Food and fun (photos) for thought

Posted: August 15, 2014 at 6 a.m.

Lokomotion Family Fun Park

4520 N. College Ave., Fayetteville

(479) 582-5656

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon-Thur, 10 a.m.-midnight Fri-Sat, noon-10 p.m. Sun. Family fun park with great activities like go-karts, bumper boats, paddle boats, mini-golf, laser tag and arcade games. Available for parties and events.

There is no entry fee at Lokomotion, but the different activities have their own fees. The facility provides birthday packages and group rates for those fees.

Birthday party packages start at $10 an hour per person. That price includes a room rental for one hour with plates and napkins. Each guest also gets an hour of unlimited access to the go-karts, laser tag, mini-golf and bumper boats.

There is an $10 Unlimited Armband Birthday Package available for groups of at least eight people. Special-priced add-ons include an extra hour of unlimited rides for $5 per person and up to 250 game tokens for $40.

The menu served at the on-site Cafe Loko offers ballpark-style fare with hot dogs, nachos, chicken tenders, a pulled pork sandwich (above), cheese sticks, a jumbo pretzel, popcorn, cotton candy and other snacks.

J.D. China

1740 W. Sixth St., Fayetteville

(479) 442-5875

Open daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m. All-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffet. Daily lunch specials served with egg roll and three crab rangoon. Dine-in, carry-out or drive-thru. Two banquet rooms for private parties. Full menu available. Open 7 days a week.

Owned and operated as a family restaurant since 1985, J.D. China has hosted many generations of families throughout its nearly 30 years. The restaurant is known for consistent, quality Chinese and American fare and provides seating for up to 250 guests.

From the buffet line to the drive-thru window, all food is prepared and cooked in the on-site kitchen. The efficiency of the kitchen is one reason that J.D. China can manage a drive-thru lane, two banquet rooms and the bistro seating of the main dining room.

The daily lunch specials are a dozen or more popular Chinese dishes, such as beef and brocolli (above), served with an egg roll and three crab ragoon for $7.39.

The buffet occupies the center of the restaurant and provides four hot tables and two cold tables. Items are replenished frequently and offerings include seafood, sushi, vegetarian and a wide array of dishes from Moo Goo Gai-Pan to banana pudding.

The dinner menu boasts specialty items such as the baby-back ribs, crispy duck served with pancakes and pepper-salt jumbo shrimp.

NAN Dining Guide Spotlight on 08/15/2014

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