All this because Arkansas is the Epicenter of the Cheese Dip Culinary World... you didn't know that either did you? I learned a lot from this video, evidently cheese dip as we know it today, was introduced to the world and restaurant menus in 1935 by Blackie Donnelly, a Central Arkansas restaurateur and owner of Mexico Chiquito. In 2009, local attorney and filmmaker Nick Rogers researched the history of cheese dip in Arkansas and why it’s so beloved, and it all led back to Donnelly. “Queso Fever: A Movie About Cheese Dip” soon followed and instantly went viral. After watching the documentary online, Arkansas Convention & Event Marketing contacted Rogers about coordinating and developing not only a Cheese Dip Festival but a National Competition."
The rest is history, the World Cheese Dip Championship is well on its way to being recognized as the premier food festival in Arkansas. National media along with national food websites, food writers like Seriouseats.com and Roadfood.com. will be there to report on this year’s events.
I'll take pictures and if I see anyone famous, you know I'm gonna blog about it! You didn't think I would leave you hungry for more information did you? HERE'S a recipe for Mexico Chiquitos's famous Cheese Dip!