Restaurant News: Dirty Apron Bakehouse, Southern Food Co., and more

We mean this in the best possible way, but you guys look a little bit hungry. Hungry for some restaurant news.

Here’s what we know about a handful of places that are opening, closing, or coming soon to Fayetteville.

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Meez & Kini

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A new Mediterranean street food restaurant is now open in Fayetteville.

Meez & Kini officially opened about a month ago at 2117 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The restaurant was created by the folks behind Emelia’s Kitchen, and features gyros, kabobs, salads, and other dishes with a Mediterranean flair.

The restaurant is open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Smoothie King

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Smoothie King is opening a location in north Fayetteville soon.

The chain specializing in healthy blended smoothies, snacks, and other items will soon open in the same strip center with Bliss Cupcakes and Slim Chickens just off Joyce Boulevard.

No timeline for opening has been announced.

Southern Food Company

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A new southern restaurant “with a Cajun flair” is set to open on Wedington Drive soon.

Construction is underway for a restaurant called Southern Food Company at 3575 W Wedington Dr, directly across from Slim Chickens.

According to their Facebook page, the restaurant will serve “home-cooked” items, brunch, and coffee from Onyx Coffee labs.

No opening date has been announced, but the restaurant did put out a call to hire cooks, servers, baristas, and cashiers this week.

Dirty Apron Bake House

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There’s a new bakery in downtown Fayetteville.

Dirty Apron Bakehouse is set to celebrate their grand opening on Friday, April 7 in the back of the building currently home to Fayettechill Basecamp, Nightbird Books, and Puritan Brew Co at 245 North Church Ave.

According to their website, the bakery primarily sells sourdough breads by the loaf, and a rotating lineup of pastries, and toasts.

T Boys BBQ

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T Boys BBQ is a new mobile restaurant on Crossover Road.

The restaurant serves ribs, pulled pork, bbq nachos, tacos, and other items. It’s operated by the folks behind Elite Catering.

They’ve got a nice little spot along Crossover with some picnic tables and some shaded bistro-style tables. Here’s a photo of their menu.

Sit & Spin

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The new laundromat/restaurant created by the folks behind the transformation of Maxine’s Tap Room and the founders of Little Bread Company is close to being ready to open on Leverett Ave.

Locals Hannah Withers and Ben Gitchel, along with friend A.B. Merritt, are partnering to create a new neighborhood restaurant and bar that doubles as an eco-friendly laundromat at 737 N. Leverett Ave., in the building that was once home to a Pizza Hut location.

The new place, called Sit & Spin, will offer a menu featuring traditional slider sandwiches, made-to-order miniature donuts with various toppings, salads, and other munchable foods and eat while you wait for your laundry to wash. They also plan to serve local beer, wine, and some house mimosas.

The laundry machines will accept credit cards, and will offer patrons environmentally-friendly soaps and fabric softeners for free. The laundromat side of the business will also be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Renovations are nearly complete, and the restaurant should be open in the next month or so.

Jimmy’s Egg

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There’s a new breakfast spot in UptownFayetteville.

Oklahoma City-based restaurant chain Jimmy’s Egg is officially open for business at 3931 N. Shiloh Dr., on the building formerly home to Kirkland’s in Nelson’s Crossing.

The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch, and most locations are open from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. The menu includes egg dishes, omelettes, waffles, pancakes, and other standard breakfast fare along with burgers, sandwiches, and lunch entrees.

The chain, which made Restaurant Business Online’s list of the fastest growing small chains in the country for 2016, currently operates about 50 locations in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas. The company recently announced plans to expand into Arkansas, New Mexico and Iowa.

Purr Catfe

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Just about a year after it opened on Township last year, Fayetteville’s only “catfe” is moving and expanding this year.

The business, called Purr Catfe & Louge, partners with local animal shelters to house a handful of their furry little buddies in an effort to showcase them to the public and ultimately, help get them adopted. To date, Purr Catfe has helped more than 100 local shelter cats get adopted.

A little “purr therapy” session costs $8, but you can also get yours with all the coffee you can drink for $2.

They closed their original location recently, and plan to open at at 1641 W 15th St, Suite 15 on April 19.

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