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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

International flavors will shine at “YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City” fundraiser!

Somerville, MA – Hungry for something different? Then check out YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City. A fundraiser for the Somerville-based The Welcome Project, YUM will feature an array of culinary delights to tickle the taste buds and delight the senses.

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 the region.

“For one night only, some of the best ethnic restaurants in the area will be under one roof offering tastes of our local, global community,” said Warren Goldstein-Gelb, director of The Welcome Project. “YUM is a rare opportunity to try out new restaurants and cuisine while supporting the diverse populations that make our community great.”

In a city known for its vibrant ethnic restaurants, YUM seeks to promote these locally-owned businesses which drive the economy and serve as important cultural centers for the city’s diverse immigrant populations. Proceeds from the evening will go to support The Welcome Project’s work strengthening civic and community life by diminishing racism and empowering the city's refugee and immigrant groups.

Individuals interested in purchasing tickets to the 2011 YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City celebration can do so by visiting

Join The Welcome Project on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the Center for Arts at the Armory to experience cuisine from these area restaurants:

Diva Indian Bistro - Indian, Davis Square
Diva’s menu of more than 100 exciting dishes range from the regions of Madras and Bangalore to Mumbai, with tandoori specialties and share-able vegetarian platters galore, plus nightly chef’s choice options to keep things interesting.

Fasika - Ethiopian, East Somerville
Boasting an array of authentic Ethiopian cuisine, the intense flavors are balanced with Injera, a unique Ethiopian flatbread. The menu also features rich Ethiopian coffee and Tej, Ethiopia’s delectably sweet honey wine.

Maya Sol - Mexican, East Somerville
An exquisite Mexican grill, the sizzling specialty plates are rich with authentic flavor. The menu also features traditional Mexican tacos and burritos, as well as scrumptious El Salvadorian Papusas.

Ronnarong Thai Tapas Bar - Thai, Union Square
Thai Tapas is an ideal way to sample savory tastes from Thailand in one meal. The fragrant spices that make these dishes shine are grown on site and ground by hand. Be sure to check out the unique Thai Tapas Tuesdays - the second Tuesday of each month features an engaging drink menu designed to pair with the tastes of Thailand. Order a drink and your tapas is free!

Sabur - Mediterranean, Teele Square
Discover a multi-ethnic cuisine inspired by the rustic fare of the Mediterranean region. The menu features exotic flavors and aromas of regions ranging from Italy, Greece, Southern France, and the Balkans to North Africa and beyond. The food is sophisticated in flavor, rustic in charm, and unpretentious in appearance.

Yak & Yeti - Nepali and Indian, Ball Square
Offering a variety of tastes from regions of Nepal and India, the menu features dishes that are fresh, natural and authentic. There is always something exciting and delicious for vegetarians and non-vegetarians, including the mouth-watering tandoori dishes.

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