Northwest Arkansas Things To Do July 20th - 23rd

This weekend is jam packed with crazy fun things to do including tons of live music, meet the artists events, Rumble in the Ozarks Poker Run, Drive-In movies and so much more.  Remember also to check our many NWA farmer’s markets held in all our cities.  And with the weather being scorching hot, check out the many spots to get delicious ice cream in Northwest Arkansas.  There’s absolutely no reason not to get out and enjoy all the many activities that this weekend has for you.  Go down the list below and schedule now to attend some these wonderful things to do.

Thursday, July 20th

Bella Vista
Event: Third Thursday House Concert
Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: The Artist Retreat Center – The ARC
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Bentonville
Event: Summer Family Fun » Afrique Aya
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Crystal Bridges
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Fayetteville
Event: Whiskey Myers
Time: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: The JBGB
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Friday, July 21st

Bentonville
Event: Live Music with Flash!
Time: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Location: Two25 Gallery & Wine Bar
More Information: Click here

Fayetteville
Event: Dive-In Movies at Wilson Park
Time: 7:15
Location: Wilson Park
More Information: Click here

Rogers
Event: KLRC School Supply Drive
Time: 10:00 am- 6:00 pm
Location: Chick-fil-A on Pleasant Grove
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Event: Meet the Artist – Jim Young Van Hollow Pottery
Time: 12:00 pm
Location:The Gathering In Rogers
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Event: Bike in Movie – The Sandlot
Time: 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Downtown Rogers Farmers Market
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Event: Rascal Flatts: Rhythm and Roots Tour 2017
Time: 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Location: Arkansas Music Pavilion
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Springdale
Event: Music in Murphy: Full House
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Murphy Park – 501 S Pleasant St, Springdale, Arkansas 72764
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Event: High Lonesome at BAX
Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Black Apple Crossing
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Saturday, July 22nd

Bentonville
Event: Gallery Conversation » Buckminster Fuller
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Crystal Bridges
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Event: The art of Fashion with LuLaRoe & Jimetta Wright Jewelry Design
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Two25 Gallery & Wine Bar
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Event: Chihuly Saturday Nights » Unzaa
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Crystal Bridges
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Event: The Downtown Livewires LIVE at Fred’s Patio & Parking Lot Party!
Time: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Fred’s Hickory Inn
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Fayetteville
Event: PRISM presents: an 80s miami summer – Fundraiser
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: St Martin’s Episcopal University Center
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Rogers
Event: Meet the Artist – Jim Young Van Hollow Pottery
Time: 10:00 am
Location:The Gathering In Rogers
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Event: Rumble in the Ozarks Poker Run
Time:
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: 
Pig Trail Harley-Davidson
More Information:
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Event: Getting Ready for the Great American Eclipse
Time: 7:45 pm
Location: Hobbs State Park
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Event: High in the Sky Roller
Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Hobbs State Park
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Pea Ridge
Event: Movie at the Park
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Pea Ridge City Park
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Springdale
Event: Buckin In The Ozarks PBR Touring Pro
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Rodeo of the Ozarks-Parsons Stadium
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Sunday, July 23rd

Bentonville
Event: Sunday Cool Off
Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Record
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Springdale
Event: Apple Seeds at the Ballpark – Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Time: 2:05 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Arvest Ballpark
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Things To Do in Northwest Arkansas July 13th- 16th

So many things to do in Northwest Arkansas, how do you choose?  Start by looking over the list below to see what appeals to you.  There are activities and events for everyone including events for toddlers, youths and adults of all ages.  Into live music?  There’s plenty of fantastic music on deck.  The 19th Annual Fat Festival will be held in Eureka Springs.  Of course, the farmer’s markets are in full swing, check out the full list here.  There is no shortage of things to do in NWA.  Make your plans now to attend some of these awesome events.

