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Arkansas Food Hall of Fame winner, Franke's Cafeteria, Set to Celebrate 100 Years!

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, August 28, 2018

"We work together as a team it's like a family here," said Paige Turner with Franke's Cafeteria. "It's a family owned restaurant we make all of our stuff from scratch. We don't make instant potatoes or instant anything. Everything is made from scratch.” Check out this beautiful tribute to F... Read More

Hope Watermelon Festival, Hall of Fame Finalist, Featured

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Only in Arkansas blog featured Hope, Arkansas, in its recent blog titled, "Exploring a Place Called Hope." You can't talk about Hope without talking about the Hope Watermelon Festival, which was a 2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Food-Themed Event Finalist! Read about the festival and the ... Read More

Arkansas's Pie Ladies featured by Southern Foodways Alliance

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The following excerpt was featured on the Southern Foodways Alliance website in an article titled, "Pie in Arkansas." Follow this link to read the entire article. In trailers, small shops, and restaurants across Arkansas, women make pies with recipes passed down from their grandmothers, gift... Read More

Arkansas Life Names the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame App the "Best Reason For a Foodie Field Trip"

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, August 16, 2018

Best Reason for a Foodie Field Trip | Arkansas Food Hall of Fame’s new app  It feels good to know where you are. At the moment, per the restaurants listed on the front page of the “Near Me” section of Arkansas Food Hall of Fame’s new app, our office is 1.4 miles from Lassis Inn and 46.2... Read More

Committee Member, Rex Nelson, Describes the Deep Talent of Arkansas's Chefs

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, August 09, 2018

"For the past two years, I've been on the selection committee for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. One of the categories is Proprietor of the Year. Reading the nominations has given me a sense of how deep the talent pool has become in a state that ignored its food heritage for too long." ... Read More