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Chinese New Year and Other 2014 Food & Cultural Events in New York City

The new year is right around the corner and there is truly a lot to do in the city! We are very excited about Chinese New Year and other 2014 food & cultural events in New York City. So without further ado, here is our list of things to do and things you have to check out.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival – January 25
If you are a fan of the three B’s, then mark your calendars on January 25th for the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival. Here you can sample some of the best pulled pork, BBQ ribs and brisket and it has our mouths watering in anticipation.

Eat, Drink & Be Literary – January 29 to May 28
Eat, Drink & Be Literary is an annual series at the BAMcafe (30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn). It combines dinner, wine and readings & presentations from leading authors like Salman Rushdie and Alice McDermott.

Chinese New Year – January 31
Chinese New Year aka the Lunar New Year is January 31st in 2014 and it is going to be the year of the horse. The bulk of the celebration will be on Sunday, February 2nd. Between the lion & dragon dances, red envelops, firecrackers and all the traditional Chinese treats, it is truly a great time to be in Chinatown and the festive atmosphere is truly a sight to behold.

Super Bowl XLVIII – February 2
Super Bowl XLVIII is at MetLife Stadium this season and there will be a number of Super Bowl events throughout the city. Among them, Times Square will transform into the Super Bowl Boulevard for the weekend. It is going to be a lot of fun and it is truly every football fan’s dream.

Winter 2014 NYC Restaurant Week – February 17 to March 7
The bad news? Restaurant Week is a week shorter than years past. The good news? It is still a great opportunity to dine in the some of the best restaurants in New York City. Lunch only sets you back $25 and dinner will cost $38. The list of participating restaurants has not been released at this time however; restaurants from the outer boroughs are expected to participate this winter.

New York City Beer Week – February 21 to March 2
The New York City Brewers Guild will host the 6th annual New York City Beer Week in 2014 and it all starts with an opening night party at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall. There will be more information about the other events celebrating local beer and breweries in various venues around the city in the coming weeks.

Chinese New Year Cookie Tray

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