Food and Drink

Cheers to winter dinnertime

I added an extra side for $4. Totally worth it. Photo: Alex Golden/Axios

I, admittedly, suggested dinner with my fiancé at Cheers at the Old Post Office because I was cold and it was the closest restaurant after walking around Fayetteville's downtown square to see holiday lights at the Lights of the Ozarks festival.

Yes, but: It was the right choice.

Brunch toast and more at Johnson's Well Met

A photo of two colorful plates of breakfast food and two cups of coffee.

Hail Fellow Well Met's Toast is left, and The Simple is right. Photo: Worth Sparkman/Axios

Perhaps the best part about not having a traditional office is getting to meet up with co-workers for brunch.

  • Alex and I connected at Hail Fellow Well Met in Johnson last week to work on a project, so naturally we had to eat.

4 NWA restaurants serving Thanksgiving feasts

Illustration of a neon sign with a turkey in it lighting up and flickering.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

These NWA restaurants are either open for Thanksgiving dinner or offering to-go meals so you can enjoy the holiday at home without all the prep work.

  • Pro tip: If you're leaning toward the dine-in options, consider making reservations ASAP.

Bella Vista introduces a new late night pub

The basic witch — a pumpkin cocktail done right. Photo: Alex Golden/Axios

The former American Legion building in Bella Vista has transformed into Shredder's Public House, hence its new funky geometric designs on the exterior.

The intrigue: Bella Vista is a former retirement community. It's a beautiful place with trails, lakes and golf courses, but the town is not exactly known for its vibrant nightlife or bustling restaurant scene.

Research aims to make Arkansas hops a reality for local brewers

Illustration of a pattern of hops.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture researchers are working with local breweries to see if they will consider using hops grown in the state for their beer.

What happened: The three-year research project intended to see if hops worthy of beer can be grown on a commercial scale in Arkansas wrapped up last year.

Your next drinks and apps stop in Fayetteville

Crawfish mac and cheese with the Queen Bee and a salted cherry sour ale. Photo: Alex Golden/Axios

Alex here. I made my first trip to Leverett Lounge in Fayetteville.

The scene: It feels classic Fayetteville funky. It's decked out in eclectic decor, including a wall of plates and prints. I sat next to the one of Jesus dreaming of a cheeseburger. It's in the same building as retro laundromat, Sit & Spin.

A special sushi recommendation in Springdale

They set it on fire while it's still safely in the foil. Photo: Alex Golden/Axios

I thought it's time I let you in on my favorite local sushi place.

Why it's great: Blu Fin Sushi Bar & Grill in Springdale is my go-to spot. They also have an a la carte menu with basics like rice, noodles, chicken and shrimp, so you can craft your own no-frills plate in addition to entrees.

4 places to grab lunch under $10 in Northwest Arkansas

Chicken sandwich at Dot's Nashville Hot Chicken. Photo courtesy of Dot's Nashville Hot Chicken

The only thing better than a good lunch is a good, cheap lunch.

We've got you covered with four tasty options for under $10.

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