Fayetteville Spotlight

March 30, 2016

I’m not originally from Fayetteville (I’m not even originally from Tulsa, but I still wear a Tulsa native shirt), but honestly, I am the most obnoxious when it comes to my college town. I just honest-to-God think it is the best!!! It’s full of small, local business, interesting people, great hiking, like, 17 thai restaurants, a place that teaches beekeeping, and even a tattoo artist named Scooter (I Scooter).

Ya’ll know about Riffraff, you know about the girls here, you know the things we sell, but for a sec let me brag about our city. It’s got something for everyone: Gourmet popcorn shops, a farmer’s market with handmade carvings, weavings, fresh flowers, and GMO-free produce, a thriving greek life, a million local artists as well as non-profits like Potter’s House and Art Feeds NWA, the second largest motorcycle rally in the United States (ya), Woo Pig University, and today, I saw the giant Oscar Meyer weiner truck driving around. What a town. WHAT. A. TOWN.

In one day, I can eat the best pancakes that have ever existed at Farmer’s Table, take a class on modern, artistic anarchy (yes, it’s true), call the hogs, go kayaking, pet a python at the Northwest Arkansas Reptile Museum, see Andy Warhol art right down the road in Bentonville, and go night-caving at Devil’s Den (I DO NOT recommend – this is scary.)

So maybe that was more like Northwest Arkansas, not just Fayetteville, BUT point proven, I think. If you guys who follow the blog are from out of state and ever get a chance to visit the area – you will not regret it. The natural beauty, business ingenuity, incredible food, and eccentric people will never disappoint!!!

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Farmers Table for pancakes that will bring tears.

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Woo Pig for sporty folks.

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Crystal Bridge Art Museum for art luvers

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Creepy cemeteries for Halloween spooks

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Trails galore for you and your pups

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The best Indian food at Khana

Written and photographed by Betsy Lotspiech, Spring ’16 Creative Intern

Filed under: Club Riffraff, DIY, Food & Fun, FYI, HQ + YOU, The Family, Uncategorized Tagged: arkansas, fayar, fayetteville, local, local flavor, nwa

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