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After Markham & Fitz co-owner Lauren Blanco handed one of her company's signature Ooh La Lavender chocolate bars to Andy Glassman, creative director at O, The Oprah Magazine, she says he and his team were hooked. The Bentonville-based company is now featured in the magazine's April sustainability issue for its ethical and organic chocolate production.

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On Thursday, Governor Asa Hutchinson directed all restaurants and bars to cease dine-in seating and restrict operations to carry-out and delivery services to help reduce community spread of COVID-19. Many local restaurants are trying to find ways to cope with the new measures while staying afloat. 

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The executive chef and founder of Yeyo's Mexican Grill in Bentonville is one of 20 semifinalists for a James Beard Award for the Best Chef in the South category. We speak with Rafael Rios about his nomination and about what makes his Mexican food different from other restaurants.

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In February, Onyx Coffee Lab Co-Owner Andrea Allen and Manager Elika Liftee placed first in the Barista Competition and Brewer's Cup, respectively, at the U.S. Coffee Championships. The two will travel to Melbourne, Australia to compete at the World Coffee Championships this May. 

The 2020 Food Law Student Leadership Summit was held on the University of Arkansas campus last week. We speak with Emily Broad Leib, the director of Harvard Law School's Food Law and Policy Clinic, about how the summit began and what takes place during the event.