Better come hungry, Little Rock.

The 16th annual Taste of Little Rock event will take place on Thursday, April 4, from 6-8 p.m. at the Jack Stephens Center at UA Little Rock. 

The event will introduce guests to a wide variety of food from the finest restaurants in central Arkansas while honoring Arkansas Heart Hospital CEO and cardiologist Bruce Murphy for his longtime support of UA Little Rock and his work to impact the health of Arkansans.

"We are excited to honor Dr. Murphy for his passion to impact the lives of Arkansans through education and creating a healthy lifestyle," said Ryan Miller, director of the UA Little Rock Alumni Association. "He is passionate about moving the city of Little Rock forward in collaboration with the university. When I first met him, he said he wanted to make Little Rock more of a college town — and I believe this effort will have a lasting impact on our community."

This year's Taste of Little Rock will feature more than 40 restaurants — including familiar favorites alongside new eateries. The event is co-chaired by Mauri Douglas and Stephanie Caruthers.

"I’ve had many attendees tell me that Taste of Little Rock is their favorite event," Douglas said. "Once people come, they want to come back again and again."

Tickets are available online, and all proceeds from the event go toward the UA Little Rock Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

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