Lunar New Year

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Bartender Chat: Christa "Monster" Havican of Boheme

    Welcome to Eating...Our Words' Bartender Chat, in which we sit down with local bartenders and get to know their style. Whether they're slinging beers or mixing complex cocktails, bartenders are our buddies and confidants, but we're turning the tables and the camera on them to find out what they're p ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Fung's Kitchen Celebrates Lunar New Year with Lions and Cantonese Food

    More than 300 people attended the annual Lunar New Year celebration and banquet at Fung's Kitchen. As in years past, chef and propietor Hoi Fung presided over the festivities alongside friend and colleague Martin Yan, well known for his television series "Yan Can Cook." Yan, who had flown to Houst ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    A New, Down-Home Festival Houston Can Be Proud of

    Houston is justifiably proud of its reputation as an international city, a reputation as hard-earned as the millions of dollars that change hands here each day and one that seems to be growing as quickly as the city itself. But if there's any kind of downside to that reputation (even if it's a small ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Lunar New Year Celebrations & Last-Minute Valentine Cupcakes

    Chinese New Year celebrations are under way and there will be a bunch of parties, dinners and events around town during the next few weeks. But, one of the most exciting events will take place at Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar during Happy Hour. The Asia Society of Young Professionals - Texas invites you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Beer & Trivia at Kirbside Bar & Making Chocolates at Sur la Table

    Food Truck Friday @ Houston Press Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 2603 La Branch Grab a pita sandwich from Pocket to Me this Friday during Food Truck Friday at our office. Last week was unfortunately cancelled because there was some ice, but the weather is nice and perfect now for a fresh pita sandwich from ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Food and Drink at These Houston Events

    The Chinese year 4712 begins on January 31, 2014, and Houston is ringing it in with style. There's a huge Chinese population here, and we love a good party, so all over town in late January and early February people will be celebrating the new lunar year, which lasts until the moon is full, around F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: The Blasters, Artopia, Neko Case, etc.

    Reggie and the Full Effect Warehouse Live, January 24 The side project of Get Up Kids keyboardist James DeWees, Reggie and the Full Effect is an indie band with a sense of humor. Dating back to DeWees' days with Coalesce, when he recorded a joke demo on a cassette tape to hand out at concerts dubbe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Upcoming Events: The Year of the Snake and Mardi Gras in Galveston

    Chinese New Year is fast approaching, and Houston has no shortage of places to celebrate. Straits Asian Bistro in CityCentre is offering special menu items this weekend (February 8 through 10), including Singapore Yu Sheng Hamachi with avocado spun radish and spicy yuzu dressing; Braised Pork Belly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    12 Celebrity Chinese Zodiac Signs Explain All

    This week the Chinese community parties hard to celebrate its Lunar New Year. The Chinese New Year is spread out over a 15-day period and the Houston version is jam packed with traditional merriment. Two thousand twelve marks the year of the Dragon, which is said to be one of the most fortunate yea ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    Dragon Dances & Dumplings: Where to Celebrate the Lunar New Year

    This past Monday marked the first day of the Lunar New Year, the auspicious year of the dragon. In the Chinese zodiac, the dragon is revered as the mightiest of all 12 signs: It's a divine beast that brings with it power, abundance, and good fortune -- all things that most of us could use this year. ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Ingredient of the Week: Vietnamese New Year Cake

    Happy New Year! Or as the Vietnamese say, Chuc mung nam moi! It's the lucky year of the Dragon -- those born between today and February 9, 2013, are predicted to live fortunate, prosperous lives. And what better way to celebrate the new year than by eating banh chung or banh Tet, the traditional ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Celebrating the Year of the Ox with Dragons

    If you have never seen the dragon dancing performance that ushers in the Chinese New Year, make it a point to check it out. Bring your camera--and your kids. Sometimes the dancers perform outside, sometimes the dancers burst into restaurants with drums pounding and do a ritual good luck dance that i ... More >>