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KREAM KASTLE

ESTABLISHED 1952 112 North Division St., Blytheville • Finalist Kream Kastle has served as a central meeting place for the those looking for good company and even better food in Blytheville for years. The landmark has served its neighbors since 1952, when Steven Johns – the son of first-generation Lebanese and Syrian immigrants – opened it up as a windowservice-only hot dog stand. The establishment now serves up some of the best burgers and “pig sandwiches” this side of the Mississippi. Johns’ daughter Suzanne and husband Jeff Wallace carry on the proud tradition. Come hungry, but bring cash. AYMAG.COM . 37


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ARKANSAS FOOD HALL OF FAME

Cajun’s Wharf, Capers and Copper Grill – Little Rock Finalist BY JOE DAVID RICE

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The gas stove and refrigerator were both destroyed, as was the wallpaper, and smoke damage was extensive. The kitchen soon received a full makeover, complete with matching appliances in harvest gold. Fast forward a few decades and you’ll occasionally find that same woman behind a stove, experimenting with recipes. More likely though, she’ll be busy running three of Little Rock’s most popular restaurants. That person is Mary Beth Ringgold, and her kitchens can be found at Cajun’s Wharf, Capers and Copper Grill.

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Capi Peck

Scott McGehee

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BY CALEB TALLEY

For Capi Peck, cooking is in her blood. The Little Rock native is the granddaughter of Sam and Henrietta Peck, who’s legendary Hotel Sam Peck on Capitol Avenue was the setting for her first on-the-job training as a chef. She even brings some of her grandparents’ creations to the table at Trio’s. Since 1986, Peck has attracted a loyal following with her diverse menu offerings, which include an interesting mix of both American and worldly flavors. In addition to her loyal diners, Peck has also been an inspiration to a number of loyal staff members, too. Over the course of her 32-year career, she has mentored many young chefs, and many have been with her for more than 10 years, some since the 1980s. Keeping to her grandparents’ tradition, Peck continues to serve up the global cuisine she loves.

You could probably say that Scott McGehee is a rock star in the world of Little Rock food. There’s no doubt you’ve heard of his work. After graduating with honors from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, McGehee embarked on his culinary career as a line chef at Alice Waters’ famed Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley. In 1999, he returned to Little Rock to open Boulevard Bread Company. The gourmet bakery’s success was followed by the opening of ZaZa Fine Salad & Wood Oven Pizza Company in both Little Rock and Conway, Local Lime, Heights Taco & Tamale and Lost 40 Brewing. McGehee loves cooking up something delicious for everyone. And there’s no telling what he’ll be cooking up next.

Trio’s – Little Rock Finalist

Yellow Rocket Concepts – Little Rock Finalist


The Nomination Categories The Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Restaurant  This category recognizes outstanding restaurants that are legendary attractions in the state. One look at the finalists verify the qualifications for this competitive category. Nominees in this category must be owned and operated in Arkansas, must have been in business for at least 25 years or more and must not be a chain restaurant. Three honorees will be selected each year for this category

The Proprietor of the Year award 

Matthew McClure The Hive – Bentonville Finalist

This award recognizes a chef, cook and/or restaurant owner who’s made significant achievements in the Arkansas food industry. To be considered, the nominee’s restaurant must be owned and operated in Arkansas, cannot be a chain and has been operating for at least one year.

The Food-Themed Event of the Year 

BY KODY FORD

For Chef Matthew McClure, nothing is worse than monotony. The four-time James Beard Award semifinalist and executive chef is always looking for new flavors and ways to reinvent classics at The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville. Raised in Little Rock, McClure’s family never forgot their country roots. Those family traditions in the kitchen stayed with him as he journeyed onward to the New England Culinary Institute for his associate’s degree and then at an internship Boston at Troquet, Harvest and No. 9 Park. During this time, he became exposed to a variety of flavor profiles from different cultures and developed a love for spice, which he brought with him to The Hive.  When McClure isn’t in the kitchen, he spends time with his family and volunteering for the Southern Foodways Alliance, Bentonville Chef’s Alliance and No Kid Hungry.

