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Party Like It’s 4703

Chinatown celebrates the Lunar New Year with a parade and fireworks on February 9. You can also usher in the Year of the Rooster with lucky foods like whole fish (for abundance), chicken (for prosperity), and noodles (for longevity).


1. Shanghai Pavilion
Order the beggar’s chicken in advance.
1378 Third Ave., nr. 78th St.; 212-585-3388

2. 66
Who but Jean-Georges puts foie gras in a shrimp dumpling?
241 Church St., at Leonard St.; 212-925-0202

3. Grand Sichuan
If you like it hot, delve into Mao’s Home Cooking.
1049 Second Ave., nr. 55th St.; 212-355-5855

4. Spicy & Tasty
The cold station up front is stocked full of native Sichuan flavors—pungent, spicy, and spectacular.
39-07 Prince St., nr. 39th Ave., Flushing; 718-359-1601


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