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PigWig

Re: For NWA people coming down for the game...
« Reply #18700 on: September 28, 2016, 08:52:07 am »

Core....terrible beer, great marketing
Just depends, I'm not a huge fan of the stuff they distribute (outside of Leghound which is a quality beer), but at their tasting rooms and breweries they have some great beers available.  I've had a couple stouts and imperials at the tasting room in Rogers that were very good beers.  They had a double IPA called Black Lighting that was probably my favorite Core beer.
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oldman1015

Re: For NWA people coming down for the game...
« Reply #18701 on: September 28, 2016, 08:54:57 am »

I gave up drinking 8 years ago and truly prefer to watch Razorback football sober.
Watching Hog football makes me drink.
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popcornhog

Re: For NWA people coming down for the game...
« Reply #18702 on: September 28, 2016, 08:56:35 am »

Do yourself a favor and check out Flyway Brewery in North Little Rock after the game.  On the corner of 4th and Maple.  Best brewery in central Arkansas.  No, I'm not an owner but these guys put out a great product.

https://m.facebook.com/flywaybrewingcompany/

In Little Rock, I personally prefer Blue Canoe at 425 E 3rd St. The Razorback Rye PA and the stout are awesome.

I'll check out Flyway this Spring after we move back to Arkansas.

Bottom line for folks traveling to LR -- there are some good young breweries in the Rock.
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popcornhog

Re: For NWA people coming down for the game...
« Reply #18703 on: September 28, 2016, 08:59:52 am »

I gave up drinking 8 years ago and truly prefer to watch Razorback football sober.

Congrats, I've got a couple of family members who are alcoholics. I know how tough it is.

Personally, I love beer, but if you can't enjoy a couple without binging, it's probably best not to drink.
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LR Hog

Re: For NWA people coming down for the game...
« Reply #18704 on: September 28, 2016, 09:43:34 am »

Do yourself a favor and check out Flyway Brewery in North Little Rock after the game.  On the corner of 4th and Maple.  Best brewery in central Arkansas.  No, I'm not an owner but these guys put out a great product.

https://m.facebook.com/flywaybrewingcompany/

Great Brewery Debate 2016: While Flyway has good beer and good food.  I wouldn't call it the best in Central Arkansas.  I would call it the best in NLR.  Lost Forty would be the best in Central Arkansas. 
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PigWig

Re: For NWA people coming down for the game...
« Reply #18705 on: September 28, 2016, 09:45:18 am »

Great Brewery Debate 2016: While Flyway has good beer and good food.  I wouldn't call it the best in Central Arkansas.  I would call it the best in NLR.  Lost Forty would be the best in Central Arkansas. 
Lost Forty's Pale Ale and IPA are both solid, I need to visit their brewery next time I'm in Little Rock.
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Re: For NWA people coming down for the game...
« Reply #18706 on: September 28, 2016, 04:11:45 pm »

Try their Love Honey Bock and Bare Bones Pilsner as well.  Both very good beers.  If you are in town on a Sunday, their brunch is a must try.
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Re: For NWA people coming down for the game...
« Reply #18707 on: September 28, 2016, 07:56:34 pm »

Try Lost Forty Hunter. It's their Octoberfest beer. I put it up there with Sam Adams Octoberfest.
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First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18710 on: October 03, 2016, 03:07:27 pm »

The Bama game will be my first Razorback game in Fayetteville. I'm looking at some advice from you regulars on a place to eat, park and how early to arrive. I've booked a hotel for Saturday night so we will be coming in from Jonesboro early Saturday. Thanks in advance.     
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18711 on: October 03, 2016, 03:31:30 pm »

As far as parking, if you want to park for free park at Baum stadium and walk up the hill to the football stadium.  Or there are shuttles that run back and forth if you don't want to walk.

It will be crowded all day with tailgating, get there early and enjoy the atmosphere.
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18712 on: October 03, 2016, 03:39:46 pm »

We parked at Fayetteville High for La Tech game and it was an easy walk over (Fayetteville High borders UofA campus).  It's an easy walk and takes you right by BWA if you want to pop in for a look around or buy some gear.

In the past if I was planning on getting my Dickson on after the game I'd park on Dickson St and then walk over.  It's a bit more of a hike but takes you right through campus.  Dickson is paid public parking but not too much to get covered for the entire day.

Hope you enjoy the trip.
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YAZ

Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18713 on: October 03, 2016, 03:52:00 pm »

Thanks for the info...my daughter loves Dickson Street. Plenty of parking on Dickson? My wife may not enjoy the walk but maybe we could grab a shuttle about halfway. 
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18714 on: October 03, 2016, 03:55:54 pm »

To piggyback on the previous post, if you want the Dickson Street experience, you can park at Central United Methodist Church.  We have parking just behind the building outside and a four story parking garage as well.  It is a good hike, but you pass just about everything on Dickson street on the way.  I agree that Fayetteville High is a great option if you pass on the Dickson Experience. Have a great trip!
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18715 on: October 03, 2016, 03:55:56 pm »

Thanks for the info...my daughter loves Dickson Street. Plenty of parking on Dickson? My wife may not enjoy the walk but maybe we could grab a shuttle about halfway. 

