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After a difficult year for restaurants and employees, ‘Taste of Western’ will show what the small community has to offer.All the money raised from the event will go back into the community. Sushi Neko is one of several restaurants participating in the event.”At Sushi Neko, we’ve got people who will be prepping throughout the afternoon in the back, so we make probably about 800 pieces of sushi,” said Carl Milam, the president of Western Concepts Restaurant Group.Many of the restaurants and workers were hit hard during the pandemic. “Staffing has been a problem and people have been stretched thin,” Milam said. Jeff Dutton, the president of the Western Ave. Association, spoke to KOCO 5.”Through the pandemic, they have bent over backwards, they have accommodated us with curbside, they have accommodated us with deliver,” Dutton said.All proceeds from a separate private auction will go right back to the restaurants.”Each restaurant will get to pick one person that will receive a cash gift from Western Ave.,” Dutton said.Other money raised will be invested in the area. “We are talking about beautification of Western Ave. from 36th up to Wilshire,” Dutton said.Expect live music, great food great fun at the event. It will be held Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. and tickets are sold at the door.

After a difficult year for restaurants and employees, ‘Taste of Western’ will show what the small community has to offer.

All the money raised from the event will go back into the community.

Sushi Neko is one of several restaurants participating in the event.

“At Sushi Neko, we’ve got people who will be prepping throughout the afternoon in the back, so we make probably about 800 pieces of sushi,” said Carl Milam, the president of Western Concepts Restaurant Group.

Many of the restaurants and workers were hit hard during the pandemic.

“Staffing has been a problem and people have been stretched thin,” Milam said.

Jeff Dutton, the president of the Western Ave. Association, spoke to KOCO 5.

“Through the pandemic, they have bent over backwards, they have accommodated us with curbside, they have accommodated us with deliver,” Dutton said.

All proceeds from a separate private auction will go right back to the restaurants.

“Each restaurant will get to pick one person that will receive a cash gift from Western Ave.,” Dutton said.

Other money raised will be invested in the area.

“We are talking about beautification of Western Ave. from 36th up to Wilshire,” Dutton said.

Expect live music, great food great fun at the event. It will be held Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. and tickets are sold at the door.



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