It’s a new year, and that means it’s time for an update on local restaurant happenings.
Here’s what we know about some places that have opened, closed, or plan to open soon in Fayetteville.
A new donut truck recently opened in the food truck court behind Fayetteville’s Funky Yardsale.
Baker’s Wakery specializes in baked (not fried) donuts, and according to their Facebook page, often utilize fruits and vegetables in their recipes for “a more nutritionally dense breakfast.”
The owners celebrated their grand opening last weekend, and will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., and from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, for now.
A bakery opened in the shopping center next to Phat Tire Bike Shop just off of Mud Creek Trail not too long ago.
Rockin’ Baker is located at 3761 N. Mall Ave. The restaurant is a “European-style” bakery, and according to its website, also operates the Rockin’ Baker Academy with a mission to “enable self-sufficiency through job skills training.”
The bakery is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here’s a link to their menu.
Restaurant chain Tilted Kilt closed their Fayetteville location recently.
The closure was announced via a sign posted on the door.
“Tilted Kilt is currently closed and preparing for renovations for a new concept. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patronage,” the sign stated.
There has been activity at the location since then, though we haven’t been able to track down info on what’s next for the building at 3619 N. Mall Ave. There’s even a “coming soon” banner now hanging on the patio.
Anyone heard anything?
Ozzie’s Pizza / Meez & Kini
Ozzy’s Pizza, the quick-serve pizza restaurant created by Shake’s Frozen Custard CEO Corey Osborne, recently closed.
The restaurant, located at 2117 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in the same building as Starbucks, was open for less than a year.
A new place called Meez & Kini is in the works for the space, though we don’t know much about that one yet. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for more info.
Springfield, Missouri-based chain Hurts Donut is planning to open a Fayetteville location.
The restaurant is best known for its oversized donuts with off-the-wall toppings, and has expanded rapidly after opening its original location just three years ago.
Hurts will be located at 1641 W. 15th St., in the University Village Centre across from Baum Stadium.
Green Goat owner Erin Walsh has opened another food truck in town.
This one’s in south Fayetteville at 583 Wood St., in what she hopes will become a new food truck court called “The Goat Pen” to serve the neighborhood.
The restaurant serves breakfast items like chicken biscuits, bacon egg and cheese biscuits, biscuits and gravy, empanadas, and more, along with a lunch menu of sandwiches, soups, and other “down home” items.
The Chuck Wagon is open Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Pizza chain Marco’s Pizza is now open at 3399 Black Forest Dr. in Fayetteville.
According to a press release issued by the company last month, Marco’s is “the nation’s fastest-growing pizza franchise and the only chain founded by a native Italian.” There are currently 700 locations, and the owners plan to have 1,000 by next year.
They serve pizza.
There’s a new hot dogs, sub sandwiches, tacos, and burritos restaurant open in west Fayetteville.
Hawg Dogs, it appears, opened at 955 N. Shiloh Dr. sometime in late 2016.
According to their Facebook page, the restaurant specializes in a variety of hot dogs with various toppings.
Their hours are listed as Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch, and 5-8 p.m. for dinner.
While we were checking out Baker’s Wakery, we realized we’ve never given an update on the relocation of Chunky Dunk, the dessert truck formerly located on Block Avenue.
The shop has re-opened in the food truck court behind Fayetteville’s Funky Yardsale, along with Baker’s Wakery and Natural State Sandwiches.
It’s open Friday from 5-10 p.m., Saturday from 1-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m., and on Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
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Sunday suppers at Greenhouse Grille are the only way to end the weekend. Half price wine and $4 local beers all night!
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