Dinner at Jing


OBJECT OF DESIRE: Dinner at Jing, prices vary depending on what you order, at 689 9th Avenue (212) 245-0800

Reason #1: To celebrate Chinese New Year, the year of Obama and the Ox (it just so happens that Obama was born in the year of the Ox).

Reason #2: Uber new, this restaurant doesn’t have a website yet, but it has the New York Times stamp of approval.

Reason #3: Because it’s not often that you get a cultural excuse to indulge in egg rolls, beef and broccoli, and chow mein.