NW Arkansas Restaurants
I am a new 'Chowhound' and I am relocating from sunny San Diego CA
to Northwest Arkansas in less than two weeks.
Can anyone provide some suggestions for the following food faire for
the Northwest Arkansas region.
We enjoy seafood, meat, and all ethnic foods - ie - Italian, American, Chinese,
Much appreciated any insight!
Also in Fayetteville on College Avenue (Old 71 B) is a wonderful Italian place called the Pesto Cafe. Years ago it was called Ghazi's and some locals still refer to it as such. It's tucked into an old motel and doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food is amazing and there's plenty of it. Very interesting atmosphere as well--sort of hippies meets family-style Italian.
I think you will end up finding some pretty good places after you get there and ask around. I am in Little Rock but visit NWA for work regularly. Here are a few places that come to mind for me:
1. Venetian Inn- one of my favorites; located in Tontitown
2. Mary Maestri's- also in Tontitown
3. Herman's Ribhouse- good steaks in Fayetteville
4. James at the Mill- fine dining http://www.jamesatthemill.com/
5. Hugo's- good burgers, lunch; on the square in Fayetteville
6. Tim's Pizza- consistent and has several locations
7. On the Rocks- Fayetteville people watching/ cool roof top patio
There are plenty more that I am forgetting, but those are a few that come to mind immediately.
That will be quite a change of scenery moving from San Diego to NWA. You will not get fresh seafood quite like living on a coast.
I forgot to mention Ozark Mountain Smokehouse. There are several locations. The Mountainburg, AR location is south of Fayetteville on Hwy 71. Very scenic drive. Probably some of the prettiest driving in the state. There are locations in Fayetteville but different menus. Fantastic place to buy smoked meats and cheeses to take home. http://www.ozarkfamily.com/html/locat...
I'm not much good when it comes to Bella Vista restaurants. Be sure and visit Eureka Springs if you get a chance.