Posted on July 31, 2022, by Blake Rutherford, Special to the Democrat-Gazette

This past year, in a mark of acclaim for any Arkansas city, three Bentonville restaurants, Preacher's Son, Yeyo's, and The Hive received James Beard nominations.

On July 18, Matthew McClure, the executive chef at The Hive, announced he was stepping down at the end of the month. Mr. McClure has been nominated for a James Beard award an astounding seven times, among many other honors. His philosophy and restaurant anchored a culinary revival in Arkansas' fastest growing region.

This past year, in a mark of acclaim for any Arkansas city, three Bentonville restaurants, Preacher's Son, Yeyo's, and The Hive received James Beard nominations.

On July 18, Matthew McClure, the executive chef at The Hive, announced he was stepping down at the end of the month. Mr. McClure has been nominated for a James Beard award an astounding seven times, among many other honors. His philosophy and restaurant anchored a culinary revival in Arkansas' fastest growing region.

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