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Chinatown Walking Tour: From Coffeehouses to Banquet Halls

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  • Uncover nearly two centuries of Chinese American history in New York through the lens of food while supporting the preservation of Chinese American culture and history..Explore the evolution and diversity of Chinese restaurants in New York City's Chinatown..Examine the impact of immigration patterns on the city's Chinese food scene, and learn how it has changed through the decades.
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Discover the history of Chinese food in New York City on a walking tour of Chinatown's restaurants. Embark on an exciting journey through 180 years of Chinese American history. Trace the evolution of eateries in Chinatown, from the bachelor society coffeehouses of the late 1800s to the chop suey restaurants of the 1940s to today's restaurants dishing up the latest culinary specialties. Follow stories of diversity—the flavors of China's regional cuisines converging in New York City; stories of legacy—Chinatown's sons and daughters who grow up to be entrepreneurs and restaurateurs; and stories of evolution—a constant weaving between the classic and modern, the old and the new.
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