Smorgasburg Miami announces return of Chinese Lunar New Year celebration

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Smorgasburg Miami announces return of Chinese Lunar New Year celebration
There will be a robust schedule of interactive activities and entertainment throughout the weekend.

Smorgasburg Miami, Miami’s largest outdoor-food market, has announced the return of its Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in collaboration with local food personality and event producer Wok Star Eleanor Hoh.

One of the venue’s most attended events of the year, the festivities will take place at Smorgasburg’s Friday night market, “Smorgasburg on Lincoln Road” on Friday, Feb. 16, as well as in Wynwood from Friday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 18. The weekend promises an immersive experience of Asian culture, music and a delectable array of dishes from various southeast Asian countries.

Following the success of last year’s celebration, which drew nearly 45,000 attendees over two days, the team is taking it up a notch this year with an even grander celebration that will transform Smorgasburg Miami into a vibrant atmosphere with captivating decorations, activities and entertainment.

The free open-to-the-public event will feature a dozen guest vendors showcasing different Asian cuisines as well as Asian-inspired specials from Smorgasburg’s existing vendors.

Guests will have the opportunity to try dishes from Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, China and Vietnam with items such as peking duck hand rolls, made-to-order papaya salad and sushi rolls as well as desserts and drinks including mochi donuts, ube taro milk tea and lychee mansi. Mai Tai cocktails, Gekkeikan Chilled Sake and Asahi Rice Lager from the Smorgasburg Bar are highly recommended to pair with Asian food.

On the retail side, Gretz Jewelry will be on-site with authentic pearl jewelry from the Philippines.

There will be a robust schedule of interactive activities and entertainment throughout the weekend including the much anticipated and popular lion dance, calligraphy classes, origami workshops, sneaker art workshop, live music, a lantern ceremony, karaoke, horoscope readings and more

Cultural workshops include Calligraphy led by Ms. Dan’s Chinese, Origami and Calligraphy by Mayako Nakamura and Akiko Iwata from Ichimura Miami Japanese Garden, and Origami by Japanese artist Hiroko Matsumura as well as Korean artist Rosanna Kalis with sneaker art.

Special, one-weekend-only guest vendors and their highlighted dishes include:
Chef Norlan (Japanese) – Crispy Tuna and Salmon Rolls
Cilantro 27 (Japanese Peruvian) – Tuna Nikkei Crudo
Dot’s Thai Food (Thailand) – Papaya Salad made fresh to order
Krakatoa Cuisine (Indonesian) – Slow cooked beef in bumbu merah seasoning
Kapamilya (Filipino) – Ube Cheese Pandesal
Land N’ Sea (Chinese) – Peking Roast Duck Hand Rolls
Patok by Rach (Filipino) – Crispy Lechon
Teppanyaki Pro (Japanese) – Teriyaki Chicken and Hibachi Ribeye Steak
Tuna Only Fans (Japanese) – Sushi Hand Rolls with dramatic ice show
Umai 305 (Japanese) – Mochi Donuts and Corn Dogs
Yen’s Kitchen (Vietnamese) – Banh Mi, fried skewers, chicken wings
Zuru Ramen (Japanese) – Tonkotsu Ramen

Specialty items to look out for from existing Smorgasburg vendors:
Suki Llama – Dragon Roll
Santo Dulce Churros! – Red Velvet Churro with Fortune Cookie
Elote Lovers – Elote en Vaso with Chicken Teriyaki
• Nothing Butt Oxtail Inc. – Oxtail Rice Bowl
D’Pura Cepa – Borí-Asian Egg Roll Sampler
Logan & Co NYC – Lychee Mansi
Tio Paella – Cantonese Fried Rice with Chinese Sausage
Kitty Boba Teahouse – Ube Taro Milk Tea

Hours of operation for Chinese Lunar New Year are:
• Feb. 16 @ Lincoln Road, 5:30-10:30 p.m.
• Feb. 16 @ Wynwood, 6 p.m.-midnight
• Feb. 17 @ Wynwood, noon-10 p.m.
• Feb. 18 @ Wynwood, noon-8 p.m.

Smorgasburg Miami is located at 2600 NW Second Ave. in the heart of Wynwood; the Friday night market on Lincoln Road is located at 1100 Lincoln Rd. in Miami Beach. For additional event information, follow Smorgasburg Miami on Instagram @smorgasburgmiami or visit

About Smorgasburg Miami
Smorgasburg Miami operates every Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 8 p.m., at 2600 NW Second Ave., next to the Wynwood Walls. Smorgasburg Miami features 60-plus of the best-in-class food vendors from Miami and beyond as well as a specially curated section of retail vendors. The market also features live music and a full bar serving natural wine, specialty cocktails, and craft beer.




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