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The Tamale: 2018 Food of the Year

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, December 07, 2017

The tamale tradition has been steeped in mystery since it arrived on the scene in the early 20th century. Whether you believe it was brought here by soliders from the Mexican War or Native Americans, what does remain clear is the state’s affinity for the food. Arkansas’s taste for the tam... Read More

AFHOF nominee named in USA Today article

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, December 04, 2017

A 2017 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame nominee for the Food-Themed Event category was showcased in this USA Today article! Click here to learn how the Chocolate Roll Festival made Searcy County the "Chocolate Roll Capital of the World." Be sure to mark your calendars for March 6, 2018, when we ... Read More

Meet the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Committee!

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, November 20, 2017

Nominations poured in for the 2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame! But who decides the winners? Meet the 13-person Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Committee! This group of Arkansas foodies, chefs, authors and historians understands and appreciates the unique food customs that flavor our Authentic Arka... Read More

ASA Preserves Arkansas Burger Company Artifacts

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, November 08, 2017

This month the Arkansas State Archives, a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, received a large collection of items from the Arkansas Burger Company in Little Rock. The Arkansas Burger Company was a favorite local restaurant on Cantrell Road for 17 years. Many of its loyal cus... Read More

Tie Dye Travels Shares 150+ Restaurants to Consider for Induction Into Arkansas's Food Hall of Fame

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, October 30, 2017

Kat Robinson with Tie Die Travels was asked to name some of the restaurants she thinks should be considered for the 2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. Kat has been covering the state of Arkansas now for about ten years as a food journalist, so she definitely has the chops needed to know whi... Read More

The Mighty Rib reviews AFHOF Winner Lassis Inn

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Mighty Rib pair of food critics spent a mighty bit of time this month reviewing one of our favorite AFHOF winners, Lassis Inn. The two compliment Lassis Inn not only on their food, which they say is AMAZING, but also on the character of the place, and the people that own it. The artic... Read More

AFHOF in Arkansas Online's Restaurant Transitions!

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

  Arkansas Online's Restaurant Transitions reports that nominations for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame are still open until Oct. 31 via ArkFoodHOF.com. Categories include Proprietor of the Year, Food-Themed Event, Gone But Not Forgotten and People's Choice. A 13-member committee of ... Read More

Arkansas Business Gives a Shout out for Last-Minute Nominations

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, October 20, 2017

Arkansas Business gave a shout out calling for last-minute nominations for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame and reported on the five categories: Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, which recognizes long-standing restaurants that have become legendary attractions in Arkansas. Pro... Read More

Place Your Order! Nominations are Closing!

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, October 16, 2017

Place Your Order! Nominations are closing! The deadline for nominations for the 2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame is quickly approaching and we “donut” want you to miss it! We will be accepting nominations through October 31. It’s kind of a big “dill.” Nominate through the online form f... Read More

Represent Your County in the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Is your county represented with nominations for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame? If not, there’s still time to nominate! Don’t miss your chance to honor a favorite restaurant, chef or food-themed event at ArkFoodHOF.com through October 31, 2017.            Read More