We have no shortage of food bites throughout Arkansas, so each week, we’ll be providing you with a snapshot of the goings-on inside the culinary world, from events and specials to restaurant openings and awards. Do you have news to share? Please email our Online Editor Kilee Hall at khall@aymag.com.


Volstead Proper, located at 2205 Dave Ward Drive in Conway, will be holding soft openings beginning April 24 through April 26. Times vary. Click here for more details.


1677 Coffee Co., located at 9714 Hwy 107 in Sherwood, will be celebrating its grand opening beginning at 7 a.m. on May 2 through May 4. The official ribbon-cutting will take place at noon on May 3.


Berkeley Farm, located at 95 Ridge Drive in Greenbrier, is bringing Farm Fridays back, beginning this Friday, April 26. Enjoy savory stone-fired pizza featuring house-made and hand-tossed dough and the freshest ingredients!


Camp Taco, located at 822 E. 6th Street in Little Rock, will be hosting Camp MAYhem during the first week of May. It’s a week full of events and specials!


Fayetteville Strawberry Festival will be held on Sunday, May 19 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the downtown Fayetteville square. Click here to read everything we know about the first-time event so far!


Little Dippers: Astronaut Food will give children ages 6 – 11 the chance to try food that real astronauts survive off of in space! The event is being held Thursday, May 9, at 4 p.m. at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock.


Tavern Round the Bend in Maumelle will hold its annual crawfish boil on Saturday, May 11, at 4 p.m.


World Food Tour featuring cuisines from Germany, Italy, Africa and beyond, will be held at Brick Room Events in Conway at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 18.


Delicious Temptations, located at 1120 N Rodney Parham Rd in Little Rock, will celebrate the grand reopening of its dining room on April 25.


Chefs in the Garden is the Botanical Garden of the Ozark’s signature spring fundraiser and Fayetteville’s favorite foodie event! The competition between Northwest Arkansas’ best restaurants kicks off at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21.


Ozark Natural Foods in Fayetteville will host the Mini Makers Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 18.


Dave’s Hot Chicken recently announced it will bring several locations to Arkansas in the near future. Click here to read everything we know so far!


The Little Rock Farmers Market launches its 50th season in Capitol City on May 4 at the River Market Pavilions. Click here for all the details.


La Torcia Brick Oven Pizza is making its way to Jonesboro at the intersection of E. Highland Drive and Rains Street. Its anticipated opening is this fall.


Jersey Mike’s Subs is officially making its way to Jonesboro, according to Haag Brown Commercial. It’s expected to open this June in the newly developed Wolf Creek Shopping Center. Click here for more details.


Starbucks will be opening another store in Conway – this time, in the Lewis Ranch area. Click here for more details.


The Buttered Biscuit is now hiring for its upcoming location at The Promenade at Chenal in Little Rock. Click here for more information.


Cold Stone Creamery is opening a new location at The Highlands Shopping Center in Jonesboro. Click here for all the details.


Cheba Hut, a sandwich chain named after marijuana strains, is opening a new location soon at 1947 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. Although a 4/20 opening would be ideal, it’s expected to open mid-May.


The Melting Pot, a fondue franchise that provides a one-of-a-kind experiential dining atmosphere, will open its first Arkansas location in Bentonville. Click here for more details.


The Purple Cow is teaming up with Arkansas Foodbank to raise awareness about hunger relief through restaurant donations, volunteer initiatives and accepting donations from its patrons on behalf of the nonprofit.


CareLink’s Cupcakes for Goodness Sake, which will be held at 510 N. Main Street in North Little Rock, is looking for volunteers to help out with the event being held on May 4 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.


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