This award recognizes unique food festivals and events that give residents a taste of Arkansas foods and hospitality. Festivals or events nominated for this award must be an annual event that has been held for at least five years. One honoree will be selected each year for this category.

Gone But Not Forgotten This award recognizes the collective culinary legacy of a once-and-always influential Arkansas restaurant that has since ceased operations. The reason for the closure is not important. It is the influence that the food – and/or those who prepared it – still have on other restaurants that matters. Take a fond trip down memory lane to nominate an old favorite. AYMAG.COM . 41


GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Cotham’s Mercantile Scott • 1917 - 2017 BY KAT ROBINSON One of the first restaurant to be considered for the rolls of Gone But Not Forgotten in the Arkansas Hall of Fame is one that has recently left our culinary scene. Cotham’s Mercantile in Scott burned to its stilts early on the morning of May 29, 2017, a loss that still stings for those who loved the country lunches and Hubcap burgers offered in the long building that sat on the bank of a bayou in Scott. Cotham’s Mercantile traces its history back to 1917, when it served as a general mercantile store for the town of Scott. Over the years, it spent time as a military commissary and even once served as Scott’s local jail. In 1984, owners Bill and Suzy Cotham created an Arkansas icon, adding a single table to the store for area farmers who wanted to sit down and enjoy their lunch, rather than eating their wax paper-wrapped bologna sandwiches on the front porch. It was soon discovered by local politicians such as David Pryor and Bill Clinton, who found the 20-minute drive from downtown Little Rock the perfect distance to escape the state’s capitol for a respite and a bite. It wasn’t long before more tables were brought in, and the moniker “where the elite come to eat” was tacked on. 42 . MARCH 2018

Though the mercantile’s goods gave way to a full set of table and chairs over time, the store’s walls remained covered with sundry items and photographs from its past. A long counter with glass cabinet sat to the left from the entryway, packed with everything from elixirs and spices to undergarments and baseball hats. Mismatched ceiling fans circulated the air in the massive, wood paneled room. Larry Griffin and his nephew Jon bought Cotham’s Mercantile in 1996 (Jon still owns Cotham’s in the City, the sister restaurant). The Griffins held onto it until 2001, when they sold the store to Scotty McNair, who owned the restaurant with Danielle Lynch at the time it burned. For three decades, folks from all walks of life rubbed elbows at those wooden tables while downing the daily meat-and-three or two-handing the restaurant’s famed 17-ounce Hubcap Burger with a side of double dipped oversized onion rings. Cotham’s was visited by President George Bush, by Food Network’s Rachel Ray and by The Travel Channel’s Adam Richman, who attempted to eat a four-patty Quad Hubcap on his show, Man vs. Food. It was a regular watering hole for business folks from the city and neighbors from rural Arkansas, and the meals taken within its walls were the sort that stick to the ribs, and to our memories.


GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Klappenbach Bakery Fordyce • 1975 – 2011 BY CALEB TALLEY The story of this famed bakery began in Washington state, but its chapter in Fordyce began in 1975. For 36 years, Norman and Lee Klappenback ran the bakery in the red brick building downtown, offering up locals and travelers a variety of warm pastries. It quickly became a rich, sweet tradition for those traveling along Highway 167. It also served as an anchor for the town, drawing in visitors from miles and miles away. A fire shut the bakery down in 2009, but it fought back to business a year later. But it didn’t last long. For another year, Klappenbach’s loyal customers had the chance to soak in that sweet smell and enjoy their tiny doughnuts, massive cinnamon rolls, Danishes and monkey bread. The bakery shut its doors for good on Oct. 1, 2011.

Coy’s Steak House Hot Springs • 1945 – 2009 BY CALEB TALLEY For decades, Coy’s served up juicy, top-tier steaks and seafood to locals and the many guests to the Spa City. The steakhouse was a popular haunt for nearly everyone on their annual pilgrimage to Oaklawn Park. This place was legendary, and was also a favorite of President Bill Clinton when he visited his boyhood town. And while their steaks were highly coveted by anyone who’d eaten there, what many miss most about Coy’s was their famed salad dressing. Plenty have tried to imitate it, to little success. The world lost this treasure in 2009, when the restaurant burned to the ground on the eve of the racing season.

