown Bentonville Inc

Event: Frosty Flicks - Happy Feet Two Date: Saturday, Dec 10th Time: 6:30 pm Location: Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink More Information: Bentonville Parks and Rec

Event: Skate –A-Long: The Grinch Date: Saturday, Dec 17th at 5:00 pm, and 5:30 pm. Location: Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink More Information: Bentonville Parks and Rec

Event: Ice Skate Shows

Date: Dec 17th Time: Saturday, Dec 17th at 6:00 pm Location: Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink More Information: Bentonville Parks and Rec

eureka springs Event: 50th Annual Silver Tea Date: Thursday, December 1 Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Location: Crescent Hotel More Information: EurekaSprings.org

Event: Christmas Parade of Lights Date: Friday, December 2nd Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Christmas Parade of Lights Location: Downtown Eureka Springs More Information: EurekaSprings.org

Event: Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Date: Saturday, Dec 3rd Time: 6:00 pm Location: Crescent Hotel More Information: Christmasatthecrescent.com

Event: 34th Annual Candelight Tour of Homes Date: Saturday, December 3rd Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location: Around Town Eureka Springs More Information: EurekaSprings.org

Event: Downtown Living Windows Date: Saturday, December 3rd Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location: Downtown Eureka Springs More Information: Eureka Springs Downtown

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Christmas events in NWA (cont.) Event: Christmas Tour of Homes

Date: Saturday, December 3rd Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location: Eureka Springs More Information: Eureka Springs Preservation Society

Event: John Two Hawks Holiday Concert Date: Saturday, December 3rd Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Location: The Auditorium, 36 So. Main More Information: JohnTwoHawks.com

Event: Ozarks Chorale Christmas Concert

Event: Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s The Nutcracker Date: Friday, November 25th - Sunday 27th Time: Fri 7:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm, Sun 2:00 pm Location: Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center More Information: http://www.waltonartscenter.org

Event: The Snowman: A Family Concert Date: Sunday, December 4th Time: 2:00 pm Photo Coutesy of Arkansas.com

Date: Saturday, December 10 Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Location: The Auditorium, 32 S. Main Street More Information: OzarkChorale.org

Event: Snow Village & Train Exhibit

Date: Nov 25th- December 23rd Time: Saturdays from 10am-6pm, and on Sundays from 11am-5pm. Additional hours on Dec. 21-23 from 5pm-7pm. Location: Gaskins Switch Village More Information: eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org

Location: Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center More Information: Symphony of Northwest Arkansas

Event: SoNA presents A Very SoNA Christmas

Date: Sunday, December 3rd Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Location: Walton Arts Center More Information: Symphony of Northwest Arkansas

rogers Event: O Christmas Tree at Rogers Historical Museum Date: Sunday, November 27th Time: 10:00 am Location: Historical Hawkins House More Information: Rogers Historical Museum

fayetteville Event: Lights of the Ozarks

Event: 32nd Annual Christmas Parade

Date: Friday, Nov 18th - Sat Dec 31st Time: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am Location: Downtown Historic Square More Information: http://Experiencefayetteville.com

Date: Friday, Dec 2nd Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location: Downtown Rogers More Information: http://www.mainstreetrogers.com

Event: Choirs on the Square

Event: Santa Land Diaries and Season Greetings

Date: Dec 2nd, 13th and 15th Time: Check with Experience Fayetteville Location: Downtown Historic Square More Information: http://Experiencefayetteville.com

Event:Jingle Bell Jog 5K and Reindeer Fun Run Date: Saturday, Dec 3rd Time: 9:00 am Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks More Information:http://bgozarks.org/

Date: Fri Dec 2nd - Sun & 4th Thur 8th - Sun Dec 11th Time: Check Start Times Location: AR Public Theater More Information:Arkansas Public Theatre at the Victory

Event: St Nicks on the Bricks Date: Saturday, Dec 3rd, 10th and Dec 17th Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Location: The Caboose in Frisco Park More Information: Main Street Rogers

Event: The 12 Gardens of Winter

Date: Thursdays in December from 5 to 8 p.m. Event Admission Price: $7/adults $4/(ages 5-12) No admission fee for children under 5 (Garden members are free) Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks More Information: 479.750.2620 | www.bgozarks.org

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Event: Christmas Movie

Date: Saturday, Dec 17th Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Location: Arkansas Public Theatre More Information: http://www.mainstreetrogers.com/event/christmasmovie/

siloam springs Event: Holiday Open House

Date: Sunday, November 6th Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Location: Historic downtown Siloam Springs More Information: Mainstreet Siloam

Event:”Light Up Siloam Springs” Christmas Parade Date: Saturday, Dec 3rd Time: Twilight Location: Historic Downtown Siloam Springs More Information: The Heritage League

Event: “Sip & Stroll” Ciderfest, Siloam Springs

Date: Saturday, December 8th Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location: Broadway & University Streets, Historic Downtown Siloam Springs More Information: http://mainstreetsiloam.org/

s p r i n g da l e Event:Christmas Parade of the Ozarks

Date: Saturday, November 26th Time: 6:00 pm Location: Parsons Stadium, 1423 E Emma, Springdale More Information: http://rodeooftheozarks.org/

Event: Christmas on the Creek

Date: Saturday, November 26th Time: Following the Christmas Parade Location: Downtown Springdale More Information: http://downtownspringdale.org/

Event:The Children’s Christmas Train

Date: Saturday, December 3rd Time: 8:00 am- 4:00 pm Location: Emma Street Train Depot in Downtown Springdale More Information: http://www.amrailroad.com/

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Top 10 Cycling Shops in NWA Due to the enormous popularity of cycling in NWA, there are many superior bike shops that sell bikes, bike accessories and clothing, and they also keep the bikes on road. Tune-ups and bike repair are a big business in Northwest Arkansas. Whether you’re a casual cyclist, or a member of a race team, having a relationship with a full service bike shop is an indispensable component of cycling. You’re sure to be pleased with any of the bike shops we’ve listed below:

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Mojo Cycling 2104 S Walton Blvd, (479) 271-7201

Good Bikes 3300 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, (479) 935-3345

Owner, Dave Neal, has had a love affair with bikes and riding bikes for as long as he can remember. Bikes suited to every cyclist’s preference including road bikes, mountain bikes, sport and fitness bikes, BMX bikes, and custom bikes along with components and gear can all be purchased at Mojo’s Cycling. Many bikes are stocked, but if you don’t find what you need on the floor, Dave will bring it in pronto. Mojo’s mechanics are Internationally Certified. Drop in to meet Dave and his staff, they’ll be happy to answer your questions regardless of how elementary or advanced.

Phat Tire Bike Shop 125 W Central Ave, (479) 715-6170

A popular Bentonville full-service bike shop offering a full range of bikes, rentals, components, apparel and other cycling gear. They also have a superior repair and service department staffed by knowledgeable Internationally Certified mechanics. At Phat Tire, their people make the difference. From their sales team to their service team, the entire operation aims to give you a terrific experience regardless of why you visit their shop. Phat Tire now has four convenient locations including Bentonville, Fayetteville, Ft. Smith and Springdale.

Good Bikes is a family owned, full service bike shop offering GREAT PRICES on new, pre-owned and consignment bikes. They provide full service on most makes and models, and they offer factory direct support and warranty work. Good Bikes is more than a bike shop, it’s a lifestyle. It participates in and helps organize events like moonlight rides and tailgating. Their motto is “Good people, good service, good bikes.”

The Handle Bar 115 N Block Ave, (479) 316-8030

This popular bike shop’s cafe is great place to kick back, relax and socialize with other cyclists. Ride up and enjoy Native Nectar bottled juices, Onyx coffee and Ozark Beer Co., beer. The bike shop sells and services an extensive selection of bikes to suit every cyclist’s preference. The service department knows the importance of regular maintenance, and it makes every effort to get your bike back to you promptly so you can be back in the saddle as soon as possible. The owner, Byron Moudy, is a seasoned certified fit specialist, qualified to ensure that the bike you buy is fitted to your specific measurements.

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rogers GPP Cycling & Multisport Shop 318 S 1st St (479) 3724768

Adventure Mountain Outfitters 151 Spring Street, (479) 253-0900

Another full service bike shop offering bike sales, rentals, components, gear and professional service (owner, Denton West is a factory trained bicycle mechanic) and fitments. If they don’t have what you need, they’ll do the leg work, and get your needed item shipped to their shop. Drop by and visit Denton and other cyclists in the area.

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fayetteville The Bike Route 3660 N Front St #3, (479) 966-4050

This Fayetteville full service bike shop’s mission is to see that every customer has a terrific experience whether shopping for a bike from their comprehensive inventory, ordering a bike, purchasing new apparel, finding components and other gear, or getting a sameweek repair. The people at TBR are dedicated to keeping you on the roads and trails and not in the repair shop.

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This is one-stop bike shopping at its best. It’s a full-service bike shop as well as a multi-sport shop. On the bikes they sell, they offer free tune-ups for as long as you own your bike, and they also offer free 12-month financing with approved credit. They promise a bike for every budget, every need and every level.

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Dogwood junction 200 Progress Ave, (479) 524-6605

Dogwood Junction specializes in providing bikes, trikes and recumbent bikes for everyone including those with balance issues, disabilities, surgery recovery and joint pain. Enjoy the beautiful trails in NWA while riding a vehicle tailored to fit your needs.

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Top 10 Cycling Shops in NWA (cont.) siloam springs ( c o n t. ) Cross Country Cyclery 108 N Broadway St, (479) 228-7359

This is a full service bike repair shop located in downtown Siloam Springs. If your bike needs a repair or a tune-up, bring it in and let David work his magic on it.

s p r i n g da l e Lewis & Clark Outfitters  4915 S Thompson St, Springdale, AR (479) 756-1344

With shops located in Rogers, Springdale Fayetteville, Lewis & Clark Outfitters are perfectly located to serve NWA men and women cyclists. In addition to men’s bikes they also stock women specific bikes. Lifetime service, tune-ups, and warranty go with every bike sold and they also offer a 30-day test period and a price-match guarantee. Top bike brands are stocked and expert cycling advice is available.

honorable mention Highroller Cyclery Rogers 402 S Metro Pkwy, Siloam Springs, AR, (479) 254-9800

Bikes, components, gear, service, safety equipment, and friendly experienced staff combine to make this shop a top pick. Their people are patient and committed to helping you find the perfect bike, clothing, part or other product. If you’re not sure that cycling is right for you, or just not ready to buy one, their bike rental service is easy and convenient. The service department is second to none, offering repairs, tuneups, suspension service and custom bike builds and fits.

