For Immediate Release
Contact: Kemary Chan
Local Brewery and Restaurant Joining Forces to Raise Funds to Help American Veterans and Rescue Dogs.
Jacksonville, Fla (September 14, 2015) – Taverna Yamas and Veterans United Craft Brewery are coming together to give a new leash on life to rescue dogs and military veterans. The event, “Barks for Beers,” is to benefit K9s For Warriors, an organization that trains rescue dogs to become certified service dogs and pairs them with veterans who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, and/or Military Sexual Trauma.
“The unfortunate, staggering fact is, everyday 22 veterans returning from combat take their own lives,” said Rory Diamond, Executive Director, at K9s For Warriors. “The K9s for Warriors training program not only provides our soldiers with a live-saving gift, but it’s also an opportunity for peer to peer support with other servicemen and women who suffer from similar issues.”
“Barks for Beers” takes place on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at Taverna Yamas, a Greek restaurant located on the Southside. Taverna Yamas will feature Veterans United Craft Brewery’s Scout Dog 44 Amber Ale on tap for $3 all day. All proceeds made from Scout Dog 44 on this day will donate to K9s For Warriors. Additionally, Taverna Yamas will donate 10% of checks on full price menu items.
From 6pm – 8pm
Meet and greet with K9s for Warriors representatives and their service dogs as well as Ron Gamble, founder and Brewmaster of Veterans United Craft Brewery. Raffle tickets are sold between this time with 100% off raffle sales going to K9s For Warriors. Raffle items are generously donated by Veterans United Craft Brewery and Taverna Yamas. The night will include, music, belly dancing, Zorba dancing, and the traditional Greek napkin throwing.
“We are thrilled to work together with Veterans United Craft Brewery as we share a mutual interest in benefitting K9s For Warrior,” said Kemary Chan, sales and marketing manager of Taverna Yamas. “We hope this event will help us all get to know and bond with our local community and veterans while giving back to a wonderful organization.”
About K9s for Warriors
Founded in 2011, K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury as a result of military service post 9/11. Our goal is to give a new leash on life to rescue dogs and military heroes, empowering warriors to return to civilian life with dignity and independence. For more information, visit http://www.k9sforwarriors.org/.
About Veterans United Craft Brewery
Founded in 2013 by a diverse group of military veterans, Veterans United Craft Brewery is a microbrewery located in Jacksonville, Florida. At the helm is Ron Gamble, Brewmaster and former Naval Flight Officer, who is set on pouring his enthusiasm and dedication to the art of craft brewing into the creation of unique, flavorful beers. Pints, kegs, and growlers of flagship styles, Raging Blonde Ale and HopBanshee India Pale Ale—as well as seasonal and special edition brews—may be found at the taproom located in the heart of the Baymeadows area, at 8999 Western Way #104, Jacksonville, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.vubrew.com/.
About Taverna Yamas
Opened in 2010, Taverna Yamas is a Jacksonville-based Greek and Mediterranean restaurant operating in Jacksonville and Orlando. Both locations feature a separate Yamas Hookah lounge that also serves a full bar and food menu. Taverna Yamas features family filled fun on Friday and Saturday nights with belly dancing and a DJ. Taverna Yamas is located on the Southside of Jacksonville, at 9753 Deer Lake Court, Jacksonville, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.tavernayamas.com/.
If you would like more information or to schedule an interview, please contact, Kemary Chan.
It’s that time of year again! Folio Weekly Best of Jax 2015 Reader’s Poll is finally here. You know what that means? That means you get to show Jacksonville the love you have for us! *HUGS* We love you too! There are a few categories that we think we’re best in. Let us explain:
If you love Yamas then you already know about our awesome happy hour specials! Lets refresh your memory.
Our happy hour is 7 days a week! Yes, 7 days! We offer half price well liquors, house wines by the glass, beers including all craft beers, hookahs, and a large selection of appetizers (excludes platters and seafood). You. Just. Can’t. Beat. That. Now that we’ve reminded you about our great happy hour specials, please vote for Taverna Yamas in the Best Happy Hour category.
We know you love the comfortable experience you get at Yamas Hookah especially with our new booths. Have you seen them? They are quite cozy. Here at Yamas Hookah we offer the full dining menu from Taverna Yamas. You love us more during happy hour when our hookahs are at a special price. You love us even more now that we reward you for being loyal in our mobile app’s loyalty program. Don’t have our app? Lets not wait any longer, start getting rewarded now. Can we count on your vote for Best Hookah Lounge? Thank you!
