There are a lot of things to like about the fall season in Fayetteville. The weather is perfect. The Razorbacks are winning. The new restaurants are opening.
It probably has something to do with folks wanting to time their opening around the return of the UA students, but it seems like every year, several new places open up around town in the fall. This year is no exception, and if you’re interested in trying new things, here’s a list of some of the new places we’ve noticed recently.
Some of you have probably tried these new restaurants out already. What’d you think?
The restaurant serves traditional Mexican food and a unique drink menu, with a focus on fresh ingredients in an upscale atmosphere.
Fresco Cafe & Pub
Fresco Cafe & Pub opened on Sept. 16 at 112 W. Center Street, just off the Fayetteville square. According to the restaurant’s Facebook page, they specialize in sandwiches, paninis, flat bread pizzas, soups and salads.
Soon, the restaurant will begin transforming into a nightclub called Club Lush after hours, while continuing to function as Fresco Cafe during the day.
Pitas Mediterranean Grill
Pitas Mediterranean Grill is now open at 540 W Dickson Street in Fayetteville, in the space formerly occupied by Kosmos Greekafe.
The restaurant is owned by Stephanie Khaldi and her husband Mohammed, who also own Tangiers Mediterranean Food & Cafe on College Avenue. We talked to Stephanie back in August.
Legacy Blues Lounge
Legacy Blues Lounge opened Sept. 1 at 401 W. Watson Street, inside the Legacy building off Dickson.
According to owner J.K. Lefler, the restaurant specializes in steaks, seafood, sandwiches, and other items. The restaurant also hosts live blues & jazz music Wednesday – Saturday nights.