6 New Restaurants in Rogers

Rogers has no shortage of entertainment options. Whether it's spending a day at the golf course, enjoying one of the many outdoors activities in the area, or visiting a museum, there are plenty of ways to bring excitement to a business trip or family outing. However, there is always one important question during a stay - what are some close-by restaurants to grab a bite to eat?

Below are some delicious new restaurants that are located within a short distance of Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas.

1) Big Orange

Stop by Big Orange in the Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall and you'll find bold burgers, inspired salads, hand-dipped shakes, soda-bottle floats, and a full bar with amazing wine selections and craft cocktails. Big Orange offers an endless array of customizable burgers and shakes, and is always adding items to the menu for guests to try.

Their spicy pimento cheese appetizer is a favorite, but those with a sweet tooth might prefer the Arkansas Cold Brew and Caramel Coffee Shake.

2) Bocca Italian Eatery & Pizzeria

Bocca Italian eatery & pizzeria offers fresh ingredients and house-made pastas, sauces, breads, mozzarella and wood-fired pizzas.​ Guests may also enjoy wine, beer, local brews and cocktails with their meal. Their private room can seat up to 25 people. Bocca's has a Chef's Table that seats eight people facing the open kitchen, which allows guests to interact with Chef Michael Robertshaw and see the pasta being made.

They can substitute gluten-free pasta for most of their dishes and can adapt most of their options into vegetarian meals as well. 

​3) Komodo

Komodo is a new, locally owned restaurant in Rogers that offers modern Asian cuisine. They re-create classic dishes from Vietnam, China and Thailand using high-quality fresh ingredients. Komodo features a large covered patio, multiple rooms for private events with seating up to 60 and a chefs table with a view of the open kitchen. They also have a full bar and 15 taps with local beer and ciders.

"Chef Ryan Brown and I worked together in San Francisco and he went on to open restaurants in China. We decided to open Komodo in Rogers because we know the area is growing at a very fast pace and we felt that we could be successful here and fill a niche that people could enjoy," Managing Partner Reid Combellack said. "There are some great restaurants and people here that we are excited to get to work with. Being so close to the entertainment district and the Embassy Suites is just another bonus for us and business has been very good so far."

​4) Local Lime

A sister restaurant of Big Orange, Local Lime offers flavor-packed dishes inspired by Mexican street fare, Latin American options with a hint of Tex-Mex and delicious handcrafted cocktails. Whether you're enjoying some of their street-style tacos on the patio, or a night of frozen margaritas at their bar, you're sure to have a good time. Trying the Mexican-style corn is a must, as well​.

5) Sharky's

Sharky's Modern Mexican Kitchen is a California-based restaurant that recently expanded to Rogers. With other locations in California, Oregon and Nevada, Sharky's has been voted "Best Mexican" by the readers of The Daily News for nine years in a row. They offer an innovative menu that strives to use fresh, natural and organic ingredients combined with unique cooking styles for enhanced flavor and the promise of excellence and satisfaction.

"We really try to focus on hospitality and greeting customers with a smile when they walk in the door," President Kevin Betts said. "We want to provide an engaging experience as well as great-tasting food. Being the only location that is not on or close to the west coast, it's a very unique area for the company and we are excited to get involved in the community."

6) Tacos 4 Life

Tacos 4 Life is an Arkansas-based restaurant with a new Rogers . Enjoy some of their delicious fried chicken, chipotle steak or crab cake tacos, or stick with Mexican creamed corn and some queso or guacamole. What makes Tacos 4 Life stand out is their business model. For every meal that a customer buys, they will donate a meal to hungry children in more than 60 countries through the organization "Feed my Starving Children." They recently reached the 7 million mark in total meal donations.

"The meal packs include rice, soy, vegetables and vitamins. Our customers feel that eating here is a great way to have a delicious meal while also supporting a good cause," Local Marketing Coordinator Lexi Deines said. "Tacos 4 Life's goal is to help in the mission to end world hunger."

"We chose Rogers because we really wanted to be a part of all of the exciting things happening in the area," said co-owner Austin Samuelson. "Business has been greater than we expected so far. We love partnering with the community to help feed hungry kids all over the world."

Still hungry? View more of the delicious options available in Rogers here.

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