In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, API Middle Tennessee put out a call to action for local restaurants to submit special dishes or drinks that would benefit the nonprofit organization’s mission of “building the API community, lifting API voices + unpacking API identities.”
So far, here are the special dishes offered to the community this May:
- Kauai Shrimp, Tako Poke/Salad, or Potstickers | Aloha Fish Company, online
- Lao Macaron Box or Lao Treat Box | N&N Custom Cakes, online
- Ube Pandesal with Ube Filling | Pandesal TN, online
- Dumplings | Mama Yang & Daughter, sold on Saturdays at Richland Creek Farmers’ Market
Restaurants can continue submitting here.
Additionally, API Middle Tennessee is hosting 4 free events to celebrate APIHM locally:
- Happy Hour at CAMP | Thurs., May 13 | 5 p.m. | CAMP, 407 Gallatin Ave. | Join API Middle Tennessee for drinks + dumplings from Mama Yang & Daughter.
- API History and Today’s Realities | Wed., May 19 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Yvonne Chen will lead a lecture + panel on API history and present-day lives.
- Book Club and Workshop | Mon., May 24 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Local author Thuy Rocco will discuss her book, “The Last Surviving Child” + lead a workshop on how to share your own story.
- API Art Show | Sun., May 30 | 2-6 p.m. | Red Caboose Park, 656 Colice Jeanne Rd. | This outdoor art show will feature local art, live entertainment + food.