We have no shortage of food news throughout Arkansas, so each week, we’ll be providing you with a snapshot of the goings-on inside the culinary world, from events to specials to restaurant openings to awards. Do you have news to share? Please email our food editor, Kevin Shalin, at [email protected].
Pink House Alchemy recently announced that the Ozark Mountain Bagel Truck now resides in the Pink House Alchemy parking lot. Customers can now enjoy their bagels inside Pink House’s retail and café space at 928 N. College Avenue in Fayetteville and get a drink if they like. The Pink House Alchemy location is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Bar Louie is celebrating designated drivers. Now through Dec. 31 from 4 p.m. to close, when groups get into the holiday spirit at any Bar Louie location, their designated driver will be rewarded with free Coke products all night. From the restaurant: “Bar Louie’s front-of-house staff have been trained to recognize when guests aren’t ordering alcoholic drinks due to their driving responsibilities. Once recognized, the server will tell the guest about the program, thank them for their dedication to safety and notify the manager to comp all of their non-alcoholic Coke products for the remainder of their visit. If there are multiple designated drivers per group or tab, they’ll all be entitled to the complimentary service.”
Nashville-based chain Tin Roof plans to open a Fayetteville location at 430 W. Dickson Street, a space that was most recently occupied by Hog Haus Brewing Co.
The Mighty Crab just opened a Conway location at 2104 Harkrider.
Arkansas Heritage is pleased to announce that 2,220 nominations were submitted from all 75 Arkansas counties during the October nomination period for the 2022 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. Nominees, winners, and finalists will be listed at ArkFoodHOF.com in February, but finalists will be revealed on Jan. 24, 2022. Winners of the Proprietor of the Year, Food-Themed Event, Gone But Not Forgotten and People’s Choice categories will be announced in a ceremony in spring 2022.
Still in need of some Thanksgiving ordering options? Well, you better hurry up.
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Head to Searcy on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for the World Championship Chocolate Gravy Cookoff. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 on day of the event, and folks can even enter their own chocolate gravy recipe. There are amateur and professional categories, with a grand prize of $250 for each.
Props to Verona Italian Restaurant and PattiCakes Bakery in Conway for stepping up and feeding those in need on Thanksgiving.
Head to Batesville for an Old-Fashioned Christmas on Main Street.
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Vino’s has its Rare Beer Invitational on Thursday, Dec. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $25 at the door.
Nexus Coffee & Creative is hosting Nexus Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Enjoy a night of local music, holiday drinks and treats, and even a Tacky Christmas Sweater contest.
Sample more than 100 wines at the Third Annual Holiday Sip and Shop on Saturday, Dec. 11 from noon to 6 p.m. at Sunset Lodge at Rusty Tractor Vineyards.
Check out Rabbit Ridge Farms in Bee Branch on Friday, Dec. 3 for a night of food and music.
Here’s everything you need to know about A Ferndale Christmas.
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