Thursday, July 13th

Bentonville
Event: In the Park Summer Series: Science in the Park
Time: 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm
Location: Lawrence Splash Park
Description: Click here

Event: Roger Thomas LIVE! at Fred’s Hickory Inn!
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Fred’s Hickory Inn
Description: Click here

Fayetteville
Event: Summer Throwdown
Time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Garden Living, 160 E Joyce Blvd #101, Fayetteville, AR 72703
Description: Click here

Friday, July 14th

Bentonville
Event: Roger Thomas LIVE! at Two25!
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Two25 Gallery & Wine Bar
Description: Click here

Eureka Springs
Event: 19th Annual Fat Tire Festival
Time: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Eureka Springs
Description: Click here

Fayetteville
Event: Dive-In Movie: Finding Dory
Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Location: Springdale Aquatic Center
Description: Click here

Springdale
Event: Downtown Springdale Barn Party: John Henry Holthus & Dylan Hawf
Time: 6:30 pm  – 8:30 pm
Location: Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Description: Click here

Saturday, July 15th

Bentonville
Event: Yarnell’s Ice Cream Festival
Time: 9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Location: Bentonville’s Farmer’s Market
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Event: Splish Splash Birthday Bash
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Amazeum
Description: Click here

Event: 4th Annual Sweet Jam Music Fest
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Meteor Guitar
Description: Click here

Eureka Springs
Event: 19th Annual Fat Tire Festival
Time: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Location: Eureka Springs
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Event: The Downtown Livewires LIVE! in Eureka Springs at the Shell!
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Basin Spring Park
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Fayetteville
Event: Cooking Local
Time: 9:00 am- 11:00 am
Location: Fayetteville Farmer’s Market
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Event: Firefly Fling
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Description: Click here

Rogers
Event: Pretty Princess vs. Super Hero Park After Dark
Time: 7:30 pm- 10:30 pm
Location: Rogers Aquatic Center
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Event: Hank Williams Jr. with Frank Foster
Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Location: AMP
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Springdale
Event: Marshallese Language & Culture Class
Time: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Location: Marshallese Educational Initiative
Description: Click here

Event: Stand-Up/Stay-Up Comedy Show
Time: 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Black Apple Crossing
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Tontitown
Event: Sip & Sing Featuring Fetts Folly
Time: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Location: Tontitown Winery
Description: Click here

Sunday, July 16th

Bentonville
Event: Sushi Class at Blu
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Blu Fresh Fish Marketplace
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Event: Sunday Cool Off – FREE Community Jam
Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Record Downtown
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Eureka Springs
Event: 19th Annual Fat Tire Festival
Time: 8:15 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Eureka Springs
Description: Click here

Fourth of July Fireworks & Celebrations in Northwest Arkansas 2017

Making plans for the Fourth of July Fireworks and celebrations in Northwest Arkansas? Here is a handy list to let you know about the July 4th events in NWA. Enjoy!!!

Saturday, July 1st

Cave Springs

Event: Fourth Of July Celebration
Time: Begin at dark (after golf tournament)
Location: The Creeks Golf Course
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Garfield

Event: Ventris Trail’s End Resort Fireworks
Time: Dark
Location: Ventris Trail’s End Resort (seen by boat only) on Beaver Lake
More Information: Click here 

Gravette

Event: Gravette Fireworks Extravaganza
Time: 5:00 pm  – 9:30 pm
Location:Pop Allum Park
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Prairie Grove

Event: Celebrate Prairie Grove
Time: 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Location: Prairie Grove Aquatic Park
More Information: Click here

Sunday, July 2nd

Eureka Springs

Event: 4th of July Fireworks
Time: 3:00 pm – 10.30 pm
Location: Lake Leatherwood
More Information: Click here 

Rogers

Event: Fourth of July Spectacular with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location:Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
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Event: Fireworks & Baptisms
Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Cross Church Pinnacle
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Event: Prairie Creek Marina Fireworks
Time: 9:30 pm
Location:Prairie Creek Marina
More Information: Click here

Monday, July 3rd

Bella Vista

Event: Bella Vista Fireworks Display
Time: Below Darm
Location: Loch Lomond dam
More Information: Click here

Springdale

Event: Great American Blast Night 1
Time: Game starts at 6:35 (fireworks to follow)
Location: Arvest Park
More Information: Click here

Tuesday, July 4th

Bentonville

Event: 4th of July Celebration at Orchard’s Park
Time: 9:30 pm
Location: Orchards Park
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Centerton

Event: Fourth Fest
Time: 7:00 pm
Location:First Baptist Church
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Farmington


EventCity of Farmington Fireworks Display
Time: 9:00 pm
Location: Farmington High School Football Stadium
More Information: Click here

Fayetteville

Event: Fayetteville Fireworks
Location:  Fayetteville Country Club
More Information:  Click here

