The Year of the Horse makes its gallant entrance this Friday, signifying the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year or, the year 4712 on the Chinese calendar. In Chinese culture, the horse is a symbol of nobility, class, speed and perseverance. To ensure ultimate prosperity and good fortune, make your way to Soul Gastrolounge (1500 Central Ave.) for a special menu celebrating the noble horse. Not to worry, no horse meat on the menu - only the signature fusion of flavor from Soul's executive chef Jason Pound and nightly specials that you've come to expect.
J-Pound is dropping Asian-inspired dishes, like crispy pig ears with Chinese sausage, scallion rice and pickled pac choi along with braised rabbit stuffed wontons in a rabbit broth. For a Kung Fu kick to the skull, order the Dynasty cocktail made with Chivas and gunpowder green tea syrup. DJ Paul Margiotis is spinning records to prosper your ears for the evening.