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Posted: April 11, 2014 at 6 a.m.

Crispy wontons, honey sesame dressing and Asian slaw top the Zensation Zalad at Zaxby’s.

Eleven at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

crystalbridges.org/eleven

600 Museum Way, Bentonville

(479) 418-5700, Option 2

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Fried chicken breasts stacked with a Belgian waffle is served with jalapeno-maple syrup and collard greens.

Lunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily, except Tues. Dinner 5-9 p.m. Wed and Fri. Culture Hour with specially priced drinks and nosh, 5-7 p.m. Wed and Fri. Reservations welcome. Eleven's chefs work with local farmers and food artisans to create culinary experiences that remain true to the cultural roots of American food. Come experience the edible culture of the Ozarks at Eleven.

The food served at the restaurant Eleven, located inside the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, is described as "High-South." It is a blend of Southern comfort food, locally sourced ingredients and high-quality presentation.

The quality of food is precisely demonstrated in the lunch item of chicken and waffles. The plate serves Southern-fried chicken breasts from Ozark Mountain Poultry stacked with Belgian waffle. The accompaniments are jalapeno-maple syrup and slow-cooked collard greens with hot sauce and smoked ham hock. It is served during lunch only for $12.50.

Zaxby's

zaxbys.com

Locations in Fayetteville, Springdale, Bentonville and Siloam Springs

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Crispy wontons, honey sesame dressing and Asian slaw top the Zensation Zalad at Zaxby’s.

It has been two years since it has been served at Zaxby's, but the Zensation Zalad is back. This limited time offering serves up breaded and fried chicken fingers on mixed greens with red cabbage, carrots and crispy wonton strips topped with Asian slaw and drizzled with a honey sesame sauce. It is served with a side of Citrus Vinaigrette dressing and a crispy veggie egg roll for $6.79.

Zaxby's offers an alternative to fast food with menu items that are prepared to order and a variety of 9 signature sauces, from Wimpy to Insane. Dine-in, drive-thru, cater or order online.

NAN Dining Guide Spotlight on 04/11/2014

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