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Which dishes to order and where to find them in metro Phoenix

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 seven Chinese restaurants in Phoenix serving traditional foods to ring in Year of the Tiger.

Dig in: A Cantonese duck

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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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10 metro Phoenix Chinese restaurants open for dine-in and takeout on Christmas Day

Eating Chinese food on Christmas Day has been a well-documented Jewish-American tradition since the early 20th century. More recently, celebrating Christmas with specialties like Peking duck, noodles and dumplings has become even more mainstream. Google searches for “Chinese food” peak on Christmas Day, and GrubHub reports that Chinese takeout orders surge on Dec. 25.

Fortunately, there’s no shortage of Chinese restaurants in Phoenix. If you’re planning to dig into some Chinese food this Christmas, here are 10 great places that will be open on Christmas Day. Hours are subject to change, so make sure to call ahead.

Several restaurants are

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Guy Fieri opens 3 Flavortown restaurants for delivery in metro Phoenix

If you got the munchies for overstuffed burgers and bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers, you’ve got a new takeout option: Celebrity chef Guy Fieri has launched a nationwide chain of Flavortown ghost kitchens — and three of those takeout restaurants open Friday in metro Phoenix.

Fieri has graced the Valley on numerous occasions for his Food Network series “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”

Ghost kitchens, or virtual restaurants that operate for takeout only, have proliferated during the pandemic. Fieri joins other celebrities and restaurateurs who’ve ventured into ghost kitchen business, from Sam Fox’s Fly Bye pizzeria to YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson’s MrBeast burger chain

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