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Strange Fruit

It’s messy, this Tomatina festival. Not the one being celebrated at Flamenco! . . . the Studio on Saturday, August 22, but rather the traditional version celebrated in Spain, which involves the throwing of tomatoes at revelers who attend. Flamenco! has re-imagined the festival’s traditions by hosting a cook-off at which attendees will toss tomatoes not at one another but rather into a Cuisinart. The La Tomatina Gazpacho Cook-off will be judged by chefs from Havana Café, NoRTH, and Avalon restaurants, with the winner taking away $50 and, presumably, a lot of leftover gazpacho. But even those who don’t take home a prize will get to enjoy live flamenco music, dancing, and a traditional tapas menu.

Reservations are required, as are registrations from those hoping to take home the “Best Gazpacho” prize.


Sat., Aug. 22, 7-10 p.m., 2009
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Robrt L. Pela has been a weekly contributor to Phoenix New Times since 1991, primarily as a cultural critic. His radio essays air on National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ's Morning Edition.
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