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Thursday, April 11, 2013

YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City initiative


In a city proud of its diverse immigrant history and celebrated for its growing foodie scene, Somerville non-profit The Welcome Project is celebrating the community’s immigrant flavor with the 2013 YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City initiative.

The YUM Restaurant Card and upcoming April 25, 2013 YUM Celebration feature the international flavors of eleven immigrant-owned Somerville restaurants, with proceeds going to strengthen the voices of immigrant families across the city.

“Somerville has always been an immigrant city, and even as the city changes we have the ability to shape what kind of community it will be,” said Warren Goldstein-Gelb, director of The Welcome Project. “YUM celebrates and strengthens the city’s many immigrant communities while providing an opportunity for everyone to connect with these communities and explore the city’s international cuisine.”

Good through the end of December, the 2013 YUM Restaurant card offers a 10% discount off food orders of $25 or more at participating restaurants. All YUM eateries are also part of the City’s Shape Up Approved campaign, which makes Somerville a healthier place to live, work, play and eat by highlighting healthier menu options at participating restaurants.

Individuals interested in purchasing a YUM Restaurant Card or tickets to the 2013 YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City celebration can do so by visiting www.yumsomerville.org. Cards will also be available at the Winter Farmers’ Market at the Armory on February 23 and March 9.


The eleven restaurants participating in the 2013 YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City are:
Amelia’s Kitchen, Italian, Teele Square; Aguacate Verde, Mexican, Porter Square; Fasika
Ethiopian, East Somerville; Gauchao, Brazilian, East Somerville; Istanbul’lu, Turkish, Teele Square; Los Paisanos, Mexican, East Somerville; Maya Sol, Mexican, East Somerville; Masala,
Indian and Nepali, Teele Square; The Neighborhood Restaurant & Bakery, Portuguese American, Union Square; Sabur, Mediterranean, Teele Square; Yak & Yeti, Nepali and Indian, Ball Square.
 
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The Welcome Project builds the collective power of Somerville immigrants to participate in and shape community decisions. We do this through programs that strengthen the capacity of immigrant youth, adults and families to advocate for themselves and influence schools, government, and other institutions. For more information about The Welcome Project, visit www.welcomeproject.org.

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