The August issue of Wine Spectator honors some of Arkansas’ most renowned restaurants in their annual Best Wine Lists of 2008 issue. Sixteen Arkansas restaurants made the cut, winning the magazine’s “Award of Excellence”. There were two newcomers to the list year: Copper Grill and Grocery and Valentine’s Restaurant, both of which were also noted for offering inexpensive bottles.
The rest of the list includes restaurants from all over the state: Acadia (Little Rock), Anderson’s Cajun Wharf (Little Rock), Autumn Breeze Restaurant (Eureka Springs), Bordinos Restaurant and Wine Bar (Fayetteville), Capers (Little Rock), Capriccio Grill (Little Rock), Chef Paul’s (Hot Springs), Ciao Baci (Little Rock), The Crystal Dining Room Restaurant (Eureka Springs), Ferneau (Little Rock), James at the Mill (Johnson), River Grille (Bentonville), Sonny William’s Steak Room (Little Rock), and Theo’s (Fayetteville).
Wine Spectator offers free access to their dining guide, including info about all the restaurants mentioned above at www.winespectator.com/restaurants.