Gentry

Event: Gentry Freedom Fest
Time: 11:00 pm – End of Fireworks
Location: Gentry City Park
More Information: Click here

Lowell

Event:Eden’s Bluff Fireworks
Time: Dusk
Location: Eden’s Bluff
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Siloam Springs

Event: The Fire in the Sky Celebration
Time: 6:00 pm  – After Fireworks
Location: Siloam Springs Municipal Airport
More Information: Click here

Springdale

Event: Great American Blast Night 2
Time: Game starts at 6:35 (fireworks to follow)
Location: Arvest Park
More Information: Click here

Walmart NWA Championship & BITE Night 1 & 2

The 2017 BITE festival held at the 8th Street Market in Bentonville showcased to the community and to the world the culinary magic of NWA.  Chef driven restaurants, outstanding burger joints, up and coming wineries, regional craft breweries and well-known brands provided delicious samples, letting the sold-out crowds get a taste of today’s exciting Northwest Arkansas food and beverage experience.

BITE NWA – Sold out Event

IDK Cafe preparing burgers

Brightwater Culinary Chef

NW Arkansas Championship LPGA Event

So Yeon Ryu captured both the win at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship and with her win moved to the No.1 spot in the world with her blazing play throughout the tournament.  This is was 5th career victory on the LPGA Tour, and it all came together on Sunday with her record-setting performance in NWA.  She finished a 10-under par on Saturday, which helped her finish the week at 18-under par.

So Yeon Ryu tossing autographed golf balls on the 18th ball to the fans at the NW Arkansas Champion LPGA event.

Awards Ceremony at the 2017 NW Arkansas Championship LPGA event

Beyond Imagination: Chihuly In The Gallery Exhibit At Crystal Bridges

Be prepared to have your sense of awe ignited as you experience Chihuly In The Gallery at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  No amount of promotion can adequately prepare you for the explosion of light and color that are represented in the seemingly endless blown glass shapes that you’ll see throughout the exhibition.

Here are just a few examples of Chihuly’s blown glass that are a part of Chihuly In The Gallery:

His Cylinders series, inspired by American Indian blankets, as well as an entire wall of his collection of “Pendletons” is on display.

Cylinders and American Indian Blankets

You’ll see an early 1965 example of a Weaving With Fused Glass.  The small blue pieces of glass used in this type of weaving served as his inspiration to enroll in the groundbreaking graduate program in studio glass at the University of Wisconsin led by Harvel Littleton, and the rest is history.

Weaving With Fused Glass

The brilliant Fire Orange Baskets represent Chihuly’s fascination with off-center form.

Fire Orange Baskets

Winter Brilliance a Chandelier/Tower combination takes your breath away.  Stay at the exhibit long enough to watch the ever changing color patterns set to Claude Debussy’s La Mer.

 

Examples of the expansive, jaw dropping Calendula Persians exhibit.

Calendula Persians

Chihuly is one of America’s premier artists, and stands alone as the world’s most renowned blown glass artist, the one who has continually pushed the limits of what can be done with breath, fire and light as it relates to the medium of glass. Do not miss this stunning exhibit!

Additional examples of Chihuly’s amazing art:


 

Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest
June 3 – August 14, 2017- Cost is $20 and Free for members of Crystal Bridges

Chihuly: In the Forest
August 16 – November 13, 2017 – Cost is $10 and Free for Crystal Bridges members

Free for Members and youth ages 18 and younger.

Due to popularity and capacity limits, a ticket is required and will show an entry time for the gallery portion; the outdoor portion can be viewed any time the day of your reservation.

Stay tuned for our upcoming article, Chihuly in the Forest at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Top 10 Golf Courses in Northwest Arkansas

Golf is one of those dual and individual sports that can be played for life. Even if you’re not in the best shape, you can still rent a cart and ride your way around the course. You can play alone against par or play with friends any time you choose. Be careful though, it can become addictive. Northwest Arkansas has some of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the country.

Below are the Top 10 golf courses in NWA:

Bella Vista

Bella Vista Village

The Village offers members and guests one executive, 9-hole golf course (Brittany) and six regulation, 18-hole golf courses (Bella Vista Country Club, Berksdale, Dogwood Hills, Highlands, Kingswood and Scottsdale). In addition, driving ranges and golf shops are also available. Contact the Bella Vista POA for more information at 479-855-5079.

