Tim Ma Is Opening Lucky Danger American-Chinese Takeout in DC

Lucky Danger expands to Arlington. Photography by Anna Meyer

Chef-about-town Tim Ma is bringing his smash hit American-Chinese takeout Lucky Danger back to DC this summer. The new location will be tucked inside Foggy Bottom’s new Western Market food hall, joining a sibling takeout spot in Arlington. 

Lucky Danger’s debut location in Mt. Vernon Triangle is now permanently Bar Chinois, a French cocktail and dim sum spot that Ma runs with bar talent Margaux Donati. 

The new food hall location will have a similar menu of popular American-Chinese dishes like crab rangoons, lo mein, kung pao chicken, and beef-and-broccoli. Diners can take food to-go, find seating in the food hall, or order delivery through Uber Eats. The lineup is designed with nearby GW students and office workers in mind. In addition to a la carte items, Lucky Danger will offer a package menu (serving 2 to 3) featuring six

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Asian small plates restaurant the Lucky Duck plans to open next month in Clawson

The Lucky Duck, a new dinner destination serving modern, Korean-influenced small plates and cocktails is getting ready to open in downtown Clawson. 

The new restaurant will have a menu of shareable Asian dishes, such as house-made dumplings and lettuce wraps with roasted pork shoulder. Owner and chef Grant Vella says a cocktail list will also have a heavy Korean influence and aims to complement the food menu, which will highlight local produce. 

The 60-something seat restaurant, formerly longstanding watering hole Moose Winooski’s, is right in the heart of Clawson at 14 Mile and Main. In addition to table seating, there will be a 12-seat bar with six taps: four for craft beers and two for pre-made craft cocktails. 

Vella is planning a Nov. 16 grand opening. 

“I want to offer my own take on Asian small plates,” he said, adding that he is shooting for an atmosphere that is down

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Celebrate the Year of the Ox with these 8 lucky Chinese New Year dishes

Gong xi fa cai. In Mandarin Chinese, it means wishing you prosperity, or Happy New Year.

The Year of the Ox arrives on Friday, Feb. 12. For East Asians who celebrate the Lunar New Year, including those with roots in China, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, it’s the biggest holiday of the year, marked by 15 days of celebrations.

Cities with large Asian populations will put on grand celebrations with businesses shutting down for a week or even a full 15-day celebratory period.

According to Asian folklore, people born in the Year of the Ox are strong, reliable, fair and conscientious, inspiring confidence in others. They are also said to be calm, patient, methodical and trustworthy.

This is an unusual Lunar New Year, coming amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Large festivities are off and families will gather in small circles, whether at home or socially distanced in a restaurant.

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Celebrate Year of the Ox with these 8 lucky Chinese New Year dishes

Gong xi fa cai.  In Mandarin Chinese, it means wishing you prosperity, or Happy New Year.

The Year of the Ox arrives on  Friday, Feb. 12. For East Asians who celebrate the Lunar New Year, including those with roots in China, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, it’s the biggest holiday of the year, marked by 15 days of celebrations.

Cities with large Asian populations will put on grand celebrations with businesses shutting down for a week or even a full 15-day celebratory period.

According to Asian folklore, people born in the Year of the Ox are strong, reliable, fair and conscientious, inspiring confidence in others. They are also said to be calm, patient, methodical and trustworthy.

This is an unusual Lunar New Year, coming amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Large festivities are off and families will gather in small circles, whether at home or socially distanced in a restaurant.

It’s

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