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Top 10 Bakeries in Northwest Arkansas

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

Bentonville

Bentonville Baking Company $
401 SW A Street, Unit 101, (479) 250-9973

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

Bentonville Baking company Arkansas

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Eureka Springs

Oscars $
17 White St, (479) 981-1436

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

Oscar's Cafe Bakery Eureka Springs

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Farmington

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

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

Briar Rose Bakery

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Fayetteville

Dirty Apron BakeHouse $
245 North Church Ave

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

Dirty Apron Bakehouse Bakery Fayetteville Arkansas

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

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

Golden Kolache Bakery Fayetteville Arkansas

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

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

Little Bread Company Fayetteville Arkansas

Little Bread Company

Rick’s Bakery $$
1220 N College Ave, (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.

Rick's Bakery Fayetteville Arkansas

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

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

Rockin' Baker Fayetteville Arkansas

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

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

Fayetteville Pastry Shop Fayetteville Arkansas

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Prairie Grove

Fat Rolls $$
116 N Mock St, (479) 846-0846

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

Fat Rolls Prairie Grove

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Northwest Arkansas Top 10 Best Pubs (With Food) That ROCK!

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

Bentonville

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s $$
2500 SW 14th St #108, Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 268-4545

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

Beef 'O' Brady's Pub Bentonville Arkansas

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

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

Scotch & Soda Pub Bentonville Ar

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

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

The Forge Bentonville

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

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

Peadler's Pub

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Fayetteville

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

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

Apple Blossom Brewing Company Fayetteville Arkansas

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

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

Cork & Keg Fayetteville Arkansas

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Rogers

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

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

Foster's Pint & Plate Rogers Arkansas

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

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

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

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

Levi's Gastrolounge & Low Bar

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Springdale

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

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

Saddlebock Brewery Fayetteville Arkansas

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Best Top 10 Barbecue in Northwest Arkansas - Bentonville/Rogers/Fayetteville/EurekaSprings 2017

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

Bella Vista

Rhythm and Q $
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.

Rhythm and Q Bella Vista Arkansas BBQ

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Bentonville

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

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

Fred's Hickory Inn Bentonville

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Smokin Joe’s Ribhouse $$
2504 E Central Ave, Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 621-0181

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

Smokin Joe's Ribhouse Bentonville Arkansas

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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!

Whole Hog Cafe Bentonville AR BBQ

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Eureka Springs

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

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

Rockin Pig Saloon Eureka Springs AR

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Fayetteville

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.

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

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

Lucky Lukes BBQ

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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.

Rogers

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

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

Pit Masters BBQ

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

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

Big Rub Urban Eatery BBQ Bentonville and Rogers Arkansas

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Honorable Mention

Pop’s BBQ $
318 W Walnut St, Rogers, AR 72756, (479) 633-8150

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

Tyler’s Craft BBQ $
109 N. Arkansas, Rogers, AR 72756 (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.

Best Food Trucks in Bentonville, Bella Vista & Rogers Arkansas UPDATED

In a hurry, but don’t want to settle for fast food? The amazing food trucks – North offer taste tempting food that rival the best in brick and mortar restaurants. Many are chef driven, and post a menu to please even the most discriminating taste. Don’t forget most offer catering as well.

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

Bella Vista

Main Bite $
13467 Lookout Drive
Bella Vista, Arkansas 72714
Serves excitingly different breakfast burritos and tacos. Place your order before you leave home for work and your breakfast will be ready for pick up when you get there. Consistent, delicious food and champion service characterize this Ozark jewel.

The Main Bite Food Truck Bella Vista AR

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Bentonville

Big Rub BBQ $$
801 SE 8th St, (479)282 -1405

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

Big Rub BBQ

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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.

Crazy Pear Food Truck Bentonville AR

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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.

Crepes Paulette Bentonville Arkansas

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

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

Dough Zone Asian Food Truck Bentonville Arkansas

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Kind Kitchen $
801 SE 8th Street, (479) 787-8560

If you haven’t been to Kind Kitchen, you’ve definitely been missing out on some of the best street food in all of NWA.  Specialties include breakfast burritos, foot-long corn dogs,fry-bread tacos, loved-filled smoothies, fresh-made limeade, Moniker Ferments, and many vegan and GF options across the menu.  Check their FB page for where they will be during the day, but you can always find them in the evenings Tues – Saturday at the 8th Street Market in Bentonville. The folks that run the place make you feel as welcome as family, and they offer a top-notch catering service too.

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.

Priato Pizza Food Truck Bentonville Arkansas

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

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

Yeyo's Mexican Grill Food Truck Bentonville Arkansas

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Rogers

Pop’s Hog Wild BBQ $
121 1/2 E. Poplar, (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.

