Restaurant news: Slice Pizzeria, Celi’s, Mango’s and more

It’s a new year, and with it comes a flurry of activity in the Fayetteville restaurant world.

Here’s what we know about a few new places, including a couple that have recently made changes or closed.

Deluxe Burger

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Theo’s and East Side Grille owner Scott Bowman recently opened his new burger restaurant, Deluxe Burger, at 550 W. Dickson Street.

The restaurant focuses on hamburgers, hand-cut fries, milkshakes, and specialty cocktails. According to a recent article in the NWA Business Journal, Bowman plans to rapidly expand the restaurant concept with a Pinnacle Hills location in Rogers and three other regional stores already in the works.

Slice Pizzeria and Salad Co.

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Speaking of Scott Bowman (above), it looks like the serial restauranteur is also working on yet another concept.

Bowman’s name is listed on a liquor permit for a restaurant called Slice Pizzeria and Salad Co., at 1641 W. 15th Street, in the space formerly home to Salty Dog (and before that, Pig & Whistle BBQ).

Celi’s / Oseguera’s

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A reader tipped us off that Celi’s/ Oseguera’s closed its doors on Center Street last week, news that was later confirmed in a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

According to a source, restaurant owner Tony Oseguera plans to open a new business called Mango’s (see below) on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Mango’s Gourmet Taco Shop

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Banners for a restaurant called Mango’s Gourmet Taco Shop have appeared in front of the building at 2050 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in the space formerly home to Larry’s Pizza.

As mentioned above, the restaurant is a project by former Celi’s/Oseguera’s owner Tony Oseguera.

6494 Bistro

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The restaurant in the Chancellor Hotel has changed ownership, and has a new name and menu.

The restaurant, formerly Union Kitchen + Drinks (another of Scott Bowman’s concepts, actually), is now called 6494 Bistro.

We’re not sure exactly where the name comes from, but it could be a nod to national championships for the Razorback football team in 1964, and for the basketball team in 1994. That at least makes it a little easier to remember.

The restaurant focuses on southern comfort food.

Best Frickin’ Chicken

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It looks like another local food truck could soon be graduating into a brick-and-mortar location.

Best Frickin’ Chicken, a food truck located on College Avenue, has launched a fundraising campaign with hopes to move into the former Feltner Brothers restaurant at 509 W. Spring Street in time for the Super Bowl next month.

Ironically, the Feltner Brothers owners have said they plan to reopen their restaurant as a food truck sometime this year.