The North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, in partnership with the Arkansas Foodbank and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Athletic Department, announced today that North Little Rock Restaurant Month will kick off January 1, 2016.
The newest promotion part of Restaurant Month is the inaugural “Dine Off”, set for January 22 – February 4. Select restaurants throughout North Little Rock will be collecting monetary donations on behalf of the Arkansas Foodbank in a friendly competition for the North Little Rock Dine Off 2016 Golden Plate. A list of competing restaurants can be found here.
“The local restaurants have really rallied together to help the community,” said Bob Major, Executive Director of the North Little Rock CVB. “We hope people will enjoy a nice meal in North Little Rock, support the Arkansas Foodbank at a time when supplies are low and experience family fun at a Little Rock Trojans game.”
The North Little Rock CVB is also repeating last year’s popular UALR basketball promotion. For the whole month of January, people are also encouraged to bring receipts from any North Little Rock restaurant to the Visitors Information Center in Burns Park or the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce to receive free tickets to the Feb. 4 Little Rock Trojans basketball game.
Throughout the month of January, the North Little Rock CVB will be giving away weekly prizes in its #EatNLR Foodie Contest for social media posts featuring photos from North Little Rock restaurants and using the hashtag #EatNLR. Contest guidelines are available here.
“After the holidays it is always important to remember that hunger is never seasonal,” says Arkansas Foodbank CEO Rhonda Sanders. “By participating in the Dine Off 2016, you are helping create a hunger-free community and making a difference in the lives of thousands of families, children and seniors who are dealing with food insecurity.”