Courtesy of the Bryant Chamber of Commerce
Go ahead, lick your lips.
This year’s Taste of Bryant foods include “homemade delectable,” fruit crepes, waffles, barbecue, catfish, chicken, chicken salad, hush puppies, chili, southern style cheesy corn, prime rib, steak, ribs, lasagna, Boars Head meats and cheeses, Laura’s Lean meats, salads, pizza, wings, cheese dip and chips, donuts, cakes (including salted caramel cake), cupcakes, flavored teas, hand shaken teas and iced coffees.
The 15th annual Taste of Bryant is presented by ServiceMaster and First Security Bank today at 6:30 p.m., at The Center at Bishop Park, 6401 Boone Road.
In addition to the food, silent auction items can be donated by anyone who is wishing to draw attention to a product or service their company offers.
“It’s instant awareness,” said Melinda Johnson, co-chair. “Some businesses and organizations are really clever in what they donate. A visual item or a timely idea sparks attention to a new thing that they are doing.”
Silent auction begins at 6 p.m.
Among the items already donated are silver and platinum pendant by Baker’s Fine Jewelry, a pearl necklace by Young’s Jewelry, a pair of lamps by Ashley Furniture, a handcrafted garden bench by Mr. Fix It, a streaming player from First Electric Cooperative, a glazed ceramic bowl from Pottery Worx, and a candle basket from Letta’s Flowers & Gifts. The candles from Letta’s are from a line that, upon purchase of the candle, a donation is made to feed a hungry child.
Individuals may also donate to the silent auction. Community supporters who are not businesses have donated all manner of items in the past – everything from practical items like coupons for eating out to luxury items like artwork, jewelry and fur coats.
“It’s just a fun, no hassles event,” noted Rae Ann Fields, Executive Director of the Bryant Area Chamber of Commerce. “You come when you want. Eat what you want. Leave when you want.”
Silent Auction items can be brought to the Bryant Area Chamber of Commerce, 109 Roya Lane.
“The silent auction is great especially if you are a new business or you have added some new product or service that makes you stand out from the competitors,” Fields said.
The Taste of Bryant is a family-friendly event. There is a kid’s area with the floor covered in paper. Crayons and chalk are available for their artistic expression. They also can participate in a drawing for children’s items. That area is sponsored by Chiropractic Health Center.
Prepaid tickets to the event remain $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 7 to 12. Kids 6 and under eat free. Tickets for adults go up to $20 at the door that night and tickets are not sold the day of the event (Thursday, July 31) as the Chamber office is closed for preparation for the event that evening. Call 847-4702 for more information.
Participants to date include:
Abes Ole Feedhouse
Chick Fil A
Desi Den Indian Food
Eat My Catfish
Harp’s Food Store
Kum & Go
Papa John’s Pizza
Sugar Dumplin’s Cupcakes
Whole Hog BBQ