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McClard's Bar-B-Q, 2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Winner, Featured

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, September 06, 2018

Read the OnlyInArk.com blog sharing some of the special aspects of Hot Springs favorite, McClard's Bar-B-Q, including its inclusion in the 2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. Check out the entire article titled, "McClard's Bar-B-Q: It's All about the Sauce. Read full story here. Read More

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

Capi Peck Featured in Garden and Gun

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, July 25, 2018

People in Arkansas like to talk watermelon. About how sweet the melons that grow up north by Cave City are, and the sheer size and variety farther south in Hope, whose watermelon festival attracts forty thousand people every August. They argue over sunlight and geology—is it the limesto... Read More

Explore the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, July 19, 2018

Written by: Stacy Hurst, Director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage If you are in Arkansas for any length of time, you are sure to discover the delicious food and unique food culture of our state. Whether it’s Delta tamales from Rhoda’s in Lake Village, the world’s sweetest watermelon in... Read More

Watch: The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame App on Around Arkansas with THV 11

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, July 09, 2018

Director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Stacy Hurst, joins THV 11 to show off the new Arkansas Food Hall of Fame App. Click here to watch the video on THV 11! Read More

Watch: Stacy Hurst Unveils the Brand New Arkansas Food Hall of Fame App

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, July 09, 2018

Director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Stacy Hurst, joins Fox 16 Good Day to show us the new Arkansas Food Hall of Fame App. Click here to watch the video on Fox 16! Read More