Kicking Off the Season with Game Day Brunch

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As Arkansas State kicks off football season at home on Sept. 9 with the Memphis Tigers, locally-owned restaurants are hoping to start the celebration early by enticing fans with an array of game day brunch options.

Brunch is a great way to socialize while enjoying the perfect combination of sweet and savory foods. Whether Red Wolves fans choose to indulge before the game or have a final get together on Sunday before everyone heads home, brunch is a great way to extend the fun. For those looking for a little bit of breakfast and a little bit of lunch, more Jonesboro restaurants are getting in on the brunch game. From delicious staples of pancakes and giant cinnamon rolls to creative cuisine options like Pulled Pork Benedict and Elvis French Toast, there is a brunch in Jonesboro to satisfy anyone’s mid-morning cravings. 

The Return of Presley's Drive In

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As Jonesboro’s West End Neighborhood and the Gee Street area continue to attract businesses and patrons, the recent return and re-opening of an iconic Jonesboro restaurant, Presley’s Drive In, has been welcomed with open arms by those who frequented the eatery for the past several decades and by those who are new to supporting the growing area.

Downtown Eats: The Ultimate Guide to Dining in Downtown Jonesboro

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As Downtown Jonesboro continues to grow, so do the options for dining out. Downtown restaurants, the majority of which are locally owned, draw visitors to the historic heart of the city each day with an array of appetizing menus. In addition to some of the city’s best American cuisine, visitors can find a taste of New Orleans, Japanese food, Southern cooking, pizza, Chinese food, popular brunch spots and more. With so many options, Downtown Jonesboro is the perfect place to meet for a meal, a business meeting or a festive celebration.

Uncle Taco Brings Fun and Flavor to Downtown

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There’s a new uncle in town, and with a creative menu of appetizers, tacos and margaritas served in a fun atmosphere, this uncle may soon become everyone’s favorite.

When Skinny J’s owner James Best closed Eleanor’s Pizzeria last August, he and his staff had already been working on a new concept for nearly two years. Named for his oldest daughter, Eleanor, the pizzeria opened in Downtown Jonesboro at 211 S. Main St. in May 2017. By that time, Best had opened Skinny J’s restaurants in Jonesboro, Paragould and North Little Rock and has since opened a Skinny J’s in Conway.

Best and his wife, Emily, have three children: Eleanor, 8, and twins Charlie and Willa, 4. In addition to the restaurants, he also farms rice and soybeans in Cash. With a busy lifestyle and young family, once the pizzeria closed, he opted to take his time remodeling the downtown restaurant space.

Although the closing of Eleanor’s was bittersweet for Best and his staff, they were ready to bring a different concept to downtown. The new restaurant, Uncle Taco, officially opened on Feb. 2 following a soft opening.