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2019 Arkansas Food of the Year Celebrated at Historic Arkansas Museum Event

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, May 01, 2019

The lowly, bottom-feeding catfish was exalted -- and eaten -- during the latest edition of History Is Served: Historic Arkansas Museum's Arkansas Foodways Dinner Series, on April 18 at the Little Rock museum. "Catfish Tales in Four Courses" featured the culinary talent of Scott Rains, executive chef for Table 28.

Guests came in from the rain to first enjoy a signature drink and other libations and nibble on the evening's first course: Smoked Catfish Onion Dip on barbecued chicken skins; and Braunschweiger on rye with horseradish. Rex Nelson shared memories of fishing for catfish, as well as mentions of restaurants around the state that did the best justice to what was named the 2019 Arkansas Food of the Year by the Department of Arkansas Heritage's Food Hall of Fame program. Department Director Stacy Hurst also shared remarks.

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