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Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Nominees

Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Finalists have been marked with an asterisk.
Augusta Grill, Augusta
BJ'S Market Café, North Little Rock
Bobby's Country Cookin', Little Rock
Brave New Restaurant, Little Rock
Bruno's Little Italy, Little Rock*
Bubba's Barbeque, Eureka Springs
Café Amoré, Eureka Springs
Catfish N, Dardanelle
Cheers in the Heights, Little Rock
Craig's Bar-B-Q, DeValls Bluff*
Dixie Pig, Blytheville
Doe's Eat Place, Little Rock*
Ermilio's Italian Home Cooking, Eureka Springs
Feltner's Whatta-Burger, Russellville*
Ferguson's Country Store and Restaurant, St. Joe
Franke's Cafeteria, Little Rock*
Gadwall's Grill, North Little Rock
Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse, Eureka Springs
Gayle's Family Restaurant, Kirby
Homer's, Little Rock
Jones Bar-B-Q Diner, Marianna*
Keeney's Food Market, Malvern
Kin Folks Bar-B-Q, Mountain View
Kream Kastle, Blytheville*
Lassis Inn, Little Rock*
Lindsey's Hospitality, North Little Rock
Local Flavor Café, Eureka Springs
Mammoth Orange, Redfield
McClard's Bar-B-Q, Hot Springs*
Mel's Diner, Mountain Home
Mexico Chiquito, Maumelle
Murry's Dinner Playhouse, Little Rock
Myrtie Mae's Café, Eureka Springs
Neal's Cafe, Springdale*
Noodles Italian Kitchen, Fayetteville
P.J'S Rainbow Cafe, Mountain View
Pasquale's Tamales, Helena-West Helena
Rhoda's Famous Hot Tamales, Lake Village*
Sims Bar-B-Que, Little Rock*
Skillet Restaurant, Mountain View
Skylark Cafe, Leslie
Skyline Cafe, Mena
Southern Girls BBQ, Pangburn
Tacker's Shake Shack, Marion
Taliano's Italian Restaurant, Fort Smith
The Backyard Barbeque Co., Magnolia
The Bistro Bar & Grill, Helena-West Helena
The Faded Rose, Little Rock
The Hook, Jacksonville
The Ohio Club, Hot Springs
The Terrace Mediterranean Kitchen, Little Rock
Tommy's Famous...A Pizzeria, Mountain View
Town House Restaurant, El Dorado
Trio's, Little Rock
Uncle John's, Crawfordsville
Wesner's Grill, Rogers
Yesterday's Restaurant & Bar, Morrilton
Zaffino's by Nori, Sherwood

Proprietor of the Year

Finalists have been marked with an asterisk.
Austin and Ashton Samuelson, Conway
Capi Peck, Little Rock*
Chris Tanner, Little Rock
Donna and Brandon Cox, Eureka Springs
Donnie Ferneau, Little Rock
George Eldridge, Little Rock
Joe St. Columbia, Helena-West Helena*
K. J. Zumwalt, Eureka Springs
Louis Williams, Hot Springs
Mary Beth Ringgold, Little Rock
Miles James, Springdale
Nori Menegaldo, Sherwood
Paul Bash, Ed Moore, Louis Petit and Denis Seyer (Contiental Cuisine Partnership), Little Rock*
Peter Brave, Little Rock
Robert Best, North Little Rock
Rodney Slane, Eureka Springs
Rosalia Monroe, Little Rock
Scott McGehee, Little Rock*
Stephanos Mylonas, Little Rock
Teresa Lamkin, Camden
The Stephens Family, Little Rock
Tomas Bohm, Little Rock
Travis Hester, Little Rock
Wesley Douglas, Fayetteville

Food-Themed Event

Finalists have been marked with an asterisk.
Annual Bean Fest & Great Arkansas Championship Outhouse Races, Mountain View*
A Taste for Business, North Little Rock
Cave City Watermelon Festival*
Chocolate Roll Contest and Festival, Marshall
Fleur Delicious Weekend, Eureka Springs
Gillett Coon Supper*
Hot Springs Chili Cook Off
International Greek Food Festival
Little Italy's Spaghetti Dinner and Bazaar, Bigelow
Main Street Food Truck Festival, Little Rock
Watson Fish Fry
World Championship Duck Gumbo Cookoff, Stuttgart*
World Championship Squirrel Cook Off, Gravette
World Championship Steak Cook-Off, Magnolia
World Cheese Dip Championship, Little Rock*

People's Choice

Finalists have been marked with an asterisk.
AQ Chicken House, Springdale
Bruno's Italian Villa, Benton
Capital Bar and Grill, Little Rock
Crawpappy's Cajun Cuisine, Alma
Dizzy's Gypsy Bistro, Little Rock
Eat My Catfish, Little Rock
Excaliburger, Little Rock
Flossie's Funnel Cakes Inc., Hot Springs
Four Corners Kitchen, Fayetteville
KJ's Caribe Restaurant & Cantina, Eureka Springs
La Hacienda, Benton
Le Stick Nouveau, Eureka Springs
Loca Luna, Little Rock
Lucy's Diner, Fort Smith
Mike's Place, Conway
Mylo Coffee Co., Little Rock
Next Level Kitchen, Hot Springs
Parkview Pizza, Flippin
Samantha's Tap Room & Wood Grill, Little Rock
Serenity Farm Bread, Leslie
Sparky's Roadhouse Cafe, Eureka Springs
Tacos 4 Life, Conway
The Root, Little Rock
The Village Steakhouse, Star City