Hana Bows Out of Devoured After Japanese Earthquake

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Chefs Kazuto Kishino (left) and Koji Hashimoto from Hana won't be attending this weekend's culinary fest.

​Family emergency following the devastation in Japan from today's earthquakes and tsunamis has prompted the owners of Hana Japanese Eatery to drop out of the lineup for this weekend's Devoured culinary festival.

Lori Hashimoto, proprietor of the popular family-owned Central Phoenix spot, says, "Devoured was the highlight of last year for the Hana family, and we loved introducing Kaz and Koji's dishes to new people who've become loyal customers over the last year. We promise Hana will be back next year."

Fans of the restaurant are invited to bring their Devoured passes to the restaurant this weekend for a 15 percent discount.

Hashimoto adds, that "the extended Hana family encourages those who are concerned about the devastating Japan earthquake and resulting tsunamis from last night to please contribute to Red Cross (redcross.org) or another relief charity of your choosing."

Heard about any relief efforts? If so, please drop me a line at michele.laudig@newtimes.com and I'll be happy to help get the word out.

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