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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Does Money Have Flavor? Find out at Taste of Microfinance

Posted By on Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 2:55 PM

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Taste of Microfinance
When: Sept. 27, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Cost: $40 in advance, $50 at the door


Some people call money "bread" or "cheddar," but you can do better than a cheese sandwich at the Taste of Microfinance.

Opportunity Fund claims be the largest microlender in the Bay Area. Koji Kanematsu and Kan Hasegawa received $10,000 from Opportunity Fund to get their poorly spelled Onigilly (Japanese rice balls are onigiri) operation going.

Unfortunately you won't be able to sample creations from any up-and-coming vendors seeking funding. But you can taste plenty of stuff from people who are already licensed to dish, along with unlimited Skyy vodka cocktails and Lagunitas beer.

The menu:

Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas: Pork and cheese tamale, chicken and green salsa tamale, rajas and cheese tamale

Eji's Ethiopian: Mini injera wraps with red lentils

Onigilly: Spicy shrimp with tobiko and spicy aioli, Japanese eggplant marinated in house dressing

Love & Hummus: Hummus on pita and cucumbers

El Buen Comer: Tostaditas con tinga de pollo, tostaditas con ensalada de nopales

La Luna Cupcakes: Mars red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting, vanilla cupcake with fresh strawberry swirl, asteroid cookies & cream

Buy tickets here.

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