Pop's BBQ Ribs Rogers AR

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

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

Tyler's Craft BBQ

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Top 10 Gluten Free Establishments in Northwest Arkansas

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

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

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

Crepes Paulette

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

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

The Preacher’s Son Restaurant Bentonville AR

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Snack Lab $
102 SE 28th St Suite 2, Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 268-5353

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

Snack Lab Bentonville AR

Snack Lab

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

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

Eureka Springs
Aquarius Taqueria $$
91 S Main St, (479) 253-6888

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

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

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

Mockingbird Kitchen Restaurant Fayetteville Arkansas

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

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

Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe

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

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

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

Angus Jack’s looks like a fast food spot, but it definitely is not, it just serves good food fast.  The buns are gluten free, and so very delicious. There are many burger options to choose from, and they also have a chicken and grilled cheese option.  People drive many miles just to have an Angus Jack’s burger. Note: Burgers are 1/2 Price after 5:00 pm on Wednesdays.

Angus Jack Restaurant Springdale Arkansas

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

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

Black Apple Crossing Cidery Springdale Arkansas

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Honorable Mention
Buttered Biscuit  $$
1403 SE Moberly Ln, (479) 319-4822

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

Hot New Restaurants in Northwest Arkansas July - Sept 2017

You know how it is when you and your friends or family can’t make a decision about where to go for dinner.  Become an instant hero when you recommend one of the fascinating hot new restaurants that are popping up all over the place in Northwest Arkansas.  Want to ensure that you recommend one of the very best, choose from the list below for an outstanding restaurant that has a good chance of becoming one of your new favorites.

Bentonville

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

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

Natural Muse Burgers Fries Chicken Sandwiches Bentonville Arkansas

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Fiamma 1873 Ristorante $$$
101 W Central Ave, (479) 268-4935

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

Fiamma 1873 Bentonville Arkansas

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

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

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

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

Wok the Wok Street Food Bentonville Arkansas

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Fayetteville

Hurts Donuts $
1641 West 15th Street

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

Hurt Donuts Fayetteville Arkansas

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

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

JJ's Beer Garden & Brewing Co (JBGB)

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

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

Southern Food Company Fayetteville Arkansas

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Rogers

7 Brew $$
2101 S. 52nd Street, (479) 358-9274

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

7 Brew drive thru coffee rogers and bentonville arkansas

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Springdale

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

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

Fratelli’s Italian Grill Springdale

Photo courtesy of Fratelli’s Italian Grill Springdale

 

Northwest Arkansas Top 10 Clothing Consignment Boutiques and Stores

Consignment clothing stores also offer purses, accessories and shoes. They are a convenient, inexpensive and smart way to keep your wardrobe up-to-date so that you can feel and look your best for any occasion. While most items are gently used, with no flaws or spots, you can also find items that are brand new. In the Top 10 list of clothing consignment stores below, you’ll be sure to find many of the items you’re looking for at a tremendous savings.

Bentonville

Little Darlings Children’s Store
401 SW 24th St, (479) 464-8492

Beautiful baby and kid’s furniture and other kindly and only slightly used kid’s items can be found at Little Darlings. This is a really cool place to find everything you need to clothe your baby or child, to deck out the new baby’s room or to completely redecorate an existing child’s room. You’ll enjoy shopping at this children’s consignment store as there is so much to choose from.

Little Darlings Children's Resale Consignment shop Bentonville Arkansas

Little Darlings

Fayetteville

A-Line Consignment Boutique
200 E Poplar St, (479) 442-2251

A-Line specializes in gently used clothing, purses, shoes and accessories. Want to update your wardrobe for a fraction of buying new? A-Line is just the place to help you replenish your closet in style. Everything from casual to formal wear is on the floor.

A-Line Consignment Boutique Fayetteville Arkansas

A-Line Consignment Boutique

CeCe’s Closet Women’s Consignment Boutique
246 E Sunbridge Dr, (479) 316-8141

CeCe’s is an upscale consignment boutique for women offering clothing, accessories, shoes, jewelry and purses. The beautiful boutique is a store that you will return to time and again for just that perfect item you need to complete an ensemble. Especially noted for their wide selection and awesome service, you’re sure to find some delightful treasures at CeCe’s. Why pay more when you can shop at CeCe’s?

CeCe's Closet Women's Consignment Boutique

CeCe’s Closet Women’s Consignment Boutique

Plato’s Closet
3108 College Ave, (479) 251-1778

Smart spot to find trendy clothes for teens and young adult women and men at up to 70% off what you would pay in the Mall. Plato’s buys, sells and trades gently used clothing suitable for their clientele. Adorable outfits for any occasion are on the racks now. You’ll enjoy your shopping excursion to Plato’s.

