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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 08:00:00

Smoke Shack shows its stuff

Great 'cue in the Natural State? Head to the Smoke Shack.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 15:00:00

Clean, green, backyard barbecue in Fayetteville

Greenhouse Grille is expanding to add a casual, back-yard BBQ style food truck located behind their School St. location in Fayetteville.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 09:33:50

The Rib Cage in Hot Springs is tops for brisket

Barbecue might be subjective, but the Rib Cage in Hot Springs is just downright tasty.

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Flake & Kelley

Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 15:37:00

The Great Park Avenue BBQ Cook-off returns to Hot Springs

The people of Park Avenue in beautiful, historic uptown Hot Springs, have started a series of festivals to show what Park Avenue has to offer to locals, as well as tourists.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:59:00

Stubby's makes old school barbecue fresh

When the barbecue is as good as Hot Springs' classic Stubby's, there's no need for anything beyond the basics.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 13:50:00

Reputation isn't enough for McClard's

A disappointing pork sandwich is just the latest in a series of unfortunate meals at McClard's.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 14:39:00

Whole Hog better than remembered

A pleasant surprise from the barbecue chain.

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Flake & Kelley

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 08:33:00

Mesquite makes the difference at Roland's

Hickory-smoked 'cue is the standard around Hot Springs, but one place goes against the grain.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 18:48:00

A look at catering — from the inside

There's a lot more to catering than just showing up and serving food. Here's an inside view of what it takes to serve great food to big crowds.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:16:00

Louis Williams takes barbecue to the next level

Sparkman native Louis Williams takes barbecue seriously. His Next Level BBQ catering business is steadily expanding and might be in a neighborhood near you soon. Louis shares a pork-stuffed onion recipe with us, and tells us how to avoid that dreaded barbecue "kick back."

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 16:40:00

Does Jones Bar-B-Q in Marianna really deserve a James Beard award?

In the early part of 2012, Jones Bar-B-Q in Marianna became the first (and to this day, only) restaurant in Arkansas to receive a prestigious James Beard Award. Jones was honored by the Beard Foundation as one of its “American Classics,” and praised for their commitment to quality and respect for their heritage. In their press release, The Beard Foundation praised Jones as a “beacon of community pride and continuity. But does it really deserve such an honor?

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 23:04:19

Pig & pie at Three Sams BBQ Joint

Three Sams is a popular barbecue joint located in Mabelvale. It’s not quite as old as it’s ancient exterior makes it appear to be, but it’s been around long enough to gain quite a reputation in these parts for solid, working man’s fare, and honest, affordable lunches.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 11:14:00

Say McIntosh on 7th St. re-opening on Friday, under new management

Say McIntosh on 7th, the Stifft Station soul food and barbecue restaurant run by the family of the great Little Rock political agitator, philanthropist and sweet potato pie maker, Robert "Say" McIntosh, was quietly shuttered over a year ago, but word comes that they'll be reopening on Friday, October 8 under new management and a new name: Say McIntosh Restaurant and Sweet Potato Pie Factory.

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 16:54:06

Sims simply can't be beat

Barbecue worth bragging about.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 14:19:00

Chatz Cafe is right on 'cue

Rib tips and smoked chicken top the list of the Chatz barbecue lineup.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 10:37:07

H.B.'s Bar B.Q: They're the people in your neighborhood

H.B.'s Bar B.Q: they're the people in your neighborhood

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 12:38:10

Ron's Barbecue is big taste from a small town

Just off the beaten path lies barbecue bliss.

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 10:56:51

Labor Day barbecue with Southern Gourmasian

Starting the holiday weekend off right with ribs.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012 - 11:17:00

Hogs fly at Clinton National Airport

Travelers to and from the newly-renamed Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport have a reason to smile: a new outlet of Little Rock's outstanding Whole Hog Cafe barbecue joint, which opened in the food court there this morning.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 10:54:19

Jones BBQ in Marianna wins Beard Foundation honor

The James Beard Foundation, which promotes good restaurant eating in America and annually honors top restaurants, chefs and others, today announced that a Marianna barbecue restaurant had been designated one of this year's American Classics.

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