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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

Grotto Wood Fired Grill and Wine Cave Named People's Choice Winner at Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Carroll County News was ecstatic to report about one of their own delicious restaurants winning the People's Choice category in the first-annual Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. The Grotto Wood Fired Grill and Wine Cave in Eureka Springs, AR, was well deserving of the coveted People's Choice A... Read More

Arkansas Business Reports on the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, March 06, 2017

Jan Cottingham reporting for Arkansas Business on the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. Click below to read full story.  Hospitality, Heritage Honor Tourism and Restaurant Stars Read More