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Arkansas Food Hall of Fame receives record nominations

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, November 05, 2020

The nomination period for the 2021 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, the statewide program that recognizes what’s great about Arkansas food, has closed and the results are quite astounding! In the month of October, Arkansas Heritage accepted nominations in five categories and... Read More

2020 Proprietor of the Year Finalists

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Saturday, February 22, 2020

By Andrew Vogler, Arkansas Heritage The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame’s Proprietor of the Year award is presented to a chef, cook and/or restaurant owner in Arkansas who has made significant achievements in the food industry. Peter Brave of Brave New Restaurant - Little Rock (Pulaski... Read More

2020 Food-Themed Event Finalists

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, February 18, 2020

By Andrew Vogler  The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame’s award for food-themed event honors one of the many community events or festivals that make our state a great place to live. These events attract tourists and neighbors alike and serve up lots of fun and hospitality alongside their s... Read More

2020 Gone But Not Forgotten Finalists

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Co-authored by Joseph Alley, curator at The Helena Museum of Phillips County and Victoria Chandler, Arkansas Made researcher at Historic Arkansas Museum. The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame's Gone But Not Forgotten category honors the collective culinary legacy of a once-and-always influential Arkansa... Read More

A Grand Threshing: Rice in Arkansas

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, February 04, 2020

by Swannee Bennett, director of Historic Arkansas Museum" "Rice field in Arkansas, showing levees, pumphouse, and water," postcard, collection from Historic Arkansas Museum 2011.27.49 In February of 1819 famed English naturalist Thomas Nuttall documented the earliest known reference to the produ... Read More

Arkansas Heritage announces 2020 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Finalists

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, January 27, 2020

Finalists have been announced for the 2020 class of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. The Department of Arkansas Heritage launched the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame program in 2016 to recognize Arkansas’s legendary restaurants, proprietors and food-themed events across the state. More than... Read More

Join us as we reveal the 2020 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame finalists

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, January 23, 2020

Anxious to find out who the 2020 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame finalists are? Find out first-hand at the finalist reveal on Monday, January 27 at 2:30 p.m., at Arkansas Heritage! At this event, we’ll reveal the finalists in four categories: Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, Proprietor of the Year, Fo... Read More

The Turkey in Arkansas: Thanksgiving and Wild Birds

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, November 27, 2019

By Victoria Chandler This week, many Arkansans will be gathering around their tables for the stars of their Thanksgiving spread – the turkey. Turkeys have always been plentiful in Arkansas. Wild turkeys (specifically the eastern wild turkey) were one of the more abundant birds that th... Read More

Record number of nominations received for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, November 25, 2019

The nomination period for the 2020 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, the statewide program that recognizes what’s great about Arkansas food, has closed and the results are quite astounding! In the month of October, Arkansas Heritage accepted nominations in five categories and we’re happy ... Read More

Rain or Shine, Cornbread Promises a Fine Time

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, October 25, 2019

by Kat Robinson This weekend, the ninth annual Arkansas Cornbread Festival will take place in the SoMa District in Little Rock. The event, meant to bring a community together while celebrating one of our Arkansas staples, has grown into one of the must-attend festivals of every fall. ... Read More