Food

Krispy Kreme offering free donuts to doctors, nurses

Krispy Kreme will be offering free donuts to doctors and nurses every Monday until May.

  A Better Region 8: Making sure children have something to eat

Plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat wins over KFC

Wienermobile runs afoul of the law in Wisconsin

Kream Kastle in Blytheville a finalist for Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

  Restaurant donates to local organizations, families

Cheesecake Factory releasing cheesecake flavored ice cream

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  New Year’s meal sells out at restaurant

Cece’s® Veggie Co. brand ramen recalled for potential Listeria contamination

  How to avoid ‘holiday heart syndrome’

  55,000 pounds of El Monterey breakfast burritos recalled

Krispy Kreme offering a dozen doughnuts for $1 on 12/12

Bite Squad gobbles up local food delivery service

Craighead Co. health inspections, Nov. 25-Dec. 5

Craighead County health inspectors filed the following reports between Nov. 25 and Dec. 5.

Report: US may face French fry shortage, higher prices due to poor potato crop

Potato processors in the United States have turned to foreign producers to help make up the loss.

  Community Thanksgiving meal provides food, chance to help those less fortunate

A couple of siblings who have participated in this event for the past four years says they look forward to helping out each year.

  Community churches prepare for community Thanksgiving meal

Turkey, dressing, desserts and much more will be delivered and served to the hungry, homeless and lonely on Thanksgiving Day.

Craighead Co. health inspections, Nov. 18-22

Taco Bell wants you to put its chicken tacos in a blender and serve as bisque this Thanksgiving

Free community dinner set for ‘the hungry, the homeless, and the lonely’

  New survey reveals least popular items at Thanksgiving dinner table

Recall Alert: Frozen berries possibly contaminated with Hepatitis A

Fuzz fundraising for food bank with Jonesboro police

‘Y’all’ … it’s back: Popeyes chicken sandwich returns this weekend

A tweet from the fast food chain trumpets the news that the sandwich will be back on Sunday.

Toxic chemicals found in 95 percent of tested baby foods, study finds

In the study, 168 baby foods from major manufacturers were tested, and 95 percent contained lead, 73 percent contained arsenic, 75 percent contained cadmium and 32 percent contained mercury.

Deck the halls! Blue Bell releases Christmas Cookies Ice Cream

The ice cream company says it has increased production “to meet the unbelievable demand” for the flavor.

  Giant pumpkin weighing nearly 1 ton sets California record

Leonardo Urena of Napa won $15,000 Monday when his pumpkin logged 2,175 pounds (986 kilograms).

  Blytheville Food Pantry low on supplies for holidays

The holidays are right around the corner and a local non-profit is calling out for help to feed families in need.

Lipari Foods issues recall of bulk chicken salads and chicken salad sandwiches over Listeria concerns

According to the FDA,. there may be a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, which “is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.”

Walmart offering free grocery delivery now until Oct. 31

Walmart is waiving its grocery delivery service fee now through Halloween.

ABC director approves multiple private club permits

The director of Arkansas’s Alcoholic Beverage Control gave the go-ahead to several Jonesboro restaurants to sell liquor.

  Texas Roadhouse set to open next month

Texas Roadhouse is set to open next month in Jonesboro.

Americans love snacks. What does that mean for their health?

Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity.

  Heaps of rice plates served as Rice Month kicks off

Tractors with grain are coming out of fields and rice harvest is in full swing; Miss Craighead County Rice served those willing to eat a serving of rice.

  Annual celebration expected to bring out thousands to Batesville

Smokin' on the White BBQ Contest to Take Place at 76th White River Water Carnival

  Nick Vergos of Rendezvous remembered as ‘amazing, inspirational’ person

Nick Vergos, co-owner of Rendezvous, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5.

‘Fussy eater’ goes blind after diet of white bread, Pringles and French fries

To prevent similar cases, researchers are urging doctors to ask patients about their dietary history as part of routine examinations.

Blue Bell releases new Salted Caramel Cookie ice cream

The new ice cream won't be around for long.

'Clash of the Titans’: Chick-fil-A, Popeyes compete for best chicken sandwich title

The best chicken sandwich debate has heated up!

RECALL ALERT: Dole baby spinach recalled over salmonella risk

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of baby spinach due to a possible salmonella risk, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Chick-fil-A adds mac and cheese to the menu

Chick-fil-A is adding mac and cheese to its menu across the US.

The wait is over! Spicy nuggets are back at Wendy’s

In the most highly-anticipated return to a fast food restaurant’s menu, spicy nuggets are officially back at Wendy’s.

Where to find deals for National Chicken Wing Day

July 29 is National Chicken Wing Day.

Baskin-Robbins is going vegan with two non-dairy flavors

Baskin Robbins is dipping into the plant-based ice cream market after announcing it’ll offer two non-dairy ice cream products.

Backyard poultry, dog treats cause nationwide salmonella outbreak, two deaths reported

The CDC says washing your hands can go a long way.

  Church sowing seeds of goodwill with garden

The church decided to spend their money on a community garden to feed low-income families in the area.

New seafood restaurant to Jonesboro

New seafood restaurant to come to Jonesboro.

  Tournament to bring award-winning chefs to Memphis

With food being a big part of the fan experience, the World Golf Championship tournament director is bringing in two award-winning chefs to TPC Southwind.

Food safety for the 4th of July

Food safety for the 4th of July.

  ‘Porch and Parlor’ to open in Overton Square

A new high-end dining option is coming to Overton Square.

