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American Culinary Federation benefits Thea Foundation through Governor's Culinary Challenge

American Culinary Federation benefits Thea Foundation through Governor's Culinary Challenge

The verdict is finally in, and the Thea Foundation is grateful to announce a donation of $6,637.77 from the American Culinary Federation (ACF), sponsor of the first annual Governor’s Culinary Challenge which took place during the federation’s central regional four-day conference this past spring.  Pre-conference, the ACF’s central region members selected Thea as the beneficiary of this exciting new fundraiser held on Monday, April 29, 2013, at the Capital Hotel.

The Governor’s Culinary Challenge exhibited gourmet bites from the likes of celebrated chefs, including Mark Abernathy, Gilbert Alaquinez, Joel Antunes, Peter Brave, Stephen Burrow, Brian Deloney, Donnie Ferneau, Jason Knapp, Capi Peck, and Lee Richardson.  Governor and First Lady Beebe were in attendance, as well as other local celebrities such as Mike Ross, Christina Muñoz, and Chris Olsen.

Chili's hosts statewide fundraiser to help rebuild Goodwill in Searcy

Chili's hosts statewide fundraiser to help rebuild Goodwill in Searcy

WHAT: Chili's Grill & Bar locations in Arkansas are banding together to raise funds for the Goodwill in Searcy that burned down in March. The donations will go toward rebuilding Goodwill, so the organization can continue to assist those in need and provide jobs in the Searcy community. Throughout the evening Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Chili’s will donate 10 percent of food, beverage and To Go sales to help support this cause.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 26, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.                                           

WHERE: All Chili’s Grill & Bar locations in Arkansas

Governor's Culinary Challenge

Governor's Culinary Challenge

The Governor’s Culinary Challenge, a part of the Arkansas Culinary Federation's Central Region Conference, is proud to support the efforts of the Thea Foundation with a special event that promises to be one of the culinary highlights of the year. Proceeds raised from the Governor’s Culinary Challenge will benefit the Thea Foundation Scholarship Program, which in its history has made available more than 2.2 million dollars to Arkansas high school seniors seeking a higher education.

This event features the culinary genius of the biggest names in Arkansas cuisine:

Joel Antunes
Peter Brave
Capi Peck
Lee Richardson
Mark Abernathy
Brian Deloney
Donnie Ferneau
Stephen Burrow
Gilbert Alaquinez
Jason Knapp

These ten chefs will each showcase their unique flavor with the Art-Deco flair of the historic Capital Hotel as its backdrop. This event is not to be missed!

Cooks Tour of Argenta Benefits Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Cooks Tour of Argenta Benefits Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Make plans for an afternoon of food, fun and live music when Cooks Tour of Argenta: Jazz Brunch comes to the Argenta Arts District, downtown North Little Rock. The event, set for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14 in the 400 block of Main Street, benefits the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

Now - March 16: "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights" at Laman Library, Main Branch. Through a compelling mix of photographs, television clips, and other historic artifacts, For All the World to See traces how images disseminated in popular magazines like LIFE, JET, and EBONY, and real-time events brought into homes via television coverage helped transform public opinion about racism and racial justice in America.

Dickey’s Barbecue is Firing Up Across Arkansas

Dickey’s Barbecue is Firing Up Across Arkansas

 

ROGERS, Ark. -- Dickey’s Barbecue is building momentum throughout Arkansas.  The world’s largest barbecue chain is developing new locations in the state with Lowell and Siloam Springs already open and Rogers, Bentonville, Fayetteville, Searcy and Little Rock set to open soon.

 “We are seeing an uptick in interest in Arkansas and are thrilled with the excitement surrounding our brand,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., president and CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We have very energized franchise owners in Arkansas and we know they are going to make the Dickey’s brand grow and prosper in the state.”

 Dickey’s Barbecue added almost 100 stores last year and is planning to add at least that many new locations nationwide in 2013.  The new location in Rogers, off of Promenade Boulevard, will be owned by Jared Thompson.

Local Artists Fill Holiday Art Market at Starving Artist Cafe

Local Artists Fill Holiday Art Market at Starving Artist Cafe

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Annual Starving Artist Cafe Holiday Market continues this Saturday,  December 15 and again December 22.

Artists will be set up inside the restaurant to sell their original artwork (paintings, jewelry, crafts, photography, pottery, etc.) for our customers to shop as they enjoy a fantastic lunch. No fee, no commission, and the artist will get lunch on us. Market hours are Noon-2pm. Limited to six artists a day. You can do one day, several days, or all. Contact Paula: starvingartistcafe@gmail.com  

Also, we'll be selling original Christmas ornaments again this year on our display tree. We sell a lot of these each year, so hang yours! The tree will go up on November 24 and stay up in the cafe' through Christmas. Contact Paula: starvingartistcafe@gmail.com