Lotus Cuisine of India Chain of Restaurants | 704 Fourth Street | San Rafael, CA 94901
January 2014
Issue: 1/14
Please vote in the annual Pacific Sun BEST OF MARIN poll!

First of all, did you know that since 1999 Lotus Cuisine of India has been BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT in the PacSun HALL OF FAME? Try to beat that!

BoM 2014 But don't let that stop you from voting. Please vote for CAFE LOTUS


For BEST MEAL UNDER $20 please write in

The deadline is January 31, 2014. Here are the rules:
  • Vote for at least 15 categories
  • Fill in your contact information at the end
  • Submit your ballot
  • Confirm your vote via e-mail (To discourage ballot stuffing, your ballot will not be counted until you activate it by responding to a confirmation e-mail that will automatically be sent to you)
Only online ballots will be accepted, so please do not mail a paper copy.
Only one ballot per person is allowed!

Vote through January 31, 2014 at midnight. Thank you!


Have you heard about MOGL yet? It's a simple way to help fight hunger. We'd love it if you would join too.

You just sign up and link your credit & debit cards.

Then use a linked card at a participating restaurant, such as Lotus Cuisine of India or Cafe Lotus.

Instantly earn 10% cash-back and choose how much to donate to local food banks.

Simple! Please help fight hunger. Please join MOGL - and be sure to tell us about it!


Welcome in the New Year with Marin Green Drinks. Lotus Cuisine of India, a certified Bay Area Green Business, is an official sponsor of Marin Green Drinks.

Are you interested in environmentally friendly business? Then come to Lotus Cuisine of India on January 14th, 2014 at 5:30pm and mix and mingle with other green business professionals.

We'll have tasty Indian appetizers and you can get organic beer and wine.

Our LECTURE SERIES continues with an introduction to Marin's new carpool program by TAM (Transportation Authority of Marin).  This program is enabled by the CARMA mobile App, so don't forget to bring your smartphones or tablets.


Bottle of red wine HAPPY HOUR AT LOTUS

Come to Lotus Cuisine of India between
5pm and 6pm from Monday through Thursday and get free wine with your meal!

Here's how: order some food. Order one glass of wine, and get the a second one free! Be happy!

San Rafael Chamber
Business of the Year Nomination

Attention San Rafael Chamber Members!

This is your opportunity to nominate Lotus Cuisine of India for the 2014 Business of the Year Award!

Each year the San Rafael Chamber recognizes a small and a large business for outstanding excellence in our community.
We'd love it if Lotus gets nominated for the Joe Garbarino Green Business Award!
Deadline is February 6, 2014 and you can download the application HERE: Biz+of+the+Year+Nomination+-2014.pdf

Here is why we believe Lotus should be nominated for the Joe Garbarino Green Business Award:

1. Minimum compliance:
Lotus is a member in good standing with the San Rafael Chamber
of Commerce, and is a Certified Marin Green Business.

2. Product/Services:
Lotus provides meals that are organic, local, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan. Lotus is constantly increasing efforts to minimize environmental
impact from sourcing our ingredients to reducing kitchen waste and using energy efficient kitchen appliances.

3. Operations/Facilities:
Our facility was completely remodeled in 2013 with energy efficient appliances. We recycle all our waste streams and donate much of our unused food to local food banks.

4. Business Philosophy:
Sustainability is part of our mission. Lotus has gone all-organic and is a community leader in providing the greenest meals available.

5. Employee Engagement:
All Lotus employees have been educated in green practices and regularly receive additional training .

6. Lotus is a leader in giving back to our community.
We open our doors on Thanksgiving and offer free meals to thousands of guests. We support local schools and nonprofits as well as several environmental organizations such as the annual Bioneers conference and the Marin Green Drinks business mixers.

Joe Garbarino Green Business Award details are HERE:

Thank you for your consideration!

We look forward to welcome you at one of our establishments again soon!


Surinder "Pal" Sroa 


Lotus Cuisine of India
704 Fourth Street                                           Phone: (415) 456-5808
San Rafael, CA 94901                                    Fax:     (415) 456-5874


Lotus Chaat & Spices 
1559 Fourth Street                                         Phone: (415) 454-6887
San Rafael, CA 94901                                            


Cafe Lotus Fairfax
1912 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard                     Phone: (415) 457-7836
Fairfax, CA 94930                                           Fax:     (415) 457-7946



Please note: We are not associated with any other Indian Restaurants. 
In This Issue
Best of Marin '14
Fight Hunger with MOGL
Marin Green Drinks
Happy Hour at Lotus
Business of the Year Nomination

"In India, sharing food is the greatest way we can show appreciation for one another."

Surinder Sroa
Owner, Lotus Cuisine


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