Serving the Community

Tamsye Dodson
— American Pie pizza —
Perk: flexibility
Staying Relevant: consistency
Tip: keep a positive culture
Why Central AR? the people

Melody Williford
— American Pie pizza —
Beverage: hot green tea
Perk: meeting fascinating people
Philosophy: be kind
Self-described: passionate

Katherine Eldridge
— Doe’s Eat Place —
Food: porter house steak
Inspiration: our customers
Signature Style: delicious
Tip: keep it simple, consistent & good

Darla Huie
— Dizzy’s Grill & Bistro —
Beverage: gallons of cabernet
Perk: creative freedom
Signature Dish: cheese dip
Trend: locally sourced craft beer

Judy Adams
— Catering to You —
Essential: my employees
Perk: giving back to the community
Self-described: grateful
Why Central AR? endless possibilities

SERVING THE COMMUNITY and celebrating the leading ladies that make the Central Arkansas culinary scene unique.

Presented by Ben E. Keith Foods | Photography by Nancy Nolan Produced by Ellen Scruggs | Hair & Makeup by Suzy Balkman with Bristle + Balm | Shot on location in the Argenta Arts District, thanks in part to New Argenta Fund

Capi Peck
— Trio’s —
Essential: phone
Food: authentic Mexican
Inspiration: travel & local produce
Trend: food trucks

Amy Bell
— South on Main —
Beverage: escobar at SOM
Self-described: adventurous
Signature Dish: trotters
Tip: stay true to yourself

Sonia Schaefer & Christina Basham
— Boulevard Bread Company —
Essential: knife
Food: baguette with butter
Signature Dish: pimento cheese
Tip: do what you love & work hard

Mary Beth Ringgold
— Cajun’s Wharf/Capers/Copper Grill —
Food: seafood
Mantra: the answer is yes
Philosophy: do the right thing
Why Central AR? the people

Inviting Arkansas

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