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Dearth of Chinese New Year Coverage?


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Dearth of Chinese New Year Coverage?

spchang | Feb 22, 2007 09:11 AM

Having grown up Chinese in America, Chinese New Year has always been a festive occasion with at least one special dinner (out or in) for me. This year, I've noticed a relative dearth of information on Chinese New Year celebrations in general and especially in terms of restaurant suggestions for a New Year's banquet. In New York, there was a little coverage of Manhattan's Chinatown's celebrations, but as far as I know zero coverage of outer boroughs (Flushing, Sunset Park, etc...). As for restaurant suggestions, I found information on the gothamist, which I think were dominated by non-Chinese restaurants holding Pig-oriented meals because of the Year of the Pig.

Is this a reflection of the lack of public relations/advertising push of Chinese restaurants and communities? For instance, I feel as if there is much more restaurant information on Fat Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo, Bastille Day, etc... As Chowhounds, we should care about such promotions, since this is an easy way to make authentic Chinese food more accessible to the general public, which in turn would promote such food in the country where there is only Chinese-American food.

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