Several area public schools are back in session this week, and UA students will be back in class a week from today. What does that mean? It depends on who you ask.
It definitely means that traffic will run a little slower on Maple St. and Arkansas Ave. than it has over the past few months in Fayetteville.
If you ask me, it means that things will be a little more lively around here with an extra 21,000 or so residents in town soon. Welcome back, students.
It’s also restaurant week in Fayetteville, and there are tons of other things happening in town as the summer winds down. Here’s what’s new on Local540.
Arts & Entertainment
George’s has Tantric on Tuesday, a free show with Shulertown on Thursday, Lord T & Eloise on Saturday, and more this week.
Greenhouse Grille has Effron White, Luda, and Carter Sampson & Joe Mack this week. They also have unbelievably delicious local and organic food.
There’s plenty of live music this week at JJ’s, with Jeff Fox, Emily Knight, Pope County Bootleggers, TJ Scarlett and Maud Crawford.
Tyrannosaurus Chicken, Sample Platters, Where’s Lawrence, and Memphis Pencils are at Smoke & Barrel this week. There’s more, too.
Phunbags Comedy Improv, Songs in the ‘Ville and more are returning to UARK Bowl & Ballroom in September. Stay tuned.
Blue Man Group opens at the Walton Arts Center on Sept. 2. Better get your tickets.
Any beer, well drink, margarita, or summer brew is only $2 at Buster Belly’s during happy hour, every day from 4-7 p.m.
Dickson Theater has $2 wells on Saturday night until midnight.
Margarita Madness is now on Monday and Wednesday nights at El Sancho. That’s two nights a week to buy one San Jose margarita and get one for 1¢.
Emelia’s Kitchen has select wines for just $5 a glass all week during Restaurant Week.
Wednesday night is Fiesta Night at Grub’s. Get $2 mexican beers and $1 frozen margaritas from 4 p.m. to close.
Do you like $1 beers? Kingfish has a huge selection of $1 cans to choose from every day.
Cool off at Mickey Finn’s with $2 domestic drafts, bottles, and wells every day from 3-5 p.m.
Thursday night is you-call-it night at Zooloo’s. Get $4 wells, and $2.50 bottles. You call it!
Health & Body
Students can get $10 off a comprehensive eye exam this month at Austin Vision Care. Just bring in your student ID, class schedule, or wear your school colors.
Interested in group fitness? Check out the Body Pump, Body Combat, RPM, Pilates and Yoga group classes available at Clubhaus Fitness.
Stop by the optical department at The Eye Center, and check out over 1,200 fashionable and practical eyeglass frames from Vera Wang, Versace, Vogue, Armani and more.
Home & Garden
The condos at St. Joseph’s and The Monterey are for rent during home football weekends this year. Call Sheree at Alexander Merry-Ship & Alt for details.
BR Management has office space for rent that is already furnished, with no lease agreement. No hassle, and no commitment, and your first month is free.
Get a free endless cup of coffee at Common Grounds with your food purchase. Just mention Restaurant Week through Aug. 22 to get the deal.
During Restaurant Week, buy one lunch buffet at the Fayetteville Clarion, and get one for half price with this coupon.
Stop by Ella’s on Tuesday for lunch, and enjoy an Indian Buffet from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Kids eat for free at Flying Burrito Monday through Wednesday.
Have you tried the blueberry grilled cheese at Hammontree’s? It’s mascarpone, fresh blueberries and cream cheese grilled between two slices of pound cake and drizzled with honey. Whoa.
Mention Restaurant Week at Hog Haus this week, and get a free root beer with your entree purchase.
Get a Black & Bleu Burger every Tuesday at Hugo’s for $7.25.
Pulled pork, beef brisket, and hot links topped with cheese and BBQ sauce, served on a soft bun. It’s called the Rusty Shackleford, and it’s only available at Lucky Luke’s BBQ.
Penguin Ed’s has homemade frozen cookie dough available for purchase at their Mission Blvd location.
Thursday night is all-you-can-eat rib night at Sassy’s for just $15.95.
Buy 10 entrees and get one for free with a punch card from Slim Chickens.
Masons has tons of new merchandise for fall, and all the red you’ll ever need to wear to the first Razorback tailgate this year.
Riffraff has lots of Greek gifts in stock, and will be open early at 9 a.m. on Saturday to get ready for Bid Day.
Many items are still on sale at Ultra Studios this week, and lots of fall fashions are in. Stop by and see what’s new.
See all there is to love about Adventure Subaru, with great deals on the most fuel efficient, all-wheel drive cars in the world, all month during their A Lot To Love Event.
Reason #6 to join the Fayetteville Chamber: Members have access to Member-to-Member email blasts. Reach over 1,200 member businesses for just $75.
October is just around the corner, and Insty-Prints is offering custom Halloween treat bags starting at just 34¢ each.
Want to party at LIT? You’ve got a couple more weeks to book your private party there with no booking fee.
Zortees is now a one-stop shop for all things digital printing. T-shirts, banners, signs, stickers and more are printed in-house at their new location on Township.