Plato's Closet Consignment Store Fayetteville Arkansas

Plato’s Closet

Rogers

Clothing Connection
1001 W Hudson Rd, (479) 636-6122

Clothing Connection has more than 5000 consignors, and consigns more than 1000 items each week. It resales clothing for all ages, and also has a good assortment of jewelry, formals, prom dresses and other accessories to suite every occasion, and they’re open every day of the week. Chicos, Coldwater Creek, Hollister, Ann Taylor, Jones New York, Gap, Ralph Lauren, American Eagle, and Abercrombie are just some of the name brands you’ll find.

Clothing Connection Consignment Shop Rogers Arkansas

Clothing Connection Consignment Shop

Clothes Mentor
4200 W Green Acres Rd #302, (479) 633-8322

Looking for some of the hottest trends? You’ll find like new designer women’s clothing, shoes and purses at the Clothes Mentor. Featured brands include favorite upscale brands like Banana Republic, White House Black Market and Coach. Their selection is very good and the stock fluctuates constantly. The Clothes Mentor is a great place to expand your wardrobe in the most cost-effective way.

Clothes Mentor Consignment ShopRogers Arkansas

Clothes Mentor

Once Upon A Child
4404 W Walnut St, Ste 10, (479) 372-4006

Pays cash on the spot for gently used kid’s items. This is a bustling resale shop where you can find kid’s clothing, shoes and other kid related items at deep discounts. Inventory turns quickly, so shop often. Open 7 days a week for your convenience.

Once Upon a Child Resale Consignment Children's Store Rogers Ar

Once Upon a Child

Pink Bag
1500 W Walnut St,  (479) 936-7465

Pink Bag is an upscale consignment store featuring clothing, purses, shoes and accessories including little girls and infant items. Consignments are regularly taken on Mon – Weds from 10 – 5, and on Thurs and Fri by appointment only. If you want to look like a million, but have a limited budget, this is a terrific place to shop.

Pink Bag Consignment Boutique Rogers Arkansas

Pink Bag

Springdale

Midtown Downtown
315 W Emma Ave, (479) 751-3840
(TEMPORARILY RELOCATED to their sister store Midtown Mall 308 S Thompson in Springdale (3 blocks south) due to the Emma Street revitalization beginning in front of their location.

Luxury guys and gals women clothing, accessories, shoes and purses boutique. They also have a variety of home decor and small furniture. Great place to drop off your gently used clothing and other items, and to shop for items to spice up your wardrobe.

Midtown Downtown

Siloam Springs

Cari’s Closet
205 A Main E, (479) 238-0009

Conveniently located in downtown Siloam Springs, and offering designer clothing and accessories for women of all ages including teens and twenty-somethings. Has large inventory of prom and wedding dresses and also offers TUXEDO Rentals. If staying in style is important to you, shop Cari’s Closet before you even consider retail. You won’t find a funkier or more fun place to shop in NWA.

Cari's Closet Consignment Siloam Springs Arkansas

Cari’s Closet

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Top 10 Burgers in Northwest Arkansas July - Sept 2017

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

Bentonville

Station Café $
111 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 273-0553

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

Station Cafe Burger Bentonville AR

Station Cafe Burger

 

Tusk & Trotter $$
110 SE A St, Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 268-4494

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

Tusk & Trotter Deer Hunter Burger Bentonville Arkansas

Deer Hunter Burger From Tusk & Trotter

Eureka Springs

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

Visitors and Eureka Springs locals alike all rave about the burgers at The Rockin’ Pig Saloon. Starting with 100% fresh ingredients and all natural raised Wagyu beef, the burgers, grilled over an 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.

Rockin Pig Saloon Burger Eureka Springs

Rockin Pig Saloon Burger

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.

Sparky's Roadhouse Cafe Burger Eureka Springs

Sparky’s Roadhouse Cafe Burger

Fayetteville

Feltner Brothers $
2768 N College Ave
(479) 935-4545

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

Feltner Brothers Burger Fayetteville Arkansa

Feltner Brothers Burger

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.

Deluxe NWA Cheese Burger

Deluxe Burger

Hugo’s $$
25 1/2 North Block Avenue
(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.

Hugo's Burger Fayetteville Arkansas

Hugo’s Burger

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

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

Smitty's Garage Burger Fayetteville Arkansas

Smitty’s Garage Burger

Rogers

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

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

Parkside Public Burger Rogers Arkansas

Parkside Public Burger

Springdale

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 made from hand-pressed Angus meat, wraps, sandwiches including a B.L.T. made from Applewood bacon, 22 different flavors of shakes made from hand dipped ice cream, frosties and a special menu for the kids. Their buns are Gluten Free too. Be sure to enjoy their 1/2 Price Burgers every Wednesday night after 5:00 pm

Angus Jack Burger Springdale Arkansas

Angus Jack Burger

Honorable Mention

Patrick’s $
3976 Elm Springs Rd, Springdale, AR 72762
(479) 751-9245

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

The Greens II at Bella Vista Arkansas

Note: Burger at top of the page is courtesy of Angus Jack in Springdale.

