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bluepig1 Jan 22, 2007 08:34 PM

Is anyone aware of any Chinese New Year banquets happening in Baltimore?

I think Ellen and Crowsonguy and a few others were involved in connecting us with a banquet at Chinatown Cafe a few weeks after CNY two years ago. Do we know if this is occurring again this year?

  1. crowsonguy Jan 30, 2007 09:21 AM

    Thanks, bluepig! I heard they had new owners and better food. It's a fun place anyway with a good menu, so if they'd just turn off the burners a coupla minutes earlier, I'd be a very happy 'hound.

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      bluepig1 Jan 28, 2007 06:05 PM

      Hi folks - I called Chinatown Cafe over the weekend. The person we worked with 2 years ago is no longer there, and the woman with whom I spoke had a bit of a language barrier. As far as I could tell - they are doing a special private CNY banquet Sunday, March 18 (yes, a full month after CNY, consistent with how the banquet 2 yrs ago was scheduled to avoid the crowds around the actual date), but the menu and tickets for that evening are still being determined. I'll keep checking in with them every few weeks to try to get more info and keep you guys posted.

      1. foster Jan 24, 2007 03:54 PM

        I missed it last time. Count me in for 2.

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          Britboy Jan 24, 2007 05:37 AM

          Hi crowsonguy, long time no see :) The Chinatown cafe event was a blast as much party as meal - Chinese Karaoke, raffles, shared food and wine. The event was organised by the Chiatown association not just Chinatown Cafe so I had to front all of the money. A little risky getting replacements for late drop outs but it all worked out. This year Chinese New Year starts Feb 18th Year of the Pig - Ding hai. We are definitely up for it if someone can give Chinatown cafe a call and get it rolling - I'm swamped

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            galleycat Jan 23, 2007 10:13 AM

            It was Britboy and BaltoEllen who did the heavy lifting on the banquet last time.

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/17292...

            I'm definitely interested.

            Calling BritBoy....Calling BaltoEllen...

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            1. re: galleycat
              crowsonguy Jan 23, 2007 06:42 PM

              Calling Galleycat: maybe it's your turn now.

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              atls21231 Jan 23, 2007 07:22 AM

              Here's one of the update threads I believe:
              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/17366....

              Do a search on Chinatown Cafe and you should get the whole shebang.

              1. ko1 Jan 22, 2007 04:20 PM

                If it is, I'm interested.

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                1. re: ko1
                  crowsonguy Jan 22, 2007 06:25 PM

                  don't know who organized it. You could call the owners. I'm interested too.

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