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Episode 220: Pit Mistress Dana Neely: Perfecting the Craft of Delta Style BBQ in Northwest Arkansas

About the Show:

“I always tell people that we are the sum total of our experiences.”

 – Dana Neely

Dana Neely’s passion for barbecue brought her back to her home state of Arkansas after years spent in Seattle. She had been perfecting her unique barbecue recipes on the West Coast, but it was the sense of collaboration within the Northwest Arkansas culinary scene that attracted her to establish her own barbecue joint, Girls Gone Barbecue. Through connections like Chef Matt Cooper and Nate Walls, Dana found herself immersed in a community of talented chefs eager to support one another in their collective pursuit of culinary excellence. Her restaurant offers an array of delicious options catering to diverse dietary preferences, showcasing her commitment to innovation and inclusivity.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Delve into the inspiring journey of Dana Neely’s evolution from capturing moments as a photographer to creating mouthwatering barbecue.
  • Unravel the magic of Neely’s exclusive Arkansas-style barbecue sauce and dry rub recipes.
  • Broaden your horizons with palate-pleasing unique dishes, featuring vegan options and distinct Delta-style barbecue techniques.
  • Gain insight into the collaborative spirit of northwest Arkansas’ culinary scene and how it fosters growth and innovation.
  • Consider the expansion possibilities for Girls Gone Barbecue through franchising and catering opportunities.

All this and more on this episode of the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast.  

Important Links and Mentions on the Show*

Email Dana Neely

Website for Girls Gone Barbeque

Girls Gone Barbeque on Instagram

Girls Gone Barbeque on Facebook

Girls Gone Barbeque on Twitter

This episode is sponsored by*

Signature Bank of Arkansas “Community Banking at its Best!”

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Northwest Arkansas Council – “Life Works Here!”

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