Chef Lee Richardson has flourished here in Arkansas, there’s no doubt about it. The executive chef for Ashley’s and Capital Bar and Grill has managed to bring high class to Central Arkansas, and has done it with an infusion of local produce and Southern values.


I sat down with the chef for a talk recently. Asked why and how he left New Orleans and how long he plans to stick around here. The short answer? For good. The long answer? Well, you can go take a look over at Tie Dye Travels.