Month: January 2022

7 metro Phoenix restaurants serving auspicious Chinese foods for Lunar New Year 2022

The Lunar New Year starts on Tuesday, Feb. 1 and food plays a big part in the 15-day celebration. Certain foods are believed to bring good luck, wealth, health and longevity for the next year.

People of different cultures celebrate Lunar New Year, including Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean communities. Some examples of auspicious foods in Chinese culture include whole fish, jiaozi dumplings, egg rolls, yi mein “long life” noodles and good-fortune fruit including oranges, pomegranates and other citrus.

Here are 7 Chinese restaurants in Phoenix serving traditional foods to ring in Year of the Tiger.

Dig in: A Cantonese duck

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Panda Express testing two plant-based menu items with Beyond Meat’s beef

Panda Express is working on its new plant-based menu offering, and it is now said to be testing two new dishes. The meals will expand the restaurant’s “meatless” menu that started with its Beyond, the Original Orange Chicken.

The American-Chinese fast food is testing two plant-based food items, and as per VegNews, these are the Mapo Tofu and String Beans. Both dishes will feature Beyond Meat’s beef. The tofu dish was described as spicy with a garlicky taste due to the added Sichuan garlic sauce.

The string beans also have a garlic sauce, but it is not too spicy.

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An Elite Jean-Georges Vongerichten Food Hall In New York

Food halls are on the increase in New York with a reboot of the Singaporean food hall planned by the late Anthony Bourdain and a James Beard Foundation backed food hall along with Google and the developers of Chelsea Market in the works. But the upcoming Tin Building, a 53,000 square foot hall set to open this spring in the former Fulton Fish Market site curated by superstar chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has at its

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Most Vegan-Friendly Cities in the U.S.

Vegan food in the USA

When I went vegan in 2003, I was living in Wisconsin, a state known for meaty, stick-to-your-ribs food slathered in cheese and gravy. Until a few trendy spots started serving tofu to a mostly collegiate clientele, finding even a mediocre veggie burger was a rare treat that I did not take for granted. To satisfy my craving for plant-based nosh, I began crisscrossing the country, making vegan friends everywhere, and compiling an ever-growing list of the best vegan food in the United States. Back then, word of mouth was everything.

Fast forward to 2022, and the options for meatless meals

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