From the nomination letter:
The arts are very important part of business at Criollo Latin Kitchen. Each month they showcase a different local artist with a professional exhibition; all pieces are for sale. Every First Friday, Criollo has an opening night for the exhibition. From April through November 2013, they have hosted live music in the back alley on First Fridays as well.
Criollo also gives back to the community and the arts. The most impressive offering that owner Paul Moir has made is in Criollo’s charitable contribution program. He decided to give 1% of all cash sales to Flagstaff Cultural Partners for 2013 and 2014. This idea is about to become a community-wide campaign, thanks to the idea sparked by Mr. Moir. Criollo has hosted small fundraising events for Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music, Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, Rios Libres, et al. I not only see Paul as a leader, a colleague, and a friend but I also see him as an inspiration in how to conduct business.
From another nomination letter:
I understand that Paul Moir and Criollo Latin Kitchen has been nominated, and wanted to support his nomination in the category of Business for the Arts because of his strong connection to community arts and support through exhibits and advocacy in his restaurants, particularly with Criollo Latin Kitchen downtown. He is a great community partner, and a wonderful advocate for the business of art. I have known Paul for many years and believe him to be a passionate supporter and friend to artists in Flagstaff.
From the website:
Our menu at Criollo Latin Kitchen is based on locally grown and sustainably raised foods. To that end, our food is hand crafted in house with only the finest that our local growers and farmers produce. Our goal is to utilize these products whenever possible to bring to you the highest quality foods.