Question: Was 2008 a monumental year for that red giant of a nation we call China? Answer: Does Stami enjoy Benni Bennasi? No debate necessary. But in the Olympic spirit, I’ll finish this race. We all can relate to learning that our favorite childhood Made in China toy was recalled because its high lead content could lead to everything from chest pains to dyslexia. Thanks China, I will always cherish that Malibu Barbie. Hopefully 2009 will bring an end to melamine flavored baby food, because 7/10 babies agree that trend is best left in 2008. And lest we forget Vince Weiguang Li, the world’s most infamous Greyhound passenger, who decided his seat mate was so pretty he wanted his head as a souvenir. That is taking tweaking to a whole new level. Those Chinese, always trying to one up the rest of us. At least Vince left the underage gymnasts alone.
In addition, as if that wasn't enough, Chinese New Year is also just around the corner!! The Year of the Rat (sorry Rat) is out, and the Year of the Ox (Jer-Bear?) is in. As both of our Asians are out this round, we will rely on the kindness of their countrymen (kinda?) to lead us to a BYOB wonderland. The spot is Spring World right in the heart of Chinatown. The big celebrations are a few days away, but hopefully there are festivities and decorations springing (?) up already. Like our group, the menu boasts a wide range of options from simple to exotic. And, again much like our BYOBers, it promises not to disappoint. Although the décor inside is reportedly on the minimal end, I have no doubt our presence will make a loud statement. We will likely be remembered long after our departure.
Dear China - We the BYOB Club will not be intimidated by your amazing 2008 and 38 zillion citizens. We will band together and defeat the fear you have tried to instill in the free world. We say zai jian to 2008, and ni hao to 2009!
What: Spring World
Where: 2109 S China Pl, Chicago
When: January 17, 2008 7:30pm