Arkansas Food Hall of Fame


 It’s an exciting time to own an Arkansas restaurant, or even just to have a favorite — this year, the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame received 1,450 nominations (more than double the previous year’s numbers), which came from all 75 counties! The finalist restaurants, restaurateurs, chefs, and food-themed events will be announced Jan. 27 at an event open to the public (see our calendar on page 42 for event details), with an awards ceremony Feb. 24 in Little Rock.

We all know we Arkansans have way more amazing local eateries than awards, so stay tuned to root for your favorite hometown eatery.

The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame is a project of the Department of Arkansas Parks, Heritage and Tourism. Learn more at