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Resident Culture’s Lunar New Year celebration in Charlotte

The Dumpling Lady will offer food for Resident Culture’s Lunar New Year celebration at both Charlotte locations.

The Dumpling Lady will offer food for Resident Culture’s Lunar New Year celebration at both Charlotte locations.

Traditional Chinese performances, food, decor, giveaways — and beer, naturally — are all on the menu for Resident Culture Brewing Co.’s upcoming Lunar New Year celebration.

Mark your calendar for Feb. 5 and 6 for the festivities, which will span across both of the brewery’s Charlotte locations. “Growing up in a Chinese American home and the granddaughter of Chinese immigrants with a powerful story of their journey to the U.S., the love for my family and traditions runs deep,” Resident Culture co-owner Amanda McLamb said. “Lunar New Year is all about welcoming good luck, prosperity, health and abundance for the new year, and nothing makes me happier than sharing a piece of my family’s favorite tradition with our community.

Here are the details:

WHAT: Lunar New Year celebration

WHEN: Feb. 5 and 6

  • PLAZA MIDWOOD LOCATION: noon-11 p.m. Feb. 5; performances begin at 6 p.m.
  • SOUTH END LOCATION: noon-10 p.m. Feb. 6; performances begin at 3 p.m.

PERFORMANCES: Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy will perform a traditional lion dance.

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A Lunar New Year celebration will be held at Resident Culture’s two Charlotte locations on Feb. 5-6. Resident Culture


“When we moved to Charlotte in 2014, I was searching for a sense of belonging, and finding The Dumpling Lady was one of my first moments of feeling at home,” McLamb said. “Qian’s food is full of fresh, authentic Chinese flavors and spices made with traditional methods of cooking. We feel so fortunate to have her in Charlotte and are honored to have the opportunity to showcase her food at the Lunar New Year Festival and to serve her food alongside our beer every day.”

  • BEER: Global Hawk Schwarzbier is a new limited release dark lager Resident Culture brewed in collaboration with Horus Aged Ales in California. “The malt character and sweetness balances the heat and pairs nicely with the pork but would go great with all options,” said Resident Culture head brewer and co-owner Chris Tropeano. “At the same time, the beer is still dry and crisp enough to be refreshing and balance out the richness.”

Resident Culture Brewing Co.

Location: 2101 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205

Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood

Instagram: @residentculture

Location: 332 W Bland St, Charlotte, NC 28203

Neighborhood: South End

Instagram: @residentculture.southend

The Dumpling Lady

As part of a permanent residency starting Feb. 5, The Dumpling Lady food truck will be open at Resident Culture in Plaza Midwood:

  • 5-9 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • noon-9 p.m. Saturday
  • noon-8 p.m. Sunday

This story was originally published January 28, 2022 10:31 AM.

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