Southern University Athletics, in partnership with the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel, will host the third annual "Taste of the Jag" Expo on Thursday, May 23 inside the Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium in downtown Baton Rouge.

Doors to the 2019 Taste of the Jag open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $25 and $35 at the door on the day of the event. For elementary, middle and high school teachers in East Baton Rouge or the surrounding parishes, a discounted $20 ticket is available for purchase at the SU Ticket Office located in the service entrance of the F.G. Clark Activity Center. 

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Last year, over 10 metro Baton Rouge area Restaurants, including BRQ, Walk-Ons and Boil and Roux Southern Kitchen, and catering companies showcased some of their signature cuisine and food products inside the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino Atrium while SU coaches and athletic personnel mixed and mingled with fans during the three-hour event.

Critically acclaimed jazz and R&B band, The Michael Foster Project, is set to headline the night's entertainment. Taste of The Jag will also feature a Battle of the Healthy Chef Cooking Competition sponsored by Hi Nabor, where local Chef's will prepare a simple, yet delectable meal in 30 minutes. WBRZ News Anchor Brandi B. Harris will serve as one of the celebrity guest judges along with the voice of the Jaguars, Chris Powers of the SU Sports Radio Network.