Fayetteville has long enjoyed a reputation of offering some solid dining options for those who embrace a plant-based diet. While most local restaurants do offer or are willing to adapt their offerings to include vegetarian or vegan fare, there are a number of independent kitchens that really show the veggie love.
Meat lovers, rejoice! We know the list of ways to make an exceptional steak is at least as long as the number of cuts to choose from—and how beef lovers rank their preferences regarding either topic certainly provides fuel for a couple of hotly contested debates. No matter where you land with your meaty opinions, if there’s a cut of steak your mouth is watering for, we’ve got an array of Fayetteville, Arkansas locations to cure your craving. Check out these favorites:
PIE. A simple, unassuming little word—yet the very mention of it conjures up such happy emotion! Meringue, cream, fruit, chocolate, crisp, nut, silk, caramel and even savory…do you lean toward a perfect flaky crust, perhaps the classic graham cracker or, dare we say it, fried into a heavenly, crunchy packet of goodness? We could argue for days about which is the best, but that would be precious time lost when considering how many glorious pie options exist for the tasting in Fayetteville. Here are a few for you to conquer:
When visiting with Fayetteville locals and University of Arkansas graduates of every generation, mention of the “Old Post Office” or the “OPO” brings forth a multitude of memories relating to the vintage 1911 centerpiece of the Historic Fayetteville Square. Since the last mail was delivered from the building in the 1970s and the site was placed on the national register of historic places, the OPO has been a home to an array of businesses and provided a beautiful backdrop to countless photo ops.
Fayetteville is ranked the #1 place to live in the SEC for good reason—and the month of May is an absolutely beautiful backdrop for this year’s NCAA Golf Championship at the challenging and perfectly maintained Blessings Golf Club. When it’s time to come off of the course for a bit to find some local havens or enjoy some Razorback retail therapy, we’ve got some great suggestions:
Buffalo wings. Hot wings. Whatever you call them, we’re down to eat ‘em! This delicious handheld food is so simple, yet so messy. It can be an appetizer or the main course. Some people are looking to fill up, and others are looking to test their limits by devouring plates of the best wings in Fayetteville.
In short, wings are what you make them and a bit of a culinary paradox — a communal experience that’s also very personalized, since everybody loves to meet up for wings but has their own favorite. Nowadays, with a seemingly endless array of flavors, finding the best wings can be a challenge. Lucky for you, many Fayetteville restaurants have great wings, so here are a few local favorites to get you started on your quest.
Food trucks not only offer some of the funnest food in Fayetteville, hanging out at food truck courts is one of the best things to do in Fayetteville. Food truck courts, simply put, are for everyone. And, in Fayetteville food trucks offer almost every kind of food.
Perfect for an al fresco lunch or late-night noshing after exploring Fayetteville, food truck courts attracts crowds at all hours. You’ll find their picnic tables filled with college students, families and young couples – pretty much anyone who appreciates great food served in an out-of-the-ordinary atmosphere.
Originally scheduled for March 9, the Fayetteville Gumbo Cookoff has been moved to April 6. The fourth annual event will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds from 2-5p.m on Saturday, April 6.
Teams will compete for best amateur, professional and people's choice gumbo, with live music provided by Block Street Hot Club and Second Line Strings.
When it’s cold outside, a warm bowl of soup hits the spot. Fayetteville has a wide variety of restaurants, and many offer delicious soups that’ll fill you up and get you energized for everything ahead during your stay in Fayetteville.
Here are some of our favorite soups in Fayetteville to get you started on your search for the perfect cold-day meal.
Last weekend saw the premier of the highly-anticipated third season of HBO’s critically-acclaimed series True Detective, which was filmed in and around Fayetteville and Washington County in Northwest Arkansas. The series was created by Nic Pizzolatto, who earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and makes his directorial debut this season.
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