Welcome to your source for restaurant information in Northwest Arkansas. Every Friday, we spotlight what’s new, missing and good about the region’s emerging food scene.
This week in local restaurant news, a Fayetteville taco store is opening a second store, an east coast chain is opening a steakhouse in Springdale and more.
Con Quesos opened a second location in downtown Springdale earlier this month.
The quick casual taco shop is now open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday at 101 W. Johnson Ave.
The restaurant near Walter Turnbow Park has an outdoor bar and patio as well as nearly double the seating capacity of the Fayetteville location on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
“In many ways, this will be a whole new experience with elements of the original Con Quesos that our customers love,” founder Omar Kasim said on the restaurant’s website. “I can’t wait to see our customers benefit from it. “
All American Steakhouse
The All American Steakhouse opens Friday afternoon in Springdale.
The East Coast chain has seven locations in Maryland and Virginia, but the one at 3492 W. Sunset Ave. will be the first in Arkansas.
Customers can enjoy dry-aged steak from 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, according to the company’s website.
Plans for the restaurant, located at the former Western Sizzlin ‘location, were initially presented to the Springdale Planning Commission in early May.
The flagship All American Steakhouse & Sports Theater store opened in Edgewater, Maryland, in 2003.
Ozark beer at Rope Hounds
Ozark Beer Co. opened a dog friendly bar at Rope Hounds in Bentonville last week.
The bar is located inside the pet supply store at 407 SW A St. near the downtown plaza.
“Not only did the two teams recognize the opportunity for camaraderie and good conversation behind such a space, but they also saw an opportunity to create a new community for craft beer connoisseurs who love dogs,” said Rope Hounds. in an article on social networks.
Residents can enjoy a pint from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, according to the Ozark website.
The fire truck
The fire truck held a grand opening ceremony Monday in Bentonville.
The food truck at 405 SW A St. near the Skyline Cinema and Trash Creamery is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., according to social media.
Customers can enjoy “small bites” and “big flavor” from a menu that includes Jalapeno Popper Wontons, sweet potato churros, mini Monte Cristos, falafel waffles, cordon bleu balls and more Again.
Arkansas Food Hall of Fame
Finally, foodies can nominate their favorite local restaurant for induction into the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.
A committee of historians, chefs, foodies and authors will choose the winners, who will be announced at a ceremony next year.
Applications are open until October 31.
Visit ArkFoodHOF.com to find out more.
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