Green Fees: $48 for non members, $44 for paper POA cards, $39 for photo ID members
Cart Fee: Included
Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Bermuda

Fayetteville

Blessings Golf Club
Blessings Golf Course (Private)
5826 Clear Creek Blvd, (479) 444-6330

18 holes over 7,590 yards with a par of 72
Green Fees: Members only
Cart Fee: Members only
Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Cavalier Zoysia

Fayetteville Country Club
Fayetteville Golf Course (Private)
3335 S Country Club Dr, (479) 442-5112

18 holes over 6,220 yards with a par of 70
Green Fees: Members only
Cart Fee: Members only
Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Bermuda

Paradise Valley Athletic Club
Paradise Valley Golf Course (Private)
3728 N Old Missouri Rd, (479) 521-5841

18 holes over 6,934 yards with a par of 71
Green Fees: $52.50 Mon – Thur, $62.50 Fri – Sun
Weekend Cart Fee: Included
Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Bermuda

Stonebridge Meadows Golf Club
Stonebridge Meadows Golf Course (Public)
3495 E Goff Farm Rd, (479) 571-3673

18 holes over 7,150 yards with a par of 72
Green Fees: $40 Mon – Thur, $50 – $55 Fri – Sun
Weekend Cart Fee: Included
Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Bermuda

Pea Ridge

Big Sugar Golf Club
Big Sugar Course (Public)
1101 Sugar Creek Rd, (479) 451-9550

18 holes over 7,201 yards with a par of 72
Green Fees: $25 Mon, $34 Tue – Thur, $39 Fri – Sun
Cart Fee: Included
Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Zoysia

Rogers

Pinnacle Country Club
Pinnacle Course (Private)
3 S Clubhouse Dr, (479) 273-0500

18 holes over 7,001 yards with a par of 71
Green Fees: $93 Weekdays, $128 Weekends
Cart Fee: Included
Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Zoysia

Prairie Creek Country Club
Prairie Creek Course (Public)
1585 Roundtree Dr, (479) 925-2414

18 holes over 6,574 yards with a par of 72
Green Fees: $21 Weekdays, $25 Weekends
Weekend Cart Fee: $13.50
Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Bermuda

Shadow Valley Country Club
Shadow Valley Course (Private)
7001 W Shadow Valley Rd, (479) 203-0000

18 holes over 7,100 yards with a par of 72
Green Fees: $65 Weekdays, $65 Weekends
Cart Fee: Included
Greens: Bent Grass, Fairways: Zoysia

Springdale

Springdale Country Club
Springdale Course (Private)
608 W Lakeview Dr Springdale, AR 72764, (479) 751-5185

18 holes over 6,673 yards with a par of 72
Green Fees:$65 Weekdays, $65 Weekends
Weekends Cart Fee: Included
Greens: Bentgrass, Fairways: Bermuda

Honorable Mention

The Lindsey Group

The Links, owned and managed by The Lindsey Group, offer the biggest bang for your buck. There are several courses to choose from:

– Links At Bentonville Golf & Athletic Club, Links at Bentonville Course
– The Links At Rainbow Curve, Links at Rainbow Course
– The Links At Springdale,
– The Links at Springdale Course
– The Links At Fayetteville, Links Golf Course

Northwest Arkansas Farmers Markets You Will Fall In Love With

Every city in Northwest Arkansas has a farmers market and some of them have more than one. They are a regular Saturday morning affair in most downtown areas. Farmer’s markets feature a convenient way to sample the bounty of NWA. Fresh vegetables, flowers, meats….just about anything you might want can be found at a local farmer’s market.

Below are the Top 10 farmer’s markets in NWA:

Bella Vista

Event: Bella Vista Farmers Market
Date: Beginning April 23rd – Sundays Time: 9 AM – 2 PM
Location: Mercy Bella Vista campus, 1 Mercy Way

Bentonville

Event: Bentonville Farmers Market
Date: Beginning April 22nd – Saturdays
Time: 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Downtown Square, Bentonville, AR

Eureka Springs

Event: Eureka Springs Farmer’s Market
Date: April 20th Saturdays, Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 8 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 44 Kingshighway, Eureka Springs AR 72632