The free shuttles they are talking about only run from the Baum Stadium parking lots up to the stadium.  They start running 4 hrs prior to KO.
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YAZ

Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18716 on: October 03, 2016, 04:08:19 pm »

Thanks guys. Forgive my ignorance. I never miss a game on TV but my daughter had to convince me to finally pony up and come to Fayetteville.
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18717 on: October 03, 2016, 04:20:44 pm »

Thanks guys. Forgive my ignorance. I never miss a game on TV but my daughter had to convince me to finally pony up and come to Fayetteville.

Should be a beautiful fall day in the Ozarks.   Woo Pig.
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18718 on: October 03, 2016, 08:14:43 pm »

Should be a beautiful fall day in the Ozarks.   Woo Pig.

Some rain on Friday and a high of 70 on Saturday with plenty of sun.
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18719 on: October 03, 2016, 08:24:24 pm »

The Bama game will be my first Razorback game in Fayetteville. I'm looking at some advice from you regulars on a place to eat, park and how early to arrive. I've booked a hotel for Saturday night so we will be coming in from Jonesboro early Saturday. Thanks in advance.     

A cornucopia of choices on places to eat, all will be busy, so plan accordingly. As far as parking, Baum is free, and the closer you get to the stadium, the more it will cost. You won't be able to access Razorback Rd as all of that is scholarship parking, but there is parking north and west of the stadium on some side streets. FHS is also a good choice, and handy. Just have some patience, as it will be packed on the streets, especially post game. Enjoy, I've been coming from Jonesboro for 20+ years.
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18720 on: October 03, 2016, 08:31:47 pm »

Wish I could be there to cheer on the Hogs... I was there for the 2010 Arkansas/bama game, the 2012 game too. Would love to be there for this one. I hope all Hog fans will rise up, support this team with one loud voice, show bama how we do it, and help our team to a victory!!

Go Hogs!!
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18721 on: October 03, 2016, 08:36:23 pm »

Don't let your wife catch you ogling at all of the beautiful....umm....scenery.
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Tailgating in Fayetteville
« Reply #18722 on: October 03, 2016, 10:30:57 pm »

Lifelong fan but not alumni here.  I typically go to every Little Rock game, but living in Memphis and working alot makes Fayetteville games a challenge (I'm actually of the move all games to Fayetteville not that it matters).  I'm taking my wife to the game this weekend.  Question - where is the best place for me to park and tailgate?  Every time I've been to Fayetteville, I've gone with a buddy of mine who has several connections and we've bounced from spot to spot.  We are driving to Conway Friday and driving the rest of the way on Saturday, so I should have plenty of time for pregame festivities.  Any help is much appreciated.
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18723 on: October 03, 2016, 10:41:36 pm »

Picked a good one for a first one..... the place is going to be crazy ;)
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Re: Tailgating in Fayetteville
« Reply #18724 on: October 03, 2016, 10:44:44 pm »

What time are you getting here?

Best bet is probably gonna be somewhere down around Baum stadium if you don't have time to save a spot Friday afternoon.
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18725 on: October 03, 2016, 10:49:40 pm »

Head up Friday night and get out of that horrible town of Jonesboro. That's a long drive to really enjoy a good day of tailgating. Nothing better than a long day of food, drinks, friends, and a Bama ass kicking.
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Re: Tailgating in Fayetteville
« Reply #18726 on: October 03, 2016, 10:54:09 pm »

Yeah - We'll be getting there fairly early on Saturday morning.  Probably 11-12 ish
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YAZ

Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18727 on: October 04, 2016, 08:35:26 am »

I'd love to do some tailgating but I don't know anybody there and I'm not going to be "that guy". I pay my way...I'll hit some local spots and enjoy the atomosphere. Thanks for all the info. Go Hogs!
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18728 on: October 04, 2016, 10:13:59 am »

Have Fun!
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18729 on: October 04, 2016, 10:16:28 am »

If you can get there early, there could be free parallel parking (south bound only) on Arkansas Avenue in front of Old Main.    You can then easily walk to Dickson Street and then stroll across campus and down to the stadium......   also, you picked a great game for your first one in Fayettenam........
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Re: Tailgating in Fayetteville
« Reply #18730 on: October 04, 2016, 10:19:20 am »

I'll be three drinks in by 11  ;), there are some spots north of the stadium as well off of Cleveland and off of Maple, west of Razorback Road.
I think those are $20 per spot. 
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18731 on: October 04, 2016, 10:19:29 am »

I'd love to do some tailgating but I don't know anybody there and I'm not going to be "that guy". I pay my way...I'll hit some local spots and enjoy the atomosphere. Thanks for all the info. Go Hogs!

you need to be at the north end zone parking lot two hours before kickoff and welcome Hogs off the bus. Its a must for first timers, and you can then walk across the street to grassy area for public music and tailgating. You will have a blast.
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18732 on: October 04, 2016, 10:23:36 am »

you need to be at the north end zone parking lot two hours before kickoff and welcome Hogs off the bus. Its a must for first timers, and you can then walk across the street to grassy area for public music and tailgating. You will have a blast.

