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Foodie Friday: Flying Fish

Written by Joey Zapoli/Flying Fish Bentonville’s favorite seafood shack, Flying Fish has been serving up the freshest seafood to the community for over a decade. Friendly staff, warm smiles and the quirky atmosphere make this a dining destination for all ages. Menu favorites include fried shrimp…

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Foodie Friday: Crackerjack Gastro Lab

Written by Crackerjack Gastro Lab Chef Jason Hector is a Northwest Arkansas native. After serving as a sous chef in Northwest Arkansas, he moved to St. Louis in 2006 to work in fine dining establishments that encouraged creativity and innovation focused on cooking techniques and flavor…

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Foodie Friday: CO-OP Ramen

Written by Ropeswing Hospitality Group CO-OP Ramen reopened in January of 2021 to serve an amazing bowl of ramen to our community. The striking architecture of Marlon Blackswell welcomes you inside our doors . There you will find billowing steam rising off large soup kettles where our broths are…

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Foodie Friday: Eleven Restaurant

Written by C. Taylor Sutton What happens when you wrap a restaurant in an art museum? For those of us at Eleven, being located at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is more than a garnish. It flavors every aspect of what we do. From sourcing ingredients to returning compost to the museum…

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Foodie Friday: Bar Cleeta

Written by Weisi and Trae Basore. Photos by Philip Thomas/Novo Studio. A neighborhood restaurant where you can curate your own dining experience, Bar Cleeta is helmed by a husband and wife team Trae & Weisi Basore. The dinner menu is hyper-seasonal, meaning Chef Trae - an Arkansas native - is…

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Foodie Friday: ArkanSeoul

Written by Tae and Soona Choe Anyeong Ha Sae Yo (Hello)! ArkanSeoul Korean Food Company’s mission is to offer authentic Korean cuisine in a simplified manner. The owners, Tae and Soona Choe, were inspired to open ArkanSeoul to add to the diversity of the growing food scene in the Bentonville and…

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Foodie Friday: The Fire Truck

Written by Hannah Roberts The Fire Truck is a new food truck in town serving up small bites with big flavor! Founded by Casey and Hannah Roberts, we took a 1972 Ford water tanker fire truck and repurposed it for making fresh food packed with interesting flavors. Our passion for good eats and a…

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Foodie Friday: Fred's Hickory Inn

Written by Fred's Hickory Inn Fred's Hickory Inn has been a Bentonville staple since 1970 when Fred first opened the doors. We are located just minutes from Downtown Bentonville and feature a classic Ozark atmosphere with a popular outdoor patio and live music on weekends during the summer. Fred’s…

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Foodie Friday: Pressroom

Written by Ropeswing Hospitality Group Pressroom is a downtown local restaurant that offers unique farm to table lunch options, dinner and weekend brunch services just steps from of the Bentonville Square! We take pride in our cocktail and bar selections and offer seasonally focused, creatively…

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Foodie Friday: The HUB Bike Lounge

Written by Brody Jensen The HUB Bike Lounge was founded by Nathan and Kelly Woodruff, also the founders of Progressive Trail Design and DIG Clothing Company. It was designed to be a gathering place to begin and end adventures. Building off a bike-centric theme, our vision was to create a concept…

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