Fayetteville

Event: Fayetteville Farmers Market
Date: Beginning April 1st – Saturdays Time: 7 AM – 2 PM
Date: Beginning April 4th – Tuesdays and Thursdays Time: 7:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Location: Outdoors Historic Downtown Fayetteville Square 101 W. Mountain St

Rogers

Event: Rogers Farmers Market
Dates: Beginning April 29th, Wednesdays and Saturdays Time: 7 AM – 1 PM
Location: 100 N Dixieland Rd, Rogers, Arkansas 72756

Event: Downtown Rogers Farmers Market
Date: Beginning May 6th – Saturdays
Time: 8 am -1:00 pm
Location: 101 E. Cherry St, Cherry & Arkansas

Siloam Springs

Event: Siloam Springs Farmers Market
Date: Beginning April 15 – Saturdays
Time: 8 AM – 1 PM
Location: City Park by the Gazebo in downtown Siloam SpringsKid’s Days this year will be May 13th, June 16th, July 8th, Aug 12th,Sept 9th. Siloam Springs also offers a convenient online service, place your order by 5 pm on Wednesday and pick it up on Saturday morning at the open air market between 9 am and 11 am.

Springdale

Event: Springdale Farmers Market
Date: Beginning May 6th – Tues, Thur and Saturdays Time: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma Ave, Springdale, Arkansas 72764, Corner of East Emma & Hwy 265 on the Memorial Walk (more information 479-466-1265).

Event: Mill Street Market
Date: Beginning April 29th – Saturdays Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Historic Downtown Springdale, adjacent to The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History on the Razorback Trail

 

Top 10 Italian Restaurants in Northwest Arkansas

What’s not to like about Italian food? Most people love it and enjoy it frequently. Luckily, Northwest Arkansas has many outstanding Italian restaurants to choose from. Use the Top 10 list below to find one that is near you.

Bentonville

Tavola Trattoria $$
108 Southeast A Street, (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 Street, (479) 253-6807

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

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

Located on the upper Historic Loop in a an old Victorian home, Ermilio’s received the 2014 Arkansas Times Reader’s Choice Award for Winner: Best Italian Restaurant All Around Arkansas and Winner: Best Restaurant In Eureka Springs.  The restaurant features a hearty pasta menu.  Salmon, a hard item to do just right, is done perfectly.

Ca
fé Amoré $$

2070 East Van Buren, (479) 253-7192

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

Fayetteville

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

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

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

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

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 amazing Italian creations guaranteed to tempt your appetite. Enjoy relaxing to fun live acoustic music on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Try the Eggplant Parmesan, you will be glad you did.

Rogers

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

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

Springdale

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.

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. It’s 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.

Honorable Mention

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

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

 

Top 10 Tacos in Northwest Arkansas That Makes Your Mouth Water

Taco restaurants and joints are down right all over the place in Northwest Arkansas. Some with the most unassuming outside appearance offer tacos that rival the street tacos in Mexico.

You’ll have no trouble getting your taco on at any of the Top 10 Northwest Arkansas taco eateries below:

Bentonville

Table Mesa $$
108 E Central Ave, (479) 715-6706

Table Mesa,a boutique style bistro, and the home of delectable din-ing creations with a Latin flair. The Tacos, including the Mahi Mahi and lobster tacos are scrumptious. They simply take gourmet tacos to a new level, and they have the capacity to get you hooked for life

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

Yeyo’s offers the best of authentic Mexican street tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas and more from their brightly painted yellow food truck situated in downtown Bentonville. produce used to make Yeyo’s delicious food is grown just a few miles away on the owner’s farm. Outdoor seating is provided and the service is efficient and friendly.

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.

Los Bobos Taqueria $
404 W Dickson St, (479) 799-8687

Only open Thursday – Saturday from 6 a.m. – 3 a.m, this is a good place to get your taco on late night in Fayetteville. Featuring a limited menu of scrumptious beef, marinated pork, chicken and Mexican sausage tacos and tortas, Los Bobos is an authentic Mexican Taqueria and a welcome addition to famed Dickson Street. A cash only establishment that serves authentic Mexican tacos and tortas (Mexican sandwiches). Try their scrumptious fish tacos, people drive from all over the region to eat them.

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

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.

