Monday, January 19, 2009


I have recently been exploring more new restaurants that have been popping up on the other side of Canal Street. A new favorite of mine is
Canton Kitchen.

They have quite a variety of dishes. I like that fact that they offer something called "spa cuisine" which is a selection of very healthy items. Spa cuisine dishes include things like a variety of steamed vegetables, shrimp, and chicken to choose from.

The also offer the not so healthy alternative for some of my cravings. I love their fried chicken wings. Great for cold days like today to eat at home while watching some movies!

In this economy, their lunch specials are quite appealing. From 11am to 4 pm, you can choose from over 50 different items that come with a choice of either fried or white rice. They even somehow manage to throw in a soup! Now, that's what I call a bargain.

They are open 7 days a week from 8 am to 11pm. They also offer free delivery from 11am to 10pm.

Canton Kitchen
212-343-2623 ; 212-343-9496
Located at 171 Hester Street, NY 10013

The Notorious MSG Chinese New Year EXTRAVA-GANGSTER

On Chinese New Year Eve, one of my favorite bands is going to be playing in Chinatown.

Other performers will include Peelander-Z and Beluga & Gelatine.

Save the date: January 25th @ 100 Lafayette Street; 7pm. Admission $12. For more information check out

Friday, January 09, 2009


This Sunday will be the first annual Lion Dance Competition. Tickets run $10/$20/$50. What's great is that all the proceeds go to charities like the Greater Chinatown Association.

Lion dancing is a beautiful art that is an essential part of our lunar new year. I am excited to see the talent that comes out to Columbus Park for the showdown.

Come join me for some great entertainment while making a small monetary contribution to our community. That's how we should ring in the new year!

January 11th from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Volunteers wanted. Please email for more information.

Tickets can be purchased at BLT Merchandise Inc. at 77 Mulberry Street.