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BCF Jan 17, 2012 07:23 PM

I'm looking to celebrate the Chinese new year with an authentic meal out. Anyone know of a restaurant doing something special for it?

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    leepinleemur Jan 18, 2012 07:32 AM

    Any area in particular?

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      BCF Jan 19, 2012 05:01 AM

      Pittsburgh preferably, but we'd travel for the right place.

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        iamyvonne Jan 20, 2012 09:53 AM

        if you speak mandarin or cantonese you may be able to get a restaurant like Orient Kitchen in East Liberty to prepare a multicourse new years banquets meal. if you give them enough time they may be able special order abalone

        or free to try any of the chinese restaurants and ask if they prepare a new years meal. they may be actually appreciate the opportunity to prepare something more that is actually chinese new years food and authentic than say general tsos.

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      spopodopolis Jan 18, 2012 07:37 AM

      Also, does anyone know of any festivals or other public celebrations?

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        Burghfeeder Jan 19, 2012 03:25 PM

        http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/top-lists/best-spots-for-dining-chinese-new-year-style/
        Here's an article that I remembered reading. I don't know if they have an actual celebration, but Soba is one of my favorite Pittsburgh restaurants. I've always enjoyed my meals there.

        http://burghfeeding.blogspot.com/

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          skoledin Jan 20, 2012 01:00 PM

          I can definitely second the recommendation of How Lee in Squirrel Hill from the previous poster's link. My wife and I are long time Sichuan food fans, but are still amazed every time we go to the new How Lee. We sit across from eat other with goofy grins as we scarf down dish after dish. Before we're even done, we're always planning on when to come back and who we can bring with us. Good stuff, and plenty of variety for a new years feast, as long as you don't mind doing it Sichuan style.

          For non-Sichuan and any special requests, the long-standing Orient Kitchen is probably the way to go, but as the previous poster suggests, you'll do much better there if you speak Mandarin/Cantonese.

          Performance/Event:
          http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pitts...

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          How Lee Chinese Food
          5888 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

          Orient Kitchen
          4808 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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          mandylou Jan 22, 2012 09:27 AM

          Sesame Inn (three locations) is doing a special menu...5 courses for $35. Dont know if there will be a minimum number per group...my husband and I want to go but in the past it has been a group minimum of 6. I believe Soba is as well.

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