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Tucson Chow Card: Tucson's exotic flavors
Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 12:10pm - Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 11:00pm
Experience Tucson's exotic flavors! Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, Tucson Meet Yourself Folklore and Tucson Weekly invite the public to support local nonprofits and ethnic eateries.
Tucsonans have an opportunity to travel to the Mediterranean, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and other exotic cultures... through their taste buds.
Culture is cooking on the city's culinary scene, and now foodies can eat up the ethnic diversity, sometimes hidden, throughout town with Tucson's CHOW CARD.
Tucson's 2012 CHOW CARD serves two meals for the price of one at more than 15 locally owned, authentically ethnic and culturally diverse restaurants.
The card, in partnership with Tucson Weekly, is valid through Oct. 31, 2012 and benefits the efforts of two local nonprofit organizations that have worked to preserve cultural encounters for the community.
Chow cards are $20 per card, and proceeds support the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival.
Cardholders can savor the flavors of India, Mexico, China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Greece and the Mediterranean, Thailand, Peru, Jamaica and Vietnam.
Culture from the kitchens
CeeDee Jamaican Kitchen offers a warm and charming atmosphere. Experience a menu of jerk chicken, oxtails, curry goat or any of their other mouthwatering dishes. The chefs are renowned for their creative combinations of spices and sauces.
V Fine Thai Dining offers an amazing menu of classic Thai flavors with modern twists in a fine dining, warm, comfortable atmosphere. Owner Vila Jarrell's V Thai is recognized as the only representative out of 62 restaurants in Arizona by Thailand's government that reflects the flavors of Thai cuisine. As a part of this honor, Vila Jarrell frequently travels to Thailand and brings this experience in classic Thai flavors and new culinary advancements.
Amber Restaurant and Gallery prepares food made from scratch according to traditional Polish recipes. The restaurant has continued the enduring Polish tradition, where hospitality of the people and rich, wholesome food quickly earned the Poles an unrivalled reputation as welcoming and generous hosts.
Since 1992, Govinda's has been serving gourmet vegetarian cuisine in Tucson. Their internationally renowned chefs blend garden fresh vegetables, whole grains and freshly ground spices to create a delicious, hearty, healthy cuisine that is a delight to the taste buds.
INTERNATIONAL / VEGETARIAN
Tucson's 2012 CHOW CARD
About the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance
Organization History The Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) grew out of the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council (GOVAC), an organization established in 1997 to provide artistic and cultural opportunities for residents of northwest Tucson. GOVAC eventually became one of the largest arts organizations in the region. In 2009, owing to its success, the group expanded its mission to include creation of partnerships with business, governments, and communities throughout Southern Arizona that would encourage innovative, creative cultural expression in the arts for years to come.
For more information about programs and events produced by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, go to www.saaca.org.
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