The sweet scent of hickory greets me floating within a cloud of Robert Johnson’s sultry mellow riffs, playing his blues away. I know this sound; I know this smell; and I recognize those bricks at the corner of 4th and Walnut. I’m in downtown Rogers sitting with my feet up at Pop’s Hog Wild BBQ. This popular you-can’t-miss-it red food truck serves as the gateway to the culinary scene that is becoming historic downtown Rogers, Arkansas. What could be more apropos? Barbeque always has been the starting point and reliable friend we can count on in our Ozark food heritage.
Topics: Where to Eat
One of my favorite parts of going on any trip is trying new-to-me restaurants. I love experiencing both chains and local eateries that I don’t have access to close to home. Rather than try to describe the great food selection in Rogers, I thought I’d give my own recommendations for places you must try when enjoying a getaway to Rogers.
Topics: Where to Eat
Recently while I was visiting Hobbs State Park, I drove across the bridge by the War Eagle Mill and realized that while I have seen the mill while shopping at craft fairs or driving across the historic bridge, I've never actually visited the mill. I decided that needed to change...immediately. For assignment #16 on the 100 Things To Do in Rogers series, you must visit War Eagle Mill. Besides for the gorgeous drive to get there, it is a sight worth seeing if you are visiting northwest Arkansas. If you live here, you don't have an excuse not to visit!
It's been about a year since we last updated you all on all the exciting growth that has been happening in Rogers. Last year we saw tons of new restaurants and shops open in Rogers and guess what folks, the same can be said for 2014! I'll break it down by shopping district again so you'll know exactly where to find all the great new places.
For shopaholics like myself, the best way to see a town is through its shopping and Rogers is a goldmine. There are unique stores scattered all around town that really give you a taste of the local flare, and visiting these shops lets you meet some wonderful local business owners. On a recent day trip, my mom and I decided to have a girls' day of shopping and eating - two of our favorite things!
I grew up in a home where eating out was a treat. The upside of that means that I grew up in a home where my mama always had a homemade meal on the table and dinner itself was always a treat in our house (maybe because it was clean out the refrigerator night or maybe because it was my favorite beef stroganoff, made only the way your mama can). While some might think it was the delicacy of growing up in a traditional southern home, I like to think that it gave me an astute palate for amazing food and mealtime experiences. Mealtime was after all the place we gathered; the place where daily schedules were discussed, struggles were worked through and my greatest childhood memories were made. So, it stands to reason that gathering around the table is always a special time for me.
I usually spend weekend mornings running along the many beautiful trails in Rogers, but decided to take a weekend off and try out Heirloom Food + Wine's brunch that I had been hearing so much about. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. Breakfast Taco Saturday starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 (or until they sell out, which is usually around 11 or so). They have a variety of fresh ingredients to choose from, including bacon, sausage, black beans, spinach, cheese, avocado, potatoes... mix and match how you see fit for just $2.50 a taco. If you didn't think it could sound any better, mimosas are served by the carafe. They also have French press coffee, regular coffee and juice. My kids, who are very picky eaters, enjoyed the food and the fun atmosphere too. The place only seats 20 inside, so get there early to beat the crowd! Located at 113 S. 2nd St. in downtown Rogers.
When I was invited to meet up with some new friends a week ago to watch a live production of Les Misérables at the Rogers Little Theater, I was excited… about seeing Les Miserables. (Confession time: I'm a huge fan girl who has seen six other versions of this beloved musical performed over the years, including a Broadway touring production).
With all of the cold weather and snow we've seen this winter, I'm sure most of you are jumping at the chance to get out of the house for a hot night out with your sweetie. If you're trying to figure out what to do this Valentine's Day, here are few ideas that would make a fun date night, girls night or family night.