Taste of Little Rock 2019: Sweet Savory Scholarships

Nibble until your content or take it to a belt-loosening status, scrumptious eats are just weeks away…

I’m talking about this year’s 16th annual Taste of Little Rock, an event that continues to help UA Little Rock students pursue their goals toward graduation.

Expect to taste some of the best local foods the capital city has to offer. As you’re filling your stomach, you should have a warm heart knowing you’re helping someone’s child, maybe your own, receive a scholarship from the money raised.

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Over the last few years, this event has “really exploded”, Ryan Miller said. As UA at Little Rock’s Director of Alumni Association, Miller knows first-hand how much of a difference this event makes for students. Last year $138,000 in scholarship money was raised, doubling the number of recipients to more than 40 scholars currently on campus.

Forty restaurants have signed up to showcase their best for guests. To the restaurateur reading this – a few slots are still available for now – it tends to fully book three weeks out.

This year, Arkansas Heart Hospital CEO, Bruce Murphy, will be honored for his longtime support of the university and his work to impact the health of Arkansans.

If this is your first time, I’m told you can expect “movement”.

Miller says not to expect a set program with an agenda or speaker. Instead, you can experience the best food this city has to offer, all under one roof. In case you’re in the mood to burn off the few calories you put on gorging, shake it off by enjoying the music played by a live DJ.

At the last taste, more than 700 people showed. A word of advice – it is probably best to hire a sitter for the kids…come on, enjoy yourself!

If you have never been to the Taste of Little Rock, don’t miss out. For those who have, you know why you keep coming back, see you there.

The Taste of Little Rock is April 4th at the Jack Stephens Center on UA at Little Rock’s campus from 6 to 8 pm, click here for tickets and sponsorship options.

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Taste of Little Rock 2019: Sweet Savory Scholarships