It’s time for another round of Fayetteville restaurant news.
A new craft beer and pizza restaurant is coming to the Mill District, a food truck court will soon open on Dickson Street, and a handful of other restaurants and food trucks are planned around town.
Here’s what we know.
Wood | Stone Craft Pizza + Bar
Greenhouse Grille owners Clayton Suttle and Jerrmy Gawthrop will soon open a trailside wood-fired pizza and craft beer restaurant called Wood | Stone.
The plan is to focus on artisan pizzas made with locally-sourced ingredients, and to serve a healthy selection of local and regional craft beers.
The restaurant will be located at 557 S. School Ave. (right on the Frisco Trail), just south of Greenhouse Grille in the space formerly home to Terra Tots.
Burger Shack recently closed, and it didn’t take long for someone to seize the space, located just across from several University of Arkansas sports facilities at 1163 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Signs were placed in the windows of the space over the weekend advertising a new restaurant called Ginger Sushi.
That’s all we know about this one for now.
Former Mezza Luna chef Juan Barcenas is set to try out a new concept.
A banner for “El Jabali Southwest Grill” (El Jabali means The Wild Boar) is hanging in front of the space formerly home to Mezza Luna at 1021 Razorback Road, and the title of the Facebook page has been changed to Jabali Jabali.
We don’t know much about what type of food the restaurant will offer, but a comment posted on March 16 indicates it could be open as soon as this weekend (March 29).
The Naan Stop
A new food truck specializing in “creative takes on traditional fare, featuring melt-in-your-mouth, freshly-baked Naan flatbread and quality ingredients” will soon open in Fayetteville.
The truck is called The Naan Stop, and the plan is to initially locate at 1320 W. Transport Road, inside Fayetteville Auto Park.
The truck owners have released a few details about the menu on Facebook, which indicate they’ll serve naan in both traditional and “Naan” traditional ways. Those are less adventurous in their cuisine choices will be able to have such American melting pot staples as Philly cheesesteak, bacon cheeseburgers, or fajitas served on naan.
2 Fish 5 Loaves
A new Italian restaurant is set to open soon in the Yacht Club on College mobile vendor court.
The new place is called 2 Fish 5 Loaves, and will set up shop in the trailer formerly home to Loofie’s Gelato.
According to their website, the trailer will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The restaurant owners said 2 Fish 5 Loaves could be open for business as early as April 1.
Dickson Street food truck court
Speaking of food trucks, the patio area adjacent to the bar formerly home to The Phoenix will soon be home to a new Dickson Street food truck court.
Property owner Zac Wooden, who also owns 21st Amendment, Roger’s Rec and Los Bobos Taqueria, said he plans to convert the space into a stop for a handful of local food trucks, complete with picnic tables for outdoor dining along the street.
Work to clear the patio area began earlier this week.
Olde Tyme Donuts
It looks like another donut shop is coming to west Fayetteville
Plans were submitted to the city for an Olde Tyme Donuts in at 4310 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., one mile west of Walmart and Lowe’s.
The shop would join Shipley’s Donuts, and a planned Dunkin’ Donuts as one of three places to grab a dozen glazed and a couple of long johns (or whatever) on King Boulevard.