For the past few weeks it has been holiday fever around here, and now, Northwest Arkansas has been overtaken with the Hog-Pocks.
The main symptom of this ailment is the inability to concentrate on work (or anything else, really) due to extreme excitement over the Razorback’s Sugar Bowl appearance in New Orleans. Spontaneous and uncontrollable fits of “Hog Calling” are also common for those afflicted.
The only cure for Hog-Pocks is a Razorback victory over Ohio State tomorrow night. A loss (yeah right) will only make things worse (not gonna happen).
After that, things should be back to normal for a while.
Here’s what’s new for this week. Gawgs.
Arts & Entertainment
George’s has Lafuso, Sauce Pocket, Ben Miller Band, and Mountain of Venus this week. Here’s the schedule.
Greenhouse Grille presents Winter Root, a preview of the Fayetteville Roots Festival with 3 Penny Acre, Steel Wheels and Hobknobbers on Thursday.
JJ’s Grill-N-Chill has free live music with Russ Hutchison, Ego Trip, and Wes & Karl this week.
Ozark Natural Foods is hosting an artist reception for Katie Fritz on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. Also, there’s a kid’s club hot chocolate social on Saturday.
Smoke & Barrel has DJ Bizar, Deadman Flats, and The Twilight Sloan this week. Schedule.
Walton Arts Center has Nobodies of Comedy Friday night, featuring four up-and-coming comedians.
Gear up for the Sugar Bowl at Buster Belly’s on Tuesday with any beer, well drink, margarita or summer brew for $2 until 7 p.m.
Wednesday is Wine Down Wednesday at Emelia’s, with select glasses of featured wines for just $5.
Liberate any Mexican beer on Thursday nights at Flying Burrito Co. for $2.
Grub’s has $2 mimosas, bloody mary’s and screwdrivers all day long every Sunday.
Make less trips to the bar with 32-oz beers for $3 from Kingfish.
Mickey Finn’s is having a Sugar Bowl watch party Thursday. Brad’s cooking up some BBQ, and there will be $4-you-call-its and other drink specials all night.
Food & Dining
The Clarion Inn would like to welcome new Executive Chef Jon Shulke to their staff.
Ella’s Indian Buffet is just $10 for UA Students, every Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
El Sancho has 99¢ tacos and buy-one-get-one for a penny margaritas Tuesday night for their Sugar Bowl watch party.
Get an Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger every Saturday at Hugo’s for $7.25.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Little Bread Co. staff is taking a well-deserved winter break from the holidays, but they’ll be back on January 8.
The holidays are over, but Wing Wednesday is still happening at Lucky Luke’s. 40¢ wings, $1 drafts.
Ed’s Penguin Cafe is offering a full breakfast every Wed-Sun from 6:30 a.m. until noon.
Powerhouse is hosting a Sugar Bowl watch party on Tuesday with the game on their giant screen, and 1/2 price bottles of wine.
Thursday night is all-you-can-eat rib night at Sassy’s Red House.
Tuesday is student night at Slim Chickens. Buy a large drink, and get your meal for 1/2 price with a student ID (K-College).
Health & Body
Start your new year off right with an eye exam from Austin Vision Care, inside Sam’s Club in Fayetteville. Walk-ins are welcome.
Did your New Year’s resolution involve joining a gym? There’s no enrollment fee, and no contract at Clubhaus Fitness.
From Micro-Dermabrasion to chemical peels, to BOTOX, The Eye Center has all kinds of cosmetic services available to help you look your best.
Shine Salon is now taking new clients. Book your appointment with new stylist Emily Bordes.
Home & Garden
There are two units available at Molly Court Apartments, next to Wilson Park in Fayetteville. Do you need 2 bedrooms, or 3?
1-bedroom apartments are just $400/mo with water paid at Templeton Place Apartments.
Lots of new furniture is in at Eco Chic this week and all clothing (excluding green and pink tags) is 50% off. Almost everything else is 20% off!
Follow along with the top fashion trends for 2011 at Masons’ new blog.
Riffraff has a ton of new clothes in for the new year. Two words: Unicorn shirt.
Everything is on sale at Something Urban this week. Whoa.
The UA Computer Store re-opens this week, with academic pricing on Apple Macbook Pros.
Have you been to Ultra Studios lately? Lots of items are up to 50% off this week.
Do you have a photo you’d like printed on canvas? Zortees can do that.
Need a place to party? The UARK Bowl has over 5,600 sq. ft. of party space.
Adventure Subaru has a 2009 Subaru Legacy on sale for $14,989 this week. More specials are on their website.
Reason #10 to join the Fayetteville Chamber: Members have access to email blasts. Reach 1,200 member businesses for just $75.