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 writer, Emily Beirne, at [email protected].
If you’ve been keeping up with local news or remember the article we wrote around this time last year, you should know all about the seasoning and sauce brand “Truth Sauce” and the father-son duo behind it all. Keith Tucker Jr. and Keith Tucker III recently announced that Truth Sauce is hitting the shelves at Walmart. The brand can be found at the Walmart on Shackleford and the Walmart on McCain for the time being.
Point Remove Brewery fans can get excited about the recent opening of their new Pizza Factory. The food joint officially opened on May 28 serving artisan pizza, salad and other snacks. Guests may order from the Pizza Factory menu during brewery hours.
Hungry Howie’s Pizza announced its opening in Conway last week. The restaurant is located at 2235 Dave Ward Dr. Suite 308.
While we’re on the topic of Conway, the town has another purr-fect addition on the way. Shelby and Drew Blacksmith have started a Crowdfunding Campaign to bring Arkansas its first cat cafe, Gibson’s Cat Cafe. The couple is hoping to raise $50,000 to get the business on its feet. Gibson’s Cat Cafe, named after the couple’s cat, will have 10 to 20 cats available for adoption in the cafe at any given time. The goal of the business is to relieve shelters of their numbers and limit the number of cats subjected to euthanasia. Find more information on Gibson’s Cat Cafe here.
Noble Graze made a big announcement last week for its Northwest Arkansas crowd. Noble Graze, NWA’s original grazing company, is opening a new location in east Fayetteville under the name Noble Graze +. This new location will have all the charcuterie and grazing services of the original location with the addition of gifts and home decor by HAVEN. The new location will also have space for workshops. Find more information about the new location and HAVEN here.
Crumbl Cookies have been a hot topic in the state the last few months, and as of May 27, the Conway doors are open for business.
Local favorite “The Italian Couple Ristorante Italiano” announced their return on May 26. The restaurant is cooking out of a ghost kitchen for delivery with Doordash and curbside pickup. The kitchen is located at 9813 W Markham Street. Find more information on the restaurant’s details here.
Hilda’s Home Cooking located in Heber Springs has a brand new menu full of tasty dishes. Find the new menu here.
Chef Bonner Cameron joined the family-owned restaurant Petit & Keet earlier this year. Before moving to Arkansas 12 years ago, Chef Bonner trained at The Art Institue of Houston. He is known for exquisite cuisine and his passion for the culinary arts. Chef Bonner and the Petit & Keet team launched the restaurant’s summer menu last week, and regulars at the restaurant might notice a few spins on signature favorites and a few new seasonal dishes. Find more information and the new menu here.
Tune back in next week for the next taste of Arkansas food news.