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Best Restaurants of Arkansas 2013 

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Each year, when it comes time to plan our annual Readers Choice Restaurant issue, we survey the winners, start riffing on what readers got right or wrong and then pretty quickly get too hungry to concentrate and disperse to chow down. We tried to capture that approach in this edition.

Readers Choice 2013 results
Arkansas Times readers pick the best restaurants.

52 dishes we crave in Central Arkansas
Fill up a year with one great eat a week.
By Max Brantley, David Koon, Lindsey Millar, Leslie Newell Peacock, Michael Roberts and Daniel Walker

Arkansas Fresh Bakery: the best bread you never knew you'd had
Ashton Woodward makes artful, delicious bread in relative anonymity.
By Caroline Millar

Matthew Bell readies Oxford American restaurant
It'll serve what he calls "refined Southern" fare.
by Lindsey Millar

H.A.M., slammed
Hillcrest specialty butcher shop has devoted patrons.
By Lindsey Millar

Loblolly serves up old-fashioned (gourmet) ice cream
Its presence at the Green Corner Store is a boon to SoMa.
By Michael Roberts

The Root: a South Main anchor
The restaurant taps into local demand.
By Robert Bell

John Beachboard helps Big Orange, Local Lime and ZAZA grow from within
He grooms employees for eatery empire.
By Lindsey Millar

Jonathan Wilkins, the king of bar food
He does it all at White Water.
By Lindsey Millar

Travis McConnell runs the Capital bar while prepping Butcher & Public
The creator of the Capital Hotel's bacon program returns home to open his own place.
By Lindsey Millar

Counting our chickens with Gus's in Little Rock
Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken is a sure bet for next year.
By David Koon

Greenhouse Grille gets it
Inspiration met pent-up demand in Fayetteville.
By Robert Bell

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