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Posted: March 30, 2014 at 6 a.m.

Lunch specials, such as the Pad Ka Prao (Thai Basil) with chicken include steamed rice and a choice of vegetable soup or side salad for $8.50.

A Taste of Thai, Fayetteville

tasteofthaifayetteville.com

31 E. Center St., Fayetteville

Suite 100

(479) 251-1800

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Lunch specials, such as the Pad Ka Prao (Thai Basil) with chicken include steamed rice and a choice of vegetable soup or side...

11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 5-9:30 p.m. MondayThursday, 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. The original location of A Taste of Thai serves vegetarian, seafood, chicken, pork, beef and duck. Beer and wine served. Second dining room for private parties and extra seating. Catering available.

Generously portioned Thai dishes are served at the original A Taste of Thai at 31 E. Center Street, just east of the Fayetteville Square.

Lunch specials, such as the Pad Ka Prao (Thai Basil) with chicken (front) include steamed rice and a choice of vegetable soup or side salad. Prices start at $8.50 for dishes with chicken, beef, pork or vegetables. Shrimp dishes are available for $9.50 and a combination of shrimp and scallops is offered for $12.50.

Also pictured is the fresh summer rolls with shrimp (left) for $5.95 and mango curry with shrimp (right) for $14.95.

Bleu Monkey Grill, Springdale

bleumonkeygrill.com

1100 S. 48th St., Springdale

(479) 750-1948

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Signature dishes include the Napa Chicken (front right) and the avocado rolls (back left). Specialty drinks include the 22 oz...

11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Happy hour 3-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Burgers, seafood, steaks, pasta, salads. Full bar. Fresh ingredients and dishes served from around the world. Catering available.

There is an extensive and eclectic menu offered at Bleu Monkey Grill, located just off Interstate 540 and U.S. 412 in Springdale.

The food is a fusion of many cuisines from different parts of the country and world. The result is an American menu that embraces the nuances of Italian, Tex-Mex, Island cuisine and more.

Signature dishes include the Napa Chicken (front right) and the avocado rolls (back left). Specialty drinks include the 22 oz. Monkey Rita (pictured).

Lunch specials are priced $5.75-$9.95 and served 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

NAN Dining Guide Spotlight on 03/30/2014

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