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Chinese New Year 2 Feb 2011

zenim Jan 18, 2011 03:04 PM

Are you aware of special menus being offered by restaurants in the Balt/DC/Va area for Chinese New Year? We asked the Sichuan Pavilion today and they will only have their regular menu.

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    ahack RE: zenim Jan 18, 2011 03:22 PM

    You're aware that Chinese New Year is 3 Feb 2011, right?

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      yfunk3 RE: ahack Jan 19, 2011 04:45 AM

      I think maybe zenim was talking about how it's traditional to have the big CNY's feast the night before the first day of New Year's? Can't be sure.

      But I am wondering if, unless a restaurant advertises it outright about a week before, they're saving up their special food and cooking for a staff and/or family celebration for themselves that night.

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        flavrmeistr RE: yfunk3 Jan 19, 2011 10:33 AM

        Joe's Noodle House does a low-key but excellent New Years dinner with special dishes and dumplings. They close at 9 and have a special dinner for the staff and their families. We make it a point to be there every year.

        Joe's Noodle House
        1488 Rockville Pike Ste C, Rockville, MD 20852

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          Steve RE: flavrmeistr Jan 31, 2011 04:55 PM

          Will Joe's be doing this Sunday evening?

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            MikeR RE: Steve Jan 31, 2011 06:07 PM

            I'm surprised that Chinese restaurants around here don't make a bigger deal out of New Year's celebrations, but my regular haunts, if they have anything special at all, have it just on New Year's day, not all week.

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              flavrmeistr RE: Steve Feb 1, 2011 05:00 AM

              Actually, Joe's did their celebration last night (Jan. 31). I couldn't make it, damn the luck. As I mentioned, it's always like having a holiday meal with family. Maybe better.

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