Protecting America’s Chinatowns


As urban development changes the landscape of American cities, the possibility of losing the cultural heritage of Chinatowns looms large. Philadelphia, San Francisco and New York City have all faced threats from development projects, and it’s not so far-fetched to think it could happen in Boston, too. Find out more about efforts to preserve these vital and vibrant spaces at Pagu’s next Roundtable on Wednesday, June 5th when chef Tracy Chang hosts a conversation on Protecting America’s Chinatowns with award-winning cookbook author, culinary historian, and filmmaker Grace Young and talented array of Boston area AAPI chefs including Ashley Lujares, Veo Robert, and Ted Woo. Boston Globe Associate Editor Shirley Leung will moderate the panel, plus there will be lots of good things to eat and drink between tasty passed apps and a five-course plated meal.

The dinner and discussion kicks off at 6:00pm at the Central Square dining room, and you can get your hands on tickets here. Choose either a $99 spot, which includes all your food and the panel discussion, or add a beverage pairing with wines, cocktails, and low ABV sips for an extra $46 ($145 total). Monies raised from the ticket sales will also go to Boston’s Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC), so you can feel good about having an educational night out. Keep an eye on Pagu’s Instagram and Facebook for menu updates, and be sure to also follow the Roundtable Together handle on IG for updates on all the upcoming events that bring chefs and the community together for meaningful connection and actionable social good.

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