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Top 10 farmer’s markets in NWA

NWA farmer’s markets are a ritual. They are popular for their fresh picked vegetables and fruits, beautiful art, bakery items, meats, produce, canned goods, and arts and crafts. It is wonderful to get out in the fresh air, visit with your neighbors, and take advantage of the bounty of the area. Do yourself a big favor and visit one of the NWA farmer’s markets listed below:

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Event: Bella Vista Farmers Market Date: Sundays - April 17th - end of October 30th Time: 10 AM - 3 PM Location: Mercy Bella Vista campus, 1 Mercy Way

Event: Fayetteville Farmers Markets Open All Year Location: - Indoors Jefferson Center 612 S. College Date: Jan 2nd - Mar 26th Time: 9 AM - 1 PM. Location: Outdoors Historic Downtown Fayetteville Square 101 W. Mountain St Date: Beginning April 2nd Time: 7 AM - 2 PM

Description: This is first year for the Bella Vista Farmers Market, and the organizers are expecting exciting participation from the community as well as from from the local producers, crafters and vendors. The location is very close to the current ending of the Razorback Greenway at Lake Bella Vista and the existing Blowing Springs hiking and biking trails. Bring the entire family, live music will be provided.

bentonville Event: Bentonville Farmers Market Date: Saturday April 23rd - Oct 29th Time: 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Downtown Square, Bentonville, AR

Description: An awardwinning farmer’s market, the Bentonville Farmer’s Market is a producer-only market where local foods and eager customers meet to exchange the bounty of locally grown and produced fresh food including produce, meats, eggs, cheese, chicken, pork, beef, lamb, bison and baked goods. It’s also a wonderful place to find cut flowers, crafts, quilts, kid’s toys, and so much more. Come visit with your neighbors, have a cup of coffee and a bite to eat.

eureka springs Event: Eureka Springs Farmer’s Market Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 7 AM - 12 NOON Dec. to April (Open on Thursdays ONLY during winter), 9 AM - 12 NOON April - November, 6 PM - 9 PM night market Location: The Pine Mountain Village Parking Lot

Description: A fun farmer’s market, offering a wide selection of locally grown produce, plants, herbs, flowers, beef, chicken, pork, eggs, honey, mushrooms, sweet treats, breads and other locally produced items. Local artisans also offer crafts, and often live music is provided. There is also a provided covered space, which is the perfect place to meet and chat with your neighbors.

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Description: Serving NWA since 1973, this huge farmer’s market offers the community and its visitors a wide variety of locally grown fresh food and handcrafted products including vegetables, fruits, meats, jams and jellies, baked goods, plants, cut flowers, all sorts of crafts, juried fine art, and fun street performances. The Fayetteville market is a regular weekly event for many Northwest Arkansas families, and if you are visiting the area, it’s a wonderful place to meet our people and sample some of the items on sale.

rogers Event: Rogers Farmers Market Winter Market Date: Saturday Time: 9 AM - 2 PM Location: Frisco Station Mall Event: Rogers Farmers Market Dates: Beginning April 30th, Wednesdays and Saturdays Time: 7 AM - 1 PM Location: 100 N Dixieland Rd, Rogers, Arkansas 72756

Description: For more than 30 years, the Rogers Farmers Market has been a place where local producers of fruits, vegetables, baked goods, chicken, lamb, pork, beef, farm fresh eggs, plants, artists and crafters can come together with the people of Rogers and the surrounding community to exchange the bounty of the area. In addition, live music is offered every Saturday as is kid’s crafts.


Top 10 farmer’s markets in NWA (cont.) r o g ers ( C o n t . ) Event: Main Street Downtown Rogers Farmers Market Date: Saturday - April 30 - Oct 29, 2016 Time: 8 AM - 1 PM Date: Thursday - May 19 - Aug 18, 2016 Time: 4 PM - 8 PM Location: 101 E. Cherry St, Cherry & Arkansas

Description: The Razorback Greenway runs through the market, which offers more than 30 produce vendors, baked goods and many crafts and cooking demonstrations in an indoor permanent kitchen, live music at each market and kid’s events.

siloam springs Event: Siloam Springs Farmers Market Date & Time: April 30 - October 30th, Saturdays 8 AM - 1 PM Date & Time: April 26th - Oct 25th, Tuesdays 3 PM - 7 PM Date: Year-round online service. Location: Corner of Mt. Olive and University, St. Siloam Springs, AR Photo Courtesy Arkansas Dept of Parks and Tourism

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Farmers’ Market TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS Open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

May - October Jones Center Memorial Walk Highway 265 & East Emma Avenue - Springdale, AR

Fresh local vegetables, fruits, honey, meats, eggs and more!! For more information, visit us online at

springdalefarmersmarket.org or contact us by phone at 479-751-3352 or 479-530-0806

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Description: A wonderful producers only market offering quality produce, fruit, grass fed meats, farm fresh eggs, jams & jellies, soaps,cheeses, baked goods and crafts from the four NWA counties and their bordering counties. There are many Saturday events planned for this year including live music every Saturday, and every 2nd Saturday is scheduled for a kid’s event day. For all you dog lovers out there who would like to make Fido happy, there is even a scheduled Dog’s Day.

Siloam Springs also offers a wonderful online service, place your order by 5 PM on Wednesday and pick it up on Saturday morning at the open air market between 9 AM and 11 AM. During the winter months, your order can be picked up at the Main Street Siloam Springs Office at 103 E. Apline St., Siloam Springs, AR.

s p r i n g da l e Event: Springdale Farmers Market Date: Tues, Thur, Sat Time: 7 AM – 1 PM Location: Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma Ave, Springdale, Arkansas 72764, Corner of East Emma & Hwy 265 on the Memorial Walk

Description: Products grown or made in the four Northwest Arkansas counties are sold at the Springdale Farmers Market. Vendors offer produce, herbs, honey, nuts, farm fresh eggs, meats, plants, jams & jellies, and all kinds of homemade goods including furniture, soaps, and crafts. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, providing a terrific place to meet local growers, crafters and artists. Vendors will gladly carry your purchases to your car.

Event: Mill Street Market Date: Saturday, April 30th Time: 8 AM – 1 PM Date: Tuesday, May 3rd Time: 5 PM - 8 Pm Location: Historic Downtown Springdale, adjacent to The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History on the Razorback Trail

Description: Everyone is looking forward to opening day at the Mill Street Market. Local growers and crafters come together with the community and visitors to share breads, other baked goods, Fido baked treats, farm fresh vegetables and fruits, crafts of every description including needlework, soaps, salves and kid’s toys.

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Top 10 Flea Markets in NWA - North The flea market industry in Northwest Arkansas is large and flourishing. It’s fun to while away an afternoon poking around and picking through almost unlimited types of interesting merchandise. During NWA’s crafts fair season, most flea markets stay open late after the craft fairs have closed down (until 11 p.m. or so) for the day, and they are open even if the crafts fairs get rained out. The flea markets serve snacks to their customers during these late hours.

It’s party time at the flea markets, come join the fun.

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True Treasures 10770 AR-72, (479) 795-9396

On the hunt for vintage home and garden items? Don’t miss the seemingly countless hidden treasures to be found among the constantly fluctuating inventory of vintage, shabby to nearly new furniture, gift items, holiday decor and so much more at True Treasures.

The Cannery 2606 E Central Ave, (479) 225-1808

The Cannery has over 4,100 sq. ft. of indoor display, more than 1,600 of covered porch display and an acre and a half of everchanging outdoor displays. You are sure to find just what you need or want as it specializes in hard-to-find cool stuff including an appealing mix of re-purposed, furniture, gifts, vintage, decor, antiques and much, much more.

l o we l l Belle’s 1005 N. Bloomington, (479) 659 - 8875

Be sure to stop in and check out this 10,000+ sq. ft. flea market with over 80 vendors. Belle’s is stocked with unique items ranging from antique furniture, glassware and collectibles to decorator items, toys and a great selection of original art.

rogers Abundant Treasures 1140 W Walnut St, (479) 936-7200

Abundant Treasures is filled with over 8,000 sq. ft. of exciting finds. Treasures include antiques, one-of-a-kind, DIY pieces, vintage, jewelry, tools and much, much more. Home, garden and personal use items are all there to be discovered.

Betty’s Attic & Jen’s Jewels 2511 N. 2nd St., Rogers, AR 72756

Awesome Northwest Arkansas’ Flea Market with more than 60 quality vendors including Angie June’s Cottage Gifts, Mattorries Boutique, Shabby Paints, and Snap On Jewelry.

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

Open 7 days a week, this 14,000 sq. ft. NWA flea market shopping jewel offers everything including shabby, rusty relics, retro, vintage, glassware, upscale furniture and much more.

Rusty Chair - Rogers 109 W Walnut St, (479) 586-2568

The Rusty Chair specializes in unique, hard-to-find items like military collectibles, antiques with attitude, retro, primitive, repurposed, old signs and more. Check them out, you’ll be happy you did.

Somewhere in Time 719 W Walnut St, (479) 636-0474

Welcome to a treasure hunter’s heaven. Located just steps from downtown Rogers, Somewhere in Time offers 13,500 sq. ft. of antiques, collectibles, primitives, shabby chic, vintage, repurposed, handsome crafts and more.

The Rusted Rooster 1029 W Walnut St, (479) 631-0009

Collectibles, antiques, furniture, local handmade artisan works, vintage and more are housed within the Rusted Rooster. Whatever your shopping pleasure, you’re sure to be successful when you browse this longstanding Rogers antique mall.

The Cottage at the Barn 121 E Poplar St, (479) 621-0333

If it is an unusual antique, vintage or even contemporary item, you are searching for, you will more than likely uncover it at The Cottage at the Barn. From the moment you walk through its doors, you’ll be impressed with its wide selection of insane, funky, fun, mishmash of curiosities.

honorable mention Homestead Antique Mall 3223 W Hudson Rd, Rogers, AR, (479) 631-9003

Clean, well-lit, open 7 days a week, 100 + vendors, plenty of parking for RV’s and buses and friendly people at this Rogers Mall. You’ll find antiques, collectibles, furniture glassware, pottery, jewelry and much more.

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Top 10 Flea Markets in NWA - South Featuring a constantly fluctuating inventory, the flea markets in the southern part of NWA offer opportunities to shop ‘til you drop regardless of your budget. What fun to discover just the item you’ve been needing or wanting at pennies on the dollar when you shop at your favorite flea market. Have fun checking out the flea markets below:

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Fayetteville’s Funky Yardsale 693 W North St, # 1, (479) 445-6545

The Summit Hill Cottage Shoppe 124 E Buchanan St, (479) 846-7777

If you are in search of an awesome flea market, then you have to check out Fayetteville’s Funky Yardsale. With over 10,600 sq. ft. and 150 booths to shop, you will find an affordable option and find that special item you may be looking for.

410 Vintage Market 410 N College Ave, (479) 521-2444

If you are looking for unique items, then be sure to check out 410 Vintage Market. Everything is laid out in an orderly fashion so you can see what they have without being overwhelmed. Offerings include quality furniture, clothing, dishes, knick knacks and unique gifts.

Summit Hill Cottage focuses on Shabby Chic furnishings and furniture. They offer a wide variety of antiques, distressed pieces and one-of-a-kind small pieces.

The Locals Flea Market 128 E Buchanan St, (479) 846-6416

The Locals is an Antiques and Crafts Flea Market on the Historic downtown main street in Prairie Grove, AR. Offering antiques, retro, handmade crafts, re-purposed and upcycled items, there is a little something for every member of your family.

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In Retrospect 10 E Township St, (479) 521-2100

Sassafras 4985 Highway 412 E, (479) 238-4340

In Retrospect is a cool vintage mall that offers a wide range of unique, used and vintage items sold by a variety of vendors. This place has it all, they even sell free range eggs.

Lizzie B’s Vintage Shoppe Fayetteville 208 N College Ave ~ Warehouse, (479) 966-4022

Lizzie B’s now has two locations, both are on College. Enjoy an upscale vintage boutique that includes dishes, jewelry, unique furniture, decorations, gifts and more.

lincoln Back In The Day antiques 405 W. Pridemore, (479) 824-2661

Stop in to Back in the Day and step back in time to yesteryear. This unusual flea market has collectibles, dishes, musical instruments, furniture and more.