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Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis in the U.S., with women making up almost half of all cases. A colonoscopy can prevent colon cancer by finding and removing pre-cancerous polyps. And typically, insurance will pay the cost. It’s an important screening that can help you and your loved ones live longer and healthier. Learn more at chistvincent.com/gastroenterology

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Little Rock’s dining and craft food and beverage scene is on the rise. Whether enjoying a romantic dinner for two, using our Locally Labeled Passport program to sample our city’s ever-expanding offerings of ales, wines and spirits or savoring any of the amazing products our artisanal food producers are making, there’s never been a better time to enjoy great food and drink in Little Rock. • @thecorner named among the “16 Best Diners in the South,” Travel + Leisure, 2017 • Little Rock included in “15 Southern Cities All Food Lovers Should Eat in Now,” Food and Wine, 2017 • Big Orange Midtown “Great American Beer Bars,” CraftBeer.com, 2016 • Trio’s Restaurant named “Best Farm-to-Table Restaurant in Arkansas,” Travel + Leisure, 2016 • One Eleven at the Capital Semifinalist, Best New Restaurant, James Beard Awards, 2015

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Cavender’s storefront in Harrison, Arkansas.

" WE HAVE THE BEST GROUP OF CUSTOMERS IN THE WORLD."”

The Cavender family once mixed their famous seasoning in a cement mixer.

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Start planning your wedding at Pine Hill Ranch today.

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BLACK APPLE CROSSING (CIDERY) 321 E. Emma Ave. • Springdale

BLUE CANOE BREWING COMPANY 425 E. Third Street • Little Rock 1637 E. Fifteenth Street • Little Rock

BUBBA BREW'S BREWING COMPANY 8091 Airport Rd. • Bonnerdale 538 Central Ave. Suite 100 • Hot Springs 1252 Airport Rd. • Hot Springs

COLUMBUS HOUSE BREWERY 701 W. North Street • Fayetteville

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CRISIS BREWING COMPANY (Opening in March) 210 S. Archibald Yell Blvd. • Fayetteville

DAMGOODE PIES

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DIAMOND BEAR BREWING COMPANY 600 N. Broadway Street • Little Rock

FLYWAY BREWING

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FORT SMITH BREWING COMPANY 7500 Fort Chaffee Blvd. • Fort Smith

FOSSIL COVE BREWING COMPANY 1946 N. Birch Ave. • Fayetteville

11512 Highway 14 East • Big Flat

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JJ'S BREWING COMPANY 3615 N. Steele Blvd. • Fayetteville

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NEW PROVINCE BREWING COMPANY 1310 W. Hudson • Rogers

OZARK BEER COMPANY 109 N. Arkansas Street • Rogers

PRESTON ROSE FARM AND BREWING COMPANY 201 St. Louis Valley Rd. • Paris

REBEL KETTLE BREWING 822 E. 6th Street • Little Rock

REFINED ALE BREWERY 2221 S. Cedar Street • Little Rock

RENDEZVOUS JUNCTION BREWING 2001 S. Bellview Rd. Suite 2 • Rogers

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why should I care that my hospital is nationally recognized? it means they exceed industry standards I have more confidence in my treatment my family gets the best care in the state because together we’re better

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock has been named the No. 1 hospital in Arkansas for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report. This is our fifth year in a row to receive this quality recognition. It is rewarding to know Arkansans put their confidence in us to meet their medical needs. For more about your health and our specialists, visit chistvincent.com

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Congratulations, Matt! For being named one of AY Magazine’s Best CEOs in Arkansas. It’s no surprise to us that AY Magazine has named Matt Troup as one of the best CEOs in Arkansas. Matt’s dedication to servant-leadership has inspired our team to reflect our true spirit of giving and commitment to excellence in patient care in our community. Congratulations, Matt! We are grateful for your bold leadership and innovative spirit.

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Congratulations Rich Howe on being named one of Arkansas’ Top CEOs! We’re inspired by your vision and passion for the company, motivated by your support, and proud of your recognition.

