I needed rec's for the following:
1) A restaurant to celebrate Chinese New Year in. Last year I cooked 10 course for 15 ppl myself and almost died from exhaustion. Not gonna repeat this year. Want a place that will do maybe 10 to 15 ppl comfortably. Serves good, cheap/reasopnable, authentic Chinese food that is open on CHinese New year. Must have beer/wine. Somewhere maybe btwn R&G and Best Panda in ambiance.
2) A place for a bday celebration. For around 15-20 ppl. Must be festive and fun with drinks and preferably music (DJ or live). Can be more noshing/ app in nature rather than full sit-down. Any cuisine except for Mexican. No more than $40 per person with drink. Was thinking the all-you-can-eat/drink shabu shabu deal at Mum's (but worried about not being social/lively ambiance enough) or maybe Lime.
Thanks in advance...