En Root

November 10, 2021

Restaurant News

Feelin' Fuego

The Fire Truck

Have you tried out the new Fire Truck food truck in Bentonville yet? If not, you totally should. 

  • Fire food: The owners of The Fire Truck repurposed the 1972 Ford water tanker and made it into a delicious dive with food packed with flavor.
  • Come on over: The dining atmosphere is easy going and is pet and kid friendly. Find it located between Night Owl Tavern and Rope Hounds on SW A St. We recommend the fan favorite items like the Monte Cristo or the Classic Slider. 

Learn more HERE

Business

Look, No Hands!

NWA Daily

Have you seen a truck driving itself recently? Walmart has teamed up with an autonomous vehicle company that is operating daily on a delivery route in Bentonville. 

  • Solo: Walmart and the automated vehicle company Gatik started the program in Dec. 2020, and since August of this year, two trucks have been on a daily 7-mile loop for 12hrs with no safety driver.
  • Quote: “[Walmart's] thrilled to be working with Gatik to achieve this industry-first, driverless milestone." This innovation is big for grocery store logistics by potentially reducing cost as much as 30%

Read the full story HERE

Event

En Root

Trucking Moves America

The Christmas tree that will be displayed on the US Capitol lawn for the holiday season is en route to Washington D.C. and is making a stop in Fayetteville.

  • Gather: On Nov. 13 from 11-1p the US Capitol Christmas tree will be at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Anyone is welcome to come see the tree and participate in local festivities, which include free hot cocoa. 
  • From the forest: This year’s tree is a 84-foot tall White Fir from the Six Rivers National Forest in California with the nickname “Sugar Bear” and was provided by the U.S. Forest Service.

Read the full story HERE

Education

Collaboration For The Win

NWA Daily

The Honors College at the University of Arkansas, in collaboration with University Relations, produced two videos, which won recognition in the 17th Annual Davey Awards competition.

  • Picked: The videos made by the U of A team were originally created for an issue of the Honors College magazine, and were submitted among 2,000 entries to be considered for the Davey Awards.
  • Created: The first video, Band Aid, won awards for general info and craft, and best use of music. The second video, The Legacy of BAD Times: Black Student Experience at the U of A, won an award for general diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Read the full U of A article HERE

Sponsored by WeWorks Lab

Learning, Working Together

WeWorks Lab

In parallel with Global Entrepreneurship Week, WeWork Labs is softly opening its new expanded location in Downtown Bentonville.

  • What: To kickstart the location in the spirit of entrepreneurship, there will be a free day of co-working and two free guest speakers - a top 1% Etsy Seller and an advisor to venture funds in Austin.
  • Who: WeWork Labs is the premiere home base for entrepreneurs in Northwest Arkansas and supports founders through a global network of mentors, education, and space in Downtown Bentonville. The new location is at 702 SE 5th Street, Suite 34.

Learn more about WeWork Labs and the events HERE

Subscribe to receive our daily newsletter

Know all the happenings in NWA with a 5-minute read of our free email newsletter every weekday.