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The Chinese New Year—i.e., the Year of the Monkey—officially kicks off today, and one of the most customary ways to celebrate is to eat lucky foods, such as long noodles (for extended life), whole fish (which symbolizes abundance) and, of course, dumplings; auspiciously shaped like silver ingots. Not only that, but it’s alleged that the more dumplings you consume, the more money you’ll make in the months to come — so hedge your bets...
Tomorrow is guaranteed to be a cold, wet, miserable December day. This weekend in general, actually, isn't looking th most welcoming to being outside of your bed. But there's a bright spot in all that gloom: The Xi'an Famous Foods in Greenpoint, an outpost of the chain that began in Flushing and became a cult favorite thanks to champions like Anthony Bourdain, is finally, finally opening on Saturday. And they're dishing out free orders...
This is a list for our fellow masochists of the food world. You know who you are: you're the ones who see menu warnings as challenges, the ones whose lips crave the numbing tingle of sichuan peppercorn overload, the ones who seek out that special burning sensation with the same avidity and lust as any other addict does when in search of a fix. We know you. We understand you. We are you.  And so this round...
Hand-pulled noodle joint Xi'an Famous Foods has gone a long way from its original shop in Flushing, Queens. Father-son co-owner team Jason Yang and David Shi are bringing their spicy lamb burgers and other bits of delectable northwestern Chinese cuisine to three new locations in the next six months, including a second outpost in Brooklyn. The new Xi'an Famous Foods will take root in Greenpoint, at 648 Manhattan Avenue near Nassau Avenue, DNAInfo reports. The...

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