Mid-South restaurants serve up at Soup Sunday - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mid-South restaurants serve up at Soup Sunday

(WMC-TV) - Many of the finest restaurants in the Mid-South teamed up Sunday to raise money for Youth Villages.

The event was the annual Soup Sunday Fundraiser, and for several hours it turned the FedEx Forum into a food paradise.

The event hit a high note with Mid-Southerners looking to enjoy some good food along with good music.

More than 50 restaurants put out some of their best food for this event, and that includes desserts by Chef Phillip Rix.

"It's a morello cherry caramel, and a peanut butter milk chocolate ganache," said Rix describing the dessert.

Just down the hall, managers from Jim's Place restaurant were describing their special gouda dish.

"We use 100 percent smoked gouda with our russet potatoes," said James Tara from Jim's Place.

Over the years Soup Sunday has raised more than a million dollars for Youth Villages programs that helps foster kids.

"So we have a program to help those young people transition out successfully, find a place to live, continue their education, find a job, (and) have transportation," said Youth Villages CEO Patrick Lawler.

Sunday's event marks the 24th year for Soup Sunday. Fans of the event are already looking forward to next year.

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