Although I love to cook at home, I live for getting to eat out at one of my local favorites on the weekend.
I like to think of it as a way of getting culinary inspiration and supporting the locals.
Here is a list of my top 10 restaurants in the Northwest Arkansas area (in random order). By no means is every restaurant that I like on this list (because that would be crazy long), but these are the ones that I keep going back to.
And I know that there are probably other great places in the area, so you'll have to comment with your favorites so I can try those, too!
Enjoy eating local!
Hammontree's- How could a grilled cheese restaurant not be amazing, right?! And it is!
Faves- Brie's Company and Sweet Potato Fries
Greenhouse Grille- Fantastic organic and locally-sourced, seasonal food
Faves- Huevos Rancheros at brunch and the Goat Cheese Burger
Bordino's- Wonderful Italian-themed restaurant for special occasion meals that are rich and delicious (extra points for being where I got engaged)
Faves- Risotto, Chevre Gnocchi and Creme Brulee
Kosmos- Best Greek in the area and a great take-out meal
Faves- Half Greek Salad (under $4 and comes with pita bread) and the Falafel
Celi's- Mexican comfort food that makes you feel right at home
Faves- Chicken Tostadas, Vegetable Enchiladas and Margaritas
Damgoode Pies- Great pizza with many creative topping options and a perfectly puffed crust
Faves- Anything on a crust will be tasty
28 Springs- A laid back restaurant with a menu of classics gone seasonally creative
Faves- Pork Tenderloin, fantastic wine choices, Bourbon Pecan Pie and pre fixe menus for holidays and special occasions
Crepes Paulette- One of my favorite food trucks in the area that offers a taste of delicious France
Faves- Le KUAF
Pressroom- So much more than a coffee shop with a different homemade soup daily and an array of fantastic sandwiches, salads and small plates at night
Faves- Hummus Sandwich, Breakfast Granola, Avocado Chevre Crostini
Heirloom Food and Gifts- A lunch spot that highlights seasonal ingredients for their menu that changes daily
Faves- Creative Indian food and fresh chocolate chip cookies sprinkled with sea salt