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Jan 22, 2010 05:39 AM

Chinese New Year in the Triangle

Is anyone aware of any traditional Chinese restaurants offering a special menu or dinner for the New Year? I'm specifically interested in Super Wok but was unable to find anything on their website. Still, a compendium of information might be useful to all.

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  1. When exactly is this date? I've been meaning to check around the Chapel Hill/Durham area for such.

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      1. re: rockycat

        Such a drag. Valentines day is the worst day to go out to eat (except maybe mother's day).

        1. re: LulusMom

          I was thinking this might actually be a good time to go to a traditional Chinese restaurant. We long ago gave up eating out on V-day due to the stress, crowds, rip-off prices, inability to get a sitter, etc. I was thinking that a Chinese New Year's dinner might avoid those pitfalls. Plus the Offpring would be welcome.

          1. re: LulusMom

            Prices aside I try to find a place that allows you to still choose from the regular menu instead of having to conform to their fixed price menu for that day. Of which, I believe Herons said they were doing.

            Maybe Valentine/Chinese New year at Gourmet Kingdom would work (if they are doing anything for that day).

            1. re: burgeoningfoodie

              I just think people who don't normally eat out tend to go out that night, and have very high expectations, and restaurants have a hard time fulfilling them for these *and* their regular customers. Busier than normal restaurants tend to not be able to get the service and food at the same quality level.

        2. re: burgeoningfoodie

          I think it's Feb 14 this year. There is a festival at the State Fairgrounds on Saturday Jan 30.

          1. re: cackalackie

            So Valentine's AND Chinese New Year. Too bad there isn't a high end Chinese place around (that I know of). I don't mean Lantern or AN but strictly Chinese.

        3. I wonder if this might not be a bit like trying to find restaurants in America doing a traditional Christmas dinner. Chinese New Year is very much a family affair, so I would think that proprietors of Chinese restaurants would actually prefer to be home with their families. If you want to do a dinner out, Chinese style, then go to one of the traditional places with about eight people and order a bunch of things to share.