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Announcements and publicity associated with the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

REX NELSON: Gone, not forgotten | NWA Online

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, April 03, 2018

CREDIT: Story by Rex Nelson | Saturday, March 31, 2018 As soon as I looked down from the podium and saw the tears in Coy Theobalt's eyes, I knew the award meant something. I was the emcee for the second annual Arkansas Food Hall of Fame induction ceremony and was sharing my memories of Coy's, the... Read More

OPINION REX NELSON: Hall of famers – From Arkansas Online

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, March 26, 2018

  When the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame was formed a year ago, the founders decided not to repeat a mistake that other halls of fame often make. The temptation for a new organization is to induct large classes for several years in order to make up for lost time. After four or five inductio... Read More

NWA Online: Tontitown’s Venesian Inn in class 2018 of Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, March 22, 2018

Credit: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette The Venesian Inn of Tontitown is one of three restaurants in the 2018 class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. “We worked very hard for a lot of years,” said owner Linda Mhoon. “We’re very proud.” The Venesian Inn has been serving Italian food in ... Read More

Mary Beth Ringgold Named to Arkansas Food Hall of Fame from Arkansas Business

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Credit: Arkansas Business Written by Jan Cottingham on Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 The members of the second class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame were announced earlier this month by the Department of Arkansas Heritage, which sponsors the program recognizing “Arkansas’s legendary restaurant... Read More

2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Winners

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, March 09, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 6, 2018  Information Contact:Shelby Brewer501-324-9349 [email protected] Department of Arkansas Heritage announces Arkansas Food Hall of Fame winners LITTLE ROCK – Winners have been announced for the 2018 class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. T... Read More

McClard's in Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, as Reported by ArkansasOnline.Com

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, March 08, 2018

Franke's Cafeteria in Little Rock,McClard's Bar-B-Q in Hot Springs andThe Venesian Inn in Tontitown make up the second class of Arkansas establishments to enter the Department of Arkansas Heritage's Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. The announcement came at a reception and induction ceremony Tuesda... Read More

Rock City Eats Reports on Arkansas Food Hall of Fame in Rumbles

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, March 07, 2018

The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame inducted its second class Tuesday evening in a ceremony at Ron Robinson Theater. The winners are Franke’s Cafeteria (Little Rock), McClard’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant (Hot Springs) and The Venesian Inn (Tontitown). All inductees were nominated by the general public and... Read More

Watch 2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame on Fox 16 News

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, February 26, 2018

Stacy Hurst and Capi Peck join Fox 16 Good Day to tell us more about this year's Arkansas Hall of Fame event. Here's a link to the video!    Read More

Harrison Daily Times Reports: Area restaurant named as finalist in Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, February 19, 2018

Credit: Harrison Daily Read full story below. LITTLE ROCK — A Carroll County restaurant has been named as a finalists for the 2018 class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. The Department of Arkansas Heritage launched the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame in 2016 to recognize Arkansas’s legend... Read More

Here Are the Local Nominees for the 2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame | Little Rock Soiree Magazine

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, January 29, 2018

Here Are the Local Finalists for the 2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame by Lydia McAllister on January 26, 2018 The Department of Arkansas Heritage recently announced the finalists for the 2018 class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. The DAH designed the awards to highlight five categories of Arkan... Read More