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Yeyo's Bentonville food truck serves can't-miss street tacos

Street tacos from Yeyo's downtown Bentonville food truck. Photo: Worth Sparkman/Axios

What do you do when you're caught in pre-First Friday traffic in downtown Bentonville?

  • Take a break in the shade. That's what I did anyway.

Looking for a place to grab a late lunch last week, I spied the Yeyo's food truck. They got my business with seating in the shade.

At the truck, there's an amazing offering of proteins (we counted 12) but I went basic.

  • I shared an order of chicken street tacos with my wife, who also tried the charred cauliflower. We ordered guac and chips on the side.
  • Verdict: These are great street tacos. They were what a street taco is meant to be: quick, portable, delicious … and on the street.

My thought bubble: We'll be back, and will make our way to Yeyo's restaurants too.

After pandemic setback, renovations are coming to XNA

Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) on June 7, 2021. Photo: Alex Golden/Axios

After the pandemic put its plans on hold, XNA is now turning its attention to future projects to expand and update the airport.

What's happening: Three projects are on the horizon.

  • A skybridge that will connect the parking deck to the second floor of the terminal at a cost of about $30 million. The project will include renovating the second floor and is needed for safety and for Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, spokesperson Alex English tells Axios.
  • A new air traffic control tower.
  • Updated baggage claim area.

Fayetteville e-scooters average 1,000 rides a day

E-scooters parked along the Razorback Regional Greeenway in Fayetteville. Photo: Worth Sparkman/Axios

If you were in Fayetteville over the weekend, you probably saw someone on an e-scooter. Or had one buzz past. Or were on one yourself.

The state of play: A year and a half after Fayetteville's e-scooter program launched in November 2019, the two-wheelers are proving a popular way to make quick trips around the city.

  • Two companies, Veo and Spin, each have 500 e-scooters in the city with every scooter averaging one ride per day.

University of Arkansas, UA-Cossatot create transfer degree programs

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Two departments within the University of Arkansas' Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences have created transfer degree programs with UA-Cossatot, a community college in DeQueen.

  • The Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness and the Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology are participating.