Weekly roundup: The Fayetteville flag, a cheese dip festival, and a few new businesses

A recap of happenings in Fayetteville and on the Flyer from April 11-17, 2011.

News & Views

The April 2011 funding requests are in and include 13 new applicants seeking a total of $165,925. A few of those events will either be completed or in progress by the time any funds are awarded, though. The A&P Commission decided to wait an extra month before distributing funds, due to a shortage of leftover cash.

Cheese dip festival

One of those new events, the NWA Cheese Dip Classic, is set for Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Arkansas Music Pavilion.

Speaking of A&P, here’s our roundup of highlights from this month’s regular meeting of the Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission.

A new retro furniture shop, Vintage Foundations, opened on March 1 at 121 W. South Street in Fayetteville, just across from Ultra Studios.

Fayetteville residents already know that their public library is great. The rest of the country is taking notice, too. USA Today named FPL in its list of 10 great places to take a library tour.

A new food cart, FayetteGrille, is now open in town. Locals Louis Vasquez and Jimmy Vellane serve up tacos, burritos, nachos and quesadillas three days a week on Dickson Street.

A Subway sandwich shop is set to open this summer at the Garland Center on the University of Arkansas campus. Subway will be the sixth business to move into the retail space since it opened in July, 2010.

Did you know that Fayetteville has an official flag? Well, it does and it was officially adopted by the City Council in 1976. The flag came from a design contest held by Boy Scout Troop 142 earlier that year.

Here is the list of public meetings for the upcoming week of Monday, April 18 through Friday, April 22, 2011.

Arts & Events

Not too surprising: David Sedaris packed the Walton Arts Center Tuesday night with a crowd of eager fans. The best-selling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day and Naked took the stage for over an hour.

2011 NAMA nominees

The 2011 Northwest Arkansas Music Awards are set for Thursday, April 28. The organization recently announced the nominees for this year’s set of awards.

Now that we know which bands will be playing at Wakarusa this year, it’s time to start narrowing down who we’ll actually get to see. Check out the 2011 stage schedule.

First Thursday Fayetteville is seeking artists to participate in a street side art walk program.

TheatreSquared’s Reasons to Be Pretty is underway and will run through May 1, 2011 at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios (505 W. Spring Street) in Fayetteville.

Little Big Town’s headlining performance at the 18th annual Washington Regional Foundation Gala has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 27 at the Walton Arts Center.

The University of Arkansas will host a free performance by poet/activist Andrea Gibson Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. inside RZs in the campus Student Union

Download new music from Messy Sparkles, Niall and The Kicker Knot.


Savory Breakfast Pudding

This week’s Flyer Recipe is Savory Breakfast Pudding. It comes together a lot like a sweet bread pudding, mixing the custard mixture with the stale bread and allowing it to soak and get all mooshy-gooshy; the mixture is far from appetizing going into the oven, but it goes through a wonderful metamorphosis during the baking process, puffing up golden brown, and becoming crispy on the outside and pillowy in the inside.

Here are the latest Sponsor Deals & More for the week of April 11-17.

Our giveaway for tickets to see Lucinda Williams and Billy Joe Shaver at the AMP is over. We’ll announce the winners as soon as they’ve replied.

Flyer News

Fayetteville Q&A

We’re playing around with a new feature on the Flyer this month called Fayetteville Q&A. The project is intended to provide a forum for some of the questions we receive, and open them up to the local community to see if we can help each other out every now and then.

We recently switched from a personal profile to a page over on Facebook. Not all of our friends have Liked our new page, though. If you’re one of ’em, give us a Like, if you’d like.


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