Restaurant news: Tin Roof, CAVA, Central BBQ, City Park, The Hills Hideaway and more

Restaurant information: Tin Roof, CAVA, Central BBQ, Metropolis Park, The Hills Hideaway and extra

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We could also be dwelling within the canine days of summer time in the intervening time, however as they are saying within the Restaurant Information enterprise (most likely), “The Restaurant Information should go on.”

Right here’s a roundup of openings, closings, coming soons, and re-locations within the Fayetteville restaurant scene that we all know of.

When you’ve got restaurant information you’d prefer to share, be happy to ship us a tip.


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Demolition is full, and development is underway on the brand new Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant, coming to 642 E. Millsap Highway in Fayetteville.

Chuy’s Opco, Inc, the father or mother firm for Austin-based Tex-Mex chain Chuy’s, have filed for permits for work on the constructing at 642 E. Millsap Highway in north Fayetteville, in response to state well being division information on the website of the previous Colton’s Steakhouse location.

Chuy’s received its begin in 1982 in Austin, Texas, and was based by entrepreneurs Mike Younger and John Zapp who, in response to their web site, had “had a imaginative and prescient of a enjoyable and funky Tex-Mex restaurant that served genuine and contemporary meals in an environment that appealed to everybody.”

The restaurant’s menu focuses on conventional Tex-Mex fare, together with tacos, burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, and different objects.

The chain opened its first Arkansas location in Little Rock in 2013, adopted by a location in Rogers in 2014. On the time, Chuy’s officers mentioned they have been in search of a spot for a Fayetteville location. Eight years later, it appears to be like like they might have lastly discovered one.

The restaurant chain presently operates about 100 eating places throughout 20 states, principally concentrated in Texas and across the South.

Women Gone BBQ

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A brand new barbecue joint will quickly open in east Fayetteville.

The brand new place, referred to as Women Gone BBQ, is owned by self-described “humble pitmistress” Dana Neely. The restaurant is ready to open within the Kantz Middle, subsequent to El Sol Mexican Restaurant at 2630 E. Residents Drive.

Neely, initially from Des Ark, Arkansas, opened a model of the restaurant in Seattle earlier than shifting again to Arkansas in 2020.

Right here’s an outline of her type, in response to a latest put up on her Fb web page.

Our particular type contains hickory-smoked meats, tangy pre-sauced pulled pork sandwiches, Jap Arkansas Staples like crunchy apple Arkanslaw, basic corn bread & seasonal fruit cobbler. The informal store will spotlight native beers. Having began the enterprise in Seattle in 2008, there might be some Pacific Northwest affect on the menu: vegan & vegetarian BBQ choices will certainly set us aside; smoked black eyed peas, grilled greens (collards & kale) & smoked vegan beans to call a number of objects.

Renovations on the brand new area seem to just about full. The restaurant is presently hiring, and it appears to be like like they’ll be open very quickly.

Velvet Taco

Velvet Taco on Broadway in Nashville / Picture: Velvet Taco

Dallas-based Velvet Taco plans to broaden into Fayetteville.

Web site drawings have been not too long ago submitted to metropolis planners which present a proposed Velvet Taco restaurant on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The plans, produced by the Atwell Group in Texas, embody a 2,200-square-foot restaurant with a drive-thru lane and related parking on the southeast nook of Beechwood Avenue.

The location is usually undeveloped, however features a small constructing to the east subsequent to Take 5 Oil Change. The restaurant would have entry from MLK throughout from Zaxby’s and King Burrito. The location can be about 150 toes west of Torchy’s Tacos.

A consultant for the corporate confirmed to the Flyer again within the spring that Velvet Taco officers are certainly exploring an enlargement into Fayetteville, and are focusing on an early 2023 opening.

“We consider that Fayetteville is a tremendous metropolis with leisure, tradition and variety and is a good match for the Velvet Taco model,” in response to a press release offered to the Flyer. “We’re actively collaborating in conversations about website specifics and due to this fact can not affirm some other particulars right now.”

Velvet Taco presently operates in over 30 places in Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. The fast-casual restaurant focuses on a wide range of meat and vegetarian tacos constituted of contemporary components. On-line menus additionally present a number of facet objects and purple velvet cake, together with margaritas and different tequila-based drinks.


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A beloved Fayetteville pizza joint is again in enterprise.

Mojo’s Pints & Pies reopened their the unique midtown location at 1200 N. Garland Ave. on Thursday, Could 26.

