Somerville, MA, April 8, 2014 – What makes a restaurant Yum-my?
The nine restaurants who will take part in this year’s April 10th Yum Celebration at the Armory were not chosen randomly.
“We choose in part by the diversity, the desire to have a diverse and ecclectic group of restaurants,” said Warren Goldstein-Gelb, executive director of the Welcome Project, the event’s organizer.
This year’s restaurant list includes Aguacate Verde, Los Paisanos, Fasika and the Kebab House. The restaurents set up what could be considered “tasting stations” on the evening of April 10.
“Yum is a celebration of the cultural diversity in the city,” Goldstein-Gelb said.”It’s a way of celebrating all of the contributions that so many different groups may have made or are making in the city.”
Restaurant owners and managers see it also as a way to introduce new people to their fare, and to see what the competition is cooking.
“It’s definitely brought more customers,” Jagmeet Singh, manager of the Kebab Factory, explained. “It’s broadened our reach and it’s allowed us to see what other foods are available in the city and how we can compete with them,”
Aguacate Verde has taking part in Yum for the past three years.
“This year I am looking forward to interacting with new people in the community,” said owner Silvia De La Sota.