Area Nepali Restaurants and Nepali Students Pledge Food for Earthquake Benefit

NeighborsfornepalThe Davis Odd Fellows and Soroptimist International of Davis are partnering on Saturday, July 11, 2015, to raise funds for the earthquake victims in Nepal. The “Neighbors For Nepal” benefit at the Odd Fellows Lodge, 415 Second Street, Davis, offers an evening of food and music.

Area Nepali and Indian restaurants will be donating food for the event, including chicken tika masala, Tandoori chicken, cauliflower and potatoes, pakora and naan. Members of the Nepali Students and Scholars Association at UC Davis will prepare momos (dumplings).

The restaurants donating dishes include Yeti (Davis), Kathmandu Kitchens (both Davis and Sacramento), Top Himalaya (Woodland), New Namaste Nepal (Orangevale), and Indian Spice (Rancho Cordova). Tibet Nepal will donate dessert.

Dinner will be served between 5 pm and 8 pm with open seating.

In the upper hall of the lodge, live music begins at 6 pm and continues until 10 pm. The music line-up is headlined by the Barry “The Fish” Melton Band. Also performing will be According to Bazooka, Drivin’ South and Zapato Viejo.

Throughout the evening there will be cultural performances including Nepali music, dance and costumes.

Tickets for the benefit are $40 and are available at Common Grounds in south Davis and at the Avid Reader. For more information, contact Arun Sen at .

About The Author

David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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