Before there was Yamas Hookah there was Taverna Yamas. Open since 2010, Taverna Yamas still serves one of the best Greek and Mediterranean dishes in Jacksonville! Everyone has a fun experience at Yamas on Friday and Saturday nights while dancing with the belly dancer and dancing on table tops to the music of our DJ. Watch out for napkins flying in the air, but don’t worry, that’s only normal. Love your experience at Taverna Yamas? Please vote for us in the Best Mediterranean category.
Vote now until Friday, August 21st, 2015. Best of Jax 2015 voting ballot requires a minimum of 30 votes for all votes to be counted. You must enter your email, but that is so you can win cool prizes! Taverna Yamas would love to thank you for your support.
Great Food for a Great Cause! | Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida at Taverna Yamas Orlando
Taverna Yamas Orlando
Join for us for a night of fundraising with great food for a great cause! All friends, family, and supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida are invited for a night of fundraising at Taverna Yamas Orlando with Mediterranean food, live DJ, and a belly dancer.
On Friday, February 20th, 2015 from 6 pm – 10 pm 15% of all purchases from our full price menu will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida. Your participation and donation will help children facing adversity to develop greater confidence, aspirations, and achieve success in life.
Please present flyer to your server to donate 15% of your purchases. Click here for event flyer.
*15% donation is valid only on full price menu. Not valid on offers or specials.
7500 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
Put on your dancing shoes and dance to the DJ with two belly dancers while you wave around your party favors to ring in the new year with a four course meal and champagne toast at midnight!
Restaurant is open from 11 am – 2 am.
Regular seating and menu until 7 pm.
NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY from 8 pm – 2 am.
Four Course Meal PLUS Midnight Champagne Toast
$40 plus tax and 20% gratuity (per person)
Served Family Style
Tzatziki & Hummus with Pita
ENTREES (One Per Person)
Chicken Filet Kebab
Filet Mignon Kebab
Rib Eye Steak
Pork Loin Medallions
Gyro, Chicken or Vegetable
Plate breaks (intentionally or unintentionally), “OPA!”
Saganaki goes up in flames, “OPA!”
Napkins just went up in the air, “OPA!”
A group is drinking and instead of saying, “cheers,” they say, “OPA!”
Dancing on the table, “OPA!”
How do we define OPA? The Greek word is used in many different situations as an exclamation, affirmation, utterance or declaration. You may use it to express joy and celebration or you can use it as utterance to tell somebody to stop doing something. You could even use it to invite somebody to dance with you on our tables! Then you can use it again when you’re having so much fun on the tables! Please dance at your own risk.
However the actual meaning is similar to “oops” or “uh oh!” So if Britney Spears was Greek she would say, “OPA, I did it again.” *crickets* *nervous laughter*
If you’re at a busy Greek restaurant and you hear someone bumps into the bus boy and everything falls you just might hear, “OPA!”
So next time you’re at Taverna Yamas we want to hear how you use OPA!
HAPPY HOUR 7 DAYS A WEEK! OPA!
Contact: Kemary Chan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OPA! TAVERNA YAMAS WITH FOODIES CARE HELPING TO CHANGE HUNGER.
On World Food Day Yamas will raise funds to Foodies Care and the
“U Can Change Hunger” campaign.
Jacksonville, Fla. (September 12, 2014) – Taverna Yamas and FoodiesUSA are coming together on World Food Day for a “Give-Back” benefit night. For the third “U Can Change Hunger” campaign, 15% of checks will be donated to Foodies Care charity for their Community Care project. The night will include, music, belly dancing, dancing on tables, and the traditional Greek napkin throwing. Guests will enjoy the taste of Greek and Mediterranean food and drinks.
“Give-Back” night takes place on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Taverna Yamas. Participants must present flyer to donate 15% of their check. Flyer can be found on www.tavernayamas.com and www.foodiesusa.com. Happy hour and drink specials are excluded from donation.
“We are excited to have our first ever charity event at Yamas,” said Kemary Chan, sales and marketing manager of Taverna Yamas. “We hope this event will help us get to know and bond with our local community while giving back to a wonderful charity.”
Founded in 2010, Taverna Yamas is a Jacksonville-based Greek and Mediterranean restaurant operating in Jacksonville and Orlando. Both locations feature a separate Yamas Hookah lounge that also serves a full bar and food menu. In 2015 Taverna Yamas is opening a third location in St. Maarten located in the Northeastern Caribbean.
For more information, please visit www.tavernayamas.com.