When you live in the South, everything you do. revolves. around. food. And if there's one city in Arkansas that knows food and attracts creative culinary entrepreneurs, it's Fayetteville.
Arkansas' most popular college town has its fair share of bars, but the bar that appeals to anyone of any age is Prelude Breakfast Bar. Here, you are served breakfast for breakfast, breakfast for brunch and and breakfast for lunch until 2:30 p.m. (That's our kind of bar.)
The menu is saucy — hollandaise, that is — with benedicts galore. From breakfast tacos to a protein scramble to huevos rancheros and more, there's plenty to choose from. And if you can't make up your mind, don't worry, Prelude offers a flight of three mouthwatering variations of pancakes. With names like This is Sin, Chocolate Donut and Monkey Chip, you'll definitely go bananas for breakfast. After all, if it's before noon, you don't really have to make any important decisions besides food.
If it's culinary exploration that whets your appetite, explore away! Fayetteville is home to one of the largest food truck communities in Arkansas. The Yacht Club on College Avenue and Shulertown on Dickson Street host multiple trucks that serve everything from Asian dishes to Mexican to Southern to comfort foods and sweet creations for your sweet tooth.
A few of South in Your Mouth's signature food truck menu items include fried pimento cheese, P.L.T. (pork loin) or fried bologna sandwiches, Southern biscuits bathed in butter and Southern tomato gravy — oh, my!
Fayetteville didn't coin the farm-to-table movement, but you might think otherwise. The commitment to support local farmers and businesses has been the foundation for several successful start-up restaurants.
Mockingbird Kitchen Chef Chrissy Sanderson relies on local fare when creating her personal and homemade menu items that include breads and even condiments. Her winning lineup features an assortment of new American dishes and signature desserts, and certainly her Mockingbird Pie. Sanderson was recently recognized by USA Today in the publication's "50 States: 50 Female Chefs" list.