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Episode 69: The Team at Fayetteville’s Feed and Folly didn’t let a Pandemic Ruin Their Restaurant Plans

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Today we sit down with Lewis Chase, who along with Michael and Matt Sutton, is one of the founders of Feed and Folly. Based in downtown Fayetteville, Feed and Folly took over a building that has not been occupied since 1972.  For those of you that are “OFF” (Originally from Fayetteville), this building used to house the B&B Automotive store but the building has been empty for decades.  

Lewis Chase comes from a long line of business owners here in Northwest Arkansas and Michael and Matt Sutton are originally from Southport England but grew up with Lewis here in Fayetteville. 

Michael and Matt were working in a restaurant in Colorado and Lewis convinced them to come back to Northwest Arkansas and open up Feed and Folly.  The timing was terrible.  They had a soft open scheduled for the week in March that Arkansas had to shut down due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.  Lewis, Michael, and Matt persevered and waited patiently to open up things in a safe way.  

The restaurant has a very funky vide to it with custom wrought iron furniture and fantastic woodwork throughout.  The highlight of the restaurant is its Rooftop bar which has wide-open Southern views of the Ozarks. You can actually see, the Mount Sequoia Cross, Fayetteville Square, and West Fork from the rooftop.

Feed and Folly provides a very nice assortment of comfort food on the menu from Cheesesteaks, Fish N’ Chips, Salads, Charcuterie Boards, and Smoked Wings (Smoked and then fried). 

They source a lot of their food from local farms so you know their offerings will be fresh. And, a beautiful smoker out back provides the smoked meats.  

You can make a reservation to eat on the rooftop patio and enjoy a socially distant meal.  Their to-go menu is also up and running at call them up and order a meal. 

Be sure to mention that you heard their Origin story right here on the I am Northwest Arkansas Podcast.   

All of this and more on this episode of I am Northwest Arkansas.  

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