The Ox Deserves a Party

If you thought the holiday revelry was over, let us remind you the Chinese haven’t had their time in the sun yet. January 26 is Chinese New Year, day one of the year of the earth ox. It’s your excuse to play an Asian-themed remix. You can totally celebrate at home and eat uncut noodles for long life, fried rice for prosperity, and dumplings for good luck; or you can hit the streets and have someone else create all the good karma for you. Lincoln Road staple Miss Yip’s Café (1661 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach) gets the party started with a $28 prix fixe menu served with a side of a traditional dragon dance performed by the Lee Koon Hung Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu Association and a splash of fireworks. Seating begins at 7 p.m.; visit

From 5 to 11 p.m., Café Sambal will don its most festive Chinese décor and invite Miamians to its waterfront oasis to dine on a special à la carte menu including fried dumplings, Peking lettuce wraps, and other delectables. The lion dance show begins at 8, and the good fortune will last all year. Call 305-913-8358 for reservations.
Mon., Jan. 26, 2009


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