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Food Fraud a Growing Problem

By Todd Barron @ I just read on the wire this morning (the Internet actually) that food fraud continues to be a problem and is growing with globalization. We trade everything in the world pretty much now and food tops the list. Food fraud has been going on since before our great’s were even […]

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Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations

By Todd Barron @ Another one of my favorite food television programs is Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations that is shown on the Travel Channel.  First of all, what can you possibly not like about a television show that has a parental content warning at the beginning?  That’s how the show starts and the warning […]

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Arkansas Now Has A Culinary School

By Todd Barron @ Well, it’s about time! Arkansas finally has an accredited culinary school and it’s at Arkansas Pulaski Technical College. I thought I was going to have to open my own but am happy to see one finally open in our state. On their front page they describe themselves as: “We are […]

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Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

By Todd Barron @ Unless you have been living in a food television hole you probably have seen an episode of “Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” on Food TV.  In case you don’t know who Guy Fieri is, he won season two of “The Next Food Network Star” on Food TV.  He hosts a […]

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Smoke on the Water USA Barbecue Championship

By Todd Barron @ This last weekend the show to beat all shows was here in Central Arkansas.  I write of the Smoke on the Water USA Barbecue Championship.  While it may not have the number of contestants you see in some competitions it does have the largest prize pool with over $100,000 in prizes.  The Grand Champion […]

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Cook’s Illustrated – General Cooking Magazine

By Todd Barron @ A great item I have in my inventory is Cooks Illustrated Magazine.  It’s one of the many magazines I subscribe to and I look forward to it’s arrival every month.  I also subscribe to their online system that gives you access to every issue since they started. Cook’s Illustrated contains […]

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Arkansas Restaurant Listing

I’d like to list every restaurant native to Arkansas on this site and need your help.  If you know of ones not on my list, please send me the following information: Send to me at (todd [at] Name of Restaurant Cuisine Type (Italian, BBQ, American, etc.) Hours of operation Location Website link if they […]

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Acadia Restaurant – A Hillcrest Staple That Didn’t Impress

 By Todd Barron @ My wife and I joined two of our great friends tonight at Acadia Restaurant in the Hillcrest area of Little Rock.  They have been open since 1999 and are open for Lunch on Monday through Friday and for Dinner on Monday through Saturday.  They are closed on Sundays which is […]