ZAZA Fine Salad & Wood Oven Pizza Co. of Conway is our "Best Of" winner for "Best Salad" and runner-up for both "Best Place to Meet the Girls for Lunch" and "I Entertain Business Clients for Lunch atâ¦."With the first ZAZA's hailing from the Heights area of Little Rock, the addition of a Conway location was predicated on ties to the community. "One of ZAZA's three owners, John Beachboard, as well as several members of his family, attended Hendrix College," explains brand and marketing director Amber Brewer. Additionally, many ZAZA's team members hail from Hendrix or the University of Central Arkansas and/or have lived in Conway. "It was a natural location choice, because we all know and love the community and wanted to give back by investing in this vibrant and growing city. Conway is full of Arkansans who crave delicious, thoughtful food and drink, and we saw an opportunity to not only provide that but to do it with an unrivaled commitment to Arkansas-grown ingredients - something we felt was missing from the culinary fabric of the area." For patrons, ZAZA earning titles at both ends of the spectrum, lunch among friends and among business associates, is no surprise. Offering a fun, undeniably modern vibe, ZAZA's menu caters to a sophisticated palette. In addition to creating what our readers vote to be the best salads in Conway, customers can't get enough of the wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, soups, and gelatos. The restaurant, located in The Village at Hendrix, is open daily for lunch and dinner. They host activity nights such as trivia and karaoke. Diners can enjoy their meal alfresco or at one of the many available indoor tables or booths. Upon entry, visitors to ZAZA's observe employees cooking pizza in the open, wood-fired oven. A large chalkboard displays daily specials above the salad assembly line. The restaurant is also dedicated to locally sourced foods. They partner with many Arkansas-based farms to offer organic wares and often add specials to the menu based on what is in-season. So diners have the added bonus of knowing the ingredients of the "best salad" in town were likely grown a short drive away."Our goal is to offer Conway residents delicious, chef-forward dishes that feature premium, fresh, ingredients in a unique environment that encourages conversation and relaxation. We aim to satisfy Conway's craving for good food, good company, and great times. We have found that what works in achieving that goal in Conway is the same thing that works in Little Rock - collaboration and communication. We collaborate with area businesses, residents, and Arkansas farmers to keep our finger on the pulse of what Conway wants and are always listening to our guests," says Amber. Of winning the "Best Salad" category, she adds, "[This] is super exciting to our crew because it is the the largest component of what we do. Our wood-fired pizza is a large component as well, but our salads are where we get to showcase the most Arkansas-grown and produced ingredients. Because we create each salad with our guests, right in front of them, each is an opportunity for a conversation with a Conway community member and a chance to connect. We hope our guests come for our food but come back for our hospitality. Winning this category makes us believe we are achieving this goal of connectivity. Hosting business community members and groups of friends that also voted for us as a favorite spot just adds to our excitement."