We told you a few months ago about Black Apple Crossing Cidery, a new business making hard cider in downtown Springdale. They’re opening their doors this Saturday, July 25, starting at 11 a.m. The building is at 321 E. Emma Ave., but the entrance is around the back on Meadow. Regular hours of operation will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. on Sundays and 5-9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.
In other foodie events this weekend, Downtown Bentonville is hosting Grilling for a Cure on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the farmers’ market. The event, which is a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will feature barbecue pit master Moe Cason, who will be handing out grilling tips and offering pulled pork sandwiches for purchase.
We also recently shared the news that Fayetteville was getting a macaron shop. Alchemy Macarons, in the location off the square that previously housed Bliss Cupcakes, opened for business on July 11, and, according to its Facebook page, they’ve sold out completely a couple of days already. Hours are still a bit in flux, but for now they are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Need another place to get a doughnut fix in Springdale? Olde Tyme Donuts just opened a new location at 1355 E. Henri de Tonti Blvd., which technically is still in Springdale though I think I’d call it Tontitown. In any case, this is their second location in Springdale, along with 2403 S. Thompson.
Natural State Sandwiches recently got a new food truck, which is now open in a space they’ve dubbed the Biketrail Marketplace, at 693 W. North Street in Fayetteville. The spot is between the railroad tracks and the bike trail near Columbus House Brewery and Fayetteville’s Funky Yard Sale. They’ll be open for lunch (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and for dinner (4-8 p.m.) on Thursdays and Fridays. The business had been located in a stationary trailer at the Yacht Club and recently purchased a mobile food truck, which will allow them to do more events and catering.
A couple of visits to the Fayetteville Public Library ago, we noticed a super cute addition to the offerings at Arsaga’s. The kids menu includes book-character themed beverages like the Fancy Nancy (strawberry cream soda), Pooh’s Honey Pot (steamed honey milk), Charlotte’s Web (hot chocolate with a chocolate web on top) and Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat (a smoothie split between a large and small cup). The menu also includes The Giving Tree, a sliced apple served with peanut butter or a cheese stick. Such a cute idea for the inevitable library snack time (though we still pick a cookie and lemonade most of the time).