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Posts tagged ‘Chinatown Ice Cream Factory’

Spring Forward

I didn’t realize what a hard winter we were having until it got warmer this week and everything became SO much easier.  I was in a neighborhood shop the other day when someone asked what I’d been up to.  My mind drew a complete blank – I couldn’t remember what I’d been up to because I felt like I’d just woken up.  We’ve been so storm tossed the past couple of months that it felt like winter was having us.  It’s been weeks of face down, boots on and scurrying from one place to another.  All that changed overnight – which it always does though I always forget.

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Lucky Red Cakes

Last night Powerhouse Arena in DUMBO hosted a party for Jennifer 8. Lee’s The Fortune Cookie Chronicles.  It was a great event with Chinese ice cream, Thai beer, and lucky cakes from the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory.  Lee showed footage from her research into the true origins of General Tso’s chicken, chop suey and fortune cookies among others.  It’s a great story about cultural adaptation and reminds us all that immigrants who speak with accents don’t necessarily think with them.