11 Traditional Chinese New Year Foods to Make to Ring in the Year of the Ox

Most Americans consider the new year to have started on January 1. But for many Asians and Asian-Americans, that’s not the case. Lunar New Year, most commonly associated in the U.S. with Chinese New Year, begins on February 12, 2021 (which is the Year of the Ox in Chinese zodiac, BTW). Also called Spring Festival in most of mainland China, Lunar New Year starts on the night of the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar, which is a bit shorter than the 365-day solar year. The 16-day festival season is celebrated with lots of Chinese New Year food that’s prepared, served and eaten in symbolic ways.

It all begins with the reunion dinner, which is basically a big family feast where everyone gathers to spend time together and share their wishes for health, happiness and prosperity in the year ahead. It’s arguably the most popular festivity, with people

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Restaurants get creative, prepare for traditional Valentine’s demand

Editor’s note: This version includes a restaurant that responded to questions after The Item’s deadline.

Restaurants have been hit hard by COVID-19 restrictions such as the curfew and capacity limits during the pandemic.

But many have adapted. Loosening restrictions, and the end to the curfew, come as many hope to have customers for a usually busy time – Valentine’s Day – and as the vaccine rollout, despite some glitches, gives hope for the spring and summer.

The patio at The Mill at 185, in West Boylston, was popular in warmer weather. [Photo for The Item]

At The Mill at 185, on Route 12 in West Boylston, the live music continues, in a way. It is virtual, and customers can still enjoy it while eating.

“We’ve always had a following,” owner Tony Topi said. For The Mill, “the challenge is more promoting takeout. We’ve never really been a takeout place.”

But Topi has taken it a step further, offering access to local performers through the restaurant’s Facebook page so people

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Head on down to the Bayou at Lil’ Bit of NOLA in Ghent for traditional New Orleans cuisine

NORFOLK, Va. – Violet, gold and green reign supreme inside a Lil’ Bit of NOLA in Norfolk’s Ghent neighborhood.

“There are beads on the wall you can take with you when you come by,” said General Manager Mark Conway.

The music, the masks and of course, the smell of jambalaya and shrimp Po-boys quickly pull you in, where every day is Mardi Gras inside this Louisiana lounge.

“We serve traditional dishes with a touch of this area and New Orleans,” said Conway.

The food is mouth-watering: From beignets, to gumbo, to Creole empanadas and more.

“We just have so much fun with the flavors,” said Conway.

This is the second Lil’ Bit of NOLA location. Their Kempsville location has been open since late 2019.

“COVID has presented all new challenges,” said Conway. “None of us had a pandemic chapter in [our] ‘how to run a restaurant’ playbook.”

So, they decided

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Traditional Food Steamer Market Forecast Covering Development Strategies and Revenue Assumption until 2031| Supor, ASD, MAXCook

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Jan 27, 2021 (WiredRelease via Comtex) —
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