August Best Bites


Onyx Coffee Lab, Springdale and Fayetteville

The caffeine wizards at Onyx know that handcrafting the perfect cup of coffee lies somewhere between science and art. Stop by the Fayetteville cafe for weekly tastings, or join one of its many classes to learn there’s more to your cup of joe than you ever thought possible. (Locations in Springdale and Fayetteville;


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Banana Leaf, Little Rock

Light yet filling, spicy yet sweet—this delightful vegetarian dish of battered and fried cauliflower smothered with a tangy chili sauce was a pleasant surprise when we stumbled upon the Banana Leaf Indian food truck in MacArthur Park. (Mobile;


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The Farmer’s Table, Fayetteville

This farm-to-table breakfast/lunch spot hits the mark with these buttery pancakes scratch-made with locally milled organic grains and topped with fruit and cinnamon-spiced syrup. (1079 S. School Ave.; (479) 966-4125)


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Red Door, Little Rock

With off-the-wall creations like a cheeseburger topped with mac and cheese, bacon and a slather of barbecue sauce, there is no doubt this Little Rock eatery knows its burgers. (3701 Old Cantrell Road; (501) 666-8482)

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Café Brunelle, Little Rock

The subtle glory of this almond croissant is matched only by the elegant, orange-and-cream decor of this lovely new addition to the Promenade at Chenal.  (17819 Chenal Parkway; (501) 448-2687)

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