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Located Just 10 miles south of I-49.

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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Open 7 days a week and with over 250 vendors, Sassafras, is a fun and friendly boutique and flea market. You will find new, old, used, repurposed and everything else including typical flea market finds, boutique clothing and jewelry.

s p r i n g da l e 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. What is there today may very well be gone tomorrow.

honorable mention 2 Gals Junk 120 S Broadway St, Siloam Springs, AR 72761 (479) 228-1289

2 Gals Junk is located in downtown Siloam Springs. This delightful shop offers vintage and antique finds including jewelry, art, home décor, furniture, toys and more.


Top 10 Things to Do on Guys Night Out in NWA Single guys can enjoy a guys night out just about whenever they want, but married and committed men have a more difficult time in scheduling a social night out with friends. When that chance does come, it’s important to choose an activity that’s both awesome and memorable, and those are the types of activities we’ve selected for our Top 10 Guys Night Out activities. Get your friends together and have fun doing with any of the activities below:

Microbrewery

Northwest Arkansas is fast becoming a craft beer utopia. There are microbreweries throughout the NWA area. You can schedule a Hogshead tour and let them carry you around to various microbreweries. Or you could plan a trivia night and experience a local food truck as well as a flight of craft beer. click here to check out the Top 10 Microbreweries in Northwest Arkansas.

Driving Range

Regardless of your golfing abilities, almost anyone can enjoy a driving range including the perpetual worm burner golfer all the way up to the professional. There are driving ranges at most of the golf courses listed here, however, one of the best driving ranges is The First Tee in Rogers. At $8.00 for a bucket of balls, how can you go wrong?

Sporting Event

Going to a live sporting event is fun, but add some of your best friends and the event becomes epic. It doesn’t matter if it is the Arkansas Razorbacks, Arkansas Naturals or just a local sports event, you are sure to have a ton a fun on this particular night out.

Cycling

You don’t have to be a hard core cyclist to go on a group ride. There are mountain bike trails, the Razorback Greenway and many other bike trails offering a variety of difficulty, and an exciting night out with the guys. If you don’t have a bike, conveniently rent one at one of the local bike shops. click here for a list of Cycling Shops and click here for a list of Mountain Bike Trails.

Laser Tag

Have you ever played laser tag? If you haven’t, you are missing some awesome entertainment. There are indoor battlefields, outdoor courses, archery games, missions and excitement out the wazoo. Modern Mission in Fayetteville is a great place to check out. (479) 595-0055

Crystal Bridges

Yes, guys love art too. Besides the spectacular permanent collection at Crystal Bridges, there is typically always some kind of additional event going on. For example, The Wednesday Over Water (WOW) is a monthly tasting experience led by the museum’s culinary director. Call (479) 657-2335 for more information.

Sports Bar

Northwest Arkansas has some terrific sports bars. Why not get the gang together to watch an upcoming game while indulging your favorite foods and beer? Not much is more fun that watching your team win while celebrating with your friends. click here for a list of Sports Bars in the area.

Concert

Live music! Nothing quite like it is there? Music is unique in its ability to make a memory or trigger one. Attend a concert, listen to some local up and coming bands or spring for tickets to a famous concert. click here for a list of live music in the area.

Escape Rooms

What is the all the buzz about regarding Escape Rooms? You and your friends/team are locked in a room for an hour and have to figure out how to escape. You are given clues, but ultimately it is up to your team to figure it out. This is a great way to have a fun guy’s night out.

A cigar lounge

One eyed Jack in Bentonville is the only full service cigar lounge in Northwest Arkansas and they are the premier location for fine cigars and premium spirits. Relax, smoke a fabulous cigar from the 360 sq. ft. humidor, drink a handcrafted cocktail, scotch or ice cold local craft beer, watch your sporting event, or connect to the Internet via free WiFi. Super friendly and knowledgeable people are there to serve you.

Culinary Class

Enjoy cooking? Perhaps someone in the group could be the next big chef! Give it a try to see if cooking just might be your thing. At the very least, you might learn something you can take back to your own kitchen. Contact the newly opened HoneyComb Kitchen Shop for more details. (479) 899-3428

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Top 10 Things to Do on Ladies Night Out in NWA Did you know that bestie bonding makes you a healthier person? Experts say that it can literally increase your life span and boost your immune system. There are times when a girl’s night out means indulging in a cocktail or two with friends, but there are other times when it would be great to socialize while enjoying a different type of activity. Our list of things to do on ladies’ night include a variety of fun activities designed to make you a healthier, happier person. Get your friends together for some of the exciting activities we’ve listed below: Cocktails and Wine Bars – Northwest Arkansas has

Mtn Bike Trails - Mountain biking isn’t just for guys. Get

Creative Things To Do - Experience with your friends the fun of having a chef prepare a meal while teaching you to do the same? What about taking a baking class from a commercial bakery? Or you could take a pottery class, ceramic class, or painting class while enjoying a glass of wine. Relax! You don’t have to know how to do it - that is the purpose of the classes.

Microbreweries - Northwest Arkansas is home to some of the best microbreweries in the country. Go right in, sit right down, sample a flight of beers, and become a fan of one of the local breweries. Hogshead Tours offers a great microbrewery tour service that lets individuals and groups sample the brews safely without worrying about who’s going to drive. click here for a list of the top microbreweries in NWA.

some of the finest bartenders and mixologists anywhere, and they can create some awesome concoctions. click here for a list of very popular local micorbreweries. Maybe wine is your thing, no worries, click here for a list of incredible NWA wine bars.

Escape Rooms - What in the heck is an escape room? Simply put, you and your team of players are locked in a room for one hour to figure out how to escape. Clues are given, but it is up to you to find the way out. There are several located in northwest Arkansas. Live Music – Listening to live music is a great way to unwind and

enjoy your friends. There is nothing quite like live music to make you feel more ALIVE. Thankfully, there is an amazing assortment of live music venues in NWA. click here for a list of top places to hear live music in NWA.

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out on your bike, and explore some of the most beautiful and challenging scenery you will ever see. Don’t have a bike? click here to view a list of top bike shops that offer bike rentals.

Spa - Mani-Pedi – While many have a manicure and pedicure

on a regular basis, wouldn’t it be fun to have a Mani-Pedi group party with your closest friends? This is a luxurious activity to enjoy while catching up with the gang.

Shopping - Pinnacle Hills, Eureka Springs, Antique Shopping - We have all kinds of shopping available in NWA. Pinnacle Hills Promenade offers an upscale shopping experience while the Alpinelike village of Eureka Springs offers a unique shopping adventure in its Downtown Historic District. Many fashion and fun boutiques are located throughout NWA, if that is more to your liking. click here for top boutiques in NWA. Antique/Vintage shopping is popular with many people. To view top Antiques stores in NWA What could be more fun that shopping with your friends?


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Performing Arts – Walton Arts Center, Arend Arts Center and several other performing arts centers offer everything from musical concerts to plays to ballets. Support our NWA performing arts while enjoying a fun copy out with your friends. night

WOW at Crystal Bridges – Everyone is familiar with the magnificent permanent collection at Crystal Bridges, however, not everyone has heard about Wednesday Over Water (or WOW), which is a monthly tasting experience led by the museum’s Culinary Director, Case Dighero. Both the permanent and temporary exhibitions are the inspiration for the sample selections of hors d’oeuvres and drinks from Eleven. For more information, call: (479) 657- 2335.copy

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Live Music Venues in NWA Almost everyone enjoys live music, and Northwest Arkansas has many different types of live music options. The Walmart Amp schedules top tier entertainment, small bars and pizza pubs schedule local live music, George’s Majestic Lounge is the longest running music club in the area and Meteor Guitar, a downtown Bentonville venue, schedules regional bands and can be rented for parties (check with Leslie Key the owner), and that’s just for starters. If you’re a fan of live music, you’ll find it plentiful in NWA. You’ll love the live music venues we’ve picked for you below:

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bentonville Meteor Guitar 128 W Central Ave, (479) 268-1500 Only one block west of the Downtown Square, this unique venue, a revamped movie theater, has national, regional and local acts. Meteor also has a huge selection of vintage and new guitars, and Les Keys, one of the owners is happy to answer your questions and give you a short tour if he’s around.

bella vista JJ’s Grill 12 Cunningham Corner, (479) 802-6455 JJ’s Grill supports local talent by providing them a venue where they can play most nights during the week. Check the schedule at jjsgrill. com/live-music. This down-home bar has happy hour from 3 - 6 PM, Mon - Fri. The varied menu features appetizers, salads, soups, wraps, sandwiches, grilled burgers, tacos, sides, and serious meals. A cool place to enjoy local music, visit with friends and chow down on some great food.

eureka springs Chelsea’s Corner Café 10 Mountain St, (479) 253-6723 It’s easy to see why Chelsea’s has remained one of NWA’s best loved waterin’ holes for 20+ years. With live music, an enormous selection of beer, a full bar, great food including some of the best pizza to be found anywhere, and an awesome atmosphere and staff, Chelsea’s has all the elements of a great local music venue.

fayetteville George’s Majestic Lounge 519 W Dickson St, (479) 527-6618 Being the oldest and longest running music club in Arkansas, George’s has heard many music acts perform on its stages including Little River Band, Cate Brother, Oteil Burbridge, and many more. The popular night spot has a full bar, and Yazzetti’s Homemade Pizza Pasta Salads is located within the club.

MOJO’S Pints & Pies 1200 N. Garland Ave #7, (479) 935-3459

This is a great place to get your mojo working. The wait people are friendly and efficient and are eager to serve you their amazing food including their creative gourmet pies, paninis, hoagies and delectable salads. Get $1 off all bottles, drafts, wells during happy hour from 3 PM - 6 PM Tuesday - Friday. Don’t miss their daily specials like their $4 house margaritas on Thursdays and their $3 Bloody Mary’s on Sundays. Live music takes the stage Wed, Fri, and Sat, and flat screened TV’s line the walls.

Nomads Music Lounge 1431 S School Ave, (479) 443-1832 Featuring a great combination of rotating live, mostly local music; 19 beers on tap; wicked drinks whipped up by talented mixologists; laid back, friendly atmosphere; and fresh, healthy food; this place is a one-of-a-kind music lounge experience. People drive from miles around just to enjoy a night at Nomad’s Music Lounge. Ryleigh’s on Dickson 313 W Dickson St, Ste 204, (479) 444-7324 Located in the entertainment district of Fayetteville, Ryleigh’s has 4 pool tables, dart boards, friendly efficient bartenders, a comedy night on Thursdays and live music on Friday’s and Saturdays. Great place to kick back and relax with friends.

rogers Walmart AMP 5079 W. Northgate Rd, (479) 443-5600

The Walmart AMP or Arkansas Music Pavilion is situated across from the Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers, AR. It seats up to 10,000 for its hit concert lineup. Offering amazing acoustics and magnificent views of the horizon, the AMP is definitely the place to go to enjoy big time concerts in the region.

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Foghorns is a lively sports bar with great burgers, wings, fabulous drink specials and a friendly staff. Live music from Wednesday - Saturday makes this a terrific spot to relax and watch the game with friends.

