How Do You Roll? Or HDYR, the new sushi place in The Village at Hendrix, opens Monday. During the first week of business, the restaurant will give away scratch-off tickets for a chance to win free sushi rolls for a year. Not too shabby. Also, CEO Yuen Yung will be on hand for a meet and greet from 7 to 9 p.m. May 7.
If you’ve missed all my previous raving about HDYR, here’s a quick rundown. It’s a custom, made-to-order sushi place that tries to make sushi more accessible to the masses by incorporating more familiar ingredients (to non-sushi eaters). So, you could get a roll with grilled chicken, cucumber, cream cheese and strawberries. That’s not too intimidating, is it? I actually found a description of a roll on the HDYR website that has beef, mushrooms, green onions and wasabi mayo. But sushi lovers, never fear. They also have tuna, salmon, shrimp, crab and all the little extras you crave. I can hardly wait to check this place out.
New coffee shop opening
Blue Sail Coffee is opening at Mountebanq Place on Oak Street in downtown for Toad Suck Daze. I don’t know much about the coffee bar yet, except that it will be open May 1 through 4 for extended hours hoping to reach festival goers and college students studying for finals. After that, they will close for remodeling and reopen within the month.
Conway is starting to have a lot of options for coffee in downtown. I like the idea of a coffee shop on every corner. Let’s keep this going.
Tacos coming soon
Tacos 4 Life is now hiring. I’ve been snooping on their Facebook page to see if they have posted an opening date yet, but no luck there. However, there are some amazing photos of the food. I’m guessing if they’ve been hiring for a week the opening date cannot be too far in the future.
Gospel Concepts has apparently moved to the Conway Towne Centre on Skyline Drive. I lost track of them. Sorry about that.
Come back next week for some big news I’m very excited to share.
(Rachel Parker Dickerson is a freelance columnist/journalist. Send your questions and comments to email@example.com)