The Lunar New Year is Feb. 5 and Chicago spots are ringing it in with style. Kick off the Year of the Pig at these seven spots celebrating Chinese culture with special menus, giveaways and performances.
60 E. Ohio St., 312-951-1888
Choose your fortune for the New Year based on the special dishes you order at the River North restaurant through Feb. 7. For an increase in prosperity, try the crispy Cantonese cod cooked with scallions, Fresno peppers, and black bean sauce ($17.95) and live the sweet life by following it with molasses spice cake with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream ($5.95). Oranges are said to bring wealth and good luck in the New Year, so get yours in the form of blood orange sangria served by the glass for $7.50 or pitcher for $28.