Only two of 17 local restaurants failed alcohol compliance checks conducted recently by Conway police.

One server at Fuji’s Japanese Steakhouse and another at Buffalo Wild Wings were cited for serving alcohol to an underage female informant, police said. Each requested identification, police said, but returned to the informant’s table with an alcoholic beverage.

Checks were conducted in two rounds. Servers at Los Amigos, Casa Mariachi, Stromboli’s, La Huesteca, Patron Mexican Grill, El Parian, ZAZA Fine Salad + Wood Oven Pizza Co., Kings of Conway and Bears Den passed the initial compliance check. Servers at Michelangelo’s, Saigon, Oak Street Bistro, American Grill, Logan’s Roadhouse and Las Palmas passed the second series of checks.

The compliance checks are funded through a grant from the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration’s Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws program.

"The latest results of alcohol compliance checks show that we are making some progress in combating the problem of serving alcohol to underage patrons," said LaTresha Woodruff, police public information officer.

"We will continue our efforts and hope to see a time when none of our local restaurants fail the alcohol compliance check."

(Megan Reynolds is a staff writer and can be reached by phone at 501-505-1277 or by e-mail at To comment on this story and others, visit