“My passion is cooking and feeding people. And I love to feed people good food.” —Glen Winston, owner of Wade's BBQ
“Success follows consistency.” –Dennis Forte, owner of The Hog Pen Bar-B-Q
“I really feel like if you walk in your purpose, nothing will stand in your way to do what you’re called to do.” –MaryAnn Strange, owner of YGFBFKitchen
“I tell people if I never get another chance to stand behind a counter and serve a shake or tea, this journey still would have been worth it.” –Trenie Thrower-Stanley, owner of The Fix Nutrition and Fitness Lounge
“After being in corporate for several years, it just didn’t satisfy me. But cooking always did. Because I just enjoy people who enjoy good food.” –Artie Lovelace, owner of Spud Love
The Conway Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to present the inaugural Conway Black Restaurant Week during the last week of Black History Month. From February 21-27, 2021, the CVB will bring attention to Conway's Black-owned restaurants and introduce you to some of the people behind them.
Several Conway restaurants topped the Arkansas Times' annual list of "Best Restaurants in Arkansas." 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the publication's Readers Choice restaurant contest.
Restaurants were among the first-hit and most visible economic casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic. This led to an awareness among loyal customers and a desire to help. In March, the Conway Convention and Visitors Bureau launched the #ConwayToGo group on Facebook. Since then, membership has grown to more than 10,000 individuals throughout the region.
The unseasonably warm weather we experienced for a few days in January made us long for spring, but winter is back to remind us that it is not over yet. Don’t let cooler temps stop you from enjoying a meal outside. Several Conway restaurants have heaters or fire pits in their outdoor dining areas to keep you warm and toasty while getting some fresh air.
Erik and Tara Leamon are no strangers to Conway. They have owned The Ride—Conway’s only full-service bicycle shop—for more than 16 years and have been instrumental in building Conway’s cycling community.