Soup Sunday 2022

Presented by Konica Minolta

Sunday, Feb. 20
11 a.m. – 2 p.m | The Kent

Presented by Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta logo

Date

Sunday, February 20
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location

The Kent
61 Keel Avenue
Memphis, TN 38107

Donate

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Soup Sunday 2022: Scaled back and kicked up

Soup Sunday has been a Midsouth tradition for more than 30 years. We are grateful to the thousands of loyal Soup Sunday patrons and hundreds of generous local restaurants who have participated in Soup Sunday in the past. Due to the rising cases of COVID-19 and the impact it is having on the community, we have made the decision to limit the number of attendees for Soup Sunday 2022.

Our 33rd annual Soup Sunday invites you to an elevated experience like no other! This year, we’re throwing a Souper Party that will feature 20 of Memphis’ best restaurants and caterers serving your local favorites that will top off your day of fun with delicious innovation. In addition to these exclusive tasting opportunities, attendees will also enjoy beer, mimosas, signature crafted cocktails provided by Old Dominick Distillery*, and a special gift. Soup Sunday has always encompassed the very heart of Memphis with good food, a sense of community, and the chance to give back, and this year is no exception! Check out Soup Sunday’s history, past winners and photos from the latest event to learn more.

COVID-19 Protocols:
We feel it’s important to still hold this event which raises critical funds to support kids and families in our community—but to do it in the safest way possible. Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in our community, we are monitoring restrictions daily and will updated our plans based on local protocols and CDC guidelines.

Event guidelines as of February 15, 2022

    • Masks recommended when not eating or drinking
    • Masks required for volunteers and restaurant staff
    • Hand sanitizer available throughout the event venue

*Must present ID and be 21 or older

View the event waiver here.

The Kent

Directions from I-40 W: Take exit 1D onto US-51 N/N Danny Thomas Blvd. In a quarter mile, turn left onto A.W. Willis Avenue. In 0.7 miles, turn right onto Front Street. The Kent will be on your right (approximately 0.5 miles).

Directions from I-240 N/I-69: Take exit 31 to merge onto I-40 W. In half a mile, take exit 1D onto US-51 N/N Danny Thomas Blvd. In a quarter mile, turn left onto A.W. Willis Avenue. In 0.7 miles, turn right onto Front Street. The Kent will be on your right (approximately 0.5 miles).

Parking information: Parking is free and available in the parking lot across Front Street.

Menu

Amerigo logo
Memphis Restaurant Association

Menu Item

Smoked Gouda Jalapeno Mac and Cheese | Specialty | Vegetarian

Blues City Cafe restaurant
Beale Street Merchant Association

Menu Item

Seafood Gumbo | Soup

Celtic Crossing logo
Memphis Restaurant Association

Menu Item

Irish Vegetable Soup | Soup | Vegetarian, Gluten Free

Food with Class logo

Menu Item

Creamy Alfredo Lasagna Soup | Soup

Food with Class logo
Memphis Restaurant Association

Menu Item

Brisket Stew | Soup

Huey's logo
Memphis Restaurant Association

Menu Item

Chicken Corn Chowder | Soup

Huey's logo

Menu Item

Ice Cream Donut | Specialty

Marshall Steakhouse logo

Menu Item

Crabmeat and Crawfish Bisque | Soup

Memphis Clover Club logo

Menu Item

Potato Cheese Soup | Soup

Memphis Clover Club logo

Menu Item

Bundlets | Specialty

Old Dominick Distillery logo

Menu Item

Bloody Mary | Specialty

Bourbon Cider Punch | Specialty

 

