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Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Makes Rumbles Via Rock City Eats

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Nominations for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame are now open, and Rock City Eats included the announcement in their Rumbles column this week, highlighting last year's winners as well. The nominations are live until October 31, with the winners being announced in the spring of 2018.   For ... Read More

Food Hall of Fame Inductee Selected for Top Five Best Catfish List

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, September 29, 2017

Rock City Eats recently released the results of its “Best Fried Catfish in Little Rock” reader’s pick poll. Congratulations to Soul Fish Café in Little Rock for garnering the most votes! Our very own 2017 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame inductee, Lassis Inn, was in the top five! Where are your... Read More

Stacy Hurst Dishes with Roby Brock About the Food Hall of Fame

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, September 22, 2017

Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst talks to Roby Brock of Talk Business & Politics about the 2018 Food Hall of Fame. Click HERE to watch the interview. And click HERE to make a nomination! Read More

Arkansas Food Hall of Fame nominations are now open

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, September 14, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Sept. 13, 2017 Information Contact: Shelby Brewer • 501-324-9349 • [email protected] Arkansas Food Hall of Fame nominations are now open Department of Arkansas Heritage opens nominations September 13 LITTLE ROCK – Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy... Read More

6 Most Unique Arkansas Food Festivals

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, September 08, 2017

Mount Nebo Chicken Fry Image courtesy of Tie Dye Travels Arkansas loves chicken! Dardanelle, home to Tyson chicken, throws an annual festival in honor of the bird, complete with a chicken feast, a lawnmower race, and other chicken-themed activities. When you visit, make sure to stay fo... Read More

Arkansas's Bounty

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, August 31, 2017

Arkansas’s Bounty Arkansas is the nation’s largest rice-producing state, providing nearly 9 billion pounds of rice annually to more than half the country. Arkansas is also one of the nation’s largest providers of soybeans and peanuts. Here are some other tasty foods that Arkansans cultivate: ... Read More

From Rock City Eats: Lassis Inn Among Hidden Little Rock Gems

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Rock City Eats has added an Arkansas Food Hall of Fame inductee – the Lassis Inn in Little Rock – to its "hidden gems" list for Little Rock Restaurant Month. Get $2 off when you spend $10 or more at Lassis Inn, Aug. 21-27 only. Read the full story from Rock City Eats and learn more about ... Read More

Arkansas's Signature Dishes

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, August 21, 2017

Arkansas's Signature Dishes Cheese Dip Mexico Chiquito cheese dip • Image courtesy of The Mighty Rib No matter how much Texans want to debate it, cheese dip – and, no, it’s not called “queso” – was first whipped up in the great State of Arkansas in North Little Rock by Blackie Donnely... Read More

More Hall of Famers | Taken from Rex Nelson's Southern Fried Blog

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, March 24, 2017

In this post, Rex Nelson focuses his Southern Fried Blog on highlighting the finalists from the food-themed event and proprietor of the year categories.  Did you know Arkansas has a Coon Supper? Yes! In Gillett, Arkansas. How about that?  Read all about the Gillett Coon Supper, the ... Read More

Rex Nelson's Southern Fried: Arkansas Now Has a Food Hall of Fame

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Rex Nelson's uses his Southern Fried blog to cover the first-annual Arkansas Food Hall of Fame ceremony where some of Arkansas's greatest culinary achievers were honored. Rex tells the diverse and colorful backstories of each finalist and their specialty cuisines.    For the ful... Read More