Rumbles: Cardamom & Curry Closes, Hammontree’s Opens in Rogers

After operating for less than five months, the owners of Cardamom & Curry say they have closed their doors.

An announcement on the restaurant’s Facebook page says:

The Management and Staff of Cardamom & Curry would like to thank our community and guests for your support. Upon reflection, we have decided to focus all of our energy on our existing restaurants, thus we are closing Cardamom & Curry effective immediately. We appreciate the understanding and continued support of Greenhouse Grille and Wood Stone Craft Pizza.

Cardamom & Curry was an Indian-style restaurant owned by Jerrmy Gawthrop and Clayton Suttle, who also own Greenhouse Grille and Wood Stone, both of which are located in south Fayetteville. It was billed as an “Ozark interpretation” of Indian cuisine, and we enjoyed it when we visited back when they opened in June.

Fayetteville had long been without an Indian restaurant, and since Cardamom & Curry opened we have also welcomed Khana Indian Grill, which opened last month on North College.

No word yet on future tenants for the spot in Evelyn Hills, which housed Hawaiian Brian’s before Cardamom & Curry opened. (Hawaiian Brian’s moved to a spot just off the Square in downtown Fayetteville earlier this year.)

In better restaurant news, Hammontree’s Grilled Cheese has opened its new location in Rogers. A post on Facebook quietly announced the opening. The new shop is located at 113 W. Walnut and features the same menu as the Fayetteville location, but an expanded bar selection including about 50 beers and signature cocktails.

Also this week Onyx Coffee Lab opened its newest location, at 100 N. Second St. in Bentonville. The shop is the local chain’s third, following Springdale and Fayetteville locations. We got a sneak peek at the plans back in June and everyone we know in Benton County is excited about the expansion.

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend that doesn’t involve football, Hello Cocoa is hosting a holiday party with Mama Carmen’s from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at its location on MLK in Fayetteville. The company is launching three new chocolate bars for the season:

  • 70% Dominican Republic, featuring a new bean source and described as having “an amazing dark fruit flavor profile.”
  • Winter Wonderland, a 74% chocolate filled with dried cranberries, orange zest, cacao nibs.
  • Mocha, a blend of dark milk chocolate and  Mama Carmen’s Black Apple Espresso.

Mama Carmen’s will also be on hand with a pop-up coffee booth, and its the last chance for fans to pick up fall Harvest bars.

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Rumbles: Cardamom & Curry Closes, Hammontree’s Opens in Rogers