Soup Sunday is getting a makeover for its 40th year. Foregoing a crowded gathering at the Statehouse Convention Center, the local favorite event benefiting Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families will instead take place virtually and via restaurants across the city.

This year, a ticket to Soup Sunday not only gets you access to the virtual event Feb. 21, but also access to specials at more than 25 participating restaurants in the metro throughout the month of February. 

"It’s been exciting to figure out how to creatively support AACF and the restaurants with this unique event," says Soup Sunday co-chair Sidney Leasure.

Here's a peek at the lineup so far:

  • 42 Bar and Table
  • At the Corner
  • Baja Grill
  • Blue Cake Co.
  • Buenos Aires Grill and Cafe
  • Cafe Bossa Nova
  • Capers
  • Capitol Bistro
  • Ciao Baci
  • Community Bakery
  • Dave's Place
  • Dempsey Bakery
  • The Faded Rose
  • Local Lime
  • Mockingbird Bar and Tacos
  • The Pantry / Pantry Crest
  • The Root Cafe
  • Sauced Bar and Oven
  • Star of India
  • Three Fold
  • Trio's
  • Zaza Fine Salad and Wood Oven Pizza Co.

The Feb. 21 event kicks off at 6 p.m. and includes an online auction with proceeds furthering AACF's work to ensure children have the resources and opportunities to live healthy and productive lives.

"We never would have guessed we would host our 40th Soup Sunday over the internet,” says AACF executive director Rich Huddleston, “but I am thrilled with and proud of our staff, committee members and volunteers who have made this event a reality.”

Tickets are now available for purchase online. Click here to purchase yours and learn more about Soup Sunday 2021.