Tags archives: northwest-arkansas

Hello Cocoa Rebrands as Markham & Fitz

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The co-owners of an Arkansas-based chocolate maker announced this week that as their company expands, they'll be changing its name from Hello Cocoa to Markham & Fitz. Read the company's press release below: A Fayetteville chocolate maker is improving its quality, expanding its space and changing its name as it plans for relocation to Benton[...]

Brunching in Northwest: Prelude Breakfast Bar

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In Brunching in Northwest, Kody Ford will explore and review Northwest Arkansas’ best brunch spots. This week, Kody brunched at Prelude Breakfast Bar at 509 W. Spring St. #210 in Fayetteville. Click here to read more brunch and lunch reviews, and share your own experiences with #BrunchinginNWA and #LunchinginNWA. While brunch mania hasn’t overtaken Fayett[...]

A Time Forgotten: Chef Matthew McClure Reinvigorates Southern Cuisine with a Dash of Nostalgia

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hef Matthew McClure is a fan of reinventing traditions. A four-time James Beard Award semifinalist and executive chef at The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, he is always studying food, searching for ways to alter flavor profiles to put a new twist on a timeless classic. “I hate monotony,” says McClure. “If I had to cook one thing over and over fo[...]

Back to School: Your Guide to Fayetteville's Nightlife

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Bartender and consultant Shaun Traxler of Sideways Bar in Fayetteville shares his expertise and tips with AY readers. Keep up with him on Instagram. For bartenders in Fayetteville, it's the most wonderful time of the year. And, no, I'm not talking about the holidays – although it may as well be for us patron-deprived barmen and -women. Students are rolli[...]

Live Music in Northwest Arkansas

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Northwest Arkansas never really takes a break when it comes to entertainment, but things are about to get turned up now that the students are coming back to Fayetteville. Here’s a rundown of what to look for this week. Fayetteville GEORGE’S MAJESTIC LOUNGE  August 15: MONTU, a jamtronica group out of Norman, Okla. Cover is $7. Show is 18+. Starts at 9 p[...]

"Southern Living" Loves These 2 Arkansas Towns

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Southern Living magazine lists El Dorado and Fayetteville in its compilation of "15 Affordable Small Towns We Love." In Fayetteville, Southern Living highlighted First Thursdays, the Razorback Greenway, the town's "dog-friendly breweries" and more. For El Dorado, the magazine wrote about the new Murphy Arts District and the El Dorado Promise, a program[...]

NWA Culinary Summit Set for Oct. 5-7

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food will host the 2017 Northwest Arkansas Culinary Summit Oct. 5-7 in Bentonville Through a combination of lecture and hands-on culinary instruction, attendees will learn how to prepare low-cost, delicious, and culturally-relevant meals at Brightw[...]

Homegrown On The River Music Festival

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism If you love music, sustainability efforts, kid friendliness, and scenic views, this summer music festival is for you – Homegrown On The River Music Festival is set for Aug. 3-5 at Byrd’s Adventure Center in Ozark. The music The event presents a stellar line up of local, regional,[...]