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Ken Dempsey

Ken Dempsey
Ken is an award winning BBQer and chef. Currently he is the chef at Arkansas Surgical Hospital, previously Ken has worked with E's Bistro, Ristorante Capeo, and Maumelle Country Club.

First of all, thank you for reading and trying out the recipes I get to share through Rock City Eats… all three of you! Second, I took a hiatus from writing these because of the birth of my first child; a beautiful, healthy baby girl. Her birth was easily one …




Each month, we’ll go inside the kitchen and bring you one of Chef Ken Dempsey’s personal recipes! As a kid, I watched my grandma take great care preparing meals usually consisting only of traditional side dishes like ham hocks and pintos, smothered potatoes, greens, iron skillet cornbread, brown sugar, and onion green …




Each month, we’ll go inside the kitchen and bring you one of Chef Ken Dempsey’s personal recipes! Don’t forget to signup for our pop-up BBQ with Ken on June 14th Everybody loves pie, right? Pie options are virtually limitless. We are pretty spoiled here in the South with an abundance …




Each month, we’ll go inside the kitchen and bring you one of Chef Ken Dempsey’s personal recipes! This month’s Soulful Gourmet recipe from our test kitchen (aka…my house) takes several classic, southern ingredients and rolls them into a delicious gourmet meal. This includes hoecakes (or johnnycakes as they call them …




Each month, we’ll go inside the kitchen and bring you one of Chef Ken Dempsey’s personal recipes! Last month, I shared my recipe for buttermilk fried chicken paired with my beloved grandmother’s recipe for biscuits. Since I know you have practiced and conquered that buttermilk fried chicken now, I wanted …




Each month, we’ll go inside the kitchen and bring you one of Chef Ken Dempsey’s personal recipes! Buttermilk biscuits and fried chicken is a cold winter day’s best friend, and nobody made better biscuits than my Grandma Faye. One of the best things I learned from her is that you …




It was a barbecue weekend for the ages and it was to be the greeted  recon mission of my life to date. The goal was very simple: consume as much ‘cue as possible in one weekend. But not just any establishment … as those places are a dime a dozen here in my home state …




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