Success for The Capital Hotel & Ashley’s Restaurant
The Southern Foodie Cookbook [Southern Living]: September 2012 - Capital Bar & Grill named as one of the 100 best places to eat in the South.
Arkansas Times: August 2012 – Arkansas Times “Best of Arkansas 2012” awarded Capital Hotel with the title of Arkansas Best Hotel, and the Best Place to see Somebody Famous. Awarded Capital Bar & Grill with the title of Arkansas Best Business Lunch and Best Cocktail in Arkansas.
Arkansas Business: March 2012 - The Capital Hotel was ranked 7th out of 35 hotels in Top Hotels in Arkansas listing.
Arkansas Times: February 2012 – Ashley’s and Capital Bar & Grill ranked in “The People’s Choice” 2012 edition in the Arkansas Times Readers Choice Awards. Included Ashley’s as the Best Romantic Restaurant, Best Wine List, and runner up for Best Chef, Best Restaurant, and Best Brunch. The Capital Bar & Grill was included as the Best Business Lunch in Little Rock and the runner up for Best Hamburger.
AAA Four Diamond Award: 2012 – Ashley’s and the Capital Hotel received AAA Four Diamond Award for fifth consecutive year.
US News and World Report:January, 2012 –The Capital was named to US News and World Report list of Best Hotels of 2012 for high customer satisfaction and an exceptional reputation among travel experts.
TripAdvisor: January, 2012 – Capital Hotel was named on of the “Top 25 Hotels in the United States” on TripAdvisor’s 2012 Traveler’s Choice Awards.
SeriousEats: December, 2011 – The burger at Capital Bar & Grill is proclaimed as being the best in Arkansas in “Little Rock: The Burger at Capital Bar & Grill Could be Arkansas’ Best Burger.”
OpenTable: November 2011 – Ashley’s is titled as a Diners’ Choice Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the U.S. The list is derived from more than 10 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in the U.S.
Arkansas Times: October 2011 – Included Capital Bar & Grill as the winner in "Best Bar Food," Best Martini," and "Best Hotel Bar" categories as well as a runner up for the overall "Best Bar" category in Toast of the Town awards.
Wine Spectator Magazine: August 2011 – Included Ashley's in the list of restaurants wine lovers need to know.
Preferred Boutique – Capital Hotel is a member of Preferred Boutique, a group of luxury boutique hotels and resorts around the world that deliver exceptional style and personal service on an intimate scale.
Historic Hotels of America – Capital Hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America, a group that identifies quality hotels that have faithfully maintained their historic integrity, architecture and ambiance.
In the News
Redbook: November 2012 – Included Capital’s Plymouth Americano aperitif in Thanksgiving A-Z article.
Southern Living Magazine: October 2012 – Included Ashley’s use of Sorghum butter in a feature article on Sorghum.
TheDailyMeal.com:August 2012- Capital Bar & Grill’s Trickle Down and Bitter Jackass cocktails were featured in a round up on election inspired items.
The Philadelphia Inquirer: April 2012 - The Capital Hotel was considered one of the best places to visit while in Arkansas.
Arkansas Times: April 2012 - Featured Ashley's, in an interview with John T. Edge, director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at Ole Miss.
About.com: February 2012 - Ashley’s was nominated as a Readers Choice Finalist in Top Five Restaurant poll.
Bon Appétit:February 2012 – Ashley’s Roasted Peanut Soup with Honey Whipped Cream with Fried Celery had a full page coverage in the Revival of Southern Recipes.
Atlanta Journal Constitution:January 2012 – Ashley’s famous Breakfast Style Red Beans and Rice Grits with Eggs and Andouille Sausage was featured in the Best Recipes of 2011.
Southern Living Magazine, December 2011 – Included the Capital Egg Nog in story about Holiday cocktails.
Startle.com [Forbes Travel Guide], November 2011 - Include Ashley’s as one of the top 5 best Little Rock dining experiences.
Food Network Online, November 2011 – Included Capital’s Pea-Cans in the online Holiday food gift guide.
At Home Arkansas, February 2011 – The Capital Hotel was featured in “Little Rock by Design” which touts that “at The Capital, you can expect nothing less than top-notch service…. dinner [was] a delicious combination of farm to table vegetables and organically raised meats that’s sure to impress.”
Bon Appétit, May 2009 – Ashley’s rabbit with house-cured pancetta and sweetbreads listed among the “best dishes, drinks, and ingredients that make up our foodie nation.”
Los Angeles Times, March 2009 – The Capital Hotel is featured in “Little Rock, Arkansas: Cosmopolitan Meets Southern Hospitality” which says, “The Capital Hotel is a gem of Southern hospitality.”
Cooking with Paula Deen, January/February 2009 – The Capital Hotel is featured in a story describing the property’s recent renovations which highlights the hotel saying “Always known as one of the most prestigious hotels in the south, with the renovations the Capital Hotel has raised the bar…. The Capital Hotel is truly a new Southern destination.”
Gourmet, December 2008 – John T. Edge touted Ashley’s in Little Rock Traveler saying the Ashley’s chefs know what curious culinary folks want, and they’re committed to delivering the best Arkansas has to offer.
Arkansas Times, August 2007 – Ashley’s was featured in an the article, “Cooking Arkansas,” which noted “a menu full of ideas that will kick even the simplest dishes several rings up the culinary ladder.”
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