Local couple Beth and Greg Lingar discovered BeaverTails on a trip to Niagara Falls to renew their wedding vows. On their second day of vacation, they discovered a friendly staff serving up mouthwatering pastries called BeaverTails. What are they? They’re hot, hand-stretched whole-wheat pastries that are both crispy and chewy at the same time. They also happen to be shaped like a tail of an animal that’s pretty common to Northwest Arkansas.
The unusual pastries were so delicious that Beth and Greg went every day (sometimes twice a day) and were on a first name basis with the staff. They actually went there on the day of their vow renewal and the workers gave them pastries “on the house.”
Fast forward one year. The Lingars, who coincidentally live on Beaver Lake, decided to change careers and were wondering what avenue to try. Beth, a hair dresser, and Greg, a former State Trooper, still had those wonderful pastries on their mind. They spoke with BeaverTails about their experience in Niagara Falls and convinced them to give them an opportunity in NWA.
BeaverTails may be new a new concept to Northwest Arkansas, but it’s been around in Canada since 1978. The unique pastries are a treat that’s shaped like…well, a beaver’s tail and are topped with both sweet and savory combinations. BeaverTails also offers frozen beverages, fries, hot dogs, and a food known as poutine. Poutine is basically fries with cheese curds and gravy.
Now the Lingars travel with their BeaverTails Mobile Food Truck to fairs, festivals, local events, and private events. Here’s a list of their events in NWA this summer.
The current BeaverTails faves in Northwest Arkansas are Coco Vanil’ (Oreo cookies and vanilla icing) and Avalanche, which is a Heath cheesecake-topped pastry. That may change with their new menu, which is coming out in just a few weeks.