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Arkansas Food and Drink

The state's southern heritage and agricultural background has played a major part in Arkansas culinary tradition. However, food lovers can also enjoy a wide range of continental, Cajun and global fare such as German, Chinese, Mexican, Greek, Indian, Thai, French and Italian.

Specialities

• Fried green tomatoes.
• Catfish.
• Deep fried chicken.
• Fried okra.
• Cocolate gravy.
• Possum pie.

Tipping

Widely practised, as service charges are not usually included in the bill and waiters depend heavily on tips for their income. Waiters generally expect 10 to 20% gratuity. It should be noted that a cover charge is for admission to an establishment, not a tip for service.

Drinking age

21.