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5/9/2018 Chamber

Little Rock Regional Chamber Excited to Announce Lineup for the 14th Annual Taste of The Rock

Over the last decade, Taste of The Rock has become one of the most anticipated post-work events in Little Rock. The Little Rock Regional Chamber invites you to reap the rewards as its members showcase their talents and products at the 2018 Taste of The Rock, on Thursday, May 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the River Market Pavilions. Taste of The Rock, the region's premier food and beverage showcase, will be presented by McLarty Automotive Group, in partnership with Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Choctaw Casino Hotel – Pocola, and Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Called one of the region’s only underpriced fundraisers, Taste of The Rock indulges attendees with all you can eat and drink selections from more than 25 chamber member restaurants, caterers, and distributors for a celebration of food and drink. Exhibitors will compete head to head for “Best Taste” and “Best Booth.” The Chamber is pleased to announce that the following restaurants/caterers will be part of this exciting and delicious culinary showcase: 

Auntie Anne’s | Cinnabon
Big Whiskey’s of Little Rock    
Bravo! Cucina Italiana    
Cache Restaurant
Café 201 at Crowne Plaza Little Rock 
Cupcakes on Kavanaugh    
Eat My Catfish of Little Rock
Flying Fish
Forty Two
Gandolfo’s Deli 
Las Palmas III
Longhorn Steakhouse
Moe’s Southwest Grill
On The Border 
Panera Bread
Platnum BBQ
Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
The Purple Cow
Repicci’s Italian Ice of Little Rock
Santo Coyote Mexican Food & Tequila Bar
Shake’s Frozen Custard
Star of India
Tacos 4 Life Little Rock
The Tavern Sports Grill
Taziki’s Mediterranean Café
Two Sisters Catering
Whole Hog Café 

“Our community’s culinary scene is critically important. We know that small business is the heartbeat of our economy and these restaurants and caterers are a big part of that,” said Jay Chesshir, President and CEO of the Little Rock Regional Chamber. “But equally important is the quality of place that these restaurants create within our community, helping us attract talent and new business from across the country. You will see some of the best that Little Rock has to offer Thursday night; it’s important that we as a community continue to support these great local businesses.”

Advance tickets are $30 and are available at, by calling 374-2001, or at the Chamber front desk or from any Ambassador. Gate tickets will be $35, space permitting. Guests must be 21 to attend; I.D. required. Leftover food will be donated to Women & Children First.

Powered by The Chamber Ambassadors and hosted by the River Market Pavilions, this delicious event draws over 1,000 attendees and participants with 2017 attracting a record number of “Tasters.”

Additional event support is provided by College Hunks Moving, with wine being sponsored by AmeriPride Services and provided by Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits. Printing donated by TCPrint Solutions. Awards by Instant Imprints. Additional beverages will be provided by Coca-Cola Refreshments, Golden Eagle of Arkansas, New Age Distributing, Premium Refreshment Service, and Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits. Other sponsors include: Arkansas Portable Toilets/Mini Bins, Central Arkansas Entertainment, City of Little Rock/LRecycles, KARK – Channel 4, KATV – Channel 7, KLRT – Fox 16, KTHV – Channel 11, L & M Concessions, and Party Time Rental & Events.