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Murry's Restaurant and Craig's BBQ Featured in Rex Nelson's Column

Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Committee member Rex Nelson, shared some of his favorite tastes in Arkansas in his recent column "Along the Lower White" for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. In it, he featured two Arkansas Food Hall of Fame winners: Craig's BBQ and Murry's Restaurant. He said, "When visiting my grandparents at Des Arc as a boy, we often would go to DeValls Bluff to eat pork barbecue at Craig's or fried catfish at Murry's. Both of the Black-owned restaurants have since been inducted into the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. Craig's continues to operate at its original location. Murry's has since moved west on U.S. 70 to a spot between Hazen and Carlisle. I'm biased since I grew up on their offerings, but I still say Craig's has my favorite barbecue in the state and Murry's fries my favorite catfish." Do you have a favorite that deserves to win? Nominate them today! Click here.

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