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Blindfold Dining - 13 September 2017

Join us on Wednesday, 13 September2017 for dining in the dark - a meal eaten while you're blindfolded - at On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina at 5205 East Broadway. Dinner is served from 6 - 8.30 pm.

David Fitzsimmons MC's the evening. We are also hosting a silent auction, (click here for more details) from 5.30 pm til 7.30 pm. Items include tickets to the Sun Sounds fundraiser The Great Tucson Beer Festival on 30 September, as well as coupons to On The Border!!

Each guest is seated before being given their blindfold. The blindfold simulates some of the ordinary challenges you get when you can’t see what’s right in front of you.

During the meal, the host engages your group and people offer their theories on what they are tasting. Some try to be civilized, others simply use their hands to seek out new food on their plates. (Hint: no one is looking!) One plus: using the wrong spoon isn't an issue.

This experience provides entertaining eating as well as a very different conversation with one’s neighbors. Sharing what’s being experienced, as everyone is trying something that is different, adds to the sense of occasion.

The meal is $25.00 per person and includes a non alcoholic drink, tax and tip. A large portion of the proceeds goes to benefit EMVIA.

Payment in advance is preferred - it guarantees your place but if space is still available payment will be taken at the door on the night. Deadline for reservations is 8 September. Payment of each reservation by that dates puts you in for a drawing to win 2 VIP tickets to the Great Tucson Beer Festival!

Payment is taken online, or cash, check, debit, or credit to EMVIA. Call us at 520-722-4160, email to info@emvia.org, or mail a check to EMVIA, 8440 E 25th Street, Tucson 85710. On The Border will collect any overages, such as for alcoholic beverages

The menu choices are:

Quesadilla Combo
Quesadilla of your choice (brisket, fajita chicken or spinach and mushroom), served with pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole, plus your choice of a cup of chicken tortilla soup or house salad

- or -

Mesquite Grilled Chicken Fajitas
Plate includes Mexican rice and choice of beans.

- or -

Two Item Combo
Create your 2 item combo from among the choices below. This choice also includes Mexican rice and choice of beans.

- beef empanadas
- chicken empanadas
- mini chicken chimichanga

- shredded or ground beef with red chile sauce
- chicken tinga with sour cream sauce or green chile sauce
- cheese & onion with red chile sauce
- spinach & mushroom with sour cream sauce
- carnitas with green chile sauce

- chicken tortilla soup
- house salad

Tacos (soft or crispy)
- shredded or ground beef
- chicken tinga
- carnitas

Buy your ticket here, online.

All proceeds benefit the non profit, EMVIA.


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8440 E 25th Street
Arizona 85710

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