Not only is Chinatown the cheapest place in the city to grab a bite to eat, now you can explore NYC’s coolest neighborhood with the help of a free app. That’s right, get Chinatown Chow Down on iTunes for less than the cost of 6 dumplings — 100% Free! You’re welcome.
Good news for Chinatown fans with Androids. Chinatown Chow Down is now available on Google Play right here. For 2 bucks you’ll get over 100 hand picked places around the neighborhood from soups to dumplings to snacks. You’ll also get free updates, including one coming this summer with food markets, drink shops, and more!
Attention Chinatown lovers! From March 9-18, you can experience an incredible deal at 17 restaurants in our favorite neighborhood at the first ever Chinatown Restaurant Week. For a special price of $18.88, you can chow down on a 3-course dinner to remember at all of the participating venues. For more information, check out this great post from the Village Voice that has a list of all the dining options and follow Chinatown Restaurant week on Twitter and Facebook.
Bonus radio clip: Chinatown Chow Down on FM News New York 101.9!
At Chinatown Chow Down we’re very excited to be part of a fun upcoming event. The fine folks over at BBQ Films have been planning this shindig for a while, and it’s finally all come together for what is promising to be an unforgettable night of food, beer, and Bruce Lee. With tons of Chef One dumplings to chow down on and Chinese beer to sip, you won’t go hungry or thirsty. There will also be a spectacular performance by the traditional Lion Dance Team from the United East Athletic Association to ring in the new year, a spectacle that will blow you away. But wait, there’s a movie too! The cult classic kung fu flick Enter the Dragon is on tap for a stunning finale to a fantastic night that all takes place just steps from Chinatown. Watch the trailer to get you in the mood and grab your tickets here.
The stream of city app guide just keeps on flowing. And that’s a good thing, especially in a city like New York. There’s no way you can keep up with all the amazing places, events, and happenings around this gigantic town. So it’s time to add a new member to the list: UrbanDig. This app partners with local curators to create cool itineraries around drinking, eating, and exploring. The folks behind UrbanDig contacted Chinatown Chow Down and asked us to create a snack tour of the neighborhood. We were more than happy to oblige. UrbanDig users will get a small taste of the Chow Down, and we’ll get our cool logo out in front of a few more savvy travelers. Oh yeah, did we mention UrbanDig is 100% free? Go ahead and download it. You’ll find some new insights into New York as well their other cities San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Vancouver with even more locations coming soon.