It’s on! San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, Daimyo of Japantown and El Proctector de la Bay to Breakers civic event, will judge the upcoming Nichi Bei Times Tofu Dessert Competition and Festival this Sunday at 2:00 PM.
They’ll have tofu/soy games, a tofu talk show, a tofu haiku contest, and food samples. So read up on the deets, grab your copy of the special TOFU ISSUE, and get your tickets today! You’ll never look at soybean curd the same way ever again.
Ross taking care of business last year on Post Street, during the Great 1600 Webster Condo / Save Our Festivals Imbroglio that some lawyer started up. (Akit.org has the whole story on that one.)
Domo arigato Mr. Roboto, ata au hi made/
Domo arigato Mr. Mirkarimo, o-tofu o tabetai!
See you there, Sunday Sunday Sunday!
Tofu Dessert Competition & Festival
Japanese Cultural & Community Center
of No. California (JCCCNC)
1840 Sutter Street
Japantown San Francisco, California
Date: March 22, 2009
TIME: 2 p.m.– 4 p.m.
Nichi Bei Times, a leading Japanese American newspaper in Northern California, is hosting the region’s first TofuDessert Competition & Festival on Sunday, March 22, at the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Northern California. This unique event is a fundraiser for Nihonmach Little Friends, a bilingual and multicultural childcare agency located in San Francisco’s Japantown.*
Festivities will include tofu/soy games, a tofu talk show, a tofu haiku contest, as well as food samples and other offerings from a variety of vendors. Dessert Competition finalists will gather at the festival to demonstrate the making of their dessert for the judges — culinary experts and community figures — who will announce the winner and award the $100 prize.
For tickets ($10 in advance; $12 at the door; children three and under, free), or to learn more about the Dessert Competition, the tofu haikucontest and other festival events, contact Ed Goto or Sayaka Nomura at 415.921.6820, or visit the web site shown above.
*Nihonmachi Little Friends, celebrating its 33rd year, is a community-based nonprofit organization seeking a permanent home that will allow it to further its strong ties to San Francisco’s Japanese American Community.