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Monday, March 28, 2011

YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City Fundraiser

For Immediate Release
Contact: Warren Goldstein-Gelb, The Welcome Project
617.623.6633
warren@welcomeproject.org
March 28, 2011

The Welcome Project launches 2011
“YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City” initiative

Somerville, MA – Support Somerville’s local global community and experience the delicious international flavors of Somerville restaurants through the YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City fundraiser and restaurant card.

The initiative is part of the ongoing work of 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.

“Immigrant-owned businesses play an important role in the local economy and are central to the many cultural communities we have here in Somerville,” explained Warren Goldstein-Gelb, director of The Welcome Project. “YUM is a great opportunity to support these communities by trying out new restaurants and to getting discounts on international cuisine throughout the year.”

Good through the end of December, the 2011 YUM Restaurant card offers a 10% discount off food orders of $25 or more at seven immigrant-run restaurants. For one night only, those same restaurants will come together, offering tastings of their cuisine for the second annual YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City celebration and fundraiser.

Set for Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the Center for Arts at the Armory, the 2011 YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City celebration will feature music, drinks and international tastes from around Somerville.

Individuals interested in purchasing a YUM Restaurant Card or tickets to the 2011 YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City celebration can do so by visiting www.yumsomerville.org.

The seven restaurants participating in the 2011 YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City are:

Amelia’s Kitchen
Italian, Teele Square

Diva Indian Bistro
Indian, Davis Square

Fasika
Ethiopian, East Somerville

Maya Sol
Mexican, East Somerville

Ronnarong Thai Tapas Bar
Thai, Union Square

Sabur
Mediterranean, Teele Square

Yak & Yeti
Nepali and Indian, Ball Square

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