Benton/Bryant

Blue House Bakery and Cafe Offers Family-Inspired Food in Bryant

If you’ve taken a recent trip through Bryant, it’s obvious that the city is growing. Highway 5 is undergoing a major expansion, and orange traffic cones dot the landscape all the way into Benton. Amidst the chaos, in a small strip next to New Life Church, you will find Blue House Bakery & Cafe. Sisters …

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First Look: Agave Grill Brings a Unique Local Flavor to Benton

Benton has been on a bit of a roll lately with bringing in a horde of mass-chain restaurants, which is unfortunately because there are some great local gems that dot the town. The new tex-mex spot, Agave Grill, seems poised to buck the recent trend by bringing a high-quality eatery that brings the focus back …

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First Taste: BASH Brings Better Burgers to Benton

Honestly, I’m a little surprised it’s taken us this long to get a dedicated burger truck in central Arkansas. While food trucks are traditionally hotbeds for culinary creativity and ingenuity, there’s something to be said for sticking to the classics, and no one is going to argue with a hot, greasy, slightly sloppy burger. And …

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Café 7181: The New Coffee Cart Taking On Central Arkansas

Ever find yourself craving sustainable, high-end coffee that you’d only find in the likes of an Italian café? Look no further than Central Arkansas’ newest addition to the local coffee scene – Café 7181. The teardrop trailer cart is here to fill that caffeine craving, once and for all. Working as a corporate man for …

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Italian Villa Opens in Benton at Former Ed & Kay's Location

  Another restaurant has opened its doors in Saline County…and it’s beginning to look promising for the local food scene in this part of the state. Recently, Italian Villa began serving diners in Benton at the former home of Ed & Kay’s, the classic Saline Co. diner that shuttered in the spring of 2014. Italian …

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First Look: Arkansas Fresh Cafe Opens in Bryant

Expectations have been understandably high for Ashton Woodward’s newest venture, Arkansas Fresh Cafe. Woodward has already established himself as one of the city’s foremost bakers while operating Arkansas Fresh Bakery…a business that has managed to place its high-quality products in dozens of the best restaurants and shops all across central Arkansas. Additionally, while they’ve only …

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The 5 Most Craveable Food Truck Dishes in Little Rock

With the onset of winter, times can be tough for a business that relies on customers standing outdoors, braving the weather to consume their product. Food trucks have always had to face uncertain conditions while bringing their wares to the people, and rain, sleet, ice, and snow can be a real hinderance to business. Some …

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