Tonitown Winery 335 N Barrington Rd, (479) 361-8700

Family friendly spot for local music, wine, craft beer, and food. Owners and staff are super friendly and strive to see that everyone has a good time. Enjoy music on Friday and Saturday nights until the last weekend in October.

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Top Microbreweries in NWA Friendly alcohol laws and an enormous increase in the population have given rise to the opening of cool microbreweries all across Northwest Arkansas. People love to frequent local craft beer breweries. They enjoy tasting the new brews, and they also enjoy the opportunity to socialize with friends and family. Enjoy the Top 10 craft beer breweries below:

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Bike Rack Brewing Company  410 SW A St, (479) 268-6648

Eureka Springs Ale House and Distillery  426 West Van Buren, (479) 363-6039

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 Located only 3 blocks south of the Bentonville Square, just off the Downtown Trail at the Hub in the Bentonville Arts District, Bentonville’s first brewery is committed to creating exciting, unique, quality, hand-crafted, locally inspired ales. Bike Rack brews golden ales, stouts, wits, and American stouts and ambers. Trail users, travelers from around the world, and the local community are sure to enjoy sampling this brewery’s awesome beer.

Bentonville Brewing Company 1000 SE 5th St, Suite A, (479) 464-0150

Food Available: No, but you can bring your own, or order in Tours Available: Yes when staff is available Brewery Hours: Mon - Wed: 4 pm - 10 pm, Thu: 4 pm - 11 pm Fri: 3 pm - 11 pm Sat: 2 pm - 11 pm Sun: 2 pm - 9 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. While their beer is not available yet in bottles or cans, you can find the production brewery’s beer in their tasting room and on draft in outstanding bars and restaurants throughout Benton and Washington Counties. On Thursdays and Fridays local bands furnish live music in the tap room.

Food Available: Yes Brewery Hours: Mon - Thu 11am -10pm, Fri, Sat, Sun 11am Midnight Offering terrific food, amazing beer and spirits, casual laid back atmosphere and an incredible place to have fun; this brewery also offers wedding packages (Wedding Officiant on-site), the largest beer garden in Arkansas, and a great patio. Planning a party? This is the perfect place to watch a game and party with your friends. Try it once, and it may just be your new favorite hangout.

fayetteville Apple Blossom Brewing Company 1550 East Zion Rd, (479) 287-4344

Food Available: Yes Tours Available: Yes Brewery Hours: Mon -Thurs: 11am - 9:30pm, Fri-Sat: 11am - 10:30pm, Sun: 12 - 9pm The 250 seat brew/restaurant enjoys rave reviews about both the beer and the food. Whether you’re there to share a unique beer, an appetizer, a salad or a full meal, Apple Blossom Brewing Company serves up some of the very best in all categories. Their beer selection runs from favorite great pale ales and ESB’s to beers trending from the west and east coasts and Colorado. Food specials are created from the freshest ingredients to be found locally. Try the French Dip sandwich, which is said to be one of the very as the best in town.

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Columbus House Brewery 701 N. West St, (479) 935-3752

New Province Brewing Company 1310 W Hudson Rd, (479) 246-0479

Food Available: No Tours Available: Yes Brewery Hours: Mon - Thurs 6 pm - 10 pm, Fri 5 pm - 12 am, Sat 12 pm - 12 am, Sun 1 pm - 8 pm Owned and operated by loyal Fayetteville residents, Columbus House Brewery, located next to the trail on North Street, makes it easy for folks engaged in an active life style to stop by to enjoy one of their delicious cold ones. It’s one of the popular go-to places for locals wanting to enjoy excellent local brews, a terrific atmosphere and friendly bartenders. Experienced beer drinkers will enjoy the IPA and the Stout, and for the smoothest brew around, try the Brown. The place is Fido friendly too.

Food Available:Fri-Saturday nights and Wednesday night Tours Available: Upon request Brewery Hours: Mon - Fri 3 pm-10 pm Sat 12 - 10 pm, Sun 12 - 9 pm Stemming from the operating philosophy that brewing is a delicate balance between science and art, you could easily say that at New Province crafting the perfect brew is a drop by drop obsession. They are keen to have you, their customers, experience the taste sensation created by their perfectly crafted beers. Visit their taproom soon to sample the Philosopher IPA and the Yeoman Porter.

Fossil Cove Brewing Co. 1946 N. Birch Ave, (479) 445-6050

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Food Available: Nomad’s Natural Plate on Wednesday, occasionally other days Tours Available: Yes, if master brewer is available Brewery Hours: Tues – Thu: 4-10pm, Fri: 4pm–11pm, Sat: 2-11pm, Sun: 2–10pm If you are looking for high-quality, locally-made beer, Fossil Cove Brewing Co. won’t disappoint you. Make it a point to sample some of their brews even if you have to go out of your way to try one. It’s a craft beer so flavorful that you’ll be coming back time after time. Ben Mills, the owner and brew master, brews some of the most flavorful best 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.

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.

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

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.

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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Tiny Tim’s Pizza & West Mountain Brewing 21 West Mountain St, (479) 442-9090

Ozark Beer Company 1701 S 1st St, (479) 636-2337

Food Available: No Tours Available: Yes Brewery Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-5:30pm Sat: 1pm-7pm, Sun: 2pm-6pm *Open for growler fills and tastings seven days a week, with pints available only on the weekends. These people pride themselves on producing some of the very best beer in NWA. You can bring your own food and relax in the sitting area with one of their excellent house beers. Nice and efficient folks make up the management and wait staff team, and your satisfaction is their primary concern. Even on Sunday’s, the tasting room and Tyler’s craft BBQ is open to serve you. Current patrons love this place and you will too.

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!

Note: Interested in the Fayetteville Ale Trail (the craft-beer tour)? Why not take Hoghead Tours and let their trained tour guides to help you sip, taste, and explore your way through NWA?

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Top 10 Mountain Bike Trails in NWA

Considered one of the most beautiful areas in the country for mountain biking, NWA is fortunate to have over 200 miles of soft surface trails, and it is also home to the 36-mile Razorback Greenway, a shared-use hard surface trail extending from the Bella Vista Trail in north Bentonville to south Fayetteville. NWA’s trails accommodate every level of experience, however, they also are among some of the most competitive in the U.S. Riding just one of the scenic trails has the ability to get you hooked on the sport. Below is a list of NWA’s Top 10 Mountain Bike Trails:

bentonville Trail: Slaughter Pen Hollow Trail is a 30-mile loop

trail located near Bentonville, Arkansas and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking and is accessible yearround. Directions/Location: Take Interstate 540 and exit at U.S. 71B in Bentonville. Follow U.S. 71B south for one mile to the parking lot on the left. Bike north on the concrete trail for one-half mile to the Slaughter Pen Hollow trail head. Description: Slaughter Pen trails are fast and have flow with enough technical stuff to make it hard. Note: Slaughter Pen plays host to the Slaughter Pen Jam, a three day festival with trials exhibition, rides, races, music, and food. More Information: http://bit.ly/1SHOlRC

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Trail: Mount Kessler

Location/Parking: Take exit 60 off I-49 and go south about one-half mile on Cato Springs Road, and turn right on Judge Cummings Road (WC 200). The parking will be on your right. Description: Mount Kessler is a lot like Sequoyah (unique and rocky trail) but a little more technical with some great scenery as well. More Information: http://bit.ly/1ADEZk3

Trail: Lincoln Lake

Location: Rheas Community Rd, Lincoln, AR 72744 (20 miles west of Fayetteville) Description: Lincoln Lake sometimes referred to as “little Devils Den” offers some awesome towering bluffs, hardwood forest, a pine forest, passes by many caves and has great views of the lake. More Information: http://bit.ly/1K089Mw

Trail: Devils Den State Park

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. More Information: http://bit.ly/1J9yokk

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. More Information: http://bit.ly/1Kuf5j2

eureka springs 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. More Information: http://bit.ly/1FSRbhr

fayetteville Trail: Lake Fayetteville

Location/Parking: 71B take Zion road to Veterans Memorial Park. The trail loops around Lake Fayetteville, starting and ending there. Description: Lake Fayetteville is located on the north side of Fayetteville. It has a 5.50-mile loop that is family-friendly and is a good place to get a quick ride. It includes a hardwood forest, waterfall, wild flowers and is primarily used for mountain biking and trail running and is also accessible year-round. More Information: http://bit.ly/1PTTZ4n

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. More Information: http://bit.ly/1LT5C5b

rogers Trail: Hobbs State Park

Location: 20201 AR-12, Rogers, AR 72756 Description: Hobbs State Park trail system is really smooth with a lot of climbing. More Information: http://bit.ly/1PTTZ4n

Trail: The Railyard Bike Park at the Lake Atalanta Trail Location: 120 Lake Atalanta Rd, Rogers, AR 72756 Description: Gorgeous Lake Atalanta Park (opens October 29th) connects to the Railyard Bike Park and therefore, downtown Rogers shopping and dining. The Railyard Bike Park encourages riders of any skill level to develop their skills and enjoy the cycling experience. More Information: http://bit.ly/1HYty6D

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NWA is blessed with miles and miles of multi-use trails. Some take you along streams,copy rivers and lakes, others snake through mountains and woodlands and still others meander through beautiful flowered meadows. Whether you are walking, jogging or riding your bike, you’ll love the trails that let you see the natural beauty of Northwest Arkansas. Use the list below to locate the Top Multi-use trails in NWA copy

Razorback Regional Greenway Trail System (36 Miles)

Razorback Regional Greenway Trail System is a 36-mile, mostly off-road shared use biking, hiking and pedestrian trail meandering from Bentonville, Rogers, Lowell and Springdale to Fayetteville. The popular shared-use 36-mile Razorback Greenway Trail system is the heart of the trail system in Northwest Arkansas. Here is an interactive map showing multiple trail heads for easy access.

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fayetteville Scull Creek Trail (4.4 Miles) 2800 N. Gregg

Considered the backbone of the city’s growing trail system, Scull Creek Trail is a 12-foot wide paved surface lined with mature trees and lighting. The trail features a 650-ft. pedestrian tunnel, which happens to be the longest in the state. Scull Creek Trail also connects several other multi-use trails including Frisco Trail, Meadow Valley Trail, Mud Creek Trail and Clear Creek Trail. These trails together provide a continuous route throughout Fayetteville.

Tanyard Creek Nature Trail 2.2 Miles

Gulley Park Trail (1.5 Miles) 1850 E. Township

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.

Gulley Park is one of Fayetteville’s most popular parks. The 1.5mile Gulley Park Trail is a lighted hard-surface trail that is perfect for an easy jog or a leisurely walk and is also suitable for baby strollers. The park has a creek, sand volleyball court, gazebo, picnic tables, a large playground and large open areas that are great for picnics or playing with your dog.

Lake Bella Vista Trail (1.75 Miles)

This marked, paved 1.75mile trail features benches, picnic tables, a playground and a Disc Golf Course. The lake covers 22 surface acres and is approximately 8 feet deep. Located adjacent to U.S. 71, Lake Bella Vista Trail is perfect for bikers, walkers and dog walkers.

Clear Creek Trail (2.3 Miles) 4180 Steele Blvd

bentonville Crystal Bridges Trails and Grounds

Crystal Bridges 120-acre property has numerous, beautiful shaded multi-use trails. Be immersed in natural beauty, and be amazed by stunning sculpture gardens all along the trail including an overlook to Crystal Bridges, and a trail that takes you to Crystal Springs, the spring for which the museum derived its name.

