Category archives: Food

A Fresh New Side Dish - Curried Lentils and Squash

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Looking for a fresh new side dish to serve to your family and friends? This Curried Lentils and Squash from Well-Fed Arkansas, CHI St. Vincent Health goes great with everything! Lentils are packed with fiber and are a great source of protein, which makes this dish an excellent vegetarian entree. The unique flavor of curry, with its combination of deep, ea[...]

Who Will Win The Diamond Chef Arkansas Title?

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On the night of April 13, 2017, seven local and esteemed chefs will compete simultaneously in head-to-head quick-fire challenges to win the Diamond Chef Arkansas title. Diamond Chef is Arkansas' premier culinary competition and fundraiser. Come out to enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres prepared by UA - Pulaski Tech culinary students and faculty; plus, signature c[...]

Grotto Wood-Fired Grill & Wine Cave - 2017 Food Hall of Fame People's Choice

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Unknown to Grotto Chef/Founder Rodney Slane and Co-Owner Autumn Spencer at the time of this interview, they weren't just finalists for the first Arkansas Food Hall of Fame People's Choice Award, they are the winner! Opened in Eureka Springs in June 2015, read on to see what captured the support of their diners to make them winners. By Brigette Williams [...]

Food Events - 2017 Food Hall of Fame

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Good food can also be found at festivals around the state. These festivals made the cut for the first Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. By Shelby Styron Cave City Watermelon Festival, Cave City - 2017 Food Hall of Fame Inductee - July 27-29, 2017 The world’s sweetest watermelons The Cave City Watermelon Festival debuted in 1980 as a one-day [...]

Arkansas Food Hall of Famers

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    hat would Arkansas’ fine and upscale dining consist of if these four gentlemen had not come together to make culinary magic at the legendary Jacques & Suzanne restaurant atop what is now the Regions Bank building overlooking downtown Little Rock? Those old enough to appreciate the idea of watermelon radishes, ‘raw bars’ an[...]

Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, The Restaurants

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rkansas is plentiful with legendary restaurants that have served up southern and international favorites for more than four generations.  Three establishments, Jones Bar-B-Q Diner in Marianna, Lassis Inn in Little Rock and Rhoda’s Famous Hot Tamales in Lake Village are the first inductees in the Department of Arkansas Heritage’s Food Hall of Fame.Make [...]

Floral Fantasies

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By Maura Montez :: Photography by Jamison Mosley   dible flowers are a wonderful way to add flavor and beauty to almost any dish. Make certain flowers are grown organically and pesticide-free. Not all flowers are edible, so be sure to accurately identify the flower and its edible parts before adding to dishes. Use sparingly when cooking, as th[...]