Three new eateries (and drinkeries) are set to open in NWA, a look at liquor permits on file with the state Alcohol Beverage Control division:
In Fayetteville, David Bass, owner of Stir bar at 422 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville, plans to open Yeehawg at 402 Dickson St., in the space formerly occupied by Kracken Killer Seafood, which closed in February. Bass is leasing the space from Zac Wooden.
Martha Martin has applied for a liquor license for Southern Food Co. at 3575 W. Wedington Drive. The restaurant will serve Cajun food — jambalaya and blackened fish — along with Southern home-cooking like beer battered green beans, fresh fried okra, corn bread and chicken fried steak, etc. It will also serve local brew Onyx Coffee. Southern Food is advertising for cooks, servers, baristas and cashiers on its Facebook page, @southernfoodcompany (not to be confused with Southern Salt Food Co.)
Meanwhile, up the road in Bentonville, Troy Walker has filed for a ABC permit for a bricks and mortar version of TrickDilly, a food truck that sells “fancy pants gourmet tacos.” The restaurant will open this summer at 2500 S.W. 14th St. “No son los tacos de tu Papa” reads TrickDilly’s sign, meaning your father didn’t have General Tso tacos with fried chicken, rice, bean sprouts, sesame seeds and basmati rice, or the PorkDilly, smoked pork with apple, radish, goat cheese and chipotle aioli. “The evolution of the taco in NWA may not be a new thing, but we are glad to have helped pioneer its evolution,” TrickDilly says.