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Announcements and publicity associated with the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Beanfest and Outhouse Races Make the Final Cut

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Annual Beanfest and Great Arkansas Championship Outhouse Races have been named finalists in the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Awards for 2017.  This bizarre event has been happening since 1982, now welcoming over 25,000 every late October.  If you plan on attending, wacky costumes ... Read More

Helena's Own Joe St. Columbia Nominated for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, February 16, 2017

Helena Arkansas News is proud to report that one of their own, Joe St. Columbia, owner of Pasquale's Tamales, has been named one of the four finalists for "Proprietor of the Year." Pasquale's Tamales has been a part of the Helena community since the early 1900's and has earned the Presidentia... Read More

Arkansas Times Announces the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Finalists

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, February 16, 2017

The first ever Arkansas Food Hall of Fame finalists have been announced! Twelve restaurants, six food-themed events and four proprietors have been named from the nearly 300 nominees. A winner for each category will be named at the induction ceremony on February 28 at The Ron Robinson Thea... Read More

See the Arkansas Online Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Gallery

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, February 10, 2017

Warning: Don't look at this gallery while hungry...it will make you wish you were on an Arkansas Food Hall of Fame restaurant tour!  Here are just a few of the tasty photos, but go to Arkansas Online to see the rest! Read More

Kream Kastle: Making History Out of Hot Dogs

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Kream Kastle in Blytheville is being named a finalist in the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Awards.  Kream Kastle started as a hot dog and ice cream stand back in 1952, and is now an essential part of the Delta Barbecue Trail.  Click here to read the full story, as told by the Blythevil... Read More

Rock City Eats Reports on Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Finalists

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, February 08, 2017

On February 8, 2017, Rock City Eats: Rumbles reported on a plethora of delicious happenings in Little Rock, including the announcement of the Arkansas Hall of Fame finalists. The finalists are Jones BBQ in Marianna, Rhoda's Famous Hot Tamales in Lake Village, Bruno's Little Italy in Littl... Read More

Southeast Arkansas: Home to Three Food Hall of Fame Finalitsts

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Pine Bluff Commercial reports on how three of Southeast Arkansas's favorite restaurants made it as finalists in the inaugural Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. Finalists for the Food Hall of Fame category include Rhoda’s Famous Hot Tamales of Lake Village. Finalists for the Food-Themed Even... Read More

Arkansas Food Hall of Fame finalists announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Finalists have been announced for the 2017 class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame was launched by the Department of Arkansas Heritage in September to recognize Arkansas’s legendary restaurants, proprietors and food-themed events across the state. Nominations w... Read More

Join Our Facebook Event: Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Reception and Induction Ceremony

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Department of Arkansas Heritage will be announcing the winners of the 2017 class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Tuesday, February 28, 2017, during a reception and induction ceremony at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock. The business-casual reception will start at 5:30 p.m., follo... Read More

Talk Business Interviews Stacy Hurst

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Stacy Hurst, Director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, set down with Roby Brock, of Talk Business and Politics, to explain the inception of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame and its importance to Arkansas's tourism angle.  Hurst also discussed the $7.1 million spent on a new Departme... Read More