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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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The Clear Creek Trail is 2.3 miles long and runs along, you guessed it, Clear Creek for most of the trail. This peaceful scenic trail also serves to link two of the city’s most popular trails: the Scull Creek Trail in the west and the Lake Fayetteville Trail in the east.

Lake Fayetteville Trail (5.9 miles) 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 trails and park open Oct. 29th. 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.


Top Museums in NWA

Stunningly beautiful Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, located in Bentonville, is the crown jewel of NWA’s museums, but Northwest Arkansas is also home to many other types of museums. As examples, the Daisy Airgun Museum, located in Rogers tells the story of Daisy Airgun from its beginnings, and the Clinton House Museum in Fayetteville covers the life of Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the U.S. If you are a museum buff, you’ll be pleased with the number and variety of museums in NWA. Check out the wonderful museums on the list below:

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21 C Musuem Hotel Bentonville 200 NE A St, (479) 286-6500

The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens 400 S Walton Blvd, (479) 254-3870

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, 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 $10.

eureka springs Eureka Springs Historical Museum 95 S Main St, (479) 253-9417

See photographs & art exploring the town of Eureka Springs when the healing waters were discovered. Current exhibits feature pieces from the Museum’s collection and loans from individual artists, including work by David Zimmerman, Elsie Freund, Catherine Osterhage, and Charlie Stehm. Also work by Gary Eagan, and four of his former apprentices, Stephen Beacham, Karen Foster, Sally Williams Gorrell and Jane Tucker are on display.

fayetteville Arkansas Country Doctor Museum 107 N Starr Ave, Lincoln, AR, (479) 824-4307

The fascinating museum was the former private home and clinic of three country doctors who lived in the space from 1926 to 1978. There is only one other country doctor museum in the United States. Exhibits include an antique horse buggy, medical instruments, a vintage car, and memorabilia.

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

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

Housed in an all-wood hanger that is almost as famous as the aircraft, the exhibits and memorabilia it contains, tells the colorful story of Arkansas aviation. It also has on display aircraft ranging from the golden age of aviation to the jet age, including Vietnamera Army helicopters and a Navy carrier fighter.

Clinton House Museum 930 W Clinton Dr, (479) 444-0066

The first home of the 42nd president of the U.S. offers a photographic and memorabilia peek into the Clinton’s life when they were proud residents of Fayetteville. You will also see campaign materials from his run for office.

Headquarters House 118 E Dickson St, (479) 521-2970

During the Civil War, this home was the headquarters for both the Union and Confederate armies. Today it is the headquarters for the Washington County Historical Society. Arrange for a tour of the home by calling 479-521-2970.

rogers Daisy Airgun Museum 202 W Walnut St, (479) 986-6873

The Rogers Daisy Airgun Museum is home to both the Daisy Air Rifle and the Daisy BB Gun. People of all ages enjoy this amazing collection. Older visitors can enjoy the Daisy models they used when they were younger, and youths get to see the latest in fascinating air guns, ammo and accessories. The gift shop has a limited selection of items that can only be purchased from the museum gift shop.

Rogers Historical Museum 322 South Second St, (479) 621-1154

This is a small museum with lots of history of the area. It is a super way to educate your kids about how things were done during the time of the city’s beginning, and up to and including the present. There are fun, hands on stations for the kids to learn and enjoy themselves. Great family, educational fun. Staff is patient and friendly.

p r ai r i e g r o v e 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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Visit their live animals. Bring your camera and take pictures as you see and touch a variety of live reptiles. See a very large Boa Constrictor, some little milk snakes or even a giant tree frog. A reptile lover’s paradise.

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History 118 W Johnson Ave, (479) 750-8165

The museum tells the history of NWA. It got its name from the pioneer community of Shiloh, which later became Springdale. The museum facilitates a research library, which houses a collection of over 500 thousand pictures. Also on the grounds are six buildings that highlight the lives of ordinary people who lived in the rural communities of the Ozarks. Additionally, there are also many permanent exhibits portraying the lives of these everyday NWA people.


Top 5 outdoor adventure stores in NWA The people of Northwest Arkansas and many of its visitors love to enjoy the nature provided by accessing the amazingly beautiful Ozarks. Fishing, hunting, climbing, paddling, hiking, camping, cycling… you name it, any outdoor activity flourishes in NWA.

The outdoor stores below provide everything you need to enjoy whatever activity suits your fancy:

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Backwoods Bentonville 110 NW 2nd St #100, (479) 273-3302

Cabela’s 2300 S Promenade Blvd, (479) 616-1925

An up market men’s and women’s apparel, footwear, travel, camping, climbing and fly fishing store. You’ll be impressed with the high quality and good selection at Backwoods. Customer service is outstanding too.l

fayetteville Pack Rat Outdoor Center 209 W Sunbridge Dr, (479) 521-6340

With more than 80 brands to choose, Pack Rat more than likely will have the items you need to make the most of your adventure in the outdoors. They are well stocked and experience at bringing to the NWA community backpacking, travel, paddling, foot wear, clothing and climbing gear. Just ask any question about any of the products they sell, their customer service will either have the answer or find the answer for you.

Cabelas in Rogers is the ultimate outfitter whether you’re into fishing, hunting, camping, ATV’s, boats, archery and really activity that can be participated in outdoors. With 100,000 sq. ft. of space, a conservation mountain, gun library, boat shop, aquarium, cafe, fudge shop and bargain cave, you could easily spend the day in this wildly popular outdoor store.

s p r i n g da l e Lewis & Clark Outfitters 4915 S Thompson St, (479) 756-1344

Lewis & Clark has everything for the cyclist including bikes,clothing, footwear, gear and a full service bike shop. It also expertly outfits for camping, hiking, climbing and paddling. Great store with terrific inventory and service with locations throughout NWA.

Uncle Sam’s Safari Outfitters Evelyn Hills Shopping Center, 1494 N College Ave (479) 521-7779

Uncle Sam’s has been serving the NWA area for 30 years. They have an fascinating mix of military surplus, clothing and accessories, outdoor sporting gear, backpacking, biking, rock climbing, hiking and caving gear. The store is jam packed with everything you might need to enjoy your outdoor excursion. Customer service is good.

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Top 10 resale shops in NWA

Resale stores offering both high quality used goods including clothing and furniture and brand new merchandise abound in NWA. They are different from consignment stores in that all the merchandise is owned by the store itself. They give the people of Northwest Arkansas an option to purchase up market brands and styles for a greatly reduced price.

Many customers find them indispensable in providing for their families.

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Audrey’s Resale 1729 Forrest Hills Blvd, 479-250-9960

Clothes Mentor 4200 W Green Acres Rd #302, (479) 633-8322

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Once Upon A Child 4404 W Walnut St, Ste 10, (479) 372-4006

Audrey’s Resale Boutique helps support Audrey’s Home, a residence for pregnant women in crisis. High quality furniture, women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry and more are in always in stock. Inventory fluctuates rapidly, so buy it when you first fall in love with it.

Little Darlings Children’s Store 401 SW 24th St, (479) 464-8492 Beautiful baby and kid’s furniture and other kindly and only slightly used kid’s items. This is a really cool place to find everything you need to deck out the new baby’s room or to completely redecorate an existing child’s room.

Benton County Habitat For Humanity - Restore 1212 N. Walton Blvd, 479273-3638

What most folks don’t know is the restore usually has all sorts of materials for remodeling or building from scratch. Check the store out, it’s not unusual to find home decor, furniture, windows, doors, blinds, tile, screws, faucets, toilets, tubs, appliances, counter tops, painting supplies including paint and much more. This is the place to save big bucks on your projects.

fayetteville Cheap Thrills 120 S E Ave, (479) 442-7735

Known for their trendy, fun and glamorous vintage clothing, Cheap thrills also offers exceptional service from the moment you walk through their doors. Great place to develop a head turning closet.

l o we l l The Spotted Goat Resale Store 112 E Monroe Ave, (479) 361-3099

Deals, deals, deals for literally every room in your home! Nic nacs, home decor, antiques, collectibles, furniture and much more are to be routinely found at The Spotted Goat Resale Store in Lowell, AR.

rogers The Green Box Resale Shoppe 1305 W Walnut St, (479) 903-7100

A delightful, clean and well organized resale store. Inventory includes furniture, home decor and accessories. A 30-day layaway service is offered. Staff is very helpful and pleasant. This is the perfect place to decorate without busting the budget.

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Looking for some of the hottest trends? You’ll find like new women’s clothing, shoes and purses at the Clothes Mentor. Featured brands include favorite upscale brands like Banana Republic, White House Black Market and Coach.

Pays cash on the spot for gently used kid’s items. This is a bustling resale shop where you can find kid’s clothing, shoes and other kid related items at deep discounts. Inventory turns quickly, so shop often. Open 7 days a week for your convenience.

s p r i n g da l e NWA Plus Size Clothing 5320 W Sunset Ave #168, (479) 419-0302

Items for sale are primarily gently used, range in price from $2 $24.95 and start at size 14 and go to 6x when in stock. There’s 3000 sq. ft. of space and the fitting rooms are spacious and comfortable. You may also sell your gently used clothing here for cash.

Nine Months Later 410 North Thompson/71 B, (479) 756-0003

Children’s resale store with a huge selection of clothes including maternity and baby clothes, furniture, toys and other quality baby and kid’s stuff. They do pay cash for gently used items, and have a reputation for being friendly and helpful. If they don’t have an item you’re looking for in the store, they will call you when they do get the item in. Now that is customer service!

honorable mention Used 2B New 2650 E Huntsville Rd, Fayetteville, AR, (479) 935-4630

A family resale shop, offering clothing from infant through plus sizes. Cash on the spot for baby equipment and in-store credit for clothing. Particularly known for their expert, friendly service.


Top 10 Specialty Shops in NWA Specialty shops and stores have always been a part of retail in NWA, but keeping pace with the tremendous growth in NWA, many new specialty shops and stores have opened their doors. Many of these retail establishments also maintain an online presence, making it convenient for customers to order without shopping the brick and mortar store. Have fun checking out the specialty shops on our Top 10 list below:

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Bleachers 110 E Central Ave, (479) 250-0296

Shindig Paperie 100 W Center St #5, (479) 521-1778

Bleachers exemplifies the creativity of a successful small business making it happen on the HIstoric Square in Downtown Bentonville. They sell quality NFL, NCAA, MLB, NBA and NASCAR apparel, your favorite team souvenirs, hiking and biking information, drink gear, Tim Ernst books and so much more in a unique sporting environment. The welcoming owners are typically on the floor to answer questions, and the rest of the staff is efficient and super friendly. This is definitely a terrific place to shop for the sports minded person in your life.

Junk Brands 1004 NW 11th St, (479) 715-4772

Another unique specialty store operating out of Bentonville, Junk Brands is widely known for their trendsetting headbands. They also make Junk apparel, accessories and have a wide selection in their college and NBA stadium shop. In addition to their Bentonville retail store, they have an Photo Courtesy Arkansas Dept enormous online business. of Parks and Tourism

Rush Running 1600 SE J St #2, (479) 464-7866

The obvious choice for running and walking apparel, shoes and gear in NWA, Rush Running stocks more than 50 brands including all the top ranked brands that you love. A local, family owned store offering amazing customer service, which includes the use of Stride Analysis, a procedure that involves videoing you while you run on a treadmill. A sense of community and well being through running and walking is achieved in NWA by this company as it promotes these two individual sports.

three Dog Bakery 113 W Central Ave #101, (479) 268-5599

The original bakery for dogs, Three Dog Bakery offers all-natural, human quality, handmade treats for your canine friends. They also stock dog accessories including U.S. made rawhides and chews, training items, collars, leashes, beds, and furry friend novelty apparel. Dog owners love this store almost as much as their dogs.