Northwest Arkansas Top 10 Ice Cream, Custard and Frozen Yogurt

Hot weather is here to stay for a while and what better way to lower the temperature than to sample some of the delicious ice cream, frozen custard, and frozen yogurt that Northwest Arkansas has to offer.

Check out some of the wonderful Top 10 ice cream shops we’ve found for you below:

Bentonville

Spark Cafe’ Soda Fountain
105 N Main St
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 273-1329

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

Bella Vista

DQ Grill and Chill
1 Riordan Rd
Bella Vista, AR 72714
(479) 855-2362

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

Eureka Springs

Big Dipper
2049 E Van Buren
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
(479) 253-5357

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

Fayetteville

Andy’s Frozen Custard
1513 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 582-9404

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

Burton’s Comfort Creamery
372 W Dickson St
Fayetteville, AR 72701

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

3 Crazy Berries (Frozen Yogurt)
1826 N Crossover Road #1
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 287-4489

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

Shake’s Frozen Custard
2797 N College Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72703
(479) 444-9777

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

Garfield

The Short Stop
18440 Marshall St
Garfield, AR 72732
(479) 359-1303

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

Rogers

Freddy’s Frozen Custard
4507 W Walnut
Rogers, AR 72756
(479) 903-7197

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

Siloam Springs

Barnett’s Dairyette
111 W Tulsa Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
(479) 524-3211

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

 

Honorable Mention

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

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

 

 

Experience the Best of Rogers Arkansas

The face of Rogers is changing rapidly. Once a sleepy little town reminiscent of days gone by, today, Rogers is a booming city full of life and full of exciting things to do. Plan to do lunch downtown one day soon, and be amazed by all the different ways to experience this bustling city and its nearby areas. The list below features an exciting variety of ways to experience the city of Rogers Arkansas.

Camping, Hiking, Boating, Swimming, and Spelunking
There are many outdoor recreational opportunities in or nearby Rogers including Beaver Lake, Hobbs State Park, War Eagle Caverns, Rogers Aquatics Center and Lake Atalanta Park. Beaver Lake all water related activities. War Eagle Caverns is a large cave with wide pathways and storytelling guides. Rogers Aquatics Center features every water activity imaginable. Lake Atalanta Park has a biking trail, a springfed lake and many outdoor activities.

Culinary
Rogers is a happening culinary destination. In addition to its outstanding restaurant and beverage scene, Rogers offers two first class cooking shops: Honeycomb Kitchen Shop and Cooking Studio of Downtown Rogers. If you’ve been wanting to learn to cook, you must check out these two delightful shops.  Experience the delightful and delicious food trucks Pop’s BBQ and Tyler’s BBQ . Be sure to check out the top 10 Rogers Restaurants

Farmers Markets
Rogers boasts two separate farmers markets. One is the Rogers Farmers Market, located at 100 Dixieland Mall, and held on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 – 1 pm. The other is the Downtown Rogers Farmers Market, located at 101 E. Cherry St and open on Saturdays only from 8 – 1 pm.

Cycling 
Cycling is huge in Rogers and includes both smooth surface and mountain biking trails. Lake Atalanta Trail, The Railyard Bike Park, the 36-mile Razorback Greenway are all quickly accessible from downtown Rogers and the Hobbs State Park trail system is just a few minutes away.

Museums
Rogers has two very interesting, but entirely different museums. They are both a great way to spend time with your kids while you learn together: One is The Rogers Daisy Airgun Museum and the other is the Rogers Historical Museum .

Live Music
Live music can be found at many different restaurants, brew establishments and outdoor venues throughout the Rogers area. They include Hapa’s Hawaiian Bar and Grill, Levi’s Gastrolounge & Bar, The RailBrick Street Brews in the downtown area, and the AMP, Growler USA, JJ’s Grill, After 5 Bar & Grill, Foghorn’s Wings, The Grove, Foster’s Pint and Plate, Twin Peaks and Havana Tropical Grill are all nearby.

Microbreweries
Like the rest of the Northwest Arkansas area, Rogers has a flourishing microbrewery industry. Ozark Beer Company, New Province Brewing Company, and the Bentonville Brewing Company.

Shopping
Shopping in Rogers ranges from quaint specialty shops to large popular chain stores. There are six distinct districts including Dixieland, Downtown, Pinnacle Hills, Village on the Creeks, Scottsdale & Kingston Centre and Pleasant Grove Crossing. Also be sure to shop the many delightful flea markets in Rogers.