Chefs DeAlejandro and Jon Newman recently hosted a Country Ham Curing class at Lick Skillet Farm. Each attendee learned to cure their own ham which will be aged at Lick Skillet for about 12 months before they will bring it home to serve to friends and family.
Sitting just 20 miles from the Louisiana border and about a 90 minute drive from Little Rock, El Dorado is full of local pride and hospitality. Pronounced like tornado, as you’ll be corrected throughout the small south Arkansas town, El Dorado is an up and coming city making strides to improve the lives of its citizens while attracting travelers and new residents alike.
Chef Jeffrey along with Chef Jon Newman plan to open Hen+Hoc in Fall 2019 in a section of the former location of DeAlejandro’s first restaurant, The Crown & Goose. Offerings will include fresh cuts of local and region meats, housemade sausages and charcuterie, regional products like gourmet cheese, breads, rice, flours, seasonings, and a select few artisan kitchen items.
A sure sign that summer is here are the roadside peach trucks and just in time for the season is the publication of The Peach Truck Cookbook. We recently received our copy and have been waiting on the fresh peaches to show up. The team of Jessica and Stephen Rose have been delivering succulent peaches across the South for years and are now on tour nationally to deliver their peaches and promote the new cookbook.
As Hi-Wire Brewing’s Knoxville taproom nears completion, we get an inside peek from manager Ben Bishop. Look for announcements soon on opening!