  'I was in complete shock’: Family receives graduation cake made of Styrofoam from Walmart

Mary Flores planned to celebrate her daughter’s high school graduation in style. Things did not go as planned and now she wants more than just a $60 gift certificate.

Burn victims sue Conagra after cans of cooking spray explode

The plaintiffs' attorney says larger cans of Pam and similar cooking sprays made by Conagra Brands have a faulty, U-shaped vent system in the bottom that makes them prone to explosion.

More Missouri company’s bottled wines at risk of exploding

Consumers are asked not to consume the wine.

Here’s the scoop on ‘healthy’ ice cream and frozen desserts

To keep things simple, the non-profit consumer product testing organization only focused on 13 vanilla-flavored frozen desserts.

“The Social” coming to Greensborough Village in 2020

There will be a new addition in Greensborough Village by the summer of 2020.

  Consuming three or more eggs per day increases risk of heart disease, study says

The study followed 30,000 people for more than 30 years.

Vegan bride bans meat-eating guests, including mom, from wedding

Invitees to an upcoming Australian wedding agreed to the bride-to-be’s request to eat from a vegan menu. But the Aussie decided that wasn’t enough.

  Untested water: 99.9 percent of foreign fish goes without testing for unsafe drugs

According to government reports, there is evidence that the main oversight agency for seafood, the Food and Drug Administration, has failed to meet new mandates to increase inspections at foreign food facilities.

  Chicken meals recalled because of undisclosed allergen

The recall includes happi foodi Bloody Mary Inspired Chicken, Southeast Grocers Brand Marsala Chicken and Southeast Grocers Brand Mediterranean Herb Chicken items produced from Aug. 7 through Oct.15, 2018.

Area restaurants named finalists for Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

A longtime area restaurant known for its pig sandwiches is one of 10 finalists for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, with an announcement on Feb. 25.

  Mediterranean diet named the best for 2019

People near the Mediterranean sea tend to live longer and are far less likely than Americans to suffer from cancer or heart disease, according to U.S. News and World Report.

  New diners provide homestyle cooked meals

Several new diners have opened in Newport.

NEA restaurant ranked among top 10 in nation for Thanksgiving dinner

The Skillet ranked in top 10 for Thanksgiving dinner.

Fast food restaurants hiring more senior citizens

One trend sweeping the nation is the sight of more senior citizens behind the counter at fast food restaurants.

Average cost of Thanksgiving meal down this year

Those of you who have been putting off buying Thanksgiving groceries are in for a pleasant surprise.

Pumpkin spice everything: watch what pumpkin you use

Pumpkin can be healthy for you, but it depends on what kind of pumpkin you use.

  Local church shows appreciation to first responders

Temple Baptist Church in Jonesboro offers thanks to our local first responders.

  Food Bank of NEA receives grant

The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas received a huge grant.

Have we reached peak pumpkin spice?

It seems virtually everything these days, from coffee to dog treats, is flavored with pumpkin spice.

ALDI to offer online grocery delivery

ALDI announced a partnership that will bring online grocery delivery to stores across the nation.

  Looking for a Homemade Pie?

With Easter just around the corner, wouldn't it be nice if you could have a homemade pie minus the work? Join Andy Mannis as he travels to Gavin's in Downtown Harrisburg for another Region 8 Eats.

  Region 8 Roasting Company With a Powerful Kick

In this episode of Region 8 Eats, Andy Mannis stirs up some caffeinated fun in the form of a Shadrach's favorite, the Iced Kahlua Kicker. With warmer temperatures just around the corner, this icy combination of delicious Irish Cream and Caramel is the perfect drink for a quick cool down.

N’Awlins Arkansas serves up ‘Bananas Foster’

Region 8 is home to a new eatery serving up N'Awlins style dishes right here in Downtown Jonesboro. Region 8 Eats' Andy Mannis pays a visit to a new hole-in-the-wall restaurant where he discovered plenty of unique Cajun and Creole dishes.

Recipes for summertime entertaining

Jessica Wrenfrow from ASU-Newport, instructor of hospitality services, shares no bake recipes on Region 8 News Midday.

Crimestoppers: Thieves steal tires and wheels

This week on Crimestoppers, we are looking for the guys who stole all four tires off of a Chevy Avalanche.

A-State Bowling to compete on Bowl.com at PVAMU Invitational

The Arkansas State women's bowling squad, currently ranked No. 1 in the NTCA Coaches and Media Polls, will travel to Arlington, Texas, Jan. 31-Feb. 2 for the Prairie View A&M Invitational, which will be streamed live on www.bowl.com during all three days of the tournament.

Sun Belt Basketball Championship ticket book now on sale

Tickets for the upcoming 2014 Sun Belt Conference (SBC) Men's and Women's Basketball Championships to be held March 12-16 at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, La., are now on sale for Arkansas State University basketball fans to purchase.

Color Your Home for Christmas with Beautiful Poinsettias

Choose from pink, white and traditional red poinsettias now available at all HAYS locations in Region 8!

Mission Possible For All Gardeners!

HAYS has a mission for you and you’ll want to accept it! HAYS Garden Centers have blooming bedding plants and vegetables that can fill your pots, window boxes and gardens. These will add color and

Best Ever Baked Apples

This impressive looking dish is surprisingly easy to prepare, so go ahead and impress your friends!

Apple-Date Bar

This delicious treat is sure to please, while packing in good for you stuff!