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KAIT Highlights Kream Kastle, Local AR Food Hall of Fame Finalist

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A longtime area restaurant known for its pig sandwiches is one of 10 finalists for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, with an announcement on Feb. 25.

Kream Kastle in Blytheville was one of the finalists named Jan. 10 by the Department of Arkansas Heritage for the honor. According to the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, the restaurant was opened in July 1952 by Steven Johns as a “high-volume/low-overhead hot dog stand.” The hot dog stand quickly became a drive-in restaurant, with barbecue becoming commonplace.”

Check out the full article here and don’t forget to purchase your event ticket to see which of our finalists are chosen as winners in our induction ceremony on February 25, 2019.