Eat Dumplings For a Good Cause


Do you want to devour delicious dumplings to benefit a great cause? Then grab your elastic waist pants and head to the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (conveniently located by the 12th Street BART) this Saturday, April 12 from 6-9pm to support Kearny Street Workshop with their second “Dumpling Wars 2: The Hungry Games” fundraiser/cooking competition. Tickets are on sale now for $20, all going to a great cause (your stomach and Kearny Street Workshop’s mission).

Kearny Street Workshop is based in San Francisco and is the oldest multidisciplinary Asian-Pacific American 501(c)(3) nonprofit. What does that mean? They enable aspiring APA artists to do their thing, supporting the community and building bridges.

Their first Dumpling Wars was a big success, so naturally, they’re bringing it back. This time, with a Hunger Games theme. We’re pretty sure everyone will make out like Katniss and get to sample some tasty dumplings courtesy of competitors with adorable team names like “Better Pork Tomorrow” and “Mac-niss Everdeen.”

The judges include celebrity chef David Yeung (Food Network), Penny Baldado (Chef/Owner, Café Gabriela), Saqib Keval (Founder, People’s Kitchen) and YOU.

If you need us, we’ll be stuffing our faces with dumplings and kissing up to David Yeung. The odds will definitely be in our flavor.