“It’s been awhile, however we haven’t forgot about you,” learn a put up on the corporate’s Fb web page on the time. “Thanks, Fayetteville, for not forgetting about us.”

The restaurant closed final yr as a consequence of staffing points, across the time Mojo’s opened an east Fayetteville location at 2630 E. Residents Drive.

The Garland Avenue location might be open restricted hours at first as a consequence of a nonetheless considerably restricted employees, although the hope is to broaden these hours because the restaurant hires extra workers.

Noble Graze

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A brand new store providing charcuterie boards for get-togethers and events together with residence decor objects and presents is planning to open a brand new Fayetteville location.

Noble Graze proprietor Suzanne Billings not too long ago introduced plans to open a brand new brick-and-mortar location in east Fayetteville for her charcuterie creations, in partnership with a neighborhood residence decor retailer referred to as Haven.

The store might be positioned at 2526 E. Mission Blvd. Suite 130.

Noble Graze received its begin making charcuterie boards in 2016. The corporate additionally not too long ago made a nationwide splashwith their miniaturized ‘jarcuterie’ choices packaged in Mason jars that led to appearances on At present, Pop Sugar, Bloomberg, and different media retailers.

Renovations of the area for the brand new enterprise are presently underway. If all goes properly, the store will open someday in August.

Siam Delicacies

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A brand new Thai restaurant is now open in Fayetteville.

The brand new place, referred to as Siam Delicacies, is positioned at 318 Archibald Yell Blvd., within the area most not too long ago residence to Home of Style.

From the appears to be like of the corporate’s menu, the restaurant serves dishes you’d anticipate finding at a Thai institution, together with Pad Thai and different noodle, rice and curry dishes.

The restaurant isn’t the primary Thai place to present it a go on the location. Twin Kitchen and Style of Thai additionally operated beforehand within the cozy area.

Based on the restaurant’s web site, Siam Delicacies is open Tuesday by Sunday for lunch from 11 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. and for dinner from 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Jersey Mike’s

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The Jersey Mike’s Subs location deliberate in Fayetteville is getting nearer to opening day.

The New Jersey-based quick informal restaurant chain is planning to open its first restaurant in Fayetteville at 160 E. Joyce Blvd. close to Guitar Middle.

The placement has been below development, and the house owners had initially hoped to open in December, however these plans have been delayed a number of occasions during the last yr. Twister harm to the constructing again in late March most likely didn’t assist.

Indicators for the brand new restaurant at the moment are up, and officers mentioned the brand new plan is to have the restaurant open subsequent week on Wednesday, July 20.

The restaurant focuses on “contemporary sliced/contemporary grilled subs,” and was named one of many fastest-growing chains within the nation by Nation’s Restaurant Information. The corporate presently has greater than 2,500 places open or in growth.

Jersey Mike’s opened their first Northwest Arkansas location in Bentonville in 2018, and has since opened eating places in Rogers and Springdale.

Z’s Pizza

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An area wood-fired pizza restaurant has closed its doorways.

The house owners of Z’s Brick Oven Pizza introduced they closed the restaurant for good on Saturday, June 25, in response to a latest put up on the corporate’s Instagram web page.

“From all of us at Z’s, thanks for making us part of your loved ones,” the house owners wrote.

The put up asserting the closure hinted at pandemic-related challenges as a part of the rationale for the closure, however primarily centered on gratitude to native suppliers, clients, and employees.

“The previous few years have been a rollercoaster of experiences and challenges, lots of which have been unexpected,” in response to the put up. “Nonetheless relatively than concentrate on the state of the business in the intervening time, I want to present my appreciation for the individuals who make this job value it.”

The restaurant opened in 2013 at 2730 N. Faculty Ave., within the constructing that had been residence to a Tim’s Pizza location for years earlier than that.


A brand new ice cream and burger joint is open in west Fayetteville.

Icescreams opened within the constructing previously residence to Flying Burger & Seafood at 4220 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

From the appears to be like of the he menu part of the web site, the brand new restaurant will provide handcrafted burgers and desserts, hen meals, sides, ice cream, milkshakes, and different objects.

From the appears to be like of the Instagram account linked to the web site, a earlier model of the idea was as soon as open in Elizaville, New York till just a little below a yr in the past.

Based on the web site, the restaurant is open day by day from 11 a.m. till 11 p.m.

The Hills Hideaway

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A brand new restaurant opened not too long ago within the Dickson Avenue space in Fayetteville.

