We chatted a bit with Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s sales and events manager, Tatum Murray, about the restaurant’s participation in this year’s BITE NW Arkansas. This three-day food festival will be June 20-22 at 8th Street Market in Bentonville. Ruth’s Chris will be part of two nights of the festival: BITE | DISCOVER on June 21 and BITE | CRAFT on June 22.
Why did Ruth’s Chris Steak House want to be involved in BITE NW Arkansas?
Honestly, we’ve been pushing/supportive of this event since before it was first organized. For years, we’d been continuously asked to participate in tasting events but it seemed like the restaurants and food played a secondary roll to the fundraising, wine, etc. Of course, that’s completely understandable in context and those are/were worthwhile events, but we were excited to have the focus shifted to the amazing culinary talents NWA has to offer. The BITE team do a fantastic, thorough job of making sure everyone is organized and cared for, and we can really focus on bringing our best.
What are you most excited about for this year’s event?
Eating the food everyone else brings! Always! haha
But also, it’s so much fun to see a concentrated group of food lovers. The people who attend BITE are our people and it’s great just to be among them.
Can you share any details with us on the dishes you’ll be offering?
Chef is playing it pretty close to the vest, unfortunately, so even I don’t have all that many details. I’m sure there will be steak showing in some form or fashion though ;D
For tickets and more details on BITE NW Arkansas, visit www.bitenwa.com. Tickets for BITE NW Arkansas are only available in advance, so get your tickets now!