good info. Are there any catering tents in this area where you can buy a pregame meal?
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18733 on: October 04, 2016, 10:33:38 am »

Also the band does a mini pep rally in the gardens before the game which is pretty neat to go to if you are down around that area.  I agree that Fayetteville High is a great place to park, just know it cost $10 I believe.  Last game Zaxby's had a tent in front of Bud Walton with sandwhiches and the game before that it was Hellmans Mayo with burgers. 
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18734 on: October 04, 2016, 10:44:40 am »

Definitely want to catch the Hog walk! My daughter is adamant about seeing Tusk. I don't have any clue where he'll but I'd assume close to the Pep Rally?
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18735 on: October 04, 2016, 11:15:14 am »

good info. Are there any catering tents in this area where you can buy a pregame meal?

Not sure about catering tents to be honest, but the Union (right across Stadium from The Pit) food court should be open. Not sure what they've changed in the year and a half since I graduated, but there should be several options open in there.

Takes you away from the tailgate atmosphere (just barely) but it's still right where the action is, meaning you're not going out of your way if you choose to eat there.
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18736 on: October 04, 2016, 11:18:08 am »

Park on Maple or over by Dickson somewhere near the churches, and walk through campus. 
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Re: Tailgating in Fayetteville
« Reply #18737 on: October 04, 2016, 11:29:22 am »

How does it work for getting a spot Friday afternoon? Where are those first come spots?
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18738 on: October 04, 2016, 11:33:09 am »

I went to the Union across from stadium at the LA Tech game and the food court was closed. Only thing open was the Hog Heaven store.
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18739 on: October 04, 2016, 11:33:45 am »

It's quicker, or seems that way, if you park at Mr burger and walk.  There's a walk up hill but after that it's gravy.
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18740 on: October 04, 2016, 11:36:39 am »

At least one of the shuttles that runs from Baum to the stadium starts its route down Dickson St. I always eat and drink at Hammontrees before the game and get on the bus right on Dickson across the street from Brewski's etc. Same side as Walton Arts Center.
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18741 on: October 04, 2016, 11:36:57 am »

Definitely want to catch the Hog walk! My daughter is adamant about seeing Tusk. I don't have any clue where he'll but I'd assume close to the Pep Rally?

They drove him by the North End Zone parking area (lot 44) down Stadium Drive before the players' walk at the Texas State game.  Not sure where or if they stop along Stadium for folks to see.  Cheerleaders and seems like a few band folks were on top of the trailer.
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18742 on: October 04, 2016, 12:45:42 pm »

I went to the Union across from stadium at the LA Tech game and the food court was closed. Only thing open was the Hog Heaven store.

Wow, that's interesting. I know they used to keep it open, that surprises me they shut it down. It was always full on game days.

Never mind then!
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18743 on: October 04, 2016, 12:50:35 pm »

Definitely want to catch the Hog walk! My daughter is adamant about seeing Tusk. I don't have any clue where he'll but I'd assume close to the Pep Rally?

Legend says that he likes grapes (frozen or regular) and those who feed him a few are his best friend.

You can contact his owners through facebook or twitter to see where he will be:
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18744 on: October 04, 2016, 01:01:59 pm »

As far as a quick place to eat near the stadium on game day goes, I usually go to Whataburger just southeast of the stadium a few hours before kickoff
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18745 on: October 04, 2016, 01:24:13 pm »

My wife and I both work on campus, so we know most of the small lots. We normally come to campus 4 hours or so before kickoff, and park on the far east edge of campus. My college son and his girlfriend usually join us. We walk over to Dickson and eat at one of the places that is not overflowing on game afternoons. There are a couple of places you can get in without waiting, and that will have the games on. Afterwards we walk through campus, sometimes stop by some friend's tale gate to say hello, or just hang out on campus.  Have fun!
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18746 on: October 04, 2016, 01:26:51 pm »

Definitely want to catch the Hog walk! My daughter is adamant about seeing Tusk. I don't have any clue where he'll but I'd assume close to the Pep Rally?
They bring him up to the stadium and stop right by the entrance to the track and field stadium. The cheerleaders all get on there.  This happens right before pep rally in the garden. 

I should be more specific.  They bring him up Razorback Road, towards the north parking lot and stop at the entrance mentioned above.  I assume this is on the way to the Hog Walk which is 2 hours before kickoff so this happens about 30 minutes before that.  This is a great spot to see Tusk and get pics with cheerleaders if your daughter is into that as well.   
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18747 on: October 04, 2016, 01:33:08 pm »

Enjoy yourself.

You know how miserable we all are in Jonesboro. (smh)
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Re: First game in Fayetteville
« Reply #18748 on: October 04, 2016, 02:41:04 pm »

No offence Elksnort...but I'm not miserable in Jonesboro...
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Re: Tailgating in Fayetteville
« Reply #18749 on: October 04, 2016, 06:23:12 pm »

Depends where you are going to be tailgating.
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