" in underway in Fayetteville, Ark. This semi-annual event, hosted by the Fayetteville Visitors Bureau
, runs Feb. 17 - 27. The 10-day event was created to promote, celebrate and encourage people to dine at Fayetteville’s restaurants.
There are more than 300 restaurants
to serve over 68,000 residents
of Fayetteville. The Fayetteville Visitors Bureau hopes that residents of Fayetteville and surrounding areas will reacquaint themselves with favorite restaurants and discover new ones during the event.
Fayetteville has wide range of locally owned and operated restaurants and chain establishments that serve an eclectic mix of food from sandwiches to seafood, Mexican to Thai, BBQ, deep-dish style pizza, gyros, sushi, chicken, and much more.
The banner over historic Dickson Street in downtown Fayetteville is a reminder to all that “Restaurant Week” is going on. A number of restaurants on or near Dickson Street and across the city are participating in the event by providing specials during the week.
Wanting to do my part, I decided it was time to reacquaint myself with one of my favorite restaurants in Fayetteville. So, for an early dinner, I went to Jose's "a Fayetteville tradition" since 1980. As I often do, I made a meal out of appetizers and this time it was tamales, which Jose's reminds customers were "voted 'best tamales in N.W. Arkansas.'" And they were, as promised, "served steaming hot."
The server reminded me that as part of "Restaurant Week," customers are invited to enter their names and email addresses for a chance to to win one of 5 Barnes and Noble Nook Ebook Readers.
To end the day on an event sweeter note, I went to Village Inn on College Avenue to have a piece of my favorite pie: French Silk.
"Restaurant Week" in Fayetteville continues through Feb. 27, and each time you eat at a restaurant you can enter to win a Nook Ebook Reader.