Get your bowls — or muffin tins — ready for the 31st annual Soup Sunday coming up Feb. 19 in Little Rock and Feb. 26 in Springdale, sponsored by Arkansas Children's Hospital to benefit Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.
Little Rock's event, 4-7 p.m. at the Embassy Suites on Financial Parkway, will feature soups, bread and desserts from Cotham's in the City, Capitol Bistro, Dave’s Place, Sushi Cafe, Chi's Dim Sum and Bistro, Dixie Cafe and other restaurants. There will also be a silent auction of such goodies as pottery; books by local authors Fred Williams, Ray Hanley, Grif Stockley and Chris Olsen; a casserole a month from Mary Twedt; Southwest Airlines tickets; jewelry, and more. The band Flying Balloon’O Brothers will perform. Tickets are $50 for the VIP Signature Soup Room, featuring Chef Peter Brave of Brave New Restaurant, as well as access to the main event; $20 for regular tickets, and $5 for children ages 5-12. Get them online or by calling 501-371-9678.
Springdale's event, 4-7 p.m. at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale, will feature soup from BHK Kafe, Bordino’s, Scarpino and Fish City Grill and other restaurants. Besides soup, there will be bread, cheese and desserts, including ice cream sundaes. The McFetridge Jazz Combo will perform.
Tickets are $20 before Feb. 24, $25 at the door. Tickets for kids under 12 are $5. Buy tickets online or by calling 479-927-9800.