As the name suggests, Shindig’s is a paper company with many unique lines of greeting cards, personalized stationery, cards and gifts and invitations every conceivable occasion. They strive to stock lines that are American designed and produced. If you still love to send and receive a handwritten invitation, you will love this most unusual cozy little stationery store.

rogers Valere Rene Handbags 210 S 1st St, (479) 531-2243

Begun in the owner’s own dining room, this unique company designs and creates excellent-quality, handmade, fashionable lifestyle bags including totes, beach bags, makeup bags and custom handbags. Its customers rave about the beautiful designs, many even have a collection of Valerie Renee Handbags, and some have custom-made handbags. This is a beautiful store, stocked full of the bags and accessories you’ll love.

Russell Knives 2900 S 26th St, (479) 631-0055

A landmark along I-49 in Rogers, this award-winning company sells only the finest cutlery and is the oldest mail order knife company in the world. It is also the reigning authority on knives. Columbia River knife & Tool, Böker, Randall, Kershaw, Benchmade, Spyerdco, William Henry, Canal Street Cutlery and SOG are just some of the high-quality brands it sells. If you’re into knives, you must visit this unique store.

s p r i n g da l e Euna Mae’s 1503 Carley Rd, (479) 419-9690

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Euna Mae’s is a must-see housewares, grocery and kitchen supplies specialty store. You could easily spend the morning browsing the shelves looking for linens, dishware, cookware, gifts for the cook in your life, or hard-to-get jellies and jars of a good old southern kitchen staple, Chow chow. The store is warm and cozy and the owner knows how to dish out southern hospitality.

Fresh Harvest Tasting Room 512 Village Cir

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If you’re into healthy eating and you enjoy cooking, this place is a must visit for you. The oils, balsamics and staff are nothing short of outstanding. If you don’t know much about these items and would like to learn, the staff will gladly educate you. Fresh Harvest buys directly from the grower, enabling it to provide the freshest, most flavorful, and healthiest olive oils to be found at reasonable prices.

fayetteville Fayettechill 205 W Dickson St, (844) 244-6790

Moved and motivated by nature, Fayettechill creates and markets outdoor apparel for outdoor lovers who really want to experience their chosen outdoor activities in clothes designed for the outing. Their purpose driven clothes are comfortable, durable and fashionable. The Fayetteville store is a natural gathering place for NWA’s outdoor enthusiasts.

The Mustache Goods & Wears 15 S Block Ave #105, (479) 966-4610

A popular eclectic shop selling clothes, footwear, gifts, local t-shirts and more. You’ll find something for everyone at this unique store.

Bathe 116 N Broadway St, Ste E, Siloam Springs, (479) 373-6363

This unique concept lets you create your signature scent, watch it being made into the various bath, body and pet products you regularly use when you bathe or shampoo your pet. Absolutely no harsh chemicals are used. Everything is simple, fresh and natural, which means no irritation to your beautiful skin. Try Bathe just once, and you may be hooked for life.

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Top 10 Sports Bars in NWA Almost everyone has one or two favorite sports bars where they eat, watch a game and socialize with friends or whoever happens be seated at the next table. Integral to a good sports bar is a number of TV’s, sports memorabilia, friendly sports minded servers and good food. NWA is fortunate to have many sports bars that match this criteria, however, we’ve selected only the best of the best to be on our Top 10 list. Visit the Top 10 sports bars we’ve listed below for a great time:

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

On the MARK Sports Bar & Grill $$ 2588 N Gregg Ave, (479) 575-0123

Beef’s is a chain, family-friendly sports bar/restaurant that offers good food including their pizzas, flatbreads, burgers and more. It also has drinks to satisfy anyone’s preference, plenty of TVs, friendly and knowledgeable wait staff, menu to go, and catering. This is a great place to meet to watch the game with friends or to take the family after the game.

One Eyed Jack’s 2308 SE 28th St, (479) 876-8898

With 55 TVs, this sports bar and grill pretty much has all the sporting events covered regardless of which game or other sporting event you are interested in. There is a full bar with great daily specials and a terrific happy hour. The food menu is typical sports bar fare including delicious burgers and fries. With pool tables and darts, this is a great place to take in a game with friends. The energy in the place is fantastic. You’ll have a good time here.

Customer service is a top priority at this unique cigar and spirits spot. Everyone is welcome, and every effort is made to answer your questions regarding cigars or drinks. There’s a 360 sq. ft. walk in humidor stocked with choice cigars, spirits include cocktails, scotches, premium bourbons, local craft beers and wines. Share a cigar and drink with friends in the comfortable lounge or sit on the spacious patio.

gravette Fire Station 29 Pub and Grill $ 116 Main St NE

The BBQ is exceptional, from their pulled pork and chicken to their brisket and smoked sausage. Their sandwiches and BBQ plates are so mouthwatering that their customers keep coming back time after time. The patio has a great atmosphere, and is a great place to hang out with friends and meet new ones. The staff is welcoming and efficient. Big screened TV’s, popular with sports enthusiasts, are tuned to the popular games.

fayetteville Foghorns $$ 1815 N Green Acres Rd, (479) 527-9464

Enjoy great atmosphere, beer, killer wings, music, and a cordial staff at Foghorns in Fayetteville. TVs are everywhere; you’ll be sure to catch your game or event here. Open mic is on Wednesday nights. 50 different sauces for the wings. Very popular spot.

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

For drinks, beer, fabulous burgers (try the Big G and the Sticky Finger), really good fries, fish tacos, and a terrific game day atmosphere, you can’t go wrong when you choose Smitty’s. If beef is not your thing, Smitty’s has several other kinds of proteins you can choose from for your burger. Great place to kick back, relax and watch the game with friends.

Farrell’s Lounge Bar & Grill $$ 311 W Dickson St #101, (479) 301-2220

This is an upscale sports bar and gastropub featuring 20 TVs, chef driven food, and full bar with more than 35 beers on tap. Farrell’s provides the perfect setting to have fun with friends.

Locals 479 $ 3290 N Lee Ave, (479) 443-8044

With 11 TVs, a good selection of beer and mixed drinks, and fabulous food including burgers, fries and delicious homemade soups, Locals 479 is another terrific place to catch the game, hang out with friends, or enjoy your date night.

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rogers JJ’s Bar and Grill 4500 W Walnut St #3,m(479) 372-4460

JJ’s features a full menu including burgers, fries, sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, tacos and complete meals and desserts. Cold craft beers, well-mixed cocktails and top notch bartenders characterize the bar. Local bands get a chance to play during Friday and Saturday nights, and there’s a terrific patio too.

s p r i n g da l e Buffalo Wild Wings $$ 6938 W Sunset Ave, (479) 419-5374

It is a well-known chain featuring many TVs, cold beer, awesome wings and other food, and a great place to gather with friends to watch the Hogs play. Try the Mango Habanero Wings.


Top 10 thrift stores in NWA Thrift stores are very popular in NWA. They sell secondhand clothing and household goods, and often exist to raise money for charitable institutions. Goodwill is a good example of a thrift store. Their merchandise is typically very inexpensive, and is attractive to anyone on a limited budget or looking for a great deal. Check out the Top 10 Thrift Stores below for tremendous savings:

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Helping Hands 320 Airport Rd, (479) 273-2511

Goodwill in Rogers 4301 Pleasant Crossing Blvd, (479) 636-0257

Helping Hands of Bentonville sells good to new quality clothing, shoes, jewelry and other accessories, household items and more. This store helps Benton County residents in need and its sister project, the Food Pantry Garden, helps feed some 900 families each month. Great cause and really good items at reasonable prices.

eureka springs The Good Shepherd Humane Society Thrift Shop 124 W. Van Buren, (479) 253-9115 Another quality thrift shop that benefits the Good Shepherd Humane Society, a non-profit, no kill dog and cat shelter dedicated to saving the lives of every adoptable dog and cat in the Eureka Springs area. Clothing, furniture, jewelry, art, collectibles and other seasonal items are currently being sold. If you love animals, why not shop here first?

fayetteville Peace at Home Family Shelter 1200 North Garland Ave., (479) 973-9571

Peace at Home Family Thrift shop benefits the Peace at Home Family Shelter, which provides emergency shelter and supportive services to those fleeing domestic violence and their children. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, furniture, clean linens, household items, accent pieces, books, working small appliances and seasonal items are sold.

The Purple Ribbon 3826 Front St, (479) 966-4727

Thrift store and donation center benefiting victims of domestic violence. Clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, general household items, home decor, small furniture, Books, CD’s, DVD’s and records are all sold here.

The Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas 219 W 15th St, (479) 521-2151

The Salvation Army benefits all those in need without discrimination in Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington counties. Clothing, furniture, bicycles, fans may all be found there depending upon the donations.

Goodwill in Rogers is a huge, clean, well laid out store. You can find clothing for men, women and children, household goods, home decor, furniture and more at this fantastic new store.

Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter, Thrift Store 1622 S 8th St, (479) 621-6116

This thrift store benefits the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter, which provides many services and shelter to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Items sold are clean women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, shoes, furniture, household goods and appliances.

Samaritan House Rogers Frisco Station Mall 100 North Dixieland Rd Suite D15, (479) 246-1060

The Samaritan Shop benefits the hurting and hungry of Northwest Arkansas. You’ll find bargains almost every single time you come in. Items sold are clean clothing, furniture, appliances, seasonal decor, books, exercise equipment, framed art work and much more.

s p r i n g da l e Arkansas Council of the Blind Thrift Store 419 E Robinson Ave, (479) 756-3908

This thrift store benefits the Arkansas Council of the Blind. Items sold are varied and include clothing, shoes, tools, furniture and more.

Compassion NWA 2407 S Thompson St, (479) 717-5662

Sponsored by Cross Church, Compassion NWA’s, a 501c3 non profit, mission is to give 100% of its proceeds after operational expenses back to the community through various impact programs including its Free 2 Be program. Sale items are donated by individuals as well as companies, and many are new.

honorable mention Potter’s House 2101 Highway 412 E, Siloam Springs, AR, (479) 373-6373

Great place to find deep discounts on furniture, mattresses, clothing, home decor, hats, framed artwork, books, seasonal items and more. Sales are held often and inventory turns over quickly.

The Purple House 24 Norris St, Eureka Springs, AR, (479) 253-2032

The Purple House uses proceeds from its thrift shop to benefit the Eureka Springs Hospital. Clothing, hats, art, jewelry, accessories, seasonal items and more are sold.

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Top weekend getaways

Some Northwest Arkansas weekend getaways are less than an hour, but all are within a few hours of wherever you may be staying in NWA. You can hike and bike the beautiful trails, visit Bill Clinton’s Presidential Library, visit the state’s wineries, shop historic districts, explore art museums, have fun at Silver Dollar City, or, if you are feeling really lucky, you can try your luck at an Indian casino.

