Our New Year is a distant memory by now, but keep the party going with Chinese New Year festivities at Big Bowl, an Asian fusion family restaurant with two Chicagoland locations.
- 6 E. Cedar St. Chicago, (312) 640-8888
- 215 Parkway Drive Lincolnshire, (847) 808-8880
Good Luck Gamble, Feb. 2
Gambling is a symbol of fortune for the New Year, and each table can take a chance by rolling the dice. Whatever number comes up will be deducted in dollars from the check. Double sixes, double sixes, double sixes.
Lucky Rabbit, Feb. 3
All guests born in the Year of the Rabbit will receive a complimentary lunch or dinner today. So if you were born in 1927, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987,1999 or, of course, 2011, you’re in luck!
Happy Birthday to Me, Feb. 4
All guests receive a hóng bāo (lucky red envelope). Tucked inside will be a gift certificate to Big Bowl or a card for a complimentary appetizer, dessert, housemade ginger ale or bottled Big Bowl sauce.And in keeping with the tradition of in Chinese families, all children will receive a hóng bāo with a crisp bill.
Make Way for Dumplings, Feb. 5, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
A complimentary cooking class on making dumplings because they represent wealth and prosperity. Reservation is required. Call the restaurant (847-808-8880 for the Lincolnshire location, 312-640-8888 for the Chicago location) for reservations.