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Area chefs compete for Diamond title

Area chefs compete for Diamond title

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Chef Daniel Capello hopes to keep his title as Diamond Chef Arkansas for a second year in a row when the preliminary competitions heat up on March 2. The preliminary competitions take place 2-7 p.m. in the Peabody Hotel Lobby and are free to the public.

The competition begins with several rounds of preliminary cook-offs to select Chef Capello's opponent for the Diamond Chef Arkansas finale on June 7. Diamond Chef Arkansas, sponsored by the Pulaski Technical College Foundation, follows the format of the popular "Iron Chef" television series.

This year six Arkansas chefs are vying for a chance to advance to the final round against Chef Capello.

Vote for Chef Lee to win Food & Wine competition

Vote for Chef Lee to win Food & Wine competition

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Food and Wine magazine is hosting an online competition for the best chef – and an Arkansan is currently in the lead.

Chef Lee Richardson of Ashley’s Restaurant needs votes to maintain his command of a field that includes chefs across the country. You can vote for Chef Lee at http://www.voteforcheflee.com/.

UAMS talks infectious diseases over dinner

UAMS talks infectious diseases over dinner

LITTLE ROCK – The Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, “Infectious Disease & Antibiotic Resistance on Feb. 22. Panelists will discuss the latest bacteriological research as well as medical advances and the prevention of antibiotic resistance.

Held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Vieux Carré Restaurant/Afterthought Bar in Little Rock’s Hillcrest area, the Science Café is a relaxed opportunity for monthly exchanges with various experts. Admission is free and no reservations are needed. A variety of food and beverages are available for purchase.

This month, panelists from UAMS and the Ecological Conservation Organization will lead the discussion. The moderator is Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., research assistant professor at the Winthrop P.