Read all about these unique weekend getaways below.

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Located just 49 miles from Eureka Springs and nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, Branson, Missouri offers top notch, family friendly entertainment. Enjoy more than 100 live shows, and take the family to famed Silver Dollar City.

Beautiful Hot Springs, located in the stunning Quachita Mountains is set among several natural springs. Activities for every member of the family are available including museums, shopping, history, fine art, spas and baths, sports, gaming, theatre, outdoors, nightlife, dining and Lake Hamilton activities. For a fun weekend getaway for families, couples, groups, nature lovers and history buffs, visit Hot Springs.

eureka sprin g s , A rkansas Eureka’s Historic Downtown Shopping District offers more than 100 specialty shops where you can literally shop til you drop, rest a few minutes, and then stroll the cobble-stoned streets and learn about the history and architecture of this beautiful, little Alpine-like village. Stay at one of the many B & B’s, tree houses, cabins or historic hotels. Conveniently located less than an hour’s drive from Bentonville, there are several gourmet restaurants to satisfy even the most sophisticated palate.

l i t t l e r o c k , arkasas Little Rock is home to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. Even if you think your kids won’t enjoy it, take them anyway, they will have fun while they are learning. Additionally, the Little Rock Zoo is highly acclaimed and has a large selection of animals. Before you leave the city, take a ride on one of the vintage replica electric cars in the River Rail system.

a l t us , arkansas Located just an hour-and-a-half from Rogers and in the foothills of the spectacular Ozarks, Altus is the heart of the state’s wine country. Explore and taste the wine of four different wineries on this scenic weekend getaway. Each one offers a free tour and wine tasting opportunities. Some offer additional amenities including a restaurant, B&B, museum, RV parking, wedding package, and gift shop.

t u l sa , o k l ah o ma Located only an hour-and-a-half from Bentonville, Tulsa is particularly known for its fine Entertainment District offering nine blocks of trendy pubs and nightspots, unique shopping opportunities and superb eating establishments. Additionally, the Gilcrease museum, Tulsa Zoo and Indian casinos are located in the area..

wes t si l o am sprin g s , o k l ah o ma Home to the Cherokee Casino and Hotel, one of the best Indian casinos in Oklahoma, where you may try your hand at Texas Hold ‘Em, Blackjack, Omaha Poker, Seven-Card Stud and Poker, but if cards are not your thing, there are the slots. Ninety percent of the casino floor is devoted to slots. The casino also has a business center, Internet, restaurant, nightclub and it’s pet friendly.

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Top 10 Wine Bars in NWA

Wine bars primarily serve wine by the glass, and they are also great places to socialize with friends, coworkers and significant others. They may or may not serve food and other drinks, but in any case, they are happy places. NWA is fortunate to have a great selection of wine bars. Try the Top 10 wine bars we’ve listed below:

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Two25 Gallery and Wine Bar 225 S Main St, (479) 464-9463

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

This lively Bentonville spot offers a delightful mix of local and regional art, wine, live music, comedy, culinary art, Broadway sing a longs, friendly staff, “Nosh” boards and a wonderful welcoming environment. Have a glass of wine, a bite to eat and Friday and Saturday night live music on the deck. Excellent choice for a date night or an evening relaxing with friends. Two25 may be reserved for special events, parties, business meetings or other events.

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

This New York-like trendy spot features specialty olive oils and balsamics, an extensive list of wines, local craft beers, a fun outdoor deck and patio, live music, tasty bites, amazing owners and friendly knowledgeable staff, outstanding deli and it also showcases and sells awesome bakery goods from one of the best bakeries in NWA. Wine down Wednesdays offers wine by the glass for $1.00 off. Spaghetti night is on Mondays. There’s live music on the patio (check our Things To Do List for schedule). Ramo’s may be reserved for get togethers, weddings, meetings or other events. A must visit place for so many reasons.

eureka springs The Stone House 89 S Main St, (479) 363-6411

Looking for a fantastic little wine and cheese bar? Owners, Rob and Amanda, feature amazing wines with cheese pairings, and good music on Friday nights at The Stone House. This is a terrific place to gather with friends.

Grotto features a seasonally inspired food menu, and an amazing wine, beer and cocktail selection with some wines being on tap. Professional Mixologists enjoy whipping drinks including their Moscow Mules served in copper mugs, and their Fresh Mint Mojitos. Some Gluten Free beer is available. This place is top-notch from the ambiance to the food to the libations to the professional and impeccable service.

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

Bordinos, an award-winning restaurant, is known for its chic environment, delicious classic and eclectic menu, wine, mixed drinks, beer, and weekend brunch. Their wine selection is beyond extensive, it is almost limitless, and you may buy it by the glass, flight, half bottle and full bottle.

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

Located adjacent to the Walton Arts Center Parking Lot on the corner of West and Spring, the Cork and Keg is a favorite place to enjoy food and drinks before or after a show, and it’s a terrific place for happy hour every night of the week. Wines are available by the half glass, glass or bottle. Vintage cocktails and craft beer are also available. Wine connoisseurs of all ages gather here to talk wine.

rogers Houlihan’s 2203 Promenade Blvd, Ste 15100, (479) 246-0296

Houlihan’s features an extensive wine selection with half price bottles of wine on Tuesdays. It’s a terrific place to enjoy happy hour and dinner. Along with its varied wine selection, there’s also a good selection of beer and cocktails, making Houlihan’s a top choice for relaxation and fun in the region.

Brick Street Brews 208 W Walnut St, (479) 633-8483

This is a wonderful place to enjoy craft beer from some of our awesome NWA breweries and fine wines from around the world while watching a game or listening to live music when there’s someone there to play (call ahead to see about the music). Cozy, convenient and fun downtown Rogers establishment. Food is bring-your-own.

siloam springs Creekside Taproom 100-2 East Alpine St, (479) 549-4000

Serving beer and wine from breweries and wineries in the NWA area, the Creekside Taproom is a fantastic place to kick back and relax with family and friends. No food is served, but you can bring your own.

s p r i n g da l e Sassafras Springs Vineyard 6461 E Guy Terry Rd, (479) 419-4999

Away from the busy energy of the cities, Sassafras Springs Vineyard has a fabulous wooded event venue, wonderful tasting room featuring wines and beer from the region and wines from around the world. Wine tasting flights are offered daily. This is a great place to meet with friends for a glass of wine and some great conversation. Staff is very efficient and friendly.

honorable mention Black Apple Crossing 321 E Emma Ave, Springdale, AR 72764 (479) 751-0337

Entrance is around the backside of the building off Meadow St. Black Apple Crossing is Arkansas’ first cidery. It makes and serves several different hard ciders. For a truly different taste, stop by their cidery and try a flight. Some of you beer drinkers may convert to this gluten free delicious new taste.

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Top 10 B & B’s in NWA Sprinkled all through Northwest Arkansas are many delightful Bed and Breakfast’s. Top notch B&B’s are an pleasant alternative to chain hotels. Guests enjoy the personal attention, delicious food, usually beautiful surroundings, and interaction with the hosts. Whether they are luxurious, rustic, Victorian, basic or urban, they offer the traveller a delightfully different experience.

The Top 10 NWA Bed and Breakfasts are listed below:

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The Victoria Bed & Breakfast

Mount Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn

Just as the name states, The Victoria Bed & Breakfast exudes a Victorian charm for each person who enters. Not only is it spacious, but it also adjoins the opening of Bentonville’s famous Crystal Bridges Art Museum. With a delightful breakfast and endless coffee, The Victoria Bed & Breakfast is a wise choice for anyone who is in need of a comfortable break.

Located on the historic loop in Eureka Springs, this award-winning bed and breakfast is one that offers luxury suites and concierge service. The hosts, Chris and Lisa, make everyone feel welcome by providing a delightful breakfast and arranging accommodations in every way possible. This 1904 Colonial-like inn is the ideal place for anyone searching for a comfortable escape not far from the one-of-a-kind shopping experiences in Eureka Springs.

306 N Main St, (479) 273-3232

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Angel at Rose Hall Bed and Breakfast

The Inn at Bella Vista

101 Chelsea Rd, (479) 876-5645

At 9,000 square feet, The Inn at Bella Vista offers a considerable amount of peace and tranquility and provides a view that overlooks the gorgeous mountains of Bella Vista. Its cordial hosts and location, a short distance from all of Bella Vista’s amenities, make it a great place to stay.

46 Hillside Ave, (479) 253-5405

Enchanting and breathtaking, Angel at Rose Hall Bed and Breakfast is situated on the town’s Historic District. Offering hot tubs, extravagant suites, beautiful balcony views, area attractions that are close by, and welcoming hosts, this bed and breakfast is top notch.

Heartstone Inn B&B & Cottages

35 Kings Highway, (479) 253-8916

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Heartstone Inn B & B has various rooms and suites for you to choose from, along with a gracious welcome from the hosts who provide you with a gourmet breakfast each morning. Rooms offer chocolates, wine, and a private balcony that allows you time to unwind.

The Dickson Street Inn

301 W Dickson St, (479) 6952100

Located on famed Dickson Street in the heartbeat of Fayetteville’s entertainment district and within walking distance of some of the city’s most highly acclaimed attractions including the U of A, Walton Arts Center, and the Fayetteville square, The Dickson Street Inn is a top choice for visitors. The inn offers it’s guests warm comfortable rooms, a friendly accommodating staff, delicious plentiful continental breakfasts, a full service concierge service, and a lounge and decks for unwinding and many other outstanding amenities. Whether visiting Fayetteville for business or pleasure, you’ll be pleased that you booked your stay at this charming little 10-room boutique hotel.

Arsenic & Old Lace B&B Inn

60 Hillside Ave, (479) 253-5454

This Victorian style bed and breakfast offers you a choice of a cozy getaway or a romantic escape. Choose from the treetop suite, patio room, Chantilly rose room, Monet room, or library room to assure a memorable stay at one of Eureka Springs’ finest bed and breakfasts.

siloam springs Inn at the Springs 201 W University St, (479) 3731897

Pratt Place Inn & Barn

2231 W Markham Rd, (479) 966-4441

The Victoria in Bentonville

Whether you are in need of a rustic barn wedding, an outstanding place to tailgate during football season, or simply just a weekend break, Pratt Place Inn & Barn is the place for you. With multiple guest rooms and an intimate cottage, this elegant inn is stretched across 140 acres and offers easy access to rivers, parks, festivals, museums, and more!

eureka springs Cliff Cottage Inn

42 Armstrong, (479) 253-7409

Cozy and quiet but still in walking distance to your favorite places to shop and dine, this getaway cottage is located in the heart of downtown Eureka Springs. With a gourmet breakfast delivered right to your suite, your choice of an individual cottage or an artist’s studio, and a complimentary beverage bar that features teas, coffees, or hot chocolate, your stay at Cliff Cottage Inn will undoubtedly be one to remember.

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28 Fairmont, (479) 253-7979

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Located in downtown Siloam Springs, this lovely Bed and Breakfast is within walking distance to John Brown University and delightful dining and shopping. Radiating old world charm from every room including the Sweetwater Tavern, a restaurant and full bar, this enchanting B & B features balconies off all rooms with views of the springs. It’s the perfect setting for weddings and other events.


