Is it just me, or did the spring season skip us here in Northwest Arkansas?
I definitely remember winter (two-feet of snow), and after that there was a lot of rain (a whole lot of rain), but it seems like there should have been a longer period of mild, sunny weather with temperatures in the mid 70’s before the summer heat arrived. Am I crazy?
Regardless, summer’s here now so we might as well make the most of it. I hope you have a pool, or a boat, or a sprinkler to run through or something.
Here’s what’s new for this week.
Arts & Events
Sign up for the Ella’s “Inn at Carnall Hall Series of Wine Debut,” coming up June 30 at 5 p.m. Here’s some more info.
Emelia’s Kitchen has a wine tasting on Wednesday, June 15 with four summery white wines. Set a reminder.
The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Local Foods Dinner at Ozarks Electric June 21. Here’s the menu.
George’s has SXREX, Ben Miller Band, Dirtfoot, Groovement, Ekobase, and lots more this week. Schedule.
Greenhouse Grille celebrates its 5th anniversary this week, and has a week-long celebration of music, food, and drink specials. Details.
JJ’s Grill has live music with Darren Ray, Tiim Meitzen, Mike & Grady, Jim Mills, and Nu UnYun this week.
Ozark Natural Foods is hosting a cooking demonstration featuring local products with deli manager Rachel. It starts at noon on Thursday.
Boom Kinetic will be at the Powerhouse Seafood Party on the Patio this week. They’ll also be there on Saturday for the Youth Bridge Breakfast Boogie.
Riffraff is hosting a special shopping event this Thursday, June 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. 15% of the proceeds will benefit Pagnozzi Youth Scholarship Fund.
Smoke & Barrel has Wii Bowling, Matt & Gus Smith, The Atomic Duo, and Graham Wilkinson this week. Here’s the schedule.
The UARK Ballroom has Songs in the ‘Ville on Thursday, and Fayetteville Jazz Collective’s 2nd anniversary party on Friday. Details.
Walton Arts Center will hold a one-day, 50% off sale for tickets to their broadway series on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Buster Belly’s has $2 domestic bottles, and $2.50 well drinks every Thursday night.
Sometimes, brain-freeze is a good thing. Flying Burrito Co. has $2 frozen margaritas and draft beers every Tuesday night.
Wanna ensure a crazy night on Dickson Street? Start off with $5 American Honey shots at Kingfish.
Mickey Finn’s has all-you-can-drink domestic drafts and wells for $10 Monday through Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. More specials.
Food & Dining
Do you like snow crab, dungeness crab, or king crab legs? Check out the Clarion Inn Crabby Pots, served Friday night from 5-9 p.m.
The Hjem Restaurant specials this week include a crostini topped with Maine lobster claw meat salad, Alaskan pan fried cod, and Hjem margaritas. Also, they have Walter Savage Jazz Friday night.
Get a Burger of the Damned at Hugo’s every Thursday for $7.25.
Little Bread Co. supports the Fayetteville Public Library’s summer reading program with free cream puffs for kids who meet their reading goals. Makes you wish you were a kid again, huh?
What’s better than wings and beer on a hot summer day? If you said “nothing,” then you’ll love Wing Wednesday at Lucky Luke’s.
Family packs from Penguin Ed’s make for an amazing summer picnic. Pick one up for Father’s Day this weekend.
Wednesday is $5 burger day at Sassy’s Red House. It’s also $3 long island iced tea or Boulevard draft day. Celebrate.
It’s summertime, but Tuesday is still student night at Slim Chickens. Get 25% off your meal from 4 p.m. to close with a student ID.
More Sales & Specials
The UA Computer Store is running a special on computer repairs this week. Give them a call for details.
Buy one pair of glasses, and get the second for 1/2 price this month at The Eye Center.
Did you know that AMA now offers property management services? If you’re tired of the hassles of being a landlord, call Sheree. She can help.
Still living in your parent’s basement? Templeton Place Apartments from BR Management are only $400/mo.
Furniture shopping? Stop at Eco Chic Resale before you buy something new. Find something unique for a fraction of the cost.
TOMS unveiled their new line of sunglasses last week, now available at Masons. Check out the photos on their brand new Facebook page.
Have you seen all of the new arrivals at Something Urban? Check out the photo gallery featuring over 150 items on Facebook.
The new 2012 Subaru Imprezza is coming this fall to Adventure Subaru. Check it out on their website.
Austin Vision Care takes all kinds of insurance, including Avesis, Always Vision, Optum Health, and Superior Vision.
Did you know that you can rent a bike from Clubhaus Fitness whether you’re a member or not. Hit the trails.
Want straight hair? Ask about the new smoothing treatment from Shine Salon.
Zortees latest t-shirt design, based on a lettermen sweater from the 1920’s, is selling like hotcakes. Have you picked one up yet?
Sometimes you get sick on a Sunday. Luckily, Ozark Urgent Care has a Lowell location that’s open 7 days a week.