New restaurants are opening at a breakneck pace in Northwest Arkansas, making it difficult to identify and select the Top 10, however, having said that, our ability to have our mystery diners check them out yields an accurate list of the best new restaurants in NWA.
Make it your goal this quarter to dine at some of the restaurants on the Top 10 list below:
2500 SW 14th Street, Suite 10, (479) 276-1391
After operating a successful food truck in Bentonville, TrickDilly has traded in its four wheels to four walls. Offering a greatly expanded menu including its famous Fancy Pants tacos, quesadillas, delicious sides and yummy chocolate and apple pies, this new brick and mortar continues to specialize in outstanding cuisine and spectacular event catering. If you’ve missed their food truck, now is your chance to experience the same great flavors indoors.
RINCON GARIBALDI $
401 W Centerton Blvd, (479) 795-4305
If you’re a stickler for authentic Mexican food, you will not be disappointed at Rincon Garibaldi’s. From the extra chunky guacamole appetizer to the amazingly affordable lunch specials to the delicious Carne Asada Steak, everything is prepared fresh and served hot or cold just the way it is supposed to be. If you haven’t visited
this Centerton spot, make plans soon to take your family to some of the best Mexican cuisine in the area.
BOMBALDIL’S CAFE $$
580 West Van Buren, (479) 363-6024
Don’t be afraid to entertain your guests at Bombaldil’s. Beautiful presentations, fresh locally sourced ingredients, amazing food, delightful ambiance and superb service all combine to make Bombaldil’s Cafe the perfect choice for a dinner outing in Eureka Springs. Burgers and sandwiches are delicious too.
DOT’S NASHVILLE HOT CHICKEN $
617 N. College Ave
Fresh, locally sourced produce and chicken are the beginnings of the various menu items at Dot’s. If you like hot Nashville-style chicken you’re destined to be a regular at Dot’s. The hot chicken is always on the menu, but scrumptious, fresh sides like mac & cheese and cheesy polenta rotate. Three different levels of hotness
are offered, and it’s a good idea to tri mild or medium to start with.
DOOMSDAY COFFEE & ROASTERIE $
1378 N College Ave
Doomsday Coffee & Roasterie is a vet owned and operated coffee house. Coffee hounds rave about the robust coffee that is so flavorful that many patrons don’t need cream or sugar. Eats include muffins, cinnamon rolls, tamales and housemade to-die-for quiches. Service is both friendly and knowledgeable, and you can
trust the recommendations of the crew. Give Doomsday a whirl, you’ll be hooked.
MEEZ & KINI $$
2117 MLK suite 2, (479) 435-6022
This delightful new Mediterranean restaurant offering fresh and flavorful
cuisine including amazing stuffed grape leaves, a tasty Gyro
Plate, a scrumptious shrimp dinner plate and so much more. Everything
is fresh and made to order, and the staff is eager to please.
I’m betting that you will be delighted with Meez & Kini.
BOCCA ITALIAN EATERY & PIZZERIA $$
2011 S Promenade Blvd., Suite 440, (479) 899-6736
Get there early or be prepared to wait, but know that the wait will be well worth it. The owners, chefs, and waitstaff are all there to make your dining experience with them an experience to be remembered. With an emphasis on locally grown produce and freshness on everything it serves, the house-made pastas, breads, mozzarella, sauces and wood-fired pizzas are all taste sensations, and
the creations from the bar are dazzling. You can’t go wrong when you choose the new Bocca’s in Rogers. Note: Picture at top of the page is courtesy of Bocca Italian Eatery & Pizzeria.
BOLDER COFFEE $
4200 West Green Acres
Road, (479) 621-6300
Unique coffee house offering locally roasted coffee, espresso drinks, tea frosts and more. Characterized by super friendly people, great munchies and terrific energy. Great place to hang with friends, family or colleagues. Gets your morning started off right and is a friendly place that is guaranteed to lift your spirits anytime. Come see for yourself why Bolder is better.
PERSEPHONE ON WHEELS $
321 S Arkansas St, (479) 715-9032
Yes, this is a food truck, but it is definitely not typical food truck food. Chef Michael Robertshaw leads the culinary team in turning out some of the best tasting fafalel, Mediterranean street food and gyro creations to be found in the area. The portions are ample, the prices are right so why not pay the Persephone on Wheels a try real soon. The entire family will love this spot.
MIRABELLA’S TABLE $$
4200 S 48th Street, Suite 10, (479) 899-6190
A sister restaurant to Tavola Trattoria and Table Mesa Bistro, Mirabella’s Table offers amazing Italian cuisine including creative pasta dishes, steaks, sandwiches, desserts, fresh baked bread, many pizza varieties, an inspired wine selection and exceptional service. It is a welcome addition to the restaurants of Rogers, and one you must try soon if you haven’t already.