Pet Friendly Hotels in NWA Some people love their pets so much that they enjoy taking them with them on trips and vacations. There’s not much that is more frustrating than to travel all day only to be told that your chosen hotel, inn or B&B doesn’t allow pets. For that reason, it is best to make a reservation at a place that does allow pets. We’ve comprised a lengthy list of places to stay that do allow Fluffy and Fido to be in the room with you when you travel to NWA. That being said, it is best to know the specifics of the pet policy of the place you plan to stay. As examples, some have weight restrictions, others charge extra per each pet. The safest policy is to make your reservation early. Pets are welcome at the lodging establishments we’ve listed below:

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21 C Comfort Suites Courtyard Days Inn DoubleTree Suites Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Hilton Garden Inn La Quinta Inn & Suites Microtel Inn Motel 6 Simmons Suites Home-Towne Suites Super 8 TownPlace Suites Value Place Wingate by Wyndham

Aloft Candlewood Suites Country Inn & Suites Embassy Suites Homewood Suites Horseshoe Bend Campground Hyatt Place Lost Bridge North Campground Microtel Inn & Suites Prairie Creek Campground Residence Inn by Marriott Staybridge Suites

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The Inn at Bella Vista

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5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast Arsenic and Old Lace Basin Park Magnuson Grand Best Western Eureka Inn Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Kettle Campground & Cabins Main Street Inn Motel 62 Eureka Springs Pond Mountain Lodge & Resort Quality Inn of Eureka Springs Stone Meadow Resort The Retreat at Sky Ridge The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa Travelodge Eureka Springs

Candlewood Suites Comfort Inn & Suites Econo Lodge Laquinta Inn and Suites Motel 6 Sleep Inn Southgate RV Park Staybridge Suites The Chancellor Hotel Towneplace Suites

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s p r i n g da l e Extended Stay America Hampton Inn Holiday Inn La Quinta Inn Residence Inn

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Hickory Creek Park Campground Super 8

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(479) 273-7100 2301 Oakwood Ave. l Bentonville, AR 72712

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top Unique Accommodations in NWA Want to get away from the typical chain experience? NWA has many unique accommodations to choose from. It’s fun to stay somewhere different isn’t it? Everyone from the kids to grandpa will appreciate lodging that is completely different from the usual getaway experience. How about staying in a tree house located over roaming lions below? Or maybe the family would enjoy staying in an old haunted hotel. Make your next vacation a memorable one. Step out of the ordinary and into one of the unique accommodations below:

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21c Museum Hotel 200 Northeast A Street, (479) 286-6500 This is an elite 104-room boutique hotel. It houses a contemporary art museum, a cultural civic center, and a world class restaurant, The Hive. Relatively new, it offers some of the finest accommodations in the world. 21c is located on the northeast corner of the Historic Bentonville Square and is within walking distance to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Definitely a hot hotel for hip people!

Treehouse Cottages 165 W Van Buren, (479) 253-8667 These beautiful hand-built cottages are nestled in the treetops less than a mile from Eureka’s historic district with its many shopping 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.

eureka springs Eureka Springs Treehouses, Caves, Castles & hOBBITS 526 W Van Buren, (479) 253-9493 Located only 1.8 miles from Eureka Springs’ Historic District, this lodging is an exciting change from the chain accommodations you’ve stayed in before. These offer romance, fun and adventure. Be sure to check out their romantic packages. The Treehouses - Are surrounded by trees and are situated on top of cedar logs. Whichever theme you choose from Venice to New York, a visit to your deck will seem like you are in a forest. The Hobbit Caves - Whisk you away to a magical time when you will feel you’re in a romantic magical cocoon. The Castles - Designed after a 1600 century Castle, you’ll be transported to the time of romantic fairytales and secret passage ways that take you to the romantic jacuzzi tower. Livingston Junction Cabooses 1 Stonehaven Lane, (479) 253-7143 Recently restored and renovated, staying in one of the cabooses takes you back to yesteryear when traveling by rail was a common way to travel. Each caboose has its own private driveway, an outdoor hot tub on the large deck with hammock, grill and outdoor furniture. Mini-fridge, sink and microwave are included. They are cozy and comfortable and are surprisingly roomy. The Crescent (Haunted) 75 Prospect Ave, (800) 342-9766 Known as America’s most haunted hotel, The Crescent is located only 1 mile from Eureka Springs’ Shopping and Historic District. There are nightly ghost tours and videos. Amenities include spa, sky bar, seasonal pool and year-round hot tub. Things to do include trails that connect to the city trails, mountain biking, walking the promenade of the Elite neighborhood, visiting Harmon Park, which offers skate boarding, picnic area, kid’s playground and hiking. On the 4th floor there are archives of the hotel’s history. The Grand Tree House Resort 350 W Van Buren, (479) 253-8733 Located just 1 mile from Eureka Springs’ Historic District and only 2.1 miles from the Pine Mountain Theater, The Grand Tree House Resort is an upscale resort. The treehouses are built on stilts. They all come complete with kitchenettes equipped with toasters, mini-fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. In addition, they have flat-screen TVs, DVD players, stereo systems and whirlpool tubs. Parking is free. Trolley stop is across the street.

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fayetteville Inn at Carnall Hall 465 N. Arkansas Ave, 479) 582-0400 This is a unique boutique inn located on the campus of the University of Arkansas. It was the first women’s dormitory on campus. The Inn at Carnall Hall is located about a mile from downtown Fayetteville and just a short walk from famed Dickson Street nightlife. The rooms feature traditional decor, Flat-Screen HDTVs, and WiFi access. Some rooms also offer Jacuzzi tubs, work desks and sitting areas. Additionally, some offer spectacular views of the Old Main lawn with examples of every type of tree known to grow in Arkansas. The Inn at Carnall Hall strives to give every guest a taste of the best of Southern Hospitality. Ella’s restaurant features award-winning cuisine and serves 3 meals a day. Lambeth Lounge serves the Inn’s own private label wine, and the porches have relaxing rockers. The entire facility is smoke-free.

s p r i n g da l e Inn at the Mill 3906 Johnson Mill Blvd, (479) 443-1800 Described as a delightful mix of a comfortable hotel and a B & B, this is an Ascend Collection Hotel with 46 recently renovated rooms. Not far off Interstate 49, it is a modern wood-framed structure attached to a 19th-century water mill. Located less than 10 minutes from Fayetteville and about 15 minutes from Stonebridge Meadows Golf Club, amenities include sitting areas, Flat-Screen TVs and free WiFi. Each room is individually-decorated and may include marble bathrooms, antique furnishings, Jacuzzis, lofts and balconies, depending on the room. A contemporary, award-winning restaurant serves modern international cuisine. The continental breakfast is free, and there is also a cocktail bar. The staff is friendly, efficient, and helpful. During football season this place is booked solid, some people even book rooms a year in advance.


Top 10 World Class Accommodations in NWA If you are looking for luxury accommodations you’ll be pleased to know that Northwest Arkansas boasts world-class accommodations throughout the area. Boutique hotels like 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville and Inn At The Mill in Springdale/Fayetteville offer complete comfort, impeccable service and a relaxing atmosphere. Victorian-styled B&B’s like Angel at Rose Hall Bed And Breakfast in Eureka Springs and The Victoria B and B in Bentonville offer pampering extraordinaire. A stay at any of these world class accommodations will leave you refreshed and renewed. Book your reservations early at any of these Top 10 World-class accommodations below:

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21c Art Museum Hotel 200 NE A St, (479) 286-6500

Mount Victoria 28 Fairmount St, (479) 253-7979

Located within walking distance to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 21c is a 104-room elite boutique hotel with a contemporary art museum, cultural civic center, and a worldclass restaurant.

Doubletree Suites 301 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 8457770

An award-winning Colonial-style B&B located on the historic Eureka Springs loop, Mount Victoria offers luxury suites, concierge service, amazing breakfasts, and delightful hosts who go above and beyond to ensure that your visit is comfortable in every way. It’s the perfect place to take a break from the endless shopping in downtown Eureka.

Home of a warm welcome and a tasty chocolate chip cookie. This is a beautiful all-suite hotel offering many amenities including restaurant, lounge, bar, pool, gift shop and fitness room.

Angel at Rose Hall Bed and Breakfast 46 Hillside Ave, (479) 253-5405

Located only 1.2 miles from the historic district of Eureka Springs, this plush modern Victorian-style B&B offers luxury suites, stunning balcony views, grand gourmet breakfasts in the communal dining room, warm knowledgeable hosts, and hot tubs. Wedding, elopement and getaway packages are available.

The Victoria B and B 306 N Main St, (479) 273-3232

Exuding Victorian era charm, this spacious B&B offers a comfortable stay in gorgeous Bentonville surroundings. You can expect to be treated like royalty when you choose to stay at The Victoria, which adjoins the pedestrian entrance to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The breakfasts are fabulous, and include hand squeezed orange juice, fresh seasonal fruit, waffles, omelets, and endless hot flavorful coffee.

bella vista Cedar Lodge 18 Mason Ln, (479) 250-3124

Boasting 7 comfortable beautifully decorated bedrooms, this rustic but luxurious Lake Loch Lomond lakefront lodge is perfect for business retreats and family reunions, gatherings and other events. Tastefully furnished with many antiques and collectibles, the lodge has many desirable amenities including a fabulous boat dock and deck, kayaks & canoes, a picturesque living, dining and bar area, several decks, covered cabana, pool table, Foosball, 120” home theater projection system, game room, hot tub and sauna. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is only 20 minutes away.

eureka springs 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa 75 Prospect Ave, (800) 342-9766

The Crescent is said to be America’s most haunted hotel. Situated on 15 acres of beautiful Ozark Mountain woodlands, and built in 1886, this Victorian hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America. Beautiful, comfortable guest rooms, spa, pool, The Crystal Dining Room, Sky Bar Gourmet Pizza, Champagne Sunday Brunch, Crescent Confections, hiking trails, and Ghost Tours make this wonderful restored hotel a top choice.

fayetteville Pratt Place Inn & Barn 2231 W Markham Rd, (479) 966-4441

Stretched across 140 acres, and offering easy access to rivers, parks, festivals, museums, Arkansas Razorback tailgating and more, the Pratt Place Inn has seven luxury suites featuring pillow-top beds, Persian rugs, Qing dynasty wedding chests, private verandas and marble bathrooms with walk-in showers. The inn also offers a concierge service to satisfy your every whim, three parlors, a cigar room and a lounge. The Barn has a 400-person capacity and provides the ideal setting for a wedding or other special gathering or event.

rogers Embassy Suites 3303 S Pinnacle Hills Pkwy, (479) 254-8400

Adjoining the John Q. Hammons Convention Center, this upscale, modern all-suite hotel offers every convenience imaginable including complimentary cooked-to-order breakfasts, appetizers and beverages (served at the nightly Evening Reception). There’s also a fitness room, indoor and outdoor pools, snack and gift shop, concierge and valet service, bistro, 7-room spa, and full-service business center. Terrific place to stay or to host an event!

s p r i n g da l e / f a y e t t e v i l l e Inn at the Mill 3906 Great House Springs Rd, (479) 443-1800

This beautiful boutique hotel located just off I-49 in Springdale is attached to a 19th century water mill and has 46 recently renovated smoke free rooms. In addition, there’s a free continental breakfast, an award-winning restaurant, and a cocktail bar where locals love to relax and talk. Only 10 minutes from Fayetteville, the hotel is popular with visiting Arkansas Razorback fans.

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