The brand new place, referred to as The Hills Hideaway, is positioned within the Legacy Constructing at 401 W. Watson St., within the area previously residence to The Grillhouse, Desk on the Hill, and Legacy Blues.

Lindsey Slifer, one of many house owners of the brand new restaurant, right now informed us the place is open for lunch and dinner. Slifer and her accomplice have made some small, however vital upgrades to the constructing to modernize the area, she mentioned, together with including some televisions for cheering on the Razorbacks on sport days.

The restaurant formally opened on Monday, June 27.

Based on their menu, the restaurant serves sandwiches, a number of entrees (catfish, steak, pasta, and hen) together with appetizers, salads, and extra, in response to a web-based menu.

The Hills Hideaway is open Monday – Sunday from 11 a.m. till 12 a.m.

Jammin Java

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Longtime native espresso store and restaurant Jammin’ Java has moved into a brand new area on the Fayetteville sq..

The restaurant re-opened within the constructing at 1 W. Mountain St. on June 29, on the southeast nook of the downtown sq.. The constructing had for years been residence to workplaces, and has undergone renovations for the previous a number of months.

Jammin Java re-located from simply on the opposite facet of the City Middle Plaza, the place that they had been in enterprise for 20 years.

The brand new location contains indoor seating in addition to a patio area on the plaza.

Jammin’ Java is open Tuesday by Friday from 7:30 a.m. till 2 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m., in response to the corporate’s Fb web page.

Tin Roof

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A Nashville-based restaurant and dwell music joint working to broaden into Fayetteville is on observe to open on Dickson Avenue quickly.

Indicators appeared on the constructing not too long ago promoting that the enterprise is presently hiring for all positions, and a Fb put up this week indicated that the venue is already searching for musicians to play on the venue when it opens up quickly.

Tin Roof first opened in 2002 on Demonbreun Hill, close to Nashville’s famed Music Row. The thought was to create a spot for musicians to carry out, and in addition a spot to hang around after they weren’t on stage.

Venue proprietor Bob Franklin informed us earlier this yr that Tin Roof’s Fayetteville location will embody dwell leisure on each ranges, with patio seating accessible each upstairs and downstairs. A parking space out again may even be transformed right into a patio and beer garden, he informed us.

Franklin mentioned the plan is to host dwell music seven nights every week from a wide range of genres. Along with the music, Tin Roof can be a restaurant, with a full menu together with tacos, quesadillas, burgers, and different fare.

Patrick Nietzer, director of Services for Tin Roof, informed us this week the venue continues to be on observe to open later this summer time.

“We’re capturing to be wrapped up with development and opening the very finish of July/early August,” he mentioned. “At present our development is monitoring with these anticipated dates.”

Central BBQ

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Memphis BBQ is coming to Fayetteville.

The house owners of Memphis-based restaurant Central BBQ are planning to open a location at 417 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. on the nook of South College Avenue. Allow info for the brand new restaurant was submitted to the state Well being Division this week.

The restaurant is certainly one of at the least three ideas anticipated to arrange store within the industrial areas at South Yard, a brand new growth by locals Specialised Actual Property Group on the positioning of the previous Farmers’ Coop in Fayetteville.

“Memphis has at all times had a love for Razorback Nation, and so it wasn’t a matter of “if” however “when,” mentioned Brian Wyatt, COO of Central BBQ. “We couldn’t be extra thrilled to accomplice with the good workforce at Specialised so as to add some smoke to South Yard and the Fayetteville BBQ expertise.”

The menu at Central BBQ focuses on all of the staples you’d anticipate at a barbecue restaurant, together with ribs, brisket, pulled pork, pulled hen, and naturally, barbecue sandwiches topped with their signature coleslaw. They’re additionally identified for delivery their ribs proper from the restaurant on to customers across the nation.

The restaurant firm opened its first location in 2002 after founders Craig Blondis and Roger Sapp met and have become buddies on the barbecue circuit within the mid-80s. Since then, Central BBQ has grown to function 4 places in Memphis together with two Nashville places. The restaurant chain has acquired nationwide consideration, together with options on tv reveals comparable to Pitmasters, The Finest Factor I Ever Ate, BBQ with Bobby Flay, and others.

A brand new funding group is presently working to broaden the restaurant chain, and has plans for a number of new Central BBQ places across the southeast, an organization consultant informed the Flyer.

