Colorado's Asian Restaurant Month kicks off May 14
Sixteen restaurants across the Denver metro area will be offering predesigned menus for $16.80
By Joe Nguyen, AsiaXpress.com
May 13, 2010
DENVER – Sixteen restaurants across the metro area will be offering Asian cuisine for $16.80 as Colorado's Asian Restaurant Month kicks off on May 14.
The monthlong event – sponsored by Asian Avenue magazine, the Asian Chamber of Commerce and Colorado Asian Culture and Education Network – features local Asian restaurants offering a special menu for $16.80.
"One, six and eight are lucky numbers and when you put that together, (the Chinese) consider that to be the luckiest number of all," Asian Avenue magazine President Annie Guo said.
According to the magazine's website, when read, 168 means "you will be prosperous and make great fortune long into your future." Guo said the fact that there are 16 restaurants participating is merely coincidental.
The idea of creating the Asian Restaurant Month, she said, is partially inspired by 5280 Magazine's annual restaurant week where local eateries offer patrons a predesigned menu for $52.80. Asian Avenue magazine has been hosting its Joy of Living Club, a group that meets monthly to try various Asian restaurants in the metro area and this idea is an extension of that.
"The mission of Asian Avenue (magazine) was always to be a bridge for all the different Asian ethnicities, as well as mainstream and provide education through media," Guo said. "In the last year, we've been trying to figure out ways to physically bring people together and one of the activities was the Joy of Living Club. ...
"We thought this would be a great idea to get more people into Asian restaurants they might not normally go to or try."
Restaurants participating in Colorado's Asian Restaurant Month:
• Bam Bu, 5332 DTC Blvd. #100, Greenwood Village, 80111
• Chada Thai, 2005 E. 17th Ave., Denver, 80206
• China Jade, 12203 E. Iliff Ave., Aurora, 80014
• Chopstick China Bistro, 5117 S. Yosemite St., Greenwood Village, 80111
• Empress Seafood, 2825 W. Alameda Ave., Denver, 80219
• Halu Sushi & Asian Bistro, 17525 S. Golden Road, Golden, 80401
• Jaya Asian Grill, 1699 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, 80222
• John Holly’s Asian Bistro, 2422 S. Downing St., Denver, 80210
• King’s Land Chinese Seafood, 2200 W. Alameda Ave., Denver, 80223
• Korea House, 10293 E Iliff Ave., Denver, 80247
• Mr. Sushi, 8055 W. Bowles Ave. 2A, Littleton, 80123
• Sae Jong Kwan Korean BBQ, 2680 S. Havana St. #B, Aurora, 80014
• Saigon Landing, 6585 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village, 80111
• Super Star, 2200 W. Alameda Ave., Denver, 80223
• Thai Garden Asian Fusion, 16911 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora, 80015
• Wild Ginger, 399 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton, 80120