PRLog - Apr. 19, 2010 - SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- The Welcome Project to Celebrate
“A Taste of Immigrant City”
Somerville, MA – On April 30, thirteen immigrant-run Somerville restaurants will gather at Arts at the Armory to celebrate Somerville’s vibrant immigrant community. Hosted by The Welcome Project, a Somerville non-profit dedicated to strengthening civic and community life by diminishing racism and empowering the city's refugee and immigrant groups, YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City will offer food, music and dance from Somerville’s local global community.
“This is a great opportunity for area residents to try cuisine from local businesses and to learn about the many cultural communities here in Somerville,”
Entertainment includes a performance by Yarina, a Somerville band which hails from
Ecuador. Yarina means "remembrance"
The thirteen participating restaurants are also involved in The Welcome Project’s YUM Restaurant Card initiative. Through the end of the year, each restaurant is offering a 10 percent discount on food orders of $25.00 or more to patrons who show the YUM Card.
Developed in partnership with Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service and the School of Arts and Sciences Anthropology Department, the card aims to support The Welcome Project’s services while also increasing patronage for a group of small Somerville businesses which are particularly vulnerable in this economy. All revenue generated by the sales of the $10 card ($12 online) go to support The Welcome Project’s programs for Somerville’s immigrant families.
Individuals interested in purchasing a card can do so by visiting www.yumsomerville.org. or by attending YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City on April 30 from 6-10 pm at Arts at the Armory.
Tickets for the event are $40, and can be purchased online at www.yumsomerville.org.
The 13 restaurants participating in the YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City are:
• Café Belô (Brazilian) 120 Washington St. (617) 623-3696
• Café Belô (Brazilian) 445 Somerville Ave (617) 284-6255
• Chicken & Grill (Peruvian) 25 Union Sq (617) 623-7972
• Fasika (Ethiopian) 147 Broadway (617) 628-9300
• Highland Creole Cuisine (Haitian) 2 Highland Ave (617) 625-8333
• House of Tibet Kitchen (Tibetan) 235 Holland St (617) 629-7567
• Machu Picchu Charcoal Chicken & Grill (Peruvian) 25 Union Sq (617) 623-7972
• Maya Sol (Mexican) 179 Broadway (617) 776-9179
• Namaskar (Indian) 234 Elm St (617) 623-9911
• Neighborhood Restaurant & Bakery (Portuguese)
• Restaurante Turístico Machu Picchu (Peruvian) 307 Somerville Ave (617) 628-7070
• Ronnarong Thai Tapas Bar (Thai) 255 Washington St, Union Sq (617) 625-9296
• Sabur (Mediterranean)
The Welcome Project strengthens civic and community life in Somerville by diminishing racism and empowering the city's refugee and immigrant groups. We create opportunities for residents of all backgrounds to work together to improve their social, economic, and personal well-being.
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About The Welcome Project. The Welcome Project strengthens civic and community life in Somerville by diminishing racism and empowering the city's refugee and immigrant groups. We create opportunities for residents of all backgrounds to work together to improve their social, economic, and personal well-being.