Get hungry, Fayetteville. It’s time for another installment of restaurant news.
Here’s what we know about some places that have opened, closed, or that plan to soon open in Fayetteville.
Foghorn’s, a local sports bar and restaurant chain with four locations in NWA (and a fifth set to open in Siloam Springs soon) recently opened their first “Express” location inside Core Public House at 2558 E. Mission Blvd in Fayetteville.
The “express” restaurant focuses on a smaller menu than other Foghorn’s locations, while still offering some of the best-selling items – their wings, boneless wings, cheeseburgers, pulled pork, and other options. To start, the wings will be offered with 10 of Foghorn’s signatures sauces and eight of their dry rubs.
Foghorn’s Express will follow the same hours as the brew pub for now, from 3-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 3-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 12-11 p.m. on Saturday, and 12-9 p.m. on Sundays.
The restaurant officially opened earlier this week on New Year’s Day. Here’s our full story about the new place.
In case you missed it, Greenhouse Grille closed down over the holidays after 12 years in Fayetteville.
Local coffee icons and restauranteurs, the Arsaga family, have purchased Greenhouse Grille from owners Jerrmy Gawthrop and Clayton Suttle, and plan to open a new concept in the building at 481 S. School Avenue.
The closure was announced just before the holidays in a letter posted to Greenhouse Grille social media pages.
Dear Family and Friends,
After our twelve years of service, we are selling the Greenhouse Grille. We are excited that a wonderful local family will be taking over the location and look forward to watching their creative vision grow in the place we have called home.
Thank you for supporting us from the very beginning and allowing us to be a part of the fabric of Fayetteville. The relationships we have developed with our customers, employees, local farmers and artists have impacted us in a profound and positive way. Above all, we are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of your lives and memories.
Our last day of service will be this Saturday, December 23. We again thank you for the love and support.
Greenhouse Grille Family
The name for the Arsaga family’s new concept has not been determined yet, but the new restaurant, like Greenhouse Grille, will focus on locally-sourced ingredients. Cary Arsaga told us that he is working with Arsaga’s at the Depot chef Patrick Lane on a menu for the new place, which he said will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Arsaga said he plans to begin an extensive interior and exterior remodel of the building for the new concept immediately, and hopes to be finished and ready to open in the next three to six months.
Eureka Pizza is working on a new location in East Fayetteville.
The local pizza chain has purchased property on Mission Boulevard, and plans to build a new restaurant with drive through on the site, located near the intersection of Crossover Road.
Once complete, Eureka Pizza will re-locate their existing Mission Boulevard location into the new facility.
Owner Rolf Wilkin said if all goes well, he hopes to be up and running in the new location sometime in the fall.
Old School Billiards
We kind of blew it on this one.
Way back in May, Hutch’s in Colt Square became Old School Billiards, and we missed it somehow. Better late than never, right?
Anyway, the new(ish) place is mainly a pool hall, but they do serve burgers and other bar foods. They also have regular billiards tournaments with cash payouts, according to their Facebook page. Anyone checked it out?
A new Mexican restaurant is coming to the building formerly home to El Camino Real in South Fayetteville.
The new restaurant, called Tres Hermanos, will serve standard Mexican fair, and will be similarly-priced to El Camino Real.
The new owners told us they hope to be up and running by next weekend (Jan. 12).
Ye Olde King Pizza
Ye Olde King Pizza recently closed their Fayetteville location, formerly at 3162 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
We’re not sure what happened, but we were told by a regular customer that the restaurant had changed hands not long before it closed down.
We’d always heard the restaurant was related in some way to the old King Pizza restaurant that was located on Dickson Street many years ago, though we aren’t exactly sure how. Feel free to enlighten us in the comments.
Fork and Crust
A new pie shop is opening in Fayetteville this winter.
Fork and Crust, a bakery with locations in Rogers and Bentonville, will be expanding to Fayetteville, in the building that has been home to Vintage Cargo (600 N Mission Blvd.)
The shop specializes in all types of pies available in a variety of sizes.
Owner Lori Rae told us if all goes well, she’ll open the new Fayetteville location sometime in February.
Wood Stone Craft Pizza
Wood Stone Craft Pizza is very close to opening their second location in Fayetteville at 3619 Mall Ave.
Co-owner Jerrmy Gawthrop said the restaurant could host a soft opening as early as next weekend, with hopes to be open to the public the weekend of Jan. 19.
For those who aren’t familiar, Wood Stone originally opened in south Fayetteville next to Greenhouse Grille back in August of 2014. The restaurant specializes in wood-fired pizzas, craft cocktails, and craft beers.
Ruby Tuesday / Serrano’s
There has been some activity at the former Ruby Tuesday building on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard recently, and we think we have a good idea of what’s going in next.
A construction dumpster appeared outside recently, and the real estate sign outside recently added a “leased” sign to the side of the frame.
Property records indicate the building was purchased back in October by SCE Properties, LLC. That entity is registered by William Rodney Coats, with Brian Smith listed as a managing member. Coats and Smith are business partners, and own several Popeye’s restaurants around the region. They announced a couple years ago plans to open six Captain D’s restaurants in NWA.
All that said, we’re guessing that Captain D’s will be opening on MLK in Fayetteville soon. We’ll keep you posted.
Update: Despite all the evidence above, we’re told that a Conway-based Mexican restaurant called Serrano’s will be opening at this location.
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