The Fayetteville location will probably be the primary Central BBQ in Arkansas, although it won’t be the primary to open outdoors of Tennessee. A location presently below development in Southaven, Mississippi might earn that distinction.

The South Yard growth may even embody industrial area for retail, workplaces, and different kinds of companies. South Yard Lofts are additionally positioned on the positioning, which embody studio flats in addition to one- and two-bedroom flats which are presently accessible for lease.

“We’re thrilled that South Yard might be residence to Central BBQ’s first location in Arkansas,” mentioned Jeremy Hudson, CEO of Specialised Actual Property Group. “Central BBQ might be simply accessible by the Razorback Greenway and is a crucial accomplice in our effort to create distinctive, walkable locations for our group.”

Building of the positioning is presently underway. If all goes properly, the brand new restaurant will open someday in early 2023.

Metropolis Park

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A brand new out of doors restaurant from the parents behind Feed and Folly is coming quickly to Fayetteville.

The brand new idea known as Metropolis Park, and might be positioned within the former AT&T truck station at 1332 N. Leverett Ave. We first wrote in regards to the undertaking when it was up earlier than the Planning Fee in January.

Since then, extra particulars – together with a reputation for the restaurant – have been selected. Co-owner Lewis Chase, who bought the property together with Feed and Folly enterprise companions Michael and Matt Sutton, informed us the title is a nod to a different area people area.

“Metropolis Park is definitely the unique title of Wilson Park from again when my Mother was a child,” Chase mentioned “We determined it will be cool to pay homage to that.”

The thought for the brand new enterprise, he mentioned, is to create an idea much like what you may discover in Dallas, Austin, and different cities, that serves meals and native beers, all in an outside area with easy accessibility to the path system.

Chase mentioned the kitchen might be positioned within the current constructing on the property, and can serve a wide range of meals choices.

“Our authentic thought was to have three or 4 kitchens serving completely different meals, nevertheless it turned out we weren’t going to have the ability to replace the constructing that a lot,” he mentioned. “So we’ll have one kitchen with 3-4 kinds of meals popping out. As of now, we’re considering Texas-style barbecue with specials Thursday by Sunday, smashburgers, road tacos, and a trailside snack menu with more healthy objects so you may seize a chunk and hold using.”

If all goes properly, development could possibly be full by the top of the yr, although the house owners might wait till issues heat up within the spring of 2023 earlier than they formally open to the general public.

DQ Grill & Chill

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The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Fayetteville is now closed.

On-line listings for the restaurant have been marked completely closed, indicators on the constructing have been not too long ago eliminated, and a notice on the door additionally confirms the closure whereas directing clients to close by places.

The restaurant opened in 2019 within the constructing previously residence to a Hardees.

DQ eating places concentrate on burgers, fries, and ice cream merchandise. There are a number of DQ eating places nonetheless within the space, together with one at 2091 N. Crossover Highway in Fayetteville, and in at 310 W. Essential St. in Farmington.


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Mediterranean meals is as soon as once more being served from the constructing positioned at 3379 N. Faculty Ave. Suite 8 in Fayetteville.

This time, it comes from a restaurant chain referred to as CAVA, an organization that acquired Zoe’s Kitchen in 2018.

The restaurant operates round 150 places in 16 states, totally on the east and west coasts and in Texas, in response to the corporate’s web site.

The restaurant menu focuses on build-your-own dishes together with a base of rice, salad, grain, and pita bread, then topped with spreads like hummus and harissa earlier than including a Mediterranean protein like falafel, lamb, or meatballs. Veggies, cheese, and different toppings are additionally accessible.

The model presents merchandise in Complete Meals shops across the nation, together with a lineup of about 10 Mediterranean spreads.

The restaurant is open day by day from 10:45 a.m. till 10 p.m.

Domino’s Pizza

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Domino’s Pizza is opening a brand new location on Garland Avenue.

The brand new retailer might be one of many chain’s “Pizza Theatre” places, an open-concept retailer that permits carry-out company to look at their pizza being made whereas they wait.

The restaurant might be positioned on the positioning of the previous Arvest Financial institution location at 1113 N. Garland Avenue. The previous Arvest constructing has already been demolished to make manner for the event, and development is underway.

We’d guess that the Dominos location throughout the road at 1065 N. Garland Ave. might be shifting into the brand new digs, however we haven’t been in a position to affirm that simply but. We reached out to the corporate for more information, and we’ll add that information right here as soon as we hear again from them.

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