Dining & Drink

Urban Farm Builds Community Food Web Model

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By Terrah Baker It was about a year ago that Tri Cycle Farms held its First Annual Pesto Fest. Local pesto aficionados came together with their best recipes and joined the community in music, pesto tasting, donating and a silent auction. The community, urban farm teaching people how to “grow community through soil” looked ready…

Local Food Becomes First From State Recognized in U.S. Competition

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Help The Greenhouse Grille Compete In The Top Five By Voting Today Staff Report Greenhouse Grille in Fayetteville is competing in the U.S. Foods “Next Top Product” contest. From thousands of product entries nationwide, Greenhouse Grille’s Black Bean Burger Slider has made it to the final 55 products, becoming the first restaurant from Arkansas to…

Lightbulb Club Offers Chill Environment, Local Music

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  By Roger Barrett If you’re looking for a nighttime hang-out spot to get a drink, meet a friend, see live music, then seek out The Lightbulb Club. The Lightbulb Club has been a Fayetteville home for Arkansas’ experimental, punk, indie and underground bands and artists for decades and counting. It’s the venue you’re most…

EPA Program Tackles Mess Of Food Waste

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Participate In The Two-Week Program To Win Book, Green Clean Kit By Terrah Baker The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 40 percent of the food produced in America goes to waste. From the fields to the factory, and then the home, food waste is a nationwide problem that they’re now trying to combat with a…

Healthy Vending Spreading In NWA

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Healthy Vending

Staff Report Fresh Healthy Vending has launched in Northwest Arkansas through franchise owners Dennis and Carla Laing. The Laings currently have 20 Fresh Healthy Vending machines installed throughout the area, and wish to expand by installing additional machines, which offer the option of healthy, natural snacks and beverages such as smoothies, soymilk, fruit, vegetables, yogurt,…

Slow Food? Chances Are You’re Already A Fan!

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Slow Food

By Quinn Montana ’Tis the season for … food! The winter holidays of every sort are upon us. Did you eat a traditional family meal at Thanksgiving with grandma’s family-legacy stuffing or Auntie Mame’s made-from-scratch chocolate cream pie? Would it just not be the holidays without Uncle Joe’s famous gumbo? If you’re like most Americans,…

The Finest & Funkiest Of NWA

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Time to Vote! Tell us about your favorites in The Free Weekly’s annual “Finest & Funkiest” poll. A bit of a disclaimer: Here in Fayetteville, funky is good. In fact we want to “Keep Fayetteville Funky,” so when you see the Funkiest category, we’re talking about what best captures the spirit of Fayetteville or what…

Bar Review: Fresco Cafe

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Fresco Cafe 112 West Center Street #100  Fayetteville, AR 72701 479 455 555 Atmosphere: Casual yet classy The interior of the Fresco Café gives the impression of a well loved (and well decorated) home. The couches, the drapes and the tablecloths are colorful and warm, much like the staff and the owners. The restaurant, which is…