Sarita’s Tacos $
3980 W. Wedington Dr., (479) 445-6644

Outside appearances withstanding, this little family owned restaurant has superb athentic Mexican food including delicious tacos. Try the Tacos El Pastor (marinated pork) or the Tacos de Lenqua (beef tongue). Both are tender and full of authentic flavors.

Rogers

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop $
4204 S JB Hunt Dr, (479) 899-8226

Fuzzy’s specializes in Baja-style tacos, both soft and crispy, including more than
a dozen different varieties. Want to spice up your breakfast? Try the Huevos Rancheros or the Breakfast Tacos.Everything is fresh, delicious and addictive. Counter service only, but orders come out quickly.

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

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

Springdale

Taquería Don Güero $
332 E Emma Ave, (479) 361-8073

Amazing authentic Mexican food, including some of the best tacos you will ever taste is the daily fare at this conveniently located restaurant on E. Emma Ave. You can definitely get your taco on at this spot.

Honorable Mention

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

11 Reasons To Spend Time in Downtown Rogers

Looking for something new and fun to do in Rogers? Downtown Rogers has many opportunities to experience the best of what this wonderful city has to offer in terms of creative, fun things to do. There are painting and cooking classes, escape rooms and so much more.

Below are the Top 10 Downtown Rogers Experiences that will get your creative juices flowing.

Honeycomb Kitchen Shop
213 W. Walnut, (479) 340-1022

Besides offering high quality cooking utensils, cookware, tools and other supplies, Honeycomb Kitchen Shop also offers cooking classes in collaboration with the rich culinary talent of Northwest Arkansas. If you have any interest in cooking at all, you must visit this amazing shop.

Brick Street Brews
208 W Walnut St, (479) 633-8483

Offers local and regional Arkansas craft beer and wines from around the world. Great place to kick back with friends, have a few cold ones or a couple glasses of wine and listen to some killer music. The bartenders are both friendly and professional at this neighborhood beer pub. No food is served.

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 young, 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.

Kirby’s Kupcakes
128 S 2nd St, (479) 633-8400

If you’re a cupcake aficionado, you will love Kirby’s Kupcakes.

They regularly cook up 14 different flavors every morning including heavenly peanut butter, classic vanilla with buttercream, red velvet and their ever popular chazberry flavor. Great for corporate meetings, weddings, birthdays and most gatherings. Do yourself a favor and grab some Kirby’s Kupcakes.

Urban Tub
111 W. Walnut St, (479) 228-1930

A delightful shop where you can custom create scented products for your home including products for men, women and your pets. With more than 140 fragrances to choose from, a custom scent made just for you will be a snap.

Escaping Rogers
422 W. Walnut St, (479) 308-8388

The idea is to escape an ordinary looking room using provided clues, puzzles and riddles in a specified amount of time. This is a fun activity for groups of friends, families and offices wanting to improve team building skills or just wanting to have fun with co-workers.

Posh Alley
111 W. Walnut St, (479) 633-3850

Sharing space with the Urban Tub, this is a wacky little lifestyle boutique specializing in original art, hand-painted furniture, home decor, apparel and accessories. Have someone difficult to buy for?

You’ll probably find it among the fascinating, one-of-a-kind items for sale in Posh Alley. A delightful store that is fun to shop.

Rogers Historical Museum
322 s. 2nd. St, (479) 621-1154

With a focus on Northwest Arkansas history, this beautiful little museum has hands-on exhibits, family-friendly galleries, and also other wonderful programs. Housed within the museum is a small souvenir shop. Great place to take the kids and visitors to the area.

The Gathering
116 South First St, (479) 636-3385

Offers Knitting and Crochet classes, has yarns, wools, patterns, samples and much, much more. If you are interested in learning either of these exciting hobbies, this may be just the place for you.

Cooking Studio of Downtown Rogers
113 S. 2nd St, (479) 381-1288

Open for lunch 11 – 2, Tuesday – Wednesday, special events, catering and monthly cooking classes giver by Chef Sheila and her team. During the classes, watch food being prepared, ask questions and take home recipes.

Lake Atalanta Park
500 East Walnut

If you haven’t been to Lake Atalanta Park, you’re missing out. It has many outdoor activities for every age group to enjoy. Beautiful trails, handy pavilions, fun playgrounds, a bike park and off-road mountain biking trails for all cyclists to enjoy regardless of your skill level. Park hours are from 6:00 am – 9:00 pm.