Earlier this month we told you about MJ Pizzeria, the new wood-fired-oven pizza place being opened by Chef Miles James and Tyler Austin from Macadoodles, in a portion of the Macadoddles building off Elm Springs Road in Springdale. At the time, James hoped for a soft opening to happen sometime in late May with the official opening happening in June, but a recent Facebook post mentions that timeline has been pushed back. The post says the soft opening has been delayed about a month to get all the details right, and the pictures they have been posting show a lot of care going into all aspects of the space.
The Steam is a new coffee shop set to open soon in downtown Springdale (at 107 S. Emma St., to be precise) and they’ve posted a hiring page on their website. Word is they’re accepting applications for manager, assistant manager, a bartender and cooks and wait staff for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Owner Melanie Vergura told me they’re hoping to open in early June.
Thinking about attending Picnic on the Farm? This fundraising event for Apple Seeds takes place next Saturday, June 6, at the Apple Seeds Teaching Farm next to Ozark Natural Foods in Fayetteville and will include local music, games and tours of the farm. People can also reserve gourmet picnic baskets that will be stocked with locally sourced goodies, but word is they’re almost sold out, so get your reservations in soon.
Things have been going well for Chunky Dunk, the new cookies and milk truck that debuted in downtown Fayetteville a couple of weeks ago. Word is they’re teaming up with Little Rock favorite Loblolly Creamery to offer local ice cream cookie sandwiches beginning in a couple of weeks. Owner Sara Slimp says she’s “excited and humbled” to be joining forces with them.
New food truck for Bentonville open for business. A Spoonful food truck is the creation of The Wooden Spoon restaurant in Gentry. It’s located across the street from Pedaler’s Pub at 405 SW A Street in Downtown Bentonville. Open: Tues – Friday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm