Community Event

In the Mood for Food: A Chinatown Block Walk

Sunday, September 13, 2020
1 – 6PM

Hosted by Welcome to Chinatown + participating Chinatown businesses

Are you in the mood for food? We might not be able to crowd around a night market right now or sit down for a big family-style feast, but we’ve partnered with Chinatown’s diverse small businesses to curate this taste around town. Proceeds will be donated to participating businesses. The neighborhood, and your stomach thanks you in advance. Questions? Contact chinatown@welcometochinatown.com

Unable to attend? Donate to our Longevity Fund.

What is In the Mood for Food?

 In The Mood for Food is a Chinatown block walk, taking you along the foodie’s footpath from the eyes of a resident. We’re re-imagining the lively experience of eating our way through a night market, the socially-distanced way.

 Through small bites from local businesses, and stops to witness the spirit that makes Chinatown extraordinary, this block walk is a way for your crew to taste the town, while supporting small businesses and bringing the spirit and unique energy back to Chinatown.

 Does this poster look familiar? Good eye! Our block walk was inspired by Wong Kar-Wai’s 2001 film, In The Mood for Love. This iconic Hong Kong film shows us how food plays an integral part in the human experience. We see how love and food are intertwined in Chinese culture. To love is to feed, to nourish, and to come together around the table.

 Chinatown needs our love more than ever. We’re here to say, Chinatown will always be open for business. Thank you for supporting Chinatown, we hope you enjoy your day around this historic, vibrant and delicious neighborhood. Stay safe, chi fan ba! 吃饭吧.

What can you redeem with a ticket?

You will have the option to purchase a vegetarian ticket. Please note, the vegetarian menu will apply to all participating businesses if selected.

Regular Menu

  1. Fong On: Choice of Soy Drink or Herbal Tea

  2. Jing Fong: Honey walnut prawns

  3. Grand Seoul: LA galbi (marinated short ribs) over rice

  4. Soft Swerve: Ube, black sesame, matcha, or frozen hot chocolate ice cream served in a cup or cake cone

  5. Taiwan Bear House: Fried chicken leg snack

  6. Tonii’s Fresh Rice Roll: Rice roll and sponge cake

  7. Wing on Wo & Co.: Surprise gift! (not a food item)

Vegetarian Menu

  1. Fong On: Choice of Soy Drink or Herbal Tea

  2. Jing Fong: Braised tofu with mushroom over a bed of rice

  3. Grand Seoul: Korean spicy rice cakes with Ggoma kimbap

  4. Soft Swerve: Ube, black sesame, matcha, or frozen hot chocolate ice cream served in a cup or cake cone

  5. Taiwan Bear House: Braised tofu skin and daikon

  6. Tonii’s Fresh Rice Roll: Vegetable rice roll and sponge cake

  7. Wing on Wo & Co.: Surprise gift! (not a food item)

How it works

-Pick up your stamp map on the day of. This will be used to redeem the item at each stop. Welcome to Chinatown will provide a time and central location in Chinatownfor pickup 2 days before the event.

-At each stop: (1) A face covering must be worn (2) Practice social distancing and keep your mask on while waiting for your turn (3) Let the business know you are here for the In The Mood for Food event OR find the In The Mood for Food sign, and present your stamp map to redeem item. (4) Business will stamp your map to mark redemption
-Choose your own pace, order and adventure! Grab everything at once to enjoy in a park, and walk it off after. Or, go on a stroll between each meal. Dishes can be redeemed in any order, at any time in your chosen time frame. So choose a path that works for you.
-Is the line a bit long? Hop to the next spot and come back later. Or go check out one of our points of interest!
-In between food stops, explore and move around the neighborhood while practicing safe social distancing. We will be sharing tips on favorite local stops, murals and photo spots around town!

-All tickets are final and non-refundable. The event will be held rain or shine.

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