The best snow cone stands in Northwest Arkansas!

snow cone sliderSummer-Remix4There seems to be a snow cone stand on every corner right now, which makes us HAPPY. We love a sweet, syrupy snow cone in the summer!

That said, we polled our Facebook friends to find the best snow cones in NWA. They suggested several great ones plus we went out and did a little research of our own over the weekend.

We found these cuties at Shave the Planet (in the Hobby Lobby parking lot) on College Avenue in Fayetteville. They are eating Funky Monkey, Invisible Cherry and Root Beer. Isn’t “invisible” cherry a genius idea? Right after we snapped this pic, the little girl in the middle spilled it right down the front of her outfit. Wet and sticky, yes, but not red!

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Shave the Planet has multiple locations in NWA. Here’s a current list of where you can find them:

Fayetteville
744 Joyce Blvd
(In the Mattress Firm parking lot next to Walgreens)

3078 N College Ave
(Next to the Bank of Fayetteville and Hobby Lobby)

Springdale
1308 N Thompson
(Across from AQ Chicken & Kum and Go)

2940 W Sunset Ave
In front of Malco Theater and Harps

Why don’t you join us in eating at as many snow cone stands as possible around NWA?! Here’s a short list of recommended stops (updated for 2015):

Did we miss your favorite? Tell us about it comments so we’ll all know where to find it! We’d also love to know your favorite flavor!

Sam's Snow Cones

Want to help hungry kids? This week you can help just by eating at Panera Bread!

Panera Bread bakery-cafes in Fayetteville and Bentonville will host a week-long fundraiser called “Kids in Knead” to raise money for Samaritan Community Center’s SnackPacks for Kids program starting today (running June 22-26).

You can help by printing off THIS FLYER flyer (or just showing the below flyer on your mobile phone to the cashier at checkout) when you eat at Panera Bread this week (June 22-26).

Over 7,500 children in 120 NWA schools and Head Start centers receive a snack pack every Friday during the calendar school year. During the summer, the packs are distributed through summer school lunch programs, church lunch programs, Samaritan Community Center cafes and other public venues. SnackPacks for Kids is funded by donations from individuals, businesses, corporations and area churches.

Panara promotion June

Here’s how Kids in Knead works this week:

1. Either download this flyer to your phone, or show this page on your phone with the flyer visible.

2. During the week of June 22-26, show either the paper flyer, or a downloaded version on your cell phone to the cashier when ordering, and 10% of your purchase will be donated to SnackPacks for Kids.

The Fayetteville Panera Bread is located at 3638 N Front St. and the Bentonville location is at 1320 SW Walton Blvd.

Thanks for helping feed Northwest Arkansas kids!

National Flip Flop Day is June 19, 2015

flip flop day graphicSlide into your favorite flip-flops, ladies! Tropical Smoothie Café is celebrating National Flip Flop Day on June 19, 2015. Anyone who wears flip flops to Tropical Smoothie Cafe between the hours of 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, June 19th will get a FREE 24-ounce Jetty Punch Smoothie.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, nwa(The cafes will also offer a Chipotle Chicken Flatbbread for only $1.99 between 2 and 7 p.m. The food is amazing! We’re big fans.)

You can find Tropical Smoothie Cafe at these three locations in Northwest Arkansas:

Fayetteville: 3878 Crossover Road

Springdale: 7022 W. Sunset Ave.

Rogers: 3351 S. Pinnacle Hills Parkway

While you’re enjoying your smoothie, consider making a donation because National Flip Flop Day raises money for Camp Sunshine  — a resort that provides rest, support and joy to kids with life-threatening illnesses in times of need. The kids’ families are also invited to join them at this special camp.

This is the 9th year for National Flip Flop Day at Tropical Smoothie Cafe, and the company is committed to reaching $1 million in donations this year with the help of their locations across the nation. Each Tropical Smoothie Cafe location will have a donation box available during the month of June.

When you’re there, be sure to get one of the cute flip flop key fobs for $5. That key fob will get you 10 percent off for the rest of the summer and proceeds of the key fob sales go straight to Camp Sunshine. (This is the ONLY time of year that Tropical Smoothie Cafe offers the key fobs, and you have to get it by the end of the day on June 19th.) If you like, you could also purchase a paper flip flop for a $1 donation.

Mamas, we hope you’ll take your kids and go enjoy a free treat at Tropical Smoothie Cafe on National Flip Flop Day (Friday) June 19th. This local, mom-friendly company is the leading fast casual cafe concept and it’s known across Northwest Arkansas for its better-for-you food and smoothies. Tropical Smoothie Cafe is also a sponsor of nwaMotherlode.com and their support helps this website provide online resources for moms across NWA.

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