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.


Kawaii Boba House has suddenly closed all four of its locations in Arkansas. Its employees say they were not given a warning and have not received pay for their last two weeks of work. Click here for more details.


City Park, located at 1332 N. Leverett Ave. in Fayetteville, recently opened. The restaurant and beer garden is completely outdoors.


Nexus Coffee & Creative, located at 301 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock, celebrated its 6th birthday on Saturday, July 15. Click here to read our previous article.


Wienerschnitzel, located at 1530 E Centerton Blvd. in Bentonville, is now officially open.


Tacos 4 Life has opened a new restaurant concept, Dōblé Mexican Cafe, replacing its previous location on Dave Ward Drive in Conway. Click here for more details.


Southern Smoke Barbecue, located at 1825 East Oak St. in Conway, held its grand opening on July 15.


Neverwhere: Coffee, Comics & Oddities, located in Breckenridge Village at 10301 N Rodney Parham in Little Rock, officially opened on Saturday, July 15. According to its website, it’s meant to create a space where conversations and explorations can occur around a cup of coffee and the latest comics, provide tangible access to a world of wonders, create one of the best cups of curated coffee and provide fun and local home and gift oddities for the whole family.


The annual Chocolate Festival will take place this Friday, July 21 at the Carolyn M. McGee Community Center at 2011 State Hwy 22 in Dardanelle. Click here for more details.


Bordinos Restaurant and Wine Bar in Fayetteville, Postmasters Grill in Camden and Vetro 1925 in Fayetteville were recognized by Wine Spectator as some of the world’s best restaurants for wine. Click here for more details.


Three new food trucks are coming to the Yacht Club in Fayetteville, according to Fayetteville Flyer. Mexicano ~ Salvadoreño has been at the lot for a few weeks; a Venezuelan food truck called Na’guara is expected to arrive July 27; Crow’s Nest Cafe is expected to arrive next month.


There will be a MasterChef Watch Party with the South cast of the show on Wednesday, July 19 at 1 Ben E Keith Wy in North Little Rock. Reservations are required.


Readers have a chance to enter a giveaway for Doe’s Eat PlaceClick here for more information on how to enter the giveaway, and be sure to watch AY About You President and Publisher, Heather Baker, every Wednesday morning on KARK for the Bucket List segment.


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