Mary Beth Ringgold Crowned 2018 Diamond Chef

Mary Beth Ringgold of Cajun’s Wharf, Capers Restaurant and Copper Grill has won the title of Diamond Chef Arkansas for the second year in a row. Ringgold defended her title against six chefs: Casey Copeland of The Avenue, Jordan Davis of Chenal Country Club, Brandon Douglas of Green Leaf Grill, Jamie McAfee of Pine Bluff…

The Cover Story: Gabriel Solis

Our striking cover this month would not have been possible without Gabriel Solis, a skilled painter who brought writer Charles Portis to life on the front of our April 2018 issue. AY Art Director and Photographer Jamison Mosley shot Solis’ oil painting and designed this month’s cover. Read April’s cover story on Portis, and don’t…

Diamond Chef: Meet the Contestants Part 3

The University of Arkansas – Pulaski Tech Foundation is gearing up for its 11th year of fierce food competition. Diamond Chef Arkansas 2018 is set for 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at the UA – Pulaski Tech Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. Individual tickets cost $150. Sponsorships start at $2,500. For more information…