In this episode, Ashley and Jeri sit down with Rick Chrisman, owner of gourmet restaurant American Artisans in downtown Mena, Arkansas. Being such a staple in Mena, Rick has a lot to say about how his business started, the inclusion of art in his establishment, and the highs and lows of owning a restaurant. Rick, a man of renaissance, also talks about his history with woodworking, from it’s practical uses and how he started, to big contracts he’s had with the likes of Chili’s, On the Border, and more. He’s a passionate man with a lot of story to tell!
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