Pink Flamingo logo

Menu Items

Chicken Pot Pie Soup | Soup

Hot Chocolate Bar | Specialty

Rikos Kickin Chicken logo

Menu Item

Boneless Wings | Specialty

Rikos Kickin Chicken logo
Memphis Restaurant Association

Menu Item

Cheeseburger Soup | Soup

Rikos Kickin Chicken logo
Memphis Restaurant Association

Menu Item

Curried Butternut Squash Bisque | Soup | Vegetarian, Gluten Free

Half Shell logo
Memphis Restaurant Association

Menu Item

Lobster and Shrimp Bruschetta | Specialty

Tsunami Memphis restaurant logo
Project Green Fork

Menu Item

African Peanut Soup | Soup | Vegetarian, Contains Nuts

Vanelli's Deli logo

Menu Items

Italian Sub Rolls | Specialty

Genova Salami, Vanelli’s Pimento Cheese | Specialty

Victory Lane BBQ logo

Menu Item

Brunswick Stew | Soup

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Konica Minolta logo
nexAir logo
Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Trust logo
Downtown Memphis Commission logo
Orion Federal Credit Union logo
Ultimate Dental logo
James Gattas Jewelers logo
Southern Security logo
Strategic Online Systems logo
Regional One Health logo
94.1 the Wolf logo
Memphis Restaurant Association
WRVR - 104.5 The River logo
Mahaffey logo
Huey's logo
Memphis Restaurant Association
Sysco logo
92.9 ESPN radio logo

Participating Restaurants

Check back as we continue to add more of your favorite eats!

Nothing Bundt Cakes logo
Amerigo logo
Huey's logo
Rizzo's logo
Margie's 901 logo
Old Dominick Distillery logo
Sweet Grass logo
Food with Class logo
Rikos Kickin Chicken logo
Marshall Steakhouse logo
Half Shell logo
Tsunami Memphis restaurant logo
Blues City Cafe restaurant
Pink Flamingo logo
Vanelli's Deli logo
Memphis Clover Club logo
Celtic Crossing logo
Victory Lane BBQ logo

Want to Showcase your Restaurant at Soup Sunday?

For more information about participating in Soup Sunday as a showcasing restaurant, contact Chloe Alexander.

Volunteer at Soup Sunday

Many volunteers come together each year to help make Soup Sunday a success. Sign-ups coming soon! Email Lydia Miller to let her know you’re interested.

Volunteers at Soup Sunday

History/Legacy

In the winter of 1990, Youth Villages’ supporters and the owners of some of the Mid-South’s best restaurants, Danny Sumrall and Mike Warr, began to develop the idea of a fundraiser to help children with emotional and behavioral problems and their families live successfully. After more than three decades, tens of thousands of gallons of soup, and over a million dollars raised, Soup Sunday is still going strong.

The first Soup Sunday was held on Sunday, February 4th, 1990 at Captain Bilbo’s in downtown Memphis. The inaugural event was an immediate success, drawing hundreds of participants. Before long, it was one of the Mid-south’s favorite events and was moved to the larger Woodland Hills in Cordova, TN. Event staples like the Oreo-stacking contest, the Doctor’s Band, and of course, the area’s best soups made Soup Sunday one of the hottest tickets in town.

Starving for space, the event moved to the Memphis Pyramid in 2001. The Pyramid served as a great venue for three years and allowed us to make a major addition to Soup Sunday, the VIP Souper Party, which was added in 2002.

Once the FedExForum opened, Soup Sunday moved to take advantage of the larger space. Besides providing a top-quality venue to watch concerts, professional and college sports, and other specialty events, FedExForum became the new home of Soup Sunday in 2004.

Many people have put in significant hours of service over the years. From the event founders, Danny and Mike, the late Thomas Boggs, and on to Tom Cassidy, Elizabeth Cagle, and Libby Wyatt, the spirit of service has always been a part of Soup Sunday. In fact, Youth Villages CEO Pat Lawler noted at a recent Soup Sunday that “we have more volunteers helping us run Soup Sunday today than we had paying customers in the early years.” The event has grown so large that it now requires over 200 volunteers to coordinate the day’s activities.

Though Soup Sunday has changed and grown over the years, the reason for the event has always remained the same— to raise money for youth and families in our community. Soup Sunday encompasses the very heart of Memphis with good food, a sense of community, and the chance to give back. We would love to have you join us for this very special day!

2022 Winners Included:

Best Soup

  1. Food with Class
  2. Victory Lane BBQ
  3. Marshall Steakhouse
  4. Best Specialty Item

Best Specialty Item

  1. The Half Shell
  2. Margie’s 901 Ice Cream
  3. Nothing Bundt Cakes

Best Presentation

  1. Victory Lane BBQ
  2. Pink Flamingo Catering
  3. Hog Wild East BBQ and Market

Best Overall
Victory Lane BBQ

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