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You’re the toast of the town. We’re raising our glass to Managing Partner Ryan Underwood for being recognized as one of AY Magazine’s 2018 Power Players. Congratulations to Ryan for his positive influence and extensive service to BKD and his community.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

If you’ve ever felt like giving up... Rise Up instead!

Cara Brookins Best-selling Author and Domestic Abuse Survivor

Thursday, April 5 6 p.m. Presentation/Q&A • 7:15 p.m. Book-signing Reception Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall • Free Admission Brookins’ story about building her own house using YouTube has been viewed a billion times. Her best-seller, Rise, has been optioned to become a major motion picture. 84 . MARCH 2018


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discover spring break ! Buddy from “Dinosaur Train” Monday, March 19 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Super Why and Wonder Red from “Super Why” Tuesday, March 20 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in partnership with

500 President Clinton Ave Little Rock, AR 72201 www.museumofdiscovery.org 501.396.7050

Make Hot Wheels your Spring Breakation Destination! now until

APRIL 29

find out more at amazeum.org

Produced by

HOT WHEELSMuseum and associated trademarks trade dress are owned by,AR 1009 Wayand | Bentonville, and used under license from, Mattel. ©2017 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.

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The wildest party arou nd with 2 nights of fun!

VIP Night Friday, April 27 Mane Event Satu rday, April 28 Tickets on sale now: littlerockzoo.co m/wild-wines

Have a roaring good time at the Little Rock Zoo!

Beverage sponsor:

Must be at least 21 to attend

I N PA R T N E R S H I P W I T H

April 13–14, 2018 Cabe Festival Theatre Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine Directed by Bevan Keating With witty lyrics, lush musical numbers, and fantastic settings, this dramatic comedy weaves together elements of five different fairy tales, each focused on a quest to fulfill a wish. Each character’s wish is granted — but the happy endings turn out quite differently than any of them had imagined.

MEDIA S P O N SO R

Order Tickets at wildwoodpark.org or call 501-821-7275 INTO THE WOODS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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Saturday, March 24 • 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. A day of Flowers, Food and Fun!

9 a.m.

Grand Re-Opening of the Garden of the Pine Wind

Join a walking tour with designer John Powell (Included with admission; call to reserve ahead – very limited spots). 9:30 a.m. Children’s Activity Booths to 1 p.m. Face painting, rock decorating, wand making, origami, and paper flowers/wishes. All activities are included with admission. 11 a.m.

Beer Garden Opens

Party at the Pavilion! Bubba Brews Brewing Company and Buffalo Brewing Company will be selling a custom spring draft along with their own varieties. Some fun Food Trucks will be in this area, too.

550 Arkridge Road | Hot Springs | 800-366-4664 | garvangardens.org

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Chair: Scot Davis Presenting Sponsor

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Give Yourself the Gift of Respite

Have comfort in knowing your loved one will enjoy a private apartment in a caring, calming environment. All respite guests receive the same personalized care as our permanent residents.

Schedule a Private Tour | Lindsey – 501.868.6270

Memory Care Assisted “Living” Neighborhoods Our Difference is Clear 8401 Ranch Blvd., Little Rock, AR 72223 | ClarityPointeLittleRock.com AYMAG.COM . 101


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It takes more than robotics to get you back on your feet At UAMS, we understand that finding the solution to your hip and knee pain isn’t just about using the latest unproven technology. It’s about matching our patients with the right tools and a highly skilled surgeon. In fact, our orthopaedics team includes more surgeons with one-year fellowships in joint replacement than the rest of the state combined. Here we take a comprehensive team approach to your joint care that focuses on improving your mobility. And when we’re not delivering excellent patient care, we spend our time teaching the next generation of orthopaedic specialists. Our goal is to deliver the state’s best hip and knee care for you and your family so you can get back to doing what you enjoy as quickly as possible.

For appointments, please call us at 501-614-BONE (2663). UAMS Orthopaedic Clinic 2 Shackleford W. Blvd (next to Parker Lexus).

UAMS Orthopaedic Hip & Knee Surgeons Front: Drs. Jeffrey Stambough, C. Lowry Barnes Back: Drs. Paul Edwards, Simon Mears

UAMShealth.com/orthopaedics

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