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Look Who's Cookin': Rob Nelson

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Janet Warlick   ROB NELSON (Online Exclusive) Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie / Bentonville   Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? I am a formally trained chef. Where were you trained? [...]

Look Who's Cookin': Dr. Glenn R. Mack

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Janet Warlick   Dr. Glenn R. Mack Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food / Northwest Arkansas Community College   Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Both. I grew up cooking for [...]

Notable: Honey Pies

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A Bit of Homemade Goodness Photography by Sara Edwards Neal  Sharon Woodson only launched her boutique business Honey Pies last fall, word has gotten around: her pies are deliciously endearing. This Northwest Arkansas native started her company, calling on know-how she gained while helping her grandmother — “a true Southern lady” — in the matriarch’s kit[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Diana Bratton

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Janet Warlick   DIANA BRATTON Café 1217 & Taco Mama / Hot Springs Hometown: McAllen, Texas. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Both. Where were you trained? I was formally trained at El Centro C[...]

Look Who's Cookin': Anthony Valinoti

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal   ANTHONY VALINOTI (Online Exclusive) DeLuca's Pizzeria  / Hot Springs Hometown: Brooklyn, New York Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? I’ve had no formal training. I was a Wall Street[...]

Notable: Rick's Beignets

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Named one of the South's best beignets by Taste of the South  magazine. Photography by Cindy Momchilov   travel to N’awlins for Mardi Gras? That’s OK. Get a taste of The Big Easy at Rick’s Beignets. Owner Rick Rogers’ food truck features sweet and savory menus. The sweet menu features beignets — prepared based on Rogers’ experience cooking in New [...]

Look Who's Cookin': Omar Barry

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A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Janet Warlick    OMAR BARRY (Online Exclusive) Omar’s Uptown / Jonesboro Hometown: Banjul, Gambia and Jonesboro, Arkansas Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Yes to both. Where were you trained? I st[...]

Notable: Excaliburger

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"I believe in ‘Do one thing and do it well,’” Kyle Pounders said, as he prepared his famous Excalibuger. “My end goal is to have a [location with a drive-thru] with healthy options.” Photograph by Cindy Momchilov   journey has not been smooth, thanks to the purchase of a food truck that wasn’t quite road-ready; however, after a few hiccups and kin[...]