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FREE Chinatown Dumpling Crawl

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Santacon is that special holiday where droves of people dress up like Santa to roam the streets with no particular destination. Except when the Santas realize they need sustenance other than cookies and beer. Last year, my other Santa, our reindeer and I went to a place called “Excellent Dumpling” solely because we thought the name was hilarious. The dumplings were pretty good, but the true magic came from walking into a restaurant to see the entire place full of Santas pausing from saying “ho, ho, ho” to shovel food into their mouths and greeting each other with “Hey Santa.” Tomorrow night, join an equally random group of people and roam through Chinatown with a very specific purpose: dumplings. The October Dumpling Crawl is a lovely stroll through Chinatown that stops in some of the best places to get soup dumplings, potstickers, etc all for less than $2 a pop. Scorecards and maps will be provided. You won’t even want a Santa suit; it’d just detract from the dumplings.

October Dumpling Crawl
Meet at The Pit at Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Chrystie and Broome Streets [Manhattan]

Tuesday, October 13 6:30 pm

FREE, but bring money for dumplings
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Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.