2018 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

All of the food at Franke’s Cafeteria is made from scratch daily.

Read on to discover this year’s Arkansas Food Hall of Fame winners and finalists. Look for our full feature on the winners and finalists in our March issue.

Food Themed Events

Winner: Gillett Coon Supper

Nominees: Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival, Hope Watermelon Festival, International Greek Food Festival, World Championship Duck Gumbo Cook Off

The Proprietors

Winner: Mary Beth Ringgold of Cajun’s Wharf, Capers and Copper Grill

Nominees: Capi Peck of Trio’s; Scott McGehee of Yellow Rocket Concepts; Matt McClure of The Hive

Gone But Not Forgotten

Winner: Cotham’s Mercantile in Scott

Nominees: Jacques and Suzanne of Little Rock, Klappenbach Bakery of Fordyce, Coy’s Steak House of Hot Springs

The Restaurants

Winners: Venesian Inn of Tontitown, McClard’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant of Hot Springs, Franke’s Cafeteria of Little Rock

Nominees: Feltner’s Whatta-Burger of Russellville, Doe’s Eat Place of Little Rock, Kream Kastle of Blytheville, Bruno’s Little Italy of Little Rock, White House Cafe of Camden, Ed Walker’s Drive-In of Fort Smith, Neal’s Cafe of Springdale, Dixie Pig of Blytheville, DeVito’s of Eureka Springs.

People’s Choice

Winner: JJ’s Lakeside Cafe of Lake Village

Can’t get enough of Arkansas’ restaurants and food-based events? Read about last year’s picks for restaurants, events and the People’s Choice Award winner.

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